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

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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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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:

AMON AMARTH
SABATON
CRADLE OF FILTH
ARCH ENEMY
WINTERSUN
SAXON
AMORPHIS
EQUILIBRIUM
ENTOMBED
SODOM
WATAIN
PRIMORDIAL
RAGE
EISREGEN
DESTRUCTION
ARKONA
BELPHEGOR
SUICIDAL ANGELS
KALMAH
MERCENARY
WHILE HEAVEN WEPT
SECRETS OF THE MOON
KRISIUN
MILKING THE GOATMACHINE
THAUROROD
KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI
ALCEST
EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER
WE BUTTER THE BREAD WITH BUTTER
NEAERA

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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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Just For Fun

Slaughter of the Bluegrass Covers Amon Amarth

Slaughter of the Bluegrass, the band who plays unplugged versions of death metal songs using traditional bluegrass instruments and arrangement ideas and try to keep the essence of each song they cover, has released a cover of Amon Amarth's "Twilight of the Thunder God."

You can listen to it below or download the MP3 for free here.

You can still download their previous two covers of At The Gates' "Blinded By Fear" and Dark Tranquility's "Punish My Heaven" for free as well.

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Amon Amarth Announces New Tour Dates

Amon Amarth has issued the following update about the band's new album and announcement about new tour dates:

"We have set 'Surtur Rising' as the title for our upcoming album. It will be released spring 2011. At the moment we are wrapping up the last bits of recording and everything is sounding good so far. More details will follow soon! Three more shows have been confirmed for next year, they are: 18.MAY (DE) HAMBURG / Grosse Freiheit 36, 21.MAY (DE) KÖLN / E-Werk, and 24.MAY (DE) MUNICH / Tonhalle."

The upcoming Amon Amarth tour dates in 2011 are as follows: More...

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Amon Amarth Reveals New Album Release Date

Swedish viking metal favourites Amon Amarth have announced that the name of their forthcoming new studio album will be "Surtur Rising." The record is expected to hit the shelves on March 29th next year through Metal Blade Records. Stay tuned for further album information as it becomes available.

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Amon Amarth Working On New Album

Amon Amarth has issued the following announcement about working on a new album:

"A new beginning! The last couple of months we have been busy working on our follow up to 'Twilight of the Thunder God.' Ten songs were written and on October 1 we started tracking drums for the album in Park Studios. After a short trip to Tokyo, which included our first ever show in Japan at the renowned Loud Park festival, we continued tracking bass and guitars at Fascination Street studios. Recordings have been going well and we are now more than half-way through and the album starts to take shape. We'll keep you updated with more info soon! For now we can confirm some shows in the UK as part as the 'Defenders of the faith 2011' tour with Children of Bodom."

The dates are as follows:

4/01 - UEA - Norwich, UK
4/02 - Academy 1 - Manchester, UK
4/03 - ABC - Glasgow, UK
4/05 - Vicar Street - Dublin, Ireland
4/07 - Rock City - Nottingham, UK
4/08 - Academy - Birmingham, UK
4/09 - Forum - London, UK

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Children Of Bodom Announces European Tour

Finnish heavy metal outfit Children Of Bodom has announced that they will be embarking on a world tour next year, which will be dubbed the "Ugly World Tour." Support on the trek will come from Ensiferum and Machinae Supremacy, with Amon Amarth also appearing at select shows.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Amon Amarth Comments On End Of Tour Dates

Amon Amarth has checked in with the following comments about coming to the end of the touring cycle for the "Twilight of the Thunder God" album:

"After almost two years of touring we have now reached the twilight of the thunder god. Ruisrock in Turku, Finland officially marked the very last show in support for our latest album. We’re still doing a few selected off shows though. We’ll be making our very first appearance in Japan at Loud Park Festival in October. And early next year we’ll be performing on the high seas at 70 000 Tons of Metal.

"We’ve had an amazing time on the road supporting this album. Got to tour with many great bands and met loads of awesome people. There have been highs and lows. Highlights include our first tour in South America, performing in Beijing, Taiwan and India, and fulfilled a long time dream by sharing the stage with the almighty Slayer.

"We want to thank our loyal friends and fans for the support. Thanks to our crew who has been putting up with us for so long. Thanks to our management and label for covering our backs and everyone else who have been involved in some way, big or small, in bringing us to the far reaches of the world. More...

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Chthonic Confirmed for Japan's Loud Park Festival

Taiwanese black metal band Chthonic has been confirmed for this year's edition of Loud Park, the biggest metal festival in Japan. The festival is set to take place October 16-17 at Saitama Super Arena.

The line-up includes: Ozzy Osbourne, Korn, Motorhead, Angra, Dir En Grey, Edguy, Amon Amarth, 3 Inches of Blood and many more.

For more information, visit www.loudpark.com.

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