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Amon Amarth drop “Get in the Ring” video; new album arriving in August

Posted by on June 2, 2022

 

 

Amon Amarth have announced their new album, The Great Heathen Army, is scheduled to arrive on August 5th via Metal Blade Records. To celebrate the reveal of their upcoming twelfth full-length effort, these viking legends have shared a video for the song “Get in the Ring.” The track was written for AEW pro-wrestling star Erick Redbeard, who also stars in the clip.

 

Vocalist Johan Hegg comments:

“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.”

 

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.”

 

Watch the video below and pre-order the album here:

 

 

Track List:

01) Get In the Ring

02) The Great Heathen Army

03) Heidrun

04) Oden Owns You All

05) Find a Way or Make One

06) Dawn of Norsemen

07) Saxons and Vikings

08) Skagul Rides With Me

09) The Serpent’s Trail

 

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