AMON AMARTH Recording New Album

Swedish Viking metallers AMON AMARTH have issued the following update:

The last couple of months we have been busy working on our follow-up to 'Twilight Of The Thunder God'. Ten songs were written and on October 1 we started tracking drums for the album in Park Studios. After a short trip to Tokyo, which included our first-ever show in Japan at the renowned Loud Park festival, we continued tracking bass and guitars at Fascination Street studios. Recordings have been going well and we are now more than half way through and the album starts to take shape. We'll keep you updated with more info soon!

"For now we can confirm some shows in the U.K. as part as the 'Defenders Of The Faith 2011' tour with CHILDREN OF BODOM."

The dates are as follows:

Apr. 01 - UEA - Norwich, UK
Apr. 02 - Academy 1 - Manchester, UK
Apr. 03 - ABC - Glasgow, UK
Apr. 05 - Vicar Street - Dublin, Ireland
Apr. 07 - Rock City - Nottingham, UK
Apr. 08 - Academy - Birmingham, UK
Apr. 09 - Forum - London, UK

Fan-filmed video footage of AMON AMARTH performing the song "Guardians of Asgaard" on June 21, 2009 at the Hellfest in Clisson, France can be viewed below (clip uploaded by Dave Ingham a.k.a. YouTube user "triptykon").

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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