Swedish Viking metallers AMON AMARTH recently issued the following year-end update:

“We want to thank everyone that has supported and helped us in 2012. 2013 will be another intense year for Amon Amarth, and looks like it will be slightly unpredictable and mischievous. We’ve just finished writing all the songs for the next full-length album, and we’re ready to enter the studio to start recording them in the new year.”

As good as their word, the band has hit the studio and started recording the new album. It is being produced by Andy Sneap, known for his work with ACCEPT, TESTAMENT and ARCH ENEMY. A tentative release date has been set for June via Metal Blade.