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

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Below is our complete Amon Amarth news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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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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."

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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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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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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Exodus Confirmed for 70000 Tons of Metal

Thrash Metal band Exodus, among several other bands, have just been added to one of the most epic cruises of all time: the 70000 Tons of Metal cruise (Jan 24-28th of 2011). So far, eighteen bands out of the forty have been confirmed on the official site. The bands that have been confirmed are as followed:

Amon Amarth
Death Angel
Sonata Arctica
Uli Jon Roth

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Amon Amarth To Play Loud Park Festival

Sweden's Amon Amarth has been confirmed to perform at the 2010 edition of Japan's Loud Park festival, which takes place in Tokyo on October 16th and 17th. The band issued the following brief comment about the festival appearance: "We are very excited to announce that we will be going to Japan this year! It will be the very first time for us and this long overdue show will be at the legendary LOUD PARK Festival..... Kanpai!"

Other confirmed acts include Ozzy Osbourne, Korn, Motorhead, Avenged Sevenfold, Angra, Spiritual Beggars, Dir En Grey, and more. You can find all the details on the festival at this location.

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Final Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgiums biggest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has confirmed the final bands for this years edition of the event. The biggest news is that Soulfly, the band led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, will be headlining the event on the Saturday. Other bands added to the bill include New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All, former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash, Hatebreed, Revamp, Oceans Of Sadness and Dear Superstar. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Friday: Aerosmith (Headliners)
Stone Temple Pilots
My Dying Bride
Tarja Turunen
Steel Panther
Devin Townsend
Bleeding Through
The Devil's Blood
Ghost Brigade
Oceans Of Sadness
Revamp More...

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More Bands Confirmed For "70,000 Tons Of Metal"

Testament is the latest act to be confirmed for the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise. The currently confirmed acts are as follows, with more to be announced soon:

Amon Amarth
Death Angel
Sonata Arctica
Uli Jon Roth

The 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise will sail Monday, January 24, 2011 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami FL to Cozumel, Mexico and will return after four days on Friday, January 28, 2011. More information on the cruise can be found at this location.

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