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Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Metal Blade News
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:
USA Current Album Chart: #11
USA Billboard Top 200: #19
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