AMON AMARTH: Making Of 'The Great Heathen Army' Album Part

AMON AMARTH: Making Of ‘The Great Heathen Army’ Album Part One (Video)

The primary in a sequence of webisodes that includes behind-the-scenes footage from the making of “The Nice Heathen Military”, the twelfth studio album from Swedish melodic dying metallers AMON AMARTH, might be seen beneath. The LP will arrive on August 5 through Steel Blade.

Earlier this month, AMON AMARTH launched a model 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 clip.

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 one more skillful, evolutionary overhaul, each lyrically and musically. From the noisily rabble-rousing “Discover A Approach 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 spanking 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 are actually highly effective and in your face, however we clearly have some trademark melodic AMON AMARTH songs on there as effectively 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 steel’ album, then ‘The Nice Heathen Military’ is our ‘dying steel’ album. However with that mentioned, it is nonetheless very a lot modern AMON AMARTH, however maybe style-wise we’ve gone again to our roots a little bit bit.”

On the discharge of recent 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 can too see Erick because the lead character within the new video for the tune. We shot the video in Wroclaw, Poland with our pals Grupa 13 they usually helped us create this darkish and epic Mad Max meets Viking underground tremendous brutal combat membership for the video clip.”

“The Nice Heathen Military” observe itemizing:

01. Get In The Ring
02. The Nice Heathen Military
03. Heidrun
04. Oden Owns You All
05. Discover A Approach 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 blended in January 2021 at Fascination Avenue Studios in Sweden with producer Jens Bogren and was made obtainable 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 staff up with MACHINE HEAD for the “Vikings And Lionhearts” co-headlining European enviornment tour in September and October.

AMON AMARTH‘s final album, “Berserker”, was launched in Might 2019 through Steel Blade Information. 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),throughout the recording classes 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 at the hours of darkness, dank rehearsal rooms of their native Tumba to their present standing as explosive pageant headliners and one of many steel world’s most generally adored bands.

Shaped in 1992, AMON AMARTH turned fashionable steel greats the laborious approach. Ruthlessly devoted to creating new music and taking it out on the street, the Swedes steadily constructed a formidable popularity as a ferocious stay band and, because the years handed, had been more and more acknowledged for his or her recorded achievements too. For the reason that 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 reputation all through the steel world, whereas the band’s stage present developed with every successive tour, reworking into one in every of fashionable steel’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.

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