War of the Gods – Amon Amarth (Melodic Death)

On November 30, 2010, Amon Amarth confirmed their next album entitled Surtur Rising will be released in Spring 2011. The drums have been recorded at Park Studios, while bass and guitars have been recorded at Fascination Street Studios. According to the band’s website, a release date has been set for March 29 in the U.S. They will also be embarking on a 4 month world tour with Children Of Bodom and Ensiferum, among others in March – June 2011.

On January 27, 2011, Metal Blade Records released the first single off of the new album entitled “War of the Gods” on YouTube. On March 29, 2011, Surtur Rising was released in North America.

Amon Amarth also appeared in the movie Rap Sucks which was released in 2011.

They have been confirmed to perform at Wacken Open Air 2012, Hellfest 2013, Download Festival 2013 and Mayhem Festival 2013.

The band has also finished writing their ninth studio album, the as yet untitled follow-up to 2011’s Surtur Rising and have entered the studio to record it, aiming for a June release. On April 12th the band, via Reddit.com/r/Metal have released the album artwork and name of the album, Deceiver of the Gods.

Lycris

War.
The very first war of our world.
When the treacherous witch was killed.
3 times burned, the 3 times born.
By searing flames was Gullveig torn.
Death.
Odin hurled his spear up with great force.
Deep into the great vana-fyrd.
Battle horns gave off their sound.
And Asgard walls razed to the ground.
The Vanir felt deceived.
Hænir was a fool.
Without Mímir at his side, Hænir could not rule.
In a field of violent rage.
Mímir’s blood was shed.
And to Odin’s court they sent, Mímir’s severed head.
Truce.
So a brittle and frail peace was forged.
And to ensure that the peace remained.
Njordr and Freyr to Asgard came.
And Hænir and Mim to Vanaheim.
Death.
See the furious gods wanting blood.
And Odin knew that the way to war.
Would not bring them any gain.
Just leave a black and bitter stain.
Odin tog huvudet och smorde det med örter.
Som hindrar det från att ruttna.
Han kvad sina trollsånger över det.
Så att Mimer åter kunde tala till honom.
The Vanir felt deceived.
Hænir was a fool.
Without Mímir at his side, Hænir could not rule.
In a field of violent rage.
Mímir’s blood was shed.
And to Odin’s court they sent, Mímir’s severed head.
The Vanir felt deceived.
Hænir was a fool.
Without Mímir at his side, Hænir could not rule.
In a field of violent rage.
Mímir’s blood was shed.
And to Odin’s court they sent, Mímir’s severed head.

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