Go Behind the Scenes of Amon Amarth’s Brutal New Music Video Trilogy

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Viking-metal stalwarts Amon Amarth recently released their crushing and epic new album Berserker, which they’ve promoted in part via an equally crushing and epic trilogy of conceptually linked music videos. The series kicked off with the video for “Raven’s Flight,” continued with “Crack the Sky” and concluded with “Mjölner, Hammer of Thor,” tracing a long and bloody battle — full of ancient weaponry, supernatural forces and badass martial arts — between good and very, very evil. The cast of the music-video trilogy included MMA fighter Josh Barnett, who appeared as ‘The Berserker,” and the WWE’s Erick Rowan, starring as “Thor,” and Viktor, as “Demon Henchman.” Tess Kielhammer played the “Demon Boss” while Shanie Rusth played the “Shield Maiden.”

Now, Amon Amarth have offered fans a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the videos, including a deep dive into the costumes, stunts and filming. The band is currently on tour in Europe, with plans to swing through many of the summer’s major festival including Download, Knotfest France, Graspop and Copenhell. Then in the fall, Johan Hegg and cohorts will hit the road in North America to deliver a four-pack of Swedish metal power, when they tour with Arch Enemy, At the Gates and Grand Magus — see dates for that trek below.

Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, At the Gates, Grand Magus tour dates:
Sept. 26 – Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox SODO
Sept. 27 – Portland, Ore. @ Roseland Theater
Sept. 28 – Vancouver, British Columbia @ PNE Forum
Sept. 30 – Edmonton, Alberta @ Edmonton Convention Centre
Oct. 1 – Calgary, Alberta @ Grey Eagle
Oct. 3 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Complex
Oct. 4 – Denver, Colo. @ Fillmore Auditorium
Oct. 6 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Skyway Theater
Oct. 7 – Chicago, Ill. @ The Riviera Theater
Oct. 9 – Toronto, Ontario @ Rebel
Oct. 10 – Montreal, Quebec @ M Telus
Oct. 12 – New York, N.Y. @ Hammerstein Ballroom
Oct. 13 – Silver Spring, Md. @ The Fillmore
Oct. 15 – Charlotte, N.C. @ The Fillmore
Oct. 16 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Tabernacle
Oct. 18 – New Orleans, La. @ The Fillmore
Oct. 19 – Houston, Texas @ House of Blues
Oct. 20 – San Antonio, Texas @ The Aztec Theatre
Oct. 22 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Van Buren
Oct. 23 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ House of Blues
Oct. 25 – San Francisco, Calif. @ The Warfield
Oct. 26 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Palladium