AMON AMARTH: “Slaves Of Fear” Worldwide Track Premiere Via Decibel Magazine’s Deciblog
Johan Hegg Talks To Metal Blade TV About The Concepts Behind The Band’s Upcoming Surtur Rising Full-length
Today, Decibel Magazine’s mighty Deciblog premieres “Slaves Of Fear,” the fourth track off AMON AMARTH’s eagerly anticipated new full-length Surtur Rising. Scheduled for North American release via Metal Blade on March 29, 2011, the record marks the eighth studio offering from the kings of epic, melodic death metal.
To hear “Slaves Of Fear” and read what drummer Fredrik Andersson has to say about the track, visit Decibel Magazine HERE.
In related news, AMON AMARTH frontman Johan Hegg recently caught up with Metal Blade TV for a track-by-track breakdown of Surtur Rising, named in tribute to Surtur, leader of the fire giants of Muspelheim (“flame land”) and the oldest being in the nine worlds of Norse mythology. Check out the 18-minute video clip HERE.
Don’t forget to visit the official Surtur Rising landing page which includes album pre-orders for North America and Europe as well as up-to-the-minute news updates, tour announcements, videos and singles leading up to the record’s release. To access the website, point your browser HERE.
AMON AMARTH Announce American Tour
Band To Perform Two Sets Each Night!
Melodic death metal tyrants AMON AMARTH are proud to announce their 2011 U.S. headlining tour. Simply dubbed “An Evening With AMON AMARTH,” this very special trek will find the band touring without support and instead performing two separate sets each night! One set will feature upcoming album Surtur Rising in its entirety. The Viking-inspired festivities will commence on April 14th in Chicago, Illinois and pillage its way through 17 cities throughout the country before drawing to a climactic close on May 7 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Elaborated drummer Fredrik Andersson: “We’re really excited about the upcoming album, Surtur Rising. And what better way to showcase it by playing the full album on our first U.S. tour for Surtur Rising?! It’s definitely a unique opportunity for our fans because not only will the album be performed live but a second set with material from our previous albums will take place. We want our fans to really experience AMON AMARTH.”
Surtur Rising, the band’s eagerly anticipated eighth studio effort, is scheduled for North American release on March 29, 2011 via Metal Blade Records. Named in tribute to Surtur, leader of the fire giants of Muspelheim (“flame land”) and the oldest being in the nine worlds of Norse mythology, the follow-up to 2008’s heroic Twilight Of The Thunder God, was recorded, mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studios Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren and bears a striking, war-torn cover by Tom Thiel.
An Evening With Amon Amarth
4/14/2011 The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
4/15/2011 Station 4 – Saint Paul, MN
4/16/2011 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
4/17/2011 The Summit Music Hall – Denver, CO
4/19/2011 Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
4/20/2011 Showbox Sodo – Seattle, WA
4/22/2011 The Regency – San Francisco, CA
4/23/2011 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
4/24/2011 House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
4/25/2011 Nile Theatre – Mesa, AZ
4/27/2011 White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
4/29/2011 Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
4/30/2011 Beacham Theatre – Orlando, FL
5/01/2011 Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
5/02/2011 Jaxx – Springfield, VA
5/03/2011 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
5/05/2011 Best Buy Theater – New York, NY
5/06/2011 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
5/07/2011 Theatre Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Tickets are on sale now through all local ticket outlets.
In related news, AMON AMARTH recently performed on the much talked-about 70,000 Tons Of Metal Cruise which took place from January 24th – 28th. The voyage began in Miami, Florida, made its way to Cozumel, Mexico and played host to 40 bands! Check out Metal Injection’s photos of the band ravaging the boat HERE.
“…the Viking war metal Of Amon Amarth is limitless.” The Village Voice