Amon Amarth Announce North American Tour with Sabaton and Skeletonwitch

Amon Amarth Announce North American Tour with Sabaton and Skeletonwitch
Swedish 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."

Tour dates:

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