Amon Amarth were formed in Stockholm in 1992, issuing several demos during the next few years which eventually led to a deal with Pulverised Records who released the mini-album Sorrow Throughout the Nine Worlds in 1996. Metal Blade were suitably impressed with the bandâ€™s epic death metal and promptly signed them on a long term contract. Their first full-length album Once Sent From The Golden Hall appeared in 1998 and saw the band embark on an album-tour-album cycle which laid the foundations for a wider international profile. Both The Avenger (1999) and The Crusher (2001) built on the success of Once Sent From The Golden Hall, with relentless touring taking the bandâ€™s increasingly impressive live show to bigger and bigger audiences.
2002â€™s Versus The World and 2004â€™s Fate Of Norns saw the band break through to the next level, extensive worldwide touring, a triumphant show at Wacken â€™04 and a legendary performance at Bloodstock indoor in 2005 capping a highly successful period. Following Fate Of Norns was never going to be easy, but 2006â€™s With Oden On Our Side did just that with consummate ease. Clearly the bandâ€™s most carefully crafted album to date, it saw them tour worldwide yet again and begin to win support from the wider metal community. Their current album Twilight Of The Thunder God has continued their global rise, charted impressively all over the world and seen them raid UK shores once more as part of the recent Unholy Alliance tour. Expect tattered banners and bloody flags when they return to Bloodstockâ€¦
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AMON AMARTH â€“ Live For The Kill - BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR 2009.
DATE: 14TH 15TH 16TH August 2008
VENUE: Catton Hall, Walton On Trent, Derbyshire
SO FAR: Saxon, Amon Amarth, Candlemass, Satyricon, Turisas, The Haunted,
Katatonia, Wintersun, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Sabaton
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