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Formed: 1992
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

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Amon Amarth Video Interview Available

Loudtv.net has posted a video interview online with Amon Amarth before a show in Paris. You can check out the interview clip below.

Amon Amarth also recently announced more upcoming European tour dates, and a clip of Amon Amarth performing live with Entombed can be found here.

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Amon Amarth Performs With Entombed Vocalist

A performance footage has made its way online featuring Amon Amarth performing with Entombed vocalist L.G. Petrov. The video, which includes the track "Guardians Of Asgaard" can be viewed in the player below. You can also check out the some upcoming Amon Amarth tour dates at this location.

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Amon Amarth Announces More European Shows

Swedish metal act Amon Amarth has just finished a European tour (with support from The Black Dahlia Murder) and is about to return to North America in August for a second headline tour in support of "Surtur Rising" (reviewed here).

With no rest for the wicked Amon Amarth has also now just confirmed a six-week headlining tour through Europe for the fall. The tour kicks off October 12th in Stuttgart, Germany and ends 45 days later on November, 26th in Prague, Czech Republic. Direct support will be from As I Lay Dying, and currently announced dates are as follows:

12/10/11 – DE – Stuttgart – LKA
13/10/11 – FR – Strasbourg – La Laiterie
14/10/11 – DE – Passau – Metal Invasion Festival
15/10/11 – DE – Berlin – Huxleys
16/10/11 – DE – Leipzig – Hellraiser
18/10/11 – DE – Bremen – Aladin
19/10/11 – LU – Luxembourg – Sportzentrum Differdange
20/10/11 – DE – Neu-Isenburg – Hugenottenhalle
21/10/11 – DE – Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
22/10/11 – NL – Hengelo – Metropol
23/10/11 – UK – London – HVM Forum
25/10/11 – FR – Rennes – L´Etage
26/10/11 – NL – Eindhoven – Effenaar
27/10/11 – FR – Lille – Aeronet
28/10/11 – FR – St. Etienne – Le Fil
30/10/11 – ES – Bilbao – Rock Star *
01/11/11 – PT – Lisboa – Incrivel Almadense *
02/11/11 – PT – Porto – Hard Club *
03/11/11 – ES – Santiago de Compostela – Capitol *
04/11/11 – ES – Madrid – Heineken *
05/11/11 – ES – Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2 *
07/11/11 – CH – Zürich – Komplex 457
08/11/11 – IT – Treviso – New Age
09/11/11 – IT – Bologna – Estragon
11/11/11 – CH – Lausanne – Les Docks
12/11/11 – DE – Kaufbeuren – All-Kart Halle
13/11/11 – AT – Graz – Orpheum
15/11/11 – SI – Ljubljana – Cvetlicarna Media Park Club
16/11/11 – HR – Zagreb – Bogaloo
18/11/11 – BG – Sofia – Yubilena Hall
19/11/11 – RO – Bucharest – Arenele Romane
21/11/11 – HU – Budapest – Club 202
23/11/11 – AT – Linz – Posthof
24/11/11 – AT – Wien – Gasometer
26/11/11 – CZ – Prague – Masters Of Rock
* shows without As I Lay Dying

You can also check out a show report from a recent Amon Amarth show in Springfield, VA by heading over here.

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Amon Amarth To Return To North America

Swedish extreme metal outfit Amon Amarth has announced that the band will be returning to North America this August, where the group will once again be performing "Evening with Amon Amarth" shows. A message from the band reads as follows:

"Yes, it is true! We are coming back to tour North America. The spring tour turned out to be so successful, and we had such a great time playing the double sets each night, that we decided to bring 'An Evening With Amon Amarth' to the rest of the continent, including Canada! We will perform the new album in its entirety, and after that we’re doing a revised second set with all the classics as well as some wild-cards."

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Amon Amarth Video Interview Available

A new video interview has been posted online between Amon Amarth guitarist Olavi Mikkonen and Blank TV. You can view the interview in the player below.

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An Evening with Amon Amarth in Springfield, VA

The last “An Evening with...” tour that I saw was Metallica’s arena tour in the early ‘90s, which happened to be one of the best shows I’ve ever seen. It’s a great concept that I’m surprised more bands don’t try. I was happy to hear that Amon Amarth was putting on such a tour. Playing their latest album in its entirety for the first half of their set, followed by a complete set of other material was the perfect choice, seeing how great “Surtur Rising” is.

As it turns out, “An Evening with Amon Amarth” was not the original plan for this tour, but it could not have turned out any better. More...

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Amon Amarth Video Interview Posted Online

Jamie of Hardrockchick.com interviewed Amon Amarth drummer Fredrik Andersson outside of the White Rabbit in San Antonio before the band's show. They discussed Dethklok comparisons, American bands potentially playing viking metal, and the Norway/Sweden metal rivalry, landing on the Billboard charts with their latest album, "Surtur Rising," and the band's current tour, of course. Check it out below:

If you haven't already, check out our own interview with Fredrik and our show report from Chicago.

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2011 Metalfest Open Air Trailer Posted

A new video trailer has been posted online to promote the forthcoming 2011 editions of the Metalfest Open Air events in Austria and Germany. Metalfest 2011 will take place between May 27th to 29th. You can view the trailer below.

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Amon Amarth Ensures Surtur Rose in Chicago

It won’t surprise you to know that I loved this show (natch – when do I see shows I’m not going to like?). But I had been looking forward to this show more than many others, because: 1) I had never seen Amon Amarth play live before. 2) I haven’t been to “An Evening With” show for quite some time, probably not for eight or nine years when I saw Dream Theater do it (they covered the entirety of “Master of Puppets” during that show, which was neat). And 3) Chicago, due to its geographic placement within the larger U.S., tends not to get opening or closing shows of tours, and in the handful of first/last tour stops I have seen, the bands always have a bit more pep.

Clearly much of the Midwest had also been looking forward to Amon Amarth’s first show of this North American “An Evening With Amon Amarth” Tour, as it was sold out well before the date, and a local brewery (Three Floyd’s Brewing Co.) made a beer especially for Amon Amarth (Ragnarok Brew). So, with sword, teeth, eyes and ass firmly clenched, I steadied myself as the lights dimmed, the opening hymms from “Surtur Rising” slowly slipped into the hall, and the noise from the crowd became deafening… More...

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Amon Amarth Enters Billboard Charts

Swedish extreme metal outfit Amon Amarth has entered the Billboard album charts at number 34 after selling over 15,000 copies of the band's latest studio album, "Surtur Rising." The album has also entered the Billboard Top Independent Albums at number 6, number 1 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums and number 10 on the Indy/Small Chain Core Store Chart. The record has also done well in Canada, where it has debuted at number 19 on the Canadian album chart.

The album has also done well in Europe, entering the German album charts at number 8, Austria's Top 40 Chart at number 12 and Switzerland's Top 100 at number 20.

Metalunderground.com also recently conducted an interview with Amon Amarth about the new album, which can be read by heading over to this location.

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Amon Amarth Streaming Entire New Album

Bloody-Disgusting.com will be streaming Amon Amarth's upcoming album "Surtur Rising" in its entirety starting at 11:59 PM EST on March 25th, 2011. Scheduled for North American release via Metal Blade on March 29th, 2011, the record, which was voted among Decibel Magazine's most anticipated albums of 2011, marks the eighth studio offering from the melodic death metal tyrants. The stream ends at 11:59 PM EST on March 28th, 2011.

To check out "Surtur Rising," point your browser to this location at midnight. You can also check out Metalunderground.com's review of album by heading here.

Amon Amarth has the following upcoming tour dates:

4/14/2011 The Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL
4/15/2011 Station 4 - Saint Paul, MN
4/16/2011 Granada Theater - Lawrence, KS
4/17/2011 The Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
4/19/2011 Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR
4/20/2011 Showbox Sodo - Seattle, WA
4/22/2011 The Regency - San Francisco, CA
4/23/2011 Ace Of Spades - Sacramento, CA
4/24/2011 House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA
4/25/2011 Nile Theatre - Mesa, AZ
4/27/2011 White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
4/29/2011 Culture Room - Fort Lauderdale, FL
4/30/2011 Beacham Theatre - Orlando, FL
5/01/2011 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
5/02/2011 Jaxx - Springfield, VA
5/03/2011 Peabody’s - Cleveland, OH
5/05/2011 Best Buy Theater - New York, NY
5/06/2011 Theatre Of Living Arts - Philadelphia, PA
5/07/2011 Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA

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Amon Amarth Covers System Of A Down

Audio has surfaced online of Amon Amarth's cover of the System of a Down track "Aerials." The track is featured as a "Surtur Rising" downloadable track on copies ordered through FYE stores in the United States. You can stream the track in the player below. "Surtur Rising" will arrive in stores on March 29, 2011 through Metal Blade Records.

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Amon Amarth "Surtur Rising" DVD Footage Posted

Footage from the bonus live DVD being included with Amon Amarth's forthcoming full length album "Surtur Rising" has surfaced online. The bonus DVD is titled "Bloodshed Over Bochum" and is included with various editions of "Surtur Rising," which will be released on March 29, 2011 through Metal Blade Records. You can view the footage below.

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Amon Amarth Posts Another New Song Online

Swedish viking influenced death metal group Amon Amarth has posted another new song online from the band's highly anticipated new studio album, "Surter Rising." You can check out the song "For Victory Or Death" by heading to Germany's Metal Hammer magazine website.

"Surtur Rising" is scheduled to be released in North America on March 29th and was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Fascination Street Studios Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren and bears cover art by Tom Thiel. You can also check out the previously uploaded song "War of the Gods" at this location.

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Amon Amarth Posts "Slaves Of Fear" Song

The Deciblog has premiered the song "Slaves Of Fear," the fourth track off Amon Amarth's upcoming new full-length "Surtur Rising." Scheduled for North American release via Metal Blade on March 29th, 2011, the record marks the eighth studio offering from the band.

To hear "Slaves Of Fear" and read what drummer Fredrik Andersson has to say about the track, visit this location.

In related news, Amon Amarth front man Johan Hegg recently caught up with Metal Blade TV for a track-by-track breakdown of "Surtur Rising," named in tribute to Surtur, leader of the fire giants of Muspelheim ("flame land") and the oldest being in the nine worlds of Norse mythology. You can check out the clip below.

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Amon Amarth Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Swedish melodic death metal outfit Amon Amarth has announced that the band will be embarking on a headlining tour of the United States this April. The tour will feature Amon Amarth performing two sets every night, one consisting of the new album "Surtur Rising" in full.

Elaborated drummer Fredrik Andersson: "We're really excited about the upcoming album, Surtur Rising. And what better way to showcase it by playing the full album on our first US tour for Surtur Rising?! It's definitely a unique opportunity for our fans because not only will the album be performed live but a second set with material from our previous albums will take place. We want our fans to really experience Amon Amarth."

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Amon Amarth Posts New Song Online

Swedish melodic death metal act Amon Amarth has posted a new song online, taken from its forthcoming album "Surtur Rising." The track, titled "War of the Gods," is available for streaming in the player below. "Surtur Rising" will be released in North America on March 29, 2011 through Metal Blade Records.

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Amon Amarth Reveals New Album Artwork

Swedish viking metal outfit Amon Amarth has revealed the front cover artwork for the band's forthcoming new studio album, "Surtur Rising." You can check it out below. The album will be released on March 29th in North America through Metal Blade Records. The band has also revealed the track listing for the album, which is as follows:

"War Of The Gods"
"Töck's Taunt - Loke's Treachery Part II"
"Destroyer Of The Universe"
"Slaves Of Fear"
"Live Without Regrets"
"The Last Stand Of Frej"
"For Victory Or Death"
"Wrath Of The Norsemen"
"A Beast Am I"
"Doom Over Dead Man" More...

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The Black Dahlia Murder Confirms Festival Date

American death metal act The Black Dahlia Murder has confirmed that it will be appearing at the Austrian edition of Metalfest 2011, set to take place between May 27th, 28th and 29th, 2011. The event will be taking place at Mining am Inn, Austria.

The confirmed line-up includes:


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Amon Amarth Announces European Headline Tour

Swedish melodic death metal act Amon Amarth has revealed the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of Europe. Support on the trek will come from label mates The Black Dahlia Murder. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

May 13 - Oslo, NOR - Betong
May 14 - Stockholm, SWE - Tyrol
May 15 - Gothenburg, SWE - Tradgarn (no BLACK DAHLIA MURDER)
May 17 - Copenhagen, DEN - Vega
May 18 - Hamburg, GER - Grosse Freiheit 36
May 19 - Antwerp, BEL - Hof Ter Lo
May 20 - Amsterdam, NET - Melkweg
May 21 - Cologne, GER - E-Werk
May 22 - Paris, FRA - Elysee Montmarte
May 24 - Munich, GER - Tonhalle
May 25 - Milan, ITA - Limelight
May 27 - Dessau, GER - Metalfest Germany
May 28 - Mining, AUT - Metalfest Austria
May 29 - Pratteln, SWI - Metalfest Switzerland

Amon Amarth has set "Surtur Rising" as the title of its eighth studio album, due for release on March 29, 2011 through Metal Blade Records.

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