Toyota Oakdale Theatre | Wallingford, Connecticut
The Viking gods will be looking down at Wallingford, Connecticut, this May 10 with excitement — hands gesturing the rock n roll sign because the famous Toyota Oakdake Theatre will be filled with Viking-inspired imagery and rock metal music. By that alone, you must already have an idea of who we are referring to, right? Well, Vikings and metal music simply point to one thing: Amon Amarth! The melodic death metal band from Sweden will once again invade the United States as they bring their "2024 Metal Crushes All Tour." If you are a fan of Amon Amarth, you know that this is going to be another mind-blowing concert series that will showcase their distinctive growling vocals, dual guitar harmonies, and thematic focus on Viking and Norse themes. Get your tickets today and prepare to be swept away by the thunderous sound of Amon Amarth. Don't miss the chance to be a part of this epic metal journey. Click on the "Get Tickets" link to reserve your tickets today!
Sweden is home to the best conceptual musicians. This is thanks to their deep-rooted hold on Nordic culture, which is a great source of inspiration. The rock music scene is no stranger to the influences of Nordic folk music infused with lore from Norse myth and folklore, thanks to Swedish musicians. Among the best to ever contribute to this niche is Amon Amarth. The Swedish band hammered out anthemic, heavy metal music that voyaged international waters and conquered many charts.
In their long career, the band has produced 12 albums, which are heavily conceptual and Nordic. Their prominence has been recognized for trailblazing new sounds to Viking rock.
"During the 1990s, Swedish Amon Amarth added a new dimension to the definition of Viking metal using its death metal style of music," writes Imke von Helden in "Barbarians and Literature: Viking Metal and its Links to Old Norse Mythology."
However, their rise to stardom can be considered a slow, meticulous process. From the get-go, they had to defend their identity as a band from accusations of promoting regressive ideologies due to their conceptual approach to their music. It would take some time for people to acknowledge that they are musicians who love fantasy and produce music inspired by Tolkien's books. There is nothing more to that. Taking the time to learn about the men behind Amon Amarth (Olavi Mikkonen, Johan Hegg, Ted Lundström, Johan Söderberg, and Jocke Wallgren) reveals that they are pretty progressive in their views.
It took them seven albums to earn a spot among mainstream rock bands. Their release of the "Twilight of the Thunder God" was monumental in 2008. Their reign did not end there when "Jomsviking" became a highlight of 2016 rock music, which also propelled "Berserker's" success in 2018. The album spawned their best records in their career.
In 2022, their most recent album, "The Great Heathen Army," went public. This unapologetic release is considered a return to form, which is back to their well-known death melodic style. However, this album contained a lot of polish compared to their past releases.
On another voyage, Amon Amarth will spend the summer dedicated to the biggest tour in their career.
"Heed our warning; we are gearing up for our biggest and most epic raid in North American history! We are bringing a massive show that will leave your cities in ashes."
See them as they call to port and have a blast at the Toyota Oakdale Theatre on May 10. Bringing some splashes of electrifying macabre are Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, and Frozen Soul. Cannibal Corpse is responsible for songs like "Hammer Smashed Face" and "Scourge of Iron." Obituary also contributed the best songs in the death metal scene with songs such as "Dying of Everything" and "The Wrong Time." Completing the trifecta is Frozen Soul with their ice-cold records like "Glacial Domination" and "Crypt of Ice." Get tickets now for this concert!