Published May 28, 2014Swedish death metal mainstays Amon Amarth are set to keep plugging their devastating 2013 album Deceiver of the Gods on an upcoming North American tour.
The group get back on the road this September and will be joined the whole tour through by fellow countrymen Sabaton. U.S. thrashers Skeletonwitch will likewise be along for the dates, including a stretch of Canadian shows between Vancouver and Quebec City. While the tour will have the outfits ripping it up on standard stages, a New York appearance on October 18 finds Amon Amarth resuscitating their "Viking ship spectacle."
You'll find all of the details on the trip down below.
As on previous Amon Amarth albums, the band flirt with Viking imagery on Deceiver of the Gods, with bassist Ted Lundström having previously told Exclaim! about the gruesome torture device that inspired the set's "Blood Eagle."
"A blood eagle is a very macabre way to kill someone," he explained. "It was sometimes used by Vikings as a death punishment. It is performed by cutting up the back of the person and breaking the ribs open like wings and then pulling out the lungs. We felt this song needed some effects to really get that gory feeling."
09/25 Riverside, CA - Riverside Municipal Auditorium
09/26 Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
09/27 Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
09/29 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
09/30 Seattle, WA - El Corazon
10/01 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
10/03 Edmonton, AB - Union Hall
10/04 Calgary, AB - Flames Central
10/05 Saskatoon, SK - Louis' Pub
10/06 Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick
10/07 Thunder Bay, ON - Crocks
10/10 Toronto, ON - The Sound Academy
10/11 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
10/12 Quebec City, QC - Imperial
10/14 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
10/15 Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
10/17 Albany, NY - Upstate Concert Hall
10/18 New York, NY - Best Buy Theater *
10/19 Columbus, OH - Newport Music Hall
10/21 Chattanooga, TN - Track 29
10/22 Knoxville, TN - Bijou Theater
10/24 Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
10/25 Jacksonville, FL - Freebird
10/26 Birmingham, AL - Iron City
10/27 New Orleans, LA - The Civic
10/29 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
10/30 Joliet, IL - Mojoes
10/31 Detroit, MI - Royal Oak
11/01 Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
11/02 Des Moines, IA - Wooly's
11/04 Lincoln, NE - Bourbon Street
11/05 Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
11/07 Austin, TX - Fun Fun Fun Fest
11/08 El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls
11/09 Tucson, AZ - Club XS
* with Vallenfyre, no Skeletonwitch