Sick Drummer Magazine has uploaded drum-cam footage of AMON AMARTH drummer Jocke Wallgren performing the song “Twilight Of The Thunder God” with his bandmates on May 17, 2017 at the Boulder Theatre in Boulder, Colorado.
AMON AMARTH bassist Ted Lundström told “Le Tour Du Metal” about Wallgren: “He’s a super-solid drummer. Very professional, very on-the-spot all the time. He’s a fantastic drummer. It gives us more stability because he plays perfect all the time. Now we have to step it up. [Laughs] It much easier to play if you have a drummer who is [tight]. It makes our lives easier.”
Asked what it has been like touring with AMON AMARTH the past year and a half, Jocke told Austria’s Metal Underground: “It’s great. It’s really good. It’s a lot of difference from my other tours I’ve been doing with my other bands. So, yeah, I can’t say anything more than I’m pretty stoked about it. It’s super fun every day. The crowd is good, the crew is good, the band is great. [It’s] perfect.”
Regarding whether it has been hard to find time to tour with AMON AMARTH while still staying involved with his other bands, Jocke said: “Not anymore. AMON AMARTH is my only band right now. It’s not official yet [laughs], from the VALKYRJA camp. But I think everyone understands that it’s not possible to have a big band as AMON AMARTH and also have other bands, because I’m not home very much. So I’m pretty much on tour, I would say, three fourths of the year, so it’s really hard to have other stuff going on as well.”
AMON AMARTH‘s tenth studio album, “Jomsviking”, debuted at No. 19 on The Billboard 200, having shifted 21,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 31, 2016.
“Jomsviking” was released on March 25, 2016 via Metal Blade in North America and Sony Music internationally. The first concept record in AMON AMARTH‘s storied career tells a tragic tale of love and revenge, backed by the Swedes’ trademark melodic, anthemic metal, which was produced and mixed once again by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, TESTAMENT, ACCEPT). The epic original story is set in the world of the Jomsvikings, the legendary order of mercenary Vikings.