After bringing dragons and fire to Download Festival’s main stage this weekend, Swedish heavy metal Vikings AMON AMARTH have confirmed their return to UK & Irish shores this Autumn, in support of their brilliant new album, ‘Jomsviking’.
Amon Amarth’s tenth studio album, ‘Jomsviking’ was released in March via Sony. The record immediately crashed into the UK Top 30, marking the band’s highest ever chart position here; a feat repeated around the globe.
Joining them as special guests, will be Bay Area thrash legends TESTAMENT. With brand new album ‘The Brotherhood Of The Snake’ due out through Nuclear Blast later this year, expect to hear some new songs as well as some older classics.
Also a part of AMON AMARTH’s crusade are fellow Swedish marauders GRAND MAGUS, showcasing their latest album ‘Sword Songs’, released to great acclaim last month.
Get set to hold your drinking horns aloft at the following shows:
Mon 31st Oct – MANCHESTER Academy
Tue 1st Nov – GLASGOW O2 ABC
Wed 2nd Nov – DUBLIN Vicar Street
Fri 4th Nov – LONDON Roundhouse
Sat 5th Nov – BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Live Nation’s pre-sale begins at 10am on Tuesday, but if you can’t pillage a ticket from that, tickets will go on general sale from 10am on Wednesday via http://www.livenation.co.uk/
Amon Amarth exclaim, “UK, after three years away we are returning to your lands and are bringing with us our biggest headline show ever. Sharpen your weapons, fortify your embankments & hide your loved ones! We are bringing our berserker party to a town near you and we hope to see you there so you can “Raise Your Horns” together with us to glory!”
Testament’s Eric Peterson follows up: “With a heart of steel and rippling distant thunder, we are honoured to board the AA Viking ship and get ready to feast and plunder with them across Europe! Thor’s hammering strikes shall lead the way! Skol!”
JB from Grand Magus declares, “Warriors of the north Atlantic! We are proud and excited to be part of this tour. Earth-shattering metal is coming your way. Amon Amarth, Testament, and Grand Magus on the same night! There will be headbanging, thrashing, and all around heaviness to fill all needs. Join us! Rejoice!”
Prepare to be raided.
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