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AMON AMARTH video for ‘Destroyer of the Universe’ premieres on Blank TV!

June 28th, 2011

New music video shot live in Philadelphia on May 6th by director David Brodsky of MyGoodEye!

Starting today, fans can check out the new AMON AMARTH music video for the track Destroyer of the Universe off the band’s latest release Surtur Rising. The live video, which is premiering exclusively on BlankTV, was shot on the band’s May 6th stop in Philadelphia, PA at the Theatre Of Living Arts by director David Brodsky of MyGoodEye (The Black Dahlia Murder, The Devin Townsend Project, Suicide Silence, Municipal Waste, Whitechapel, etc).

“This time around we wanted to catch the energy and atmosphere of a live show, so we simply went for a live video. We look forward to get back to North America in August to continue and fulfill the ‘Evening’ tour, meanwhile enjoy the video”, comments guitarist Olavi Mikkonen.

Check out the video HERE and be sure to leave a comment.

Swedish Metal Kings AMON AMARTH have just finished their extremely successful first European tour (with support from THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) and are about to return to North America in August for their second headline tour in support off Surtur Rising, the biggest album in the rich history of the Norsemen!

No rest for the wicked, AMON AMARTH just confirmed a six-week headlining tour through Europe for the fall! The tour kicks off October, 12th in Stuttgart, Germany and ends 45 days later on November, 26th in Prague, Czech Republic. Dates in Slovakia and Poland have been added to the trek.

Direct support will be label mates AS I LAY DYING who released their highly successful album The Powerless Rise in 2010!

AMON AMARTH
+ AS I LAY DYING
+ support (t.b.a.)
12/10/11 – DE – Stuttgart – LKA
13/10/11 – FR – Strasbourg – La Laiterie
14/10/11 – DE – Passau – Metal Invasion Festival
15/10/11 – DE – Berlin – Huxleys
16/10/11 – DE – Leipzig – Hellraiser
18/10/11 – DE – Bremen – Aladin
19/10/11 – LU – Luxembourg – Sportzentrum Differdange
20/10/11 – DE – Neu-Isenburg – Hugenottenhalle
21/10/11 – DE – Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
22/10/11 – NL – Hengelo – Metropol
23/10/11 – UK – London – HVM Forum
25/10/11 – FR – Rennes – L´Etage
26/10/11 – NL – Eindhoven – Effenaar
27/10/11 – FR – Lille – Aeronet
28/10/11 – FR – St. Etienne – Le Fil
30/10/11 – ES – Bilbao – Rock Star *
01/11/11 – PT – Lisboa – Incrivel Almadense *
02/11/11 – PT – Porto – Hard Club *
03/11/11 – ES – Santiago de Compostela – Capitol *
04/11/11 – ES – Madrid – Heineken *
05/11/11 – ES – Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2 *
07/11/11 – CH – Zürich – Komplex 457
08/11/11 – IT – Treviso – New Age
09/11/11 – IT – Bologna – Estragon
11/11/11 – CH – Lausanne – Les Docks
12/11/11 – DE – Kaufbeuren – All-Kart Halle
13/11/11 – AT – Graz – Orpheum
15/11/11 – SI – Ljubljana – Cvetlicarna Media Park Club
16/11/11 – HR – Zagreb – Bogaloo
18/11/11 – BG – Sofia – Yubilena Hall
19/11/11 – RO – Bucharest – Arenele Romane
21/11/11 – HU – Budapest – Club 202
22/11/11 – SK – Bratislava – Majestic Music Club new
23/11/11 – AT – Linz – Posthof
24/11/11 – AT – Wien – Gasometer
25/11/11 – PL – Cracow – Studio new
26/11/11 – CZ – Prague – Masters Of Rock
* shows without AS I LAY DYING

Released on March 25/28 via Metal Blade Records, 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.

http://www.surturrising.com
http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAmonAmarth
http://www.myspace.com/amonamarth
http://www.amonamarth.com
http://twitter.com/amonamarthband
http://www.victoriousmerch.de

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http://www.thepowerlessrise.com
http://www.myspace.com/asilaydying
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http://www.youtube.com/asilaydying
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AMON AMARTH confirm European headlining tour for the fall

June 1st, 2011

AMON AMARTH

AMON AMARTH

AMON AMARTH return to European stages in October for full headlining tour! Label mates AS I LAY DYING confirmed as direct support!

 

Swedish Metal Kings AMON AMARTH have just finished their extremely successful first European tour (with support from THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) and are about to return to North America in August for their second headline tour in support off Surtur Rising, the biggest album in the rich bands history!

 

No rest for the wicked, AMON AMARTH just confirmed a six-week headlining tour through Europe for the fall! The tour kicks off October, 12th in Stuttgart, Germany and ends 45 days later on November, 26th in Prague, Czech Republic.

 

Direct support will be none less than label mates AS I LAY DYING who released their highly successful album The Powerless Rise in 2010!

 

AMON AMARTH

+ AS I LAY DYING

12/10/11 – DE – Stuttgart – LKA

13/10/11 – FR – Strasbourg – La Laiterie

14/10/11 – DE – Passau – Metal Invasion Festival

15/10/11 – DE – Berlin – Huxleys

16/10/11 – DE – Leipzig – Hellraiser

18/10/11 – DE – Bremen – Aladin

19/10/11 – LU – Luxembourg – Sportzentrum Differdange

20/10/11 – DE – Neu-Isenburg – Hugenottenhalle

21/10/11 – DE – Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle

22/10/11 – NL – Hengelo – Metropol

23/10/11 – UK – London – HVM Forum

25/10/11 – FR – Rennes – L´Etage

26/10/11 – NL – Eindhoven – Effenaar

27/10/11 – FR – Lille – Aeronet

28/10/11 – FR – St. Etienne – Le Fil

30/10/11 – ES – Bilbao – Rock Star *

01/11/11 – PT – Lisboa – Incrivel Almadense *

02/11/11 – PT – Porto – Hard Club *

03/11/11 – ES – Santiago de Compostela – Capitol *

04/11/11 – ES – Madrid – Heineken *

05/11/11 – ES – Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2 *

07/11/11 – CH – Zürich – Komplex 457

08/11/11 – IT – Treviso – New Age

09/11/11 – IT – Bologna – Estragon

11/11/11 – CH – Lausanne – Les Docks

12/11/11 – DE – Kaufbeuren – All-Kart Halle

13/11/11 – AT – Graz – Orpheum

15/11/11 – SI – Ljubljana – Cvetlicarna Media Park Club

16/11/11 – HR – Zagreb – Bogaloo

18/11/11 – BG – Sofia – Yubilena Hall

19/11/11 – RO – Bucharest – Arenele Romane

21/11/11 – HU – Budapest – Club 202

23/11/11 – AT – Linz – Posthof

24/11/11 – AT – Wien – Gasometer

26/11/11 – CZ – Prague – Masters Of Rock

* shows without AS I LAY DYING

 

Released on March 25/28 via Metal Blade Records, 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.

 

http://www.surturrising.com

http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAmonAmart

http://www.myspace.com/amonamarth

http://www.amonamarth.com

http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAmonAmarth

http://twitter.com/amonamarthband

 

http://www.asilaydying.com

http://www.thepowerlessrise.com

http://www.myspace.com/asilaydying

http://www.facebook.com/asilaydying

http://www.youtube.com/asilaydying

http://www.twitter.com/asilaydyingband

 

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AMON AMARTH To Return To North America This August

May 18th, 2011
Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising

Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising

Following up a hugely successful U.S. headlining tour that found the band touring without support and instead performing two separate sets each night, melodic death metal legends AMON AMARTH will return to North America for the second leg of the “An Evening With AMON AMARTH” tour.

Scheduled to kick off in Vancouver on August 4, the trek will ravage its way through 22 cities, including several Canadian venues, and come to a close in Boise on September 3. The first set will again feature the band performing the recently-released, critically-acclaimed Surtur Rising album in its entirety while the second will offer up mixed bag of tunes from their extensive catalog of Norse-inspired awesomeness.

Commented the band in a collective statement: “Yes, it is true! We are coming back to tour North America. The Spring tour turned out to be so successful, and we had such a great time playing the double sets each night, that we decided to bring ‘An evening With AMON AMARTH’ to the rest of the continent, including Canada! We will perform the new album in its entirety, and after that we’re doing a revised second set with all the classics as well as some ‘wild-cards.’”
An Evening With AMON AMARTH
8/04/2011 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC

 

8/06/2011 Macewan Hall – Calgary, AB

 

8/07/2011 Edmonton Events Centre – Edmonton, AB

 

8/08/2011 Odeon – Saskatoon, SK

 

8/09/2011 The Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB

 

8/12/2011 The Phoenix Theatre – Toronto, ON

 

8/13/2011 Metropolis – Montreal, QC

 

8/14/2011 Imperial de Quebec – Quebec City, QC

 

8/16/2011 Mr. Small’s – Millvale, PA

 

8/17/2011 St. Andrew’s Hall – Detroit, MI

 

8/19/2011 Ram’s Head Live – Baltimore, MD

 

8/20/2011 Starland Ballroom – Sayerville, NJ

 

8/21/2011 Water Street Music Hall – Rochester, NY

 

8/23/2011 Expo Five – Louisville, KY

 

8/24/2011 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI

 

8/26/2011 House Of Blues – Houston, TX

 

8/27/2011 House Of Blues – Dallas, TX

 

8/29/2011 Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM

 

8/31/2011 House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA

 

9/01/2011 House Of Blues – Las Vegas, NV

 

9/02/2011 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT

 

9/03/2011 The Knitting Factory – Boise, ID

 

Tickets go on sale through all local ticket outlets on Thursday, May 19, 2011.
The eighth studio offering from one of Sweden’s finest death metal exports, Surtur Rising was released in North America on March 29, 2011 via Metal Blade Records and continues to reap praise from fans and critics alike. AMON AMARTH nailed a cover spot of the April 2011 issue of Decibel Magazine and earned a 9/10 rating from Outburn who commended the band for delivering “a collection that is brimming with beefy riffs, insidious melodies, and a truly epic sense of scale.” Fearnet.com agreed saying AMON AMARTH is now “at the head of the class,” Metal Review gave it a 9.2/10 score calling it “one of the band’s very best releases,” while Metal Army America offered up a grade “A” review noting, “from the Stockholm-bred riff style to frontman Johan Hegg’s Cimmerian-esque performance as growler du jour, AMON AMARTH’s Surtur Rising proves to be an essential and defining listen for band and fans alike.”

In a recap of the band’s live performance, Concertconfessions.com opined: “What is most beautiful about AMON AMARTH’s triumph of America is that it’s as pure as the music itself… Friends sharing with friends the magic of the music, that is a true token of success and judging on the reaction from Southern California on Easter Sunday 2011 – AMON AMARTH will have success for a very long time.” The Washington Times applauded the band for leaving, “the sold-out crowd awestruck by [their] mastery of melodic death metal,” About.com boasted, “I was highly impressed by AMON AMARTH’s stage presentation, which easily rivals that of bands that normally fill arenas,” while Skullsnbones.com put it simply: “One band came and conquered Atlanta and their name is AMON AMARTH. Hailz!”

 

http://www.surturrising.com
http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAmonAmarth

http://www.myspace.com/amonamarth

http://www.amonamarth.com

http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAmonAmarth

http://twitter.com/amonamarthband

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CHILDREN OF BODOM, Amon Amarth, Ensiferum @ HMV Forum, London

April 23rd, 2011

CHILDREN OF BODOM, Amon Amarth, Ensiferum @ HMV Forum, London

9th April 2011

Review: Danny Draper

Tonights gig is a big’un! Two top draw bands at the top of their game; in my humble opinion, and a band that I’ve heard of, but never had the pleasure. What a pleasure tonight was though!



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AMON AMARTH U.S. Tour To Commence Today; Band Comments On Surtur Rising Success

April 14th, 2011
Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising

Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising

Melodic death metal titans, AMON AMARTH, today kick off their long-anticipated near two-week run of live dates in support of latest studio offering Surtur Rising.

Dubbed “An Evening With AMON AMARTH,” this special tour will find the band performing two sets each night with no openers. The first set will feature the band performing Surtur Rising in its entirety while the second will boast a collection of songs from previous releases. The Viking-inspired mayhem will begin tonight in Chicago at The Bottom Lounge.

Released on March 29 via Metal Blade Records, Surtur Rising has topped the charts both domestically and abroad and continues to reap praise from critics and fans around the globe for its sheer debilitating heaviness. Said Decibel of the offering: “…it’s a pleasure to learn one of metal’s most consistent bands remains as indefatigable as ever.” L.A. Music Blog called Surtur Rising, “the epitome of what death metal should be: ferocious and crushing. It’s possibly the band’s best work to date,” Blabbermouth compared the record to being, “…bludgeoned by your favorite warhammer. Definitely a contender for this year’s best,” while Metal Bite commended the record saying, “Surtur Rising is not just an album, it’s a fantastic tale that’s presented with honor and dignity. This is some of the band’s most dynamic work yet and I cannot emphasize enough how you need to pick up a copy when this is released!” Metal Curse called it, “absolutely amazing from beginning to end,” while Crave Metal put it simply: “EPIC!”

 

Commented guitarist Olavi Mikkonen: “We can’t thank our fans enough for showing their appreciation of our music and making this album our most successful release to date. We are looking forward to performing the songs from Surtur Rising live and delivering a powerful, crushing set! See you on tour, cheers!”

 

An Evening With AMON AMARTH

4/14/2011 The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL

4/15/2011 Station 4 – Saint Paul, MN

4/16/2011 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS

4/17/2011 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO

4/19/2011 Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR

4/20/2011 Showbox Sodo – Seattle, WA

4/22/2011 The Regency – San Francisco, CA

4/23/2011 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA

4/24/2011 House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

4/25/2011 Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ

4/27/2011 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX

4/29/2011 Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL

4/30/2011 Beacham Theatre – Orlando, FL

5/01/2011 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

5/02/2011 Jaxx – Springfield, VA

5/03/2011 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

5/05/2011 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY

5/06/2011 Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA

5/07/2011 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA

 

http://www.surturrising.com
http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAmonAmarth
http://www.myspace.com/amonamarth

http://www.amonamarth.com

http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAmonAmarth

http://twitter.com/amonamarthband

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AMON AMARTH: Surtur Rising First-Week Sales Revealed

April 6th, 2011
Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising

Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising

Surtur Rising, the latest studio album from Swedish death metal tyrants, AMON AMARTH sold approximately 15,000 copies in the United States landing the band the #34 on the Billboard Top 200, #6 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums, #1 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums and #10 on the Indy/Small Chain Core Store Chart. The record entered Austria’s Top 40 Chart at #12 and Switzerland’s Top 100 at #20. In Germany, Surtur Rising sold over 14,000 units, entered the Top 100 Chart at #8 and is in the official Media Mark Charts at #14 in its second week.

 

In addition, Surtur Rising came in at #19 on Canada’s Top 200 Chart, #5 on the Independent Charts and #2 on Hard Charts. The record is #1 in Canada on iTunes’ Top Metal albums, and also charted on the following: #16 Top 200, #3 Top Rock and #1 Top Metal. In the U.S., the record ranked in at #2 on iTunes’ Rock Album chart and #20 in the Top 200 (overall album chart).

 

Released on March 29 via Metal Blade Records, 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.

 

The mammoth long-player has been reaping incredible praise from critics nationwide. In a 9/10 review, Blabbermouth compared Surtur Rising to being, “…bludgeoned by your favorite warhammer. Definitely a contender for this year’s best.” Fearnet called it a, “feast of world-destroying metal on par with the band’s career-defining 2008 release Twilight Of The Thunder God,” while Decibel Magazine commended the band noting, “it’s a pleasure to learn one of metal’s most consistent bands remains as indefatigable as ever.” Pop Matters called the record “…another momentous album for AMON AMARTH, leaving no doubt that they are one of the best metal bands in the world!,” and Live-Metal agreed: “…one of the strongest, most massively heavy death metal bands around…”

 

In conjunction with Surtur Rising’s release, AMON AMARTH will make their way to the U.S. for a near two-week stretch of live dates later this month. Dubbed “An Evening With AMON AMARTH,” this special trek will find the band performing two separate sets each night: one which will feature Surtur Rising in its entirety and another boasting a collection of songs from previous releases. Confirmed dates below:

 

An Evening With AMON AMARTH

4/14/2011 The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL

4/15/2011 Station 4 – Saint Paul, MN

4/16/2011 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS

4/17/2011 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO

4/19/2011 Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR

4/20/2011 Showbox Sodo – Seattle, WA

4/22/2011 The Regency – San Francisco, CA

4/23/2011 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA

4/24/2011 House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA

4/25/2011 Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ

4/27/2011 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX

4/29/2011 Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL

4/30/2011 Beacham Theatre – Orlando, FL

5/01/2011 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

5/02/2011 Jaxx – Springfield, VA

5/03/2011 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH

5/05/2011 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY

5/06/2011 Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA

5/07/2011 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA

 

 

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AMON AMARTH: Full Album Stream Hosted By Bloody Disgusting!

March 25th, 2011
Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising

Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising

Today, popular horror site Bloody Disgusting streams AMON AMARTH’s long-anticipated full-length, Surtur Rising, in its entirety! Scheduled for North American release via Metal Blade on March 29, 2011, the record, which was voted among Decibel Magazine’s most anticipated albums of 2011, marks the eighth studio offering from the melodic death metal tyrants. The stream will go live at 11:59pm EST on March 25, 2011 and ends at 11:59pm EST on March 28, 2011.

Noted Decibel of the record: “it’s a pleasure to learn one of metal’s most consistent bands remains as indefatigable as ever.” Stereokiller commended the production stating: “Johan Hegg’s vocals continue to be one of the bands strongest points, captivating the listener with clearly enunciated, yet gruff and powerful vocals,” while Metal Assault commended the band for “an album that has enormous aggression, entrancing melody and everything in between… the band’s most well-rounded and musically richest album to date.” Added L.A. Music Blog, “Surtur Rising is the epitome of what death metal should be: ferocious and crushing…possibly the band’s best work to date.”

Surtur Rising, point your browser HEREat midnight.

Pre-order packages for Surtur Rising are still available at tha band’s official landing page: http://www.SurturRising.com.
Coinciding with the record release, AMON AMARTH will make their way to the U.S.  for a near two-week stretch of live dates. Simply dubbed “An Evening With AMON AMARTH,” this very special trek will find the band performing two separate sets each night, one which will feature Surtur Risingin its entirety while the other will boast a collection of songs from the band’s previous releases. The Viking-inspired festivities will commence on April 14 in Chicago, Illinois.

Confirmed dates below:

An Evening With AMON AMARTH
4/14/2011 The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
4/15/2011 Station 4 – Saint Paul, MN
4/16/2011 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
4/17/2011 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
4/19/2011 Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
4/20/2011 Showbox Sodo – Seattle, WA
4/22/2011 The Regency – San Francisco, CA
4/23/2011 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
4/24/2011 House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
4/25/2011 Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ
4/27/2011 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
4/29/2011 Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
4/30/2011 Beacham Theatre – Orlando, FL
5/01/2011 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
5/02/2011 Jaxx – Springfield, VA
5/03/2011 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
5/05/2011 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
5/06/2011 Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
5/07/2011 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA

Tickets are on sale now through all local ticket outlets.

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AMON AMARTH: “Slaves Of Fear” Worldwide Track Premiere

February 14th, 2011

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Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising

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.

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

February 1st, 2011
Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising

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.

http://www.surturrising.com/

http://www.amonamarth.com

http://www.facebook.com/AmonAmarthBand

http://twitter.com/amonamarthband

http://www.myspace.com/amonamarth

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

January 27th, 2011
Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising

Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising

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!

http://www.myspace.com/amonamarth
http://www.amonamarth.com
http://www.facebook.com/AmonAmarthBand
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AMON AMARTH: “Surtur Rising” Album Art + Track Listing Revealed

January 18th, 2011
Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising

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
AMON AMARTH

AMON AMARTH

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

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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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