Amon Amarth Announces “Jomsviking 2017” Tour with Goatwhore

The Metal Month of May is going to get its crush on with the news that Amon Amarth will be returning to our shores to throttle us once more as a part of the “Jomsviking 2017” tour and they’ll be bringing along labelmates Goatwhore as well. The full press release I received today is below along with the poster and dates. I’ll return at the close with some additional thoughts.

The Press Release:
After touring the world this past year in support of their new album, Jomsviking, Amon Amarth will head back out on the road this spring for a USA tour with Goatwhore! Starting April 30th, the trek also features select appearances by Amon Amarth at some of the nation’s premier music festivals: “Welcome to Rockville”, “Carolina Rebellion”, “Dark Lord Day”, “Northern Invasion”, and “Rock on the Range”.

Amon Amarth comments: “United States! We return to your lands this Spring and we will raid and plunder your little cities as we please. For the first time we will be sailing our longships towards the curious native celebrations called ‘The Loudest Month’ (Welcome To Rockville, Northern Invasion, Carolina Rebellion & Rock On The Range) where we will sack and burn them to the ground and feast on the spoils. Our good friends in the almighty Goatwhore will be joining us on this voyage on all headline shows. You have been warned.”

Goatwhore’s Ben Falgoust (vocals) adds: “We are looking forward to hitting the road with Amon Amarth and playing some raw as fuck metal for you people. Show up with your anger and let’s make some chaos happen. I know you all need to vent some issues. Let’s do it together and crush the opposition. I also hope by the end of this tour I can try to be as cool as Joe Grindo from Theories.”

The Tour Dates:
Apr. 30 – Jacksonville, FL – Welcome to Rockville *
May 1 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl
May 2 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
May 4 – Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre
May 5 – Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion *
May 6 – Richmond, VA – The National
May 8 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
May 9 – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
May 10 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
May 12 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
May 13 – Chicago, IL – Dark Lord Day *
May 14 – Somerset, WI – Northern Invasion *
May 16 – Wichita, KS – The Cotillion
May 17 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theatre
May 19 – Columbia, MO – The Blue Note
May 20 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
May 21 – Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range *

*=Amon Amarth only

As the band’s first concept record in their storied career, Jomsviking tells a tragic, original tale of conflict and revenge, backed by the Swedes’ trademark melodic, anthemic metal – which was produced and mixed once again by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Accept). For their efforts, Amon Amarth landed on the global charts this past year (including a #11 spot on the USA Current Album Billboard Chart!). To purchase and preview Jomsviking, please visit http://www.amonamarth.com

Amon Amarth line-up: Johan Hegg – Vocals, Ted Lundstrom – Bass, Johan Soderberg – Guitar, Olavi Mikkonen – Guitar, Jocke Wallgren – Drums

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Having caught these Metal Vikings twice during their tour for “Jomsviking” I can only say that if you ever considered yourself a fan of their crushing sound, then you must be sure to be among the masses at one of these shows. Johan leads the charge like no other and you will feel the energy all around you when you hit the show. Now let’s consider Goatwhore who are really one of the best live Metal bands for their brand of sound that I have seen in years. This is a one-two punch of power if I dare say so. They will not be hitting my immediate region so I am not yet sure I am going to be a part of the mayhem, but I wonder what you readers think of this new tour and will you attend. Let me know in the comments section below.

Official Website: http://www.amonamarth.com

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