About Amon Amarth
Amon Amarth is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Tumba, formed in 1992. The band takes its name from the Sindarin name of Mount Doom, a volcano in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth. Their lyrics mainly deal with Viking mythology and history although the members themselves avoid the term viking metal and prefer the melodic death metal label for their music. The band comprises of lead guitarist Olavi Mikkonen, vocalist Johan Hegg, bassist Ted Lundström, rhythm guitarist Johan Söderberg, and drummer Jocke Wallgren. Amon Amarth has released twelve studio albums. Their first studio album, Once Sent from the Golden Hall was released in 1998. Five more studio releases followed before the band saw their breakthrough with the 2008 album Twilight of the Thunder God, which debuted at No. 10 on the Swedish album charts and No. 50 on the US Billboard 200. Since then they've been steadily releasing albums and touring internationally and made their name as a real icon of melodic death metal.