AMON AMARTH: Mexico City Show To Go Ahead As Scheduled

Swedish viking metallers AMON AMARTH have issued the following update:

"We just completed a very successful U.S. tour and wanted to thank everyone for coming out to the shows! It was great to play at the places we missed on the fall tour and places we haven't been to in a very long while or before!

"We had great support bands. We'd like to thank and raise our horns to them!

"After the U.S. tour, we went straight to Buenos Aires for our very first show in South and Central America. We've heard from other bands about how great it is but we never expected it to be THIS good! Amazing crowds every night and really great people everywhere!

"At the present moment, the show in Mexico City [on May 17 at Circo Volador] will happen as planned. Things have seemed to cool down a bit. As long as it's safe for us and our fans to do the show, we'll gladly take to the Mexican stage!"

Metal Mark of SkullsNBones.com conducted an interview with AMON AMARTH vocalist Johan Hegg before the band's April 30, 2009 concert at the Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia. Watch the five-minute chat below.

AMON AMARTH's seventh full-length album, "Twilight of the Thunder God", sold more than 11,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 48 on The Billboard 200 chart.

"Twilight of the Thunder God" was recorded at Fascination Street Studio in Örebro, Sweden and features several high-profile guest appearances including ENTOMBED singer L.G. Petrov (on "Guardians of Asgaard"), CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist Roope Latvala (who shreds a fierce solo on the track "Twilight of the Thunder God") and Finnish cello metal band APOCALYPTICA (a guest appearance on "Live For The Kill").

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