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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.
The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will enter year 12 this April with an eclectic mixture of bands from the metal and hardcore genres. Returning to the Palladium in Worcester, Massachussetts, the event will take place on Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24, with an extra special pre-party sponsored by Atticus on Thursday, April 22.
Bands performing on Friday April 23 include Mastodon, Between The Buried And Me, Baroness, Cro Mags, Earth Crisis, Death Threat, Death Before Dishonor, COA, American Me, Thick As Blood, Forfeit, XTheWarX, Grave Maker, Rose Funeral, Conducting From The Grave and Howl. Doors open at 3:00PM
Bands performing on Saturday April 24 include Cannibal Corpse, Amon Amarth, Job For A Cowboy, Whitechapel, Skeletonwitch, Eluveitie, 1349, Impending Doom, Lecherous, Nocturne, The Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza, Chelsea Grin, Abacabb, Arsonists Get All The Girls, Malefice, Swashbuckle, Cattle Decapitation, Acaro, Holy Grail, Disembodied, Cruel Hand, Reign Supreme, The Mongoloids, XTyrantX, Foundation, Soul Control, Alpha Omega, Burning Empires, Mother Of Mercy, Gaza, Across The Sun and Monsters. Doors open at noon.
Tickets for Friday only cost $40.00. Tickets for Saturday only cost $46.00. A 2-day ticket costs $80.00. All tickets go on sale THIS FRIDAY FEBRUARY 12 at 10AM at all stores, online at or to charge-by-phone call (800) 477-6849.
Swedish metallers Amon Amarth have announced they will perform at the Sonisphere Switzerland festival on June 18th in Jonschwil. The other confirmed bands for the festival include Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, DevilDriver, and Motorhead.
Amon Amarth's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
6/18 (CH) JONSCHWIL / Sonisphere Festival
6/25 (D) DISCHINGEN / Rock Am Haertsfeldsee
6/27 (Be) DESSELT / Graspop Metal Meeting
In case you missed it, the latest Guitar Hero metal pack that came out last week features new songs from three well-known metal bands: Shadows Fall, Amon Amarth, and Dethklok, stars of the Adult Swim series Metalocalypse. Players can thrash along to "Still I Rise," a track of Shadows Fall's sixth studio album, "Retribution," "Twilight of the Thunder God" off Amon Amarth's seventh studio album similarly titled, "Twilight of the Thunder God," and "Laser Canon Deth Sentence" off Dethklok's second full-length album, "Dethalbum II."
The organisers of Belgium's biggest rock festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced the addition of seven more bands to the bill. The biggest news is that iconic rockers Motorhead will be performing at the event along with Belgian metal veterans Channel Zero. Also added to the lineup are death metal legends Obituary, Swedish viking metallers Amon Amarth, As I Lay Dying, Job For A Cowboy and Ghost Brigade.
The lineup now reads as follows (in alphabetical order): More...
Iranian death metal band Arsames has posted a video of them covering Amon Amarth's "The Pursuit of Vikings." Check out the video below.
Opeth has issued the following update about their drummer Martin Axenrot appearing in an animal rights calendar:
"Djurens Rätt, Sweden's largest non-profit animal rights organization asked if Axe and his cat Max would be interested in being photographed for a very special calendar of Rock Stars and their pets. Axe being a big animal lover didn't hesitate one second which resulted in Max & Axe being Misters July!
"Members of Amon Amarth, Crucified Barbara, Dead by April, Dia Psalma, Hammerfall, Mando Diao, Millencolin, Motörhead, Sonic Syndicate, The Hives & The Soundtrack of Our Live all had their pics taken with their pets as well so if you want to see a slightly different side of your favourite rock band we suggest you order one of these beauties right away.
Amon Amarth have now added a third date to their upcoming Asian tour at the Deccan Rock Fest in Bangalore, India. The details of the Asian tour dates are as follows:
12/1 Mao Live House, Beijing China
12/ 3 Liberty Square, Taipei Taiwan
12/5 Deccan Rock Fest, Bangalore India
Amon Amarth have announced that their previously scheduled December 1st tour date in Indonesia has been canceled. The band will be replacing the canceled tour date with a show in Beijing instead. The details are as follows:
12/1 Mao Live House, Beijing China
Amon Amarth has issued the following statement about their upcoming Australian tour dates:
"A lot of people have asked us why our shows scheduled in Australia are all 18+. Unfortunately this is beyond our control and we too are just as disappointed by it. The reason behind it has to do with Australia's strict alcohol bylaws. We'd love to be able to include an all ages show but the tight schedule and long travels just make that impossible.
"There's also been questions why we not include more cities. We'd perform in every city in Australia, in every country for that matter, but please bear in mind that our shows are arranged through a booking agency. These are the shows the promoter has set up for us for this time in Australia. Hopefully we'll be able to perform in more cities next time."
Amon Amarth's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...
Amon Amarth has announced their first Asian tour dates on December 1st in Indonesia and December 3rd in Taiwan. Amon Amarth's complete tour schedule is as follows:
UK and Ireland Tour Special Guests: ENTOMBED
22/OCT (WAL) CARDIFF / Solus
23/OCT (IRE) BELFAST / Spring & Airbrake
24/OCT (IRE) DUBLIN / Academy
26/OCT (ENG) NOTTINGHAM / Rock City
27/OCT (ENG) NORWICH / Waterfront
28/OCT (ENG) WOLVERHAMPTON / Wulfrun Hall
29/OCT (ENG) NEWCASTLE / Northumbria University
30/OCT (SCO) GLASGOW / Garage
31/OCT (ENG) MANCHESTER / Academy 2
1/NOV (ENG) LONDON / Koko
South / West Europe tour : Suport To be announced
12/NOV (NL) AMSTERDAM / Melkweg
13/NOV (BE) ANTWERP / Hof Ter Loo
14/NOV (FR) NANCY / L'Autre Canal
15/NOV (FR) LYON / Ninaksi Kao
17/NOV (IT) MILAN / Alcatraz
18/NOV (IT) ROMA / Alpheus
19/NOV (IT) TREVISO / New Age
21/NOV (AT) WÖRGL / Komma
22/NOV (CH) ZURICH / Volkshaus More...
Amon Amarth has issued the following statement about a special guest appearance on their November 1st tour date:
"We are excited to announce that Perttu Kivilaakso from Apocalyptica will be making a special appearance during our show in London on November 1. The idea came up when Perttu made an appearance with us during three shows in Finland, where he performed two songs with us. We thought it was such a blast having him along that we decided to extend this performance with three more songs in London. We're really looking forward to playing with Perttu again, and to treating our London audience to a special experience."
You can catch Amon Amarth live on the following tour dates: More...
Swedish viking metal group Amon Amarth has posted a short message online regarding the passing of Evile bass player Mike Alexaner and Evile themselves, who were on tour with Amon Amarth when Alexander passed away. The message reads as follows:
"Due to the tragic and untimely passing of EVILE's bassist Mike Alexander, they have dropped off the tour until further notice.
"We in Amon Amarth and our crew would like to send out our condolences to Mike Alexander’s family and Evile."
Amon Amarth is gearing up to hit the road again for their upcoming tours this fall with guests Entombed and Evile. The band comments:
"Last rehearsal today in preparation for the tour. We had to try out some songs we haven't played in a while and we're looking forward to add some news to our setlist. There will be a few surprises along the road for sure!
"Looking forward to get up on stage again and to see all of you!"
Here are the tour dates: More...
Swedish viking metal group Amon Amarth has announced that they will be heading Down Under to perform four shows in Australia this November. No word has been given yet on who will be supporting the band.
The tour dates are as follows:
November 24 - Perth, Australia - Capitol
November 26 - Brisbane, Australia - HiFi
November 27 - Melbourne, Australia - Billboard
November 28 - Sydney, Australia - Metro
Amon Amarth has issued the following recap of their summer festival appearances:
"It’s been an amazing festival summer for us this year. We had shows nearly every weekend from the beginning of June till the end of August.
"We got to return to some of our favourite festivals as well as discover some new ones. Some highlights have been on home ground at Sweden Rock Festival. It’s been a real honour to see how many fans we have gotten in the last couple of years in our own backyard. We also got to play for the first time at Roskilde, a long time dream for us. Metalcamp in Slovenia has become like a summer home and the warm reception in Turkey has been overwhelming!
"One show that goes on the top list was of course the one we did at Wacken Open Air. It was the fifth time for us there, first one being 10 years ago in 1999. It’s amazing to see how much that festival has grown over the years with over 75 000 tickets sold (!!). The festival was close to hosting 100 000 people this year. Summer Breeze is another festival that we keep going back to. This year was one of the best times we’ve ever had there! The summer ended for us at Rock Area Festival, a great festival with a very nice atmosphere. It was also the last show for us in Germany for a long time. Now we’ll take a break for about a month from touring. More...
Romania's forthcoming metal festival, Rock City Open Air, appears to have either cancelled or postponed. A message from black metal legends Mayhem reads as follows:
"Unfortunately, Mayhem will not perform in Romania next week as the whole festival has been canceled (or apparently postponed). We are deeply sorry for the fans who wanted to see us performing there. This is of course totally out of our control.
"A statement regarding the reason of the cancellation should be posted on the festival's MySpace page soon."
This news come after the recent news that Immortal, Blood Red Throne, Macbeth and Trail Of Tears have all pulled out of the event. The festival was scheduled to be held from August 20-23rd in Fetesti, Romania.
Sweden's Scar Symmetry has posted the following announcement:
"The 7th of August marks our return to lovely Spain, for a show at Festival AlternaVigo. Also on the bill: Dark Tranquillity, Dragonforce, U.D.O. and Amon Amarth. Great fun is expected!
August 8: Gladerock - Berlin, Germany
August 15: Finn Hits Fest - Pori, Finland
"If you haven't seen it check out the latest Scar Sym studio report - including footage from the vocal recording sessions!"
Scar Symmetry's upcoming album, "Dark Matter Dimensions," will be released in October through Nuclear Blast.
Amon Amarth has announced that Entombed and Evile will be accompanying them on their Scandinavian and UK/Ireland tours. The tour dates are listed below.
02/10 (SF) HELSINKI / Tavastia
03/10 (SF) SEINÄJOKI / Rytmikorjaamo
04/10 (SF) OULU / Teatria
06/10 (SE) ÖSTERSUND / Gamla Tingshuset
07/10 (SE) ÖREBRO / Kulturhuset
08/10 (NO) DRAMMEN / Union Scene
09/10 (NO) HAUGESUND / Byscenen
10/10 (NO) BERGEN / USF Verftet
11/10 (NO) OSLO / John Dee
13/10 (SE) GÖTEBORG / Trädgårn
14/10 (DK) ÅRHUS / Train
15/10 (DK) KØBENHAVN / Vega
16/10 (SE) MALMÖ / KB
17/10 (SE) STOCKHOLM / Arenan
UK and Ireland Tour:
22/10 (WAL) CARDIFF / Solus
23/10 (IRE) BELFAST / Spring & Airbrake
24/10 (IRE) DUBLIN / Academy
26/10 (ENG) NOTTINGHAM / Rock City
27/10 (ENG) NORWICH / Waterfront
28/10 (ENG) WOLVERHAMPTON / Wulfrun Hall
29/10 (ENG) NEWCASTLE / Northumbria University
30/10 (SCO) GLASGOW / Garage
31/10 (ENG) MANCHESTER / Academy 2
1/11 (ENG) LONDON / Koko
Amon Amarth has announced three shows in Finland in October:
Oct. 02 Helsinki, FI - Tavastia
Oct. 03 Seinajoki, FI Rytmikorjaamo
Oct. 04 Oulu, FI - Teatria
All upcoming Amon Amarth tour dates: More...
As was previously reported, Dark Funeral, Cradle of Filth, Hate, Satyricon, and Blood Red Throne have all canceled their appearances at the 2009 Unholy Fest. Moonspell have now also canceled the appearance at the festival, giving the following statement:
"We are sorry to inform but due to this information and having no response from the promoter Moonspell is also forced to cancel this show. More info as we get it.
"AMON AMARTH , OBITUARY and ENSLAVED have cancelled their appearances at the 2009 edition of the Unholy Fest, set to take place July 23-25 in Ostrava, Czech Republic, due to a 'breach of agreement.' No further details are currently available."