Arizona Financial Theatre | Phoenix, Arizona
The Vikings prepare for their biggest raid of the Americas to date! Heavy metal icons Amon Amarth will be hitting hard at stages across the country this spring, including in Phoenix. The Metal Crushes All Tour 2024, the band’s biggest North American tour to date, will play the Arizona Financial Theatre on May 23rd, 2024. Raid support will be provided by special guests Cannibal Corpse along with Obituary and Frozen Soul. Get your tickets right now for your share of the loot!
"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. Scorching the Earth with us are our good friends Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, and Frozen Soul. Come out to the shows and party like Vikings and raise your horns with us. METAL CRUSHES ALL!"
The Swedish melodic death metal band, Amon Amarth from Tumba, were formed way back in 1992. Named after the Sindarin name of Mount Doom, a volcano in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth, the bands' lyrics involve Viking mythology and history, leading to them being labeled "Viking metal", although the band insists they play melodic death metal.
The band is composed of lead guitarist Olavi Mikkonen, vocalist Johan Hegg, bassist Ted Lundström, rhythm guitarist Johan Söderberg, and drummer Jocke Wallgren. They have released 12 studio albums, one compilation album, one EP, one video album, and ten music videos. Their latest, and 12th studio album, The Great Heathen Army, was released on 5 August 2022.
Kerrang! described their latest album as "a step back towards their melodic death metal origins, and it is definitely to their betterment, delivering perhaps the strongest collection since 2008's Twilight of the Thunder God". Meanwhile, Blabbermouth portrayed it as, "both an unapologetic, festival-ready dose of new, gleaming, Viking-populated anthems, and one of the darkest and most brutal albums they have yet made".
The often misunderstood, death metal band, Cannibal Corpse, previously banned from selling and touring in Australia, Germany and Russia. "We don't sing about politics. We don't sing about religion... All our songs are short stories that, if anyone would so choose, they could convert it into a horror movie. Really, that's all it is. We like gruesome, scary movies, and we want the lyrics to be like that. Yeah, it's about killing people, but it's not promoting it at all. Basically, these are fictional stories, and that's it. And anyone who gets upset about it is ridiculous."
Formed in Buffalo, New York, in 1988, and now based out of Tampa, Florida. The band have released sixteen studio albums, two box sets, four video albums, and two live albums. They were originally inspired by thrash metal bands like Metallica, Slayer, Dark Angel, S.O.D., Sadus, Sodom, Kreator, D.R.I. and Sacrifice, and death metal bands such as Possessed, Autopsy, Morbid Angel and Death. Their lyrics, album and merchandising artwork draw heavily on horror fiction and horror films, are often highly controversial.