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Monday, December 5, 2022

Amon Amarth release new album “The Great Heathen Army”

The brand new album from undisputed kings of Viking heavy metal, Amon Amarth – “The Great Heathen Army” – has finally landed today via Metal Blade Records. Stream the full album https://www.metalblade.com/amonamarth/. To celebrate the release of their twelfth studio album, Amon Amarth have also released the official music video for brand new track ” Find A Way Or Make One”. 

Speaking on the release of their latest opus, Amon Amarth share:

“Heathens! The time is here for the arrival of The Great Heathen Army! This record has many elements that make up Amon Amarth in 2022, from the dark and brutal death metal of “Oden Owns You All” to the sing-along of “Heidrun” to Biff Byford’s amazing guest vocals on “Saxons and Vikings” and much more. We’re ready to take this record around the world for a two year raid and we’ll see you soon at the shows.”

Elaborating on the video for brand new track, ” Find A Way Or Make One “, the band continue:

“We did this video with director Mikis Fontagnier in Frankfurt, Germany and with it we wanted to try something different. This video is our take on the style of some of our favorite videos we grew up on as kids, like Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” and Motorhead’s “Killed By Death”. We had some fun making this and it was definitely fun to smash up a stale old business office!”

In a unique partnership with Drops AR, Amon Amarth have hidden five virtual trading cards in an augmented reality scavenger hunt. Each card represents a band member and contains an exclusive song preview from the new album.

Continuing the tradition of conquering new ground, Amon Amarth recently announced that they will be setting sail for US shores this Fall for what is set to be the death metal raid of the year. “The Great Heathen Tour”, produced by Live Nation, will pillage its way across North America this coming November/December, razing 27 cities to the ground in its wake. The tour concludes with a special show at the Kia Forum, Los Angeles where Amon Amarth will bring their full European production and become the first death metal band to headline the famous venue. No Sleep Til Los Angeles!!