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Amon Amarth (band)

From Tolkien Gateway
Background Information
OriginTumba, Sweden
GenreMelodic Death metal
Years active1988-present
labelMetal Blade
Current MembersJohan Hegg
Johan Söderberg
Olavi Mikkonen
Ted Lundström
Fredrik Andersson
Former MembersAnders Hansson
Nico Kaukinen
Martin Lopez

Amon Amarth is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Tumba, named after Amon Amarth, and founded in 1988. Although their name is Tolkien-related, their lyrics are inspired by Vikings, Warfare and Norse mythology. Starting with 1998's "Once Sent from the Golden Hall", the band has released ten full-length albums.



Released Title Label
1998 Once Sent from the Golden Hall Metal Blade
1999 The Avenger Metal Blade
2001 The Crusher Metal Blade
2002 Versus the World Metal Blade
2004 Fate of Norns Metal Blade
2006 With Oden on Our Side Metal Blade
2008 Twilight of the Thunder God Metal Blade
2011 Surtur Rising Metal Blade
2013 Deceiver of the Gods Metal Blade
2016 Jomsviking Metal Blade
2019 Berserker Metal Blade


Current members

  • Johan Hegg − vocals
  • Johan Söderberg − guitar
  • Olavi Mikkonen − guitar
  • Ted Lundström − bass
  • Joakim Wallgren − drums

Former Members

As Amon Amarth:

  • Anders Hansson − guitar (Thor Arise - Sorrow Throughout the Nine Worlds - Once Sent from the Golden Hall)
  • Nico Kaukinen − drums (Thor Arise - Sorrow Throughout the Nine Worlds)
  • Martin Lopez − drums (Once Sent from the Golden Hall)
  • Fredrik Andersson − drums (The Avenger - Deceiver of the Gods)

As Scum:

  • Paul "Themgoroth" Mäkitalo − vocals (left the band before the demo was released, when it was named Scum)

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