AMON AMARTH Announces the Twilight of the Thunder God II Tour

In continuing support of the band’s 2008 release Twilight of the Thunder God, AMON AMARTH has announced a spring, 2010 North American headlining tour, which marks the band’s first tour in the states since their April/May 2009 run. The scheduled 15 date trek kicks off on April 8th at the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA. Support on the tour will come from Pasadena, California’s HOLY GRAIL and Switzerland’s ELUVEITIE.

AMON AMARTH comments: “We’re extremely excited to be hitting North American shores again for a final run of the Twilight of the Thunder God tour. We’re also happy to bring two great bands, ELUVEITIE and HOLY GRAIL with us.”

AMON AMARTH Tour w/ HOLY GRAIL and ELUVEITIE:

04/08 West Hollywood, CA House Of Blues
04/09 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom w/ FEAR FACTORY, DIRGE WITHIN, HOLY GRAIL, ELUVEITIE
04/10 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
04/11 Seattle, WA Showbox At The Market
04/12 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
04/14 Calgary, AB McEwen Hall University Of Calgary
04/15 Edmonton, AB Edmonton Event Center
04/16 Saskatoon, SK Odeon Event Centre
04/17 Winnipeg, MB Garrick Center
04/18 Saint Paul, MN Station 4
04/19 Chicago, IL Logan Square Auditorium
04/21 Toronto, ON Opera House
04/22 Montreal, QC Metropolis
04/23 Quebec City, QC Imperial Theater
04/25 New York, NY The Fillmore

ELUVEITIE to Release Folk/Acoustic Album

Swiss pagan metal horde ELUVEITIE will release its new folk/acoustic album, Evocation I: The Arcane Dominion, on April 10 in Europe and tentatively in the Spring in the US via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD will feature guest appearances by Oliver S. Tyr of FAUN and Alan A. Nemtheanga of PRIMORDIAL, among others. It will contain 15 folk songs, most of them written in ancient gaulish language.

ELUVEITIE will take part in the PaganFest America: Part II tour alongside Finland’s folk freaks KORPIKLAANI as the headliners, Ireland’s PRIMORDIAL, Finland’s MOONSORROW, Canada’s BLACKGUARD (formerly known as PROFUGUS MORTIS) and straight off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, New Jersey’s crazy pirate metal drunks SWASHBUCKLE as the opening party-starters throughout the tour.

ELUVEITIE last year announced the addition of Paede Kistler (bagpipes, whistles, acoustic guitars) and Kay Brem (bass) to the group’s ranks.

ELUVEITIE‘s latest CD, Slania, was released on February 15, 2008 via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2006’s Spirit is “the perfection of the first album, but still there is enough room to give some new influences a chance,” according to a press release.

Death by Decibels Tour Dates Announced

The latest installment of the Death by Decibels tour has been announced.  This edition will feature KATAKLYSM, DYING FETUS, ELUVEITIE, and KEEP OF KALESSIN.

Chrigel Glanzman of ELUVEITIE commented on their participation: “ELUVEITIE is homesick for America! We are more than just happy to be welcomed for a second time with the mates of KATAKLYSM and KEEP OF KALESSIN. Our clan is so pleased to cheer up with all of you again and we simply can’t wait to be back in the States. See you there!”

Obsidian C. from KEEP OF KALESSIN added:  “KEEP OF KALESSIN is excited about returning to north America for the second time in 2008! After the very successful tour we did with BEHEMOTH and DIMMU BORGIR in April, it will be great to play for the American audience again, now that our new album Kolossus is in the stores!”

Tour dates are as follows:

09/26/08  The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
09/27/08  Harpo’s Concert Theatre – Detroit, MI
09/28/08  Peabody’s Concert Club – Cleveland, OH
09/29/08  Blender Theater at Gramercy – New York, NY
09/30/08  Sonar – Baltimore, MD
10/01/08  The Palladium – Worcester, MA
10/02/08  Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
10/03/08  The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/04/08  Ground Zero – Spartanburg, SC
10/05/08  Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
10/07/08  Meridian – Houston, TX
10/08/08  White Rabbit – San Antonio, TX
10/09/08  Ridglea Theater – Dallas, TX
10/10/08  Club 101 – El Paso, TX
10/11/08  Soma – San Diego, CA
10/12/08  The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
10/14/08  The Avalon – Santa Clara (San Francisco), CA
10/15/08  Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
10/16/08  Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
10/24/08  Le Medley – Montreal, QC – CANADA
10/25/08  L’Imperial – Quebec City, QC – CANADA
10/26/08  The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA