Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH will release their ninth studio album, "Deceiver Of The Gods", on June 25 via Metal Blade Records. The CD was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, U.K., produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE). The cover art was, once again, created by Tom Thiel and depicts a mythical battle between the Norse gods Loki and Thor. Fans will also recognize a special appearance on this album with Messiah Marcolin (CANDLEMASS) providing guest vocals for eighth song, "Hel".Comments AMON AMARTH 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-record!"
Swedish Viking metallers AMON AMARTH will release their eighth studio album, "Surtur Rising", in North America on March 29 via Metal Blade Records. Named in tribute to Surtur, leader of the fire giants of Muspelheim ("flame land") and the oldest being in the nine worlds of Norse mythology, the record, which was listed among Decibel magazine's most anticipated albums of 2011, features 10 tracks of sword-wielding, fist-pumping, hyper climactic battle anthems.