Title Track Taken From Band’s New Album ‘THE GREAT HEATHEN ARMY’ Out August 5th, 2022 Via Metal Blade Records Pre-Order HERE.
Undisputed kings of Viking heavy metal, Amon Amarth, have dropped brand new single, “The Great Heathen Army” today. The new song is the title track from their recently announced twelfth studio album and is accompanied by brand new music video directed by Pavel Trebukhin and shot in Riga, Latvia. Stream the new track HERE and watch the new video HERE or by clicking the image below. The new album will be released on Friday, August 5th, 2022 via Metal Blade Records. Pre-orders available now HERE.
“The armada of the Great Heathen Army is at sea on the way to raid, but before we land at distant shores on August 5th we have a new single and video for you to feast on. This is the title track from the new album with a video we shot with the talented Pavel Trebukhin in Riga, Latvia. Who will you choose to fight with? The Vikings or the Saxons? Choose well and the Gods will decide your fate.”
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.
The Great Heathen Army Track Listing:
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
Armed with their 12th and arguably finest album to date, AMON AMARTH are poised to return to full action with a bloody, broadsword-wielding vengeance. The release of ‘The Great Heathen Army ‘ will kick-start another relentless global campaign, commencing with a co-headlining tour of Europe alongside Machine Head and fellow countrymen The Halo Effect. Still ruthlessly devoted to the ways of the warrior, AMON AMARTH have Odin’s wind in their sails like never before. For tickets and further information head HERE. Full dates listed below.
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
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
About Amon Amarth
From pole to pole and sea to sea, AMON AMARTH are undisputed kings of Viking heavy metal. Formed in Tumba, Sweden, in 1992, they have forged an extraordinary legacy over three decades of thunderous, anthemic metal, all rich in the magical imagery of Viking history, folklore and culture.
From their underground smash debut ‘ Once Sent From The Golden Hal l’ (1998) onwards, Amon Amarth have been an unstoppable creative force. With a unique and unmistakable sound that combines the best of several epic strains of metal, the quintet have become renowned for their ageless anthems and explosive, theatrical live shows. Albums like 2008’s widely acclaimed ‘Twilight Of The Thunder God ‘ and 2016’s conceptual triumph ‘ Jomsviking’, the Swedes have been consistent standard bearers for heavy metal as a life-affirming and communal experience, armed with a seemingly endless stream of instant classic songs.
Now reaping the rewards of all those years of hard work, AMON AMARTH are now regarded as one of the metal world’s most vital and imperious live acts. From headlining festivals across Europe to claiming a place on Slayer’s final tour of the US in 2019, they have honoured the adventurous ethos of their Viking forebears by taking their music anywhere and everywhere.
Unfortunately, as the world ground to a halt early in 2020, AMON AMARTH were in the midst of a wildly successful world tour in support of their most recent album, Berserker. Disappointed but unbowed, the band decided instead to forge a new creative path, resulting in their most crushing and heroic full-length album to date, “The Great Heathen Army”.