Earlier this yr, Amon Amarth launched The Nice Heathen Military album. Now they’re taking issues a step additional, partnering with Z2 Comics to announce a namesake graphic novel and a board recreation collaboration tying in with the album’s epic nine-song journey.
Serving to to make sure their imaginative and prescient, Amon Amarth pulled in author Dan Watters (King Diamond’s Abigail, Lucifer), artist Ario Murti and canopy artists Montos (Demise for Rent: The Origin of Tehk Metropolis) and Tom Thiel. Collectively, they will take you deep into the guts of the Viking Age, as oars propel longships to shores awaiting a brutal collision of metal and bone as Viking warriors from Scandinavia invade England, wreaking chaos within the course of.
“Heathens from shore to shore! We’re thrilled to announce that we have partnered with Z2 to carry you The Nice Heathen Military as a full-length graphic novel,” Amon Amarth explains. “It is a brutal story of struggle, bloodshed, and glory through the time when the viking raids introduced terror to the shores of England. We have additionally produced an accompanying reproduction of The Nice Heathen Military board recreation that you simply see in our music video of the album title monitor. We hope you get pleasure from it. Skål!”
The guide can even embrace a foreword from skilled WWE Wrestling Corridor of Famer and viking devotee, Adam “Edge” Copeland.
“Increase your mead horns to Valhalla! Saxons beware as a result of the mighty Amon Amarth are releasing a graphic novel!” Copeland exclaims. “Vikings. Steel. Comics. As Stan Lee (and perhaps Odin?) would say…’nuff stated!”
“Attending to work with Amon Amarth on The Nice Heathen Military means diving into fantasy, historical past, and heavy metallic, which seems like an ideal date evening to me,” Watters explains on the writing course of. “Our goal with this guide is to make the reader really feel like they’re actually there, dealing with the fear of the invaders in that outdated world the place monsters and gods lurk beneath each stone and in each bloodthirsty eye. And likewise to indicate some Vikings performing some horrible issues with some very large axes.”
“Amon Amarth are well-known for his or her historic epics and mythology, woven all through the band’s historical past,” editor Rantz Hoseley continues. “A graphic novel impressed by their music feels lengthy overdue. The songs of The Nice Heathen Military conjure a saga within the listener’s thoughts, historic and timeless and highly effective, and it’s our honor to broaden upon that bloody expertise.”
Amon Amarth, The Nice Heathen Military Graphic Novel Cowl
The Nice Heathen Military comedian from Z2 and Amon Amarth shall be accessible in normal hardcover and deluxe hardcover editions, with a fall 2023 arrival anticipated. The deluxe hardcover comes signed with three artwork prints illustrated by Tom Theil, a Silver Pennigar Viking collector’s coin and a restricted version board recreation with an outsized battle map. Take a look at the coin and recreation beneath.
Followers may also get their fingers on the board recreation individually. The deck-building struggle recreation finds gamers assuming the ole of the Vikings on both the attacker’s facet or that of the Anglo-Saxon defenders, with either side strategizing their aim to defeat the alternative facet within the battle.
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