AMON AMARTH's seventh full-length album, "Twilight of the Thunder God", has entered the Swedish chart at position No. 11.
The band's previous CD, "With Oden on our Side", debuted at No. 21 back in 2006.
Commented the band: "We would like to take the opportunity to thank our fellow countrymen and loyal fans for the great support and for putting us this high up on the chart!"
"Twilight of the Thunder God" will be released on September 30 in North America. The CD was recorded at Fascination Street Studio in Örebro, Sweden and features "10 tracks of AMON AMARTH's menacing battle metal replete with swarming riffs and searing percussion that provides a monolithic backdrop for vocalist Johan Hegg's wracked howls and lyrics rife with Nordic mythology," according to a press release. Known for seamlessly combining the key attributes of death, black and power metal to create "fantasy-fueled sonic mayhem," AMON AMARTH (Elven-speak for "mountain of doom" in Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings") has eclipsed its previous efforts with "Twilight of the Thunder God", creating an album that places the band amongst metal's elite.
"Twilight of the Thunder God" features several high-profile guest appearances including ENTOMBED singer L.G. Petrov (on "Guardians of Asgaard"), CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist Roope Latvala (who shreds a fierce solo on the track "Twilight of the Thunder God") and Finnish cello metal band APOCALYPTICA (a guest appearance on "Live For The Kill").
The video for the title track off AMON AMARTH's new album, "Twilight of the Thunder God", can be viewed below. The clip was filmed on the old Viking site, Jomsborg, home of the Jomsvikings in Wolin, Poland, with the Polish team Group 13 and director Dariusz Szermanowicz. The song features a guest appearance by CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist Roope Latvala.