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A VIKING-INSPIRED CONCEPT ALBUM CALLED ‘JOMSVIKING’ – WE’D EXPECT NOTHING LESS FROM AMON AMARTH’S TENTH FULL-LENGTH. FRONTMAN JOHAN HEGG AND GUITARIST JOHAN SÖDERBERG TELL TERRORIZER THE WHOLE STORY

Amon Amarth are a great example of how to do a lot of things right. Things that often elude other, lesser bands. Consistency, for instance. How do you do ten full length albums, over the course of roughly two decades, all of them (let’s face it) more or less within the same style, without ever falling into tedious repetition, or even self-parody? More than that, how do you do that without one single bad album among them, and hitting the top of your popularity and success, including signing for a major label, on the tenth one? And all the while focusing on a massively overused theme like Vikings and Norse mythology, without ever coming across as corny, or even forced. Damn it, these people should hold seminars. Frontman Johan Hegg at least already has the experience of talking in front of people, as he got his first acting gig on the movie ‘Northmen – A Viking Saga’ a couple of years ago… All these achievements, and it turns out the new album ‘Jomsviking’ still has a bunch of things about it that are firsts for the band. For starters, the fact that it is the first full-blown concept album the band has ever done.

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There are certain times in history that will always remain special in your heart throughout your life. People often talk about the first time they have seen a certain band and I am no exception. It’s been a blessing to have had the opportunity to see so many bands in my life and, if pushed, I could recount many. After a number of false starts to actually see Neurosis in a live setting, I remember finally getting the chance to see them for the first time at Dudley JB’s with Today Is The Day (featuring Bill Kelliher and Brann Dailor, who would later form Mastodon) and Voivod (with Eric Forrest). The hall was cavernous, certainly not overly busy in terms of punters, and yet the sonics that blasted through the speakers that night could not have sounded any more apocalyptic. Truly jawdropping and, frankly, life-changing. I know I am not the only one who has experienced similar and for that reason, it is a pleasure to celebrate Neurosis’ 30th anniversary with a cover feature that covers the band’s continuing career. José Carlos Santos has excelled himself as always in producing a fantastic article with Scott Kelly and Steve Von Till and I truly hope you love reading it. Elsewhere it’s always a pleasure to chat to Karl Willetts from Bolt Thrower and now of his new band Memoriam – please flick to the news pages to read about the new band now! And of course, plenty of other cool-as-fuck bands to read about and enjoy. See you next month! Adios DARREN SADLER
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