Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH have enlisted formerCANDLEMASS singer Messiah Marcolin to lay down guest vocals on their new album, due in June via Metal Blade Records. The CD is being helmed by British producer Andy Sneap, who has previously worked with (MEGADETH, EXODUS, MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY and ACCEPT.
A couple of photos from the studio sessions in England with Marcolin can be seen below.
Regarding AMON AMARTH‘s decision to work with Sneap after utilizingJens Bogren for the band’s last three studio efforts (2006’s “With Oden On Our Side”, 2008’s “Twilight Of The Thunder God” and 2011’s “Surtur Rising”), AMON AMARTH guitarist Olavi Mikkonen told Decibelmagazine, “We were looking for a change, and Andy has been in our thoughts for some years now. After meeting with him, we felt a good connection. We think this is going to be a ripper.”
AMON AMARTH‘s eighth studio album, “Surtur Rising”, sold around 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 34 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD,“Twilight of the Thunder God”, opened with more than 11,000 copies back in 2008 to land at No. 48.