AMON AMARTH Release Legend Of The Berserker: Chapter 3; Video
May 23, 2019, a month ago
Amon Amarth have released Chapter 3 of their Legend Of The Berserker video series. Watch all three segments below:
Amon Amarth have released their 11th full-length album, Berserker, via Metal Blade Records (North America) / Sony Music (International). Order here, and watch track-by-track videos for each album track, below.
Comprising 12 monstrous heavy metal anthems that burst with melodic hooks, thrilling savagery, and spine-tingling drama, Berserker is the result of a huge surge of creativity and a collective desire to keep moving forward without compromise. From the explosive riffing of opener "Fafner's Gold" and the brutish simplicity of the rampaging "Crack The Sky" to the epic fury of "Raven's Flight" and the gritty storytelling of "Ironside" and "Skoll And Hati", Berserker is an album full of trademark Amon Amarth bluster and bite but with every aspect of the band's sound refined, sonically enhanced, and more potent - both in terms of metal oomph and emotional power. Capturing the spirit behind these new songs is the album's semi-title track, "The Berserker At Stamford Bridge": a visceral, vivid historical tale, recounting the Vikings last stand against the English army in 1066 and the mind-bending heroics of one axe-wielding warrior.
Showcasing an undeniable upgrade for every aspect of Amon Amarth's iconic sound, Berserker was recorded in Los Angeles with renowned studio guru Jay Ruston (Anthrax/Stone Sour) manning the controls. After recording several rounds of professional demos for the new songs (initially with fellow Swedish metal icon Peter Tägtgren and then later with Ruston himself) the band crossed the Atlantic to make final the recordings in LA, eager to take a fresh approach to the album-making process.
"For me, this is Amon Amarth 2.0," vocalist Johan Hegg declares. "I think what we've done here is give ourselves the space to explore other parts of our musicality and who we are as a band. If you're content with where you're at, what's the point of continuing? We always want to come up with new ideas and find new ways of doing things and to create bigger and better shows and really try to improve every aspect of what the band is. We want to try to keep growing and to do this for as long as we have the possibility to do so, because this is the best fucking job in the world."
"Crack The Sky"
"Mjölner, Hammer Of Thor"
"The Berserker At Stamford Bridge"
"When Once Again We Can Set Our Sails"
"Skoll And Hati"
"Wings Of Eagles"
"Into The Dark"
"Crack The Sky":
"Mjolner, Hammer Of Thor":
"The Berserker At Stamford Bridge":
"When Once Again We Can Set Our Sails":
"Skoll And Hati":
"When Once Again":
"Wings Of Eagles":
"Into The Dark":
"Crack The Sky" video:
"Raven's Flight" video:
"Berserkers! We're raiding North America this September & October with our friends Arch Enemy, At The Gates and Grand Magus," states a message from Amon Amarth. "Come fight and feast with us and earn your seat in the great golden hall."
26 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SODO
27 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater
28 - Vancouver, BC - PNE Forum
30 - Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Convention Centre
1 - Calgary, AB - Grey Eagle
3 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
4 - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
6 - Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theater
7 - Chicago, IL - The Riviera Theater
9 - Toronto, ON - Rebel
10 - Montreal, QC - M Telus
12 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
13 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
15 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
16 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
18 - New Orleans, LA - The Fillmore
19 - Houston, TX - House Of Blues
20 - San Antonio, TX - The Aztec Theatre
22 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren
23 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
25 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
26 - Los Angeles, CA - The Palladium