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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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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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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
Finntroll
Exodus
Epica
Sonata Arctica
Forbidden
Moonspell
Obituary
Saxon
Sodom
Raven
Stratovarius
Swashbuckle
Testament
Trouble
Uli Jon Roth
Witchburner

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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)
Motorhead
Slayer
Stone Temple Pilots
My Dying Bride
Tarja Turunen
Saxon
Therion
Sepultura
Deicide
Anathema
Doro
Ratt
Steel Panther
UDO
Nile
Evergrey
Devin Townsend
Anvil
Raven
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
Epica
Finntroll
Moonspell
Obituary
Raven
Saxon
Sodom
Sonata Arctica
Stratovarius
Swashbuckle
Testament
Trouble
Uli Jon Roth
Witchburner

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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More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgiums premier metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced the addition of eleven more bands to this years bill. Among the latest acts are American supergroup Hellyeah, Australian rockers Airbourne and British heavy metal veterans Raven. The other confirmed bands are Katatonia, Evergrey, The Devil's Blood, Eluveitie, Finntroll, Dark Funeral, 3 Inches Of Blood and Sylosis. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Amon Amarth To Play Metaltown Festival

Amon Amarth has been confirmed to perform at the upcoming Metaltown Festival, which takes place from June 18th - 19th, 2010. More details on the festival can be found at this location. Other confirmed acts for the show include Rammstein, In Flames, Bullet For My Valentine, Sabaton, Coheed and Cambria, Kreator, Dark Tranquillity, Finntroll, Nile, Sonic Syndicate, Hatebreed, Dream Evil, Between the Buried and Me, Bleeding Through, and Cynic.

The list of upcoming Amon Amarth tour dates are as follows: More...

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Amon Amarth Adds More U.S. Dates

Amon Amarth have added four additional dates to their upcoming North American tour. Support on the four extra dates will come from Tyr and Holy Grail. The details of the dates are as follows:

26 APR (US) SPRINGFIELD, VA / Jaxx
27 APR (US) RALEIGH, NC / Volume 11
28 APR (US) PITTSBURGH, PA / Mr Smalls
29 APR (US) PHILADELPHIA, PA / Theatre Of The Living Arts

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Amon Amarth Adds More European Dates

Amon Amarth have added on several European festival appearances to their upcoming tour schedule. The complete list of currently announced Amon Amarth tour dates, including North American dates, is as follows:

4/8 2010 House Of Blues LOS ANGELES, California
4/9 2010 The Regency Ballroom SAN FRANCISCO, California
4/10 2010 Hawthorne Theater PORTLAND, Oregon
4/11 2010 Showbox At The Market SEATTLE, Washington
4/12 2010 Rickshaw VANCOUVER, British Columbia
4/14 2010 MacEwan Hall CALGARY, Alberta
4/15 2010 Edmonton Event Centre EDMONTON, Alberta
4/16 2010 The Odeon SASKATOON, Saskatchewan
4/17 2010 The Garrick WINNIPEG, Manitoba
4/18 2010 Station 4 ST PAUL, Minnesota
4/19 2010 Logan Square CHICAGO, Illinois
4/21 2010 Opera House TORONTO, Ontario
4/22 2010 Metropolis MONTREAL, Quebec
4/23 2010 Imperial Theatre QUEBEC CITY, Quebec
4/24 2010 New England Metal Festival WORCESTER, Massachusetts
4/25 2010 Fillmore at Irving Plaza NEW YORK CITY, New York
5/21 2010 (HU) BUDAPEST / Metalfest
5/22 (CZ) PLZEN / Metalfest
6/10 2010 Tochka Club MOSCOW
6/11 2010 Nova Rock NICKELSDORF
6/12 2010 Nova Rock NICKELSDORF
6/13 2010 Nova Rock NICKELSDORF
6/18 2010 Sonisphere Switzerland JONSCHWIL
6/25 2010 Rock Am Haertsfeldsee DISCHINGEN
6/26 2010 Graspop Metal Meeting DESSELT
6/27 2010 Graspop Metal Meeting DESSELT
7/7 2010 Norway Rock Festival KVINESDAL
7/8 2010 Norway Rock Festival KVINESDAL
7/9 2010 Norway Rock Festival KVINESDAL
7/10 2010 Ruisrock TURKU
7/11 2010 Norway Rock Festival KVINESDAL

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Four More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced that four more bands have now been added to the lineup. The biggest announcement is that Aerosmith will be headlining the event on the friday. Also joining them that day will be reunited California grungers Stone Temple Pilots. Industrial metal legends Fear Factory will be performing at the festival and so will Atlanta based metal outfit Mastodon, who are still touring in support of their critically acclaimed album, "Crack The Skye."

The lineup (in no particular order) is now as follows: More...

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Eluveitie Announces Two Headlining Shows

Swiss pagan metal band Eluveitie has checked in with the following tour update:

"We have added 2 additional shows to the routing of our upcoming US-Tour - those gigs will be without Amon Amarth but with Eluveitie headlining!

April 7th - Ramona Mainstage, Ramona, CA
April 20th - Peabody's, Cleveland, OH

"Also we are confirmed for the Rocking Chair Festival in Vevey, Switzerland, on the 26th of March.

"We hope to see you there!

"And last but not least - the new album is out, so get your hands on it if you didn't do so yet!"

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More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced several more bands for this year's edition of the event. Among the latest acts are American thrash metal legends Slayer, British gothic metal veterans Paradise Lost, heavy metal icons Saxon and death metal legends Cannibal Corpse and Deicide. Also confirmed are Steel Panther, U.D.O., A Day To Remember, 36 Crazyfists, Atreyu, Between The Buried And Me, Unearth, Anathema and Rise To Remain. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 25th - 27th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Amon Amarth Announces North American Tour

Swedish viking metal outfit Amon Amarth has announced that will be heading out on a headlining tour of North America this Spring. A message from the band reads as follows:

"We can finally announce that we'll be returning to North America this spring! And we're happy to bring Eluveitie and Holy Grail with us as support, plus a special co-headline show with Fear Factory in San Francisco.

"Please note that some of the venues that have been booked are very small so make sure to get your tickets in time."

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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