Amon Amarth Release New Music Video for “Saxons and Vikings,” Featuring Members Of English Heavy Metal Band Saxon.
The Band is set to return to North America in 2024 for their biggest headline tour to date with special guests Cannibal Corpse plus Obituary and Frozen Soul
Fans can now watch the brand new music video for the song “Saxons and Vikings” off AMON AMARTH‘s current album The Great Heathen Army HERE. The video features British heavy metal band SAXON‘s Biff Byford, who provides vocals for the song, along with his bandmates Paul Quinn and Doug Scarratt facing off against AMON AMARTH‘s very own Vikings Olavi Mikkonen, Ted Lundstroem, Johan Soederberg, Johan Hegg, and Jocke Wallgren. Who will win and who will die? Watch the video to see the fate of these Saxons and Vikings.
AMON AMARTH‘s lead vocalist, Johan Hegg, had this to say of the new video; “Recording this song with the legends from SAXON was amazing. It was such an honor to have them on this track, and to shoot a video with them was so much fun. I think the video came out great, really epic. It captures the essence of the song perfectly and the fight scenes are awesome!” Biff Byford of SAXON added; “Doing the ‘Saxons and Vikings’ video was good fun, the fight scenes were epic and the song is cool.”
In other recent news, AMON AMARTH are set to return to North America in 2024 following their summer run crisscrossing the continent with their metal comrades in Ghost. Produced by Live Nation, the spring Metal Crushes All Tour is set to commence on April 21st and run through May 25th. The twenty-four-date journey includes a raid at the historic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver as well as arena stops in Portland, Vancouver, Quebec City, Asheville, Tampa, and Anaheim. Support will be provided by Special Guests Cannibal Corpse along with Obituary and Frozen Soul making for a must-see heavy metal event of the year! For tickets and details of all dates visit: amonamarth.com
British fans can catch AMON AMARTHheadlining BLOODSTOCK festival in Catton Park, Derbyshire in August 2024 alongside Opeth and Architects, and many more, in what is set to be the unmissable, heavy metal festival event of the year! Get BLOODSTOCK tickets here.
AMON AMARTH: Metal Crushes All Tour 2024 w/ Special Guests Cannibal Corpse, plus Obituary and Frozen Soul:
4/21/2024 Revel Entertainment Center – Albuquerque, NM
4/22/2024 Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Denver, CO
4/24/2024 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
4/26/2024 Alaska Airlines’ Theater Of The Clouds – Portland, OR *
4/27/2024 PNE Forum – Vancouver, BC *
4/29/2024 Edmonton Convention Center – Edmonton, AB
4/30/2024 Grey Eagle Event Center – Calgary, AB
5/03/2024 Steelhouse – Omaha, NE
5/04/2024 The Sylvee – Madison, WI
5/05/2024 GLC Live At 20 Monroe – Grand Rapids, MI
5/07/2024 Rose Music Center At The Heights – Huber Heights, OH
5/09/2024 The Wellmont – Montclair, NJ
5/10/2024 Toyota Oakdale Theater – Wallingford, CT
5/11/2024 Videotron Centre – Quebec City, QC *
5/13/2024 The Fillmore Philadelphia – Philadelphia, PA
5/14/2024 The Fillmore Silver Spring – Silver Spring, MD
5/16/2024 ExploreAsheville.com Arena – Asheville, NC *
5/17/2024 House Of Blues – Myrtle Beach, SC
5/18/2024 Yuengling Center – Tampa, FL *
5/20/2024 Bayou Music Center – Houston, TX
5/21/2024 Boeing Center At Tech Port – San Antonio, TX
5/23/2024 Arizona Financial Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
5/24/2024 Pearl Concert Theater At Palms Casino Resort – Las Vegas, NV
5/25/2024 Honda Center – Anaheim, CA *
* arena show
AMON AMARTH continues to tour in support of their critically adored The Great Heathen Armyfull-length. Recorded with esteemed studio guru Andy Sneap and released in 2022, the record represents another bold leap forward for the band, as their trademark sound undergoes yet another skillful, evolutionary overhaul, both lyrically and musically. From the noisily rabble-rousing “Find A Way Or Make One” and the pummeling, pugilistic “Get In The Ring” to the cinematic squall of the title track, The Great Heathen Army encapsulates the essence of this legendary band, while still allowing acres of space for new ideas.
Metal Hammer wrote, “The Great Heathen Army is simultaneously everything that helped AMON AMARTH climb to the top in the first place and a return to the darker, less showy sound of their early days… the band’s innate sense for fist-pumping riffs and colossal hooks remains impossible to deny.” Concurred Blabbermouth, “Both an unapologetic, festival-ready dose of new, gleaming, Viking-populated anthems, and one of the darkest and most brutal albums they have yet made, The Great Heathen Army feels celebratory, too — an extravagant blowout to mark the start of the next invasion.”
Formed in Tumba, Sweden, in 1992, AMON AMARTH has forged an extraordinary legacy over three decades of thunderous, anthemic metal, all rich in the magical imagery of Viking history, folklore and culture. With albums like 2008’s widely acclaimed Twilight Of The Thunder God and 2016’s conceptual triumph Jomsviking, the Swedes have been consistent standard bearers for heavy metal as a life-affirming and communal experience, armed with a seemingly endless stream of instant classic songs.