Amon Amarth have recently wrapped up the recording sessions for their follow-up to 2016’s Jomsviking as they are aiming for a spring release via Metal Blade Records. Their overall eleventh studio effort (no title yet) was recorded at Sphere Studios in Los Angeles, CA and produced by Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour). Revolver were lucky to listen to eight songs taken from their upcoming effort as they recently spoke to frontman Johan Hegg to discuss in great detail about the new material. Hegg revealed their next album will be nothing like Jomsviking. He explained:
“With the last record, I wrote a complete fucking movie script and we turned it into an album. This time around, I didn’t have any of those ideas but we also didn’t want to do a concept thing, either. ‘Jomsviking’ turned out so well, so if you then start working on another concept album and try to top that, it would almost be impossible — unless you have a really great story lined up that you can do that with. But I didn’t, so it didn’t make sense. I was a bit lazy on this one — I waited for the music to be done so I could see where it would take me.”
With a new album underway, we can only hope it will be ready in time for these Swedish melodic death metallers to support Slayer’s third North American farewell run with Lamb of God and Cannibal Corpse.