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Amon Amarth Reveals 2009 Touring Schedule

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Amon Amarth has issued the following year end update and 2009 touring plans:

2008 has been one hell of a year for Amon Amarth. The year has been filled with one exciting event after another. We started the year with our first ever Australia/New Zealand tour - one more continent conquered. It was great to finally meet some of our Australian and New Zealand fans and experience an authentic Aussie barbie.

Our new album, Twilight of the Thunder God was a tremendous success. Not only debuting #48 on the US Billboard, #10 and #11 in Finland and Sweden as well as an amazing #6 in Germany! But also being part of the top 10 of many albums of the year lists. We had a very successful North American tour with Ensiferum, Belphegor and The Absence in early fall. We're looking forward to heading back across the ocean for another tour in 2009.

It's impossible to talk about 2008 without mentioning Unholy Alliance Tour Chapter III. It's been a great honor to share the stage with our heroes, Slayer. We ended the year with a bang. Bloodshed over Bochum was more successful than we expected. 4 sold out shows with fans coming from all corners of the world. 4 memorable nights and a hell of a way to spend New Years Eve surrounded by friends and fans, thank you all!

2009 is already filling up with plans...

After a well deserved vacation, we'll be heading out on the road again. Begining with a short tour in Spain and playing for the very first time in Russia. The European tour with Obituary, Legion of the Damned and Keep of Kalessin is set for March and a number of summer festival appearances have been confirmed. We are going to be busy and we like it that way.

A huge thank you to our all of our amazing fans. Without your support, we would've never been able to have such a successful year and would've never come this far.
Hope to see you at at least one of our shows or festival appearances.

Happy New Year to you all, Cheers!


Confirmed tour dates so far for 2009:

23.01.2009 (E) BILBAO / Santana 27
24.01.2009 (E) BARCELONA / Bikini
25.01.2009 (E) MADRID / Heineken
30.01.2009 (RUS) ST. PETERSBURG / Orlandia Club
31.01.2009 (RUS) MOSCOW / Tochka Club

27.02.2009 (SE) UMEÅ / House Of Metal
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05.03.2009 (NL) HEERHUGOWAARD / Waerdse Tempel
06.03.2009 (D) ERFURT / Stadtgarten
07.03.2009 (D) HAMBURG / Grosse Freiheit
08.03.2009 (B) ANTWERPEN / Hof Ter Loo
09.03.2009 (GB) LONDON / Forum
10.03.2009 (F) PARIS / La Locomotive **
11.03.2009 (D) KÖLN / Palladium
12.03.2009 (D) SAARBRÜCKEN / Garage
13.03.2009 (D) DESSAU / Hangar *
14.03.2009 (D) MÜNCHEN / Tonhalle *
16.03.2009 (D) STUTTGART / LKA Longhorn
17.03.2009 (CH) PRATTELN / Z7
18.03.2009 (I) BOLOGNA / Estragon
19.03.2009 (A) INNSBRUCK / Hafen
20.03.2009 (A) LINZ / Posthof
21.03.2009 (A) WIEN / Gasometer
22.03.2009 (HR) ZAGREB / Boogaloo
23.03.2009 (SLO) MARIBOR / Stuk
24.03.2009 (CZ) PRAGUE / Abaton
25.03.2009 (D) HANNOVER / Capitol
26.03.2009 (D) BERLIN / Postbahnhof
27.03.2009 (D) LICHTENFELS / Stadthalle *
28.03.2009 (D) OBERHAUSEN / Turbinenhalle *
29.03.2009 (NL) ENSCHEDE / Atak
Support: Obituary, Legion of the damned & Keep of Kalessin
* Extended Show
** without Obituary
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Summer Festivals:

03-06/JUN/09 (S) SÖLVESBORG / Sweden Rock Festival
21/JUN/09 (FR) CLISSON / Hellfest
03-04/JUL/09 (DE) ROITSCHJORA / With Full Force Open Air
18/JUL/09 (A) SPITAL/SEMMERING Kaltenbach Open Air
19/JUL/09 (TR) ISTANBUL Unirock Festival
24/JUL/09 (CZ) OSTRAVA Unholy Fest
30/JUL-01/AUG/09 (D) WACKEN / Wacken Open Air
13-15/AUG/09 (D) DINKELSBÜHL / Summer Breeze
16/AUG/09 (UK) CATTON HALL DERBY / Bloodstock Open Air
29/AUG/09 (D) LOSHEIM / Rock Area Festival

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1. k3ntom3nto writes:

Does anybody know when they are comin to the states?

# Jan 2, 2009 @ 4:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

I hope they are. If they're not, that would suck...

# Jan 2, 2009 @ 4:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Jackrum writes:

Thank Oden they are playing the forum, Wacken has sold out and im looking for an alternative fest to go to

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4. Kali writes:

Amon better get their Viking butts to the U.S! Damn it!

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5. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

Kali-you took the words right out of my mouth
WRATH OF THE NORSMEN!!!!

# Jan 2, 2009 @ 7:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Jackrum writes:

hell im happy i'll see them in london town.. im annoyed that wacken is sold out..

the burning question now is.. WHERE NEXT TO CONQUOR

# Jan 2, 2009 @ 8:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Gunface138 writes:

I was thinking that myself, come to the US dammit! We're selfish and need moar VIKING METAL!

# Jan 2, 2009 @ 8:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Kali writes:

Gunface, we are selfish, and we WANT more Viking metal. I want to braid their beard's after the show. Sweaty, and everything! >;:)

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9. Kali writes:

I think I have a crush on Amon! The whole band is f-in SEXY! :0

# Jan 2, 2009 @ 8:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. robw writes:

to a lot of posts above: amon amarth was just here! have u been under a rock?
'"We had a very successful North American tour with Ensiferum, Belphegor and The Absence in early fall. We're looking forward to heading back across the ocean for another tour in 2009."

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11. Kali writes:

... and your point Robw, is...?

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12. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

I see a flame war coming on:)
kick his a$$ Kali:)\m/

# Jan 2, 2009 @ 11:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Netromancer writes:

They come to the States almost every year. We are lucky to have 'em. Just hope they come down to NC before I either move or hang myself. Sorry just tired of the place.

# Jan 2, 2009 @ 11:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. b12 writes:

ahhh i just released.........cannot wait to see them again. hopefully a closer to pittsburgh this time but i really could give a sh** less ill be seeing them no matter where. in the meantime i wish this weekend would be over so i can see who the f'in steelers will play.

# Jan 2, 2009 @ 11:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. fthesystem writes:

bring some real metal to the U.S.

# Jan 3, 2009 @ 12:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Netromancer writes:

Like what?

# Jan 3, 2009 @ 1:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Kali writes:

Like Amon, Netro. Silly man! :p

# Jan 3, 2009 @ 1:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Netromancer writes:

It's no secret I like Amon Amarth, but when folks come here and drop some vague comment, I usually like to push for more info, see if they have anything constructive to talk about or if they are blowing smoke :) I don't expect anyone to share my taste in music, but I also want to know if they have anything worth saying.

# Jan 3, 2009 @ 1:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Kali writes:

Ah... Good to know, Netro. Who would you want to see tour with Amon in the U.S, or World wide? I think Immortal would be a great band to add a black metal spice to the tour would be awesome!

# Jan 3, 2009 @ 2:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Netromancer writes:

Well, I am a bit biased. My ideal show would be them opening for Opeth. An hour of Amon Amarth followed by 2 hours of Opeth. Oh, and free beer :)

# Jan 3, 2009 @ 2:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Kali writes:

Hahahaha! I though I dremt big, Netro. Free alcohol at a gig would be awesome. Opeth would be a good band to tour with Amon. Maybe a pirate metal band like Alestorm would be fun, with free drinks?!

# Jan 3, 2009 @ 2:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Valley_of_the_Dead writes:

March seems like an extremely busy month for the boys!
Don't think I'd cope too well having my year planned out for me from start to finish

# Jan 3, 2009 @ 3:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Kali writes:

When you are a sucessful musician you have to get used to it, Valley.

# Jan 3, 2009 @ 3:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Valley_of_the_Dead writes:

100%...

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25. sadist123 writes:

MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA

Being stuck in Alaska blows most of the time. Luckily I am going to be in Europe when Amon Amarth is touring. f*** yes........

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26. Kali writes:

Sadist, I want to ban

# Jan 3, 2009 @ 5:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Kali writes:

I am drunk. I do not want to ban Sadist. I do not know what I meant. Hahaha!

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28. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

Kali-fail:)

# Jan 3, 2009 @ 10:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. That_One_Guy writes:

Argh! Viking metal.

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30. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

viking scream contest, anyone?
AAAAARRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

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31. Jackrum writes:

woohooo amon amarth in london in march and bloodstock open air.. looks like my viking fix will be sorted..

# Jan 3, 2009 @ 2:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

lucky bastard:)

# Jan 3, 2009 @ 2:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Kali writes:

*slaps arm like a heroin addict* NEED AMON! NNNOOOW!

# Jan 3, 2009 @ 3:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

calm down Kali, calm down!

# Jan 3, 2009 @ 3:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Kali writes:

Buut I don't wanna! *pouts* Hahahaha! I am in craz(ier) mode today.

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36. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

I can tell, Kali:)
I know some heroine addicts(to post 33)

# Jan 3, 2009 @ 3:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. Jackrum writes:

Kali, come to England.. its better here than your land.. we are nearer decent gigs.

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38. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

Can I come?

# Jan 3, 2009 @ 6:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Jackrum writes:

maybe

# Jan 3, 2009 @ 7:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

sweet:)

# Jan 3, 2009 @ 8:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Kali writes:

Jackrum, I do want to party with you one day. Amon added to the equation would ROCK!

# Jan 3, 2009 @ 9:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

AMON AMARTH!!!!!!
CRY OF THE BLACKBIRDS!!!

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43. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^Pursuit of the f***ing vikings!!!!!!

or hell, just about any AA song would do actually....I have yet to hear a song by this band I dont like honestly...

Now Playing: amon amarth- Varyags of Miklagaard

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44. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

yes!!!!!!
Varyags is an awsome song\m/

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45. Netromancer writes:

"Valhall Awaits Me". The song just gets me everytime. Can't sit still while I listen to it.

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46. Kali writes:

I am very impressed with "Twilight of the thunder gods" That song is insanely awesome!

Just an f.y.i. The chat thread is dead on my end.

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