History Music / AmonAmarth

18th Aug '17 11:06:30 PM Edgecrusher666
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Amon Amarth is a Swedish MelodicDeathMetal band from Tumba, founded in 1988, and is named after the Elvish name for Mount Doom, a location in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. They're known for a very dark sound with imagery taken largely from vikings and Myth/NorseMythology.

The band comprises vocalist Johan Hegg, guitarists Olavi Mikkonen and Johan Söderberg, bassist Ted Lundström and drummer Jocke Lundgren. Amon Amarth has released nine studio albums, one EP, one DVD, and six music videos.


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Amon Amarth is a Swedish MelodicDeathMetal band from Tumba, founded in 1988, and is named after the Elvish name for Mount Doom, a location in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. They're They are known for a very dark sound with imagery taken largely from vikings and Myth/NorseMythology.

The band comprises vocalist Johan Hegg, guitarists Olavi Mikkonen and Johan Söderberg, bassist Ted Lundström and drummer Jocke Lundgren.Wallgren. Amon Amarth has released nine studio albums, one EP, one DVD, and six music videos.

18th Aug '17 11:05:26 PM Edgecrusher666
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The band comprises vocalist Johan Hegg, guitarists Olavi Mikkonen and Johan Söderberg, bassist Ted Lundström and drummer Tobias Gustafsson. Amon Amarth has released nine studio albums, one EP, one DVD, and six music videos.


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The band comprises vocalist Johan Hegg, guitarists Olavi Mikkonen and Johan Söderberg, bassist Ted Lundström and drummer Tobias Gustafsson.Jocke Lundgren. Amon Amarth has released nine studio albums, one EP, one DVD, and six music videos.

28th Jul '17 1:48:28 PM Cantido
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* OdeToIntoxication: ''Raise Your Horns''. The music video depicts fans and celebrities submitting videos of themselves drinking out of horns.
29th Jun '17 12:46:52 PM StarSword
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* CallAndResponseSong: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IINxwsSDf80 "A Dream that Can Never Be"]], with Johann voicing the protagonist of the album, now a Jomsviking, and Music/DoroPesch singing as his OldFlame who refuses to join his new life.
11th Jun '17 11:43:22 AM StarSword
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* HarshVocals: Johan Hegg tends to favor a deep-pitched DeathMetal growl.
11th Jun '17 11:42:51 AM StarSword
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* HarshVocals: Johan Hegg tends to favor a deep-pitched DeathMetal growl.



%% commented out as ZeroContextExample, TypeLabelsAreNotExamples * MetalScream: Almost exclusively Type 2. Yeah, they've nearly never used the signature melodeath Type 3.



%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * RapePillageAndBurn: "Gods of War Arise", among others. Not exactly surprising, with the whole Viking theme.

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%% commented out as ZeroContextExample * RapePillageAndBurn: Several examples given the theme of the band, but the most prominent is probably [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFAJ--O4GCQ "Gods of War Arise", among others. Not exactly surprising, with the whole Viking theme.Arise"]], which is about Vikings sacking a village, slaughtering anyone who stands in their way, and carrying off valuables and slaves.
11th Jun '17 11:38:45 AM StarSword
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* TheCameo: Music/DoroPesch sings the role of the protagonist's OldFlame in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IINxwsSDf80 "A Dream that Can Never Be"]]. She's also appeared to perform the song at concerts, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsjNUUcfy8g such as this one]].


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* YouCantGoHomeAgain: The protagonist of the ''Jomsviking'' album is banished from his homeland in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw5G6fF-wqQ "First Kill"]] after killing a nobleman to keep him from taking his lady love for DroitDuSeigneur. When he returns in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IINxwsSDf80 "A Dream that Can Never Be"]] to get her, she refuses him.
1st Jun '17 6:43:39 PM StarSword
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* DroitDuSeigneur: Strongly {{implied}} in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw5G6fF-wqQ "First Kill"]] off of ''Jomsviking'': the protagonist flees into exile (eventually joining the Jomsvikings) after killing "the earl's right-hand man / When he came to take her away".

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* DroitDuSeigneur: Strongly {{implied}} in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw5G6fF-wqQ "First Kill"]] off of ''Jomsviking'': ''Jomsviking'' (the video makes it more explicit): the protagonist flees into exile (eventually joining the Jomsvikings) after killing "the earl's right-hand man / When he came to take her away".
1st Jun '17 6:41:43 PM StarSword
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* DroitDuSeigneur: Strongly {{implied}} in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw5G6fF-wqQ "First Kill"]] off of ''Jomsviking'': the protagonist flees into exile (eventually joining the Jomsvikings) after killing "the earl's right-hand man / When he came to take her away".
8th May '17 1:59:10 PM StarSword
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** ''Jomsviking'' is explicitly based on the [[Literature/TheSagaOfTheJomsvikings Jomsvikings]], a semi-legendary band of devoutly pagan Norse mercenaries and brigands of the 10th and 11th centuries.

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** ''Jomsviking'' is explicitly based on the [[Literature/TheSagaOfTheJomsvikings [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jomsvikings Jomsvikings]], a semi-legendary band of devoutly pagan Norse mercenaries and brigands of the 10th and 11th centuries.
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