Amon Amarth Working On Next Record

Bassist says material likely won’t be ready for release until 2016

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So, the blizzard that was supposed to bury my ‘hood under three feet of snow only hit my area with less than two feet of the white shit.

I’ve spent much of the morning digging out my car and clearing the sidewalk around the building I live in; I’m the only one who lives here who isn’t gay or elderly, so such an odious chore usually always falls to me.

I’m back indoors, warming up, and trying to bring you folks some metal news.

How’s this for a breaking story? Amon Amarth are working on new music.

Metal Recusants conducted an interview with bassist Ted Lundström on January 22 at Colchester Arts Centre in the United Kingdom, and he insists the writing process has commenced.

“We just started very recently,” says Ted. “We have some ideas for songs and lyrics, but we haven’t really sat down to put it together yet. But after this tour, that will be our main focus, just to work on the album 24/7. So hopefully we can record it after the summer. That’s the plan. But we don’t have any finished songs yet.”

Given there are no complete tracks written yet, you can basically guarantee that the new Amon Amarth album won’t be out until 2016.

Adds Ted:

“I would hope that we can release it early next year. But it depends on so many factors: record label and release schedule and touring and studio time and all that. But hopefully early next year [we can get it out]. That would be our plan. The plan is to stay out of shows [in 2015]. We will see. If something really interesting shows up, we might do something. But our plan is to not do any festivals whatsoever this year.”

Amon Amarth will just hunker down and get the new material together for all of us to enjoy.

Take your time, boys. No sense rushing greatness.

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