For the first time Amon Amarth will finally go to South America. The band comments: "This is something we've been waiting for and working on for a very long time! We know a lot of our friends and fans have been waiting for this for a very long time but it has not been possible for us to go there until now. All we can say is that it's about time! We will also return once again to Mexico, these dates are confirmed so far:"
05.05 - Buenos Aires, Argentina - The End
07.05 - Santiago de Chile, Chile - Teatro Novedades
08.05 - Montevideo, Uruguay - (Venue to be announced)
10.05 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - Citibank Hall
12.05 - Caracas, Venezuela - (venue to be announced)
14.05 - Bogota, Colombia - Teatro metropol
Amon Amarth have posted the following on their official website regarding work on a new video clip:
"We recently returned from Poland after shooting the first video for the upcoming album "Twilight of the Thunder God". The video will be for the title track.
We joined efforts with the Polish team, Group 13 and director Dariusz Szermanowicz for "Twilight of the Thunder God" and filmed it on the old Viking site, Jomsborg, home of the Jomsvikings in Wolin, Poland.
Our brothers from Jomsvikings traveled from far and wide, places like Poland, Germany, Belgium, England, Australia and USA to be part of this great video.
It seemed that the Thunder God was on our side when shooting the video because a hurricane/storm passed through the area during the day, creating the chaotic and violent atmosphere we were hoping for. It was the toughest conditions we ever recorded a video in, blood and sweat, quite literally both, were part of the making. But we don't mind getting our hands dirty and metal was never supposed to be "nice". In fact we couldn't have wished for a more fitting video shoot for this song, being the Ragnarök and all!
Swedish metallers Amon Amarth have posted new track entitled "Twilight Of The Thunder God" for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The song is the title cut of the band's new album and it features a guest appearance by Children Of Bodom guitarist Roope Latvala.
"Twilight Of The Thunder God", will be released on September 19 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy; September 22 in the rest of Europe; and September 30 in North America. The album was recorded at Fascination Street Studio in Örebro, Sweden.
Amon Amarth have revealed the cover artwork for their new album "Twilight Of The Thunder God" and details regarding the album's several special editions.
The artwork can be seen here.
The CD will be available in the following versions:
1. Jewelcase CD including full album and 24-page booklet.
2. Limited Deluxe Collector's edition three-disc-set in a special DVD-sized book including full album, a bonus CD and a bonus DVD. The "Summer Breeze 2007" CD and DVD have a playing time of 72 minutes each. The DVD features Dolby Surround 5.1 sound and 16:9 format. 40-page book on special offset paper with parchment pages.
3. Gatefold-2-LP on 180g with one side being etched vinyl including full album and a huge poster! Limited to 1,500 copies!
"Twilight of the Thunder God" will be released on the 17th of September in Sweden, the 19th of September in D/A/CH/I and the 22nd of September in the rest of Europe. North American release date is September 30.
The final track listing for "Twilight of the Thunder God" is as follows:
01. Twilight Of The Thunder God
02. Free Will Sacrifice
03. Guardians Of Asgaard
04. Where Is Your God?
05. Varyags Of Miklagaard
06. Tattered Banners and Bloody Flags
07. No Fear For The Setting Sun
08. The Hero
09. Live For The Kill
10. Embrace Of The Endless Ocean
"Twilight of the Thunder God" features several high-profile guest appearances including Entombed singer L.G. Petrov (on 'Guardians of Asgaard'), Children Of Bodom guitarist Roope Latvala (who shreds a fierce solo on the track 'Twilight of the Thunder God') and Finnish cello metal band Apocalyptica (a guest appearance on 'Live For The Kill').
Amon Amarth have announced a North American tour to support their upcoming album "Twilight Of The Thunder God". The following was taken from the band's official website:
"It's time again for us Vikings to make our way across the Atlantic. The tour will start October 1, taking off from Anaheim, CA and last until October 21. Joining our venture will be Ensiferum, Belphegor and The Absence, all solid and outstanding bands that we are honoured to make part of our tour. We are excited to perform in front of our North American fans and cannot wait until then. Since our new album, "Twilight of the Thunder God" will be coming out September 30th, expect new songs to be played! We're expecting a good proper horde, so hope to see as many of you out there as possible!"
Release dates for Amon Amarth's new album "Twilight Of The Thunder God" have been posted. The album will be released the 17th of September in Sweden, 19th of September in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy and the 22nd of September in the rest of Europe. North America and rest of the world's release date is September 30.
The album was recorded at Fascination Street Studio in Örebro, Sweden and will include such song titles as "Guardians Of Asgaard", "Live For The Kill" and "Tattered Banners And Bloody Flags".
Amon Amarth will be part of the European run of "The Unholy Alliance, Chapter III" along side with Trivium, Mastodon and Slayer.
Johan Hegg: "All of us have been huge fans of Slayer since the mid 80's, and to be able to tour with this legendary thrash band is a dream come true. We are very proud and honored to be a part of this year's Unholy Alliance together with Trivium and Mastodon. Slayer fans are die-hard and tough as true Vikings - we know as we are part of the same crowd - and it will be a great experience to be able to play in front of them."
This tour will kick off in Manchester, England on October 27th and will continue it's journey for 4 weeks throughout other parts of Europe. For selected shows, Amon Amarth will be performing after Mastodon.
''We have had plans of doing a smaller club show tour for quite some time now where we would mainly play older songs, but that has been very hard to pull off. So when this idea was brought to us of re-visiting the 4 first full lenght albums at Bochum in Germany we were all up for it. This will be a once in a life time chance for us to play and our fans to experience all the old songs that we don't have room for in the setlist anymore, but are still too good to not play! Of course we'll also play songs from the new upcoming album, as well as "With Oden On Our Side" and "Fate Of Norns".
Since these shows will be unique we thought we could might as well record the shows too!
Swedish Viking metallers Amon Amarth will embark on a North American headlining tour in October. Support on the trek will come from the Tampa melodic thrash outfit The Absence. Other support bands are rumoured to be Ensiferum and Belphegor.
The tentative routing for the tour is as follows:
01.10.2008 - USA, Anaheim, CA
02.10.2008 - USA, Los Angeles, CA
03.10.2008 - USA, San Francisco, CA
04.10.2008 - USA, Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
05.10.2008 - USA, Seattle, WA
06.10.2008 - CAN, Vancouver, BC
08.10.2008 - CAN, Edmonton, AB
09.10.2008 - CAN, Calgary, AB
10.10.2008 - CAN, Regina, SK
11.10.2008 - CAN, Winnipeg, MB
12.10.2008 - USA, Minneapolis, MN
13.10.2008 - USA, Chicago, IL
15.10.2008 - CAN, Toronto, ON
Amon Amarrth have posted the following update on their official website:
"This weekend we are off to that magical island called the UK for a show at legendary Donington Park and the Download Festival. It's sure to be a full weekend of mayhem - and then some - as we're also doing an appearance on the Metal Hammer Awards after party before we return to Stockholm on Tuesday.
In other news we are completely finished with the recording of the new album and Jens (Bogren - producer) has started the mixing process. If everything goes to plan, the mixing will be done by the end of next week and we are confident that this will be a killer album."
Songtitles to be included on the album are "Guardians Of Asgaard", "Live For The Kill" and "Tattered Banners And Bloody Flags".