Amon Amarth - New Album Title Revealed


Metal Blade Records press release

Kings of Swedish death metal Amon Amarth have just announced the title of the band's forthcoming album as Surtur Rising.

Due out in the spring of 2011, Surtur Rising marks the group's 8th full-length studio release and undoubtedly one of 2011's most anticipated releases by fans and critics alike. Surtur Rising is the follow up to the highly acclaimed, 2008 release, Twilight of the Thunder God, which landed the #7 spot in Revolver Magazine's Top 20 Albums of 2008 and what Metal Sucks called "[a] bottomless gauntlet of riffs that the band endlessly takes gargantuan swigs from, sounding both lush and emotive as well as skull crushingly heavy... every goddamn one is a chest-beating anthem."

Outburn declared how Twilight Of The Thunder God "will render you nothing short of ecstatic" and Time Out New York noted that "Amon Amarth plays some of the most unabashedly epic metal you're likely to find these days."

Be sure to stay tuned to MetalBlade.com for more details on Surtur Rising.

Source: metalblade.com
Band profile: Amon Amarth
 
Posted: 30.11.2010 by White Winter Sun


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30.11.2010 - 22:36
Introspekrieg
Totemic Lust
I thought it was going to be called "We Love Grapes"
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30.11.2010 - 22:38
Valentin B
Iconoclast
Kings of swedish death metal? AA is one of my favorite bands, but they are NOT death metal.

but then again it is the press release of the label and they just want to attract attention maybe.
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Sing me a song, you're a singer
Do me a wrong, you're a bringer of evil.
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30.11.2010 - 23:04
Vitriolic Hate
Chaos Reaper
I hope it's not a mid-tempo album.
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30.11.2010 - 23:06
Windrider
Raureif
AA is Viking Melodeath...
Anyways this is a really promising title! I like Surtr lol...
I expect either something incredible fast or heavy as fuck...
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30.11.2010 - 23:10
Holy Man
STEEL DEFENDER
So... Fuckin... Stoked...
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LIGHT THE FUSE ON THAT VAGINAMITE!!!
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30.11.2010 - 23:25
Metal George
Finally! i need some good viking metal.
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30.11.2010 - 23:49
Vombatus
Potorro
Hope it will be fuckin' fast, heavy, headbanging... but with Surtur in the title, one can only expect that

AA are death metal... melodic death metal to be exact. Only "viking" in their lyrics, music-wise they don't sound like others of the genre.
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01.12.2010 - 01:34
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
Yes
1 good news. till now, this band has never disappointed!
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Υou've sold your human essence to the cold world of dead and empty things... You're SOLD!
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01.12.2010 - 02:14
Black Conundrum
Oh, Surtr. Yes! The album's title already sounds good.
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01.12.2010 - 02:24
Yojimbo
I'm psyched. I love all their albums. And, yes, they are most certainly death metal. Few vocalists can compare to Johan.
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01.12.2010 - 02:51
MétalNoir
Fils du Lys
Surt ("The Black"): in Norse mythology, a Fire-Giant, king of Muspellheim, land of the primordial fire Muspell. It has been said that on Ragnarok, the Twilight of the Powers, Surt shall invade Asgard bearing a burning blade of sunfire and leading a horde of Muspell-sons. There, on the battlefield, the giant shall slay the god Freyr.

... sounds sweet
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Notre destinée n'est pas encore tracée....
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01.12.2010 - 03:42
worm_is_gloaming
Well, the title goes great with their "trademark" fire imagery, at least - let's hope it will sound that way too!

2011 is shaping up to be great for new metal albums
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01.12.2010 - 06:05
Sulac
Anyone else hope Loke's Treachery Pt II is on here?
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01.12.2010 - 07:13
BMR Monkey
Written by Sulac on 01.12.2010 at 06:05

Anyone else hope Loke's Treachery Pt II is on here?


i was going to post that....
cant wait to the 2nd part hope to be at least as god as the 1st part is
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01.12.2010 - 07:15
In Bone Factory
OMG this one will be great too.
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01.12.2010 - 07:36
PrimalAntagonist
Account deleted
This is coming too late.......i knew the title abt a week ago
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01.12.2010 - 09:39
visiblenoise
I hope this album title means it'll be extra aggressive!
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01.12.2010 - 09:47
Kwis
I'm super excited for this! Can't wait. If it's anything like Twilight of the Thunder God, I'm gonna be in heaven.
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01.12.2010 - 10:34
Mikyz
This is one of my most anticipated releases for next year, I hope it wont disappoint, AA rarely do.
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Laugh and the world laughs with you. Weep and you weep alone.
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01.12.2010 - 11:57
FeskarN
Written by Kwis on 01.12.2010 at 09:47

I'm super excited for this! Can't wait. If it's anything like Twilight of the Thunder God, I'm gonna be in heaven.


Indeed. TOTTG is a amazing album. Looking forward to hear some new material!
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The Land Is Silent... Before The Storm!
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01.12.2010 - 15:19
Dark Blood
The Avenger
Great news. I can't wait for this one, but it'd be great if this would come out something more like Oden.
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It is humanity who must pay homage to the greatness of the Universe... not the Universe to the human narcissism.
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02.12.2010 - 15:17
s_t_s
Twilight of the thunder god is my favourite Amon Amarth album and I hope they keep going like this !
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02.12.2010 - 16:09
Forsaker
Gd news
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02.12.2010 - 19:15
4look4rd
The Sasquatch
Written by Vombatus on 30.11.2010 at 23:49

Hope it will be fuckin' fast, heavy, headbanging... but with Surtur in the title, one can only expect that

AA are death metal... melodic death metal to be exact. Only "viking" in their lyrics, music-wise they don't sound like others of the genre.


I don't think there is such thing as Viking Metal, most of the bands labeled that way actually play folk influenced black/death/power/whatever-metal with Viking themed lyrics.
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02.12.2010 - 22:45
hadriel
Written by 4look4rd on 02.12.2010 at 19:15

Written by Vombatus on 30.11.2010 at 23:49

Hope it will be fuckin' fast, heavy, headbanging... but with Surtur in the title, one can only expect that

AA are death metal... melodic death metal to be exact. Only "viking" in their lyrics, music-wise they don't sound like others of the genre.


I don't think there is such thing as Viking Metal, most of the bands labeled that way actually play folk influenced black/death/power/whatever-metal with Viking themed lyrics.


Agreed, there is no such thing as viking metal.
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03.12.2010 - 01:32
Vombatus
Potorro
Written by 4look4rd on 02.12.2010 at 19:15

Written by Vombatus on 30.11.2010 at 23:49

Hope it will be fuckin' fast, heavy, headbanging... but with Surtur in the title, one can only expect that

AA are death metal... melodic death metal to be exact. Only "viking" in their lyrics, music-wise they don't sound like others of the genre.


I don't think there is such thing as Viking Metal, most of the bands labeled that way actually play folk influenced black/death/power/whatever-metal with Viking themed lyrics.


I do consider "Hammerheart" to be viking metal... oh well, it's all down to each ones opinion. But what you said is accurate, specially concerning black metal influence.
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06.12.2010 - 01:15
RavenKing
Written by Vitriolic Hate on 30.11.2010 at 23:04

I hope it's not a mid-tempo album.


I bet anything you want it will be exactly that: a mid-tempo album. That's all this band does since a long time. And that's my main gripe and the reason I find this band quite boring after a few songs: it is roughly the same tempo from song to song and there is very little tempo variation in the songs themselves. So, in the end, their songs are pretty much at the same speed and sound too much alike to keep things interesting.

Mid-tempo songs can be great and slower parts in a song are often welcome but an album full of mid-tempo songs is boring, even when the songs, taken individually, are good.
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They shake your hand and they smile and they buy you a drink
They say we'll be your friends we'll stick with you till the end
But everybody's only looking out for themselves
And you say who can you trust I'll tell you nobody
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