The mighty Johan Hegg of Amon Amarth will spin crushing tracks off of their upcoming release “Jomsviking” at Saint Vitus Bar along with other selections that make this Metal giant a very happy man. Come down and raise the horns, or drink from one at Brooklyn’s awesome Metal concert space. This event is free but is 21+ with proper ID. If you cannot make it, you can still pre-order the new album on Amazon care of the link below. It will help prepare you for their upcoming tour with Entombed.
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.
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. Continue reading Amon Amarth Announce Spring US Tour For “Jomsviking”→
The thunderous storm is coming as Amon Amarth brings their “Deceiver Of The Gods” Tour to North America and will do so with support from Enslaved and Skeletonwitch. Now that is going to be an exciting show. Check out the poster.
Artist: Amon Amarth Venue: Best Buy Theater (New York, NY) Opener: n/a Date: 5/5/2011 Label: Metal Blade Records
To say that this was one hell of a week in NYC would be an understatement. The spirits of the Big Apple’s residents was still on a high with the news that only a few days ago, that US Armed Forces had located and killed the terrorist leader and hated asshole Osama Bin Laden. Resultant of this historic action, the President of the United States had come to town to make a speech about it all but for those in the Metal Republic, the best place to be tonight would be at The Best Buy Theater where the mighty Swedes of Amon Amarth were going to be performing. It was a little over a year ago when we last saw the band who was at the time continuing their trek around the world in support of the “Twilight Of The Thunder God” album. The show also featured Eluveitie and Holy Grail and was a great experience for all assembled at Irving Plaza for sure. Now after a reasonable breather to record some new material they were back on US Soil and ready to deliver a crushing set of mythically themed and heroic Death Metal. Continue reading Amon Amarth @ Best Buy Theater (5/5/2011)→
Artist: Amon Amarth Venue: The Fillmore NY (New Yotk, NY) Opener: Eluveitie, Holy Grail Date: 4/25/2010 Label: Metal Blade Records
Once again New York City was finding that they needed to prepare for a Viking invasion as the mighty Amon Amarth were making a return to the vicinity and bringing along those Pagan Folk Metallers Eluveitie with them. We’ve seen Amon Amarth doing their thing a few times already and while they have been around for years, tonight would only be my fourth time seeing them in action. It’s always a solid night of Metal when these Swedes come a calling and since we have not caught them since the latter part of 2008, we felt it was high time to take part in the show. The gig went something like this…….
Holy Grail: Starting off the show would be Prosthetic Records recording artists Holy Grail and this would be my very first time seeing them do their thing. I love the name right off the bat as it resonates with the kind of energy one expects from a Metal band and luckily their live sound matched. The attacked the stage with a healthy dose of what we now call “Traditional Metal” and I am so much more inclined to that than “Old School” when it comes down to classification. I liked what I was hearing and have yet to hear their official debut on the label, but it is safe to say that if you are enjoying bands like White Wizzard who are also doing a similar thing, than your quest for the Holy Grail has completed since they are now officially here to deliver the goods. I wish them well, and will definitely see them again if the time permits. Onto a little Eluveitie. Continue reading Amon Amarth @ Fillmore at Irving Plaza (4/25/2010)→