AMON AMARTH Reveals Details for New Album “Berserker”; Launches Video for First Single “Raven’s Flight”

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Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH will release their new album, “Berserker”, on May 3 via Metal Blade Records. Showcasing an undeniable and startling upgrade for every aspect of AMON AMARTH ‘s iconic sound, Berserker was recorded in Los Angeles with renowned studio guru Jay Ruston (Anthrax/Stone Sour) manning the controls. After recording several rounds of professional demos for the new songs (initially with fellow Swedish metal icon Peter Tägtgren and then later with Ruston himself) the band crossed the Atlantic to make final the recordings in LA, eager to take a fresh approach to the album-making process. The album’s first single, “Raven’s Flight”, can be streamed below.

Comprising 12 monstrous heavy metal anthems that bulge with irresistible melodic hooks, bursts of thrilling savagery and moments of spine-tingling dynamic drama, Berserker is the result of the huge surge of creativity and a collective desire to keep moving forward with no compromise. From the disarming melodrama and explosive riffing of opener “Fafner’s Gold” and the brutish simplicity of the rampaging “Crack The Sky” to the epic fury of “Raven’s Flight” and the grim, gritty storytelling of “Ironside” and “Skoll and Hati”, Berserker is an album full of trademark AMON AMARTH bluster and bite but with every aspect of the band’s sound somehow refined, sonically enhanced and made vastly more potent, both in terms of metal oomph and emotional power. Neatly summing up the spirit behind these exhilarating new songs is the album’s semi-title track, “The Berserker At Stamford Bridge”: a visceral but vivid historical tale, recounting the Vikings last stand against the English army in 1066 and the mind-bending heroics of one axe-wielding warrior. 

“Berserker” Album Artwork

“For me, this is AMON AMARTH 2.0,” Hegg continued. “I think what we’ve done here is give ourselves the space to explore other parts of our musicality and who we are as a band. If you’re content with where you’re at, what’s the point of continuing? We always want to come up with new ideas and find new ways of doing things and to create bigger and better shows and really try to improve every aspect of what the band is. We want to try to keep growing and to do this for as long as we have the possibility to do so, because this is the best f**king job in the world.”

“Berserker” track listing:

 1. Fafner’s Gold 
 2. Crack The Sky 
 3. Mjolner, Hammer Of Thor 
 4. Shield Wall
 5. Valkyria
 6. Raven’s Flight 
 7. Ironside 
 8. The Berserker At Stamford Bridge 
 9. We Can Set Our Sails 
10. When Once Again 
11. Wings Of Eagles 
12. Into The Dark

To pre-order Berserker, please visit this location where the album is available in the following formats: 

  • Digipak-CD
  • Deluxe box set [digipak-CD, shield (~12″x12″), patch (~4″x4″) – limited to 500 copies in US]
  • Opaque white w/ black splatter vinyl (limited to 1200 copies)
  • Opaque white w/ silver haze vinyl (retail exclusive – limited to 1300 copies)
  • Clear w/ red splatter vinyl (webstore exclusive – limited to 750 copies)
  • Black w/ red haze vinyl (webstore exclusive – limited to 750 copies)

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