||AMON AMARTH TO HEADLINE DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH UK TOUR
25th June 2013
Amon Amarth are confirmed as the headliners of Metal Hammer's fourth Defenders Of The Faith tour which will storm it's way across the UK this November.
Joining the tour as special guests will be reactivated death Metal innovators Carcass whose latest album 'Surgical Steel', their first in seventeen years, will be released in September via Nuclear Blast.
Support comes in the shape of hotly tipped Glaswegian deathcore outfit Bleed From Within and Hell; the cult mid-eighties Heavy Metal act whose follow up to 2011 album 'Human Remains' is due for release in October.
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Talking to Metal Hammer magazine earlier this month, Amon Amarth guitarist Olavi Mikkonen commented: "November has never felt this far away and we can't wait to storm your shores again with the Defenders Of The Faith tour. We're bringing an epic 'Deceiver Of The Gods' stage set and our good friends in Carcass will be with us to create mayhem across your lands. See you soon..."
METAL HAMMER PRESENTS
DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH IV
Tues 12 Birmingham, Academy
Weds 13 Manchester, Academy
Thurs 14 Glasgow, Barrowland
Fri 15 Bristol, Academy
Sun 17 London, The Forum
Yesterday (June 24th) saw the release of the ninth Amon Amarth studio album. Titled 'Deceiver Of the Gods', the epic offering was recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, UK, 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 and Thor.
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.
Selected tracks from 'Deceiver Of The Gods' are currently streaming at the band's official Metal Blade page here.