NEWS: Mike Amott leaves ESP, joins Dean

Arch Enemy/Carcass guitarist Mike Amott has signed with Dean Guitars, after a long-running endorsement with ESP which resulted in the hella sexy Ninja line of Vs.


In a press release, Amott said “I contacted Dean Guitars as I was looking for the right guitar company and I knew that if people like Michael Schenker, Dave Mustaine, Dimebag and Leslie West have made Dean their home that I needed to check it out. They sent me two V’s to check out and I immediately fell in love with them. I am sure my new signature guitar will meet all of my demands as well as the needs of my fans around the globe.”

Amott has been playing a Dean USA Schenker Flame V model on stage. Amott is currently touring with a reunited Carcass. In 2006 he appeared on the animation Metalocalypse as the bass player in Pickles The Drummer’s old band, Snakes ‘n Barrels, as well as voicing scientist Dr. Amomolith Chesterfield.

Arch Enemy tour dates
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December 12,Uden @ De Pul
December 13, Duesseldorf @ ISS Dome
December 15, Pratteln @ Z 7
December 17, Ludwigsburg @ Rockfabrik
December 18, Aschaffenburg @ Colos-Saal
December 19, Bad Arolsen @ Outback

Carcass tour dates
October 9, Capitol, Perth (Australia)
October 10, HQ Complex, Adelaide (Australia)
October 11, The Arena, Brisbane (Australia)
October 12, Metro Theatre, Sydney (Australia)
October 13, Billboard, Melbourne (Australia)
October 15, Transmission Room, Auckland (New Zealand)
October 18, Loud Park @ Saitama Super Arena (Japan)
October 19, Diamond Hall, Nagoya (Japan)
October 21, Big Cat Capa, Osaka (Japan)
November 1, Rock Al Parque, Bogata (Columbia)
November 2, Estacionamiento de la Casa del Artista – Caracas (Venezuela)
November 5, Teatro Caupolican (Chile)
November 8, El Teatro Flores (Agentina)
November 9, Santana Hall – Sao Paulo, (Brazil)
November 15, Danish Metal Awards (Denmark)
November 22, Damnation Festival (UK)