AMON AMARTH Performs In Beijing For First Time; Report Available

Swedish viking metallers AMON AMARTH played their first-ever show in Beijing, China on December 1, 2009 at at Mao Live House.

The band's frontman, Johan Hegg, told the China Daily newspaper that he knew little about the Chinese metal scene until he arrived. "Virtually nothing," he said. "I've heard of bands coming here, but little else."

"To be honest, just before the show I thought this is not going to be good," he said. "It seemed like there were so few people out there, but then when we got on stage I thought it was really good. I had a good time. We all did."

"We were actually kind of worried (about the price of tickets) because we felt it was high (120 yuan at the door), but it costs a lot to bring a band over here. We're really grateful to have people come."

So grateful that the band came out for an encore and played two songs. Before the final encore, Hegg told the audience "there is a Viking in every one of you".

Read the entire report from China Daily.

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