Amon Amarth - Complete Work On New Album


Swedish veterans Amon Amarth have completed work on their next studio album, the follow-up to 2016' Jomsviking. The outing was tracked at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, California with producer Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour) and is expected to hit streets this spring through Metal Blade Records. Stay tuned for more details.

In the recent interview with Revolver Magazine, frontman Johan Hegg had the following to say about the new record: "With the last record, Jomsviking, I wrote a complete fucking movie script and we turned it into an album. This time around, I didn't have any of those ideas but we also didn't want to do a concept thing, either. Jomsviking turned out so well, so if you then start working on another concept album and try to top that, it would almost be impossible - unless you have a really great story lined up that you can do that with. But I didn't, so it didn't make sense. I was a bit lazy on this one - I waited for the music to be done, so I could see where it would take me."

Source: revolvermag.com
Band profile: Amon Amarth
 
Posted: 08.01.2019 by Abattoir


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08.01.2019 - 13:56
The Melting Snow
That's hardly an update
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08.01.2019 - 14:41
Discordant666
"I was a bit lazy on this one - I waited for the music to be done, so I could see where it would take me." Not the most exciting words of promotion
I just hope they pull out a more solid effort then the last 2.
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08.01.2019 - 16:02
Teravolt_Danny
"I waited for the music to be done, so I could see where it would take me"

Hmm... I have a feeling like it probably took him to writing lyrics about vikings smashing their enemies with battle axes.
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08.01.2019 - 16:20
WorpeX
I like how this update talks up Jomsviking way more than it does the new album! That said, with them not trying to push some narrative into the music the album will probably sound like Surtur Rising/Deceiver Of The Gods which im totally fine with.
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08.01.2019 - 16:30
MyNameJeff
Damn what's happening to this band.
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08.01.2019 - 16:44
Ollipetty
The outing was tracked at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood.

japanese paper
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08.01.2019 - 17:02
SatanicBlood
"I waited for the music to be done, so I could see where it would take me"

I am out of ideas and had zero inspiration towards our next release. I was also forced by the producer to start writing.
On a side note, the new drummer isn't getting a dime from this.
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08.01.2019 - 17:18
IBlackened
You don't need to wait for this album. Just shuffle the last one and you'll have it.
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08.01.2019 - 21:52
Opethian
Written by MyNameJeff on 08.01.2019 at 16:30

Damn what's happening to this band.


Too much attention from casual flakes who only crave catchy shit.
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08.01.2019 - 22:40
FYA
Destroyer
Sequel no one asked for.
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08.01.2019 - 23:28
MyNameJeff
Written by Opethian on 08.01.2019 at 21:52

Written by MyNameJeff on 08.01.2019 at 16:30

Damn what's happening to this band.


Too much attention from casual flakes who only crave catchy shit.


can't argue with that, even my (lame) sister started liking them a couple of years ago
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09.01.2019 - 00:47
Teravolt_Danny
Written by Opethian on 08.01.2019 at 21:52

Written by MyNameJeff on 08.01.2019 at 16:30

Damn what's happening to this band.


Too much attention from casual flakes who only crave catchy shit.


Hey now, I crave catchy shit and I will not apologize for it!

Also, "First Kill" is maybe the greatest gym song in the world.
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09.01.2019 - 08:38
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
In the last 3 output, Joms probably is one of the weakest. Keeping my hopes low, if new record achieves half of "With Oden On Our Side", I think AA has done the job.
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09.01.2019 - 08:41
nikarg
Old Nick
Written by Teravolt_Danny on 09.01.2019 at 00:47

Also, "First Kill" is maybe the greatest gym song in the world.

I second that.
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09.01.2019 - 16:10
Feng
While I agree with a lot of the above comments I must admit its quite nice to see a truly honest update from a band about a new album rather than the usual marketing spiel like "THIS IS GOING TO BE OUR BEST ALBUM YET!!!!1111"
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09.01.2019 - 17:23
WorpeX
Written by Teravolt_Danny on 09.01.2019 at 00:47

Written by Opethian on 08.01.2019 at 21:52

Written by MyNameJeff on 08.01.2019 at 16:30

Damn what's happening to this band.


Too much attention from casual flakes who only crave catchy shit.


Hey now, I crave catchy shit and I will not apologize for it!

Also, "First Kill" is maybe the greatest gym song in the world.


And "Raise Your Horns" is a fantastic drinking song!
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09.01.2019 - 20:02
EricAxel36
I know they will never sound like their debut, which was my favourite, but I hope they can take it a notch back to WOOOS instead of TOTTG and beyond...

I know it's very unlikely but crossing my fingers!
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09.01.2019 - 22:29
s_t_s
Written by WorpeX on 08.01.2019 at 16:20

I like how this update talks up Jomsviking way more than it does the new album! That said, with them not trying to push some narrative into the music the album will probably sound like Surtur Rising/Deceiver Of The Gods which im totally fine with.


I like most of their albums even though the first one now sounds a bit too raw imo. Yet Jomsviking was such a f*cking letdown ! Up to mid album it sounded like tired Amon Amarth (and that awful duo with Doro's vocalist !). I don't have many expectations but I used to like them a lot and wish to like them again soon (or not !).
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10.01.2019 - 06:25
SatanicBlood
Written by WorpeX on 09.01.2019 at 17:23

Written by Teravolt_Danny on 09.01.2019 at 00:47

Written by Opethian on 08.01.2019 at 21:52

Written by MyNameJeff on 08.01.2019 at 16:30

Damn what's happening to this band.


Too much attention from casual flakes who only crave catchy shit.


Hey now, I crave catchy shit and I will not apologize for it!

Also, "First Kill" is maybe the greatest gym song in the world.


And "Raise Your Horns" is a fantastic drinking song!

Anything after WOOOS is amazing to poop to.
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10.01.2019 - 11:22
Bad English
Masterchief
I have no high hopes here
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10.01.2019 - 15:44
Darkside Momo
Retired
Quite the anticlimatic promo talk here, Johan
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Traezeus
Written by Darkside Momo on 10.01.2019 at 15:44

Quite the anticlimatic promo talk here, Johan

Seriously! What a shit way to promote your new album...
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