The Swedish mob release groundbreaking opus Surtur Rising on Monday and it’s little wonder Hegg and his Viking mates are riding high on confidence right now.
The new album is a slice of pure metal fury and he said: “We can’t wait to play the new songs in the UK.
“It’s going to be such a great tour. We’ve toured with Children Of Bodom before and we really like those guys. It’s going to be a lot of fun.
“We always love coming across to the UK. At least you can get a great pint of beer over there!
“It’s classic metal ground. It’s always been a pleasure for us to play for fans who have lived metal for years. And whenever we’re there we head straight to the nearest pub for some real ale.
“It’s a good opportunity for us to play with COB. We’ve been steadily building a fan base in the UK but we needed a high profile support slot to make our presence felt and take that next step.
“Touring with COB is a great move for us. And when you look at the bands on the bill it’s a great value night of metal. Come and join us.”
Catch Amon Amarth on the following dates and look out for a full interview with Hegg here soon:
1st NORWICH – UEA
2nd MANCHESTER – Academy
3rd GLASGOW – O2 ABC
5th DUBLIN – Vicar Street
7th NOTTINGHAM – Rock City
8th BIRMINGHAM – O2 Academy
9th LONDON – HMV Forum