Amon Amarth, Entombed - Nottingham, England, 26th October 2009

Event: Amon Amarth: European Tour
Written by: Baz Anderson
Published: 29.10.2009

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Amon Amarth, Entombed - Nottingham, England, 26th October 2009 by Baz Anderson (22)
Whose idea was it to squeeze all these people into this tiny venue? This show was originally set to take place next door in an even smaller room, however the marginally larger Rescue Rooms would become the scene of the crime.

Due to certain unfortunate circumstances, Evile would not be playing. Due to the recent event it was felt it would have been in bad taste to replace the band, therefore the night was all for Entombed and Amon Amarth.

Swedish metallers Entombed had the space of an hour to entertain the audience, and that they certainly did. These guys have been around the block a few times and know just what to do. The music is hard to categorise as the band visit old school styled death metal and thrash metal but do it all at a solid and steady pace for full crushing impact. The audience responded extremely well, many already familiar with the band and keen to show it to an obviously ill frontman who was at constant battle with his nose. The band sounded great and ground out a winning performance to an already packed room.



It was safe to say that most of the population of this sweltering cave were there for currently one of the most popular bands in the world, Amon Amarth. Inevitably the room exploded with the invasion of the stage and bass drum pounding to opening track "Twilight Of The Thunder God". This band never get old, the reason being the guys always look like they are overjoyed to be performing and really give each audience a show they deserve. A Monday night is not the usual favoured night to make a night of, but as Johan told the audience, this was certainly no Monday audience. The room was packed with dripping, sweating guys but they sure let the band know that Nottingham is always a good place for Amon Amarth to visit. On prompt the mob were consistently deafeningly loud to the genuine astonishment of the band considering the room's size.



The band pulled out a typical setlist with no real surprises. The death metal onslaught of "Asator" and melodic pound of "Cry Of The Black Birds" accompany new songs such as the riff-tastic "Live For The Kill" in a great way. It seemingly isn't an Amon Amarth show if "Death In Fire" hasn't had a toasty introduction from the audience or a mass growl along to the chorus of "Pursuit Of Vikings". The band didn't pull anything new out of the hat, there were no surprises. The audience did however enjoy a relatively short show with two killer bands. Amon Amarth always deliver an enjoyable show and equally always appear to enjoy the experience themselves too. A great night for all.



A link to the video interview conducted before the show with Johan Hegg of Amon Amarth can be found here.

Thanks to Andy Turner for the accreditation and interview.
Written, and photos by Barry Anderson.



 



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Derwood - 29.10.2009 at 20:32  
Amon Amarth are fantastic live, and I'd love to see Entombed. Even though I don't particularly care for the song, it'd be great to see L. G. perform "Guardians of Asgard" with AA live.

I'm curious as to how they handle the cello portion of "Live for the Kill" live. It wasn't part of the set when I saw them last fall.
Daggon - 29.10.2009 at 20:56  
Written by Derwood on 29.10.2009 at 20:32

I'm curious as to how they handle the cello portion of "Live for the Kill" live. It wasn't part of the set when I saw them last fall.


When I saw them last time they used samples for that part of the song.

Seems like AA always gives everyone a kickass show!
Black Conundrum - 29.10.2009 at 21:49  
It was interesting reading about Amon Amarth and Entombed in concert. It seemed like a fun night.

By the way, what was wrong with Lars Göran Petrov's nose?
Baz Anderson - 29.10.2009 at 21:54  
Written by Black Conundrum on 29.10.2009 at 21:49

By the way, what was wrong with Lars Göran Petrov's nose?

He seemed to have quite a bad cold. Snot everywhere.
Marcel Hubregtse - 29.10.2009 at 22:06  
You say it's a small venue. So how many people did it hold?
Baz Anderson - 29.10.2009 at 22:10  
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 29.10.2009 at 22:06

You say it's a small venue. So how many people did it hold?

I couldn't say, I'm no good with numbers of people like that.
Maybe try and imagine the VIP bar at Hellfest, where the Pastors played on occasion... the room was probably about somewhere between 1/3 and 1/2 the size of that room.
Marcel Hubregtse - 29.10.2009 at 22:12  
Written by Baz Anderson on 29.10.2009 at 22:10

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 29.10.2009 at 22:06

You say it's a small venue. So how many people did it hold?

I couldn't say, I'm no good with numbers of people like that.
Maybe try and imagine the VIP bar at Hellfest, where the Pastors played on occasion... the room was probably about somewhere between 1/3 and 1/2 the size of that room.


Aha, just incredibly tiny. Your average pub is bigger.
I guess it's about the size of Little Devil in Tilburg
Raiden - 30.10.2009 at 02:14  
I don't know the size of any of those places lol.
GT - 30.10.2009 at 14:21  
Saw the show in Denmark. It was great and was also held in a small venue which was nice since you had a much better view of the stage.
Bad English - 04.11.2009 at 19:58  
I saw those in Luleå, it was awesome, Entombed was quaste good live, even how to say, something was not wright cold and almoust snowy 5th octobver, I better see this band in Luleå callasaet in summer, how inside arena. i hate Klturen Husset(venuie in Luleå) where event take place

Amon Amarth live was simply like viking rage over norra norland , even Cry Of The Black Birds, maybe becase this sont in studio is so awesome , thet somehow they cant put energy and play it so good live . Also Luleå event, well all was in swedish and many times I didnt understand about what they talking and saying, since its loud n my swedish is much worst how english
Warman - 05.11.2009 at 14:55  
Amon Amarth's live performances are the reason why they're one of my favourite bands. One of the best live bands of today.
Conemetal - 16.11.2009 at 05:13  
Wow, what a great concert!!! Entombed will be here in La Paz, Bolivia next november 25th.

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