Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH will release a new DVD and Blu-Ray, “The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm”, in November. The set will include a documentary as well as footage of the band’s 2017 performance at the Summer Breeze festival in Dinkelsbühl, Germany.
AMON AMARTH is working on material for its next album, tentatively due in early 2019. The follow-up to 2016’s “Jomsviking” will mark the band’s recording debut with drummer Jocke Wallgren, who joined AMON AMARTH more than two years ago.
“Jomsviking” debuted at No. 19 on The Billboard 200, having shifted 21,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 31, 2016. The disc was released via Metal Blade in North America and Sony Music internationally. The first concept record in AMON AMARTH‘s storied career was produced and mixed once again by Andy Sneap (JUDAS PRIEST, MEGADETH, TESTAMENT, ACCEPT).
AMON AMARTH enlisted a session drummer, Tobias Gustafsson (VOMITORY, CUT UP), during the recording sessions for “Jomsviking”, following the departure of longtime drummer Fredrik Andersson.
AMON AMARTH bassist Ted Lundström previously described Wallgren as “a super-solid drummer” who is “very professional” and “very on-the-spot all the time.” He added: “It is much easier to play if you have a drummer who is [tight]. It makes our lives easier.”