Amon Amarth interview (10/2009)


With: Johan Hegg
Conducted by: Baz Anderson (in person)
Published: 27.10.2009

Band profile:

Amon Amarth


Currently on tour with Entombed, the band seem to have been touring non-stop. On this U.K. leg of the tour I managed to have a chat with the giant viking Johan Hegg about what it is like being a part of Amon Amarth. This is how it went:





Part 1


Part 2






A link to the show review of the night can be found at this location.

Thanks to Johan for his time, and also Andy Turner for setting it up.
Conducted & edited by Barry Anderson, recorded by Richard Anderson.



 



Posted on 27.10.2009 by Member of Staff since 2006.


Comments

Comments: 20   Visited by: 383 users
27.10.2009 - 14:39
Haddonfield
Chucky's Bride
I hope you got a beer. Anyhow, some interesting points brought up, like downloading and the popularity of metal in Scandinavia which is often overlooked. I like the way how he sees France, Belgium and Holland as Soutern Europe.
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"Seasons don't fear the reaper. Nor do the wind, the sun and the rain (we can be like they are)."
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27.10.2009 - 16:37
MissPrecious
Account deleted
Love it... really nice
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27.10.2009 - 16:42
Dewil Rituale
Its nice.....
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Indoctrinated minds so very often
Contain sick thoughts
And commit most of the evil they preach against
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27.10.2009 - 17:15
Umideath
John is a big man by whisker :D
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27.10.2009 - 19:31
Hamird
HIV+
Written by Umideath on 27.10.2009 at 17:15

John is a big man by whisker :D


By the way he's Johan, not John ...
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27.10.2009 - 19:45
Umideath
Written by Hamird on 27.10.2009 at 19:31

Written by Umideath on 27.10.2009 at 17:15

John is a big man by whisker :D


By the way he's Johan, not John ...


Oh Holy Moly OK ! i'm Wrong
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27.10.2009 - 19:53
BitterCOld
Gringo
Well done. was interesting to hear him state flat out how downloading impacts bands more than labels...
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get the fuck off my lawn.
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27.10.2009 - 20:38
Bad English
Masterchief
R.I.P Mike sad such think heppened in my ''home town''

Iron Maiden in Gothenburg Ullevi aka Scandinavium Stadion was 82 000 people in 2005

It feals like Odin him self bought Harley and put Dead Head or Charlie on letetr west hehhe and ride in open roads n seas
First interwiew wher member drink beer XD

I agree about Stockholm's in summertime, but Norrbotten's Lulea area is best where to be in summertime , midnight sun, valhalla, valkiries, also place called Vietas and Sturfosern(hope type wright) is where to be in summertime, yeah maybe ebst video interwiew in site , because I love this band
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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27.10.2009 - 20:55
Maxx666
Meshuggahian
Great Inteview.
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27.10.2009 - 22:50
Black Conundrum
The review was very interesting. I totally agree on Johan Hegg's viewpoint on illegal downloading. It hurts bands. It's nice that he talked about metal's popularity in Scandinavia as well. It was a fascinating interview.

By the way, RIP Mike Alexander.
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28.10.2009 - 04:38
Derwood
Nice interview, Baz. You're improving with each one.

Nice to hear that my favourite saga, Egil Skallagrimson's, is one of Johan's favourites. I'd love to hear an Amon Amarth concept album based on it. A Bloodshed Over Bochum DVD would be most welcome, as well.
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You can't fight evil with a macaroni duck!
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28.10.2009 - 05:36
tulkas
el parcero
Cool interview. There's a couple of interesting stuff there. And I just have to say that I love his beard, haha.

@baz: I just hate you more and more, dude Had I known you were doing this I would've asked you to please ask him about their show here in Colombia, and how he liked it
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love is like a jar of shit with a strawberry on top
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15.11.2009 - 21:48
AngelofDeth
Cyborg Raptor
Johann would be pretty intimidating to interview, hes basically a viking sent from the past.
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pewpew.. gotcha
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25.11.2009 - 18:42
THE_BLACK_GOD
Account deleted
Very nice interview, thankz Baz its very nice to have more video interviews, cause it wont take your time much. but I have to add that british accent its a little hard to understand for me cause of a lot of american movies! but really nice anyway thankz.

hehe I wanna be in that village nice to hear that
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11.01.2010 - 10:52
Warman
Erotic Stains
Written by Bad English on 27.10.2009 at 20:38

Iron Maiden in Gothenburg Ullevi aka Scandinavium Stadion was 82 000 people in 2005

Ehm, no? I was there. It was 52 000.
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11.01.2010 - 14:20
Bad English
Masterchief
Written by Warman on 11.01.2010 at 10:52

Written by Bad English on 27.10.2009 at 20:38

Iron Maiden in Gothenburg Ullevi aka Scandinavium Stadion was 82 000 people in 2005

Ehm, no? I was there. It was 52 000.


I was to , I saw in enws they told 82 000 but I might understand wrong since my swe was much weeker beck then
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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11.01.2010 - 15:49
Warman
Erotic Stains
Written by Bad English on 11.01.2010 at 14:20

I was to , I saw in enws they told 82 000 but I might understand wrong since my swe was much weeker beck then

No it was 51 000 something, which was the record back then. But they managed to squeese in like 57 000 a week later for U2.
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11.01.2010 - 16:14
Baz Anderson
There you go, it's official. Iron Maiden fans are fatter than U2 fans.
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11.01.2010 - 16:59
Warman
Erotic Stains
Written by Baz Anderson on 11.01.2010 at 16:14

There you go, it's official. Iron Maiden fans are fatter than U2 fans.

That must be it!
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16.10.2011 - 01:21
Cuca Beludo
Account deleted
No subtitles??
Well, guess I should go...
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