Amon Amarth

Amon Amarth

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The band started out as a grindcore band called Scum in 1989 formed by members Themgoroth (vocals), Olavi Mikkonen (guitar) and Ted Lundström (bass). Themgoroth eventually left the band and was replaced by Johan Hegg which also resulted in a muscial change towards Death/Viking Metal. Anders Hansson (guitar) and Nico Mehra (drums) joined the band and they then finally changed name to Amon Amarth, which is taken from Tolkien's famous Lord of the Ring trilogy and means the mighty mountain of doom, in 1992.

In 1993 the band entered Lagret Studio to record the never released demo, "Thor Arise". In March 1994 the band once again entered the same studio to record the demo "Arrival of the Fimbul Winter". Much more satisfied with the sound and production they released it. The 1000 copies quickly sold out and they even got a one-deal record with Singapore's Pulverised Records. In November 1995 the band entered Abyss Studio and recorded the MCD "Sorrow Throughout the Nine Worlds" and released it 1996. Shortly after their drummer Nico Mehra left the band but was replaced by Martin López of Opeth.

The band was signed to Metal Blade and once again they entered Abyss Studio to record their first full-length album "Once Sent from the Golden Hall". It was released in 1998. After this recording guitarist Anders Hansson was replaced by Johan Söderberg and a month later they went on a tour with Deicide, Six Feet Under and Brutal Truth. Martín López then left the band and was replaced by Fredrik Andersson. In 1999 "The Avenger" was recorded and released. In November 2000 the band entered The Abyss Studio for the last time and recorded "The Crusher" and released it 2001. This release gave Amon Amarth the opportunity to tour a lot more and right after the recording they went on their first headlining tour through Denmark and Germany with Purgatory and Seirim.

A lot of more tours followed and in 2002 "Versus the World" was recorded and released.
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Amon Amarth Discography

Albums

Amon Amarth Sorrow Throughout The Nine Worlds (MiniAlbum) Pulverised Records Singapore 1996 Sell This Version
Amon Amarth Once Sent From The Golden Hall (Album) Metal Blade Records Germany 1997 Sell This Version
Amon Amarth The Avenger (Album) Metal Blade Records US 1999 Sell This Version
Amon Amarth The Crusher (Album) Metal Blade Records Germany 2001 Sell This Version
Amon Amarth Versus The World (Album, Comp) Metal Blade Records Germany 2002 Sell This Version
Amon Amarth Fate Of Norns (Album) Metal Blade Records Russia 2004 Sell This Version
Amon Amarth With Oden On Our Side (Album) Metal Blade Records Germany 2006 Sell This Version
Amon Amarth Twilight Of The Thunder God (Album) Metal Blade Records Germany 2008 Sell This Version
Amon Amarth Surtur Rising (Album) Metal Blade Records Argentina 2011 Sell This Version
Amon Amarth Deceiver Of The Gods (Album, EP) Metal Blade Records Germany 2013 Sell This Version
399 592-2 Amon Amarth, Marcus Trumpp Amon Amarth, Marcus Trumpp - Northmen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)(CD, Album) Milan 399 592-2 Europe 2014 Sell This Version
Amon Amarth Jomsviking (Album) Metal Blade Records US 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

3984-14584-3P Amon Amarth With Oden On Our Side(CD, Single, Promo) Metal Blade Records 3984-14584-3P Europe 2006 Sell This Version
88875196652 Amon Amarth First Kill(CD, Single, Promo) Columbia, Metal Blade Records, Sony Music 88875196652 Germany 2016 Sell This Version
none Amon Amarth First Kill / At Dawn's First Light(7", Promo) Metal Blade Records, Metal Hammer, Columbia, Sony Music none Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 2016 Sell This Version
88985314422, none Amon Amarth At Dawn's First Light(CD, Single, Promo) Sony Music, Columbia 88985314422, none Germany 2016 Sell This Version

Compilations

3984-41033-2 Amon Amarth Fate Of Norns Release Shows(CD, Comp) Metal Blade Records 3984-41033-2 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
3984-41056-2 Amon Amarth The Re-Issues(8xCD, RE, RM + Box, Comp, Ltd) Metal Blade Records 3984-41056-2 Germany 2009 Sell This Version
MBCY-1130 Amon Amarth Hymns To The Rising Sun(CD, Comp) Metal Blade Records MBCY-1130 Japan 2010 Sell This Version

Videos

Amon Amarth Wrath Of The Norsemen Metal Blade Records US 2006 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

Amon Amarth The Arrival Of The Fimbul Winter (EP) Scum Records (8) Sweden 1994 Sell This Version