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 ⚔️🛡”

Slipknot, Anthrax, Fall Out Boy, Etc. Members To Guest On Brian Posehn’s New Album “Grandpa Metal”

Brian Posehn has officially confirmed all of the special guests that will appear on his new comedy metal album “Grandpa Metal.” That effort will be released on February 14 and it will feature members of Slipknot, Anthrax, Fall Out Boy, Soundgarden, and more. The full list of guests can be found below, along with the cover art and track listing.

Guests:

  • Brendon Small (‘Metalocalypse‘, Dethklok)
  • Scott Ian (Anthrax)
  • Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour)
  • Jonathan Donais (Anthrax
  • Gary Holt (Exodus)
  • Jeff Pilson (Dokken)
  • Alex Skolnick (Testament)
  • Chuck Billy (Testament)
  • “Weird” Al Yankovic
  • Pearl Aday
  • Johan Hegg (Amon Amarth)
  • Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy, The Damned Things)
  • Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy)
  • Michael Starr (Steel Panther)
  • Jacob Bunton (Mars Electric)
  • Rob Cavestany (Death Angel)
  • Aiden Cavestany (Death Angel)
  • Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus)
  • Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)
  • Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head)
  • Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses)
  • Jill Janus (Huntress)

“Grandpa Metal” Track Listing:

01. “Intro To Satan” (feat. Jacob Bunton)
02. “Satan’s Kind Of A Dick” (feat. Scott Ian & Gary Holt)
03. “Scary Nightmare”
04. “One Quarter Viking, Three Quarter’s Pussy” (feat. Scott Ian, Jon Donais & Johan Hegg)
05. “Big Fat Rock” (feat. Joe Trohman, Phil Demmel)
06. “My Phone Call With Weird Al” (feat. “Weird” Al Yankovic)
07. “Take On Me” (A-ha cover) (feat. Jill Janus, Chuck Billy, Brendon Small, Steve “Zetro” Souza, Rob Cavestany & Aiden Cavestany)
08. “Grandpa Metal” (feat. Scott Ian & Kim Thayil)
09. “New Music Sucks” (feat. Patrick Stump)
10. “New Music Sucks Reprise” (feat. Joe Trohman)
11. “Goblin Love” (feat. Scott Ian, Brendon Small & Jill Janus)
12. “Monster Mosh” (feat. Joe Trohman, Bumblefoot and Pearl Aday)
13. “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” (Ylvis cover) (feat. Corey Taylor and Michael Starr)
14. “Super Secret Track”

Posehn said the following about the album:

“The original concept for this album came from bands like Scatterbrain and S.O.D., and even Cheech and Chong. They all made music that was fun and funny, heavy music that also made you laugh.

I wanted this to be the ultimate comedy/metal record, a loving record that made fun of some of the things in heavy metal, so I called all my friends and asked for a bunch of favors.

There’s a Satan song, and there’s a Viking song, there’s one song that sounds like Black Metal, and then there’s one that sounds like a Van Halen party song. The intention was just to make a funny metal/comedy record for people who like both of those things.”

He also added:

“This was such a dream project for me. I wanted to take my time, I wanted it to be perfect, so it took us six years to complete. It’s the ‘Chinese Democracy‘ of comedy-metal records. And it didn’t cost thirteen million dollars to make.”

If you missed it, the first single from “Grandpa Metal”, Posehn’s cover of A-ha‘s “Take On Me”, can be found below:

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.”

Judas Priest, Amon Amarth, Mercyful Fate, Etc. Set For 2020 Wacken Open Air Festival

The first set of bands have been announced for the 2020 Wacken Open Air festival. The event will take place in Wacken, Germany on July 30 – August 1 and it will feature: Judas Priest (50th anniversary show), Amon Amarth, Sodom (“Agent Orange” show), Mercyful Fate, Hypocrisy, Death Angel, At The Gates (“Slaughter Of The Soul” show), Venom, Sick Of It All, Cemican, Beast In Black, and Nervosa.

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.“