AMON AMARTH REMIND ME WHY I LOVE METAL
Amon Amarth have a new album presumably coming later this year (they’re currently in the studio) via Metal Blade Records. But in the meantime, Metal Blade and Amon Amarth have launched a website that coincides with a comic book the band will be rolling out over the next several weeks. The story is about “Ragnarök, Norse mythology and the end of the world.”
Just take a look at the website. In no other genre of music would something so outrageous, and yes, slightly ridiculous, be acceptable in any way, shape or form. But us metalheads — at least those of us smart enough to check our serious tough-guy faces at the door — revel in this kind of kitsch. Brilliance indeed. Amon Amarth has really got the market cornered as far as this kind of stuff goes.
And of course we can’t wait for the new Amon Amarth record! After all, it was an Amon Amarth show that sparked Axl and I to start this website. That and a little of your finest greenery.