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Encyclopedia > Amon Amarth (band)
Amon Amarth

Background information
Origin Sweden Sweden
Genre(s) Melodic death metal
Viking metal
Years active 1990–present
Label(s) Metal Blade
Website amonamarth.com
Members
Fredrik Andersson
Johan Hegg
Johan Söderberg
Olavi Mikkonen
Ted Lundström
Former members
Anders Hansson
Nico Mehra
Martin Lopez

Amon Amarth is a viking-themed melodic death metal band from Sweden founded in 1990 in Tumba, named after a location in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. The name means "Mount Doom" in Sindarin. Image File history File links AmonAmarth. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... It has been suggested that Scandinavian death metal be merged into this article or section. ... Viking metal is a cross-genre reference usually used to describe the lyrical and thematic elements of bands rather than the music itself. ... This article is about the year. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Metal Blade Records is an independent record label which was founded in 1981 by Brian Slagel. ... Fredrik Andersson (born 1975, in Sweden) is the drummer of the viking metal band Amon Amarth. ... Johan Hegg (born 1973 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a vocalist of the viking metal band Amon Amarth. ... Johan Söderberg (born 1972 in Sweden) is the guitarist of the viking metal band Amon Amarth. ... Olavi Mikkonen (born 1973 in Stockholm, Sweden) is the guitarist of the viking metal band Amon Amarth. ... Ted Lundström is the bass player of the viking metal band Amon Amarth. ... Martin Lopez Martin Lopez (born in Sweden on May 20, 1978) is a drummer, known best for his nine years with the Swedish progressive death metal band Opeth. ... Viking metal is a cross-genre reference usually used to describe the lyrical and thematic elements of bands rather than the music itself. ... It has been suggested that Scandinavian death metal be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the year. ... Tumba can mean: Tumba - a town in Botkyrka, Sweden Tumba Bruk - printer of the Swedish krona banknotes, located in Tumba Tumba (music) - a native musical form to Curaçao This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Tolkien redirects here. ... A map of the Northwestern part of Middle-earth at the end of the Third Age, courtesy of the Encyclopedia of Arda. ... In J. R. R. Tolkiens fictional universe of Middle-earth, Mount Doom, or Orodruin, is a volcano in Mordor where the One Ring was forged in the Crack of Doom, a fiery chasm within the mountain. ... Sindarin is an artificial language (or conlang) developed by J. R. R. Tolkien. ...


The five Swedish musicians are known for their songs based on Norse Mythology, with such tunes as Valhall Awaits Me, The Arrival of The Fimbul Winter, Pursuit of Vikings and Versus the World. This is an element that originally emerged as a sub-genre of black metal known as viking metal in the early 1990s, made popular by such bands as Enslaved, although the band themselves do not actually exemplify the genre's sound. Norse or Scandinavian mythology comprises the pre-Christian religion, beliefs and legends of the Scandinavian people, including those who settled on Iceland, where the written sources for Norse mythology were assembled. ... This article is about the musical genre. ... Viking metal is a cross-genre reference usually used to describe the lyrical and thematic elements of bands rather than the music itself. ... Enslaved is a black/viking metal band from Bergen, Norway. ...


Formed under the name Scum, they switched to the name Amon Amarth in 1992 and released a demo recording, The Arrival of Fimbul Winter, in 1994, selling all 1000 demo discs in less than 12 hours. With the release of the album Once Sent From the Golden Hall in 1998 their popularity rose on an international level and since has brought forth multiple U.S. tours, three music videos and appearances in over 100 metal magazines. 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... The Arrival of Fimbul Winter is a 1994 demo by the melodic death metal band Amon Amarth. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... A demo version or demo of a song is one recorded for reference rather than for release. ... Once Sent From the Golden Hallis an album by the Melodic Death Metal band Amon Amarth. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


Their latest album, With Oden on our Side was released in 2006 on September 22nd (Germany/Austria/Switzerland) / September 25th (Europe) / October 5th (Canada). With Oden on Our Side is an album by the melodic death metal band Amon Amarth. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents

Discography

Albums

Album Cover Date of Release Title Label
1993 Thor Arise Self Released
1994 The Arrival of Fimbul Winter Self Released
April, 1996 Sorrow Throughout the Nine Worlds Pulverised
February 12th, 1998 Once Sent From the Golden Hall Metal Blade
September 2nd, 1999 The Avenger Metal Blade
May 8th, 2001 The Crusher Metal Blade
November 8th, 2002 Versus the World Metal Blade
September 6th, 2004 Fate of Norns Metal Blade
September 22nd, 2006 With Oden on our Side Metal Blade

Image File history File links Amon_Amarth_-_Thor_Arise_-_Cover. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Thor Arise is a 1993 Demo album by the melodic death metal band Amon Amarth. ... Image File history File links Amon_Amarth_-_The_Arrival_Of_The_Fimbul_Winter. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... The Arrival of Fimbul Winter is a 1994 demo by the melodic death metal band Amon Amarth. ... Image File history File links Sorrow_Throughout_the_Nine_World. ... April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Sorrow Throughout the Nine Worlds is a 1996 album by the Melodic Death Metal band Amon Amarth. ... Image File history File links Amon_AMarth. ... February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Once Sent From the Golden Hallis an album by the Melodic Death Metal band Amon Amarth. ... Metal Blade Records is an independent record label which was founded in 1981 by Brian Slagel. ... Image File history File links The_Avenger. ... September 2 is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... The Avenger is the second full-length album released by the melodic death metal band Amon Amarth. ... Metal Blade Records is an independent record label which was founded in 1981 by Brian Slagel. ... Image File history File links Amon_amarth_crusher. ... May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (129th in leap years). ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Crusher is a 2001 album by the Melodic Death Metal band Amon Amarth. ... Metal Blade Records is an independent record label which was founded in 1981 by Brian Slagel. ... Image File history File links Versus_The_World. ... November 8 is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 53 days remaining. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Versus the World is the fourth full-length album released by the melodic death metal band Amon Amarth. ... Metal Blade Records is an independent record label which was founded in 1981 by Brian Slagel. ... Image File history File links Amon_Amarth_-_Fate_Of_Norns_-_Album_Cover. ... September 6 is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fate of Norns is a 2004 album by the melodic death metal band Amon Amarth. ... Metal Blade Records is an independent record label which was founded in 1981 by Brian Slagel. ... Image File history File links Amon_amarth_oden. ... September 22 is the 265th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (266th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... With Oden on Our Side is an album by the melodic death metal band Amon Amarth. ... Metal Blade Records is an independent record label which was founded in 1981 by Brian Slagel. ...

Videography

  • Death in Fire (2003)
  • The Pursuit of Vikings (2004)
  • Wrath of the Norsemen (2006) (3-disc live concert DVD set)
  • Runes To My Memory (2006)

Personnel Fredrik Andersson - drums Olavi Mikkonen - guitars Johan Hegg - vocals Johan Söderberg - guitars Ted Lundström - bass Categories: | ...

Members

Amon Amarth on Metalmania Festival 2005 in Poland
Amon Amarth on Metalmania Festival 2005 in Poland

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1063, 1311 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Amon Amarth (band) Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1063, 1311 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Amon Amarth (band) Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Fredrik Andersson (born 1975, in Sweden) is the drummer of the viking metal band Amon Amarth. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... Johan Hegg (born 1973 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a vocalist of the viking metal band Amon Amarth. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Johan Söderberg (born 1972 in Sweden) is the guitarist of the viking metal band Amon Amarth. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Olavi Mikkonen (born 1973 in Stockholm, Sweden) is the guitarist of the viking metal band Amon Amarth. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Ted Lundström is the bass player of the viking metal band Amon Amarth. ... Bass guitars typically have four strings instead of six as found on regular guitars. ...

Past members

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ... Martin Lopez Martin Lopez (born in Sweden on May 20, 1978) is a drummer, known best for his nine years with the Swedish progressive death metal band Opeth. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ...

External links

Amon Amarth
Fredrik Andersson | Johan Hegg | Johan Söderberg | Olavi Mikkonen | Ted Lundström
Former Members: Anders Hansson | Nico Mehra | Martin Lopez
Discography
Albums: Sorrow Throughout the Nine Worlds | Once Sent From the Golden Hall | The Avenger | The Crusher | Versus the World | Fate of Norns | With Oden on our Side
DVDs: Wrath of the Norsemen
Demos: Thor Arise | The Arrival of Fimbul Winter

  Results from FactBites:
 
Amon Amarth CD Reviews (937 words)
Amon Amarth's newest effort, "The Crusher," isn't much different than their previous effort "The Avenger." I don't know why I didn't notice it before, but Amon Amarth are moving closer to sounding like Hypocrisy with each new album (especially during their mid-paced breaks).
Amon Amarth's cauldron of Viking metal mayhem is essentially melodic brutal death metal with a twist of fl metal thrown in for good measure.
Amon Amarth hails from Sweden and it is nearly impossible for fl metal not to have any influence on a band from Sweden at this point in time.
Amon Amarth (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (185 words)
Amon Amarth is a viking-themed melodic death metal band from Sweden founded in 1992 in Tumba, named after a location in J.
The five Swedish musicians are known for their songs based on Norse Mythology, with such tunes as The Arrival of The Fimbul Winter and Versus the World.
Formed under the name Scum, they switched to the name Amon Amarth in 1992 and released a demo recording, The Arrival of the Fimbul Winter, in 1994, selling all 1000 demo discs in less than 12 hours.
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