Amon Amarth Invade Iron Maiden’s “Legacy Of The Beast” Mobile Game

Amon Amarth have invaded Iron Maiden’s “Legacy Of The Beast” mobile game as part of a new in-game event called “Viking Invasion.” The event kicked off today (April 13) and it will run for one month.

A press release offered more details:

“Entitled the “Viking Invasion”, the month-long event takes its broad themes from Iron Maiden‘s song, “Invaders“, from 1982’s The Number of the Beast album. Taking a page out of its own (comic) book, Legacy of the Beast created a new character and storyline borrowing from Amon Amarth‘s latest album, The Berserker.

After a spate of murderous attacks on his village, a lone Berserker vows revenge on the culprits who slaughtered his family. No stranger to battle, retribution or revenge, Eddie, Iron Maiden’s infamous mascot, leads not only the Berserker but also Norse Goddess, Freya, into battle against unrelenting waves of enemies to seek vengeance for the Berserker’s fallen kin. Are these random attacks, or is something more sinister afoot?

Find out when you meet The Berserker in the Viking Invasion Dungeon launching April 13th, 2021 at 5pm PT in Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast mobile game.

“Legacy of the Beast was built on a foundation of Iron Maiden songs, art and history, but has also always been about introducing and developing creative ideas that extended beyond Maiden,” band Manager Rod Smallwood comments, “and, just as we’ve always invited bands out to tour with us, we are delighted to invite some friends to become part of our game and to provide another dimension to the fun, dexterity and excitement of it.”

In Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast, metal and RPG gaming fans take on the role of the band’s iconic mascot, Eddie, who travels through time, across a spectacularly diverse array of worlds in captivating 3D environments. Eddie appears in many forms, each a part of Iron Maiden‘s rich history, and each with a set of special powers and abilities.

Amon Amarth‘s lead vocalist & Viking-in-chief Johan Hegg explains, “To have our own character in the Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast game is just insanely cool! And such an honor. We hope everyone will enjoy our humble contribution to this awesome game!”

Players can earn the Berserker character for free From April 13th – May 12th, 2021.”

Ex-Amon Amarth Drummer Fredrik Andersson Issues Public Apology To His Former Bandmates

Fredrik Andersson has shared what is said to be his “final post” regarding his departure from Amon Amarth. The statement finds the drummer apologizing to his former bandmates and fans “for the grievance [he has] caused fighting a lost case.”

Andersson said the following:

“This will be my final post on the Amon Amarth issue, and it’s a positive one for me as I have come to a realization. I wrote to the members (got no reply) but want to close the book also publicly.

As Einstein said, if you expect a different result you have to try a different approach.

And for the longest time I expected the guys would change their minds or regret their decision. I have now come to terms that they won’t.

They already made up their minds that they are right and are hell-bent on their position. It’s pointless to try to change their minds.

Backstory: After ”The Avenger” we had a deal that we would share everything equally. We shared all money equally so that it would never be a fight about who would have their songs on the album (on the avenger the split was 100% music to Olli and 100% lyrics to Hegg)

The idea was that the best material would always end up on the albums no matter who wrote it. Unfortunately most (not all) of my riffs and ideas were rejected, but with this deal it didn’t matter so much to me, and they were obviously rejected cause they were not good enough.

Five years ago, after a year of fighting about royalty shares, publishing, rights and them asking for a non-disclosure, we sat down with our lawyers trying to come to an agreement. I tried to claim my 20%, but I could not prove which songs I had actually written – the drums are not legally part of the music -hence I lost my share of the rights and had my name removed as songwriter.

They did offer me to keep my share of the songs I had written riffs for but being so few I told them to keep them too. I don’t regret that, but I have to confess I never expected them to actually go through with removing me. They did.

Why I felt entitled to my share: I was never ”hired”, I was asked to join the band when there was no income. There was no business. In fact the first five or so years in the band there was no income. The years 1999-2008 my average yearly income was $15000/year due to low income and lost income from my day-job because of time off for tours etc. No one in the band made big cash. This was the reason we could not record fate of norns together as a band; no one of us could afford to take three weeks off from work if we wanted to also tour on the album.

In 2007 we registerred our business, and started ”making it” around 2008. (With an average $30.000 yearly income) The band progressively got bigger from there on bit we kept a rather low payout and invested alot of our earnings back into the band. One could argue that the shares I claimed would be compensation for lost income/lost pension during the early years. And one could argue that my share from those albums are pretty small compared to what the band makes now. But me and the other members obviously have different opinions about this.

Their standpoint is that we never actually said that any member would get to keep their shares of the music rights if they are no longer in the band. This is true, we never did.
We also never said we WOULDN’T get to keep the shares after a departure. This is something I assumed.

Both these facts are true, but they can’t co-exist. So, I will back down now.

At one point I will know for sure as they will have to adjust their shares too if anyone else of the four members leaves the band or when they collectively retire.

-If they don’t it will be obvious that they just wanted to rip me off of my share. But time will tell if they will get to keep their 25% each -for life- (and 70 years after death). Being the youngest I guess I’ll outlive them 🥳.

Until then, I give them the benefit of the doubt.

So, with all that being said and my final airing of the issues; I apologize to the members and to the fans for the grievance I have caused fighting a lost case. It was wrong of me to assume I should get to keep my share.

I’m now closing the book and I wish the band a continued great success.

Please remember that my anger was never about losing my spot in the band, that has never been the case. I’m glad to not be in the band anymore, and I will gladly never be a part of it again. (Sorry to any fans wanting otherwise, but I think Jocke deserves all the attention he gets and I wish him all the best!)

I’m only disappointed it ended the way it did, and realize it could have ended differently if I had admitted being wrong earlier. Albeit that would’ve been to an even greater economic loss for me.

I will not, however, apologize for calling Johan Hegg a liar. The things he said about me in Sweden Rock Magazine are not true, and he has yet to apologize to me about it.

Peace out”

Amon Amarth Premiere “Fafner’s Gold” Video

Amon Amarth have premiered a new video for their song “Fafner’s Gold.” The clip was recorded during the band’s December 14, 2019 show at König Pilsner Arena in Oberhausen, Germany. The track appears on their 2019 album “Berserker.”

Amon Amarth commented:

“Has anyone ever wondered what it’s like to see a full power Amon Amarth live arena show in Europe? We distilled our Berserker European Tour show and bring it to you via video of ‘Fafner’s Gold‘. It has it all: fire, more fire, fighting Vikings, a flying Viking Helmet riser, giant stone Guardians of Asgaard, an epic sea serpent and…Fafner’s Gold. Please enjoy, stay safe out there and Raise Your Horns!”

In other news, the group have also revealed that their 2016 album “Jomsviking” has gone gold in Germany. They said the following about that:

“Berserkers! Behold, this is our Week of Gold! First, we are very proud to say that our ‘Jomsviking‘ album has been officially Certified Gold in Germany. A mighty special thanks from us to our dedicated German fans for making this happen, for without you on our side we are nothing. This award is a glorious victory for all of us! Skål!”

Amon Amarth To Launch “Berserker” Mobile Game

Amon Amarth will be releasing a new “Berserker” mobile game on February 21. In the game, you will play as Thor as he battles knights, archers, cavalry, and crucifix-wielding monks in medieval England, before taking on the evil King. The group commented:

“Calling all Berserkers! This Friday, February 21’st, a new mini adventure in the Amon Amarth mobile game will be released as a stand alone application on iOS App Store and Google Play. Make sure you get it and compete for awesome prizes! Sign up to our mailing list at amonamarth.lnk.to/signup for more info ⚔️🛡”

Man Dies After Getting Stabbed Outside Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Etc. Show In Edmonton (UPDATED)

UPDATE: According to CBC, the deceased male has since been identified as David Cox. The article also confirmed that the accused is now facing one count of manslaughter and is scheduled to appear in court on October 10.

Original Story:

According to CTV News Edmonton, a 34-year-old man died after getting stabbed while leaving Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, At The Gates, and Grand Magus’ September 30 show at the Edmonton Convention Centre in Edmonton, AB. Officers said the man was involved in an altercation on a Jasper Avenue sidewalk before the stabbing occurred. Bystanders caught the 36-year-old suspect and held him until police arrived. The victim was sent to a hospital, where he passed away from his injuries.

Amon Amarth Premiere “Shield Wall” Video

Amon Amarth have premiered a new video for their song “Shield Wall.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Berserker.”

A press release offered more info on the clip:

“Directed by Phil Wallis and produced by Alexander Milas/Twin V Ltd – the same team behind Amon Amarth‘s 2018 feature-length documentary The Pursuit of Vikings – the aim of Shield Wall was to produce a historically accurate portrayal of the battlefield tactics that Vikings were known and also notorious for.

Working closely with noted Viking scholar and battle reenactor Igor Górewicz of the Triglav and Jomsborg vikings, the video was shot on location in Wolin, Poland – site of the world-renowned annual Festival of Slavs and Vikings – and featured extras from the worlds’ foremost Viking reenactment groups, including Triglav, Maximas von Bracey’s Ulflag and Germany’s Blóðvítnir, longtime friends of Amon Amarth whose longtime member Sana portrays the story’s raiding party commander.”

Arch Enemy & Hypocrisy Added To Amon Amarth’s Upcoming European Tour

Arch Enemy and Hypocrisy have been added to Amon Amarth’s fall European tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

11/14 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
11/15 Munich, GER – Zenith
11/16 Ludwigsburg, GER – MHP Arena
11/17 Prague, CZE – Tipsport Arena
11/19 Zurich, SWI – Samsung Hall
11/20 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
11/22 Barcelona, SPA – Sant Jordi
11/23 Madrid, SPA – Vistalegre
11/25 Paris, FRA – Zenith
11/26 Brussels, BEL – Forest National
11/28 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
11/29 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
11/30 London, UK – O2 Brixton Academy
12/02 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
12/03 Frankfurt, GER – Jahrhunderthalle
12/04 Berlin, GER – Velodrom
12/06 Gothenburg, SWE – Partille Arena
12/07 Stockholm, SWE – Annexet
12/09 Helsinki, FIN – Black Box
12/11 Malmo, SWE – Arena
12/12 Aarhus, DEN – SCC
12/13 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle
12/14 Oberhausen, GER – Koning Pilsener Arena
12/15 Amsterdam, NET – AFAS Live

Amon Amarth Announce European/UK Tour

Amon Amarth have announced a fall European/UK tour. Arch Enemy and Hypocrisy will open on the UK dates.

Tour Dates:

11/14 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
11/15 Munich, GER – Zenith
11/16 Ludwigsburg, GER – MHP Arena
11/17 Prague, CZE – Tipsport Arena
11/19 Zurich, SWI – Samsung Hall
11/25 Paris, FRA – Zenith
11/26 Brussels, BEL – Forest National
11/28 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy (with Arch Enemy & Hypocrisy)
11/29 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo (with Arch Enemy & Hypocrisy)
11/30 London, UK – O2 Brixton Academy (with Arch Enemy & Hypocrisy)
12/02 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
12/03 Frankfurt, GER – Jahrhunderthalle
12/04 Berlin, GER – Velodrom
12/06 Gothenburg, SWE – Partille Arena
12/07 Stockholm, SWE – Annexet
12/09 Helsinki, FIN – Black Box
12/11 Malmo, SWE – Arena
12/12 Aarhus, DEN – SCC
12/13 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle
12/14 Oberhausen, GER – Koning Pilsener Arena
12/15 Amsterdam, NET – AFAS Live

Amon Amarth Go Behind The Scenes Of Their Recent Three Part Music Video Saga

Amon Amarth are offering a behind the scenes look at their recent three part music video saga. That trilogy included the videos for “Raven’s Flight,“ “Crack The Sky,” and “Mjölner, Hammer Of Thor.“ Those tracks appear on the band’s latest album “Berserker.“