AMON AMARTH Announce New Album 'The Great Heathen Army'; Drop New Track/Video "Get In The Ring"




Undisputed kings of Viking heavy metal, Amon Amarth, have announced their twelfth studio album, 'The Great Heathen Army' today. The 9-track aural assault will be released on Friday, August 5th, 2022 via Metal Blade Records. Pre-orders available now HERE with the first 1000 orders at the band’s European Victorious Merch store receiving a free signed poster.


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 HERE and watch the video HERE or by clicking on the image 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.”




One of the best-loved metal bands in the world, AMON AMARTH are firmly dedicated to aiming high when they hit the studio. Recorded with esteemed studio guru Andy Sneap at the controls, 'The Great Heathen Army' represents another bold leap forward for the band, as their trademark sound undergoes yet another skilful, evolutionary overhaul, both lyrically and musically. From the noisily rabble-rousing "Find A Way Or Make One" and the pummelling, pugilistic "Get In The Ring", to the evocative fury of "Saxons & Vikings" and the cinematic squall of the title track, 'The Great Heathen Army' encapsulates the essence of this legendary band, while still allowing acres of space for new ideas.



SEPTEMBER

Thursday 8 – NOTTINGHAM, UK, Motorpoint Arena

Friday 9 – CARDIFF, UK, Motorpoint Arena

Saturday 10 – LONDON, UK, The SSE Arena, Wembley

Monday 12 – MANCHESTER, Uk AO Arena

Tuesday 13 – DUBLIN, Ireland, 3Arena

Friday 16 – ZURICH, Switzerland, Hallenstadion

Saturday 17 – VIENNA, Austria, Stadthalle

Sunday 18 – KRAKOW, Poland, Tauron Arena

Tuesday 20 – TALLINN, Estonia, Saku Arena

Wednesday 21 – HELSINKI, Finland, Ice Hall

Friday 23 – OSLO, Norway, Spektrum

Saturday 24 – STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Hovet

Monday 26 – COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Forum Black Box

Tuesday 27 – HAMBURG, Germany, Barclays Arena

Wednesday 28 – FRANKFURT, Germany, Festhalle

Friday 30 – OBERHAUSEN, Germany, König Pilsener Arena


OCTOBER

Saturday 01 – BERLIN, Germany Velodrome

Sunday 02 – AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, Afas Live

Tuesday 04 – MILAN, Italy, Lorenzini District

Thursday 06 – BARCELONA, Spain, Sant Jordi

Friday 07 – MADRID, Spain, Vistalegre

Saturday 08 – LA CORUNA, Spain, Coliseum

Sunday 09 – LISBON, Portugal, Campo Pequeno

Wednesday 12 – PARIS, France, Zenith

Friday 14 – MUNICH, Germany, Olympiahalle

Saturday 15 – LEIPZIG, Germany, Arena

Sunday 16 – PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Tipsport Arena

Tuesday 18 – BUDAPEST, Hungary, Barba Negra

Thursday 20 – ESCH SUR ALZETTE, Luxembourg, Rockhal

Friday 21 – BRUSSELS, Belgium, Forest National

Saturday 22 – STUTTGART, Germant, Schleyerhalle

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