Amon Amarth Details
Inertia Entertainment Presents
Deciver Of The Gods North American Tour 2014
with Special Guests
Sabaton & Skeletonwitch
Amon Amarth is a Melodic Death Metal band from Tumba, Sweden, founded in 1992. It takes its name from the Sindarin name of Mount Doom, a volcano in J. R. R. Tolkien′s Middle-earth. Their lyrics mostly deal with the Vikings, their mythology and their history. The band comprises vocalist Johan Hegg, guitarists Olavi Mikkonen and Johan Söderberg, bassist Ted Lundström and drummer Fredrik Andersson. Amon Amarth has released nine studio albums, one compilation album, one EP, one video album, and six music videos.
The band emerged from the previous band Scum, founded in 1988 by Paul “Themgoroth” Mäkitalo (Dark Funeral) on vocals, Olavi Mikkonen on guitar, Nico Mehra (aka Nico Kaukinen) on drums, Petri Tarvainen on bass and Vesa Meriläinen guitar, the band originally played grindcore based on “jagged riffs, dark atmospheres, untethered vitriol and copious amounts of mead”.