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AMON AMARTH Releases Historically Accurate Video For "Shield Wall"

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 @ 1:25 PM


North America Tour With ARCH ENEMY, AT THE GATES, GRAND MAGUS Underway

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Heavy metal overlords AMON AMARTH have released a brand new video for their stomping, anthemic call to arms "Shield Wall". The rabble rousing new video chronicles the plight of an enemy ship come to invade a viking village. But, as Johan Hegg's gutteral growl chants "Vikings, Raise The Shield Wall, Hold the Front Line, Fight Till Death", the fate of the enemy becomes uncertain. Who will emerge victorious from battle? Watch the video to find out on KNAC.COM HERE.

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 with fellow Swedish warlords ARCH ENEMY, AT THE GATES and GRAND MAGUS. Carnage is on the menu as the tour continues across North America.

The Berserker World Tour, presented by The Noise, will be a showcase of the riffing havoc captured on their 11th studio album, Berserker, and will treat fans to the kind of pulverizing riffage and sublime, fist-in-the-air anthems the band have come to be known for, because no words are more synonymous with AMON AMARTH than unrivaled songcraft and unswerving commitment to no-bullshit heavy fucking metal - and now they have a landmark tour to match.

Tickets are on sale now from http://www.amonamarth.com. See below for all dates!

Berserker World Tour - Raid Of North America tour dates

  • 10.3 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
  • 10.4 - Denver, CO - Fillmore Auditorium
  • 10.6 - Minneapolis, MN - Skyway Theater
  • 10.7 - Chicago, IL - The Riviera Theater
  • 10.9 - Toronto, ON - Rebel
  • 10.10 - Montreal, QC - M Telus
  • 10.11 - Montreal, QC - M Telus
  • 10.12 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom
  • 10.13 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
  • 10.15 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore
  • 10.16 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
  • 10.18 - New Orleans, LA - The Fillmore
  • 10.19 - Houston, TX - House Of Blues
  • 10.20 - San Antonio, TX - The Aztec Theatre
  • 10.22 - Phoenix, AZ - The Van Buren
  • 10.23 - Las Vegas, NV - House Of Blues
  • 10.25 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
  • 10.26 - Los Angeles, CA - The Palladium


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