Amon Amarth - Jomsviking

Amon Amarth Debut New Single “First Kill”, Detail Next Album & North American Tour


Amon Amarth fans have much to rejoice about this morning as the band have just announced that their new album will be titled “Jomsviking” and meet a March 25th release. Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament) produced the effort, with special guest drums from Tobias Gustafsson (Vomitory) also featured. Frontman Johan Hegg reveals that the effort is a concept affair—their first album of that nature. He explained:

“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.

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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 can’t let go of the past. He feels that he’s been wronged and his life has been destroyed. The way the story evolves is not a happy story.”

A video directed by Darek Szermanowicz (Behemoth) for the first single from it, “First Kill“, is available below, along with details for the album and the band’s upcoming North American tour with Entombed A.D. and Exmortus. Meanwhile, once again outdoing themselves, a limited edition version of the album comes with a partial bust of a viking ship (see below.) You can pre-order that here.

Amon Amarth - Jomsviking

01 – “First Kill
02 – “Wanderer
03 – “On A Sea Of Blood
04 – “One Against All
05 – “Raise Your Horns
06 – “The Way Of Vikings
07 – “At Dawn’s First Light
08 – “One Thousand Burning Arrows
09 – “Vengeance Is My Name” (bonus track – for digibook, digital, LP, and viking ship editions)
10 – “A Dream That Cannot Be” (feat. Doro Pesch)
11 – “Back On Northern Shores

With Entombed A.D. and Exmortus:

04/07 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
04/08 Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
04/09 El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls
04/10 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
04/12 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
04/13 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theater
04/15 Houston, TX – House of Blues
04/16 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
04/17 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
04/18 Tampa, FL – The Ritz
04/20 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
04/21 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
04/22 New York, NY – Best Buy Theatre
04/23 Boston, MA – House of Blues
04/25 Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall
04/26 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
04/28 Quebec City, QC – Imperial
04/29 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
04/30 Toronto, ON – The Danforth
05/01 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
05/02 Detroit, MI – St. Andrews
05/04 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
05/05 Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre
05/06 Lawrence, KS – The Granada Theater
05/07 Denver, CO – The Ogden Theater
05/09 Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
05/10 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
05/12 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick
05/13 Saskatoon, SK – O’Brian’s Event Centre
05/14 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
05/16 Vancouver, BC – The Commodore
05/17 Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
05/18 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
05/20 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
05/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern Theater

Amon Amarth - Jomsviking

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