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Photos: Amon Amarth + Carcass @ Manchester O2 Academy – 13 November 2013

November 18th, 2013

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Metal Hammer’s annual Defenders of the Faith tour is usually a bloody good excuse to catch a whole crop of excellent bands all in one place – this year’s line-up was particularly impressive, with headliners Amon Amarth being backed up by the likes of Carcass, Hell, and Bleed From Within. We got our principal photographer, Mr Gary Wolstenholme, to head on down to Manchester to catch one of the last big metal tours of 2013 do its dirty business all over the O2 Academy.

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Album: Amon Amarth – Deceiver of the Gods

June 26th, 2013

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Amon Amarth
Deceiver of the Gods
Metal Blade
25 June 2013

by David Keevill

Viking Metal – a scourge of Christendom or just a global ballache to genre purists everywhere? Amon Amarth are foisted with this most divisive tag; for anybody who’s spent five seconds with the music of these Swedish bruisers, it’s apparent that they’re about as likely to fit into a Hammerheart-era Bathory-shaped mould as Falling In Reverse are.

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Live: Hammerfest IV – The Hammer of Thor – 17 March 2012

March 23rd, 2012

Skindred at Hammerfest 2012 by Gary Wolstenholme Thrash Hits

Well, he survived – and here’s the final proof. In the last of his three reports from Hammerfest IV, David Keevill pretends he didn’t have a permanent hangover, and reviews Oaf, Cerebral Bore, Mortad, DripBack, Hell, Amon Amarth, and – of course – Saturday night’s headliners, the almighty Skindred.

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Album: Amon Amarth – Surtur Rising

March 16th, 2011

Amon Amarth
Surtur Rising
Metal Blade Records
29 March 2011

by Tom Dare

You imagine Amon Amarth must have approached album number eight in something of a quandary. Eclipsing Twilight Of The Thunder God seemed an unlikely prospect, given that record was as catchy and riff-laden as was it. Maybe that’s why Surtur Rising at first seems a little disappointing – this is a slightly different Amon Amarth to what we’re used to.

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2008 into 2009: Amon Amarth

December 10th, 2008

With their Viking drinking horns on their hips and majestic melodic metal walloping our ears, Amon Amarth were a definite highlight of the Unholy Alliance III tour. Drummer, Fredrik Andersson talks us through his year.

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What was your highlight of 2008?
Definitely going to Australia for the first time!

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?
Most fresh in my memory must be the hangover I had the other day after a party.

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