Amon Amarth

Members of Amon Amarth: Anders Hansson (2), Fredrik Andersson (2), Johan Hegg, Johan Söderberg (3), Martin Lopez, Nico Kaukinen, Olavi Mikkonen, Ted Lundström
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.amonamarth.com, http://www.myspace.com/amonamarth

Discography of Amon Amarth:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 The Avenger 9 Audio 1999-11-02 Metal Blade Records
2 Versus The World 9 Audio 2002-11-18 Metal Blade Records
3 Once Sent From The Golden Hall 8 Audio 1998-02-10 Metal Blade Records
4 The Avenger 9 Audio 1999 Metal Blade Records
5 Versus The World 19 Audio 2002 Metal Blade Records
6 The Crusher 10 Audio 2001 Metal Blade Records
7 Once Sent From The Golden Hall 8 Audio 1998-01-26 Metal Blade Records
8 The Crusher 11 Audio 2001-03-05 Metal Blade Records
9 Fate Of Norns 17 Audio 2004 Metal Blade Records
10 Versus The World 28 Audio 2002 Metal Blade Records
11 Sorrow Throughout The Nine Worlds 5 Audio 1996 Pulverised Records
12 With Oden On Our Side 19 Audio 2006-09-22 Metal Blade Records
13 With Oden On Our Side 16 Audio 2006-09-22 Metal Blade Records
14 Versus The World 28 Audio 2003-01-14 Metal Blade Records
15 Twilight Of The Thunder God 10 Audio 2008-09-19 Metal Blade Records
16 Twilight Of The Thunder God 39 Audio 2008-09-17 Metal Blade Records
17 With Oden On Our Side 9 Audio 2006 Metal Blade Records
18 Twilight Of The Thunder God 10 Audio 2008-09-19 Metal Blade Records
19 Fate Of Norns 8 Audio 2004 Metal Blade Records
20 With Oden On Our Side 9 Audio 2006 Metal Blade Records
21 Once Sent From The Golden Hall 13 Audio 2009 Back On Black
22 The Avenger 18 Audio 2009-05-22 Metal Blade Records
23 Twilight Of The Thunder God 19 Audio 2009 Back On Black
24 The Avenger 7 Audio 1999 Metal Blade Records
25 The Crusher 22 Audio 2009 Metal Blade Records
26 Once Sent From The Golden Hall 8 Audio 2005 Фоно
27 Fate Of Norns 8 Audio 2004 Фоно
28 With Oden On Our Side 9 Audio 2006 Фоно
29 Twilight Of The Thunder God 10 Audio 2008 Фоно
30 Versus The World 9 Audio 2002 Фоно
31 The Avenger 7 Audio 2005 Фоно
32 Twilight Of The Thunder God 10 Audio 2008-09-30 Metal Blade Records
33 Sorrow Throughout The Nine Worlds 5 Audio 2001-01-00 Metal Supremacy
34 With Oden On Our Side 9 Audio 2006 Metal Blade Records
35 The Crusher 9 Audio 2007 Metal Blade Records
36 Once Sent From The Golden Hall 18 Audio 2009-03-03 Metal Blade Records
37 The Crusher 20 Audio 2009-09-01 Metal Blade Records
38 Versus The World 19 Audio 2009-11-10 Metal Blade Records
39 Versus The World 9 Audio 2005 Metal Blade Records
40 Twilight Of The Thunder God 25 Audio 2008-09-17 Metal Blade Records
41 Fate Of Norns 8 Audio 2004 Metal Blade Records
42 With Oden On Our Side 9 Audio 2009 Back On Black
43 The Avenger 15 Audio 2009 Back On Black
44 Versus The World 9 Audio 2010 Back On Black
45 Versus The World 9 Audio 2002 Metal Blade Records
46 Sorrow Throughout The Nine Worlds 5 Audio 1996 Pulverised Records
47 Once Sent From The Golden Hall 8 Audio 1997-12-00 Metal Blade Records
48 The Avenger 9 Audio 1999-08-00 Metal Blade Records
49 Versus The World 19 Audio 2009-11-10 Metal Blade Records
50 Surtur Rising 10 Audio 2011 Metal Blade Records


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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