Explicitly Intense conducted an interview with bassist Ted Lundström of Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH when the band performed at HMV Forum in London, England on October 23, 2011. You can now watch the chat below.AMON AMARTH will celebrate its 20th anniversary with five special shows which will take place this August in Germany, Poland and Holland. The band states, "We will perform two whole sets containing songs from our entire career and we will also arrange a meet-and-greet on all shows." "An Evening With – 20th Anniversary Shows": Aug. 05 - Chemnitz, Germany - Südbahnhof
Aug. 07 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja Club
Aug. 14 - Saarbrucken, Germany - Garage
Aug. 16 - Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivoli
Aug. 17 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle AMON AMARTH's eighth studio album, "Surtur Rising", sold around 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 34 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous CD, "Twilight of the Thunder God", opened with more than 11,000 copies back in 2008 to land at No. 48. Named in tribute to Surtur, leader of the fire giants of Muspelheim ("flame land") and the oldest being in the nine worlds of Norse mythology, "Surtur Rising", which came out in North America on March 29, 2011 via Metal Blade Records, features 10 tracks of sword-wielding, fist-pumping, hyper climactic battle anthems. The album was once again recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren and features strikingly brutal cover art by Tom Thiel.