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Amon Amarth - New Song Online

"War of the Gods", a brand-new track from Swedish melodeath warriors Amon Amarth, has been made available for streaming below, or over at

"War of the Gods" comes off the band's upcoming new album Surtur Rising, which will be released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland on March 25th, in the rest of Europe on March 28th, and in North America on March 29th through Metal Blade Records.


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Posted: 31.01.2011 by Thryce | Comments (65)

Amon Amarth - New Album Cover Art And Tracklist Revealed

Swedish metallers Amon Amarth will release their forthcoming album, Surtur Rising, in North America on March 29 via Metal Blade Records. The album was recorded again at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren and the cover artwork was done by Tom Thiel.

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.

Surtur Rising cover art] tracklist:

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


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Posted: 18.01.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (53)

Amon Amarth - European Live Shows With Black Dahlia Murder

Amon Amarth have announced a string of European headlining shows, scheduled for May 2011. Support on the road will come from The Black Dahlia Murder. As previously reported, Amon Amarth will support Children Of Bodom and Ensiferum on the UK/Ireland leg of their Ugly World Tour. Get dates here.

Amon Amarth's upcoming album, Surtur Rising, will be released on March 29, 2011 via Metal Blade Records.

May 13 - Oslo, NOR - Betong
May 14 - Stockholm, SWE - Tyrol
May 15 - Gothenburg, SWE - Tradgarn (without The Black Dahlia Murder)
May 17 - Copenhagen, DEN - Vega
May 18 - Hamburg, GER - Grosse Freiheit 36
May 19 - Antwerp, BEL - Hof Ter Lo
May 20 - Amsterdam, NET - Melkweg
May 21 - Cologne, GER - E-Werk
May 22 - Paris, FRA - Elysee Montmarte
May 24 - Munich, GER - Tonhalle
May 25 - Milan, ITA - Limelight
May 27 - Dessau, GER - Metalfest Germany
May 28 - Mining, AUT - Metalfest Austria
May 29 - Pratteln, SWI - Metalfest Switzerland


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Posted: 20.12.2010 by Abattoir | Comments (8)

Amon Amarth - New Album Title Revealed

Metal Blade Records press release

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 " 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 for more details on Surtur Rising.


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Posted: 30.11.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (27)

Amon Amarth - Working On New Album

Amon Amarth have released the following update:

"The last couple of months we have been busy working on our follow up to Twilight of the Thunder God. Ten songs were written and on October 1st we started tracking drums for the album in Park Studios.

After a short trip to Tokyo, which included our first ever show in Japan at the renowned Loupark Festival, we continued tracking bass and guitars at Fascination Street Studios. Recordings have been going well and we are now more than half-way through and the album starts to take shape. We'll keep you updated with more info soon!"

For now the band can confirm some shows in the UK as part as the "Defenders Of The Faith 2011" tour with Children Of Bodom. Those dates were posted yesterday at this location.


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Posted: 16.11.2010 by Abattoir | Comments (21)

Soen - New Band Of Ex-Amon Amarth, Ex-Opeth Drummer

Martin Lopez, ex-drummer of Amon Amarth and Opeth, was so kind to inform us he's been working on a new project, entitled Soen. Lopez will be handling the drums duties, and he has formed the band together with bassist Steve DiGiorgio (ex-Death, ex-Testament, ex-Iced Earth, and a shitload of other bands), Kim Platbarzdis on guitar and vocalist Joel Ekelöf.

Lopez described the music as "melodic, heavy, intricated, and very different than everything else." He added: "We are currently writing material, and as soon as we have more news you'll be informed." Which means you'll be informed too. So keep checking the news section regularly for updates.


Posted: 28.05.2010 by Thryce | Comments (18)

Amon Amarth - N. American Tour With Eluveitie, Holy Grail

Swedish metallers Amon Amarth have issued the following update on their MySpace blog:

"We can finally announce that we'll be returning to North America this spring! And we're happy to bring Eluveitie and Holy Grail with us as support, plus a special co-headline show with Fear Factory in San Francisco."

Announced dates are as follows:

April 08 - Los Angeles, CA - House Of Blues
April 09 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom (with Fear Factory)
April 10 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
April 11 - Seattle, WA - Showbox
April 12 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw
April 14 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
April 15 - Edmonton, AB - EEC
April 16 - Saskatoon, SK - The Odeon
April 17 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick
April 18 - Minneapolis, MN - Station 4
April 19 - Chicago, IL - Logan Square
April 21 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
April 22 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
April 23 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial Theatre
April 24 - Worcester, MA - New England Metal Fest
April 25 - New York, NY - Fillmore at Irving Plaza


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Posted: 15.02.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (16)

Amon Amarth - Australian Tour Dates

Swedish metallers Amon Amarth will embark on a four-dates tour of Australia in November.

Announced dates are as follows:

Nov. 24 - Perth, Australia - Capitol (18+ restriction)
Nov. 26 - Brisbane, Australia - HiFi (18+ restriction)
Nov. 27 - Melbourne, Australia - Billboard (18+ restriction)
Nov. 28 - Sydney, Australia - Metro (18+ restriction)

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Event: Amon Amarth: Twilight Of The Thunder God Australian Tour 2009
Posted: 26.08.2009 by White Winter Sun | Comments (0)

Amon Amarth - UK And Irish Tour Dates

Amon Amarth have announced new tour dates for the United Kingdom and Ireland. Support acts will be announced shortly. The tour dates are as follows:

Oct. 22 - Cardiff, UK - Souls
Oct. 23 - Belfast, UK - Spring & Airbrake
Oct. 24 - Dublin, Ireland - Academy
Oct. 26 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City
Oct. 27 - Norwich, UK - Waterfront
Oct. 28 - Wolverhampton, UK - Wulfrun Hall
Oct. 29 - Newcastle, UK - Northumbria University
Oct. 30 - Glasgow, UK - Garage
Oct. 31 - Manchester, UK - Academy 2
Nov. 01 - London, UK - Koko

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Posted: 22.04.2009 by Abattoir | Comments (7)

Amon Amarth - New Video Online

"Guardians Of Asgaard", the new video from Swedish metallers Amon Amarth, has been made available online.

"Guardians Of Asgaard" comes off Amon Amarth's latest album, entitled "Twilight Of The Thunder God", which was released on September 2008 via Metal Blade Records.


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Posted: 23.03.2009 by White Winter Sun | Comments (30)

Amon Amarth - Latin American Dates Announced

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
16.05 - San Jose, Costa Rica - (venue to be announced)
17.05 - Mexico City, Mexico - Circo Volador

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Posted: 26.02.2009 by Bad English | Comments (10)

Amon Amarth - N. American Tour Dates Part II

Swedish metallers Amon Amarth will undertake the second part of the North American "Twilight Of The Thunder God Tour" in April/May.

Support on the trek will come from Goatwhore, Skeletonwitch and Lazarus A.D.

The dates are as follows:

Apr. 11 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
Apr. 12 - Denver, CO - Gothic Theatre
Apr. 14 - St. Louis, MO - Pops
Apr. 15 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
Apr. 16 - Dallas, TX - Granada Theater
Apr. 17 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
Apr. 18 - Houston, TX - Meridian
Apr. 20 - Louisville, KY - Headliners
Apr. 21 - Cleveland, OH - Peabodys
Apr. 22 - Buffalo, NY - Town Ballroom
Apr. 23 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls
Apr. 24 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Apr. 25 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
Apr. 26 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
Apr. 28 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVA
Apr. 29 - Raleigh, NC - Volume 11
Apr. 30 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
May 01 - Orlando, FL - Club Firestone

More dates will be announced soon.


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Event: Amon Amarth: N. American Tour Part II
Posted: 12.02.2009 by White Winter Sun | Comments (17)

Amon Amarth - Headlining Full Of Hate European Tour

Amon Amarth will be headlining a European tour next year alongside death metal legends Obituary. The "Full Of Hate" tour tour flyer] will also include Legion Of The Damned aswell as Keep Of Kalessin.

The tour dates are as follows:

05.03.2009 - NL - Heerhugowaard, Waerdse Tempel
06.03.2009 - DE - Erfurt, Stadtgarten
07.03.2009 - DE - Hamburg, Große Freiheit
08.03.2009 - BE - Antwerpen, Hof Ter Lo
09.03.2009 - UK - London, The Forum
10.03.2009 - FR - Paris, La Locomotive
11.03.2009 - DE - Köln, Palladium
12.03.2009 - DE - Saarbrücken, Garage
13.03.2009 - DE - Dessau, Hangar *
14.03.2009 - DE - München, Tonhalle *
16.03.2009 - DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
17.03.2009 - CH - Pratteln, Z7
18.03.2009 - IT - Bologna, Estragon
19.03.2009 - AT - Innsbruck, Hafen
20.03.2009 - AT - Linz, Posthof
21.03.2009 - AT - Wien, Gasometer
22.03.2009 - HR - Zagreb, Boogaloo
23.03.2009 - SI - Maribor, Stuk
24.03.2009 - CZ - Prague, Abaton
25.03.2009 - DE - Hannover, Capitol
26.03.2009 - DE - Berlin, Postbahnhof
27.03.2009 - DE - Lichtenfels, Stadthalle **
28.03.2009 - DE - Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle **
29.03.2009 - NL - Enschede, Atak

* with Equilibrium, Secrets Of The Moon
** with Equilibrium, Hail Of Bullets, Secrets Of The Moon


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Event: Full Of Hate Tour
Posted: 25.11.2008 by Abattoir | Comments (46)

Amon Amarth - New Video Online

Amon Amarth have posted their new video for the song "Twilight Of The Thunder God", online. The video can be viewed at this location.

The title track comes from the band's upcoming album ''Twilight Of The Thunder God'', which will be released tomorrow, on September 17th via Metal Blade Records.

In the meantime, also the song "Guardians of Asgaard" is available for streaming online at the band's MySpace.


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Posted: 16.09.2008 by Abattoir | Comments (28)

Amon Amarth - Video Recording For Twilight Of The Thunder God

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!

We want to thank Igor for making this possible, Blodhvitnir Meldric and Sana, the Group 13 crew for their professional work and of course the Jomsvikings for being made of steel!

The album and video "Twilight of the Thunder God" will make its debut in September."

A series of photos from the video shoot can be seen here.


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Posted: 27.08.2008 by Bad English | Comments (10)