Swedish Viking metallers AMON AMARTH will embark on a full European headlining tour in March 2009. Support on the "Full Of Hate 2009" trek will come from OBITUARY, LEGION OF THE DAMNED and KEEP OF KALESSIN.
The dates are as follows:
Mar. 05 - NL - Heerhugowaard - Waerdse Tempel
Mar. 06 - DE - Erfurt - Stadtgarten
Mar. 07 - DE - Hamburg - Grosse Freiheit
Mar. 08 - BE - Antwerpen - Hof Ter Loo
Mar. 09 - UK - London - Forum
Mar. 10 - FR - Paris - La Locomotive
Mar. 11 - DE - Cologne - Palladium
Mar. 12 - DE - Saarbrücken - Garage
Mar. 13 - DE - Dessau - Hangar *
Mar. 14 - DE - München - Backstage *
Mar. 16 - DE - Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
Mar. 17 - CH - Pratteln - Z7
Mar. 18 - IT - Bologna - Estragon
Mar. 19 - AT - Innsbruck - Hafen
Mar. 20 - AT - Linz - Posthof
Mar. 21 - AT - Wien - Gasometer
Mar. 22 - HR - Zagreb - Boogaloo
Mar. 23 - SI - Maribor - Stuk (Big Hall)
Mar. 24 - CZ - Prague - Abaton
Mar. 25 - DE - Hannover - Capitol
Mar. 26 - DE - Berlin - Postbahnhof
Mar. 27 - DE - Lichtenfels - Stadthalle**
Mar. 28 - DE - Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle**
Mar. 29 - NL - Enschede - Atak
* With EQUILIBRIUM, SECRETS OF THE MOON
** With EQUILIBRIUM, HAIL OF BULLETS, SECRETS OF THE MOON
Austrian heavy 'zine Stormbringer.at conducted an interview with AMON AMARTH vocalist Johan Heggprior to the band's November 16, 2008 concert in Vienna, Austria. Watch the 10-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.
"I think we were all actually kind of surprised we'd reached that high," Johan Hegg told MTV News. "We're happy we did, and I think one of the key elements that contributed to [the high debut], obviously, is building a fanbase. That's what we've been doing all these years as we've steadily grown as a band. The fact that we've had a couple of successful tours in the U.S. has helped, and the fact that this record actually is really good didn't hurt."
"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").