First European shows of Amon Amarth tour sold out incredibly fast!
Amon Amarth’s album launch shows are sold out. Within less than 24 hours there were no more tickets available for the Berlin show at Postbahnhof. Tilburg and London ran out of tickets even faster: Whilst Tilburg sold all tickets within 2 hours, London was sold out within 10 (!!!) minutes. There are still a few tickets left for Paris.
Amon Amarth revealed first details about the new album, 'Jomsviking' and launched a video for the first single, "First Kill” last Monday.
On March 25th, Swedish metal kings Amon Amarth will unleash their 10th studio album, Jomsviking, via Metal Blade Records (North America)/Sony Music (International)! Jomsviking - the band's first concept record in their storied career - tells a tragic tale of love and revenge, backed by the Swedes' trademark melodic, anthemic metal, which was produced and mixed once again by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Accept) and also features special guest session drummer Tobias Gustafsson (Vomitory). The epic original story is set in the world of the Jomsvikings, the legendary order of mercenary Vikings. As front-man Johan Hegg explains: "The Jomsvikings were a shadowy and legendary sect of Viking mercenaries, as shrouded in myth now as they were when they fought across Europe and the Middle East. Ruthless and deadly warriors who fought for the highest bidder, their code was simple: Show no fear. Never retreat. Defend your brothers, and when called upon, avenge their deaths. I felt we were finally ready to use their story as the jumping off point for an Amon Amarth album. The Jomsvikings and their world is the background for the story of a young man that is in love with a girl but unfortunately she's being married off. He accidentally kills a man when this happens and he has to flee - but he swears to have revenge and win her back. He can't let go of the past. He feels that he's been wronged and his life has been destroyed. The way the story evolves is not a happy story."
By far their most ambitious project to date, Jomsviking is available for pre-order in various formats now at AmonAmarth.com (see below for the official track-listing) - where fans can also view the video for the album's first single, "First Kill". Produced by Grupa 13 (http://www.grupa13.com) and directed by Darek Szermanowicz (Behemoth), "First Kill" was filmed in Gohrweide (Germany) and Warsaw (Poland) and features a cinematic depiction of the violent, brutal lyrics, along with powerful live footage of the band performing with their full dragon head and pyro stage-set.
1. First Kill
3. On A Sea Of Blood
4. One Against All
5. Raise Your Horns
6. The Way Of Vikings
7. At Dawn‘s First Light
8. One Thousand Burning Arrows
9. Vengeance Is My Name (bonus track - for digibook, digital, LP, and viking ship editions)
10. A Dream That Cannot Be (Featuring Doro Pesch)
11. Back On Northern Shores
Just prior to Jomsviking's release, Amon Amarth will embark on a special European mini tour of intimate venues where the band will debut some of the album’s material for the first time.
See below for all upcoming dates:
March 22 London, England – Underworld *sold out*
March 23 Paris, France - Divan Du Monde *sold out*
March 24 Tilburg, Netherlands - Hall Of Fame *sold out*
March 25 Berlin, Germany - Postbahnhof *sold out*
Amon Amarth line-up:
Johan Hegg - Vocals
Ted Lundström - Bass
Johan Söderberg - Guitar
Olavi Mikkonen - Guitar
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