In the video below, Johan Söderberg and Olavi Mikkonen of Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH talk to Guitar World magazine about their gear set-up and show you how to play the intro to “War Of The Gods”, the opening track to their new album, “Sulfur Rising”.
This video is bonus content related to the July 2011 issue of Guitar World.
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“Surtur Rising”, the eighth studio album from AMON AMARTH, sold around 15,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 34 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD, “Twilight of the Thunder God”, opened with more than 11,000 copies back in 2008 to land at No. 48.
Named in tribute to Surtur, leader of the fire giants of Muspelheim (“flame land”) and the oldest being in the nine worlds of Norse mythology, “Surtur Rising”, which came out in North America on March 29 via Metal Blade Records, features 10 tracks of sword-wielding, fist-pumping, hyper climactic battle anthems. The album was once again recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with Jens Bogren and features strikingly brutal cover art by Tom Thiel.