Death in the Eyes of Dawn: Amon Amarth, Enslaved, Skeletonwitch @ The Wiltern, 2/15/14

“I followed all the paths Righteous in my heart Slept without the dreams Got lost within myself” ~”Death in the Eyes of Dawn”, Enslaved The classic marquee lit up the street, beckoning us to enter, but, alas, it was an hour after doors were supposed to have opened and they remained shut.  I began the quest […]

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Oblivion: Mayhem Fest featuring Mastodon, Amon Amarth, Children of Bodom, Machine Head, Scorpion Child, Motionless in White, Battlecross, Attika 7, and Huntress @ San Manuel Amphitheater, 6/29/13

You can read my piece on Mayhem Fest on the GRAMMY site (with awesome photos), or see the unedited version below. This would be my sixth time attending Mayhem Fest over the past five years; the annual summer event has been the place to catch emerging, current, and classic acts from all corners of the […]

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Mad House: Metal Blade 30th Anniversary Party featuring Armored Saint, Sacred Reich, Gypsyhawk and more @ House of Blues Sunset, 11/30/12

As I worked on preparing all of my coworkers for me to be incommunicado for a full week, vacation brain started to lay itself on top of my already hazy mind. But I shook it off to get dressed for what would surely be an entertaining night celebrating 30 years of Metal Blade Records at […]

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The Pursuit of Vikings: Amon Amarth @ House of Blues Anaheim, 8/31/11

“Standing on the ocean side We can hear the waves Calling us out with tide To sail into our fate” ~”The Pursuit of Vikings”, Amon Amarth It was supposed to be my last night in LA. Thank Odin it wasn’t! I feel like I’m just getting started. So what was supposed to be my goodbye […]

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Live Without Regrets: Amon Amarth @ White Rabbit, 4/27/11

Two weeks ago I went to the land of the Vikings; and now the Vikings came to me. What is it about travel that can make you feel so alive? I’m not talking about go-lay-on-a-beach-for-two-weeks travel, or package-tour-travel-guide travel, or even really stay-in-one-place travel; but the kind where you go off the beaten path, you […]

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HardRockChick interviews Amon Amarth drummer Fredrik Andersson

I talked to Amon Amarth drummer Fredrik Andersson outside of the White Rabbit in San Antonio before the band’s two-set show there. Topics included Dethklok comparisons, American bands potentially playing viking metal, and the Norway/Sweden metal rivalry. Show recap here.

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Viking Swords and Blast Beats: Fear Factory, Amon Amarth, Eluveitie @ The Regency Ballroom, 4/9/10

Running on fumes after last night’s whirlwind Golden Gods trip, it’s a wonder that in the 10 minutes I had at home between work and this show, I remembered to remove the gum and pen from my bag before embarking to The Regency Ballroom. The security situation at this place makes me laugh every time. […]

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