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Amon Amarth new album 'Jomsviking' smashes charts around the world; set to kick off victorious North American headlining tour tomorrow



Sweden's Amon Amarth have been steadily gathering strength and fans over the years, culminating with the stunning performance of the new album Jomsviking on global sales charts this week:

Germany: #1

Austria: #1

Switzerland: #3

Canada: #4

Finland: #4

Sweden: #5

USA Current Album Chart: #11

Australia: #15

USA Billboard Top 200: #19

Belgium: #25

UK: #30

France: #33

Netherlands: #35

Jomsviking - the band's first concept record in their storied career - 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). To purchase and preview Jomsviking, please visit amonamarth.com, where the record is available in various formats, and the videos for "At Dawn's First Light" and "First Kill" can be viewed.

Read on for some reviews of Amon Amarth's acclaimed new album:

"'Jomsviking' is sure to satisfy Amon Amarth fans old and new and sure to rip the face off of any who are not ready." - MetalSucks.net (USA) (4.5/5)

"This latest venture through Norse mythology and barbaric fantasy is likely to go down as an instant fan favorite." - Blabbermouth.net (USA) (8.5/10)

"...the Swedish outfit has returned with a concept record of epic proportions." - PopMatters.com (USA)

"After all the best axes are still being forged by the master!" - Metal Hammer (Germany)

"...you are left with no doubt that Amon Amarth are at the top of their game right now. This is splendid." - Powerplay (UK) (9/10)

"...this is killer business as usual..." - Metal Hammer (UK)

"This album is a genuinely impressive piece of work. Whether you like Vikings or not, this is a brilliant death metal record from a brilliant death metal band." - Musicology (UK) (8/10)

Tomorrow (April 7th), Amon Amarth will kick off their headlining North American tour with fellow Swedes Entombed A.D. and young USA metal upstarts Exmortus. Tickets are available now at amonamarth.com; see below for all dates.

Amon Amarth tour dates
w/ Entombed A.D., Exmortus

Apr. 7 - San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Apr. 8 - Phoenix, AZ - The Pressroom
Apr. 9 - El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
Apr. 10 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
Apr. 12 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Apr. 13 - San Antonio, TX - The Aztec Theater
Apr. 15 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
Apr. 16 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
Apr. 17 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
Apr. 18 - Tampa, FL - The Ritz
Apr. 20 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
Apr. 21 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
Apr. 22 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theatre
Apr. 23 - Boston, MA - House of Blues
Apr. 25 - Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
Apr. 26 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
Apr. 28 - Quebec City, QC - Imperial
Apr. 29 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
Apr. 30 - Toronto, ON - The Danforth
May 1 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues
May 2 - Detroit, MI - St. Andrews
May 4 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
May 5 - Chicago, IL - The Riviera Theatre
May 6 - Lawrence, KS - The Granada Theater
May 7 - Denver, CO - The Ogden Theater
May 9 - Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium
May 10 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
May 12 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick
May 13 - Saskatoon, SK - O'Brian's Event Centre
May 14 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Ballroom
May 16 - Vancouver, BC - The Commodore
May 17 - Seattle, WA - Showbox Market
May 18 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
May 20 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
May 21 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern Theater

Amon Amarth line-up:
Johan Hegg - Vocals
Ted Lundstrom - Bass
Johan Soderberg - Guitar
Olavi Mikkonen - Guitar

Amon Amarth online:
http://www.amonamarth.com
http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAmonAmarth
http://twitter.com/amonamarthband
https://www.instagram.com/amonamarth
https://youtube.com/AmonAmarthOfficial
http://giphy.com/amonamarth


Nikki Law
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Metal Blade Records, Inc.
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