VIKING METAL WITH BIG BEARDS. That’s why you’re here, right? To see lots of photos of Johan Hegg and the lads from Amon Amarth headbang to their top-notch brand of sub-genre metal. Yes? Our man Mike Burnell was on hand to get lots of photos of just that when the band’s recent UK tour landed in Brighton.
November 18th, 2013
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.
June 26th, 2013
Deceiver of the Gods
25 June 2013
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.
March 23rd, 2012
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.
March 18th, 2012
March 16th, 2011
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.
January 22nd, 2011
Metal Blade Records
ETA 29 March 2011
August 5th, 2010
In the first of a new regular feature, we take you on an epic safari through the animal kingdom with one purpose: to discover the most metal creatures on the face of the earth. Following strict, scientific (ahem) criteria, we will rate each creature on their METAL credentials. For the inaugural column, we have been inspired by Kvelertak’s awesome showing at Sonisphere and chosen…
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.
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.