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Friday, August 26, 2011

Amon Amarth Launches Ragnarök Beer!

When Amon Amarth arrived to the Heavy Metal spectrum, they immediately stomped the ground with lots of might and in a thick Scandinavian accent said: "we are here to kick your ass with some brutal chaotic Metal"! The band was formed in 1988 in Tumba, Sweden, but didn't catch their "break" until 1998 when their full length album titled "Once Sent from the Golden Hall" was released via Metal Blade Records. Ever since then, the band has been one of the most hard working bands in the world and without having a "commercial" sound, they have managed to gather a significant worldwide audience.

In a very organic move, the Swedish Metallers have teamed up with Munster, Indiana's Three Floyds Brewing Company to produce Amon Amarth's Ragnarök Beer!

Here is a description about the Imperial/Strong Porter brew: "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."

So what does Ragnarök mean?

In Norse mythology, Ragnarök (Old Norse "final destiny of the gods") is a series of future events, including a great battle foretold to ultimately result in the death of a number of major figures (including the gods Odin, Thor, Týr, Freyr, Heimdall, and Loki), the occurrence of various natural disasters, and the subsequent submersion of the world in water. Afterward, the world will resurface anew and fertile, the surviving and reborn gods will meet, and the world will be repopulated by two human survivors. Ragnarök is an important event in the Norse canon, and has been the subject of scholarly discourse and theory. - Source: Wikipedia

So crank up some Amon Amarth,drink some Ragnarök and go the band perform live!

US Tour-dates:

- Aug 26: House of Blues in Houston, TX
- Aug 27: House of Blues in Dallas, TX
- Aug 29: Sunshine Theater in Albuquerque, NM
- Aug 31: House of Blues in Anaheim, CA
- Sep 01: House of Blues in Las Vegas, NV
- Sep 02: The Complex in Salt Lake City, UT
- Sep 03: Knitting Factory Concert House in Boise, ID

European Tour-dates:

Related links:
Official landing page for Surtur Rising
Amon Amarth's Official site
Metal Blade TV
Amon Amarth on Facebook
Follow Amon Amarth on Twitter
Amon Amarth on MySpace

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