AMON AMARTH To Unleash New Studio Album Artwork, Track Listing + First Single Unveiled

Melodic death metal heroes AMON AMARTH are pleased to unveil the details of their ninth studio album. Titled Deceiver of the Gods, the epic offering was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, UK, and produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (Opeth, Megadeth, Exodus, Arch Enemy, Killswitch Engage). The cover art was, once again, completed by Tom Thiel, and depicts a mythical battle between the Norse Gods Loki & Thor. Fans will also recognize a special appearance on this album with Messiah Marcolin (Candlemass) providing guest vocals for eighth song, “Hel.”Deceiver of the Gods will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records June 25th, in Europe June 21st/24th and Japan on June 26th.

Comments 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!”

Opening title track and first single, “Deceiver of the Gods” is currently streaming at the band’s official Metal Blade page: where you’ll also find special pre-order info.

Deceiver of the Gods Track Listing:

01. Deceiver of the Gods

02. As Loke Falls

03. Father of the Wolf

04. Shape Shifter

05. Under Siege

06. Blood Eagle

07. We Shall Destroy

08. Hel

09. Coming of the Tide

10. Warriors of the North

A compelling synthesis of buzzsaw riff work, melodic harmonies and soul-severing rhythms punctuated by vocalist Johan Hegg’s callous Viking roar and gripping accounts of Norse battles and treachery, Deceiver of the Gods is the follow-up to the band’s critically lauded 2011 Surtur Rising full length. Finding placement on multiple charts worldwide the record is among the band’s fastest-selling albums to date. Surtur Rising sold approximately 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week landing the band at #34 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on the Billboard Top Hard Music Albums. Around the world Surtur Rising also charted in Germany at #8 on the Top 100 chart, #19 on Canada’s Top 200 Chart, #12 on Austria’s Top 40 Chart and Switzerland’s Top 100 at #20.

Following a run of European festival dates, AMON AMARTH will be opening the mainstage of this year’s edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest set to commence June 29 in San Bernardino. See tour dates below.

AMON AMARTH Summer 2013 European Festival Tour:

06/01/2013 Forta Rock Festival – Nijmegen, NL

06/06/2013 Sweden Rock Festival – Solvesborg, SE

06/07/2013 Rock Am Ring – Nurburgring, DE

06/08/2013 Sonisphere – Sonisphere, FR

06/09/2013 Rock Im Park – Nurenberg, DE

06/11/2013 MeetFactory – Prauge, CZ

06/12/2013 Eter Club – Wroclaw, PL

06/14/2013 Copenhell – Copenhagen, DK

06/15/2013 Noval Rock – Nickelsdorf, AT

06/16/2013 Download Festival – Donington, UK

06/21/2013 Nummirock – Nummijarvi, FI


Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest 2013
06/29/2013 San Manuel Amphitheater – San Bernardino, CA
06/30/2013 Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, CA

07/02/2013 Idaho Center Amphitheatre – Nampa, ID
07/03/2013 White River Amphitheatre – Auburn, WA
07/05/2013 Desert Sky Pavilion – Phoenix, AZ

07/06/2013 Isleta Amphitheatre – Albuquerque, NM

07/07/2013 Fiddler’s Green Ampitheatre – Englewood, CO
07/09/2013 The Intersection  – Grand Rapids, MI w/ Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross, Huntress
07/10/2013 Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON
07/12/2013 First Niagara Pavilion – Burgettstown, PA
07/13/2013 Toyota Pavilion – Scranton, PA
07/14/2013 Darien Lake Performing Arts Center – Darien Center, NY
07/16/2013 Comcast Center  – Mansfield, MA
07/17/2013 Bangor Waterfront – Bangor, ME
07/19/2013 Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ

07/20/2013 Saratoga Performing Arts Center – Saratoga Springs, NY
07/21/2013 The Comcast Theatre – Hartford, CT
07/23/2013 PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ
07/24/2013 Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
07/26/2013 Klipsch Music Center – Noblesville, IN
07/27/2013 First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre – Tinley Park, IL
07/28/2013 DTE Energy Music Theatre – Clarkston, MI
07/29/2013 Expo Five – Louisville, KY w/ Children of Bodom, Behemoth, Emmure, Motionless In White, Born of Osiris, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross, Huntress
07/30/2013 Lakewood Amphitheatre – Atlanta, GA
07/31/2013 Live Nation Amphitheatre – Tampa, FL
08/02/2013 Austin 360 Ampitheatre – Austin, TX
08/03/2013 Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – The Woodlands, TX
08/04/2013 Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX

08/05/2013 Cricket Wireless Ampitheater – Kansas City, MO w/ Rob Zombie, Machine Head & Children Of Bodom

08/07/2013 Pop’s – Sauget, IL w/ Children of Bodom, Battlecross, Huntress
08/08/2013 Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN w/ Children of Bodom, Battlecross, Huntress
08/09/2013 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH w/ Children of Bodom, Battlecross, Huntress

08/11/2013 Heavy MTL Festival – Montreal, QC


Johan Hegg-Vocals

Olavi Mikkonen-Guitars

Ted Lundström-Bass

Johan Söderberg-Guitars

Fredrik Andersson-Drums

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