Saturday, 5 July 2008

Unholy Alliance Adds Amon Amarth To Bill

Renowed Swedish death metal band Amon Amarth has been added to the "Unholy Alliance Tour, Chapter III" lineup, which features Slayer, Trivium, and Mastodon.

"All of us have been huge fans of Slayer since the mid 80's, and to be able to tour with this legendary thrash band is a dream come true. We are very proud and honored to be a part of this year's Unholy Alliance together with Trivium and Mastodon." "Slayer fans are die-hard and tough as true Vikings - we know as we are part of the same crowd - and it will be a great experience to be able to play in front of them."

Since 1992, Amon Amarth - Johan Hegg/vocals, Olavi Mikkonen/guitar, Johan Soderberg/guitar, Ted Lundstrom/bass, and Fredrik Andersson/drums - has managed to establish themselves as one of Europe's top death metal acts. What has set the band apart from the rest of the scene is their use of Viking mythology and imagery in their lyrics and artwork, as well as their talent for writing epic, memorable melodies, which underline their solemn yet barbaric approach to heavy music. The band's seventh studio album, as yet untitled, is due out this Fall on Metal Blade Records.

The UK/Euro run kicks off in Manchester, England on October 27 and will play nearly two dozen shows over a four-week period. This is the third installment of what has been hailed as "the heaviest, darkest tour of the year." With more dates to be announced, the initial itinerary for the European "Unholy Alliance Tour, Chapter III" is below:

10/27 - Manchester Arena, Manchester, England
10/28 - NEC, Birmingham, England
10/30 - Hammersmith Apollo, London, England
10/31 - Hammersmith Apollo, London, England

11/02 - CIA 7000, Cardiff, Wales
11/03 - SECC Hall 3, Glasgow, Scotland
11/05 - Stadthalle, Offenbach, Germany
11/06 - Palladium, Cologne, Germany
11/09 - Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, Germany
11/10 - Eishallel Deutweg, Winterthur, Switzerland
11/11 - Zenith, Paris, France
11/16 - Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
11/18 - Zenith, Munich, Germany
11/19 - Columbia Hale, Berlin, Germany

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