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16th July 2017

amon amarth

After releasing the visually stunning videos for 'First Kill' and 'At Dawn's First Light' last year, in support of their latest album, 'Jomsviking', Amon Amarth are now ready to debut a new video from the record: 'The Way Of Vikings', which was once again directed by Grupa 13.

Here's the video, featuring the full band as Peaky Blinders inspired characters at a brutal underground gambling hall and boxing match.

Amon Amarth headed back out on the road on Friday for their worldwide summer tour, which includes a headline slot at the renowned Bloodstock Open Air festival on August 11th. Here's all the remaining dates.

July 16th: Chicago, USA - Chicago Open Air
July 25th: Tolmin, Slovenia - Metaldays Festival
July 27th: Tel Aviv, Israel - Theatre Club
July 29th: Istanbul, Turkey - Rock Off Festival
August 2nd: Vienna, Austria - Jolly Roger Festival
August 4th: Kostrzyn nad Odra, Poland - Przystanek Woodstock
August 5th: Wacken, Germany - Wacken Open Air
August 6th: Colmar, France - Foire Aux Vins
August 7th: Majano (Udine), Italy - City Festival
August 9th: Villena, Spain - Leyendas Del Rock
August 11th: Derbyshire, UK - Bloodstock Open Air
August 12th: Leeuwarden, Netherlands - Into The Grave
August 13th: Kortrijk, Belgium - Alcatraz Festival
August 17th: Dinkelsbuhl, Germany - Summer Breeze
August 18th: Moravsky Krumlov, Czech Republic - Rock Heart Festival
August 19th: Zvolen, Slovakia - More Than Fest
August 21st: Pratteln, Switzerland - Earshaker Day
August 23rd: Budapest, Hungary - Barba Negra Open Air Show
August 25th: Giessen, Germany - Kultursommer
August 26th: Sulingen, Germany - Reload Festival
August 28th: Kiev, Russia - Sentrum
August 29th: Minsk, Russia - Re:Public
August 30th: St. Petersburg, Russia - A2
August 31st: Krasnodar, Russia - Arena Hall
September 2nd: Yekaterinburg, Russia - Tele Club
September 4th: Samara, Russia - Zvezda
September 5th: Moscow, Russia - Yotaspace

amon amarth

As the band's first concept record in their storied career, 'Jomsviking' tells a tragic, original tale of conflict and revenge, backed by the Swedes' trademark melodic, anthemic Metal.

The album was produced and mixed once again by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Accept). For their efforts, Amon Amarth crashed into the global charts, picking up some of their highest chart positions to date around the world, including two number ones.

Amon Amarth are:
Johan Hegg - Vocals
Ted Lundstrom - Bass
Johan Soderberg - Guitar
Olavi Mikkonen - Guitar
Jocke Wallgren - Drums




Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.


Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.

Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.


MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.


Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

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