Hot News: Amon Amarth post second of three-part mini documentary online!

In anticipation of the release of their ninth studio offering, Deceiver of the Gods, Swedish death metal tyrants AMON AMARTH today unleash the second of their special three-part mini documentary. Fittingly titled Forging Mjölnir, the crisp black and white film was directed by Luke Daley (http://makezure.com) and offers up intimate interviews with the band.

Watch the latest fifteen-minute segment where the AMON AMARTH collective recall their earliest metal memories as well as the band’s primitive beginnings via their microsite at http://deceiver.amonamarth.com.

Having blasted onto the Swedish melodic death metal scene with 1998’s Once Sent from the Golden Hall, every AMON AMARTH album has arrived bursting at the seams with power, melody and immersive storytelling centered around the richness of Norse mythology. Deceiver of the Gods captures the quintet at the peak of their powers.

From the moment the title track explodes in a haze of thrash-flavored aggression to the final mournful passages of epic closer Warriors Of The North there is not a wasted moment, the band bombarding the listener with ten tracks of compulsive and electrifying metallic fury. Whether they’re attempting to remove your face and separate your vertebrae with the deranged attack of Blood Eagle or carrying you on the back of the mammoth grooves driving We Shall Destroy and Father Of The Wolf they hit with decimating force, all the while unleashing ruthlessly captivating melodies. With the aforementioned thrash elements creeping in, as well as the old school metal and doom accents lending added depth and scale to standout trackHel, guitarist Olavi Mikkonen admits this time out the band were not afraid to wear their influences on their collective sleeve. “We decided fairly early that we should go all-in on the songwriting for this album. If we had ideas or riffs that were perhaps a little too thrash oriented or traditional-metal sounding for AMON – or that were maybe too AMON or perhaps similar to what we had done in the past – we would still keep them as long as we really liked them. A few years back we would pass on those ideas and riffs, while now we feel it was right to just go with it. I think the result is that the songs are wider, they have stronger melodies, they are better composed with lots of dynamics in them, and there are no fillers or blanks on there. Everything is as good as it can possibly be, and reflects just how driven we were to make this a great record.”

Deceiver of the Gods was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, UK, and produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (Opeth, Megadeth, Exodus, Arch Enemy, Killswitch Engage). The follow-up to the band’s critically adored 2011 Surtur Rising full-length offers up ten maniacally heavy battle hymns rife with the band’s absorbing harmonies and Hegg’s commanding Viking roar. Deceiver of the Gods comes adorned with another outstanding Tom Thiel-created cover portraying a mythical battle between the Norse Gods Loki and Thor. As an added bonus, Messiah Marcolin (Candlemass) makes an appearance as guest vocalist on eighth track, Hel.

For special Deceiver of the Gods preorder packages as well as a stream of the title track, go to this location: http://www.metalblade.com/amonamarthDeceiver of the Gods will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records June 25th, in Europe June 21st/24th and Japan on June 26th.

For proof, sample fourth track, Shape Shifter, now streaming via Stereogum HERE.

Following a run of European festival dates next month, AMON AMARTH will be opening the main stage of this year’s edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest set to commence June 29 in San Bernardino. See confirmed dates below.

AMON AMARTH Summer 2013 European Festival Tour:
06/01 Forta Rock Festival – Nijmegen, NL
06/06 Sweden Rock Festival – Solvesborg, SE
06/07 Rock Am Ring – Nurburgring, DE
06/08 Sonisphere – Sonisphere, FR
06/09 Rock Im Park – Nurenberg, DE
06/11 MeetFactory – Prauge, CZ
06/12 Eter Club – Wroclaw, PL
06/14 Copenhell – Copenhagen, DK
06/15 Noval Rock – Nickelsdorf, AT
06/16 Download Festival – Donington, UK
06/21 Nummirock – Nummijarvi, FI

AMON AMARTH
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest 2013:
06/29 San Manuel Amphitheater – San Bernardino, CA
06/30 Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA
07/02 Idaho Center Amphitheatre – Nampa, ID
07/03 White River Amphitheatre – Auburn, WA
07/05 Desert Sky Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ
07/06 Isleta Amphitheatre – Albuquerque, NM
07/07 Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre – Englewood, CO
07/09 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI w/ Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross, Huntress
07/10 Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON
07/12 First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
07/13 Toyota Pavilion – Scranton, PA
07/14 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center – Darien Center, NY
07/16 Comcast Center – Mansfield, MA
07/17 Bangor Waterfront – Bangor, ME
07/19 Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ
07/20 Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY
07/21 The Comcast Theatre – Hartford, CT
07/23 PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
07/24 Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
07/26 Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07/27 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
07/28 DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
07/29 Expo Five – Louisville, KY w/ Children of Bodom, Behemoth, Emmure, Motionless In White, Born of Osiris, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross, Huntress
07/30 Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
07/31 Live Nation Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
08/02 Austin 360 Amphitheatre – Austin, TX
08/03 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The Woodlands, TX
08/04 Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX
08/05 Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre – Kansas City, MO w/ Rob Zombie, Machine Head, Children Of Bodom
08/07 Pop’s – Sauget, IL w/ Children of Bodom, Battlecross, Huntress
08/08 Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN w/ Children of Bodom, Battlecross, Huntress
08/09 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH w/ Children of Bodom, Battlecross, Huntress
08/11 Heavy MTL Festival – Montreal, QC

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