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Who knew things actually happen in North Wales, ‘ey? Well, next year’s Hammerfest IV in Prestatyn, Wales, is already shaping up to be a storm.
Viking legends Amon Amarth are the latest Metal band to be added to the already pretty damn good lineup.
The band will be joined by other “fantastic”* acts, including Anthrax, Paradise Lost, Exodus, Chimaira, Wizard, The Painted Smiles and many more bands. Hammerfest IV takes place from March 16-17, and you can find out more, including how to buy tickets, over at the official site.
*May not be the opinion of every individual.
Hey, it’s another Sunday, and you know what that means, time for your favorite weekly interview. The one we do with each other.
Except, you’re not getting one.
Apparently, other people at Dose of Metal obviously have this thing called “life” and they’re too busy with their “girlfriends.” You know where that leaves me? Same place I was last week — alone in the room, wishing I had enough money to buy myself a plastic one.
I’m just kidding, blow up dolls are for pussies, real men pleasure themselves. And by that, I don’t mean I can reach my penis with my mouth. I just make the best use of my hands. Speaking of my hands and wonderful results, make the jump to read my solo recap.
Hi. So what I did was, I searched for ‘metal’ on YouTube and then sorted the results by view count. I got a lot of random results that had nothing to do with metal/rock music at all, which I’ve removed, and then I was left with the 10 most popular metal videos.
Well, technically it’s the top 10 most popular search results for the keyword ‘metal,’ but you get the point.
Is this an educated study of heavy metal popularity and a thorough analysis of viral videos within the very same genre? LULZ, get real, dumbass — this is Dose Of Metal. I just clicked a few buttons on that crappy video site and then made an article out of it.
Make the jump and witness the mediocrity.
And I’m already out of my clothes so this pun kinda lost it’s purpose. It is really hot around here, 40 degrees or more (Celsius for the motherfucking win), and my only fan ain’t blowing hard enough. Pun retrieved.
Anywho, I’d kill for a beer right now. Which is why this news piece made me even thirstier: Amon Amarth have their own brand of beer out!
A beer for the end of ages brewed with our friends in the band AMON AMARTH. This Aesir Porter is a robust and hearty beer brewed with local honey and a small portion of smoked malt. When Heimdall sounds the Giallar-horn this is the beer to be hoisted by the gods in anticipation of the coming battle.
Now excuse me while I try to enter the fridge and pretend I’m in the picture above. Photo of the beer after the jump.
Today really is your lucky day, earlier today you were taught how to kick ass like Devildriver by the band’s guitarists themselves, and now Johan Söderberg and Olavi Mikkonen of Amon Amarth talk to Guitar World magazine about their gear set-up and show you how to play the intro to ‘War Of The Gods’.
You can check out the video above. Try to contain your excitement if you can. I tried, but failed, and now I need a clean pair of pants.
Last week I reviewed a free sampler from Basick Records, and this week legendary Metal label Metal Blade are offering their own free sampler to UK residents (don’t worry rest of the world, you can probably get it too). Unlike the Basick Records sampler, I’m not reviewing it just yet, because A – I’m lazy, and B – I’ve only just found out about it.
You can download the FREE sampler by heading over to Amazon.
And if the price of nothing hasn’t quite convinced you, just check out the tracklist after the jump. It features artists such as As I Lay Dying, Amon Amarth, The Black Dahlia Murder, Primordial and many more.
It’s Friday and therefore it’s time for another Top 10 list. We’ve done worst album covers in November and most brutal album covers last week, but somehow we’ve never done best album covers. So, I guess it’s about fucking time.
Before we dive right into it, I want to let you know that, despite labeling it one of my favorite album artworks, I won’t include Slayer’s ‘Christ Illusion’ for the simple reason that I want a fresh Top 10.
Feel free to make the jump now… or die trying!
So welcome to the sixth edition of my ‘Metal goes acoustic.’ Keeping things serious, this time I’m posting a cover of an Amon Amarth track. Regular readers of Dose of Metal will know we absolutely love Amon Amarth here, so how does their music fare in an acoustic version?
The track in question is God of War Arise. The original is excellent, but I feel this is a perfect example to show that not all songs can work acoustically. The person playing the cover does a fantastic job, and his playing is near flawless, however I can’t help feeling it just doesn’t work well on acoustic. Overall, Amon Amarth needs some distortion and power to their sound, and that’s what is lost in this cover. It’s a bit like having sex and never climaxing.
Dose of Metal, the superhero of all metal blogs. We’re like Batman without the homosexual innuendos. Kicking ass, second to none. As you can see, we’re full of ourselves. It isn’t easy playing it down when you’re so awesome though. We’re super-awesome.
Moving on, we’re so full of ourselves that we’re taking turns interviewing each other because that’s what the world needs. The hero the metal world deserves.
Want to know what happened in the metal world this past week? Make the jump to read an interview between me and the mighty Alex about recent metal happenings.
Amon Amarth are arguably the most popular Extreme Metal band currently. They got huge over the past couple of years because of their ever quality output.
When people talk about metal bands and their albums, it’s usually the first one or two albums they released that get all the praise. That’s not the case with Amon Amarth. They just seem to get better with each release or at least public opinion (as in reviews) is that they put out high quality releases all the time. Take Metal Archives for example. Every release, except ‘Fate of Norns’ (79%), has an overall rating of over 80%.
So what’s the case with their new offering ‘Surtur Rising’? Is it as good as their previous works or even better? Is it their first crap album? Make the jump to read what I think of Amon Amarth’s ‘Surtur Rising’.