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Amon Amarth to tour UK and Ireland with Testament and Grand Magus

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Amon Amarth have announced a five-date UK and Ireland autumn tour.

The Swedish Viking metal outfit will play in Manchester, Glasgow, Dublin, London and Birmingham in October and November in support of 10th album Jomsviking, released earlier this year.

They made the announcement after an appearance on the Lemmy Stage at the Download festival on Sunday.

They’ll be joined on the dates by Testament and Grand Magus.

Amon Amarth say: “UK, after three years away we are returning to your lands and are bringing with us our biggest headline show ever.

“Sharpen your weapons, fortify your embankments and hide your loved ones. We are bringing our berserker party to a town near you and we hope to see you there so you can ‘Raise Your Horns’ together with us to glory.”

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Testament’s Eric Peterson adds: “With a heart of steel and rippling distant thunder, we are honoured to board the AA Viking ship and get ready to feast and plunder with them across Europe. Thor’s hammering strikes shall lead the way.”

JB from Grand Magus says: “Earth-shattering metal is coming your way. Amon Amarth, Testament, and Grand Magus on the same night. There will be headbanging, thrashing, and all around heaviness to fill all needs.”

Amon Amarth UK and Ireland tour 2016

Oct 31: Manchester Academy
Nov 01: Glasgow O2 ABC
Nov 02: Dublin Vicar Street
Nov 04: London Roundhouse
Nov 05: Birmingham O2 Academy

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Stef manned the news desk between 2014-2016 and not only was he a font of knowledge on his favourite band Pixies, but he also played bass in UK rock favourites Logan. He has since emigrated to his beloved Canada.