Amon Amarth

aaAmon Amarth is a melodic death metal band from Tumba, Sweden. Ammon Amarth is a band with 5 members: Johan Hegg(lead vocals), Olavi Mikkonen(guitar), Ted Lundström(bass), Johan Söderberg(guitar), Fredrik Andersson(drums). They have 1 Demo, 2 Eps and 9 studio albums. Their music is similar to viking death metal.

Amon Amarth is European band from Tumba, Sweden and it’s a young band. They play melodic death metal they got their name from a volcano in the book “Lord Of The Rings”. Because they are from Sweden the land of the Vikings they are lyrics mostly about with the vikings and their mitology.

>> Genre: Melodic Death Metal / Viking Metal

>> Country: Sweden 

>> Active: 1992-present

 

History

Formed under the name Scum in 1988, the team was initially a grindcore team formed by John „Themgoroth“ Makitalo (Dark Funeral) on words, Olavi Mikkonen on guitar, and Ted Lundstrom on bass. When Johan Hegg signed up with the team, their songs modified towards melodic loss of life steel. After a 1991 trial, they modified the group’s name to Amon Amarth in 1992, then documented their first trial Thor Occur under the name in 1993 followed by another trial in 1994 eligible The Appearance of the Fimbul Winter. In 1996, they finalized with Pulverised Information, on which they launched their first MCD, Sadness Throughout the Nine Planets, which marketed 6000 duplicates.

They then finalized with Metal Knife Information, and with the discharge of the history Once Sent from the Fantastic Area in 1998, their reputation increased worldwide. Since then they have done several Northern America and US trips, event performances, seven songs video clips, and performances in over 100 steel publications. In early Jan 2008, their first trip of Sydney and New Zealand took place, along with assisting Dimmu Borgir, after completing a US and Northern America trip with Sound Distribute and Himsa.Amon Amarth prolonged their history cope with Metal Knife Information for three more collections. After increasing their history cope, the team launched Evening of the Magic God, which presented visitor performances by Lars G?ran Petrov of Entombed, Roope Latvala of Children of Bodom, and the guitar steel team Apocalyptica. Associated with the discharge of the history was an eight-page cartoon based on Norse myth which was published by publications from all over European countries.

Amon Amarth has launched on a Northern United states headlining trip in Oct 2008, with assistance from Ensiferum, Belphegor, and a melodic loss of life steel team from Polk known as The Lack. The team are also traveling as assistance for the thrash steel team Slayer throughout European countries on the Unholy Partnership Section III.

 

Band members

Olavi Mikkonen – Guitar (1992 present)

Johan Hegg – Lead Vocals (1992 present)

Ted Ludstrom – Bass Guitar (1992 present)

Johan Soderberg – Guitar (1998 Present)

Fredrik Andersson – Drums (1998 Present)

 

Music

  • „Once Sent From The Golden Hall“ (1998)
  • „The Avenger“ (1999)
  • „The Crusher“ (2001)
  • „Versus The World“ (2002)
  • „Fate Of Norms“ (2004)
  • „With Oden On Our Side“ (2006)
  • „Twilight Of The Thunder God“ (2008)
  • „Surtur Rising“ (2011)
  • „Deceiver of the Gods“ (2013)

Famous for: The Pursuit Of Vikings, Twilight Of The Thunder God, Death in Fire, Guardians Of Asgaard

 

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Influenced by

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Sources:

http://metalblade.com/amonamarth/  – official webstie

http://www.metalblade.com/us/artists/amon-amarth/   – Record Label

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amon_Amarth  – Wiki

http://www.last.fm/music/Amon+Amarth  – Last.fm