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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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Paradise Lost Confirmed For Wacken 2012

British gothic metal legends Paradise Lost has been confirmed as the latest band for next year's edition of Germany's biggest heavy metal festival, Wacken Open Air. The event will take place in Wacken, Germany from August 2nd - 4th.

The lineup for the festival is now as follows:

Amon Amarth
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Gamma Ray
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Paradise Lost
Six Feet under

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Watain Confirmed For Wacken Open Air 2012

The organizers of Wacken Open Air, the largest heavy metal festival in Germany, have announced that Swedish black metal outfit Watain has been confirmed as the latest addition to next year's edition of the festival which is set to take place August 2nd - 4th in Wacken, Germany.

The lineup is now as follows:

Amon Amarth
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Gamma Ray
Henry Rollins (Spoken Word)
Six Feet under

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Amon Amarth Show Footage Available

Musikuniverse.net has uploaded footage of Amon Amarth performing live in Montreal. You can check out the video clip below. Amon Amarth has also already been confirmed for the upcoming 2012 Wacken Open Air festival.

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Six Feet Under And Endstille Confirmed For Wacken

The organisers of Germany's biggest heavy metal festival, Wacken Open Air, has announced that American death metal veterans Six Feet Under and German black metal outfit Endstille are the latest acts to be confirmed for next year's edition of the festival, which will take place in Wacken, germany from August 2nd - 4th.

The 2012 lineup is as shaping as follows:

Amon Amarth
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Gamma Ray
Six Feet under

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Two More Bands Confirmed For Wacken 2012

The organisers of Wacken Open Air, one of the biggest heavy metal festivals in Germany, has announced the addition of two more bands for next year's edition of the event. Bay Area thrash metal veterans Forbidden will be performing, as will German guitar virtuoso Axel Rudi Pell. The event will take place in Wacken from August 2nd - 4th 2012 and thus far includes the following bands:

Amon Amarth
Axel Rudi Pell
Cradle Of Filth
Gamma Ray

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Iced Earth's Wacken Show To Be Streamed Online

Iced Earth has checked in with the following announcement about the band's upcoming Wacken appearance this Saturday, August 6th being streamed online in its entirety:

"Looks like Iced Earth's Wacken show this Saturday will be streamed live on the Internet! The band takes the stage at 17:30 German time, which is 11:30am, Eastern Time. The show is scheduled to last one hour (17:30-18:30/11:30am-12:30pm, Eastern. Enjoy!"

Other band performances to be streamed include Helloween, Finntroll, Amon Amarth, Trivium, Rhapsody of Fire, Children of Bodom, and more.

The full lineup and times for the streaming Wacken performances can be found by heading over to this location.

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Arsames Posts Teaser For Covers EP

Persian melodic death metal band Arsames will release a four-song EP called "Persian Death Metal Tribute to Warriors Of Metal" this summer. The EP includes covers of Amon Amarth, Kreator, Carcass and Sepultra. There will be a bonus track, "Testament of the King," on the album, which is remixed and remastered from the band's previous album, "Immortal Identity."

You can check a trailer of the EP here.

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Amon Amarth Releases New Music Video

BlankTV has premiered Amon Amarth's new video for "Destroyer of the Universe," which is off the band's latest release "Surtur Rising." The live video was shot on the band's May 6th stop in Philadelphia, PA at the Theatre Of Living Arts by director David Brodsky of MyGoodEye.

“This time around we wanted to catch the energy and atmosphere of a live show, so we simply went for a live video. We look forward to get back to North America in August to continue and fulfill the ‘Evening’ tour, meanwhile enjoy the video.” comments guitarist Olavi Mikkonen.

AMON AMARTH returns to North America for the second leg of the “An Evening with AMON AMARTH” tour in August. Scheduled to kick off in Vancouver on August 4, the trek will ravage its way through 21 cities, including several Canadian venues, and come to a close in Boise, ID on September 3. The first set will again feature the band performing the recently-released, critically-acclaimed "Surtur Rising" album in its entirety while the second will offer up mixed bag of tunes from their extensive catalog.

An Evening with AMON AMARTH
8/04/2011 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
8/06/2011 MacEwen Hall – Calgary, AB
8/07/2011 Edmonton Events Centre – Edmonton, AB
8/08/2011 Odeon – Saskatoon, SK
8/09/2011 The Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB
8/12/2011 The Phoenix Theatre – Toronto, ON
8/13/2011 Metropolis – Montreal, QC
8/14/2011 Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC
8/16/2011 Mr. Small’s – Millvale, PA
8/17/2011 St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI
8/19/2011 Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD
8/20/2011 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, NJ
8/21/2011 Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY
8/23/2011 Expo Five – Louisville, KY
8/24/2011 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
8/26/2011 House of Blues – Houston, TX
8/27/2011 House of Blues – Dallas, TX
8/29/2011 Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
8/31/2011 House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
9/01/2011 House of Blues – Las Vegas, NV
9/02/2011 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
9/03/2011 The Knitting Factory - Boise, ID

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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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