Swedish melodic death metallers AMON AMARTH will celebrate their 20th anniversary with five special shows which will take place this August in Germany, Poland and Holland. The band states, “We will perform two whole sets containing songs from our entire career and we will also arrange a meet-and-greet on all shows.”
“An Evening With – 20th Anniversary Shows” will include the following dates in Germany:
Aug. 05 – Chemnitz, GER – Südbahnhof
Aug. 14 – Saarbrücken, GER – Garage
Aug. 17 – Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
AMON AMARTH‘s eighth studio album, “Surtur Rising”, sold around 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 34 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD, “Twilight of the Thunder God”, opened with more than 11,000 copies back in 2008 to land at No. 48.
Named in tribute to Surtur, leader of the fire giants of Muspelheim (“flame land”) and the oldest being in the nine worlds of Norse mythology, “Surtur Rising”, which came out in North America on March 29, 2011 via Metal Blade Records, features 10 tracks of sword-wielding, fist-pumping, hyper climactic battle anthems. The album was once again recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren and features strikingly brutal cover art by Tom Thiel.