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Thursday, December 7, 2023

Amon Amarth to join Ghost for US summer tour

The undisputed kings of Viking heavy metal, Amon Amarth, will join Ghost on their US summer tour this August!

The Re-Imperatour USA 2023 will commence on August 2nd at Concord Pavilion in Sacramento, California and run through a total of twenty-six cities, closing on September 9th at Talking Stick Resort Amphitheater in Phoenix, Arizona. The latest journey follows Amon Amarth’s ultra-successful Great Heathen North American headlining trek last Fall which included arena stops in Los Angeles and Montreal as well as a cover spot of Pollstar Magazine at the close of the tour.

Comments the band:

“We are pleased to announce Amon Amarth are joining fellow Swedes Ghost for another raid this summer across the US this August. Sharpen your axes and fasten your shields as we blaze across America sacking your cities and converting the survivors to join the Great Heathen Army! See you at the shows!”

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Amon Amarth continues to tour in support of their critically lauded The Great Heathen Army full-length, released last August via Metal Blade Records.

Formed in Tumba, Sweden, in 1992, Amon Amarth has forged an extraordinary legacy over three decades of thunderous, anthemic metal, all rich in the magical imagery of Viking history, folklore and culture. From their underground smash debut Once Sent From The Golden Hall (1998) onwards, Amon Amarth has been an unstoppable creative force. With a unique and unmistakable sound that combines the best of several epic strains of metal, the quintet has become renowned for their ageless anthems and explosive, theatrical live shows. With albums like 2008’s widely acclaimed Twilight Of The Thunder God and 2016’s conceptual triumph Jomsviking, the Swedes have been consistent standard bearers for heavy metal as a life-affirming and communal experience, armed with a seemingly endless stream of instant classic songs.

Now reaping the rewards of all those years of hard work, Amon Amarth are now regarded as one of the metal world’s most vital and imperious live acts. They claimed a place on Slayer’s final tour of the US in 2019, to headlining festivals across Europe, to even playing a secret show in 2022 at Germany’s biggest Metal Festival Wacken, under the moniker Guardians Of Asgard, they have honored the adventurous ethos of their Viking forebears by taking their music anywhere and everywhere.

In 2020, the band decided to forge a new creative path, resulting in their most crushing and heroic full-length album to date: The Great Heathen Army. Recorded with esteemed studio guru Andy Sneap at the controls, The Great Heathen Army represents another bold leap forward for the band, as their trademark sound undergoes yet another skillful, evolutionary overhaul, both lyrically and musically. From the noisily rabble-rousing “Find A Way Or Make One” and the pummeling, pugilistic “Get In The Ring” to the evocative fury of “Saxons & Vikings” and the cinematic squall of the title track, The Great Heathen Army encapsulates the essence of this legendary band, while still allowing acres of space for new ideas.

[Photo Credit: Tomas Gidén and Henryk Michaluk, composite Jake Scheinberg]