Amon Amarth announce new album "The Great Heathen Army" out August 5th, 2022 via Metal Blade Records
Amon Amarth have announced their twelfth studio album, The Great Heathen Army today. The 9-track will be released on Friday, August 5th, 2022 via Metal Blade Records. Today’s announcement is highlighted by the release of brand new track and accompanying music video, “Get In The Ring” which was written for AEW pro-wrestling star Erick Redbeard, who also stars in the music video.
Stream the track AT THIS LOCATION and watch the video below.
Speaking on the announcement of their new album, AMON AMARTH vocalist, Johan Hegg shares:“Overall ‘The Great Heathen Army’ is one of the heavier albums we’ve made. There are some dark and heavy songs that are really powerful and in-your-face, but we obviously have some trademark melodic Amon Amarth songs on there as well, and a few surprises too. It’s a really well-balanced album. It sounds great. Andy Sneap is awesome. It was great to be able to work with him again.“ Gutiarist, Olavi Mikkonen adds: “We’ve been away making new music and we’re back with new darker, more death-metal sounding album. If ‘Berserker’ was our ‘heavy metal’ album, then ‘The Great Heathen Army’ is our ‘death metal’ album. But with that said, it’s still very much contemporary Amon Amarth, but perhaps style-wise we have gone back to our roots a little bit.“ On the release of new single “Get In The Ring“, Mikkonen continues: “I really like ‘Get In The Ring’ which was written for our friend Erick Redbeard the pro wrestler as an ‘entrance’ song for him. The lyrics are obviously written to fit both Viking and wrestling themes, and you can also see Erick as the lead character in the new video for the song. We shot the video in Wroclaw, Poland with our friends Grupa 13 and they helped us create this dark and epic Mad Max meets Viking underground super brutal fight club for the video clip.“
AMON AMARTHThe Great Heathen ArmyTrack Listing1. Get In the Ring2. The Great Heathen Army3. Heidrun4. Oden Owns You All5. Find a Way or Make One6. Dawn of Norsemen7. Saxons and Vikings8. Skagul Rides With Me9. The Serpent’s TrailAlbum pre-orders are available now from metalblade.com/amonamarth and feature a host of exclusive vinyl variants.
Armed with their 12th and arguably finest album to date, AMON AMARTH are poised to return to full action with a bloody, broadsword-wielding vengeance. The release of ‘The Great Heathen Army‘ will kick-start another relentless global campaign, commencing with a co-headlining tour of Europe alongside Machine Head and fellow countrymen The Halo Effect. Still ruthlessly devoted to the ways of the warrior, AMON AMARTH have Odin’s wind in their sails like never before. For tickets and further information head to AmonAmarth.com. Full dates listed below.
SEPTEMBERThursday 8 – NOTTINGHAM, UK, Motorpoint ArenaFriday 9 – CARDIFF, UK, Motorpoint ArenaSaturday 10 – LONDON, UK, The SSE Arena, WembleyMonday 12 – MANCHESTER, Uk AO ArenaTuesday 13 – DUBLIN, Ireland, 3ArenaFriday 16 – ZURICH, Switzerland, HallenstadionSaturday 17 – VIENNA, Austria, StadthalleSunday 18 – KRAKOW, Poland, Tauron ArenaTuesday 20 – TALLINN, Estonia, Saku ArenaWednesday 21 – HELSINKI, Finland, Ice HallFriday 23 – OSLO, Norway, SpektrumSaturday 24 – STOCKHOLM, Sweden, HovetMonday 26 – COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Forum Black BoxTuesday 27 – HAMBURG, Germany, Barclays ArenaWednesday 28 – FRANKFURT, Germany, FesthalleFriday 30 – OBERHAUSEN, Germany, König Pilsener Arena
OCTOBERSaturday 01 – BERLIN, Germany VelodromeSunday 02 – AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Afas LiveTuesday 04 – MILAN, Italy, Lorenzini DistrictThursday 06 – BARCELONA, Spain, Sant JordiFriday 07 – MADRID, Spain, VistalegreSaturday 08 – LA CORUNA, Spain, ColiseumSunday 09 – LISBON, Portugal, Campo PequenoWednesday 12 – PARIS, France, ZenithFriday 14 – MUNICH, Germany, OlympiahalleSaturday 15 – LEIPZIG, Germany, ArenaSunday 16 – PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Tipsport ArenaTuesday 18 – BUDAPEST, Hungary, Barba NegraThursday 20 – ESCH SUR ALZETTE, Luxembourg, RockhalFriday 21 – BRUSSELS, Belgium, Forest NationalSaturday 22 – STUTTGART, Germant, Schleyerhalle