Amon Amarth

amon_amarthAmon Amarth is a Viking-themed melodic death metal band from Tumba, Sweden, founded in 1988 (current name since 1992), and named after an alternative name for Mount Doom, a location in J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth. As of 2009, the band is signed with Metal Blade Records and has released seven studio albums, one EP, one DVD, and seven music videos.

Formed under the name Scum in 1988, the band was originally a grindcore group formed by Paul “Themgoroth” Mäkitalo (Dark Funeral) on vocals, Olavi Mikkonen on guitar, and Ted Lundström on bass. When Johan Hegg joined the band, their music changed towards melodic death metal. After a 1991 demo, they changed the band’s name to Amon Amarth in 1992, then recorded their first demo Thor Arise under the name in 1993 following another demo in 1994 entitled The Arrival of the Fimbul Winter. In 1996, they signed with Pulverised Records, on which they released their first MCD, Sorrow Throughout the Nine Worlds, which sold 6000 copies.

Other Information

  • Also known as: Scum
  • Origin: Tumba, Sweden
  • Genres: Melodic death metal, Viking metal
  • Years active: 1988–present
  • Label: Metal Blade
  • Associated acts: Eternal Oath, Opeth, This Ending
  • Website: http://www.amonamarth.com
  • Members:
  1. Johan Hegg – vocals
  2. Johan Söderberg – guitar
  3. Olavi Mikkonen – guitar
  4. Ted Lundström – bass
  5. Fredrik Andersson – drums

Videos

Albums

  • 1991: Demo 1 (Self-released as Scum)
  • 1993: Thor Arise
  • 1994: The Arrival of the Fimbul Winter
  • 1996: Sorrow Throughout the Nine Worlds
  • 1998: Once Sent from the Golden Hall
  • 1999: The Avenger
  • 2001: The Crusher
  • 2002: Versus the World
  • 2004: Fate of Norns
  • 2006: With Oden on Our Side
  • 2008: Twilight of the Thunder God

Links

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~ by molco on May 19, 2009.

One Response to “Amon Amarth”

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