Amon Amarth

With Oden On Our Side (180G BLACK VINYL)

Marketing Highlights

  • New pressing, 180gram, black vinyl imported from Germany

  • "AMON AMARTH strikes with a stake through the heart on "With Oden on Our Side", a heavier album than refines the band's patented melodic death metal style." - BLABBERMOUTH

As if the norse deity had cast a blessing on AMON AMARTH, the band emerged with an album that will define a "before" and "after" in their career for years to come. Recorded at Fascination Street Studios with producer Jens Bogren, the majestic riffs, thunderous drums and roaring vocals have never sounded better and more convincing. A match surely made in Valhalla, Mikkonen comments on the collaboration as follows: "We had never worked with a producer before the way it should be done. Jens Bogren took the band to a new level, both production- and sound-wise. Musically, this album is more worked through and, most important of all, we wrote it together as a unit." A most fearsome and deadly unit, that is now gearing up to crush audiences the world over once again!

Bio

On March 25th, Swedish metal kings Amon Amarth will unleash their 10th studio album, Jomsviking, via Metal Blade Records! Jomsviking – the band’s first concept record in their storied career – tells a tragic tale of love and revenge, backed by the Swedes’ trademark melodic, anthemic metal, which was produced and mixed once again by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Accept) and also features special guest session drummer Tobias Gustafsson (Vomitory). The epic original story is set in the world of the Jomsvikings, the legendary order of mercenary Vikings. As front-man Johan Hegg explains: “The Jomsvikings were a shadowy and legendary sect of Viking mercenaries, as shrouded in myth now as they were when they fought across Europe and the Middle East. Ruthless and deadly warriors who fought for the highest bidder, their code was simple: Show no fear. Never retreat. Defend your brothers, and when called upon, avenge their deaths. I felt we were finally ready to use their story as the jumping off point for an Amon Amarth album. The Jomsvikings and their world is the background for the story of a young man that is in love with a girl but unfortunately she’s being married off. He accidentally kills a man when this happens and he has to flee – but he swears to have revenge and win her back. He feels that he’s been wronged and his life has been destroyed. The way the story evolves is not a happy story.”

By far their most ambitious project to date, fans can view the video for the album’s first single, “First Kill”. Produced by Grupa 13 and directed by Darek Szermanowicz (Behemoth), “First Kill” was filmed in Gohrweide (Germany) and Warsaw (Poland) and features a cinematic depiction of the violent, brutal lyrics, along with powerful live footage of the band performing with their full dragon head and pyro stage-set.

Tracklist

01. Valhall Awaits Me
02. Runes To My Memory
03. Asator
04. Hermod’s Ride To Hel – Lokes Treachery Part 1
05. Gods Of War Arise
06. With Oden On Our Side
07. Cry Of The Black Birds
08. Under The Northern Star
09. Prediction Of Warfare

Home Market

Stockholm, Sweden

Album Details

Artist

Amon Amarth

Album Title

With Oden On Our Side (180G BLACK VINYL)

Street Date

08/11/2017

Order Due Date

07/14/2017

Genre

Rock/Metal

Label

Metal Blade Records

Configuration

Vinyl Longplay 33 1/3

Price Code

LP22

UPC

039841458411

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

145841

Tour Dates

Bandsintown

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