Jun 032011

I’m a day or two late reporting the schedule for Amon Amarth‘s European tour, but I forgive myself. What other U.S. metal blog is going to say anything about a European tour at all?

Exactly.   So there.

Yes, Amon Amarth will be embarking on a 15-country tour of the UK and the Continent beginning on October 12 in Stuttgart, Germany. Can you guess who will be supporting them on that tour? Go ahead — close your eyes so you don’t see the answer and take a guess.

If you guessed As I Lay Dying, then you’re a fucking genius. I sure wouldn’t have guessed that match-up, even though I like both bands and they’re both in the Metal Blade stable. If you do a word-association exercise, and you say the first band that comes to mind when someone says “AMON AMARTH!”, the odds are you’re not going to say “AS I LAY DYING!”

A band like Entombed would have been closer to what I would have guessed. But as it happens, you can sort of have that cake and eat it, too, because LG Petrov of Entombed provided guest vocals on “Guardians of Asgard” with Amon Amarth when the band played the Metalfest festival in Switzerland on May 29 — and of course it was captured on video. This is fan-filmed footage, so the audio quality isn’t ideal (though it isn’t terrible), but the video quality is pretty good.

Plus, I mean, it’s LG Petrov singing with Amon Amarth on “Guardians of Asgard”. If you’re as big a metal geek as I am (no need for you to confess out loud), you know you have to watch this, just so you’ll be able to die happy if you get flattened by a beer truck while crossing the street today. So, after the jump — Euro tour dates and that video.


Oct. 12 – Stuttgart, Germany – LKA
Oct. 13 – Strasbourg, France – La Laiterie
Oct. 14 – Passau, Germany – Metal Invasion Festival
Oct. 15 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys
Oct. 16 – Leipzig, Germany – Hellraiser
Oct. 18 – Bremen, Germany – Aladin
Oct. 19 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Sportzentrum Differdange
Oct. 20 – Neu-Isenburg, Germany – Hugenottenhalle
Oct. 21 – Oberhausen, Germany – Turbinenhalle
Oct. 22 – Hengelo, Netherlands – Metropol
Oct. 23 – London, UK – HVM Forum
Oct. 25 – Rennes, France – L´Etage
Oct. 26 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Effenaar
Oct. 27 – Lille, France – Aeronet
Oct. 28 – St. Etienne, France – Le Fil
Oct. 30 – Bilbao, Spain – Rock Star *
Nov. 01 – Lisboa, Portugal – Incrivel Almadense *
Nov. 02 – Porto, Portugal – Hard Club *
Nov. 03 – Santiago de Compostela, Spain – Capitol *
Nov. 04 – Madrid, Spain – Heineken *
Nov. 05 – Barcelona, Spain – Razzmatazz 2 *
Nov. 07 – Zürich, Switzerland – Komplex 457
Nov. 08 – Treviso, Italy – New Age
Nov. 09 – Bologna, Italy – Estragon
Nov. 11 – Lausanne, Switzerland – Les Docks
Nov. 12 – Kaufbeuren, Germany – All-Kart Halle
Nov. 13 – Graz, Austria – Orpheum
Nov. 15 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Cvetlicarna Media Park Club
Nov. 16 – Zagreb, Croatia – Bogaloo
Nov. 18 – Sofia, Bulgaria – Yubilena Hall
Nov. 19 – Bucharest – Arenele Romane
Nov. 21 – Budapest, Hungary – Club 202
Nov. 23 – Linz, Austria – Posthof
Nov. 24 – Wien, Austria – Gasometer
Nov. 26 – Prague, Czech Republic – Masters Of Rock



  1. No Finland makes me a sad viking! =(

  2. I saw Amon Amarth with Entombed in tow a few years back. Great show but was always a little bitter that LG didn’t come out to guest when I saw them.

  3. The way he says “a very, very, very special person” made me think special might have a more…sinister meaning.

    Like little boys in drummer boys suits.

    And…As I Lay Dying? Really???
    I mean, I’m not going to the tour anyway, being nowhere near Europe, but…yah, that just seems odd.

    • Johan Hegg? Little boys in drummer boy suits? I don’t think so. And don’t let him hear you talking like that. You could wind up with a drinking horn shoved up your bunghole and a battle ax buried in your skull. 🙂

      • Well, he should stop sounding like a creeper when he introduces people!!!

        That said, I’ll be extra careful if I ever see him in person. I’m pretty sure he could eat me with one bite.

        That’s not a fat joke, the dude is just…MASSIVE.

  4. Holy shit, Septic Flesh has just been added to this tour (as of June 26).

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