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AMON AMARTH: “Slaves Of Fear” Worldwide Track Premiere

February 14th, 2011

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AMON AMARTH: “Slaves Of Fear” Worldwide Track Premiere Via Decibel Magazine’s Deciblog
Johan Hegg Talks To Metal Blade TV About The Concepts Behind The Band’s Upcoming Surtur Rising Full-length

Today Decible Magazine’s mighty Deciblog premieres “Slaves Of Fear,” the fourth track off AMON AMARTH‘s eagerly anticipated new full-length Surtur Rising. Scheduled for North American release via Metal Blade on March 29, 2011, the record marks the eighth studio offering from the kings of  epic,  melodic death metal.

To hear “Slaves Of Fear” and read what drummer Fredrik Andersson has to say about the track, visit Decibel Magazine.

In related news, AMON AMARTH frontman Johan Hegg recently caught up with Metal Blade TV for a track-by-track breakdown of Surtur Rising, named in tribute to Surtur, leader of the fire giants of Muspelheim (“flame land”) and the oldest being in the nine worlds of Norse mythology. Check out the 18-minute video clip HERE.

Don’t forget to visit the official Surtur Rising landing page which includes album pre-orders for North America and Europe as well as up-to-the-minute news updates, tour announcements, videos and singles leading up to the record’s release. To access the website, point your browser HERE.

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AMON AMARTH: Swedish Death Metallers Unveil “Surtur Rising” Landing Page; U.S. Pre-order Options Announced

February 1st, 2011
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Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising

Swedish death metal legends AMON AMARTH, who earlier this month revealed the track listing and cover art of their upcoming Surtur Rising full-length, unveil the official album landing page. The new website, dedicated exclusively to Surtur Rising, will include album pre-orders for North America and Europe as well as up-to-the-minute news updates, tour announcements, videos and singles leading up to the record’s release. The page currently features a stream of “War Of The Gods,” the opening track off Surtur Rising. Check it out HERE.

U.S. fans will have ten Surtur Rising pre-order options:

Deluxe Box Set

Deluxe Box Set + LP

Deluxe Box Set + LP + Exclusive Shirt

Deluxe Box Set + Exclusive Shirt

CD/DVD

CD/DVD + LP

CD/DVD + LP + Exclusive Shirt

CD/DVD + Exclusive Shirt

LP

LP + Exclusive Shirt

The shirt is a Metal Blade U.S. pre-order exclusive and will be unavailable for purchase after street date.

CD/DVD Digipak includes:

10 tracks of brand new music

Multi-panel digipak

28-page full-color booklet

DVD includes over four hours of live concert footage filmed during the Bloodshed Over Bochum concert series in 2008.

Deluxe CD/DVD Package w/ Surtur Action Figurine Includes:

Limited collectible Surtur figure (approx 5.5″ tall)

10 tracks of new music

2 Bonus Tracks: Kiss’ “War Machine” and Accept’s “Balls To The Wall”

28-page full-color booklet

Multi-panel digipak

DVD includes over four hours of live concert footage filmed during the Bloodshed Over Bochum concert series in 2008.

Picture Disc Includes:

2-sided Surtur Rising picture disc

Die-cut gate-fold sleeve

Surtur Rising is AMON AMARTH’s eighth studio offering in a winding discography that’s helped shape the very face of epic, Viking-inspired death metal. Named in tribute to Surtur, leader of the fire giants of Muspelheim (“flame land”) and the oldest being in the nine worlds of Norse mythology, the record was recorded, mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studios Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren and bears the striking cover art by Tom Thiel.

Surtur Rising will be released in North America on March 29, 2011 via Metal Blade Records.

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AMON AMARTH: Full Metal Jackie To Premiere “War Of The Gods” This Weekend

January 27th, 2011
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Band Prepares To Release Eighth Studio Album

Johan Hegg, leader of Viking-inspired death metal collective AMON AMARTH, will premiere “War Of The Gods” on Full Metal Jackie’s syndicated metal radio show this coming weekend (January 28 – January 30). “War Of The Gods” is the opening track and first single off the band’s anticipated Surtur Rising full-length, scheduled for North American release via Metal Blade on March 29, 2011. The eighth long-player in AMON AMARTH‘s winding discography, Surtur Rising was recorded, mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studios Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren and features the fiery cover art of Tom Thiel.

Hegg spoke to Full Metal Jackie at length about the record earlier this month. To find a rock station near you carrying the show, go to: www.fullmetaljackieradio.com

Stay tuned for the official Surtur Rising landing page!

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AMON AMARTH: “Surtur Rising” Album Art + Track Listing Revealed

January 18th, 2011
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Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising

Sweden’s AMON AMARTH are currently gearing up to unleash, Surtur Rising, the eighth studio offering in their critically revered pantheon of Viking-inspired death metal. Named in tribute to Surtur, leader of the fire giants of Muspelheim (“flame land”) and the oldest being in the nine worlds of Norse mythology, the record, which was listed among Decibel Magazine’s most anticipated albums of 2011, features 10 tracks of sword-wielding, fist-pumping, hyper climactic battle anthems. The follow up to 2008′s monolithic Twilight Of The Thunder God full-length, was recorded again at Fascination Street Studios Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren and features strikingly brutal cover art by Tom Thiel.

Surtur Rising Track Listing:

01. War of the Gods

02. Töck’s Taunt – Loke’s Treachery Part II

03. Destroyer of the Universe

04. Slaves of Fear

05. Live Without Regrets

06. The Last Stand of Frej

07. For Victory or Death

08. Wrath of the Norsemen

09. A Beast Am I

10. Doom Over Dead Man

As an unofficial kick off to its release, AMON AMARTH will make a live appearance on the long anticipated 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise, scheduled to take place from January 24th – 28th. The voyage will begin in Miami, Florida, make its way to Cozumel, Mexico and play host to 40 bands including Voivod, Sodom, Iced Earth, Fear Factory and Obituary. For more info, visit: http://www.70000tons.com/.

Surtur Rising will be released in North America on March 29, 2011 via Metal Blade Records.

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MetalSucks Launches The AMON AMARTH Viking Beard Contest

January 6th, 2011

Grow Some Gnarly Hair; Win A Rad Prize Pack!

In conjunction with the release of AMON AMARTH’s Surtur Rising full-length, slated for release this March via Metal Blade Records, MetalSucks has launched the official Viking beard contest! Inspired by the magnificent mane of vocalist Johan Hegg, the contest will run from now until the record’s release date and be judged by the folks at MetalSucks and the band.
THE RULES:
For the boys:
Step 1) Send MetalSucks a completely clean-shaven picture of yourself NOW — before Tuesday, January 11th at 11:59pm EST — holding up a sign that says “MetalSucks” and the date. Send all entries to news [at] metalsucks [dot] net with the subject AMON AMARTH Viking Beard Contest.
Step 2) Grow a beard.
Step 3) On March 29th, the day Surtur Rising is released, send team MetalSucks a new picture of yourself… same deal: Hold up a sign with “MetalSucks” and the date, only this time you’ll also need to write a secret passcode on your sign that will be revealed on MetalSucks on March 29th.
For the ladies:
The same as above, but for your armpits or leg hair! MetalSucks will be choosing one male winner and one female winner, both with an identical prize pack, so the playing field is equal for everyone.
Prize packs include: A lock from Johan Hegg’s beard, the “super duper fan edition” of Surtur Rising (of which only a limited number will be made), a drumhead signed by the whole band and more….
For additional info, visit the official contest page HERE.

More on Surtur Rising:
Surtur Rising marks AMON AMARTH’s eighth studio release and undoubtedly one of 2011’s most anticipated albums by fans and critics alike. Surtur Rising is the follow-up to the highly acclaimed 2008 release, Twilight Of The Thunder God, which landed the #7 spot in Revolver Magazine’s Top 20 Albums of 2008 and what MetalSucks called a “bottomless gauntlet of riffs that the band endlessly takes gargantuan swigs from, sounding both lush and emotive as well as skull crushingly heavy… every goddamn one is a chest-beating anthem.” Outburn declared how Twilight Of The Thunder God “will render you nothing short of ecstatic” and Time Out New York noted that “AMON AMARTH plays some of the most unabashedly epic metal you’re likely to find these days.”   Further details on Surtur Rising to come. Stay tuned.

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AMON AMARTH announce title of forthcoming album; “Surtur Rising”. New album set to come out spring 2011!

November 30th, 2010
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AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – November 30, 2010 – Kings of Swedish death metal AMON AMARTH have just announced the title of the band’s forthcoming album as Surtur Rising. Due out in the spring of 2011, Surtur Rising marks the group’s 8th full-length studio release and undoubtedly one of 2011′s most anticipated releases by fans and critics alike. Surtur Rising is the follow up to the highly acclaimed, 2008 release, Twilight of the Thunder God, which landed the #7 spot in Revolver Magazine’s Top 20 Albums of 2008 and what Metal Sucks called “[a] bottomless gauntlet of riffs that the band endlessly takes gargantuan swigs from, sounding both lush and emotive as well as skull crushingly heavy… every goddamn one is a chest-beating anthem.” Outburn declared how Twilight of the Thunder God “will render you nothing short of ecstatic” and Time Out New York noted that “Amon Amarth plays some of the most unabashedly epic metal you’re likely to find these days.” Be sure to stay tuned to MetalBlade.com for more details on Surtur Rising.

AMON AMARTH is:

Johan Hegg: Vocals

Olavi Mikkonen: Guitar

Johan Söderberg: Guitar

Ted Lundström: Bass

Fredrik Andersson: Drums

Follow AMON AMARTH at the following locations:

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Amon Amarth with Entombed on the Twilight Of The Thunder God Scandinavian at Kb in Malmoe, Sweden

October 25th, 2009

 

Amon Amarth 

Twilight Of The Thunder God Scandinavian Tour

Entombed – support act

Kulturbolaget

Malmoe

Sweden

16/10 – 2009

 

Reviewed and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall

 

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MetalCamp 2009 – Tolmin, Slovenia, 02/07/2009 – 08/07/2009

September 17th, 2009

Metal Camp 2009

Tolmin, Slovenia

2 July – 8 July 2009

All live pics by HannTu and Arto Lehtinen

Other pics by HannTu, Arto Lehtinen and Trease

Reviews by HannTu, Trease, Arto Lehtinen and Terry Douglas

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For the first time ever, Metal-Rules brings you coverage of the one and only true metal holiday in the world: Metal Camp in Slovenia. Be warned, there’s pages and pages of reviews, press conferences and especially tons of high quality pictures ahead; but what can you expect from a week long festival of sheer awesomeness? Read on, if you dare…



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SWEDENROCK 2009

July 16th, 2009


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SWEDENROCK FESTIVAL

Solvesborg 4-7.07 2008



REPORT AND PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ AND ARTO LEHTINEN

ADDITIONAL REVIEWS BY JARNO HUOVILA

 

Sjutton också… The summer has arrived, hasn’t it?! Sunny, rainy, and even ice cold weather all together at Sweden Rock



However, it is time for the annual march to Sweden Rock.  This is the ninth time in a row that Metal-Rules.com has made a vist to the mighty Sweden Rock festival! All in all over 70 bands had been booked for the Sweden Rock festival that turned out to be nothing but an utter blast from the beginning to the end! The bill of Sweden Rock 2009 covered everything from extreme metal ala Immortal to classic rock ala Journey and of course everything between. Therefore, there was at least something for everyone who attended. As a tradition the whole festival was once again sold out when approximately 35,200 people and all the bands and crews etc at the area every day. As mentioned in the first sentence, this is the ninth time in a row when Sweden Rock has been featured on the site Metal-Rules.com, so it is quite logical for us to give a real in-depth article of several bands performing at Sweden Rock. We are not able to cover every bloody band, but hopefully you will have a pleasant reading experience… Enjoy or die !!!
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Amon Amarth / Goatwhore / Skeletonwitch Live in Orlando – May 1, 2009

May 11th, 2009

Amon Amarth / Goatwhore / Skeletonwitch

Friday, May 1, 2009

Club Firestone

Orlando, FL

***Live Review & All Photos By Kyle Moore, The Metal Magnus


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AMON AMARTH – guitarist Olavi Mikkonen

April 9th, 2009

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Interview with guitarist Olavi Mikkonen

Interview conducted and transcribed by HannTu

Amon Amarth finally return to the UK on a headlining tour, on the back of an unbelievably good seventh studio album, TWILIGHT OF THE THUNDER GODS, and I was eager to get some of the guys’ thoughts. I got to speak to Olavi Mikkonen, one of their two guitarists. His English wasn’t amazing, but he was friendly and very good-natured, great to speak to.

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Amon Amarth / Obituary / Legion of the Damned / Keep of Kalessin – The Forum, London

April 5th, 2009

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9th March 2009

The Forum, London

All pics and live review by HannTu


The Swedish Viking gods made their biannual assault on English shores bringing with them some all-star supporting acts and touring behind the ferociously epic TWILIGHT OF THE THUNDER GODS, an album hailed as their best melodic effort since VERSUS THE WORLD. It’s no wonder The Forum was packed to the brim eager to see how the new songs translated live.

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Amon Amarth РJohan Șderberg

October 27th, 2008

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Guitarist Johan Söderberg

***Interview By The Crimson King; Live Pics By Lord of The Wasteland


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TUSKA 2008

September 12th, 2008

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TUSKA 2008

Review by the Finnish team of Metal-Rules.com

"No Pain No Gain" as Scorpions used to sing, but the last weekend of June in the central park of Helsinki was nothing but pure pain from the beginning to the end in a good way. The Tuska Open Air metal festival has been taken place ten years in a row. The first festival took place at the Tavastia club back in 1998. As the years passed by, the festival has grown bigger and carved out its prestigious and now legendary reputation all around the world.

Traditional metal had a minor role on the roster of Tuska 2008. Extreme metal, in different forms, attracted and had drawn many extreme metal hearts. As well, metalcore bands KillSwitch Engage landed at Tuska for the first time with a massive impact. The younger audience appeared to be delighted about that. Power metal had the strongest presence as it had a dominating role last year. But booking Slayer, Carcass, and Morbid Angel were extreme brilliant achievements. 

Even though the festival was sold out several months ago, the most  surprising thing from the Tuska organization was to let people of the age of 70+ go in for free! All in all a few hundred metal grandpa and grandma’s were witnessed headbanging for several bands!!!

As usual, the whole three piece Finnish Metal-Rules.Com squad attended Tuska again to sense a reek of putrefaction, feel raining blood and obtain the pleasure to kill. Enjoy!!


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Amon Amarth / Himsa / Sonic Syndicate – Live in NYC: 12/3/07

December 17th, 2007

Amon Amarth

Himsa

Sonic Syndicate

December 3, 2007

The Fillmore @ Irving Plaza

New York, NY

 

* Live review and photos by Shaq

 

In the past few years, Amon Amarth has been taking North America by storm.  After two separate tours opening for Children of Bodom and releasing a DVD that went gold in both the United States and Canada, it was finally time for the vikings to headline their own tour.  Unfortunately, the bands chosen to open for them were not really an ideal choice and were certainly not going to go over well with the Amon Amarth fan base.  Originally, Decapitated was supposed to be in the direct support slot, but the recent bus accident that took the life of drummer Vitek forced them to drop off.  Opening bands aside, this was a tour that many of us waited years to see, and finally the chance was upon us.


 


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