Amon Amarth ”Surtur Rising” and ”Twilight of the Thunder God” LP re-issues now available for pre-order via Metal Blade Records!

LP re-issues are going to be released on December 8th!

Amon Amarth has a long history with Metal Blade Records, that goes back to 1998 when they released their debut album, ”Once Sent From The Golden Hall”. That album, along with 1999’s ”The Avenger”, were the first two Amon Amarth records that received the Metal Blade “Originals”-treatment, followed by ”The Crusher”, ”Versus The World”, ”Fate Of Norns” and ”With Oden On Our Side”. Now it’s time for ”Surtur Rising” and ”Twilight of the Thunder God” to receive the same treatment!

Both ”Surtur Rising” and ”Twilight of the Thunder God’‘ will be released with 400g heavy cardboard spine sleeves (inside out print), 60x60cm two-sided artwork posters and 250g inserts.

See below for an overview of all versions. Pre-order your copies now via EMP or at our eBay store!

”Surtur Rising” “Originals-Series” LP re-issue:
–180g Black Vinyl
–Clear Signal Orange Vinyl (EU exclusive – ltd. 500)
–Brown-Marbled Vinyl (EMP exclusive – ltd. 300)
–Flame-Splatter Vinyl (eBay exclusive – ltd. 200)
–Clear Vinyl (US exclusive – ltd. 200)
–Orange Vinyl (US exclusive – ltd. 200)
–Clear-Flesh Vinyl (US exclusive – ltd. 100)

”Twilight of the Thunder God” “Originals-Series” LP re-issue:
–180g Black Vinyl
–Clear Seablue-Marbled Vinyl (EU exclusive – ltd. 500)
–Olive Green-Marbled Vinyl (EMP exclusive – ltd. 300)
–Flame-Splatter Vinyl (eBay exclusive – ltd. 200)
–Clear Vinyl (US exclusive – ltd. 200)
–Orange Vinyl (US exclusive – ltd. 200)
–Grey-Brown Vinyl (US exclusive – ltd. 100)

For fans planning to collect all of the releases, a limited, specially designed slipcase-box is available (exclusively at EMP) that fits the complete Amon Amarth back catalog! Get it while supplies last.








Testament is going to Re-Issue classic albums with stunning new artwork!

Bay Area thrash giants Testament have announced to re-release 5 of their classic albums on November 17, 2017 via Nuclear Blast Records.

The re-issues will contain:
“Live At The Fillmore” (1995)
“Demonic” (1997)
“The Gathering” (1999) (remastered by Andy Sneap)
“First Strike Still Deadly” (2001)
“Live At Eindhoven ’87” (2009)

Statement of guitarist Eric Peterson about this re-release:

“I’m super stoked that Nuclear Blast, “the best metal label on earth”, is re-releasing the re-birth of Testament era featuring »Demonic« & »The Gathering« these two albums brought us back to life with ultra heavy and unrelenting fury and melody. Also ’87’s live classic in full »Live In Eindhoven« and re-recordings of our classics »First Strike Still Deadly«. These classic records feature revamped art to boot that are unapologetic to their themes as they were.”

Statement of Vocalist Chuck Billy about re-release:

“I am more than excited to have Nuclear Blast re release part of our catalogue that has been in need of a good home. Nuclear Blast has taken these albums in and will help Testament bring something killer to our fans.”

The re-issues of all 5 albums will feature stunning new artwork by Marcelo Vasco (Slayer, Kreator, Hatebreed) and be released both as digipak CD and on black vinyl, »Demonic«, »The Gathering« and »First Strike Still Deadly« also being released on silver vinyl (Nuclear Blast Mailorder Exclusive!)

An associated merchandise collection will be launched soon!

Pre-order your copies here

Testament tour dates:
+ Annihilator
+ Death Angel
11.11. D Weissenhäusser Strand / Ostsee – Metal Hammer Paradise*
12.11. B Antwerp – Trix
14.11. D Berlin – Astra
15.11. PL Warsaw – Progresja
16.11. PL Gdansk – B90
18.11. H Budapest – Barba Negra
19.11. CZ Brno – Sono Centrum
20.11. A Vienna – Arena
22.11. D Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
23.11. D Munich – Backstage
24.11. D Saarbrücken – Garage
25.11. D Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn
26.11. SLO Ljubljana – Kino Siska
27.11. D Nuremberg – Löwensaal
28.11. CH Pratteln – Z7
30.11. I Bologna – Estragon
01.12. I Milan – Live Club
02.12. CH Fribourg – Fri-Son
03.12. F Toulouse – Bikini
04.12. E Madrid – La Riviera
06.12. F Lyon – Transbordeur
07.12. F Nantes – Stereolux
08.12. F Paris – Bataclan
09.12. D Oberhausen – Ruhrpott Metal Meeting
10.12. NL Haarlem – Patronaat *SOLD OUT*

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