September 16, 2013

Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH will embark on a U.S. headlining tour in January in support of their newly released album, "Deceiver Of The Gods". Very special guest on the dates will be ENSLAVED, with additional support from SKELETONWITCH.

Comments AMON AMARTH frontman Johan Hegg: "After our successful part of the Rockstar Mayhem Festival this summer, it is with great confidence we'll be heading back to North America as the headliner in January. We are proud and happy to announce that our friends in ENSLAVED and SKELETONWITCH will be supporting us on this raid and pillage tour across the continent! Come and join us for all the fun of a real metal show! WE. SHALL.DESTROY!"

The dates are as follows:

Jan. 17 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
Jan. 18 - Phoenix, AZ - Club Red
Jan. 20 - San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live
Jan. 21 - Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
Jan. 22 - Houston, TX - House Of Blues
Jan. 24 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
Jan. 25 - Tampa, FL - The Ritz
Jan. 26 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
Jan. 27 - Orlando, FL - House Of Blues (* no SKELETONWITCH)
Jan. 29 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
Jan. 30 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVA
Jan. 31 - Silver Springs, MD - The Fillmore
Feb. 01 - Boston, MA - House Of Blues
Feb. 03 - Philadelphia, PA - TLA
Feb. 04 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza
Feb. 07 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
Feb. 08 - Minneapolis, MN - Mill City Nights
Feb. 09 - Lawrence, KS - Granada Theatre
Feb. 11 - Denver, CO - Summit Theatre
Feb. 12 - Salt Lake City, UT - Murray Theater
Feb. 14 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency
Feb. 15 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
Feb. 16 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues (* no ENSLAVED)

Special AMON AMARTH fan pre-sale tickets are available now at this location. General on-sale tickets will be available on September 20 and can be accessed at the same link.

AMON AMARTH's ninth studio album, "Deceiver Of The Gods", sold around 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 19 on The Billboard 200 chart. The record arrived in stores on June 25 via Metal Blade Records.

In Germany, "Deceiver Of The Gods" entered the Top 100 chart at No. 3, the official Media Market/Saturn chart at #3 and the German Media Control Weekend Trend chart at No. 2.

"Deceiver Of The Gods" came in at No. 9 on Canada's Top 200 chart, No. 2 on the Hard Music chart and No. 21 on the Digital Music chart. Additionally, the record came in at No. 2 on the iTunes Metal chart, No. 2 on the iTunes Rock chart and No. 7 on the iTunes Top 200.

In the U.K., the record entered the official album chart at No. 67, the Rock/Metal chart at No. 4 and the Independent chart at No. 14, marking the highest U.K. chart placements for the band yet.

Elsewhere, "Deceiver Of The Gods" came in at No. 9 on the Top 100 album chart in Switzerland, No. 7 on the Austrian Top 100, No. 9 in Sweden, No. 27 in Denmark, No. 51 in France, No. 34 in Czech Republic and No. 51 in Hungary.

Recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, United Kingdom, and produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (OPETH, MEGADETH, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE),"Deceiver Of The Gods" delivers ten fiery battle hymns made of buzzsaw riffs and epic harmonies all driven by vocalist Johan Hegg's commanding Viking roar and absorbing accounts of Norse crusades and treachery.

"Deceiver Of The Gods" comes adorned with another outstanding Tom Thiel-created cover portraying a mythical battle between the Norse Gods Loki and Thor. As an added bonus, Messiah Marcolin (CANDLEMASS) makes an appearance as guest vocalist on eighth track, "Hel".

AMON AMARTH opened the main stage of this year's edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which kicked off on June 29 in San Bernardino and wrapped in August.


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