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Amon Amarth share video for ‘Mjolnir’, final part of trilogy

Amon Amarth released their 11th full-length album, Berserker, last month to critical acclaim via Sony Music, and recently concluded their North American trek with Slayer, Lamb of God, and Cannibal Corpse. Today, the band has unleashed the final clip in their trilogy of music videos for the album: “Mjolner”.

“Mjolner” – along with the previous videos: “Raven’s Flight” and “Crack the Sky” – were directed by Roboshobo, and each one is increasingly epic in its scope, further immersing the viewer in the world of Amon Amarth. Much like the songs on Berserker, the videos present Amon Amarth to their fullest. The cast features Josh Barnett as “the Berserker” and Erick Rowan as “Thor”, Tess Kielhammer as “Demon Boss”, Shanie Rusth as “Shield Maiden”, Erik Arevalo, Victor Henry, Canadian WWE legend Viktor as “Demon Henchman”, and many more.

To stream and purchase Berserker, please visit: amonamarth.lnk.to/berserker

Comprising 12 monstrous heavy metal anthems that burst with melodic hooks, thrilling savagery, and spine-tingling drama, Berserker is the result of a huge surge of creativity and a collective desire to keep moving forward without compromise. From the explosive riffing of opener “Fafner’s Gold” and the brutish simplicity of the rampaging “Crack The Sky” to the epic fury of “Raven’s Flight” and the gritty storytelling of “Ironside” and “Skoll and Hati”, Berserker is an album full of trademark Amon Amarth bluster and bite but with every aspect of the band’s sound refined, sonically enhanced, and more potent – both in terms of metal oomph and emotional power. Capturing the spirit behind these new songs is the album’s semi-title track, “The Berserker At Stamford Bridge”: a visceral, vivid historical tale, recounting the Vikings last stand against the English army in 1066 and the mind-bending heroics of one axe-wielding warrior.

Showcasing an undeniable upgrade for every aspect of Amon Amarth‘s iconic sound, Berserker was recorded in Los Angeles with renowned studio guru Jay Ruston (Anthrax/Stone Sour) manning the controls. After recording several rounds of professional demos for the new songs (initially with fellow Swedish metal icon Peter Tägtgren and then later with Ruston himself) the band crossed the Atlantic to make final the recordings in LA, eager to take a fresh approach to the album-making process.

“For me, this is Amon Amarth 2.0,” vocalist Johan Hegg declares. “I think what we’ve done here is give ourselves the space to explore other parts of our musicality and who we are as a band. If you’re content with where you’re at, what’s the point of continuing? We always want to come up with new ideas and find new ways of doing things and to create bigger and better shows and really try to improve every aspect of what the band is. We want to try to keep growing and to do this for as long as we have the possibility to do so, because this is the best fucking job in the world.”

In support of Berserker, Amon Amarth will be appearing at festivals across Europe this summer, before returning to the US in the autumn for a headlining run with Arch Enemy, At The Gates, and Grand Magus. Amon Amarth return to the UK to play Download Festival on Sunday 16th June, performing on the main stage. See all current announced dates below and stay tuned for more tour news soon.

 

Summer European Festival Tour

June 6 – Sweden Rock – Solvesborg, Sweden

June 8 – Rock Im Park – Nuremberg, Germany

June 9 – Rock Am Ring – Nürburgring, Germany

June 11 – Incheba Expo – Bratislava, Slovakia

June 12 – Barba Negra Track – Budapest, Hungary

June 13 – Nova Rock – Nickelsdorf, Austria

June 14 – Greenfield – Interlaken, Switzerland

June 16 – Download UK – Donington, England

June 17 – King John’s Castle – Limerick, Ireland

June 20 – Knotfest at Hellfest – Clisson, France

June 21 – Graspop – Dessel, Belgium

June 22 – Copenhell – Copenhagen, Denmark

June 25 – Mystic Fest Poland – Krakow, Poland

June 27 – Sonic Park – Bologna, Italy

June 29 – Download Madrid – Madrid, Spain

July 1 – Le Bikini – Toulouse, France

July 2 – La Belle Electrique – Grenoble, France

July 4 – Rock Harz Festival – Ballenstedt, Germany

 

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

 

Amon Amarth Berserker buy links:

Main Link: amonamarth.lnk.to/berserker

Spotify: amonamarth.lnk.to/berserker/spotify

Apple Music: amonamarth.lnk.to/berserker/applemusic

Amazon: amonamarth.lnk.to/berserker/amazon

Amazon Music: amonamarth.lnk.to/berserker/amazonmusic

Merch: amonamarth.lnk.to/berserker/artiststore

About Ant May

I spend half my life at gigs or festivals and the other half writing the reviews and editing photos, and somehow find time for a full time job too. Who needs sleep - I've got coffee.
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