Death in Fire

Album: Versus the World (2003)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about a beautiful death in battle. It takes place during Ragnarök, which is an apocalyptic battle of Norse mythology. "We wrote about everything in the end of the world: fire, burning, and everything crashing and dying," Amon Amarth lead singer Johan Hegg said in his Songfacts interview.
  • The title, which sparked this fire, came courtesy of Dan Lilker, a metal mainstay who has done time in Brutal Truth, Nuclear Assault, Anthrax, and SOD. When Johan Hegg met him at the Milwaukee Metal Fest, Hegg was wearing a jersey that said "DIF" - the abbreviation for his favorite Swedish soccer team, Djurgårdens IF. Lilker said, "What does that stand for? Death in Fire?"

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