Amon Amarth with special guests at History. Toronto, On, Canada. 12/02/22 – SOLD OUT show

The Swedish Melodic Viking Metal band, Amon Amarth, made a stop in Canada with Cattle Decapitation, Carcass, and Obituary. The band is currently on tour in support of their latest album The Great Heathen Army.

The evening started with Cattle Decapitation. The band emerged from backstage and started out in full force.

Travis Ryan on vocals had a powerful stage presence and captivated the audience with his deep and growling voice. Josh Elmore and Belisario Dimuzio shredding on their guitars kept security busy as they drew the attendees to the mosh pit and bodies were flying everywhere. Dave McGraw kept the beat with his effortless drumming and super-fast articulation.

Cattle Decapitation’s setlist included mostly songs off their 2019 album Death Atlas.


  • The Geocide
  • Vulturous
  • Finish Them
  • We Eat Our Young
  • Time’s Cruel Curtain
  • Bring Back the Plague


Next up were the legendary Florida Death Metal legends, Obituary. lead by John Tardy on vocals, Donald Tardy drums, Trevor Peres rhythm guitars, Ken Andrews lead guitar, and Terry Butler on Bass, the band delivered another epic night of music to their psyched fans.   Obituary played a variety of songs from their previous released albums Inked In Blood, including “World Demise,” “Frozen in Time,” and a new song “The Wrong Time” from Dying of Everything, a brand-new album that will be released in January 2023. The legendary drummer Donald Tardy once again nailed it with his drumming skills, and let’s not forget to mention Trevor Butler who took the time to interact with fans between songs. I hope to see Obituary come back around next year after they release their new album.


  • Redneck Stomp
  • Sentence Day
  • A Lesson in Vengeance
  • Visions in My Head
  • Circle of the Tyrants
  • The Wrong Time
  • I’m in Pain
  • Don’t Care

After a quick set change, it was time for Liverpool natives, and metal legends, Carcass. Bill Steer (Lead Guitars), Dan Wilding (Drums), and Tom Draper (Guitar) started off their set with “Buried Dreams,” followed by “Kelly’s Meat Emporium,” and “Incarnated Solvent Abuse.” The band kept the audience engaged the entire time delivering a “killer” performance, no pun intended. They don’t tour very often so it is always a real treat to see them live.


  • Buried Dreams
  • Kelly’s Meat Emporium
  • Incarnated Solvent Abuse
  • Under the Scalpel Blade
  • This Mortal Coil
  • Dance of Ixtab
  • Genital Grinder
  • The Scythe’s Remorseless Swing
  • Corporal Jigsore Quandary
  • Heartwork
  • Carneous Cacoffiny

The sold-out crowd was primed and ready for the main act. “Run to the Hills” by Iron Maiden blared through the speakers while the stage crew prepped the stage behind giant black curtains. When the curtains dropped, the fans were in awe of the Viking-themed stage setup. The setup included a massive Viking warrior head center stage in front of drummer, Jocke Wallgren.

The band performed “Oden Owns You All” and “Get in the Ring” off their latest release, The great Heathen Army. One of my favorite highlights was during “Put Your Back Into the Oar” when lead singer John Hegg screamed, “Row, Row, Row,” and the crowd sat on the floor to mimic the motion of rowing a Viking ship. It was a cool addition to their already visually stunning live performance.

Amon Amarth, Carcass, Obituary and Cattle Decapitation still have multiple dates left on this tour. Please go out and check them out, definitely a show that you should not miss.



  • Guardians of Asgaard
  • Raven’s Flight
  • Deceiver of the Gods
  • Oden Owns You All
  • The Pursuit of Vikings
  • The Great Heathen Army
  • Get in the Ring
  • Destroyer of the Universe
  • Put Your Back Into the Oar
  • Cry of the Black Birds
  • The Way of Vikings
  • First Kill
  • Shield Wall
  • Raise Your Horns




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