Undisputed kings of Viking heavy metal, Amon Amarth, have released an unboxing video for the vinyl edition of their upcoming twelfth studio album, The Great Heathen Army, out August 5 via Metal Blade Records.
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.
Album pre-orders are available here and feature a host of exclusive vinyl variants and must-have merch items for any self-respecting Amon Amarth fan.
The Great Heathen Army tracklisting:
“Get In The Ring”
“The Great Heathen Army”
“Oden Owns You All”
“Find A Way Or Make One”
“Dawn Of Norsemen”
“Saxons And Vikings”
“Skagul Rides With Me”
“The Serpent’s Trail”
“The Great Heathen Army” video:
“Get In The Ring” video:
Amon Amarth will be setting sail for North American shores this fall for what is set to be the death metal raid of the year.
The Great Heathen Tour, produced by Live Nation, will pillage its way across North America this coming November/December, razing 27 cities to the ground in its wake. The tour concludes with a special show at the Kia Forum, Los Angeles where Amon Amarth will bring their full European production and become the first death metal band to headline the famous venue. No Sleep Til………Los Angeles!!
Joining Amon Amarth on their epic quest will be Carcass, Obituary and Cattle Decapitation making this the must-see tour for fans of death metal. Tickets are general sale here. Watch a new tour trailer below.
11 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl*
12 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theater
14 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theater
15 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
16 – Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom
18 – Atlanta, GA – The Tabernacle
19 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
20 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
22 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
23 – Boston, MA – MGM Music Hall at Fenway
25 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
26 – Chicago, IL – The Aragon Ballroom
27 – Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center
30 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE**
1 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
2 – Toronto, ON – History
3 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
5 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee
6 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
7 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown
9 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore
10 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
12 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
13 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
15 – Wheatland, CA – Hard Rock Live
16 – San Diego, CA – SOMA
17 – Los Angeles, CA – Kia Forum
* no Carcass
** non-Live Nation date