Amon Amarth have released a new song, On A Sea of Blood which can be streamed below (blocked for the folks in the UK sorry). The song is taken from their new album Jomsviking which is due for a release on March 25th via Metal Blade Records and Sony Music. The band have also released a new music video for the album called First Kill.
Johan Hegg explains: “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. 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.”
“‘Deceiver Of The Gods’ was very successful for us and we had a good run with that and did some really great tours. Even before we changed drummers for this record we had the idea to make a concept album. It was something we’d never done before and it gave us a challenge. I started writing the story, went into it wholeheartedly and once you start going down that path there’s really no turning back.”
you can pre-order the album at the band’s website HERE.
Amon Amarth – Jomsvikings Track List:
- First Kill
- On A Sea Of Blood
- One Against All
- Raise Your Horns
- The Way Of Vikings
- At Dawn’s First Light
- One Thousand Burning Arrows
- Vengeance Is My Name (bonus track – for digibook, digital, LP, and viking ship editions)
- A Dream That Cannot Be (feat. Doro Pesch)
- Back On Northern Shores