AMON AMARTH Announce North American Tour With SABATON And SKELETONWITCH

Amon Amarth have announced a new string of fall North American tour dates in support of their most recent album, Deceiver of the Gods. Support on the lengthy trek will come from the likes of Sabaton and Skeletonwitch, who will be bringing the riffs throughout the majority of the tour. You can  check out the full touring schedule after the break.

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AMON AMARTH Confirm 2014 Winter North American Tour

Amon Amarth have revealed the official touring schedule for their 2014 winter tour in support of their new album Deceiver of the Gods. The band will see massively heavy support from Enslaved and Skeletonwitch throughout the tour’s duration. You can view the dates directly below.

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My Dear Fatherwolf: AMON AMARTH Streaming New Track

Viking metallers Amon Amarth have unleashed a punishing new track from their forthcoming album Deceiver Of The Gods and it has crushed me. No, no no. It’s crushed me in a good way. This is the first I’ve heard of the new Amon Amarth album and it sounds incredible. I mean, this is really good shit. Check out the band’s latest offering “Father Of The Wolf” below. Trust me, you want this.     Continue reading

AMON AMARTH Release Final Segment Of Mini-Documentary

Amon Amarth have released the final part of their three part mini-documentary, Forging Mjolnir, which focuses on the creation of their upcoming record Deceiver of the Gods. In this segment the band focuses on themselves, discussing touring life and hopes for the future. You can find the final segment at this location.

Deceiver of the Gods will be released on June 25th in North America, June 21st in Europe and June 26th in Japan.

-Lane Oliver

AMON AMARTH Release Second Part Of Mini-Documentary

Amon Amarth have released the second part of their Forging Mjolnir mini-documentary, detailing the mythology behind their upcoming record Deceiver of the Gods. Unfortunately, you have to have a Facebook account in order to view the new video. At any rate you can watch the new installment right here.

Deceiver of the Gods will be released on June 25th through Metal Blade.

-Lane Oliver

Shape Shifter: AMON AMARTH Release New Track And Mini-Documentary

Amon Amarth’s Deceiver of the Gods will be released on June 25th and Stereogum has another taste of it for all you mere mortals. The site is streaming the four minute, melodic galloping epic “Shape Shifter” that will make you feel like a barbaric Viking as you mosh around your room or place of work. So be sure to check that out now!

But that’s not all. Amon Amarth has also released the first six minute clip of a three part mini-documentary about the mythology behind the new album. You can watch the first part of Forging Mjolnir at this location.

Amon Amarth will also be touring extensively in Europe as a part of the 2013 European Festival Tour and in North America as a part of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Fest this Summer in support of the new record. You can check out the full list of dates after the jump.

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AMON AMARTH Detail New Album

By Odin’s beard! Amon Amarth have revealed the dirty details on their upcoming Norse God slaying album, Deceiver of the Gods. First off is the epic artwork that, according to the band, “depicts the last battle between the Gods and Loki who arrives at Vigridr field accompanied by the army of the dead during Ragnarok, the end of the world.” The new record will be bestowed upon mere mortals in June of this year through Metal Blade. The album will feature the following track listing:

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Maclyn Bean’s Top 23 Albums Of 2011

This is my Best Albums of 2011 list. Some of these albums are not “metal” per se, but still amazing releases. As you may notice, I’m a fan of prog and grind and instrumental things.

I was fortunate enough to see/will be seeing all of these bands live this year (excluding 2, 6, 7, 14, 15 & 20), and all of these live performances blew my mind.

Haters gonna hate. – Maclyn

23. Thomas Giles – Pulse
22. Touché Amoré -Parting The Sea Between The Brightness and Me
21. Russian Circles – Empros
20. Rotten Sound – Cursed
19. Skeletonwitch – Forever Abomination
18. Textures – Dualism
17. Dream Theater – A Dramatic Turn of Events
16. Scale The Summit – The Collective
15. East of The Wall – The Apologist
14. Meek is Murder – Algorithms
13. All Pigs Must Die – God Is War
12. Animals As Leaders –Weightless
11. Amon Amarth -Surtur Rising

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So There’s This New AMON AMARTH Video That Came Out..

This new video is for the track “Destroyer of the Universe” and it’s a killer track. It was one of my favorites on the band’s latest album Surtur Rising. The video isn’t that epic, but it’s not bad either. It’s a live vid, ya know? Those are kind of hit or miss. I wouldn’t flat out bomb on this because it’s a damn good track and the Amon Amarth dudes might kill me. Anyway, the video isn’t’ bad, like I said, there are just a lot of live videos out there now. Don’t let me spoil your appetite, however. Here is the new video from Amon Amarth!

~R. Gnarly//Dig It or Die.

The Black Dahlia Murder To Get Ritualistic

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Metal Blade is on top of their shit this year. That is for sure. of the last two albums I’ve listened to that have come from Metal Blade, one has been good (Amon Amarth’s Surtur Rising) and one has been amazing (Hate Eternal’s Phoenix From The Ashes) and now the first track from The Black Dahlia Murder’s upcoming release Ritual has made it’s way to my sweet headphones.

This track, “Moonlight Equilibrium” is fantastic. You want shreds? It has the shreds. You want frantic screams mixed with guttural growls? it’s got that too. You want technical riffing? Yes! It has that too! You can listen to it after the jump.

The Michigan monstrosity of melodic death metal’s newest album will be released on July 21st. You can already pre-order the album in all kinds of gnarly fashions including a limited edition box set that looks fucking amazing. [Continue Reading]