Amon Amarth Are “Halfway Through Writing The New Album”

During a recent interview with Australia’s Heavy magazine, Amon Amarth bassist Ted Lundström confirmed that the band are “halfway through writing the new album.” He said the following:

“We’re halfway through writing the new album, and the new stuff sounds amazing, so we’re really stoked to get back into the studio as soon as possible.”

He also added the following about the sound of the effort:

“We’re always trying to take it to the next step, but in the end, even when we [say], ‘We’re gonna do something really different,’ it will still end up sounding like Amon Amarth anyways. We’re doomed — we’re always gonna sound like this.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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Amon Amarth’s “Deceiver Of The Gods” And “Jomsviking” Vinyl Reissues Announced

Amon Amarth‘s “Deceiver Of The Gods” and “Jomsviking” are set to be reissued on vinyl via Metal Blade. All the various options can be found below. Some are available now, while others will be released on February 23.

“Deceiver Of The Gods“(Originals Series) 2-LP re-issue:

  • 180g black vinyl
  • dusk-blue marbled vinyl (limited to 500 copies – EU exclusive)
  • rusty marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EMP exclusive)
  • flame splattered vinyl (limited to 200 copies – eBay exclusive)
  • clear vinyl (limited to 200 copies – USA exclusive)
  • transparent blue / black marble vinyl (limited to 200 copies – USA exclusive)
  • ice blue marble vinyl (limited to 100 copies – USA exclusive)

“Jomsviking” (Originals-Series) 1-LP re-issue:

  • 180g black vinyl
  • sky-blue marbled vinyl (limited to 500 copies – EU exclusive)
  • clear grey-brown marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EMP exclusive)
  • flame splattered vinyl (limited to 200 copies – eBay exclusive)
  • transparent red double vinyl (limited to 500 copies – USA exclusive)
  • transparent sea blue double vinyl (limited to 500 copies – USA exclusive)

Amon Amarth Release New Mobile Game

Amon Amarth have teamed up with Ride & Crash Games AB to release a new mobile game. You can find a trailer for it below, and download it for iOS and Android now.

The following was said about the game:

“The Game. You are Thor and your mission is simple: cleanse Midgard from all of the vile creatures that are threatening the (*ahem*) peaceful Viking way of life. There are three keys to ensure your success:

(1) your hammer, Mjolnir;
(2) your control of the freakin’ thunder and lightning!
(3) your fighting spirit is always high thanks to Amon Amarth‘s epic music in retro style blasting from over the horizons and into your ears.

The unique game features four worlds, four epic battles, 12 unique levels and 13 different Amon Amarth tracks with retro video game sounds!

The game is available worldwide to the public for iOS and Android Phones and Tablets for a retail price of $8.99. This link redirects the mobile or tablet user to their correct App Store:

The idea for the game was conceived in the fall of 2015 when Robert Chirico Willstedt, a video game producer in Stockholm and founder of Ride & Crash Games AB, met Amon Amarth. Robert and the band bonded over epic amounts of beer and a common love of video games, and they started discussing how cool it would be if they could create a video game for Amon Amarth.

There and then, the idea was born of a retro style Viking platformer with Amon Amarth music in ’80s sounding square wave format. Robert hand-picked a team of developers and designers to realize the game concept. The band met the development team continuously during the development process to ensure the end product would stay true to the initial vision of the game. This is an authentic Amon Amarth product.

Grab Mjolnir. Blast Amon Amarth. Save Midgard.”

Amon Amarth’s “Twilight Of The Thunder God” & “Surtur Rising” To Be Reissued On Vinyl

Amon Amarth‘s “Twilight Of The Thunder God” & “Surtur Rising” are set to be reissued on vinyl via Metal Blade. Those will be available on December 8 and you can see the various options available below.

Amon Amarth: ‘Surtur Rising’ and ‘Twilight of the Thunder God’ LP re-issues now available!!! (Link in bio) Both Surtur Rising and Twilight of the Thunder God will be released with 400g heavy cardboard spine sleeves (inside out print), 60x60cm two-sided artwork posters and 250g inserts. See below for an overview of all versions. Pre-order your copies now via Metal Blade Records (USA), EMP (EU) or at our eBay store (EU)! Surtur Rising “Originals-Series” LP re-issue –180g Black Vinyl –Clear Signal Orange Vinyl (EU exclusive – ltd. 500) –Brown-Marbled Vinyl (EMP exclusive – ltd. 300) –Flame-Splatter Vinyl (eBay exclusive – ltd. 200) –Clear Vinyl (US exclusive – ltd. 200) –Orange Vinyl (US exclusive – ltd. 200) –Clear-Flesh Vinyl (US exclusive – ltd. 100) Twilight of the Thunder God “Originals-Series” LP re-issue –180g Black Vinyl –Clear Seablue-Marbled Vinyl (EU exclusive – ltd. 500) –Olive Green-Marbled Vinyl (EMP exclusive – ltd. 300) –Flame-Splatter Vinyl (eBay exclusive – ltd. 200) –Clear Vinyl (US exclusive – ltd. 200) –Orange Vinyl (US exclusive – ltd. 200) –Grey-Brown Vinyl (US exclusive – ltd. 100)

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“Surtur Rising“:

  • 180g Black Vinyl
  • Clear Signal Orange Vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500)
  • Brown-Marbled Vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 300)
  • Flame-Splatter Vinyl (eBay exclusive – limited to 200)
  • Clear Vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200)
  • Orange Vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200)
  • Clear-Flesh Vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 100)

“Twilight Of The Thunder God“:

  • 180g Black Vinyl
  • Clear Seablue-Marbled Vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500)
  • Olive Green-Marbled Vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 300)
  • Flame-Splatter Vinyl (eBay exclusive – limited to 200)
  • Clear Vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200)
  • Orange Vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200)
  • Grey-Brown Vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 100)

Amon Amarth Premiere “The Way Of Vikings” Music Video

Amon Amarth have premiered a new video for their song “The Way Of Vikings.” The clip “features the full band as ‘Peaky Blinders’-inspired characters at a brutal underground gambling hall and boxing match”, and the song appears on their latest album, “Jomsviking.”

Amon Amarth’s “Fate Of The Norns” & “With Oden On Our Side” To Be Reissued On Vinyl

Amon Amarth‘s “Fate Of The Norns” and “With Oden On Our Side” are set to be reissued on vinyl via Metal Blade. Those will be available on August 11 and you can see the various options available below.

“Fate Of Norns” “Originals-Series” LP re-issue:
–180g black vinyl
–orange-brown-marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–silver-grey-marbled vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–flame splatter vinyl (eBay exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–clear vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–orange vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–brown-marbled vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

“With Oden On Our Side” “Originals-Series” LP re-issue:
–180g black vinyl
–golden yellow vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
–silver-grey-marbled vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–flame splatter vinyl (eBay exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–clear vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–yellow vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–dahlia orange-marbled vinyl (USA exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

You can preorder those at metalblade.com.

Amon Amarth’s “The Crusher” & “Versus The World” To Be Reissued On Vinyl

Amon Amarth‘s “The Crusher” and “Versus The World” are set to be reissued on vinyl via Metal Blade. Those will be available on May 19 and you can see the various North American and European options below.

“The Crusher” LP reissue:

North America:

– 180g black vinyl
– clear vinyl (limited to 200 copies)
– yellow vinyl (limited to 200 copies)
– clay-brown-black-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies)

Europe:

– 180g black vinyl
– orange-brown-marbled vinyl (limited to 500 copies)
– red-orange-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EMP-exclusive)
– “flame”-splattered vinyl (limited to 200 copies – Euro eBay-exclusive)

“Versus The World” LP reissue:

North America:

– 180g black vinyl
– clear vinyl (limited to 200 copies)
– orange vinyl (limited to 200 copies)
– orange-brown-black-marbled vinyl (limited to 100 copies)

Europe:

Versus The World “Originals Series” LP reissue
– 180g black vinyl
– orange-red-marbled vinyl (limited to 500 copies)
– deep-violet-black-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EMP-exclusive)
– “flame”-splattered vinyl (limited to 200 copies – Euro eBay-exclusive)