AMON AMARTH Completes Touring Cycle For 'Twilight Of The Thunder God'

July 15, 2010

Swedish Viking metallers AMON AMARTH have issued the following update:

"We have come to an end. After almost two years of touring we have now reached the twilight of the thunder god.

"Ruisrock in Turku, Finland officially marked the very last show in support for our latest album. We're still doing a few selected 'off' shows, though.

"We'll be making our very first appearance in Japan at Loud Park festival in October. And early next year we'll be performing on the high seas at 70000 Tons Of Metal.

"We've had an amazing time on the road supporting this album. Got to tour with many great bands and met loads of awesome people.

"There have been highs and lows. Highlights include our first tour in South America, performing in Beijing, Taiwan and India, and fulfilled a long time dream by sharing the stage with the almighty SLAYER.

"We want to thank our loyal friends and fans for the support. Thanks to our crew who has been putting up with us for so long. Thanks to our management and label for covering our backs and everyone else who have been involved in some way, big or small, in bringing us to the far reaches of the world.

"We've taken the first steps towards the new album but there is much to do.

"We'll try to keep you updated on the things going on in the AMON camp as we lock ourselves away to write this new album. Stay tuned."

Fan-filmed video footage of AMON AMARTH performing the song "Guardians of Asgaard" on June 21, 2009 at the Hellfest in Clisson, France can be viewed below (clip uploaded by Dave Ingham a.k.a. YouTube user "triptykon").

AMON AMARTH's seventh full-length album, "Twilight of the Thunder God", sold more than 11,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 48 on The Billboard 200 chart.

"Twilight of the Thunder God" was recorded at Fascination Street Studio in Örebro, Sweden and features several high-profile guest appearances including ENTOMBED singer L.G. Petrov (on "Guardians of Asgaard"),CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist Roope Latvala (who shreds a fierce solo on the track "Twilight of the Thunder God") and Finnish cello metal band APOCALYPTICA (a guest appearance on "Live For The Kill").

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