Amon Amarth Details Their "Jomsviking" Concept Album, Announces A North American Tour, And Releases The "First Kill" Video!

Amon Amarth has been teasing us for weeks, including an awesome clip featuring Josh Barnett, and now we know why! The Swedish metal giants have just revealed that their new album, “Jomsviking“, will be hitting stores on March 25th via Metal Blade Records, and that not’s all! This will be their first concept album EVER! Johan Hegg explains the story: “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.

Who’s ready to hear a HEAVY new song?! Lose your mind to the incredible “First Kill” video below!

But wait, there’s more! Amon Amarth has also revealed a HUGE North American headlining tour with Entombed A.D. and Exmortus! Check out the dates below!

North American Tour Dates:
Apr 07 – San Diego, CA
Apr 08 – Phoenix, AZ
Apr 09 – El Paso, TX
Apr 10 – Albuquerque, NM
Apr 12 – Dallas, TX
Apr 13 – San Antonio, TX
Apr 15 – Houston, TX
Apr 16 – New Orleans, LA
Apr 17 – Atlanta, GA
Apr 18 – Tampa, FL
Apr 20 – Charlotte, NC
Apr 21 – Silver Spring, MD
Apr 22 – New York, NY
Apr 23 – Boston, MA
Apr 25 – Rochester, NY
Apr 26 – Burlington, VT
Apr 28 – Quebec City, QC
Apr 29 – Montreal, QC
Apr 30 – Toronto, ON
May 01 – Cleveland, OH
May 02 – Detroit, MI
May 04 – St. Louis, MO
May 05 – Chicago, IL
May 06 – Lawrence, KS
May 07 – Denver, CO
May 09 – Omaha, NE
May 10 – Minneapolis, MN
May 12 – Winnipeg, MB
May 13 – Saskatoon, SK
May 14 – Calgary, AB
May 16 – Vancouver, BC
May 17 – Seattle, WA
May 18 – Portland, OR
May 20 – San Francisco, CA
May 21 – Los Angeles, CA

Pre-order “Jomsviking” and get your pre-sale tickets today!!

“Jomsviking” track-listing:
1- First Kill
2- Wanderer
3- On A Sea Of Blood
4- One Against All
5- Raise Your Horns
6- The Way Of Vikings
7- At Dawn‘s First Light
8- One Thousand Burning Arrows
9- Vengeance Is My Name
10- A Dream That Cannot Be (featuring Doro Pesch)
11- Back On Northern Shore

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