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Amon Amarth Enters Billboard Charts At Number 34 With "Surtur Rising"

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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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1. Nunya writes:

put that in your top 40 ryan cecrest

# Apr 6, 2011 @ 1:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. the album is writes:

Highly overrated. The first five tracks were amazing, and after it seemed decent/to filler. Nothing will beat Fate of Norns and With Odin On Our side.

# Apr 6, 2011 @ 2:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. ZMA writes:

I liked this album. I got into Amon a while ago, but stopped listening until now. I was impressed with this. I'm glad they're selling a good amount of albums.

# Apr 6, 2011 @ 2:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. n0thinghead writes:

that's awesome. good for them. i'm kinda with post #2. only a few awesome tracks while others, usually their slower, more boring ones, aren't so.

# Apr 6, 2011 @ 2:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. hellrat writes:

been giving it its fair chance...agree with 2 and N'head

Starts strong, but tapers off quite a bit...also can't get over the fact that the chorus on Destroyer of the Universe sounds exactly the same as Twilight of the Thundergods??

Still a pretty good record though...but slightly disappointing

# Apr 6, 2011 @ 3:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. ZMA writes:

Hmm, I should go back and listen to the album again to see what you guys are talkin' about.

# Apr 6, 2011 @ 4:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. n0thinghead writes:

rat: LMFAO!!!! i noticed that too lmao

# Apr 6, 2011 @ 5:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. MetalFan420 writes:

i agree with you guys it has some great songs but not enough to compete with odin on our side or versus the world...sigh

# Apr 6, 2011 @ 5:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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