Hailing from Sweden (aka Valhalla), Viking Metal pioneers Amon Amarth are officially back in the studio recording their ninth full-length album. The record is slated for a possible release in June through Metal Blade Records. They’re currently working with a new producer, Andy Sneap (who has worked with Megadeth, Machine Head, and Exodus). Considering Jens Bogren produced the last three records, Olavi Mikkonen made the following comment on their switch in the studio.

“We were looking for a change, and Andy has been in our thoughts for some years now. After meeting with him, we felt a good connection. We think this is going to be a ripper.”

If that last line is any indication, this album should slaughter and pillage like no other. While you’re waiting for the upcoming greatness, blast some Amon Amarth classics below!

In other news, Amon Amarth have just released their own brand of wine \m/ “You can now get your own Amon Amarth Shiraz red wine! A must at any classy dinner party or as a gift to the wino friend! Drink irresponsibly!” Order a bottle or three right here!

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