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. After almost twenty years later, it's now time for a vinyl re-issue of this album, as well as 1999′s The Avenger, as part of the Metal Blade "Originals-series." Both albums will be released on 180g vinyl with 400g heavy cardboard spine sleeves (inside out print), 60 x 60cm two-sided artwork posters and 250g inserts.
Amon Amarth's sophomore release The Avenger is thirty-six minutes of intensity. Coming off their successful debut the band refined their songwriting acumen while maintaining the vicious onslaught. This is the first record to feature the band's solidified lineup that has remained up until 2016's Jomsviking. Their chemistry is instantly felt throughout the seven song slab. Peter Tatgren was once again brought in to produce and his signature guitar tones and production values were a huge asset to the band's early success.