Amon Amarth recently descended from the land of ice and snow to storm the stage at Sacramento, California’s Ace Of Spades. Continue reading
Heavy metal overlords Amon Amarth have released a brand new video for their stomping, anthemic call to arms “Shield Wall”.
Amon Amarth announces USA tour with Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, Havok
This September/October, Swedish metal kings Amon Amarth will return to the USA as direct support to the mighty Megadeth! Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, and Havok are also on the bill, making this one tour not to be missed!
Amon Amarth comments: “We are proud to be supporting the legendary and mighty Megadeth on their US tour in September! Sharpen your blades and bring out your drinking horns, ’cause this will be a brutal show that no true metalhead should miss! Raise your horns!”
During the tour, Amon Amarth will also join the likes of Slipknot, Slayer, Anthrax, and more on Sunday, Sept. 25th for the annual Knotfest. See below for all dates!
Amon Amarth tour dates
w/ Megadeth, Suicidal Tendencies, Metal Church, Havok
Sept. 20 – Casper, WY – Casper Events Center
Sept. 22 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint @ Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Sept. 25 – San Bernardino, CA – Knotfest *
Sept. 27 – Seattle, WA – WaMu Theater
Sept. 28 – Eugene, OR – Matthew Knight Arena
Sept. 29 – San Jose, CA – City National Civic
Oct. 1 – Broomfield, CO- 1st Bank Center
Oct. 3 – Council Bluffs, IA – Mid America Recreation & Conv. Complex
Oct. 4 – St. Paul, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium
Oct. 5 – Hoffman Estates, IL – Sears Centre
Oct. 7 – Moline, IL – iWireless Center
Oct. 8 – Milwaukee, WI – UWM Panther Arena
Oct. 9 – Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena
Oct. 11 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Oct. 12 – Worcester, MA – DCU Center
Oct. 13 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Oct. 14 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Oct. 16 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
*=Amon Amarth only
The first time I saw Amon Amarth was a few years back on a Mayhem Festival tour at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View California and I wasn’t too impressed with the band. But I chalked it up to a notoriously bad sound system at that venue because I was familiar with a few of their albums and found myself enjoying them more and more throughout the years.
Lets fast forward to the headline show they just performed on 05/20/16 at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco in support of their latest release Jomsviking (which by the way is a killer album). With Exmortus and Entombed AD opening the show I’m glad I went with my gut with Amon Amarth because they were nothing short of incredible. With the big Viking himself Johan Hegg on vocals leading the attack you were made to feel throughout the entire 19 song, almost 2 hour long set you were one with the Viking clan and being prepared for war.
The set list was a great mix of old and new and never let up. From the opening note of The Pursuit of Vikings until the last cord of Twilight of the Thunder God rang out it was a non-stop call for blood, war and Viking Pride. The crowd young and old was fully on board and the mosh pit was active and relentless all night. From 10 year old kids to 65 year old men and everything in between, it by far was the most diverse pit I had ever seen.
Amon Amarth were incredibly tight sounding despite having a new drummer. Jocke Wallgren joined the band just before this latest North American tour kicked off in early April, and you’d never be able to tell. The rhythm section was powerful and loud with a continuous double bass drums assaulting your ears and a heavy bass line flowing while the dual guitars kept up those classic melodic Death Metal riffs that every Metal head enjoys accompanied by whaling guitar solos. Bring in to the mix the Big Johns growling vocals and it’s a perfect mixture to complete a tremendously satisfying sound.
Pick up the latest album Jomsviking and get ready to set sail on a journey in the day of the life of a Viking. For those who haven’t seen Amon Amarth, I suggest you do so. You’ll thank me later. Gene A. Gaona
- Pursuit of Vikings
- Loke Falls
- First Kill
- The Way of Vikings
- At Dawns First Light
- Deceiver of the Gods
- Cry of the Blackbirds
- One Against All
- Thousand Years of Oppression
- Destroyer of the Universe
- Death In Fire
- Runes To My Memory
- One Thousand Burning Arrows
- Father of the Wolf
- War of the Gods
- Victorious March
- Raise Your Horns
- Guardians of Asgaard
- Twilight of the Thundergod
Hop on tour with thrashers Exmortus and watch as they deliver their exuberant brand of neoclassical shred across the venues and highways of North America in their new music video, the aptly titled “Let Us Roam.” Featuring behind-the-scenes and live footage from their recent North American tour with Enforcer and Warbringer, the clip gives you a feel for what it’s like to be on the road with the California quintet as they support their critically acclaimed sophomore Prosthetic release “Ride Forth.”
Exmortus are currently in the midst of an extensive North American trek supporting viking legends Amon Amarth. Catch them and their trademark on-stage guitar choreography at one of the below tour stops!
4/20 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore #
On March 25th, Swedish metal kings Amon Amarth will unleash their 10th studio album,Jomsviking, via Metal Blade Records (North America)/Sony Music (International)! Jomsviking – the band’s first concept record in their storied career – tells a tragic, original tale of conflict and revenge, backed by the Swedes’ trademark melodic, anthemic metal, which was produced and mixed once again by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Accept) and also features special guest session drummer Tobias Gustafsson (Vomitory).
Leading up to Jomsviking‘s release, fans can visit amonamarth.com for a more in-depth look into the album, where a special digital picture book campaign has been launched. Each day (through March 24th), a new track page will be revealed, featuring lyrics, booklet images, and 30-second song clips. Be sure to check out the first two pages – “First Kill” and “Wanderer” – online now! See below for the complete track-listing.
1. First Kill
3. On A Sea Of Blood
4. One Against All
5. Raise Your Horns
6. The Way Of Vikings
7. At Dawn’s First Light
8. One Thousand Burning Arrows
9. Vengeance Is My Name (bonus track – for digibook, digital, LP, and viking ship editions)
10. A Dream That Cannot Be (Featuring Doro Pesch)
11. Back On Northern Shores
This digital picture book is just one of many initiatives that Amon Amarth is taking to further their Jomsviking campaign. While heavily rooted in Norse history, the band also embraces the digital age, resulting in a unique hybrid of past and present marketing. Stay tuned for more news about their upcoming album, tours, and beyond!
Following Jomsviking‘s release, Amon Amarth will tour North America with fellow SwedesEntombed A.D. and young USA metal upstarts Exmortus! Tickets are available now at amonamarth.com; see below for all dates.
Amon Amarth tour dates
w/ Entombed A.D., Exmortus
Apr. 7 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
Apr. 8 – Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
Apr. 9 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
Apr. 10 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Apr. 12 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
Apr. 13 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
Apr. 15 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Apr. 16 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
Apr. 17 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
Apr. 18 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz
Apr. 20 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
Apr. 21 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Apr. 22 – New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre
Apr. 23 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
Apr. 25 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
Apr. 26 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
Apr. 28 – Quebec City, QC – Imperial
Apr. 29 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis
Apr. 30 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth
May 1 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
May 2 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
May 4 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
May 5 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre
May 6 – Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theater
May 7 – Denver, CO – The Ogden Theater
May 9 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
May 10 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
May 12 – Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick
May 13 – Saskatoon, SK – O’Brian’s Event Centre
May 14 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
May 16 – Vancouver, BC – The Commodore
May 17 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
May 18 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
May 20 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
May 21 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern Theater
Amon Amarth perform”As Loke Falls” @ Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, California 2/14/14
“Deceiver of the Gods” shattered the band’s previous sales records around the world. The album landed at #19 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and #19 on the Top Current Albums Chart. The band’s last album, Surtur Rising, entered the Top 200 Chart at #34 making Deceiver of the Godsthe band’s highest charting record to date. In Germany, Deceiver of the Gods entered the Top 100 Chart at #3, the official Media Market/Saturn Chart at #3 and the German Media Control Weekend Trend Chart at #2. Deceiver of the Gods came in at #9 on Canada’s Top 200 Chart, #2 on the Hard Music Charts and #21 on the Digital Music Chart. Additionally, the record came in at #2 on the iTunes Metal Chart, #2 on the iTunes Rock Chart and #7 on the iTunes Top 200. In the UK, the record entered the official Album Charts at #67, the Rock/Metal Chart at #4 and the Independent Chart at #14 marking the highest UK chart placements for the band yet. Elsewhere,Deceiver of the Gods came in at #9 on the Top 100 Album Chart in Switzerland, #7 on the Austrian Top 100, #9 in Sweden, #27 in Denmark, #51 in France, #34 in Czech Republic and #51 in Hungary.