Yeah, yeah – I’m a little behind on this. But for those who’ve not heard yet, this is worth checking out because… well, because it’s Amon Amarth!
The new album, Deceiver of the Gods, comes out on April 24th via Metal Blade (possibly slightly earlier/later for territories other than the UK).
The epic offering was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, UK, produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (Opeth, Megadeth, Exodus, Arch Enemy, Killswitch Engage). The cover art was, once again, completed by Tom Thiel and depicts a mythical battle between the Norse Gods Loki & Thor. Fans will also recognize a special appearance on this album with Messiah Marcolin (Candlemass) providing guest vocals for eighth song, “Hel.”
Comments vocalist Johan Hegg: “We feel very excited about this new album, and personally I feel that Deceiver of the Gods is the strongest album we’ve ever done. By far! I’m confident that all our fans will enjoy this ‘punch-in-the-face-of-a-
Opening title track and first single, “Deceiver of the Gods” is currently streaming at the band’s official Metal Blade page: http://www.metalblade.
Deceiver of the Gods Track Listing:
01. Deceiver of the Gods
02. As Loke Falls
03. Father of the Wolf
04. Shape Shifter
05. Under Siege
06. Blood Eagle
07. We Shall Destroy
09. Coming of the Tide
10. Warriors of the North
Their only advertised UK date is the Sunday at Download.