Amon Amarth premiere new single “First Kill”; detail new record Jomsviking; announce North American tour with Entombed A.D. and Exmortus

Amon Amarth have debuted their new single entitled “First Kill”. The song is taken from the Swedish Viking metallers forthcoming studio album Jomsviking, which arrives March 25th on Metal Blade. Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament) helmed production, while Tobias Gustafsson (Vomitory) sat in behind the kit. Frontman Johan Hegg commented on the album, which he reveals is a concept piece:

“The Jomsvikings were a shadowy and legendary sect of Viking mercenaries, as shrouded in myth now as they were when they fought across Europe and the Middle East. Ruthless and deadly warriors who fought for the highest bidder, their code was simple: Show no fear. Never retreat. Defend your brothers, and when called upon, avenge their deaths. I felt we were finally ready to use their story as the jumping off point for an Amon Amarth album.

The Jomsvikings and their world is the background for the story of a young man that is in love with a girl but unfortunately she’s being married off. He accidentally kills a man when this happens and he has to flee – but he swears to have revenge and win her back. He can’t let go of the past. He feels that he’s been wronged and his life has been destroyed. The way the story evolves is not a happy story.”

Pre-order bundles for Jomsviking are now available and can be purchased at AmonAmarth.com.

Jomsviking track listing:

1. “First Kill”
2. “Wanderer”
3. “On A Sea Of Blood”
4. “One Against All”
5. “Raise Your Horns”
6. “The Way Of Vikings”
7. “At Dawn’s First Light”
8. “One Thousand Burning Arrows”
9. “Vengeance Is My Name” (bonus track)
10. “A Dream That Cannot Be”
11. “Back On Northern Shores”

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Additionally, the band have announced a North American tour in support of the effort with Entombed A.D. and Exmortus. Dates can be found below:

4/07 – San Diego, CA | House of Blues
4/08 – Phoenix, AZ | The Pressroom
4/09 – El Paso, TX | Tricky Falls
4/10 – Albuquerque, NM | Sunshine Theater
4/12 – Dallas, TX | House of Blues
4/13 – San Antonio, TX | The Aztec Theater
4/15 – Houston, TX | House of Blues
4/16 – New Orleans, LA | House of Blues
4/17 – Atlanta, GA | Tabernacle
4/18 – Tampa, FL | The Ritz
4/20 – Charlotte, NC | The Fillmore
4/21 – Silver Spring, MD | The Fillmore
4/22 – New York, NY | Best Buy Theatre
4/23 – Boston, MA | House of Blues
4/25 – Rochester, NY | Water Street Music Hall
4/26 – Burlington, VT | Higher Ground
4/28 – Quebec City, QC | Imperial
4/29 – Montreal, QC | Metropolis
4/30 – Toronto, ON | The Danforth
5/01 – Cleveland, OH | House of Blues
5/02 – Detroit, MI | St. Andrews
5/04 – St. Louis, MO | The Pageant
5/05 – Chicago, IL | The Riviera Theatre
5/06 – Lawrence, KS | The Granada Theater
5/07 – Denver, CO | The Ogden Theater
5/09 – Omaha, NE | Sokol Auditorium
5/10 – Minneapolis, MN | Varsity Theater
5/12 – Winnipeg, MB | The Garrick
5/13 – Saskatoon, SK | O’Brian’s Event Centre
5/14 – Calgary, AB | MacEwan Ballroom
5/16 – Vancouver, BC | The Commodore
5/17 – Seattle, WA | Showbox Market
5/18 – Portland, OR | Roseland Theater
5/20 – San Francisco, CA | The Warfield
5/21 – Los Angeles, CA | The Wiltern Theater

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