Swedish melodic death metallers Amon Amarth announced at the beginning of the year that they would focus entirely on their new album in the summer. It seems like they are doing exactly that as they are spending a week in "a cabin in the woods", according to frontman Johan Hegg, writing and rehearsing material for their next album, which is tentatively due out in 2016.
Amon Amarth don't usually go through many line-up changes, at least not in recent years. But today the melodeath band has some surprising news to share. Their long-time drummer Fredrik Andersson is out of the band. They have decided to part ways after 17 years. Why did he leave? Amon Amarth didn't say much, only that they are writing new material and they haven't found a replacement yet. It seems that they are keeping the matter private.
Currently touring in Europe, the bassist Ted Lundström of Swedish death metallers Amon Amarth recently did an interview with Metal Recusants at Colchester Arts Centre, United Kingdom. He has confirmed that the group is working on new material and that the successor of Deceiver Of The Gods should be released sometime next year.
Swedish metallers Amon Amarth are happy to announce that they will be returning to Europe in January/February, 2015 for a month long tour, which will emphasize cities in UK, France, Spain and Portugal. Supporting them on the road will be Americans Huntress and UK thrashers Savage Messiah. The list of confirmed tour dates can be seen down under.
Amon Amarth have just debuted their brand new video! The Swedish melodic death metallers chose the title track to their 2013 album Deceiver Of The Gods for the video that features clips from the upcoming film, Northmen - A Viking Saga, which stars Tom Hopper, Ryan Kwanten, Ken Duken, and features Johan Hegg as Valli, as you probably know.
And now for some more tour news. The Swedes Amon Amarth will return to North America this fall. This time around, the band will bring fellow Swedes Sabaton along for the ride. Additionally, Skeletonwitch will once again be opening the shows, except in New York where fans will be treated to the first ever, and exclusive North American performance by extreme metal group Vallenfyre.
The much awaited new Amon Amarth video for the track "Father Of The Wolf" has finally been unveiled. The Swedes promised that the "Father Of The Wolf" mini-movie/video world premiere live would happen at the Las Vegas House Of Blues yesterday and it did. Now the epic production video is also available on YouTube which means you can watch it now here. You might remember this song from Amon Amarth's latest musical offering Deceiver Of The Gods, released last year.
After touring all over the Europe in November/December, Amon Amarth have now released some great news for Latin American fans. They have announced a 9-date headlining tour, encompassing 7 Latin American countries, where they will be performing in support of their latest output, Deceiver Of The Gods. The tour will go through in May, 2014. Check out the list of confirmed dates below the official flyer.
Melodic death metallers Amon Amarth have posted online a new lyric video for "As Loke Falls", a song from their most recent album Deceiver Of The Gods. The video is streaming now below and you can watch it. The band is currently touring in Europe with Carcass, Hell and Bleed From Within in the UK dates.
Swedish melodic death metallers Amon Amarth will embark on a US headlining tour in January in support of their newly released album Deceiver Of The Gods. Very special guest on the dates will be Norwegians Enslaved with additional support from Americans Skeletonwitch. The band recently toured in North America on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival this summer as well.
UPDATE: Now it is not just the one song available, the entire Amon Amarth's Deceiver Of The Gods album is currently available for streaming for a limited time over here or at this location. So, you better hurry before it disappears.
As the anticipation builds and curiosity rises for Amon Amarth's new release Deceiver Of The Gods, the Swedes reveal a little more about it. Today we have a track by track preview of the album. You can watch the clip which includes snippets of each of the album's ten tracks below and tells us what you think about it and what are your expectations for the follow-up to Surtur Rising.
In case you didn't know, British veterans Carcass have been confirmed to support Amon Amarth on their upcoming European string of tour dates that will take place in November. Their new album Surgical Steel is expected this fall and they will be playing some new songs on this tour.