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Swedish heavy metal titans Amon Amarth have announced a headline tour of the U.S. for January and February 2014 in support of newly released album "Deceiver of The Gods."
Very special guest on the dates will be Enslaved with additional support from Skeletonwitch.
Amon Amarth's Johan Hegg comments, "After our successful part of the Rockstar Mayhem Festival this summer, it is with great confidence we'll be heading back to North America as the headliner in January. We are proud and happy to announce that our friends in Enslaved and Skeletonwitch will be supporting us on this raid and pillage tour across the continent! Come and join us for all the fun of a real metal show! WE. SHALL.DESTROY!"
Dates are as follows: More...
The night of August 8th was to mark the first appearance of Amon Amarth and Children of Bodom in Nashville, TN at Marathon Music Works. In what was to be a night packed with unfortunate surprises, the venue ended up being changed (and subsequently downsized) to a smaller venue known as the Exit/In, which sold out completely. Adding to that, it was announced shortly before the first set of the night that Children of Bodom would not play their set, due to the hospitalization of Bodom front man Alexi Laiho.
Some of the attendees decided to take a refund and leave after the announcement had been made, clearly Bodom loyalists. Most of the audience stayed for the duration of the show, as it was also announced that Battlecross, Huntress, and Amon Amarth would be playing longer sets to make up for the absence of the co-headliners. Those who stayed were at least treated to a blistering few sets, easily making up for the price of admission. Amon Amarth prepared an especially powerful set that turned the packed venue's air into a murky soup of hot sweat. More...
Jägermeister has been a proud sponsor of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival since its inception and this year is no different.
This year the festival stage is being headlined by Machine Head, a legendary JagerWorld experience, The Metal of Honor Award, the brand’s first-ever Guitar Shred-Meister competition, Celebrity Chef signings, and daily artist signings for those of legal drinking age.
Chef Chris Santos will join the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival for the remainder of the summer, where he will be taking part in signings at the Jägermeister booth, co-hosting the Shred-Meister competition, cooking Jägermeister-infused recipes at the official after-parties and for artists, and whipping up private meals for the headlining artists.
“I'm beyond excited to be joining the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on behalf of Jagermeister and to spread the word about the Jägermeister 'Charred' BBQ Contest happening this summer,” states Santos. “I'll be doing signings daily and roaming the festival all day so if you see me grab me and say hello and we'll chat about Jäger or hit the pit!”
The chef's appearances are all a part of the “Charred, Earn your Place at the Pit” BBQ Competition, a search for the best grill recipes incorporating Jägermeister. The challenge, which kicked off in June, is divided into three categories: Cow, Bird, and Hog, from which Santos selects one winner per category. More...
Swedish melodic death metal outfit Amon Amarth has announced that the group will be embarking on a headline tour of Europe this November and December in support of newly released studio album "Deceiver of The Gods."
Very special guest on all dates will be the legendary Carcass with additional support from Hell. Tickets for all shows can be purchased here. Comments Amon Amarth's Johan Hegg:
"Get ready Europe 'cause we are going on our first head-line tour in about two years, supporting our new album 'Deceiver of the Gods'! We're extremely proud to announce Death Metal legends Carcass as main support, and Britain's most splendid madmen in Hell as opening act! It's time to burn, pillage and plunder across Europe with the most crushing tour package ever!"
Carcass's Jeff Walker comments, "Carcass is extremely flattered & honoured having been press ganged by invitation into thralldom supporting everyone's favourite Nordic Musical Corsairs Amon Amarth. Lock up your daughters, your mothers, your grandmothers and in the case of Carcass your dead grandmothers - this tour is coming to rape & pillage your hearing. .....and leave you in the morning having made you breakfast in bed." More...
After recently supporting Megadeth in the U.K. and being awarded "Best New Band" at the Golden Gods, Bleed From Within is thrilled to announce the band has been confirmed for the U.K. leg of the Metal Hammer Defenders Of The Faith tour featuring Amon Amarth, Carcass, and Hell. Dates are as follows:
11-12-13 (UK) Birmingham - O2 Academy
11-13-13 (UK) Manchester - O2 Academy
11-14-13 (UK) Glasgow - Barrowland
11-15-13 (UK) Bristol - O2 Academy
11-17-13 (UK) London - Forum
Bleed From Within has also prepared a clip giving you an intimate insight into life on the road with Megadeth. Check it out below. Bleed From Within is touring in support of current album "Uprising" and can also be seen this summer on the following festivals and tour dates:
7-6-13 (D) Muenster - Vainstream Rockfest
7-20-13 (B) Dour - Dour Festival
7-21-13 (D) Cologne - MTC
7-22-13 (D) Munich - Hansa 39
7-23-13 (SLO) Tolmin - Metaldays
7-27-13 (UK) Redhill, Surrey - Robin Cooks Farm, Redfest
7-28-13 (UK) Bournemouth, Burnout Festival
8-9-13 (UK) Kingston - Kingston Peel
8-10-13 (UK) Oxford - O2 Academy 2
8-11-13 (UK) Bridgend - Throwfest
8-24-13 (AT) Kapfenberg - Overdrive Encore Festival
9-14-13 (UK) Hampshire - Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Butserfest More...
Amon Amarth will soon be releasing the "Father of the Wolf" music video, and now the band has released a teaser for the coming clip. Check out the trailer below.
"Father of the Wolf" comes off the band's latest album "Deceiver Of The Gods," released earlier this week. The album's track listing is:
1. Deceiver of the Gods
2. As Loke Falls
3. Father of the Wolf
4. Shape Shifter
5. Under Siege
6. Blood Eagle
7. We Shall Destroy
9. Coming of the Tide
10. Warriors of the North More...
With Amon Amarth's "Deceiver of the Gods" less than a week away, the entire album has now been made available online for pre-listening. Hear for yourself, for a limited time, courtesy of Ultimate-Guitar at this location or in the player below.
"Deceiver Of The Gods" was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, U.K. and produced, mixed, and mastered by Andy Sneap (Opeth, Megadeth, Exodus, Arch Enemy, Killswitch Engage).
The album will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records June 25th, in Europe June 21st/24th and Japan on June 26th. Special preorder packages are still available at this location.
Amon Amarth is also preparing to return to North America next week opening the main stage of this year’s edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest set to commence June 29th in San Bernardino. See confirmed dates below. More...
Amon Amarth is streaming the new track "Father of the Wolf." The song appears on the upcoming Loki-centric LP "Deceiver of the Gods," which will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records on June 25th, in Europe June 21st/24th, and Japan on June 26th.
The track listing for "Deceiver of the Gods" is:
1. Deceiver of the Gods
2. As Loke Falls
3. Father of the Wolf
4. Shape Shifter
5. Under Siege
6. Blood Eagle
7. We Shall Destroy
9. Coming of the Tide
10. Warriors of the North
Check out "Father of the Wolf" here: More...
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is proud to announce the partnership of iHome and Metal of Honor, an awareness and fundraising effort focused on the needs and challenges of active duty military, veterans, and their families.
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has supported Hope For The Warriors and the Pathway Home, both national not-for-profit organizations dedicated to the many challenges facing veterans, since their inception.
“Giving back and showing gratitude to those that have sacrificed for all of us and those who continue to sacrifice is the message we want to spread,” comment Mayhem producers John Reese and Kevin Lyman.
As a part of this effort, all ,ilitary personnel will be allowed early entry to the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival shows with military I.D. All military veterans are encouraged to go to the Metal of Honor tent, located in the festival area, to obtain a wristband and information on the various charities supporting their needs. More...
In celebration of its impending North American release just one week away, today Metal Insider offers up an exclusive track-by-track video premiere of Amon Amarth's "Deceiver of the Gods."
The art clip includes snippets of each of the record's ten tracks. Additionally, fans can enjoy the accompanying written commentary discussing the themes of each song as relayed by vocalist Johan Hegg. Check out the clip here or in the player below.
"Deceiver of the Gods" will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records on June 25th, in Europe June 21st/24th, and Japan on June 26th.
Following a run of European festival dates already underway, Amon Amarth will be opening the main stage of this year's edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest set to commence June 29th in San Bernardino. See confirmed dates below. More...
British extreme metal legends Carcass have been confirmed to team up with Amon Amarth on an upcoming European run. Jeff Walker commented:
"We are extremely happy and flattered to have been invited by the mighty Amon Amarth on their forthcoming raids upon the fatherland and it's borders.
"Carcass has not played a club tour in Germany for TWENTY YEARS!!! Yes I repeat TWENTY YEARS! This is gonna be great with both bands playing songs from their new killer albums 'Deceiver of The Gods' and 'Surgical Steel.' Anglo-Nordic Death Metal über Deutschland!" More...
The final segment of Amon Amarth's "Forging Mjölnir" mini documentary is online today. The three-part account comes in celebration of the band's forthcoming new studio offering, "Deceiver of the Gods," set for worldwide release later this month.
Directed by Luke Daley, the striking black and white film offers candid commentary with each member on a host of subjects. Watch the concluding clip where the Amon Amarth collective discusses the struggles of tour life, recording, and hopes for the future at this location. You can also catch the band live: More...
In anticipation of the release of ninth studio offering, "Deceiver of the Gods," Swedish death metal tyrants Amon Amarth today unleash the second in special three-part mini documentary. Titled "Forging Mjölnir," the crisp black and white film was directed by Luke Daley and offers up intimate interviews with the band.
Check out the first and second clips in the series at this location (Facebook login required). Guitarist Olavi Mikkonen also comments on the new album:
"We decided fairly early that we should go all-in on the songwriting for this album. If we had ideas or riffs that were perhaps a little too thrash oriented or traditional-metal sounding for AMON - or that were maybe too AMON or perhaps similar to what we had done in the past - we would still keep them as long as we really liked them. A few years back we would pass on those ideas and riffs, while now we feel it was right to just go with it. I think the result is that the songs are wider, they have stronger melodies, they are better composed with lots of dynamics in them, and there are no fillers or blanks on there. Everything is as good as it can possibly be, and reflects just how driven we were to make this a great record."
"Deceiver of the Gods" was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire UK and produced, mixed, and mastered by Andy Sneap (Opeth, Megadeth, Exodus, Arch Enemy, Killswitch Engage). As an added bonus, Messiah Marcolin (Candlemass) makes an appearance as guest vocalist on eighth track, "Hel." The "Deceiver of the Gods" album will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records June 25th, in Europe June 21st/24th, and Japan on June 26th. Catch the band live: More...
Today Amon Amarth unveils the first of a special three-part mini documentary titled "Forging Mjölnir."
Filmed and directed by Luke Daley, the up close and personal clip - which includes stunning black and white nature footage and Norse artwork - celebrates the imminent release of the band's ninth studio offering, "Deceiver of the Gods." Watch the segment at this location (Facebook account for login required).
"Deceiver of the Gods" was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, UK, and produced, mixed, and mastered by Andy Sneap (Opeth, Megadeth, Exodus, Arch Enemy, Killswitch Engage).
Following a run of European festival dates next month, Amon Amarth will be opening the main stage of this year's edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest set to commence June 29th in San Bernardino. See confirmed dates below. More...
Today melodic death metal legion Amon Amarth reveals a trailer for the band's forthcoming mini documentary which can be viewed below. Fittingly titled "Forging Mjölnir," the short film will appear as a three-part series with each official segment slated to premiere via the band’s microsite here.
The "Forging Mjölnir" documentary comes in anticipation of Amon Amarth’s ninth studio offering, "Deceiver of the Gods." The album will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records June 25th, in Europe June 21st/24th, and Japan on June 26th.
Following a run of European festival dates next month, Amon Amarth will be opening the main stage of this year’s edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest set to commence June 29th in San Bernardino. See confirmed dates below.
Check out the newly posted live video of “Guardians of Asgaard” from Amon Amarth's performance at 2012’s Summer Breeze Festival in Germany below. More footage from this show will also be premiering online soon.
As was previously announced, Amon AMarth will release new album "Deceiver of the Gods" this coming June. The offering was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, UK, and produced, mixed, and mastered by Andy Sneap (Opeth, Megadeth, Exodus, Arch Enemy, Killswitch Engage).
The cover art was, once again, completed by Tom Thiel, and depicts a mythical battle between the Norse gods Loki and Thor. Fans will also recognize a special appearance on this album with Messiah Marcolin (Candlemass) providing guest vocals for eighth song, “Hel.”
Melodic death metal heroes Amon Amarth are pleased to unveil the details of their ninth studio album. Titled "Deceiver of the Gods," the offering was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, U.K. and produced, mixed, and mastered by Andy Sneap.
The cover art was, once again, completed by Tom Thiel and depicts a mythical battle between the Norse Gods Loki & Thor. Fans will also recognize a special appearance on this album with Messiah Marcolin (Candlemass) providing guest vocals for eighth song, "Hel."
"Deceiver of the Gods" will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records June 25th, in Europe June 21st/24th and Japan on June 26th. Comments vocalist Johan Hegg:
"We feel very excited about this new album, and personally I feel that Deceiver of the Gods is the strongest album we've ever done. By far! I'm confident that all our fans will enjoy this 'punch-in-the-face-of-a-record!"
Opening title track and first single, "Deceiver of the Gods" is currently streaming at the band's official Metal Blade page where you'll also find special pre-order info. The track listing is: More...
Amon Amarth has revealed the cover artwork for new album "Deceiver of the Gods," which can be viewed below. The band also comments:
"The cover depicts the last battle between the Gods and Loki who arrives at Vigridr field accompanied by the army of the dead during Ragnarok, the end of the world. We hope you enjoy it."
The lineup for the sixth annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival was announced today. Artists performing on the 2013 fest include main stage metal and horror legend, festival closer, ROB ZOMBIE, plus, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and a lineup that includes additional main stage bands MASTODON and AMON AMARTH. The festival area is led by stage closers CHILDREN OF BODOM and MACHINE HEAD as well as BEHEMOTH, JOB FOR A COWBOY, EMMURE, BORN OF OSIRIS, MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, BUTCHER BABIES, BATTLECROSS, HUNTRESS, THROWN INTO EXILE and CITY IN THE SEA. Four stages will be presented this year for the first time ever and the stages include the ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAIN STAGE, THE JAGERMEISTER STAGE, MUSICIANS INSTITUTE STAGE, as well as, the SUMERIAN RECORDS/HEADBANG FOR THE HIGHWAY CONCOURSE STAGE, (local bands performing on the Sumerian Records/Headbang for the Highway Stage will be announced in June).
All tickets go on sale March 22nd at 12:00 Noon local venue time via www.rockstarmayhemfest.com or www.livenation.com. The tour will stop in 26 cities across the United States and Canada as it makes its way to the Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas on August 4th, 2013. The latest Mayhem Festival 2013 tour dates and venues are listed below: More...
Swedish melodic death metal act Amon Amarth announced that former Candlemass/Memento Mori vocalist Messiah Marcolin will be a guest vocalist on the band's new LP.
The band revealed the following picture from the studio sessions with Marcolin, simply stating "Our friend Messiah Marcolin came by the studio today!"
More news on the new album is expected shortly. More...