AMULET launches first track from new album, ‘The First’; limited LP now available for pre-order

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Monday, September 1, 2014

London’s Amulet will release their debut full length The First on October 21st in North America. While the release will be physical in Europe, in North America it will be digital only. This group has been around since 2010 and made an impression with a demo tape back in 2011. Listening to the first preview from The First (which you can stream below), it’s easy to see why. Amulet has everything I like about this old-school type of heavy metal, and the production values make it feel like this one would’ve fit right in had it come out in the 80’s.

London’s AMULET will release their full-length debut, The First, on September 22nd in Europe and October 21st in North America (digital only) via Century Media Records. For a preview of The First, the album’s first single, “Mark Of Evil” can be heard below:

https://soundcloud.com/centurymedia/amulet-mark-of-evil-album-track

With the brawling street spirit of early 80’s metal, AMULET capture the sound of classic metal, but more importantly, they bring the feeling of fist-to-the-chops-and-don’t-spill-my-pint grit firmly into the 21st century. Formed in 2010, the group is comprised of friends who met at various shows over the years and realized that they all wanted to make the same powerful and honest music. Their demo tape/7″, Cut The Crap (2011), sold out quickly, and soon after that, AMULET began supporting bands like PAGAN ALTAR, MANILLA ROAD and THE SWORD and playing festivals like Bloodstock (UK), Hell’s Pleasure (Germany) and Muskelrock (Sweden). On their upcoming effort, The First, fans can expect more of the classic British steel that’s found on their highly sought after demo: catchy vocals, heavy riffs, soaring leads and bone-shaking bass, driven to the limit with pounding drums.

The First is now available for pre-order at CM Distro on a transparent blue LP (USA exclusive; limited to 100 copies): http://www.cmdistro.com/Item/Amulet_-_The_First_-Ltd._Edit._Blue_Vinyl–PRE-ORDER-/47879

 

The First LP/digital track-listing:
Side 1
1. Evil Cathedral
2. Glint Of The Knife
3. The Gauntlet
4. Bloody Night
5. Heathen Castle
6. The Flight
Side 2
1. Talisman
2. The Sacrifice
3. Mark Of Evil
4. Wicked ‘n Cruel
5. Black Candle
6. Trip Forever
7. Nightmare
*The CD version of The First includes a cover version of COVEN’s “Wicked Woman” as a bonus track.

 

AMULET line-up:
Jamie Elton – vocals
Heathen Steven – guitar
Nippy Blackford – guitar
Will Dozer – bass
Dave Sherwood on Drums – drums

 

AMULET online:
www.facebook.com/amuletmetal

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