Watch: AMON AMARTH plays surprise set at WACKEN OPEN AIR festival in Germany
Swedish melodic death metal AMON AMARTH played a surprise set this year outdoor wacken festival on Thursday, August 4 in Wacken, Germany.
After the performance, the band took to their social media to share a short video of the concert, along with the following message: “Pagans! Thank you for joining us today on the glorious battlefield of @Wacken.
for a surprise set. Until next time!”
Earlier this week, AMON AMARTH teased the show as an appearance by a band called GUARDIANS OF ASGAARDwho, they said, would make “a brief appearance at Wacken on Thursday to play some of your favorites AMON AMARTH shots.”
outdoor wacken takes place every year in the village of Wacken, which has a population of just 2,000.
Up to 85,000 people attend the event, which is 32 years old.
200 bands are scheduled to perform this year outdoor wackenincluding headliners NOOSE, POWERWOLF and JUDAS PRIEST.
outdoor wacken was forced to take a two-year hiatus due to coronavirus restrictions.
AMON AMARTH just released their twelfth studio album, “The Great Heathen Army”Going through Metal blade discs. The LP was recorded with the famous British producer Andy Snapwho has already worked with the group on 2013 “He who betrayed the gods” and 2016 “Jomsviking” scrapbooks.
Last February, AMON AMARTH released a standalone single, “Put Your Back in Rowing”, an ode to the Vikings. The track was recorded and mixed in January 2021 at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden with the producer Jens Bogren and was made available through the band’s own label Victorious music.
The “Put Your Back in Rowing” the video was shot in England over three days in October 2021. The atmospheric and cinematic clip was produced by V twin and led by Ryan MackFall at Crashburn Media.
AMON AMARTH will team up with MACHINE HEAD for the “Vikings and Lionhearts” co-headlining the European Arena Tour in September and October. A North American tour with CARCASS, OBITUARY and LIVESTOCK DECAPITATION will follow in November and December.
AMON AMARTH stand tall and unassailable: 30 years into a career that has seen them evolve from humble beginnings in the dark, damp rehearsal rooms of their native Tumba to their current status as explosive festival headliners and one of the bands the most adored in the metal world.
Established in 1992, AMON AMARTH became modern metal greats the hard way. Ruthlessly dedicated to creating new music and releasing it on the road, the Swedes gradually built up a formidable reputation as a fierce live band, and over the years they also gained more and more recognition for their recorded accomplishments. Since the dawn of the millennium, AMON AMARTH was unstoppable.
Revolutionary releases like those of 2006 “With Oden on our side” and its now legendary sequel, 2008 “Twilight of the Thunder God” further cemented their popularity in the metal world, as the band’s stage spectacle evolved with each successive tour, morphing into one of modern metal’s truly great shows. “Berserker” brought with him an epic and historic trek across North America with fellow Swedes SWORN ENEMY, TO DOORS and GREAT MAGE and has seen several sales.