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Fear, Emptiness, Decibel: Amon Amarth’s Johan Hegg Makes Record-Breaking Fourth Cover Appearance



Before there were blogs there were these things called magazines, and the only metal magazine we still get excited about reading every month is Decibel. Here’s editor-in-chief Albert Mudrian…

Decibel has put Amon Amarth—specifically vocalist Johan Hegg—on the cover four times now. Seriously, it’s true! Mastodon and Converge have more dB cover appearances as a full band (big fucking surprise, I know), but no artist has ever appeared more on his own than Big Johan. Maybe that’s why we keep giving him all of those Ren Faire weapons to menacingly wield—a Viking warrior needs something to do with his hands. (other than count his money after new LP Jomsviking almost surely debuts in the Billboard Top 20 next week).

You can get the lowdown on the Swedes’ 10th studio LP (a concept record about—wait for it—Viking stuff) in Decibel’s May issue, available here now. If you move fast, you can score a copy that includes the new Horrendous flexi disc “Sentenced.” Don’t wait—those collectible beauties will be gone long before Fimbulwinter arrives.

The May 2016 issue of Decibel can be purchased here, and also features Twisted Sister, Cobalt, and Rotting Sound. But if you just get a full subscription, you’ll never miss another Johan cover again!

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