AMON AMARTH “Deceiver Of The Gods” Album Lands At #19 Of U.S. Top 20Wednesday, 3rd July 2013
AMON AMARTH’s ninth studio album and latest effort Deceiver Of The Gods cracked the U.S. Top 20, landing at #19 on The Billboard 200 chart and selling roughly 17 000 copies in the United States within its first week of release. The record was unleashed upon the masses on June 25 through Metal Blade Records. Previously, the band landed at #34 with Surtur Rising and #48 with Twilight Of The Thunder God.
Recorded at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, United Kingdom, and produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap (OPETH, MEGADETH), the follow-up to the band’s critically acclaimed 2011 Surtur Rising full-length delivers ten fiery battle hymns made of buzzsaw riffs and epic harmonies all driven by vocalist Johan Hegg’s commanding Viking roar and absorbing accounts of Norse crusades and treachery.
Deceiver Of The Gods comes adorned with another outstanding Tom Thiel-created cover portraying a mythical battle between the Norse GodsLoki and Thor. As an added bonus, Messiah Marcolin (CANDLEMASS) makes an appearance as guest vocalist on eighth track, “Hel”.
AMON AMARTH will open the main stage of this year’s edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, which kicked off on last week in San Bernardino.