As Amulet‘s acclaimed new album ‘The Inevitable War‘ (8/10 Metal Hammer UK) is released on vinyl via Dissonance/Back on Black, the band premiere a full new music video for their epic English Civil War era track ‘Roundhead‘ album closer.
Watch “Roundhead” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS5u1oSeHzs&feature=youtu.be
Marek ‘Heathen’ Steven from the band comments; “Roundhead is the key track on the album and it has a great historical theme so we wanted a suitably epic video. Looking into it, the long-established and brilliant “The Sealed Knot” English Civil War re-enactment company had a – perfectly timed – huge public event in April at historic Basing House in Hampshire.”
“The house is a palace that was razed by Cromwell’s parliamentarian forces during one of the largest sieges of the civil war. The ruins are still there and the original ‘Great Barn’ is completely intact. The Sealed Knot and Hampshire Cultural Trust allowed us full access to the House, the Great Barn plus their event generally and troops. We had very great time making it in such a beautiful and historic location and we enjoyed hanging out with the Knot troops too with many ales drunk that night. Roundhead!“
AMULET launch the vinyl in London with a party at Crypt Of The Wizard on Friday July 12, 2019 and an intimate gig at Helgi‘s in Hackney on the 14th.
Crypt of the Wizard – LP Launch Party Free Drinks – Friday 12th July
14th July, LP Launch gig, Helgi’s Bar, London
31st August, Fussballplatz, 7 Satteins, Austria
3rd October, MS Connexion Complex, Mannheim, Germany
4th October, Rockcafe Backstage, Nijmegen, Holland
5th October, Ragnarok Club, Bree, Belgium
AMULET recently premiered the first track from their upcoming new album. “Burning Hammer” is a homage to Japanese wrestling legend Mitsuharu Misawa who died after a tragic in ring move in 2009. Watch it here:
The London metallers return with a new line-up and a monstrous sophomore album ‘The Inevitable War’. Founding guitarists Marek ‘Heathen’ Steven and Nippy Blackford put together a killer new line-up who then spent several years crafting a genuine ‘statement of intent’ return. The 9 track continues the bands song-and-riff-orientated no-bullshit sound but is enhanced by more impressive song structures and performances. The album spans the direct speed metal hit of ‘Shockwave’ to the majestic and lengthy epic ‘Roundhead’ plus melodic pounder ‘Burning Hammer’ and it features some original lyrical themes.
Added to the line-up are the nimble bass and keys of Sam Mackertich (ex-Deceptor) the immense laser-precise drums of Neil Ganesha, and the incredible and varied pipes of Federico ‘Mace’ Mazza (Asgard). The consistently catchy and varied new album’s secret weapon is a big, timeless production from Nippy’s older brother Tom Blackford. Channelling classic era Martin Birch, he has helped the band capture and craft a fully realised epic sound which retains their raw edge. The album has been mastered by audio guru James Plotkin (Khanate). Previously often labelled NWOBHM, you can put Amulet’s new album in the same ballpark as Iron Maiden, Manowar, Judas Priest and 80’s Black Sabbath in terms of scale and power.
Forming in 2010, the band have earned a great reputation in the underground metal world with their shows and the regularly re-pressed ‘Cut the Crap’ EP and their Century Media released debut ‘The First’ in 2014. Amulet plan to take ‘The Inevitable War’ to the world during 2019 and 2020. Watch out!
Call of the Siren
La noche de las gaviotas
Gateway to Hell
I: Before the Battle
II: The Inevitable War
III: The Protectorate