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Surprise! Amon Amarth have decided to stop singing about Vikings and instead will focus entirely on Strawberry Shortcake from now on! I jest! Of course they have a new video and it is still about Vikings, you feeble peasants! Though the look of the video is actually like an old fashioned fight club/gambling den, oddly. Regardless, it is still another blood drenched winner from Jomsviking! Ahhh, the guitar solo section is so tasty like fine mead!

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Swedish melodic death metallers Amon Amarth are preparing to reissue their fifth and sixth albums via their long-time record label Metal Blade. Fate of Norns and With Oden On Our Side are 13 and 11 years old respectively.

Metal Blade has already re-released Amon Amarth’s debut album Once Sent From The Golden Hall as well as 1999’s The AvengerThe Crusher and Versus The World.

Amon Amarth released their latest album, Jomsviking, in 2016.

Check out the full list of options for both Fate of Norns and With Oden On Our Side here.

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Amon Amarth premiere “At Dawn’s Light” video

Posted by longhairedpoet on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 4:37 PM (PST)

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Swedish metallers Amon Amarth are preparing to release their latest album Jomsviking on March 25 via Metal Blade Records.

Yesterday they released the video for their song “At Dawn’s First Light”, off of the upcoming album.

Check out the video for “At Dawn’s First Light” and Amon Amarth tour dates here.

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The Saint Vitus Bar listening party for the sure to be a hugely victorious new Amon Amarth ear pillager Jomsviking was a great event. The already classic yet still newer venue (in the larger scheme of things) hosted a small gathering of some of the most viking metal faithful writers in the scene and various label and musician types as vocalist Johan Hegg of Amon Amarth held court.

The thunderous music was a delight to behold, the full throttle charge of instant anthem “First Kill” (complete with some awesome descending riffs and Johan’s mighty roar) letting us know this was indeed a full blown Amon Amarth battle cry. One does not simply get to their tenth album of Viking themed melodeath and suddenly put out an album of squishy water in your jelly flip flop pool party tunes, for example.

No. Dudes open their new record with the lyrics ,“The first man I killed was the Earl’s right hand man!” growled like it means everything to Johan. These dudes have the power of At the Gates yet with the intense epic feel of European sagas. Outlaw anthems to melt the heart of Skade, the Ski-goddess.

Johan welcomed the writers and PR people, some of us meeting for the first time as people had flown in from the West Coast for the special, exclusive event. He was very friendly but said he hoped we liked the record and made a funny threatening growl at us. My guitarist Ryan Rios from our band GET OUT. had driven me, as I am pretty nearsighted and shitty in metropolitan areas, and he noted that “Raise Your Horns” in particular reminded him of some of the classic styles that made “Runes To My Memory” from With Odin On Our Side so memorable. “The Way Of The Vikings” stood out to me as one of the most aggressive and anthemic tracks yet from a band known for crushing mead halls beneath their treading boots.

The record sounded absolutely incredible and it was cool to run into some old friends like John from Candiria or meet Frank from Metal Injection in person finally or other assembled Metal Blade homies. Jomsviking is really, really uncompromising and good. The epic feel you love is there and yet the songs seem a bit faster, at least to me. There are still some slower war marches and even an awesome, prickly inside cameo from the legendary Valkyrie, er …warlock (World of Warcraft forums say ladies can be Warlocks too) Doro Pesch that raises the whole record to even further Asgardian heights on penultimate track “A Dream That Cannot Be”.

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Late March Amon Amarth will unleash their 10th studio album  Jomsviking, via Metal Blade Records (North America)/Sony Music (International)! Jomsviking – the band’s first concept record in their storied career – tells a tragic tale of love and revenge, backed by the Swedes’ trademark melodic, anthemic metal, which was produced and mixed once again by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Accept) and also features special guest session drummer Tobias Gustafsson (Vomitory).

The epic original story is set in the world of the Jomsvikings, the legendary order of mercenary Vikings. As front-man Johan Hegg explains: “The Jomsvikings were a shadowy and legendary sect of Viking mercenaries, as shrouded in myth now as they were when they fought across Europe and the Middle East. Ruthless and deadly warriors who fought for the highest bidder, their code was simple: Show no fear. Never retreat. Defend your brothers, and when called upon, avenge their deaths. I felt we were finally ready to use their story as the jumping off point for an Amon Amarth album. The Jomsvikings and their world is the background for the story of a young man that is in love with a girl but unfortunately she’s being married off. He accidentally kills a man when this happens and he has to flee – but he swears to have revenge and win her back. He can’t let go of the past. He feels that he’s been wronged and his life has been destroyed. The way the story evolves is not a happy story.”

 

By far their most ambitious project to date, Jomsviking is available for pre-order in various formats now at ‪amonamarth.com (see below for the official track-listing) – where fans can also view the video for the album’s first single, “First Kill”. Produced by Grupa 13 (http://www.grupa13.com) and directed by Darek Szermanowicz (Behemoth), “First Kill” was filmed in Gohrweide (Germany) and Warsaw (Poland) and features a cinematic depiction of the violent, brutal lyrics, along with powerful live footage of the band performing with their full dragon head and pyro stage-set.

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“Deceiver Of The Gods” clip by Amon Amarth sets forth to glory

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 5:00 PM (PST)

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Swedish heavy metal icons, Amon Amarth, have launched their brand new music video, the title track to their 2013 album, Deceiver of the Gods. The video features clips from the upcoming film, Northmen – A Viking Saga, which stars Tom Hopper, Ryan Kwanten, Ken Duken, and features Johan Hegg as Valli. The film is scheduled for release this Autumn. It’s no surprise, given the level of talent and eye-catching visuals of the film that this will be the most remarkable Amon Amarth video to date. Watch the video now at bloody-disgusting.com HERE. For more information about Northmen, click HERE.

About Northmen – A Viking Saga:

In the 9th century a group of Vikings, commanded by captain Asbjörn, is approaching Britain, aiming to plunder the rich monasteries in the north of the island. But their ship gets caught in a storm and is smashed to pieces on the rocks off the coast of Scotland, the only part of Britain without any Viking settlements. When Inghean, daughter of the Scottish King Dunchaid, by chance falls into Viking hands, they see the opportunity for demanding a large ransom. King Dunchaid immediately sets his “wolfpack” – a group of mercenaries well known for their savagery – on them. The Northmen with their hostage now have to force their way through the rough highlands, where they meet the brave and mysterious Christian monk Conall. Having the wolfpack close on their heels, a desperate race against time begins. A battle over life and death…

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Amon Amarth added to Knotfest Japan (that is a melting pot!)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 7:41 AM (PST)

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Sweden’s Amon Amarth will be sailing to Tokyo, Japan for KNOTFEST 2014! The festival takes place on November 15th and November 16th, with Slipknot headlining both days. Amon Amarth will be performing on the 16th along with Korn, Trivium, In Flames, Five Finger Death Punch, and more. Tickets, the complete line up, and more information can be found at http://knotfestjapan.com.

Earlier this month, a brand new trailer was released for Northmen – A Viking Saga, the upcoming action film featuring Amon Amarth’s Johan Hegg. Hegg appears alongside Ryan Kwanten (True Blood, Knights of Badassdom), Ken Duken (Inglourious Basterds), Tom Hopper (Merlin, Doctor Who), and more. To view the official trailer (watch for Hegg in action around the 1:28 mark), visit facebook.com/NorthmenMovie or simply click HERE.

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The hardened soldiers over at Metal Injection have awesomely been posting full pro shot sets from Wacken 2014 -including the likes of Motorhead, Emperor– and more. My fave so far has been the awesome performance from Amon Amarth, opening their set with “Father Of The Wolf” and laying waste from there to everything in their path.

Click HERE to watch the set and head bang for Odin.

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Amon Amarth premiere epic ‘Father of the Wolf’ video

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 9:23 AM (PST)

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Amon Amarth have gone and made the most metal video you probably will see anytime soon. This raises things to a whole new level of Viking awesome, a ten minute mini-movie about Loki’s unrest. I actually got scared during the part where the freaked out dude at the campfire asks the other traveler if he can hear the dead coming. If this doesn’t chill and then subsequently get your blood pumping, I got no idea how to help you.

Amon Amarth  premiered this stunning production video for the track “Father Of The Wolf” at the first date of the US tour-taking place last night in Las Vegas (Friday January 17). You can see the video for yourselves HERE.

This IS heavy metal!

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Amon Amarth reveal artwork and title for their new album

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, April 12, 2013 at 11:04 AM (PST)

AmonAmarthLogoSwedish viking metal band Amon Amarth have announced the title and revealed the artwork for their upcoming album. The upcoming album is titled Deceiver of the Gods and is set for release June of 2013 via Metal Blade Records. Deceiver of the Gods will be the bands eighth studio album and is a follow up to the bands 2011 Sutur Rising.

You can see the artwork here.

The album was produced by Andy Sneap of Arch Enemy, Exodus and Megadeth fame. The band explained why they chose to go with Sneap here:  “We were looking for a change, and Andy has been in our thoughts for some years now. After meeting with him, we felt a good connection. We think this is going to be a ripper.” 

The band also had the following to say about the album artwork: “The cover depicts the last battle between the Gods and Loki who arrives at Vigridr field accompanied by the army of the dead during Ragnarok, the end of the world.”

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Amon Amarth entering studio

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 9:17 AM (PST)

Swedish melodic death metal band Amon Amarth have announced that they have finished the writing process for their next album. There is no word yet on the title or released date but if every other album the band has released is any indication it will be released via Metal Blade Records.

The album will be a follow up the the bands 2011 Sutur Rising and the band stated the following “We’re ready to enter the studio to start recording in the new year.”

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Eluveitie release making of “Havoc” video

Posted by jrod1209 on Friday, February 17, 2012 at 4:46 PM (PST)

Swiss folk metallers Eluveitie have released a short documentary on the making of their video clip for the song “Havoc”.

“Havoc” comes off the band’s upcoming album Helvetios which will be released February 28th via Nuclear Blast records. The video was produced by Polish production company “Grupa13” (Behemoth, Amon Amarth) who has worked with the band most recently on the clips for “A Rose For Epona” and “Thousandfold“ – the latter coming off the last album, Everything Remains… As It Never Was.

Check out the video here.

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Amon Amarth announce 20th anniversary shows

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 8:15 AM (PST)

The true vikings of Swedish melodic death metal Amon Amarth have announced a 20th anniversary mini-tour in Germany, Poland, and Holland.

The band has stated through it’s official website:

“To celebrate our 20 years anniversary as a band we are going to arrange 5 special shows which will take place this August in Germany, Poland and Holland.  We will perform 2 full sets with songs from our entire career and there will also be a meet and greet.  More details to be announced later.”

Click here for a list of tour dates.

Amon Amarth’s latest recording was released June 27th, 2011 on Metal Blade Records and titled Surtur Rising.  The album was named as a tribute to Surtur, leader of the fire giants of Muspelheim and the oldest being in the nine worlds of Norse mythology.

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MR Staff Picks: Top Ten Metal Albums Of 2011 (MetalRiotJD)

Posted by JDKleinhans on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 11:43 PM (PST)

A good new year to you, my fellow heathens, JD here with the list of the “Top Ten” metal albums of 2011.

I was hoping to have this list out before the end of 2011, but good lord… Not only was it a phenomenal year for metal but for music as a whole and narrowing it all down to a “Top Ten” list sucks! With that said, we’re here to keep it 100% Metal Riot.

Seeing how you heathens enjoy commenting on our picks for our Cover Art contests, I am thoroughly looking forward to the shredding I’m sure to receive for my “Top Ten” picks. So, take a wander through THE LIST and please, leave a comment.

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Starting today, fans can check out the new Amon Amarth music video for the track “Destroyer of the Universe” off the band’s latest release “Surtur Rising“. The live video, which is premiering exclusively on BlankTV, was shot on the band’s May 6th stop in Philadelphia, PA at the Theatre Of Living Arts by director David Brodsky of MyGoodEye (The Black Dahlia Murder, The Devin Townsend Project, Suicide Silence, Municipal Waste, Whitechapel, etc).

“This time around we wanted to catch the energy and atmosphere of a live show, so we simply went for a live video. We look forward to get back to North America in August to continue and fulfill the ‘Evening’ tour, meanwhile enjoy the video.” comments guitarist Olavi Mikkonen.

Check out the video here and be sure to leave a comment.

Don’t forget to catch Amon Amarth live when the band returns to North America for the second leg of the “An Evening with Amon Amarth” tour. Scheduled to kick off in Vancouver on August 4, the trek will ravage its way through 21 cities, including several Canadian venues, and come to a close in Boise, ID on September 3. The first set will again feature the band performing the recently-released, critically-acclaimed “Surtur Rising” album in its entirety while the second will offer up mixed bag of tunes from their extensive catalog of Norse-inspired awesomeness. Get the full list of dates right here.

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