Amon Amarth Announce Testament and Grand Magus as Guests on the Remaining Dates of the European “Jomsviking” Tour!
Swedish heavy metal Vikings AMON AMARTH have announced legendary Bay Area thrash titans TESTAMENT as Special Guest of the massive European Jomsviking tour in Germany, France and Italy. Also joining Amon Amarth as support is Sweden’s epic GRAND MAGUS. Germany-based death metallers DAWN OF DISEASE will be the opening act in Poland.
Comments TESTAMENT’s Eric Peterson, “With a heart of steel and rippling distant thunder, we are honoured to board the AA Viking ship and get ready to feast and plunder with them across Europe! Thor’s hammering strikes shall lead the way! Skol!”
JB from GRAND MAGUS declares, “Warriors of the north Atlantic! We are proud and excited to be part of this tour. Earth-shattering metal is coming your way. Amon Amarth, Testament/Behemoth, and Grand Magus on the same night! There will be headbanging, thrashing, and all around heaviness to fill all needs. Join us! Rejoice!”
The biggest tour of AMON AMARTH’s career comes on the heels of the victorious worldwide release of the band’s 10th studio album titled Jomsviking (Columbia Records/Sony Music/Metal Blade Records). Jomsviking smashed sales charts around the world including charting a triumphant #1 in Germany, #1 in Austria and #3 in Switzerland!
Comments AMON AMARTH, “Europe, after three years away we are returning to your lands and are bringing with us our biggest headline show ever. Sharpen your weapons, fortify your embankments & hide your loved ones! We are bringing our berserker party to a town near you and we hope to see you there so you can “Raise Your Horns” together with us to glory!
AMON AMARTH “Jomsviking” EUROPEAN TOUR 2016:
28/10/16 Oberhausen, Germany @ Turbinenhalle, with Testament & Grand Magus
29/10/16 Hamburg, Germany @ Sporthalle, with Testament & Grand Magus
30/10/16 Brussels, Belgium @ Forest National, with Testament & Grand Magus
31/10/16 Manchester, England @ Academy, with Testament & Grand Magus
01/11/16 Glasgow, Scotland @ ABC, with Testament & Grand Magus
02/11/16 Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street, with Testament & Grand Magus
04/11/16 London, England @ Roundhouse, with Testament & Grand Magus
05/11/16 Birmingham, England @ Academy, with Testament & Grand Magus
06/11/16 Tilburg, Netherlands @ O13, with Testament & Grand Magus
07/11/16 Paris, France @ Casino de Paris, with Testament & Grand Magus
09/11/16 Bilbao, Spain @ Santana 27, with Testament & Grand Magus
10/11/16 Porto, Portugal @ Coliseu do Porto, with Testament & Grand Magus
11/11/16 Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera, with Testament & Grand Magus
12/11/16 Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmatazz, with Testament & Grand Magus
13/11/16 Lyon, France @ Transbordeur, with Testament & Grand Magus
15/11/16 Lausanne, Switzerland @ Metropole, with Testament & Grand Magus
16/11/16 Zurich, Switzerland @ Komplex 457, with Testament & Grand Magus
17/11/16 Offenbach, Germany @ Stadthalle, with Testament & Grand Magus
18/11/16 Ludwigsburg, Germany @ MHP Arena, with Testament & Grand Magus
19/11/16 Munich, Germany @ Zenith, with Testament & Grand Magus
21/11/16 Milan, Italy @ Alcatraz, with Testament & Grand Magus
22/11/16 Vienna, Austria @ Gasometer, with Testament & Grand Magus
23/11/16 Leipzig, Germany @ Haus Auensee, with Testament & Grand Magus
25/11/16 Prague, Czech Republic @ Forum Karlin, with Testament & Grand Magus
26/11/16 Geiselwind, Germany @ Eventhall, with Testament & Grand Magus
27/11/16 Berlin, Germany @ Columbiahalle, with Testament & Grand Magus
Tickets for all shows can be purchased here: http://www.amonamarth.com/tour-dates
Legendary bay area thrash metal giants TESTAMENT have revealed the cover art for their upcoming 12th album, »Brotherhood Of The Snake«, which will be released on October 28, 2016 via Nuclear Blast.
The expressional cover was created by renowned artist Eliran Kantor who also did the art for the TESTAMENT’s last album, »The Dark Roots Of Earth«, and also worked for bands like HATEBREED, SOULFLY or KATAKLYSM in the past.
The album was recorded under the watchful eyes of producer Juan Urteaga (EXODUS, HEATHEN, MACHINE HEAD), guitarist Eric Peterson and singer Chuck Billy and was mixed and mastered by well-known metal producer Andy Sneap (ACCEPT, ARCH ENEMY, CRADLE OF FILTH, KREATOR, MACHINE HEAD, MEGADETH).
Commented Peterson in an interview with Metal Maniac: “It’s very diverse, but it’s very epic. There’s nothing on there that breeds commercial. And I think for thirty years of recording music and trying different formulas and stuff, I think we’ve found a formula that is very metal. I think for the metal fan that is looking for something for the nook and crannies… not just your normal, ‘Oh, it’s got a thrash beat and a riff.’ There’s a lot going on here.”
The songwriter also told Metal Forces in another interview: “It’s different. This one is more thrash. I mean, this has got some of the fastest stuff that we have ever played. Usually, we have one or two thrash songs, and then we have some mid-tempo, and then we have a slow, heavy one, and then up-tempo kind of stuff. Half of the new record is thrash, which we’ve never done before.”
He continued: “It’s kind of like »Demonic« and »The Gathering«, but a little bit wiser, I think. Chuck’s not singing so death. I mean, he does some death stuff but he’s singing more like he did on the last record and then with the craziness of »The Gathering« or even heavy stuff like »Demonic«.”
TESTAMENT will support »The Brotherhood Of The Snake« on theirEuropean run with AMON AMARTH this fall. Dates to be announced soon.
The band will embark on their summer festival run next week including some chosen club shows beginning July 13 in Hungary.
18.08. D Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze
19.08. D Hamburg – Elb-Riot
20.08. D Saarbrücken – Garage
21.08. F Saint-Nolff – Motocultor Fest
[photo by Gene Ambo]
Legendary thrashers Testament have had to postpone the shows in Greece to the following dates:
ATHENS: Tuesday, November 29th, GAGARIN 205
For tickets: http://bit.ly/29Ide1Q
THESSALONIKI: Wednesday, November 30th, PRINCIPAL CLUB THEATER
For tickets: http://bit.ly/29Es5rF
Due to the recent cancellation of their show in Turkey, Testament will have to reschedule their Greek shows that were to directly proceed.
The band will return to Europe in November 2016 and the Greek shows will be rescheduled for Tuesday, November 29th In Athens and on Wednesday, November 30 in Thessaloniki. During the tour the band will play songs from their brand new album ‘Brotherhood of the Snake’ which will be released on October 28th.’
Fans who have already purchased their tickets can be assured that their tickets are valid for the November shows. Fans who wish to have a refund have from August 8th until September 10 to collect.
Due to the unfortunate recent events in Turkey and with security and safety as the ultimate concern, Testament regretfully wishes to inform the Turkish fans that they are unable to take part in this year’s %100 Metal Fest Headbangers’ Weekend, which is scheduled to take place on August 27th 2016. The recent edicts issued by both the Turkish and American governments now preclude visits from citizens of the U.S. until the situation stabilizes. Testament was greatly looking forward to performing for their Turkish fans and they eagerly await the opportunity to do so in the future.