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AMON AMARTH: More 'Jomsviking' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

"Jomsviking", the tenth studio album from Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH, has registered the following first-week chart positions: Germany: #1 Austria: #1 Switzerland: #3 Canada: #4 Finland: #4 Sweden: #5 Australia: #15 USA: #19 Belgium: #25 UK: #30 France: #33 Netherlands: #35 "Jomsviking" shifted 21,000 equivalent album units in the United States in the week ...

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AMON AMARTH's 'Jomsviking' Cracks U.S. Top 20

"Jomsviking", the tenth studio album from Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH, debuted at No. 19 on The Billboard 200, having shifted 21,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 31. The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums ...

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Video Premiere: AMON AMARTH's 'At Dawn's First Light'

"At Dawn's First Light", the new video from Swedish metal kings AMON AMARTH, can be seen below. The clip was produced by Rafal Szermanowkicz of Grupa 13 and directed by Darek Szermanowicz (BEHEMOTH), "At Dawn's First Light" is set in an epic battle scene in a Slavic settlement from the 9th-10th century, with the band ...

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AMON AMARTH Guitarist On Split With Drummer FREDRIK ANDERSSON: 'It's Like A Marriage That Doesn't Work'

Brazil's Wikimetal podcast recently conducted an interview with guitarist Olavi Mikkonen of Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. Speaking about the March 2015 departure of drummer Fredrik Andersson and AMON AMARTH's decision to enlist a session drummer, Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY, CUT UP), ...

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JOHAN HEGG On New AMON AMARTH Album 'Jomsviking': 'I Don't Think Any Fans Are Going To Be Disappointed'

On March 25, Swedish metal kings AMON AMARTH will unleash their tenth studio album, "Jomsviking", via Metal Blade in North America and Sony Music internationally. "Jomsviking" — the first concept record in AMON AMARTH's storied career — tells a tragic tale of love and revenge, backed by the Swedes' trademark melodic, anthemic metal, which was ...

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AMON AMARTH: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Filming Of 'Keyboard Warrior' Video Teaser

Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH have released behind-the-scenes footage from the filming of their humorous teaser video for their new single, "First Kill". The three-minute clip, dubbed "Keyboard Warrior", was released earlier this month ahead of the announcement of the band's tenth studio album, "Jomsviking". Due on March 25 via Metal Blade in North America ...

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AMON AMARTH Has Not Yet Secured A Permanent New Drummer

Metal Wani's Anne Catherine Swallow recently conducted an interview with guitarist Johan Söderberg of Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the decision to enlist guest drummer Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY) to play on the band's upcoming album, "Jomsviking": Johan: "Actually, ...

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EXMORTUS: 'Relentless' Video Released

"Relentless", the new video from Whittier, California's EXMORTUS, can be seen below. The James Pesature-produced clip was filmed at the Gramercy Theater in New York City while the band was on tour with former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman. "Relentless" is taken from EXMORTUS's latest album, "Ride Forth", which is being released today (Friday, January 8) ...

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CAULDRON: 'No Return / In Ruin' Video Released

"No Return / In Ruin", the new video from Toronto, Ontario, Canada metallers CAULDRON, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's fourth studio album, "In Ruin", which will be released on January 8 via The End Records. High Roller Records will make the album available in Europe on January 29. Says ...

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CAULDRON: 'In Ruin' Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Toronto, Ontario, Canada metallers CAULDRON will release their fourth studio album, "In Ruin", on January 8 via The End Records. High Roller Records will make the album available in Europe on January 29. The cover artwork for "In Ruin" can be seen below. Comments CAULDRON's Jason Decay: "We wanted a basic, straight-to-the-point cover without going ...

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HATCHET: Lyric Video For New Song 'Living In Extinction'

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HATCHET will release their third studio album, "Fear Beyond Lunacy", on October 30 via The End Records. The follow-up to 2013's "Dawn Of The End" marks the recording debut of the new HATCHET lineup behind founding member, vocalist and lead guitarist Julz Ramos: Clayton Cagle on guitar, Kody Barba on ...

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Premiere: MARTY FRIEDMAN's Lyric Video For 'Jasmine Cyanide'

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will release a digital-only deluxe version of his 2014 acclaimed solo album, "Inferno", on September 4 via Prosthetic. The set will feature two exclusive bonus tracks, "Ballad Of The Barbie Bandits" and "Jasmine Cyanide", the latter of which features a guest appearance by Canadian rocker Danko Jones. Regarding the "Jasmine ...

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What Would It Take For MARTY FRIEDMAN To Play With MEGADETH Again?

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman was interviewed for a recent episode of the "Metal Brainiac" podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether his disillusionment with the American rock scene and his appreciation of the Japanese pop sounds coincided with ...

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New Song Premiere: HATCHET's 'The World Beyond'

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HATCHET will release their third studio album, "Fear Beyond Lunacy", on October 30 via The End Records. The follow-up to 2013's "Dawn Of The End" marks the recording debut of the new HATCHET lineup behind founding member, vocalist and lead guitarist Julz Ramos: Clayton Cagle on guitar, Kody Barba on ...

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HATCHET To Release New Album This Summer

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers HATCHET have been working on the follow-up to 2013's acclaimed "Dawn Of The End" album (The End Records) since returning from last summer's tour with FLOTSAM AND JETSAM. The upcoming CD will debut the new HATCHET lineup behind founding member, vocalist and lead guitarist Julz Ramos: Clayton Cagle on guitar, ...

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Video: EXMORTUS Performs Shred-Tastic Rendition Of National Anthem At Baseball Game

Heavy metal up-and-comers EXMORTUS decided to warm up for their current North American tour supporting ARSIS and ALLEGAEON by stopping by a home game of the Class A minor league baseball team Bakersfield Blaze to deliver a rousing, metallic rendition of the national anthem. You can watch guitarists Conan and David's shred-worthy performance below! Combining ...

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FEAR FACTORY, NAPALM DEATH, SATYRICON, AMEN, OTEP, PRONG Added To SLIPKNOT's KNOTFEST

SLIPKNOT's very own Knotfest — the most cutting-edge heavy music festival in America — has revealed additional bands for the October 24-26 destination festival held at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, California. Already featuring some of the biggest names in metal — SLIPKNOT, DANZIG, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, VOLBEAT, OF MICE & ...

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EXMORTUS To Release 'Slave To The Sword' In February

Heavy metal shredders EXMORTUS will release their full-length Prosthetic debut, "Slave To The Sword", in North America on February 4. Recorded earlier this year at Castle Ultimate Studios in Oakland, California with producer Zack Ohren (ALL SHALL PERISH, SUFFOCATION, IMMOLATION), the album features cover artwork by legendary heavy metal painter Philip Lawvere (KREATOR, CELTIC FROST, ...

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