Amon Amarth To Use Full-Scale Stage Production During New York, NY, Los Angeles, CA, And Laval, QC Shows

Several dates on Amon Amarth’s upcoming North American tour will feature their full-scale stage production. The lucky cities getting the full European experience include New York, NY, Laval, QC, and Los Angeles, CA.

Here’s the band’s current schedule:

With Carcass, Obituary, and Cattle Decapitation:

11/11 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl (no Carcass)
11/12 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theater
11/14 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
11/15 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
11/16 Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom
11/18 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
11/19 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
11/20 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
11/22 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
11/23 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
11/25 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
11/26 Chicago, IL – The Aragon Ballroom
11/27 Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center
11/30 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
12/01 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom (full tour production)
12/02 Toronto, ON – History
12/03 Laval, QC – Place Bell (full tour production)
12/05 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
12/06 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
12/07 Kansas City, MO – Uptown
12/09 Denver, CO – The Fillmore
12/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
12/12 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
12/13 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
12/15 Wheatland, CA – Hard Rock Live
12/16 San Diego, CA – SOMA
12/17 Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum (full tour production)

Amon Amarth Premiere “Find A Way Or Make One” Music Video

Amon Amarth have premiered a new video for their new song “Find A Way Or Make One.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Great Heathen Army,” which was released today (August 5).

The group said the following about the video:

“We did this video with director Mikis Fontagnier in Frankfurt, Germany and with it we wanted to try something different. This video is our take on the style of some of our favorite videos we grew up on as kids, like Twisted Sister’s ‘We’re Not Gonna Take It‘ and Motörhead’s ‘Killed By Death‘. We had some fun making this and it was definitely fun to smash up a stale old business office!”

They also added the following about the album:

“Heathens! The time is here for the arrival of ‘The Great Heathen Army‘! This record has many elements that make up Amon Amarth in 2022, from the dark and brutal death metal of ‘Oden Owns You All‘ to the sing-along of ‘Heidrun to Biff Byford‘s amazing guest vocals on ‘Saxons And Vikings‘ and much more. We’re ready to take this record around the world for a two year raid and we’ll see you soon at the shows.”

Amon Amarth Announce North American Tour With Carcass, Obituary, & Cattle Decapitation

Amon Amarth have announced a headlining North American tour in support of their new album “The Great Heathen Army“ (out August 5). Carcass, Obituary, and Cattle Decapitation will open.

Tour Dates:

11/11 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl (no Carcass)
11/12 Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Financial Theater
11/14 San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
11/15 Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
11/16 Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom
11/18 Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
11/19 Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
11/20 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
11/22 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
11/23 Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
11/25 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
11/26 Chicago, IL – The Aragon Ballroom
11/27 Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center
11/30 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
12/01 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
12/02 Toronto, ON – History
12/03 Laval, QC – Place Bell
12/05 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
12/06 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
12/07 Kansas City, MO – Uptown
12/09 Denver, CO – The Fillmore
12/10 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
12/12 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
12/13 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
12/15 Wheatland, CA – Hard Rock Live
12/16 San Diego, CA – SOMA
12/17 Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum

Amon Amarth Premiere “The Great Heathen Army” Music Video

Amon Amarth have premiered a new video for the title track of their upcoming album “The Great Heathen Army.” That effort will be released on August 5. The group commented:

“The armada of the Great Heathen Army is at sea on the way to raid, but before we land at distant shores on August 5th we have a new single and video for you to feast on. This is the title track from the new album with a video we shot with the talented Pavel Trebukhin in Riga, Latvia. Who will you choose to fight with? The Vikings or the Saxons? Choose well and the Gods will decide your fate.”

Amon Amarth Premiere “Get In The Ring” Music Video

Amon Amarth have premiered a new video for their new song “Get In The Ring.” The track was written for AEW’s Erick Redbeard, who also stars in the clip. The song will also appear on the band’s new album, “The Great Heathen Army,” which is set to be released on August 5.

Guitarist Olavi Mikkonen said the following about the song:

“I really like “Get In The Ring” which was written for our friend Erick Redbeard the pro wrestler as an “entrance” song for him. The lyrics are obviously written to fit both Viking and wrestling themes, and you can also see Erick as the lead character in the new video for the song. We shot the video in Wroclaw, Poland with our friends Grupa 13 and they helped us create this dark and epic Mad Max meets Viking underground super brutal fight club for the video clip.”

Vocalist Johan Hegg also commented on the album:

“Overall ‘The Great Heathen Army’ is one of the heavier albums we’ve made. There are some dark and heavy songs that are really powerful and in-your-face, but we obviously have some trademark melodic Amon Amarth songs on there as well, and a few surprises too. It’s a really well-balanced album. It sounds great. Andy Sneap is awesome. It was great to be able to work with him again.”

Mikkonen added:

“We’ve been away making new music and we’re back with new darker, more death-metal sounding album. If “Berserker” was our “heavy metal” album, then The Great Heathen Army is our “death metal” album. But with that said, it’s still very much contemporary Amon Amarth, but perhaps style-wise we have gone back to our roots a little bit.”

“The Great Heathen Army” Track Listing:

01. “Get In The Ring”
02. “The Great Heathen Army”
03. “Heidrun”
04. “Oden Owns You All”
05. “Find A Way Or Make One”
06. “Dawn Of Norsemen”
07. “Saxons And Vikings”
08. “Skagul Rides With Me”
09. “The Serpent’s Trail”

Amon Amarth Tease New Song

Amon Amarth will be releasing a new song on June 2. You can find a teaser for the track below. This news follows rumors that seem to suggest that the band will be releasing a new album, titled “The Great Heathen Army,” on August 5.

Amon Amarth’s Johan Hegg And His Wife Take In Ukrainian Refugees

Amon Amarth’s Johan Hegg and his wife Maria have welcomed some Ukrainian refugees to stay with them amid the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. On top of that, the frontman and his bandmates have also launched an auction to help raise money for other refugees.

Hegg said the about taking in refugees during an appearance on Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn’s “No Fuckin’ Regrets With Robb Flynn” podcast:

“Obviously what’s happening in Ukraine is horrible. We have two Ukrainian women and their children living with us. A lot of people in Sweden are doing that. It needs to be done. Over 10 million people in Ukraine are refugees, and almost four million of them are refugees in Europe now. So, obviously, they need somewhere to stay.”

He continued:

“Fortunately for us, and for them — mostly for them, but also for us — because there are stories where people are very traumatized who come to live with people, and it is difficult. But fortunately for the people living here, they didn’t experience too much on that; apparently, they got out in time. They’re from Kyiv. But they have both a place outside Kyiv, in the countryside, and an apartment in Kyiv. So, at the moment, it’s the mother and grandmother of two children that are here, but the husband of the mother of the children is still in Ukraine, which, obviously, is difficult for them. I think he’s a farmer, so I think actually he’s trying to farm the land so that they can produce food, which is also important, obviously. But every once in a while, you can tell that the mood is going down and they’re affected by it. But they’re doing a good job of trying to keep a positive attitude, which I’m really impressed about.”

He added that him and his wife just want to do what they can to help:

“We just imagine what it would be like to have to leave everything behind yourself — live from a suitcase, basically, and depend on other people to help you. It must be horrible.”

Hegg also commented on the auction:

“Obviously, it’s terrible. It’s the biggest refugee crisis since World War II. But we also feel that it’s important not to forget that there are other warzones in the world with loads of refugees. So we decided that we would donate the proceeds [from the auction] to the UNHCR [United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees], which is the UN refugee program, and then Doctors Without Borders [which brings desperately needed medical care to crises around the globe and pioneers modern-day humanitarian aid]. But also since my wife especially, but also me, we’re big animal lovers, we decided to donate to the international fund for animal welfare. Especially for the situation in Ukraine, where a lot of pets and farm animals are suffering right now and they also need our help. Because have pets, and they’re family members to us. It must be devastating to have to leave your pets behind. So hopefully that money can help someone be reunited with a dog or a cat. It’s just stuff lying, collecting dust right here. So if we can make someone happy and we can collect some money to give away to charity, that’s awesome.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Amon Amarth Premiere “Put Your Back Into The Oar” Music Video

Amon Amarth have premiered a new video for their new song “Put Your Back Into The Oar.” You can check that out below and purchase a limited edition 12″ picture disc HERE. The band commented:

“We’ve been quiet over the last 2 years, but we’ve been at home in Sweden hard at work behind the scenes. Much has been said about fans coming to our shows to have fun and doing the ‘epic Viking row’. Well we thought it was a good idea to write a song about it! This one is for you, the fans, wherever you are – and may Odin guide you as you row to your destiny in uncharted seas! Enjoy the song and video while we continue to work on a new album. We can’t wait to see all you heathens soon.”