Swedish melodic dying metallers AMON AMARTH will launch their twelfth studio album, “The Nice Heathen Military”, on August 5 through Metallic Blade.
As we speak’s announcement is highlighted by the discharge of name new observe and accompanying music video, “Get In The Ring”, which was written for AEW pro-wrestling star Erick Redbeard, who additionally stars within the music video.
Recorded with esteemed studio guru Andy Sneap on the controls, “The Nice Heathen Military” represents one other daring leap ahead for AMON AMARTH, as their trademark sound undergoes yet one more skillful, evolutionary overhaul, each lyrically and musically. From the noisily rabble-rousing “Discover A Means Or Make One” and the pummeling, pugilistic “Get In The Ring” to the evocative fury of “Saxons & Vikings” and the cinematic squall of the title observe, “The Nice Heathen Military” encapsulates the essence of this legendary band, whereas nonetheless permitting acres of area for brand new concepts.
AMON AMARTH vocalist Johan Hegg feedback: “General ‘The Nice Heathen Military’ is among the heavier albums we have made. There are some darkish and heavy songs which can be actually highly effective and in your face, however we clearly have some trademark melodic AMON AMARTH songs on there as properly and some surprises too. It is a actually well-balanced album. It sounds nice. Andy Sneap is superior. It was nice to have the ability to work with him once more.”
Guitarist Olavi Mikkonen provides: “We have been away making new music and we’re again with new darker, extra dying metal-sounding album. If ‘Berserker’ was our ‘heavy metallic’ album, then ‘The Nice Heathen Military’ is our ‘dying metallic’ album. However with that mentioned, it is nonetheless very a lot up to date AMON AMARTH, however maybe style-wise we now have gone again to our roots a little bit bit.”
On the discharge of latest single “Get In The Ring”, Mikkonen continues: “I actually like ‘Get In The Ring’ which was written for our pal Erick Redbeard the professional wrestler as an ‘entrance’ tune for him. The lyrics are clearly written to suit each Viking and wrestling themes, and you may also see Erick because the lead character within the new video for the tune. We shot the video in Wroclaw, Poland with our buddies Grupa 13 they usually helped us create this darkish and epic Mad Max meets Viking underground tremendous brutal battle membership for the video clip.”
“The Nice Heathen Military” observe itemizing:
01. Get In The Ring
02. The Nice Heathen Military
04. Oden Owns You All
05. Discover A Means Or Make One
06. Daybreak Of Norsemen
07. Saxons And Vikings
08. Skagul Rides With Me
09. The Serpent’s Path
This previous February, AMON AMARTH launched a standalone single, “Put Your Again Into The Oar”, an ode to the epic Viking row. The observe was recorded and combined in January 2021 at Fascination Avenue Studios in Sweden with producer Jens Bogren and was made out there through the band’s personal label Victorious Music.
The “Put Your Again Into The Oar” video was shot in England over three days in October 2021. The atmospheric, cinematic clip was produced by Twin V and directed by Ryan MackFall at Crashburn Media.
AMON AMARTH will crew up with MACHINE HEAD for the “Vikings And Lionhearts” co-headlining European area tour in September and October.
AMON AMARTH‘s final album, “Berserker”, was launched in Could 2019 through Metallic Blade Data. The disc was recorded at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, California with producer Jay Ruston, who has beforehand labored with ANTHRAX, STEEL PANTHER, URIAH HEEP and STONE SOUR.
AMON AMARTH enlisted a session drummer, Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY, CUT UP),in the course of the recording periods for 2016’s “Jomsviking”, following the departure of longtime drummer Fredrik Andersson. The band tapped OCTOBER TIDE drummer Jocke Wallgren as Andersson‘s everlasting substitute six years in the past.
AMON AMARTH stands tall and unassailable: 30 years right into a profession that has seen them evolve from humble origins in the dead of night, dank rehearsal rooms of their native Tumba to their present standing as explosive competition headliners and one of many metallic world’s most generally adored bands.
Fashioned in 1992, AMON AMARTH grew to become fashionable metallic greats the exhausting manner. Ruthlessly devoted to creating new music and taking it out on the highway, the Swedes steadily constructed a formidable popularity as a ferocious stay band and, because the years handed, have been more and more acknowledged for his or her recorded achievements too. Because the daybreak of the millennium, AMON AMARTH has been unstoppable.
Breakthrough releases like 2006’s “With Oden On Our Aspect” and its now-legendary follow-up, 2008’s “Twilight Of The Thunder God” additional cemented their recognition all through the metallic world, whereas the band’s stage present developed with every successive tour, remodeling into certainly one of fashionable metallic’s actually nice spectacles. “Berserker” introduced with it an epic, history-making trek throughout North America with fellow Swedes ARCH ENEMY, AT THE GATES and GRAND MAGUS and noticed a number of sell-outs.