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Amon Amarth Announce Spring US Tour For “Jomsviking”

Oh Hell Yes!!!!! It’s always great news to find out that the mighty Amon Amarth will be heading to the states and doing a lengthy tour and making it a point to stop in our neck of the woods. Imagine the distress across the Metal Legions that my own city would face at such news. Not only are they bringing along Entombed A.D.and Exxmortus but they will be supporting a sure to be crushing new album entitled “Jomsviking” as well. I’ve copied the full on press release for your edification and will return with some closing thoughts at the end. Check it out.

Tour - Amon Amarth - Jomsviking 2016

The Press Release:
Swedish metal kings, AMON AMARTH, today confirm the details of their North American headlining tour this Spring. Set to run from April 7th through May 21st, the lengthy trek will find the band joined by fellow Swedes Entombed A.D and young USA metal upstarts Exmortus! Presale tickets are available now at AmonAmarth.com. Tickets go on sale on Friday, January 29th at 10AM local time at AmonAmarth.com.

The tour will follow the release of AMON AMARTH’s tenth studio album, Jomsviking, set for unveiling in North America via Metal Blade Records on March 25th. 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.
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“Earache My Eye” by Various Artists

Artist: Various Artists
Title: “Earache My Eye”
Label: Earache Records
Release Date: 5/13/2008
Genre: Heavy Metal
Rating: 2.5/5

Originally released on VHS in 1989, “Earache My Eye” is finally available on DVD and should appease those who have longed for this to be the case. It allows them the chance to upgrade and put up the original on auction so they can sit back and enjoy the molten hot material that is loaded on this release with better audio and video clarity. In 1989 I wasn’t listening to this level of heavy music yet so I enjoyed getting the chance to see some of the earliest videos made by bands like At The Gates, Carcass and Godflesh, especially since these are groups that have come to influence many of the bands that formed after them. You also can’t go wrong with the clever Doom riffs of old Cathedral and their Old School video blends in with some Vincent Price horror movie footage from the film “Witchfinder General”. The guys in Sleep offer up almost a garage band setting for their killer tune “Dragonaut” but I fear I was at a loss about any further information on them which was a shame since I really enjoyed this tune. The intrinsic basic feel in this video made me feel that any band can make a video that works to bring their material to life.
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