AMON AMARTH Share ‘Find A Way Or Make One’ Music Video

AMON AMARTH Share ‘Find A Way Or Make One’ Music Video

Swedish melodic death metallers AMON AMARTH have just released their twelfth studio album, “The Great Pagan Army”above Metal Blade Records. The LP was recorded with a renowned British producer Andy Snapewho has worked with the band since 2013 “Deceivers of the Gods” and 2016s “jomsviking” albums.

The official music video for track “Find a way or make one” can be seen below.

AMON AMARTH says: “Gentlemen! The time has come for the arrival of ‘The Great Heathen Army’! This record has many elements that make it up AMON AMARTH in 2022, from the dark and brutal death metal of “Oden belongs to you all” to sing along to ‘Heidrun’ to Biff Byford‘s amazing guest vocals “Saxons and Vikings” and much more. We’re ready to take this record around the world for a two-year raid and see you at the shows soon.”

Elaboration of the video for “Find a way or make one”says the band: “We made this video with a director Mikis Fontagnier in Frankfurt, Germany and with that we wanted to try something different. This video is our take on some of our favorite videos we grew up watching as kids TWISTED SISTER‘s ‘We’re not Gonna Take It’ and MOTORHEAD‘s ‘Killed by Death’. We had fun making this and it was definitely fun smashing up a stale old business office!”

In a unique partnership with Drops AR, AMON AMARTH has hidden five virtual trading cards in an augmented reality scavenger hunt. Each card represents a band member and includes an exclusive song preview from the new album.

The hunt takes place in WebAR, which means there is no app to download and anyone can participate. Embark on the scavenger hunt here, where fans also have a chance to win an exclusive package containing a AMON AMARTH Box set, a blood red marbled vinyl and a music cassette.

Speaking of “fantasm” Podcast about the writing and recording process for “The Great Pagan Army”, AMON AMARTH guitarist Olavi Mikkonen said: “We really didn’t intend to make an album. We kind of felt we had to do it. But whenever we started writing, it was quite normal [writing session] for us. And then we recorded in England – we recorded Andy Snape. Obviously there was still some pandemic issues, but it didn’t really have an impact… He has a studio on a farm, and we’ve all lived on the farm too. So we sort of isolated ourselves there. Because we didn’t really want the virus there. If someone gets it, we’ll have to delay the recording for a month or whatever. So we kind of stayed to ourselves. And that was kind of cool, because that’s really creative.”

Olavi kept saying that snap “did a monster job” on “The Great Pagan Army”. “He worked almost 24/7,” he said. “Because we all took different turns [recording]. i am a tomorrow [person]. I did the morning shift, so to speak, and then ted [Lundström, bass] or Johann Soderberg [guitar] did the day shift. And in the evening John Hegg [vocals] has sung. Yeah, it was really cool.”

drafting on AMON AMARTHworking relationship with snap, mikkonen said: “What really helps is that we really like him as a person, and he really likes us too. And he actually likes our band too. He’s not usually really into Death Metal stuff, but for some reason he really likes us. And that makes a big difference. If you really like something… Of course you can buy whatever producer you want with money, but if you really do it because you really believe in it, it makes a big difference. And that’s the amazing thing about it andy. But he’s also a great engineer and producer when it comes to sounds. He knows about amps, pedals or whatever – he’s just amazing at that. But he’s also a great musician himself. So that really helps.”

Last February AMON AMARTH released a standalone single, “Put your back in the helm”, an ode to the epic Viking strife. The track was recorded and mixed at in January 2021 Fascination street studios in Sweden at the producer Jens Bogren and was made available through the band’s own label victorious music.

That “Put your back in the helm” Video was filmed over three days in England in October 2021. The atmospheric, cinematic clip was produced by Gemini V and guided by Ryan Mack Fall at Crashburn Media.

AMON AMARTH will merge MACHINE HEAD for the “Vikings and Lionhearts” Co-headlining the European arena tour in September and October. A North American tour with CARCASS, OBITUARY and beef decapitation follow in November and December.

AMON AMARTHlast album, “berserk”was released in May 2019 via Metal Blade Records. The record was recorded at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, California with the producer Jay Rustonwho previously worked with ANTHRAX, STEEL PANTHER, URIA HEEP and STEINSAUER.

AMON AMARTH hired a session drummer, Tobias Gustavson (Vomit, CUT), during the recording sessions for 2016 “jomsviking”after the departure of the longtime drummer Fredrik Andersson. The band knocked OCTOBER TIDES drummer Jocke Wallgren how Andersson‘s permanent replacement six years ago.

AMON AMARTH stands tall and unassailable: 30 years into a career that has grown from humble beginnings in the dark, dank rehearsal spaces of their hometown of Tumba to their current status as explosive festival headliners and one of the metal world’s most revered bands.

founded in 1992, AMON AMARTH became modern metal greats the hard way. Ruthlessly devoted to creating new music and taking it to the streets, the Swedes steadily built an impressive reputation as a wild live band, and over the years have also been increasingly recognized for their recording performances. Since the turn of the millennium AMON AMARTH was unstoppable.

Groundbreaking releases like those of 2006 “With Oden on Our Side” and its now legendary successor, 2008 “Dawn of the Thunder God” continued to cement their popularity throughout the metal world, while the band’s stage show evolved with each successive tour, morphing into one of modern metal’s truly great spectacles. “berserk” entailed an epic history-making trek across North America with fellow Swedes nemesis, AT THE GATES and GREAT MAGUS and saw several sellouts.

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