Metal Blade Records teams up with Gimme Radio

– February 6th, 2019 –

Have you checked out Gimme Radio yet? It’s a 24/7 metal radio service that has DJs like Randy Blythe, Dave Mustaine, Blasko and many more.

Well, we’ve teamed up with Gimme Radio to give you a special limited offer. Get 3 months of access to all archived shows for just $0.99!

Hear over 50 episodes of Hammer of the North – the show hosted by Johan Hegg of Amon Amarth. Hear a 2 part special on the History of Metal Blade Records by our very own Brian Slagel. And Listen to specialty shows and interviews with your favorite Metal Blade bands – Behemoth, Satan, Rivers of Nihil, Armored Saint and more.

The service is free, but join the Brigade and you can listen those shows (and more) on demand / offline – whenever and wherever you want.

Use the link below to join and get 3 months for just $0.99!

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And don’t forget to tune in today (Wednesday, February 6th) when Greg from Allegaeon does a guest DJ show at 4pm PT / 7pm ET.

Gimme Radio: Extreme music for extreme times.

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Amon Amarth Singer Johan Hegg Guests On Doro’s New Single “If I Can’t Have You, No One Will”

Amon Amarth vocalist Johan Hegg guests on Doro Pesch‘s new single “If I Can’t Have You, No One Will“. You can stream the below newly debuted music video for the song, which comes from Doro‘s forthcoming new double album, “Forever Warriors // Forever United“, out August 17th via Nuclear Blast.

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AMON AMARTH Announces North American Headlining Tour With Entombed A.D. And Exmortus + Los Angeles And New York City Appearances By Johan Hegg

Swedish metal kings, AMON AMARTH, today confirm the details of their North American headlining tour this Spring. Set to run from April 7th through May 21st, the lengthy trek will find the band joined by fellow Swedes Entombed A.D and young USA metal upstarts Exmortus! Presale tickets are available now at AmonAmarth.com. Tickets go on […]

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Northmen: A Viking Saga moving screening August 26th in Corona del Mar, CA with Johan Hegg!

– August 19th, 2015 –

Metal Blade Records and Violent Gentleman are teaming up with Starz and Anchor Bay Entertainment to screen NORTHMEN – A VIKING SAGA on August 26th. The screening will take place at The Port Theater in Corona del Mar, CA at 6:00pm. Tickets are $30 and include: entrance to the event, a meet and greet with Amon Amarth vocalist Johan Hegg, plus a limited edition hand silk screened poster! The Port Theater is located at 2905 East Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, CA 92625. For more details, visit portnewport.com. For tickets to the screening, head to violentgentlemen.com.

Anchor Bay Entertainment released of the highly-anticipated, action-packed Viking film NORTHMEN – A VIKING SAGA on Digital HD by Starz Digital on July 31, 2015, and on DVD, Blu-ray™ and On Demand on August 11, 2015. Directed by Claudio Fäh (Hollow Man II and Sniper: Reloaded), and produced by Ralph S. Dietrich, NORTHMEN – A VIKING SAGA stars Ryan Kwanten (“True Blood“), Tom Hopper (Starz’ “Black Sails,” “Merlin“), James Norton (Belle, Rush), Ed Skrein (“Game of Thrones,” the upcoming The Transporter Refueled), Charlie Murphy (Philomena) and Johan Hegg (front man of the metal band Amon Amarth). The film was written by Matthias Bauer and Bastian Zach.

NORTHMEN – A VIKING SAGA tells the story of a group of Vikings in the ninth century who sets sail for Britain, aiming to plunder the rich monasteries in the northern part of the island. But a storm smashes the ship to pieces on the rocks off the coast of Scotland, the only part of Britain without any Viking settlements. Soon thereafter, the daughter of the Scottish King falls into their hands and the Vikings see this as an opportunity to demand a large ransom. The King immediately sets his ‘wolfpack’ – a group of mercenaries well known for their savagery – on the Vikings. The “Northmen” with their hostage now have to force their way through the rough highlands, where they meet the brave and mysterious Christian monk Conall (Ryan Kwanten). Having the wolfpack close on their heels, a desperate race against time begins. A battle over life and death.

One of the most significant efforts of its kind.” – Loïc Valceschini, Twitch Film

Well choreographed and fluidly shot, and there’s enough blood spatter and sword-on-flesh action.” – Gareth Jones, Dread Central

REAL VIKINGS MUST HAVE MADE THIS FILMDeadline – The Film Magazine

In 2014, a music video was cut with footage from the film for the title track from Amon Amarth‘s most recent album, “Deceiver of the Gods.” The video has accumulated over 1.5 million views and is probably the most intense video the band has filmed to date. Watch it now on YouTube HERE.

Upon its release in the summer of 2013, “Deceiver of the Gods” debuted at #19 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and #19 on the Top Current Albums Chart – it became the band’s highest charting record to date.

View trailers and more exclusive videos now at northmen-themovie.com

Stay up to date with Amon Amarth online at amonamarth.com and follow Johan Hegg himself on twitter @amonjohan.

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Northmen: A Viking Saga moving screening August 26th in Corona del Mar, CA with Johan Hegg!

– August 19th, 2015 –

Metal Blade Records and Violent Gentleman are teaming up with Starz and Anchor Bay Entertainment to screen NORTHMEN – A VIKING SAGA on August 26th. The screening will take place at The Port Theater in Corona del Mar, CA at 6:00pm. Tickets are $30 and include: entrance to the event, a meet and greet with Amon Amarth vocalist Johan Hegg, plus a limited edition hand silk screened poster! The Port Theater is located at 2905 East Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, CA 92625. For more details, visit portnewport.com. For tickets to the screening, head to violentgentlemen.com.

Anchor Bay Entertainment released of the highly-anticipated, action-packed Viking film NORTHMEN – A VIKING SAGA on Digital HD by Starz Digital on July 31, 2015, and on DVD, Blu-ray™ and On Demand on August 11, 2015. Directed by Claudio Fäh (Hollow Man II and Sniper: Reloaded), and produced by Ralph S. Dietrich, NORTHMEN – A VIKING SAGA stars Ryan Kwanten (“True Blood“), Tom Hopper (Starz’ “Black Sails,” “Merlin“), James Norton (Belle, Rush), Ed Skrein (“Game of Thrones,” the upcoming The Transporter Refueled), Charlie Murphy (Philomena) and Johan Hegg (front man of the metal band Amon Amarth). The film was written by Matthias Bauer and Bastian Zach.

NORTHMEN – A VIKING SAGA tells the story of a group of Vikings in the ninth century who sets sail for Britain, aiming to plunder the rich monasteries in the northern part of the island. But a storm smashes the ship to pieces on the rocks off the coast of Scotland, the only part of Britain without any Viking settlements. Soon thereafter, the daughter of the Scottish King falls into their hands and the Vikings see this as an opportunity to demand a large ransom. The King immediately sets his ‘wolfpack’ – a group of mercenaries well known for their savagery – on the Vikings. The “Northmen” with their hostage now have to force their way through the rough highlands, where they meet the brave and mysterious Christian monk Conall (Ryan Kwanten). Having the wolfpack close on their heels, a desperate race against time begins. A battle over life and death.

One of the most significant efforts of its kind.” – Loïc Valceschini, Twitch Film

Well choreographed and fluidly shot, and there’s enough blood spatter and sword-on-flesh action.” – Gareth Jones, Dread Central

REAL VIKINGS MUST HAVE MADE THIS FILMDeadline – The Film Magazine

In 2014, a music video was cut with footage from the film for the title track from Amon Amarth‘s most recent album, “Deceiver of the Gods.” The video has accumulated over 1.5 million views and is probably the most intense video the band has filmed to date. Watch it now on YouTube HERE.

Upon its release in the summer of 2013, “Deceiver of the Gods” debuted at #19 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart and #19 on the Top Current Albums Chart – it became the band’s highest charting record to date.

View trailers and more exclusive videos now at northmen-themovie.com

Stay up to date with Amon Amarth online at amonamarth.com and follow Johan Hegg himself on twitter @amonjohan.

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“Northmen – A Viking Saga” Coming To U.S. Theaters And On-Demand

The historical action flick “Northmen – A Viking Saga” features front man Johan Hegg of Amon Amarth as Viking warrior Valli, and now U.S. fans will get to catch the spectacle.

“Northmen – A Viking Saga” is set to drop in theaters on our side of the world on digital HD by Starz Digital this coming July 31st, as well as on DVD, Blu-ray and on-demand outlets August 11th.

Directed by Claudio Fäh (Hollow Man II and Sniper: Reloaded), the movie also stars Ryan Kwanten (“True Blood”), Tom Hopper (“Black Sails,” “Merlin”), James Norton (Belle, Rush), and Ed Skrein (“Game of Thrones”).

A teaser trailer is available below, and more info can be found at the movie’s official website here.

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AMON AMARTH Graces The Cover Of Decibel Magazine

– July 16th, 2013 –

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour Currently Underway

In conjunction with their slot on this year’s edition of the Rockster Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, Swedish melodic death metal legion, AMON AMARTH, grace the cover of the August 2013 issue of Decibel Magazine!

Conducted by J. Bennett in Stockholm, Sweden, the intimate feature follows the band through their early days and escalating success, tour life, and the creation of their most compelling record to date: Deceiver of the Gods. A must-read for any AMON AMARTH disciple.

The issue is on sale NOW. Purchase your copy HERE.

The recently unleashed Deceiver of the Gods was released in North America via Metal Blade Records on June 25, recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, UK, produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (Killswitch Engage, Megadeth, Opeth) and broke the band’s previous sales records around the world! The band is now in their second week on the Billboard Top 200 in the U.S. (week one: #19 and week 2: #59) and third week on the Top 100 Charts in Germany (week one: #3, week two: #13, and week three:  #23).

Literally invading U.S. shores, AMON AMARTH‘s main stage slot on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest, currently underway, the band’s mammoth stage production, including a Viking Longboat and the amassing armies in the war between Odin and Loki, has lit up the internet with excitement for the band’s set. Said Metalassault.com, “the stunning stage production was what really made this AMON AMARTH show stand out from their own past shows, and indeed from all other bands that played this festival.” Agreed Mxdwn.com “Perhaps the day’s best set came next at the main stage. Swedish Viking rockers AMON AMARTH delivered the best tenets of Scandinavian death metal. Fronting a massive mural of their new album Deceiver of the Gods… the band also proudly displayed a full-scale Viking battle barge as the centerpiece of their set design. Their drummer Fredrik Andersson was perched atop semi-hidden by the ship’s bow. The group’s equally large lead singer Johan Hegg bounded from one side of the stage to the other bellowing in his demonic howl. The title track from their new album and ‘Death in Fire’ were both great, but it was ‘Twilight of the Thunder God’ that packed the most punch and fury.”

AMON AMARTH is currently putting the finishing touches on the official video for colossal track “Father Of The Wolf.” The video will be unveiled in the coming weeks. Until then, check out the trailer now playing at the band’s microsite: http://deceiver.amonamarth.com.

“Deceiver of the Gods goes from rampaging to brooding to anthemic over a well-conceived trajectory…. This is an album that begs to be consumed in its entirety at every listen, just to get the full experience.” – Decibel

“No one delivers big, punch-in-the-face motifs better than AMON AMARTH, and the Swedish melodic-death-metal titans have excelled themselves on their ninth studio album… Not only does Johan Hegg deliver his fiercest growls ever, but he also duets mesmerizingly with operatic ex-Candlemass frontman Messiah Marcolin on ‘Hel.’” – Revolver

“…so good that it might prove to be one of their best albums since the days of The Crusher and Once Sent From The Golden Hall.” – The New Noise

“…easily one of the strongest and most diverse records the Swedes have ever made… gloriously extravagant…” – Metal Hammer

“…it’s the energy AMON AMARTH convey more than anything else that makes Deceiver of the Gods so emphatic — especially the interplay and layering of different rhythmic patterns, like adrenaline pumping through the system, so that no matter how heavy things get, they’re never weighed down.” – Exclaim!

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AMON AMARTH Graces The Cover Of Decibel Magazine

– July 16th, 2013 –

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour Currently Underway

In conjunction with their slot on this year’s edition of the Rockster Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, Swedish melodic death metal legion, AMON AMARTH, grace the cover of the August 2013 issue of Decibel Magazine!

Conducted by J. Bennett in Stockholm, Sweden, the intimate feature follows the band through their early days and escalating success, tour life, and the creation of their most compelling record to date: Deceiver of the Gods. A must-read for any AMON AMARTH disciple.

The issue is on sale NOW. Purchase your copy HERE.

The recently unleashed Deceiver of the Gods was released in North America via Metal Blade Records on June 25, recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, UK, produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (Killswitch Engage, Megadeth, Opeth) and broke the band’s previous sales records around the world! The band is now in their second week on the Billboard Top 200 in the U.S. (week one: #19 and week 2: #59) and third week on the Top 100 Charts in Germany (week one: #3, week two: #13, and week three:  #23).

Literally invading U.S. shores, AMON AMARTH‘s main stage slot on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest, currently underway, the band’s mammoth stage production, including a Viking Longboat and the amassing armies in the war between Odin and Loki, has lit up the internet with excitement for the band’s set. Said Metalassault.com, “the stunning stage production was what really made this AMON AMARTH show stand out from their own past shows, and indeed from all other bands that played this festival.” Agreed Mxdwn.com “Perhaps the day’s best set came next at the main stage. Swedish Viking rockers AMON AMARTH delivered the best tenets of Scandinavian death metal. Fronting a massive mural of their new album Deceiver of the Gods… the band also proudly displayed a full-scale Viking battle barge as the centerpiece of their set design. Their drummer Fredrik Andersson was perched atop semi-hidden by the ship’s bow. The group’s equally large lead singer Johan Hegg bounded from one side of the stage to the other bellowing in his demonic howl. The title track from their new album and ‘Death in Fire’ were both great, but it was ‘Twilight of the Thunder God’ that packed the most punch and fury.”

AMON AMARTH is currently putting the finishing touches on the official video for colossal track “Father Of The Wolf.” The video will be unveiled in the coming weeks. Until then, check out the trailer now playing at the band’s microsite: http://deceiver.amonamarth.com.

“Deceiver of the Gods goes from rampaging to brooding to anthemic over a well-conceived trajectory…. This is an album that begs to be consumed in its entirety at every listen, just to get the full experience.” – Decibel

“No one delivers big, punch-in-the-face motifs better than AMON AMARTH, and the Swedish melodic-death-metal titans have excelled themselves on their ninth studio album… Not only does Johan Hegg deliver his fiercest growls ever, but he also duets mesmerizingly with operatic ex-Candlemass frontman Messiah Marcolin on ‘Hel.’” – Revolver

“…so good that it might prove to be one of their best albums since the days of The Crusher and Once Sent From The Golden Hall.” – The New Noise

“…easily one of the strongest and most diverse records the Swedes have ever made… gloriously extravagant…” – Metal Hammer

“…it’s the energy AMON AMARTH convey more than anything else that makes Deceiver of the Gods so emphatic — especially the interplay and layering of different rhythmic patterns, like adrenaline pumping through the system, so that no matter how heavy things get, they’re never weighed down.” – Exclaim!

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Evocation Releases New Music Video For "Divide And Conquer"

After recently releasing fourth studio album, “Illusions Of Grandeur,” the Swedish death metal overlords in Evocation are now ready to premiere a new video for the album track “Divide And Conquer.”

Watch the video over at Decibel Magazine.com or in the player below. If you still haven’t heard “Illusions Of Grandeur,” a full album stream is also available at this location.

“Illusions Of Grandeur” was recorded at IF Studios & Evocation Studios together with producer Roberto Laghi, and it features 10 tracks of supreme Swedish death metal. As a very special guest, Johan Hegg of Amon Amarth laid down guest vocals on the song “Into Submission.”

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Metal Blade Records Updates 30th Anniversary Show Lineup

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce that Amon’s Amarth’s Johan Hegg, Ray Alder of Fates Warning/Redemption, as well as dUg Pinnick of King’s X have been confirmed as the special guests for the 30 Anniversary show set for Friday, November 30th at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, CA.

The guest musicians will join Armored Saint on stage throughout the band’s set to perform a variety of cover songs. Also confirmed to attend the show and celebration are That Metal Show’s Eddie Trunk and Don Jamieson, who will be hosting the event.

Here’s what Don had to say about hosting the show: “So pumped to be hosting Metal Blade’s 30th Anniversary Show with quintessential metal warriors, Armored Saint and a destined-to-be quintessential metal band, Gypsyhawk. Gonna be heavier than Honey Boo Boo’s mama!”

Unfortunately the shock metal act Lizzy Borden will no longer be able to play the event, but the label will be making it up to the fans by bringing out new guests for the special jam session. Metal Blade will be announcing the special guests in the coming weeks. Tickets are currently on sale right here.

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