Amon Amarth premiere historically accurate music video for “Shield Wall”

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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 frontman Johan Hegg’s gutteral growl chants “Vikings, Raise The Shield Wall, Hold The Front Line, Fight Til Death”, the fate of the enemy becomes uncertain. Who will emerge victorious from battle? Watch the video below.

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 worlds’ foremost Viking reenactment groups, including Triglav, Maximas von Bracey's Ulflag, and Germany’s Blóðvítnir, 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 on North America from the land of ice and snow to headline a history-making charge across the U.S. with fellow Swedish warlords Arch Enemy, At The Gates, and Grand Magus. The Berserker World Tour will be a showcase of the riffing havoc captured on their 11th studio album, “Berserker”, and will treat fans to the kind of pulverising riffage and sublime, fist-in-the-air anthems the band have come to be known for. 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.

Following their U.S. rampage, Amon Amarth crash onto European shores this November and December, to raid the continent with their biggest and most ambitious, must-see full production tour to date! The UK dates see the band joined by Swedish allies Arch Enemy and Hypocrisy.

Amon Amarth bellows: “We cannot wait to return to Europe and tour the UK with our fellow Swedish Berserkers Arch Enemy and Hypocrisy. We will be bringing our biggest headlining show yet and this truly is going to be an epic heavy metal party that is not to be missed!”...

Arch Enemy’s Michael Amott extols: “I can’t think of a better way to wrap up an intense and exciting 2019 Arch Enemy touring year than heading back to the UK with our Swedish friends Amon Amarth and Hypocrisy! This will be a celebration of everything that is awesome about Heavy Metal, the Scandinavian way! Skål!”...
 
Hypocrisy’s Peter Tägtgren states: “Hypocrisy are very much looking forward to this UK run and to share the stage with Amon Amarth and Arch Enemy. This will be epic!”...

European Tour Dates 2019:
Nov 14 - Vienna, Austria – Gasometer
Nov 15 - Munich, Germany - Zenith
Nov 16 - Ludwigsburg, Germany - MHP Arena
Nov 17 - Prague, Czech Republic - Tipsport Arena
Nov 19 - Zurich, Switzerland - Samsung Hall
Nov 25 - Paris, France - Zenith
Nov 26 - Brussels, Belgium - Forest National
Nov 28 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy *
Nov 29 - Manchester, UK - O2 Apollo *
Nov 30 - London, UK - O2 Brixton Academy *
Dec 2 - Esch Zur Alzette, Luxembourg - Rockhal
Dec 3 - Frankfurt, Germany - Jahrhunderthalle
Dec 4 - Berlin, Germany - Velodrom
Dec 6 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Partille Arena
Dec 7 - Stockholm, Sweden - Annexet
Dec 9 - Helsinki, Finland - Black Box
Dec 11 - Malmö, Sweden - Arena
Dec 12 - Aarhus, Denmark - SCC
Dec 13 - Hamburg, Germany - Sporthalle
Dec 14 - Oberhausen, Germany - König Pilsener Arena
Dec 15 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Afas Live
* (with very special guests Arch Enemy and Hypocrisy)
 
Tickets for all shows can be purchased here.

Amon Amarth have been steadily gathering strength and fans over the years, culminating with the stunning performance of the new album “Berserker” on global album sales charts: Germany: #1, Switzerland #1, Austria #2, Finland #4, Sweden #5, Canada #5, United States #9, Belgium #18, Australia #19, Spain #20, UK #25, Norway #33, France #50, Italy #70.

North America Tour Dates 2019:
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
(w/ Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, At The Gates, Grand Magus)

Weblinks:
www.amonamarth.com
www.facebook.com/OfficialAmonAmarth