Vocalist Johan Hegg of Swedish dying metallers AMON AMARTH, who wrapped their largest U.S. headline run but with a full-production live performance on the Kia Discussion board in Los Angeles on December17, spoke to Pollstar concerning the visible facet of the band’s present that options pyro and epic stage props and contains crowd participation.
“One thing we have executed properly is to ask the viewers to create the present collectively,” Hegg mentioned. “We could be the individuals on stage, however the interplay is admittedly essential. And if the viewers interacts with us and we work together with them, the vitality turns into so totally different within the room fairly than if you do not have that connection. You may inform instantly. It is one thing we work on actually consciously, to create that connection.”
In terms of AMON AMARTH‘s stage present, Hegg cited IRON MAIDEN as an inspiration.
“For me, they’re one of many greatest, greatest stay acts of all time,” Hegg mentioned. “However there are a number of others. I bear in mind seeing AC/DC in Sweden in ’91 on the ‘Thunderstruck’ tour, which was wonderful. However for those who have a look at bands doing a little cool stuff now, I imply, clearly you will have additionally traditional bands like MERCYFUL FATE and KING DIAMOND. The manufacturing that they put into their reveals is insanely cool. Trendy bands at this time, I believe they draw extra to LED screens for manufacturing worth, and it is not likely our factor. I believe it is cool for those who do it the suitable means.”
AMON AMARTH‘s fall 2022 North American tour kicked off on November 11 on the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, with dates throughout the continent, together with on the new MGM Music Corridor Fenway in Boston, Place Bell in Quebec (10,000 capability),Fillmore Auditorium in Denver and extra. The band’s awe-inspiring stage present featured Viking ships, a Viking helmet drum riser, stay battle reenactments, the now-infamous “Viking Row” and sufficient pyro to raze a number of villages to the bottom.
AMON AMARTH‘s twelfth studio album, “The Nice Heathen Military”, was launched in August by way of Metallic Blade Information. The LP was recorded with acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap, who beforehand labored with the band on 2013’s “Deceiver Of The Gods” and 2016’s “Jomsviking” albums.
AMON AMARTH teamed up with MACHINE HEAD for the “Vikings And Lionhearts” co-headlining European enviornment tour in September and October.
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