Arizona Financial Theatre | Phoenix, Arizona
This May, prepare for the world's most epic onslaught, as Swedish death metal titans, Amon Amarth storm the beaches of Arizona Federal Theatre on Thursday, May 23rd, 2024, headlining their very own, Metal Crushes All Tour 2024! Brace yourself for a night of relentless riffs as they unleash their Viking-inspired tunes. Grab some tickets now for an unforgettable concert experience that promises to be a full-blown raid on your hearing.
Joined by special guests Cannibal Corpse, Obituary, and Frozen Soul, this lineup smacks of a sonic assault like no other. Witness these metal powerhouses as they crash together on stage to create a wild musical tempest, leaving you in awe. Don't miss your chance to be part of this monumental event, where the stage transforms into a battlefield, and the music becomes the war cry. The Metal Crushes All Tour 2024 is your ticket to an immersive metal experience, a raid on Arizona that will resonate for years to come. Secure your place now and prepare for a night of headbanging mayhem!
Originating from Tumba, the Swedish melodic death metal juggernaut Amon Amarth emerged in 1992, embodying Viking mythology and history in their music. Comprising Olavi Mikkonen, Johan Hegg, Ted Lundström, Johan Söderberg, and Jocke Wallgren, they've unleashed 12 studio albums, with The Great Heathen Army, their latest masterpiece. Kerrang! hails it as a return to their melodic death metal roots, while Blabbermouth celebrates it as a festival-ready, brutal masterpiece.
"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!"
“We play death metal. We write about Vikings so, therefore, some refer us to Viking metal, but I have no idea what that is. I can't imagine the Vikings were into metal at all, except on the swords and stuff. And musically, I guess they only played these strange lip instruments and some bongos or whatever.” Lead singer Johan Hegg once remarked about the band being labeled as Viking metal.
Enter the realm of misunderstood death metal with Cannibal Corpse, banned in several countries. Originating in Buffalo in 1988 and now based in Tampa, their brutal sound draws inspiration from thrash and death metal icons. As storytellers of horror, their lyrics spark controversy, with the band emphasizing their fictional nature. Experience their sonic onslaught and horror-inspired artistry – a musical journey that transcends boundaries.
"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."