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Amon Amarth + Testament + Grand Magus @ Roundhouse, London

November 19th, 2016

Amon Amarth + Testament + Grand Magus

@ Roundhouse, London

4th November 2016

Review by Torbjørn ‘Toby’ Jørstad

Photography by Inty Malcolm

Amon Amarth

Amon Amarth

Swedish Vikings Amon Amarth returned to the shores of Britannia the first Friday of November in the year of 2016. Having finished plundering and burning all relevant villages and settlements about a millennium earlier, the Swedes arrived that day with gifts rather than trouble: gifts in the form of a behemoth of a metal show, including old school thrash from the New World, rocking heavy metal from their homeland, and a good dose of hard hitting melodic death metal centered around themselves. This was of course Amon Amarth’s stop at the Roundhouse in London, as part of their headlining tour promoting Jomsviking together with Testament and Grand Magus. An eager London audience greeted all bands with what was probably more enthusiasm than the villagers of the isle a millennium earlier, when they saw the armada of longboats approaching their shores.

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Amon Amarth – Interview with Olavi Mikkonen

November 6th, 2016

Amon Amarth

Interview with Olavi Mikkonen

4th November 2016 @ Roundhouse, London

Interview by Torbjørn ‘Toby’ Jørstad

Amon Amarth Bandphoto 2016

Amon Amarth released their critically acclaimed concept album Jomsviking earlier this year. After numerous festival appearances and supporting Megadeth on tour in the US, the band recently embarked on their European headline tour. Guitarist and founding member Olavi Mikkonen was kind enough to talk to Metal-Rules.com before their sold out show in London this past Friday.

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Megadeth / Amon Amarth / Suicidal Tendencies / Metal Church / Butcher Babies, Sands Event Center, Bethlehem, PA October 11, 2016

October 19th, 2016

Megadeth / Amon Amarth / Suicidal Tendencies / Metal Church / Butcher Babies

Sands Bethlehem Event Center
October 11, 2016

Review by InfamousButcher, Photos by She Wolf

Megadeth / Amon Amarth / Suicidal Tendencies / Metal Church / Butcher Babies 2016 Tour

Megadeth / Amon Amarth / Suicidal Tendencies / Metal Church / Butcher Babies 2016 Tour

 

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Copenhell Festival 2016 at Refshaleoen Copenhagen, Denmark

October 5th, 2016

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Copenhell Festival 2016
Refshaleoen
Copenhagen, Denmark
23-25/6 – 2016

Live pictures and review by: Anders Sandvall
Guest contributor: Ulrika Henriksson

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This year the Danish hard rock/metal festival Copenhell turned 7 years old. The festival has grown bigger and bigger each year and for the first time in their history, the three-day festival tickets were totally sold out. This year the festival played host to names like Alice Cooper, Scorpions, Megadeth, Trivium, King Diamond (performing the ABIGAIL album), Rival Sons, Entombed A.D, Amon Amarth and for the last time on Danish soil – Black Sabbath. If you’re curious about what happened during the three days of metal madness in the rain and sun then read on…..

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BLOODSTOCK reveal comedy bill, gallery plans and stage times!

August 6th, 2016

BLOODSTOCK HQ is at fever pitch with just days to go ‘til the gates swing open at Catton Park!  There are a last few things to announce before everyone packs their bags and heads to the UK’s biggest and best heavy metal party!

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Amon Amarth @ The Underworld Camden, London

March 24th, 2016

Amon Amarth

@ The Underworld Camden, London

22nd March 2016

Review by Oliver M.

Photography by Michelle Murphy

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AMON AMARTH’S JOHAN HEGG ON ACTING, MUSIC AND HIS EXCITING NEW VENTURE

May 5th, 2015

Interview with AMON AMARTH’S JOHAN HEGG 

Interview by Melanie Brehaut

Metal Rules recently spoke to Amon Amarth vocalist Johan Hegg about his first acting role in the movie ‘Northmen: A Viking Saga’, what’s coming up for the band, and a fascinating new project he’s recently become involved with, ‘Grimfrost’, a website selling authentic quality Viking reproductions.

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Interview with Amon Amarth bassist Ted Lundström

February 7th, 2015

Amon Amarth bassist Ted Lundström

Amon Amarth

Amon Amarth

Interviewed by Mia Metall

REAL FIRE BREATHING DRAGONS? BRITNEY SPEARS? Mia Metall grabs 12 minutes with Ted Lundström from Amon Amarth.

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Amon Amarth, Huntress and Savage Messiah, Manchester Academy 2 – 25/01/15

February 7th, 2015

Amon Amarth, Huntress and Savage Messiah

Manchester Academy 2,25/01/15

Amon Amarth, Huntress and Savage Messiah, Manchester Academy 2 – 25/01/15

Amon Amarth, Huntress and Savage Messiah, Manchester Academy 2 – 25/01/15

Review by Nick Adamson
Photography by Mia Metall

On a cold January night in Manchester it’s awesome see many people pouring through the doors of Academy 2 to see three of the most exciting metal bands touring today. Savage Messiah are an up and coming British thrash band carving themselves reputation, Huntress are no strangers to our fair isles building on an already pretty firm fan base, and Amon Amarth, who have been Viking their way across Europe and the United States for years leaving hordes of loyal warriors in their wake.

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AMON AMARTH European tour to kick off this week in Lille, France

January 14th, 2015
Amon Amarth

Amon Amarth

Swedish heavy metal icons AMON AMARTH will be returning to Europe already this week for a month long tour in regional UK, regional France and Spain/Portugal.

Comments the band: “UK, Portugal, Spain and France&#8230get ready this January for a Viking invasion! We’ll be making an extensive UK expedition where we’ll be pillaging smaller clubs in virtually every nook and cranny of the country. We’re also making a more in depth raid of France, Spain and Portugal. Finally! As support on this mission we’re bringing our friends in Huntress and up-and-comers Savage Messiah. Don’t miss this awesome night of metal and we will take no prisoners!”

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AMON AMARTH announces European tour for early 2015

October 20th, 2014

Swedish heavy metal icons AMON AMARTH will be returning to Europe in January/February for a month long tour in regional UK, regional France and Spain/Portugal.

Comments the band: “UK, Portugal, Spain and France&#8230get ready this January for a Viking invasion! We’ll be making an extensive UK expedition where we’ll be pillaging smaller clubs in virtually every nook and cranny of the country. We’re also making a more in depth raid of France, Spain and Portugal. Finally! As support on this mission we’re bringing our friends in Huntress and up-and-comers Savage Messiah. Don’t miss this awesome night of metal and we will take no prisoners!

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Amon Amarth Calgary Oct 4, 2014

October 14th, 2014

Amon Amarth

Deceiver of the Gods North American Tour 2014

October 4, 2014

Review and Photos by Monika Deviat

Amon Amarth © Monika Deviat

Amon Amarth © Monika Deviat

The Deceiver of Gods tour had finally made its way to Canada and on October 4, 2014 Amon Amarth stormed Flames Central in Calgary Alta., along with fellow Swedes Sabaton and Skeletonwitch from the U.S. The show was sold out and fans had lined up early before doors opened and the lineup, consisting of some peopled clad in Viking costumes, spanned a few blocks. Amon Amarth has played Calgary many times but it was their first time in the local hockey team’s themed venue. Calgary Flames symbols and paraphernalia decorate the venue. The room itself is decent for getting a view of the stage even if the venue is packed as it is multilevel. Merch tables were tucked away from the floor and had a constant line up of people buying some new items. The varying styles of bands worked well for this bill as each has developed quite a large following in Calgary.

Ohio’s Skeletonwitch were up first and the floor was already packed. The five pieces from Ohio launched right into a high energy and aggressive set. “More Cruel Than Weak” off their last release, Serpents Unleashed [Prosthetic Records, 2013], was the first song in the set and got the crowd moving right away. Vocalist Chance Garnette was stalking the stage menacingly and with the stage lights set up so high above the band, his eyes appeared to be ominous black pits. Guitarists Nate Garnette and Scott Hedrick delivered a skillful double les Paul attack. Skeletonwitch closed the set with “Within My Blood” and the audience was left thoroughly thrashed and ready for the next bands.

Skeletonwitch © Monika Deviat

Skeletonwitch © Monika Deviat

Skeletonwitch © Monika Deviat

Skeletonwitch © Monika Deviat

Skeletonwitch © Monika Deviat

Skeletonwitch © Monika Deviat

Skeletonwitch © Monika Deviat

Skeletonwitch © Monika Deviat

Smoke crept across the stage and the audience immediately began chanting “Sabaton!”. The band took the stage with big smiles and vocalist Joakim Brodén was bounding around the stage and lunging down to the audience’s level to make eye contact and throw some horns. The band was ready to entertain and the crowd was ready to party. Sabaton had made a great impression on Calgary in April 2014 and fans were singing along and jumping around with the band. When Brodén tried to get the audience to join in a rendition of YMCA there was little enthusiasm for it, so the band delivered a few more songs. Then Brodén brought out a guitar to have a riff/solo challenge with guitarist Chris Rörland and Thobbe Englund. Brodén was of course good naturedly showed up. He then pulled out a few bars of Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” and afterwards tentatively started singing “YMCA” and the crowd actually joined in fairly boisterously. Calgary had another fun night enjoying Sabaton’s music and stage antics.

Sabaton © Monika Deviat

Sabaton © Monika Deviat

Sabaton © Monika Deviat

Sabaton © Monika Deviat

Sabaton © Monika Deviat

Sabaton © Monika Deviat

Sabaton © Monika Deviat

Sabaton © Monika Deviat

Sabaton © Monika Deviat

Sabaton © Monika Deviat

By this time in the evening a large portion of attendees were inebriated and everyone was eagerly awaiting the Viking metallers to take the stage. There was already so much energy that when “Run to the Hills” played over the speakers during set change, everyone in the venue was singing along and some people even started crowd surfing. Amon Amarth opened with “Deceiver of the Gods” and hair started flying. Fans were singing along to choruses, headbanging, and the pit was kept consistently chaotic throughout the ninety minute set. After the second song “Runes Carved to My Memory”, frontman Johan Hegg customarily addressed the crowd under a single spotlight before thundering into “Death in Fire”. Other crowd favorites were “The Last Stand of Frej”, “Guardians of Asgaard”, and “Cry of the Blackbirds”.  The set was powerful and captivating this night. Non-stop crowd surfers had security working hard and diligently in the very small space allotted between the stage and barrier. Amon Amarth finished with “Twilight of the Thunder God” and “The Pursuit of Vikings” that had everyone roaring lyrics back to Hegg.

Amon Amarth © Monika Deviat

Amon Amarth © Monika Deviat

Amon Amarth © Monika Deviat

Amon Amarth © Monika Deviat

Amon Amarth © Monika Deviat

Amon Amarth © Monika Deviat

Amon Amarth © Monika Deviat

Amon Amarth © Monika Deviat

Amon Amarth © Monika Deviat

Amon Amarth © Monika Deviat

Amon Amarth © Monika Deviat

Amon Amarth © Monika Deviat

Amon Amarth © Monika Deviat

Amon Amarth © Monika Deviat

Overall it was a successful night for all the bands. Starting with the straight up intense brutality of Skeletonwtich, to Sabaton’s jovial set and Amon Amarth’s crushing ferocity, fans were left battered.

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Bloodstock Open Air 2014

August 29th, 2014

Bloodstock Open Air 2014

@ Catton Hall Derbyshire

7th- 10th August 2014

Review by Ashlinn Nash

Photography by Michelle Murphy 

Bloodstock 2014

Bloodstock 2014

Bloodstock has become something of a staple holiday for many metal heads, with its fine selection of musical delights, the drinking until dawn, great company, dressing up and of course the bin jousting! What more could you want besides all of this?

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Amon Amarth – live in Belfast, August 12th, 2014

August 16th, 2014

Amon Amarth
with Darkest Era

@ Limelight1, Belfast

August 12th, 2014

Review by Jonathan Traynor

Pictures by Paul Verner

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WHEN agreeing to review Amon Amarth Belfast date I did warn the commissioning editor that I would be opting for the more visceral experience of reviewing it with a pint or two, (ahem!) and probably from the pit.

Undeterred, she gave the okay! Given Amon Amarth are one of my favourite bands, it was inevitable that I’d want to be in the thick of the action when the Swedes came to town!
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Amon Amarth at The Wiltern Los Angeles Feb. 15, 2014

March 4th, 2014

Amon Amarth at The Wiltern Los Angeles

Deceiver of the Gods North American Tour 2014
Feb. 15, 2014

Review and photos by Metalette

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Saturday night the hordes amassed to see Amon Amarth at the Wiltern – a grand old theater of Los Angeles that was a fitting establishment for the Swedish death metal Vikings to play in. Earlier in the day, I passed by the Wiltern and saw people camping in tents outside, waiting for the show! Quite impressive.
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