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AMON AMARTH: ‘Deceiver Of The Gods’ Track-By-Track Breakdown (Video)

Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH have provided an exclusive track-by-track breakdown of "Deceiver Of The Gods", their ninth studio album, to Sweden's Access: Rock. Check it out in two parts below. "Deceiver Of The Gods" sold around 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 19 on The Billboard 200 chart. The record arrived in stores on June 25 via Metal Blade Records. AMON AMARTH's 2011 CD, "Surtur Rising", opened with around 15,000 units to debut at No. 34. The band's 2008 album, "Twilight Of The Thunder God", registered a first-week tally of more than 11,000 copies to enter the chart at No. 48.

AMON AMARTH Frontman On New Album: ‘We Wanted To Have More Aggression’

Lords Of Metal recently conducted an interview with vocalist Johan Hegg of Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Lords Of Metal: "Deceiver Of The Gods" is the first AMON AMARTH album to be recorded outside Sweden. You wanted to do some things differently this time, isn't it? Johan: Indeed. We went to England to record at the Backstage Studioswith producer Andy Sneap. His studio is at the countryside, so you can focus on what you are doing. After "Surtur Rising", we all wanted some changes to break out of our comfort zone. Going to the U.K. and working with Andy was a challenge. We have recorded three albums with Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios. We know him well. Finally you take things for granted. Jens is absolutely skilled, but his approach is a bit too polished for what we had in mind this time. We wanted to have more aggression, sounding dangerous and

AMON AMARTH: Trailer For ‘Father Of The Wolf’ Video

A trailer for "Father Of The Wolf", the new video from Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's ninth studio album, "Deceiver Of The Gods", which was released in North America on June 25 via Metal Blade Records. Recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, United Kingdom, and produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (OPETH, MEGADETH,EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), the follow-up to the band's critically acclaimed 2011 "Surtur Rising" full-length delivers ten fiery battle hymns made of buzzsaw riffs and epic harmonies all driven by vocalist Johan Hegg's commanding Viking roar and absorbing accounts of Norse crusades and treachery. "Deceiver Of The Gods" comes adorned with another outstanding Tom Thiel-created cover portraying a mythical battle between the Norse GodsLoki and Thor. As an added bonus, Messiah Marcolin (CANDLEMASS) makes an appearance as guest vocalist on eighth track, "Hel".

AMON AMARTH: New Song ‘Father Of The Wolf’ Available For Streaming

"Father Of The Wolf", a brand new song from Swedish melodic death metallers AMON AMARTH, can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. The track comes off the band's ninth studio album, "Deceiver Of The Gods", which will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records on June 25, in Europe June 24 and Japan on June 26. Recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, United Kingdom, and produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (OPETH, MEGADETH,EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), the follow-up to the band's critically acclaimed 2011 "Surtur Rising" full-length delivers ten fiery battle hymns made of buzzsaw riffs and epic harmonies all driven by vocalist Johan Hegg's commanding Viking roar and absorbing accounts of Norse crusades and treachery.

AMON AMARTH: Audio Samples Of Entire ‘Deceiver Of The Gods’ Album

Audio samples of all the tracks that are set to appear on "Deceiver Of The Gods", the ninth studio album from Swedish melodic death metallersAMON AMARTH, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. Recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, United Kingdom, and produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (OPETH, MEGADETH,EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), the follow-up to the band's critically acclaimed 2011 "Surtur Rising" full-length delivers ten fiery battle hymns made of buzzsaw riffs and epic harmonies all driven by vocalist Johan Hegg's commanding Viking roar and absorbing accounts of Norse crusades and treachery. "Deceiver Of The Gods" comes adorned with another outstanding Tom Thiel-created cover portraying a mythical battle between the Norse GodsLoki and Thor. As an added bonus, Messiah Marcolin (CANDLEMASS) makes an appearance as guest vocalist on eighth track, "Hel". "Deceiver Of The Gods" will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records on June 25, in Europe June 24 and Japan on June 26.

CARCASS To Support AMON AMARTH On European Tour

Reactivated British extreme metal legends CARCASS will support AMON AMARTH on their upcoming European tour. Commented CARCASS bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker: "We are extremely happy and flattered to have been invited by the mighty AMON AMARTHon their forthcoming raids upon the fatherland and it's borders. "CARCASS has not played a club tour in Germany for TWENTY YEARS!!! Yes, I repeat: TWENTY YEARS! "This is gonna be great, with both bands playing songs from their new killer albums, 'Deceiver Of The Gods' and 'Surgical Steel'. Anglo-Nordic Death Metal über Deutschland!"

AMON AMARTH: Video Of ‘Deceiver Of The Gods’ Loki Bust

Video footage of the limited-edition collectible Loki bust (appoximately 10 inches tall) which will be included in the deluxe version of "Deceiver Of The Gods", the ninth studio album from Swedish melodic death metallers AMON AMARTH, can be seen below. Recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, United Kingdom, and produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (OPETH, MEGADETH,EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), the follow-up to the band's critically acclaimed 2011 "Surtur Rising" full-length delivers ten fiery battle hymns made of buzzsaw riffs and epic harmonies all driven by vocalist Johan Hegg's commanding Viking roar and absorbing accounts of Norse crusades and treachery. "Deceiver Of The Gods" comes adorned with another outstanding Tom Thiel-created cover portraying a mythical battle between the Norse GodsLoki and Thor. As an added bonus, Messiah Marcolin (CANDLEMASS) makes an appearance as guest vocalist on eighth track, "Hel". "Deceiver Of The Gods" will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records on June 25, in Europe June 24 and Japan on June 26.

AMON AMARTH: First Part Of ‘Forging Mjölnir’ Mini-Documentary, New Song Available For Streaming

Swedish melodic death metallers AMON AMARTH have released part one of their mini-documentary, "Forging Mjölnir". Filmed and directed byLuke Daley, the up-close-and-personal clip — which includes stunning black and white nature footage and Norse artwork — celebrates the imminent release of the band's ninth studio offering, "Deceiver Of The Gods". Watch the six-and-a-half minute segment where vocalist Johan Hegg and bassist Ted Lundström elaborate on the mythological themes found within their latest epic. Recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, United Kingdom, and produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (OPETH, MEGADETH,EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), the follow-up to the band's critically acclaimed 2011 "Surtur Rising" full-length delivers ten fiery battle hymns made of buzzsaw riffs and epic harmonies all driven by vocalist Johan Hegg's commanding Viking roar and absorbing accounts of Norse crusades and treachery. "Deceiver Of The Gods" comes adorned with another outstanding Tom Thiel-created cover portraying a mythical battle between the Norse GodsLoki and Thor. As an added bonus, Messiah Marcolin (CANDLEMASS) makes an appearance as guest vocalist on eighth track, "Hel". "Deceiver Of The Gods" will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records on June 25, in Europe June 24 and Japan on June 26.