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AMON AMARTH Announces New Epic Graphic Novel/Board Game 'The Great Heathen Army'

Z2 has announced "Amon Amarth: The Great Heathen Army", a new graphic novel and board game collaboration celebrating the heavy metal quintet's last album of the same name. Channeling the thunderous epic poem winding through these nine tracks, the graphic novel dives into the heart of the Viking Age,...
November 29, 2022
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Former EXODUS Guitarist RICK HUNOLT On Firing PAUL BALOFF: 'It Could Have Been The Biggest Mistake We Ever Made'

In a new interview with For The Passion Not The Fashion, ex-EXODUS guitarist Rick Hunolt reflected on his former band's decision to fire original singer Paul Baloff in 1986 due to what at the time was described as "personal and musical differences." Paul was replaced by Steve "Zetro" Souza, who had...
November 10, 2022
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DIEHUMANE Feat. Former EXODUS Guitarist RICK HUNOLT And Ex-TYPE O NEGATIVE Drummer SAL ABRUSCATO: Debut Album Announced

DIEHUMANE, the new "avant garde alt-metal" band featuring Rick Hunolt (EXODUS) on guitar, Garret West on lead vocals, Sal Abruscato (TYPE O NEGATIVE, LIFE OF AGONY) on drums, Joshua Vargas on rhythm guitar, bass, piano, programming and Greg Hilligiest Jr. on keyboards, samples, additional guitar, wi...
October 31, 2022
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VIO-LENCE Parts Ways With Guitarist BOBBY GUSTAFSON

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans VIO-LENCE have parted ways with guitarist Bobby Gustafson. A former member of OVERKILL, Gustafson joined VIO-LENCE in January 2020 as the replacement for Ray Vegas. Earlier today, VIO-LENCE released the following statement via social media: "VIO-LENCE and...
October 20, 2022
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Former Members Of MACHINE HEAD, FORBIDDEN And D.R.I. Announce Only BAY AREA INTERTHRASHIONAL U.S. Concert

After playing its only European show at the Dynamo Metalfest in The Netherlands on August 21, BAY AREA INTERTHRASHIONAL will make its U.S. live debut on October 29 at San Francisco's legendary Great American Music Hall. The players for the evening will consist of the core band featuring Craig Locice...
October 2, 2022
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AMON AMARTH Shares Video Recap Of Surprise Performance At This Year's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish melodic death metallers AMON AMARTH played a surprise set at this year's Wacken Open Air festival on August 4 in Wacken, Germany. An official video recap of the performance is available below. In a recent interview with Ireland's Overdrive, AMON AMARTH guitarist Olavi Makkonen spoke about th...
September 7, 2022
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AMON AMARTH 'Tried To Go For A More Dark, More Brutal Sound' On 'The Great Heathen Army' Album

AMON AMARTH guitarist Johan Söderberg spoke to El Cuartel Del Metal about the band's recently released twelfth studio album, "The Great Heathen Army". The LP was recorded with acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap, who previously worked with the band on 2013's "Deceiver Of The Gods" and 2016's "Joms...
September 5, 2022
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AMON AMARTH Guitarist On Downside Of Touring: 'There's Nothing Fun In Traveling'

In a new interview with "The Rockman Power Hour", guitarist Olavi Mikkonen of Swedish melodic death metallers AMON AMARTH spoke about the struggles of the touring lifestyle, particularly as it relates to his family life. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It is what it is, and there's no...
August 22, 2022
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Watch: VIO-LENCE Plays First Show With Fill-In Guitarist IRA BLACK

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans VIO-LENCE played their first show with guitarist Ira Black on Tuesday (August 9) at the Brutal Assault festival in Jaromer, Czech Republic. Fan-filmed video of the concert is available below (courtesy of Aviad Attia). Black, who grew up in the Bay Area an...
August 10, 2022
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AMON AMARTH Members 'Always Get Along': 'There's Really Nothing That We Argue About', Says OLAVI MIKKONEN

In a new interview with Jorge Botas of Portugal's "Metal Global", guitarist Olavi Mikkonen of Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH spoke about the interpersonal relationships within the band, especially considering the fact that the group has been in existence for three decades. "I think touring is r...
August 8, 2022
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Watch: AMON AMARTH Plays Surprise Set At Germany's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Swedish melodic death metallers AMON AMARTH played a surprise set at this year's Wacken Open Air festival on Thursday, August 4 in Wacken, Germany. After the performance, the band took to its social media to share a short video of the concert, along with the following message: "Heathens! Thank you f...
August 5, 2022
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AMON AMARTH Shares Music Video For 'Find A Way Or Make One'

Swedish melodic death metallers AMON AMARTH have just released their twelfth studio album, "The Great Heathen Army", via Metal Blade Records. The LP was recorded with acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap, who previously worked with the band on 2013's "Deceiver Of The Gods" and 2016's "Jomsviking" a...
August 5, 2022
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The Great Heathen Army

Rhetorical question incoming: has there ever been a more joyful phenomenon than the rise and rise of AMON AMARTH? As if to prove beyond doubt that the route to glory involves hard work, persistence and a cast-iron identity, the Swedes have become one of the biggest metal bands on the planet by ruthl...
August 2, 2022
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AMON AMARTH Guitarist Says Producer ANDY SNEAP 'Did A Monster Job' On New Album 'The Great Heathen Army'

"The Great Heathen Army", the twelfth studio album from Swedish melodic death metallers AMON AMARTH, will arrive on August 5 via Metal Blade. The LP was recorded with acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap, who previously worked with the band on 2013's "Deceiver Of The Gods" and 2016's "Jomsviking" a...
July 25, 2022
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AMON AMARTH: Making Of 'The Great Heathen Army' Album Part Two (Video)

The second in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "The Great Heathen Army", the twelfth studio album from Swedish melodic death metallers AMON AMARTH, can be seen below. The LP will arrive on August 5 via Metal Blade. Recorded with esteemed studio guru Andy S...
July 19, 2022