Thursday, October 9, 2008


Swedish metal powerhouse AMON AMARTH’s brand new album, Twilight of the Thunder God, debuts at #48 on the Billboard Top 200 chart today, shifting over 11,000 units in its first week of release.

Released in North America on September 30 via Metal Blade Records, Twilight of the Thunder God is AMON AMARTH's seventh full-length album, and is the highest charting record in the band’s sales history. Twilight of the Thunder God’s first week sales are roughly three times the opening tally of its predecessor, "With Oden on Our Side", which premiered with 3,400 units sold back in October, 2006. Twilight of the Thunder God also debuted at #5 on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart, #6 on the Billboard Hard Albums Chart, #12 on the Billboard Tastemakers Chart and at # 16 on the Billboard Rock Albums Chart.

Additionally, AMON AMARTH vaults to the #1 position at college radio this week. Propelled by the single and video for the album’s title track, Twilight of the Thunder God sits atop the CMJ Loud Rock chart, besting new albums by Metallica, All That Remains, Trivium and Slipknot amongst others. The band also graces the cover of Decibel Magazine’s November, 2008 issue, which hits newsstands on October 9. A sneak peek at the striking cover – featuring AMON AMARTH vocalist Johan Hegg – can be viewed now at this location.

AMON AMARTH is currently in the midst of a fall, 2008 North American headlining tour and will play The Starlite Room in Edmonton, AB this evening. The scheduled 3 week trek will run through October 21 and includes a NYC live date at The Fillmore at Irving Plaza on October 20. Following the completion of the North American headlining tour, AMON AMARTH will embark on a month-long European tour as hand-picked support for thrash metal titans Slayer and the band’s “Unholy Alliance Chapter III” tour. Also appearing on the tour will be Mastodon and Trivium. A full listing of AMON AMARTH tour dates can be found on the band’s MySpace page & website: &

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