From: Halmstad (Now New York City), Sweden
Last Known Status: Active
Latest Armageddon News
Below is our complete Armageddon 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.
Armaggedon, which features ex-Arch Enemy guitarist Christopher Amott, which recently released the album "Captivity and Devourment" via Listenable Records back in January, has announced the departure of Matt Hallquist. Antony Hämäläinen, who originally filled in for Hallquist during the band's recent tour, has been named the new permanent vocalist.
In the early 1990s, Antony Hämäläinen started playing bass, drums, and singing for multiple bands based both in the USA and Finland, providing vocals for the Arizona death metal band Slaves For Scores and then Nightrage in 2007.
The band commented: "We're happy to announce that Antony Hämäläinen has accepted the position as full-time vocalist for Armageddon. We are looking forward to working with him, as he brings great energy to the band, both on and off stage."
The band intends to announce additional tour dates shortly and has already been working on new material for a follow up release. More...
Armageddon - featuring ex-Arch Enemy guitarist Christopher Amott - is streaming the entire new album "Captivity & Devourment" which was released in North America on January 20th, 2015 via Listenable Records below. The track listing is:
1. Captivity And Devourment 04:59
2. Locked In 03:57
3. Rendition 04:42
4. Fugitive Dust 06:04
5. Conquer 03:01
6. Thanatron 04:23
7. Background Radiation 02:17
8. The Watcher 05:26
9. Equalizer 04:58
10. Giants 05:09
The band is heading out on a North American tour in February and will encompass 9 dates on the East Coast, playing the entirety of "Captivity & Devourment." The full set of confirmed dates and venues are as follows: More...
Heavy metal powerhouse Armageddon today premieres the new video "Fugitive Dust" online. The track hails from Armageddon's comeback album, "Captivity & Devourment," released this week in North America by Listenable Records.
Produced by Perfectly Wrong Pictures, the band footage was shot in Brooklyn, New York and the outdoor scenes were filmed on the west coast of Sweden; all editing was done by Martin Björnlund of Perfectly Wrong Pictures.
In other Armageddon news, the band is heading out on a a North American tour next month. Dubbed the "No Dead Weight Tour," the tour will encompass nine dates on the East Coast, where the band will play the entirety of "Captivity & Devourment." The full set of confirmed dates and venues are as follows:
2/7 Sammy's Patio - Revere, MA
2/8 Geno's Rock Club - Portland, ME
2/12 - Dunellen, NJ @ Roxy & Dukes
2/13 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Legendary Dobbs
2/14 Frederick, MD @ Guido's
2/16 - Wilmington, NC @ Cardinal Bands & Billiards
2/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
2/19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar
2/20 - Wallingford, CT @ Cherry Street Station More...
Heavy metal powerhouse Armageddon today announces plans for a brief U.S. tour kicking off next month.
Dubbed the "No Dead Weight Tour," the trek will encompass nine dates on the East Coast with the band playing the entirety of "Captivity & Devourment," set for North American release on January 20th, 2015 via Listenable Records.
Band founder Christopher Amott comments: "Dear Friends of the Apocalypse, are we coming to your town? Join us for the US East Coast 'No Dead Weight Tour.' Let us devour you whole and make you forever a part of our heavy metal machinations. We will be joined by our talented friends in Framework. Come show us the beast that lives within and we'll open the door to Armageddon." More...
Armageddon - featuring ex-Arch Enemy guitarist Chris Amott - has issued the following announcement about seeking a new vocalist:
"We have some unfortunate news: due to personal reasons our singer Matt Hallquist has been forced to step down from the role as lead vocalist in Armageddon.
"We thank Matt for his time and commitment to the band. This means we are once again searching for a singer.
"We are looking for a growler/screamer with great stage presence to tour with us starting next year. If interested, please send us samples of your singing and clear photos or videoclips of your performance.
"Material can be submitted right here on our Facebook page or to: firstname.lastname@example.org."
Armageddon's upcoming new album "Captivity & Devourment" is set for North American release on January 20th, 2015 via Listenable Records. More...
Armageddon today premieres the new track "The Watcher" - listen in below, courtesy of Decibel Magazine.
The song hails from "Captivity & Devourment," set for North American release on January 20th, 2015 via Listenable Records.
Armageddon first came to life in Sweden in 1997 as a studio project, with cult album "Crossing the Rubicon," a sci-fi-themed concept album. Two more albums followed, "Embrace the Mystery" in 2000 and "Three" in 2003, both featuring different lineups and different musical directions, with Christopher Amott being the sole original member. The new album's track listing is:
1. Captivity and Devourment
2. Locked In
4. Fugitive Dust
7. Background Radiation
8. The Watcher
10. Giants More...
Listenable Records announces January 20th, 2015 as the North American release date for Armageddon's "Captivity & Devourment."
Armageddon first came to life in Sweden in 1997 as a studio project, with cult album "Crossing the Rubicon," a sci-fi themed concept album. Two more albums followed, "Embrace the Mystery" in 2000 and "Three" in 2003, both featuring different lineups and different musical directions, with Christopher Amott being the sole original member. Listenable Records comments:
"Armageddon is now resurrected in its most powerful form. The band is based out of New York City, and has brought unto itself a crushing lineup of musicians. Together, they have once again conjured up the force that is Armageddon. Their new album, Captivity & Devourment consists of 10 awe-inspiring and ingeniously crafted songs, full of devastating riffs, soaring guitar leads, and fist-pumping choruses. Heavy, melodic, technical, and groovy: this is creative metal songwriting with one foot in deep in the classics and and one eye gazing towards the distant future. Get ready for ultimate heavy metal. Prepare to be captivated by Armageddon in 2015!" More...
Armageddon, featuring ex-Arch Enemy guitarist Chris Amott, has released a second lyric video, this time for the new track "Thanatron" (check out the title track here). The song will appear on the upcoming new album "Captivity & Devourment." The album is expected out this year and has been described as "10 awe-inspiring and ingeniously crafted songs, full of devastating riffs, soaring guitar leads and fist pumping choruses. Heavy, melodic, technical, and groovy: this is creative metal songwriting with one foot in deep in the classics and and one eye gazing towards the distant future." "Captivity & Devourment" was mixed by Fredrik Larnemo at Studio Recordia and mastered at Stockholm Mastering.
Amott commented on the new track: "Thanatron is a heavy mid-tempo track with some dissonant harmonic ideas, and has some very interesting riffs. An ominous acoustic intro sets the the tone for some face-pummeling rhythms. Desecration of humanity. THE END.
Bassist Sara Claudius commented: "I called this song Thanatron, which literally means Death Machine, a term coined by Jack Kevorkian and used as a name for his invention. However, in this story, I’m telling you about a scientist who is watching the death of a star from many lightyears away and his… personal feelings about it, let’s just say. Across the album, I wrote the lyrics revolving around one character in a loose plot. We are looking forward to publishing this album and getting the songs, artwork, and lyrics together in one super metal package for you."
More information on the new album is expected soon. Check out "Thanatron" here: More...
Sweden's Armageddon, featuring ex-Arch Enemy guitarist Chris Amott has announced that the band has returned with the new album "Captivity & Devourment." The album is expected out this year and is described as "10 awe-inspiring and ingeniously crafted songs, full of devastating riffs, soaring guitar leads and fist pumping choruses. Heavy, melodic, technical, and groovy: this is creative metal songwriting with one foot in deep in the classics and and one eye gazing towards the distant future."
Armageddon first came to life in Sweden in 1997 as a studio project, with cult album "Crossing the Rubicon," a sci-fi themed concept album. Two more albums followed, "Embrace the Mystery" in 2000 and "Three" in 2003, both featuring different line-ups and different musical directions, with Amott as the solo original member.
The band is now based out of New York City with a new line-up of musicians:
Matt Hallquist (Under A Serpent Sun) - Lead vocals
Christopher Amott (ex-Arch Enemy) - Guitars and clean vocals
Joey Concepcion (ex-Oath of Insanity) - Guitars
Sara Claudius - Bass
Márton Veress (Pokolgép) - Drums
More information on the new album is expected soon. The band has released the title track for streaming, which can be heard here: More...
Pitch Black Records is extremely proud to announce the release of a compilation album featuring bands from Cyprus.
The compilation is titled “Bloodbrothers II – A Compilation of Recordings by Rock/Metal Bands From Cyprus," and it celebrates the legacy of the original “Bloodbrothers” compilation, released in 1997 and now considered a hard-to-find, cult classic. “Bloodbrothers II” is available for pre-order here.
Including power, traditional, thrash, death metal, alternative, progressive, and punk rock, “Bloodbrothers II” aims to showcase some of the most talented bands Cyprus currently has to offer. Pitch Black Records comments:
"The title of the compilation refers to the strong ties between members of the Cyprus scene. It may be a small scene but it is (and has always been) one that is very strong, proud and united, full of passion and support for one another. Turning the phrase 'blood brothers' into one word is a deliberate attempt to further emphasize this strong bond that exists between the members of the Cyprus scene.
"Including new and unreleased material from internationally renowned bands (such as 'Fallen Angels and Lost Souls' of scene veterans Armageddon and Arrayan Path’s 'The Bible Bleeds'), cherished classics from the Cyprus underground and the first exciting blasts from a fresh, new generation, 'Bloodbrothers II' runs the gamut from mega-studio-awesomeness to raw garage demo; but the musicianship and passion are evident throughout this compilation!
"'Bloodbrothers II' will only be available on CD, at a special discounted price. It will be released in Cyprus first, on May 28th and worldwide on June 10th. The first 100 ordered from the Pitch Black Records online store will also include the original 'Bloodbrothers' compilation as a bonus disc! More...
Sweden’s ARMAGEDDON, the melodic metal project of Arch Enemy guitarist Chris Amott, finally sees their second (“Embrace The Mystery”) and third (“Three”) albums getting a proper and domestic release outside of Japan, where they originally came out back in the years 2000 and 2002, respectively. “Embrace The Mystery & Three” will be released as 2-CD set with upgraded artwork, several bonus tracks and liner notes on November 16th, 2009 in Europe and on January 26th in North America via Century Media Records.
Chris Amott comments the release as follows: “It is with great pleasure that I announce the first time ever release of these albums in Europe and the US! Any fan of melodic hard rock and shred guitar playing should check this out - 'Embrace the Mystery' and 'Three' feature many great instrumental performances and epic songs! These two albums were recorded in 2000 and 2002 and have until only been available in Japan. I put a lot of work into these recordings at the time, so I am glad to see them come out!”
Originally formed in Halmstad / Sweden in 1997, ARMAGEDDON was launched as a melodic death metal act with their debut album “Crossing The Rubicon” released via the now defunct W.A.R. Records label in Europe and Toy's Factory in Japan. Next to guitarist and mastermind Chris Amott, the album also featured drummer Peter Wildoer (Darkane, Majestic, now also in Pestilence) and bassist Martin Bengtsson, who both then moved on to join Arch Enemy, recording, releasing and touring Arch Enemy’s 1998 “Stigmata” release. Chris revisited ARMAGEDDON with 2000's “Embrace The Mystery” album, once again released in Japan on Toy's Factory but never available internationally. This album presented a rather melodic and traditional metal approach and featured Last Tribe member Rickard Bengtsson on vocals, Dick Lövgren on bass (now member of Meshuggah but previously tour-bassist for bands like Eucharist, Arch Enemy or In Flames) as well as Arch Enemy drummer Daniel Erlandsson (also previously active with Eucharist and In Flames and with the re-united Carcass these days). Following the album’s release ARMAGEDDON supported In Flames and The Haunted on a Japanese tour, which remain the only live-performances for the band until now. In 2002 ARMAGEDDON released their third and so far last album exclusively in Japan again. Simply entitled “Three”, it showcases ARMAGEDDON as a three-piece with Chris Amott handling all vocal duties next to playing guitar as well as Daniel Erlandsson on drums and new bassist Tobias Gustafsson (Eucharist). More...