Get A Historically Accurate Look At Viking War In Amon Amarth’s Violent “Shield Wall” Video


To help celebrate the start of their Noise Presents tour with Arch Enemy, At The Gates and Grand Magus, Viking overlords Amon Amarth have just debuted a brand new music video for their Berserker track “Shield Wall.”

Diving into the storied history of Viking war, Amon Amarth’s new video is a first-hand battle experience portrayed by seasoned scholars and dedicated Viking reenactment groups.    

Working with Phil Wallis and Alexander Milas/Twin V Ltd (the same team behind Amon Amarth‘s 2018 documentary The Pursuit of Vikings), “Shield Wall” was created to produce a historically accurate portrayal of the battlefield tactics Vikings were known for.

According to the band, they worked closely with Viking battle reenactor Igor Górewicz of the Triglav and Jomsborg Vikings and the music video was shot on location in Wolin, Poland – aka the site of the annual Festival of Slavs and Vikings. In addition, the video for “Shield Wall” also features extras from highly respected Viking reenactment groups such as Triglav, Maximas von Bracey’s Ulflag and Germany’s Blóðvítnir. 

To sum it up, Amon Amarth’s new video is essentially the closest you’ll ever get to witnessing a Viking war in real life. 

To check out the violent new clip, be sure to look below. Afterward, make sure to grab tickets to see Amon Amarth out on tour here.


09/26 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
09/27 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
09/28 Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum
09/30 Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Convention Centre
10/01 Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle
10/03 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
10/04 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
10/06 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
10/07 Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre
10/09 Toronto, ON – Rebel
10/10 Montreal, QC – MTelus
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