Viking metal overlords Amon Amarth have released a brand new video for their stomping, anthemic call to arms, “Shield Wall”. The video chronicles the plight of an enemy ship come to invade a viking village. Watch it below!
The press release details: "Directed by Phil Wallis and produced by Alexander Milas/Twin V Ltd – the same team behind Amon Amarth‘s 2018 feature-length documentary The Pursuit of Vikings – the aim of “Shield Wall” was to produce a historically accurate portrayal of the battlefield tactics that Vikings were known and also notorious for. Working closely with noted Viking scholar and battle reenactor Igor Górewicz of the Triglav and Jomsborg vikings, the video was shot on location in Wolin, Poland – site of the world-renowned annual Festival of Slavs and Vikings – and featured extras from the world’s foremost Viking reenactment groups, including Triglav, Maximas von Bracey’s Ulflag and Germany’s Blóðvítnir, longtime friends of Amon Amarth whose longtime member Sana portrays the story’s raiding party commander."
As well as felling enemies with their impenetrable wall of shields, Amon Amarth have descended from the land of ice and snow to headline a history-making charge across North America for their The Berserker World Tour with fellow Swedish warlords Arch Enemy, At The Gates and Grand Magus. Carnage is on the menu as the tour continues across North America.
Speaking on this most epic of tours, Amon Amarth said in a statement, "Berserkers! We will lead a Swedish metal invasion of North America this September and October along with our friends Arch Enemy, At The Gates and Grand Magus. Come fight and feast with us and earn your seat in the great golden hall. This raid is pure heavy fucking metal and not to be missed!"
Michael Amott of Arch Enemy adds: "Arch Enemy is very much looking forward to invading North America together with Swedish Viking kings Amon Amarth and our Metal brothers in At The Gates and Grand Magus! Miss this Swedish Heavy Metal apocalypse at your own peril!"
Tickets are on sale now from amonamarth.com. See below for all dates!
Berserker World Tour – Raid Of North America tour dates w/ Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, At The Gates, Grand Magus
September 26 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO September 27 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater September 28 – Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum September 30 – Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Convention Centre October 1 – Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle October 3 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex October 4 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium October 6 – Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater October 7 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theater October 9 – Toronto, ON – Rebel October 10 – Montreal, QC – M Telus October 11 – Montreal, QC – M Telus October 12 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom October 13 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore October 15 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore October 16 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle October 18 – New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore October 19 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues October 20 – San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre October 22 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren October 23 – Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues October 25 – San Francisco, CA – The Warfield October 26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Palladium
Source: Metal Blade Records