Prepare for the Swedish invasion! Sweden’s heavy metal warlords AMON AMARTH are set to crash onto European shores this November and December to raid the continent with their biggest and most ambitious, must-see full production tour to date!
This epic tour comes on the heels of the victorious worldwide release of the band’s 11th studio album, ‘Berserker’ (Columbia Records/Sony Music/Metal Blade Records).
‘Berserker’ smashed into the top echelons of sales charts around the world, including debuting at #1 in Germany and Switzerland, and #2 in Austria, earning the band some of their highest chart positions to date, including in the UK.
Joining AMON AMARTH for the three show UK rampage, will be special guests, Swedish titans ARCH ENEMY, touring in support of their 2017 critically acclaimed album “Will To Power” (Century Media Records) and legendary Swedish death metal squad HYPOCRISY (Nuclear Blast Records). Additional guests in other countries are to be announced at a later date.
AMON AMARTH bellows, “We cannot wait to return to Europe and tour the UK with our fellow Swedish Berserkers ARCH ENEMY and HYPOCRISY. We will be bringing our biggest headlining show yet and this truly is going to be an epic heavy metal party that is not to be missed!”
ARCH ENEMY’s Michael Amott extols, “I can’t think of a better way to wrap up an intense and exciting 2019 ARCH ENEMY touring year than heading back to the UK with our Swedish friends AMON AMARTH and HYPOCRISY! This will be a celebration of everything that is awesome about Heavy Metal, the Scandinavian way! Skål!”
HYPOCRISY‘s Peter Tägtgren states, “HYPOCRISY are very much looking forward to this UK run and to share the stage with AMON AMARTH and ARCH ENEMY. This will be epic!”
AMON AMARTH “Berserker” European Tour:
Nov 14- Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
Nov 15- Munich, Germany – Zenith
Nov 16- Ludwigsburg, Germany – MHP Arena
Nov 17- Prague, Czech Republic – Tipsport Arena
Nov 19- Zurich, Switzerland – Samsung Hall
Nov 25- Paris, France – Zenith
Nov 26- Brussels, Belgium – Forest National
Nov 28- Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy *
Nov 29- Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo *
Nov 30- London, UK – O2 Brixton Academy *
Dec 2- Esch Zur Alzette, Luxembourg – Rockhal
Dec 3- Frankfurt, Germany – Jahrhunderthalle
Dec 4- Berlin, Germany – Velodrom
Dec 6- Gothenburg, Sweden – Partille Arena
Dec 7- Stockholm, Sweden – Annexet
Dec 9- Helsinki, Finland – Black Box
Dec 11- Malmö, Sweden – Arena
Dec 12- Aarhus, Denmark – SCC
Dec 13- Hamburg, Germany – Sporthalle
Dec 14- Oberhausen, Germany – König Pilsener Arena
Dec 15- Amsterdam, Netherlands – Afas Live
*With Very Special Guest ARCH ENEMY and HYPOCRISY
Tickets for all shows can be purchased at www.amonamarth.com from 10am local time on Tuesday 18th June. A variety of VIP bundles will also be available from www.amonamarth.com once ticket sales begin.
AMON AMARTH have been steadily gathering strength and fans over the years, culminating with the stunning performance of the new album ‘Berserker’ on global album sales charts: Germany: #1, Switzerland #1, Austria #2, Finland #4, Sweden #5, Canada #5, United States #9, Belgium #18, Australia #19, Spain #20, UK #25, Norway #33, France #50, Italy #70.
Comprising 12 monstrous heavy metal anthems that burst with melodic hooks, thrilling savagery, and spine-tingling drama, ‘Berserker’ is the result of a huge surge of creativity and a collective desire to keep moving forward without compromise. From the explosive riffing of opener “Fafner’s Gold” and the brutish simplicity of the rampaging “Crack The Sky” to the epic fury of “Raven’s Flight” and the gritty storytelling of “Ironside” and “Skoll and Hati”, ‘Berserker’ is an album full of trademark AMON AMARTH bluster and bite but with every aspect of the band’s sound refined, sonically enhanced, and more potent – both in terms of metal oomph and emotional power. Capturing the spirit behind these new songs is the album’s semi-title track, “The Berserker At Stamford Bridge”: a visceral, vivid historical tale, recounting the Vikings last stand against the English army in 1066 and the mind-bending heroics of one axe-wielding warrior.