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AMON AMARTH To Make History With THE GREAT HEATHEN TOUR

Following the news that they will make history as the first extreme metal band to headline the Kia Forum this December, undisputed kings of Viking heavy metal, Amon Amarth, have today announced that the historic evening will be celebrated with another first of its kind as terrestrial radio’s queen of hard rock Full Metal Jackie combines forces with Sirius XM’s Jose Mangin (Liquid Metal) to co-present the Los Angeles event in celebration of the metal genre.

Amon Amarth will be bringing their infamous theater production to their North American tour, a spectacle that fans have come to expect over the course of their touring career. Additionally, full-scale European production is coming to North American arenas this winter when they play the world famous Los Angeles Kia Forum, Place Bell in Montreal and Hammerstein ballroom in New York City as part of their gargantuan The Great Heathen Tour. The band have released a brand new tour teaser which gives fans a small taste of what to expect and can be viewed below.

Along with their awe-inspiring stage show, featuring Viking ships, a Viking helmet drum riser, live battle reenactments, the now infamous “Viking Row” and enough pyro to raze several villages to the ground, Amon Amarth will also be bringing one of the best lineups of the year with them as they are joined for the full run by fellow genre legends Carcass, Obituary and Cattle Decapitation. These history making shows will see Amon Amarth become the first ever extreme metal band to headline arenas in North America. A truly exceptional feat for a European viking metal band who started touring the US in the early 2000’s, playing bars and clubs.

Speaking on their upcoming North American raid, Amon Amarth share;

“Heathens! Come make a battle to remember with us on these monumental and historic raids along with our fellow brothers in metal Carcass, Obituary and Cattle Decapitation. Let’s make these the biggest death metal shows in history in this country! Bring your viking spirit and get ready to raise your horns and row like you’ve never rowed before! See you at the shows!”

Amon Amarth 

THE GREAT HEATHEN TOUR 

US HEADLINE RUN W/ CARCASS, OBITUARY AND CATTLE DECAPITATION

Friday, November 11 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl *

​Saturday, November 12 – Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Financial Theater

Monday, November 14 – San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theater

Tuesday, November 15 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center

Wednesday, November 16 – Dallas, TX @ Southside Ballroom

Friday, November 18 – Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle

Saturday, November 19 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live

Sunday, November 20 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore

Tuesday, November 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore

Wednesday, November 23 – Boston, MA @ MGM Music Hall at Fenway

Friday, November 25 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore

Saturday, November 26 – Chicago, IL @ The Aragon Ballroom

Sunday, November 27 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Andrew J Brady Music Center

Wednesday, November 30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE**

Thursday, Dec 01 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom

Friday, Dec 02 – Toronto, ON @ History

Saturday, Dec 03 – Laval, QC @ Place Bell         

Monday, Dec 05 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee

Tuesday, Dec 06 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore

Wednesday, Dec 07- Kansas City, MO @ Uptown

Friday, Dec 09 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore

Saturday, Dec 10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex

Monday, Dec 12 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO

Tuesday, Dec 13 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

Thursday, Dec 15 – Wheatland, CA @ Hard Rock Live

Friday, Dec 16 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA

Saturday, Dec 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Kia Forum

*No Carcass 

**Non-Live Nation date

Armed with their 12th and arguably finest album to date, Amon Amarth have swung back into full action with a bloody, broadsword-wielding vengeance. The release of the new album ‘The Great Heathen Army ‘ kick-started another relentless global campaign, commencing with a co-headlining tour of Europe alongside Machine Head and fellow countrymen The Halo Effect, before they set sail across the Atlantic with their sights firmly set on making history on North American shores. Still ruthlessly devoted to the ways of the warrior, Amon Amarth have Odin’s wind in their sails like never before. 

The 9-track aural assault that is “The Great Heathen Army” is available now HERE.

AMON AMARTH Drop Video For New Track “Find A Way Or Make One”

Album “The Great Heathen Army” Out Now

The brand new album from undisputed kings of Viking heavy metal, Amon Amarth – ‘The Great Heathen Army’ has finally landed today via Metal Blade Records. Stream the full album HERE. To celebrate the release of their twelfth studio album, Amon Amarth have also released the official music video for brand new track “Find A Way Or Make One“. Watch the new video below.

Speaking on the release of their latest opus, Amon Amarth share

“Heathens! The time is here for the arrival of The Great Heathen Army! This record has many elements that make up Amon Amarth in 2022, from the dark and brutal death metal of “Oden Owns You All” to the sing-along of “Heidrun” to Biff Byford’s amazing guest vocals on “Saxons and Vikings” and much more. We’re ready to take this record around the world for a two year raid and we’ll see you soon at the shows.”

Elaborating on the video for brand new track, “Find A Way Or Make One“, the band continue

“We did this video with director Mikis Fontagnier in Frankfurt, Germany and with it we wanted to try something different. This video is our take on the style of some of our favorite videos we grew up on as kids, like Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and Motorhead’s “Killed By Death”. We had some fun making this and it was definitely fun to smash up a stale old business office!”

In a unique partnership with Drops AR, Amon Amarth have hidden five virtual trading cards in an augmented reality scavenger hunt. Each card represents a band member and contains an exclusive song preview from the new album.

The hunt takes place in WebAR, meaning no app needs to be downloaded and anyone can participate. Head HERE for the scavenger hunt, where fans will also have the chance to enter to win an exclusive package that includes an Amon Amarth box set, a Blood Red Marbled vinyl and a music cassette.

Continuing the tradition of conquering new ground, Amon Amarth recently announced that they will be setting sail for US shores this Fall for what is set to be the death metal raid of the year. The Great Heathen Tour, produced by Live Nation, will pillage its way across North America this coming November/December, razing 27 cities to the ground in its wake. The tour concludes with a special show at the Kia Forum, Los Angeles where Amon Amarth will bring their full European production and become the first death metal band to headline the famous venue. No Sleep Til………..Los Angeles!!

AMON AMARTH New Single and Music Video “The Great Heathen Army”

Undisputed kings of Viking heavy metal, Amon Amarth, have dropped brand new single, “The Great Heathen Army” today. The new song is the title track from their recently announced twelfth studio album and is accompanied by brand new music video directed by Pavel Trebukhin and shot in Riga, Latvia. Stream the new track HERE and watch the new video below. The new album will be released on Friday, August 5th, 2022 via Metal Blade Records. Pre-orders available now HERE

Speaking on the announcement of their new album, AMON AMARTH share

“The armada of the Great Heathen Army is at sea on the way to raid, but before we land at distant shores on August 5th we have a new single and video for you to feast on. This is the title track from the new album with a video we shot with the talented Pavel Trebukhin in Riga, Latvia. Who will you choose to fight with? The Vikings or the Saxons? Choose well and the Gods will decide your fate.”

One of the best-loved metal bands in the world, AMON AMARTH are firmly dedicated to aiming high when they hit the studio. Recorded with esteemed studio guru Andy Sneap at the controls, ‘The Great Heathen Army’represents another bold leap forward for the band, as their trademark sound undergoes yet another skilful, evolutionary overhaul, both lyrically and musically. From the noisily rabble-rousing “Find A WayOr Make Oneand the pummelling, pugilistic “Get In The Ring, to the evocative fury of “Saxons & Vikings and the cinematic squall of the title track, ‘The Great Heathen Army encapsulates the essence of this legendary band, while still allowing acres of space for new ideas.

AMON AMARTH Announce New Album “The Great Heathen Army”

Drop New Track/Video “Get In The Ring”

Undisputed kings of Viking heavy metal, Amon Amarth, have announced their twelfth studio album, ‘The Great Heathen Army’ today. The 9-track aural assault will be released on Friday, August 5th, 2022 via Metal Blade Records. Pre-orders available now with the first 1000 orders at the band’s European Victorious Merch store receiving a free signed poster.

Today’s announcement is highlighted by the release of brand new track and accompanying music video, “Get In The Ring” which was written for AEW pro-wrestling star Erick Redbeard, who also stars in the music video .

Speaking on the announcement of their new album, AMON AMARTH vocalist, Johan Hegg shares

“Overall ‘The Great Heathen Army’ is one of the heavier albums we’ve made. There are some dark and heavy songs that are really powerful and in-your-face, but we obviously have some trademark melodic Amon Amarth songs on there as well, and a few surprises too. It’s a really well-balanced album. It sounds great. Andy Sneap is awesome. It was great to be able to work with him again.”

Gutiarist, Olavi Mikkonen adds

“We’ve been away making new music and we’re back with new darker, more death-metal sounding album. If “Berserker” was our “heavy metal” album, then The Great Heathen Army is our “death metal” album. But with that said, it’s still very much contemporary Amon Amarth, but perhaps style-wise we have gone back to our roots a little bit.”

On the release of new single “Get In The Ring“, Mikkonen continues

“I really like “Get In The Ring” which was written for our friend Erick Redbeard the pro wrestler as an “entrance” song for him. The lyrics are obviously written to fit both Viking and wrestling themes, and you can also see Erick as the lead character in the new video for the song. We shot the video in Wroclaw, Poland with our friends Grupa 13 and they helped us create this dark and epic Mad Max meets Viking underground super brutal fight club for the video clip.”

One of the best-loved metal bands in the world, AMON AMARTH are firmly dedicated to aiming high when they hit the studio. Recorded with esteemed studio guru Andy Sneap at the controls, ‘The Great Heathen Army’represents another bold leap forward for the band, as their trademark sound undergoes yet another skilful, evolutionary overhaul, both lyrically and musically. From the noisily rabble-rousing “Find A WayOr Make Oneand the pummelling, pugilistic “Get In The Ring, to the evocative fury of “Saxons & Vikings and the cinematic squall of the title track, ‘The Great Heathen Army encapsulates the essence of this legendary band, while still allowing acres of space for new ideas.

Armed with their 12th and arguably finest album to date, AMON AMARTH are poised to return to full action with a bloody, broadsword-wielding vengeance. The release of ‘The Great Heathen Army will kick-start another relentless global campaign, commencing with a co-headlining tour of Europe alongside Machine Head and fellow countrymen The Halo Effect. Still ruthlessly devoted to the ways of the warrior, AMON AMARTH have Odin’s wind in their sails like never before. For tickets and further information head to AmonAmarth.com.

Amon Amarth Release Official Music Video ‘PUT YOUR BACK INTO THE OAR’

Acclaimed Viking overlords and modern masters of heavy metal, Amon Amarth have today revealed their brand new, pulverising single “Put Your Back Into The Oar”, an ode to the epic Viking row. The standalone single was recorded & mixed in January 2021 at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden with producer Jens Bogren. Released via the band’s own label Victorious Music, the track was exclusively premiered on SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal yesterday and was subsequently played every hour throughout the day. Find “Put Your Back Into The Oar” on streaming platforms here .

Amon Amarth comment,

“We’ve been quiet over the last 2 years, but we’ve been at home in Sweden hard at work behind the scenes. Much has been said about fans coming to our shows to have fun and doing the “epic Viking row”. Well we thought it was a good idea to write a song about it! This one is for you, the fans, wherever you are – and may Odin guide you as you row to your destiny in uncharted seas! Enjoy the song and video while we continue to work on a new album. We can’t wait to see all you heathens soon.”

The official video also premiered today on the band’s YouTube channel. Shot in England over 3 days in October 2021, the atmospheric, cinematic video was produced by Twin V and directed by Ryan MackFall at Crashburn Media.

Amon Amarth stand tall and unassailable: over 25 years into a career that has seen them evolve from humble origins in the dark, dank rehearsal rooms of their native Tumba to their current status as explosive festival headliners and one of the metal world’s most widely adored bands. 

Formed in 1992, Amon Amarth became modern metal greats the hard way. Ruthlessly dedicated to creating new music and taking it out on the road, the Swedes steadily built a formidable reputation as a ferocious live band and, as the years passed, were increasingly recognized for their recorded achievements too. Since the dawn of the millennium, Amon Amarth have been unstoppable. 

Breakthrough releases like 2006’s ‘With Oden On Our Side and its now legendary follow-up, 2008’s ‘Twilight Of The Thunder God, further cemented their popularity throughout the metal world, while the band’s stage show evolved with each successive tour, transforming into one of modern metal’s truly great spectacles. Amon Amarth returned in 2019 with their biggest, boldest and most bombastic musical statement to date – ‘Berserker– which brought with it an epic, history-making trek across North America with fellow Swedes Arch Enemy, At The Gates, and Grand Magus and saw multiple sell-outs. To date the band have clocked up a mammoth 270 million YouTube views and 547 million streams across their releases with over 2 million albums sold worldwide.

The follow-up to 2019’s much lauded ‘Berserkeralbum is in development for a possible Summer 2022 release.