The Thunder of Amon Amarth

Intense headbanging and Norse mythology was in full effect at the Amon Amarth Feb. 16 House of Blues show, with Skeletonwitch opening.

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Alex Matthews
Amon Amarth hit the House of Blues with a heavy metal uppercut Feb. 16.
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The band hails from Tumba, Sweden.
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Skeletonwitch opened the show.
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The group takes its name from the Sindarin name of Mount Doom, a volcano in J.R.R. Tolkien's books.
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Fittingly, their lyrics mostly deal with Vikings, their mythology and their history.
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The quintet has released nine studio albums since '92.
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They are currently touring behind their 2013 album, "Deceiver of the Gods."
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Amon Amarth emerged from the band Scum, which featured two of Amarth's members.
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Even though they identify the band within the "death metal" genre, the band has often been labeled as "Viking metal" due to its fascination with Norse mythology.
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Skeletonwitch is a thrash metal/black metal band from Athens, Ohio.
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The band was founded in 2003 when its members met in college.
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The band released their fifth studio album, "Serpents Unleashed," in 2013.
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Skeletonwitch was banned from playing the House of Blues in Orlando after they were deemed "unfit to be associated with Disney."
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