Amon Amarth Announce New Album “Berserker”; Release New Song “Raven’s Flight”

Jason Bullinger for Alternative Revolt

Swedish viking metal kings Amon Amarth has released a new song “Raven’s Flight”.  The band will release their new album “Berserker” on May 3 via Metal Blade Records. The disc was recorded at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, California with producer Jay Ruston.

“The previous album was a concept album, but we didn’t want to get into a situation where every album has to be a concept record, so this is different,” stated frontman Johan Hegg. “We wanted to step away from that and look at being a little bit more diverse, with the lyrics and everything else. I got ideas from lots of different things, from history stuff and mythological sources. Sometimes you just get something in your head and there doesn’t have to be a bigger meaning behind it — sometimes it’s just a great metal lyric that fits with a great metal song. And these are fucking great metal songs.

“For me, this is Amon Amarth 2.0,” Hegg continued. “I think what we’ve done here is give ourselves the space to explore other parts of our musicality and who we are as a band. If you’re content with where you’re at, what’s the point of continuing? We always want to come up with new ideas and find new ways of doing things and to create bigger and better shows and really try to improve every aspect of what the band is. We want to try to keep growing and to do this for as long as we have the possibility to do so, because this is the best fucking job in the world.”

“Berserker” track listing:

01. Fafner’s Gold
02. Crack The Sky
03. Mjolner, Hammer Of Thor
04. Shield Wall
05. Valkyria
06. Raven’s Flight
07. Ironside
08. The Berserker At Stamford Bridge
09. We Can Set Our Sails
10. When Once Again
11. Wings Of Eagles
12. Into The Dark