Amon Amarth Schedule
Amon Amarth distinguish themselves in the melodic death metal genre, choosing to sing about
the Viking age, the pre-Christian world and Norse mythology. When asked about being labeled as a Viking metal band during
an interview with The Norse Mythology blog, vocalist Johan Hegg said, "In our mind [this term is] very much associated with
bands that come out of Norway who are playing a very black metal oriented music and that's not what we play. Sure, we have
the same inspirations when it comes to the lyrical themes but musically we're a completely different kind of metal so it's
tricky." He added, "We don't really see ourselves as one of those bands doing pagan folklore music. The reason we took the
Viking theme and mythology theme as a lyrical theme for the band was, perhaps, more accidental from the start. When we wrote
the first song with Viking lyrics, we felt it was a topic that suited the music that we wanted to write really well... It
was something different, as well, from a lot of other bands. In Sweden, I think only Bathory and Unleashed had done anything
like it. For us, it was to do something different, to stand out a little bit, to use those lyrics."
To experience Amon
Amarth's authentic brand of music in person, you can catch them at a live show at places like Upstate Concert Hall in Clifton
Park, New York; Riverside Municipal Auditorium in Riverside, California; The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, California; Ace of Spades
in Sacramento, California; Wonder Ballroom in Portland, Oregon; El Corazon in Seattle, Washington; Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver,
British Columbia; Union Hall in Edmonton, Alberta; Metropolis in Montreal, Quebec; Higher Ground in Burlington, Vermont; Best
Buy Theater in New York, New York; Newport Music Hall in Columbus, Ohio; Bijou Theatre in Knoxville, Tennessee; The Fillmore
in Charlotte, North Carolina; Iron City in Birmingham, Alabama; The Civic Theatre in New Orleans, Louisiana; The Pageant in
Saint Louis, Missouri; Mojoes in Joliet, Illinois; Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak, Michigan; The Rave-Eagles Club in
Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and more!
Amon Amarth Background
Initially established as a band dubbed, Scum, Swedish
death metal act Amon Amarth surfaced in 1988. They took their new name officially in 1992 and cut their debut demo, Thor Arise,
a year later. But, because of sound complications, Thor Arise never made it to the store shelves but the band soldiered on
and came out with Arrival of the Fimbul Winterin 1994. All 1,000 copies sold fast and soon after, Amon Amarth inked a deal
with Pulverised, a Singapore label. Around 1996, Amon Amarth released Sorrow Throughout the Nine Worlds. Two years later,
Once Sent from the Golden Hall dropped. This effort was depicted as "a compelling fusion of buzzsaw riff work, melodic harmonies
and soul-crushing rhythms punctuated by Hegg's callous black/death roar and accounts of Norse battles and treachery" and cemented
Amon Amarth's reputation globally. In 2001, Crusher dropped. A year later, Versus the World, came out followed by Fate of
Norns (2004) and With Oden on Our Side (2006). The latter put them on the Billboard charts for the first time. The highly
praisedTwilight of the Thunder God(2008) served as their breakthrough album, cracking several Top 10 end-of-year lists. Surtur
Rising was their next effort, which came out in 2011. Their most recent effort is Deceiver of the Gods, which included Messiah
Marcolin, former vocalist for Candlemass.
Amon Amarth Albums
Amon Amarth's discography is comprised of
one compilation album, one video album, one EP, six music videos and nine studio albums. Their studio albums include: Once
Sent from the Golden Hall (1998); The Avenger (1999); The Crusher (2001); Versus the World (2002); Fate of Norns (2004); With
Oden on Our Side (2006); Twilight of the Thunder God (2008); Surtur Rising (2011); and Deceiver of the Gods (2013).
Amon Amarth Trivia
Did you know that Amon Amarth borrows its name from J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth? Yes, it's
true. Lord of Rings fanatics know that Amon Amarth is the daunting locale at the ends of Middle Earth, the destination to
which Frodo is tasked with taking the One Ring.
Amon Amarth Concert Experience
Swedish death metal pioneers
Amon Amarth bust the mold of the typical rock band, right down to their name. Amon Amarth have cracked the Billboard charts,
and they sustain their position as a top global touring act. If you haven't had the opportunity to catch them live, now is
your chance to do so!
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