Amon Amarth to Unleash 'Deceiver of the Gods,' Share New Track

Amon Amarth to Unleash 'Deceiver of the Gods,' Share New Track
Two years off from Amon Amarth's 2011 album Surtur Rising, the long-running Swedish melodic death metal outfit have announced their next set, Deceiver of the Gods. The Norse lore-inspired band's ninth full-length arrives in North America June 25 through Metal Blade and a day earlier overseas.

A press release notes that the 10-song set was recorded at Derbyshire, UK's Backstage Studios with Andy Sneap (Opeth, Megadeth). The record is said to feature "buzzsaw riff work, melodic harmonies and soul-severing rhythms," with vocalist Johan Hegg noting that it's the "strongest album" Amon Amarth have produced thus far.

"I'm confident that all our fans will enjoy this punch-in-the-face-of-a-record!" he said in a statement.

You can stream the title track in the video down below.

Amon Amarth also have some North American dates starting up in late June. These include a Toronto stop at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest with Rob Zombie, Mastodon, Children of Bodom and more, as well as an appearance at Heavy MTL in August. You can see the details on the North American trip down below.

Deceiver of the Gods:

1. Deceiver of the Gods
2. As Loke Falls
3. Father of the Wolf
4. Shape Shifter
5. Under Siege
6. Blood Eagle
7. We Shall Destroy
8. Hel
9. Coming of the Tide
10. Warriors of the North

Tour dates:


6/29 San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheater @
6/30 Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre @
7/2 Nampa, ID - Idaho Center Amphitheatre @
7/3 Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre @
7/5 Phoenix, AZ - Desert Sky Pavilion @
7/6 Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheatre @
7/7 Englewood, CO - Fiddler's Green Ampitheatre @
7/9 Grand Rapids, MI  - The Intersection *
7/10 Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre @
7/12 Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion @
7/13 Scranton, PA - Toyota Pavilion @
7/14 Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center @
7/16 Mansfield, MA - Comcast Center @
7/17 Bangor, ME - Bangor Waterfront @
7/19 Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center @
7/20 Saratoga Springs, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center @
7/21 Hartford, CT - The Comcast Theatre @
7/23 Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center @
7/24 Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live @
7/26 Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center @
7/27 Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre @
7/28 Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre @
7/29 Expo Five  Louisville, KY ^
7/30 Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre @
7/31 Tampa, FL - Live Nation Amphitheatre @
8/2 Austin, TX - Austin 360 Amphitheatre @
8/3 The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion @
8/4 Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion @
8/5 Kansas City, MO - Cricket Wireless Ampitheater #
8/7 Sauget, IL - Pop's %
8/8 Nashville, TN - Marathon Music Works %
8/9 Cleveland, OH - Peabody's %
8/11 Montreal, QC - Heavy MTL Festival

@ Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest
* with Children of Bodom, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross, Huntress
^ with Children of Bodom, Behemoth, Emmure, Motionless In White, Born of Osiris, Job for a Cowboy, Battlecross, Huntress
# with Rob Zombie, Machine Head & Children Of Bodom
% with Children of Bodom, Battlecross, Huntress