Amon Amarth could well be the most consistent band in metal today, with a career spanning nearly 20 years and a catalogue of quality death metal since delivered. Before their upcoming tenth release, 'Jomsviking', is released, vocalist Johan Hegg took the time to discuss the new record and the story behind the material.
It's a testament to a band's ability when even after 20 years and eight studio albums, they are still converting new fans with every new release. Amon Amarth's last two albums have been some of the most important metal releases in the last decade, powerful, melodic and insanely aggressive, continually exploring the theme of Norse mythology and Vikings in lyrics and imagery. Now, with just-released Surtur Rising, they have bettered themselves again and have received unanimous praise from fans and critics alike. Vocalist and long-time member Johan Hegg sat down with us to tell us all about it.
Unrelenting metal from Viking Swedes