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21st May 2013

amon amarth

Amon Amarth have revealed a trailer for their forthcoming mini documentary which can be viewed at the bottom of this page.

Fittingly titled 'Forging Mjölnir', the short film will appear as a three-part series with each official segment slated to premiere via the band's microsite at

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The 'Forging Mjölnir' documentary comes in anticipation of Amon Amarth's ninth studio offering, 'Deceiver Of The Gods'.

Recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, UK, 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 Gods Loki and Thor. As an added bonus, Messiah Marcolin (Candlemass) makes an appearance as guest vocalist on eighth track, 'Hel'.

View the black and white 'Forging Mjölnir' trailer where the band discuss their earliest musical influences, as well as a stream of opening title track and first single, 'Deceiver Of The Gods'.

'Deceiver Of The Gods' will be released in the UK via Metal Blade Records June 24th.

Following a run of European festival dates next month, 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.

Catch Amon Amarth live at Download 2013 on June 16th.


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