AMON AMARTH released their 11th full-length, Berserker, last month to critical acclaim via Metal Blade Records (North America)/Sony Music (International), 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: “Mjölner, Hammer Of Thor” which can be viewed below.
“Mjölner, Hammer Of Thor ” – 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 its 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”, plus many more.
Comprising 12 monstrous heavy metal anthems that bulge with irresistible melodic hooks, bursts of thrilling savagery and moments of spine-tingling dynamic drama, Berserker is the result of the huge surge of creativity and a collective desire to keep moving forward with no compromise. From the disarming melodrama and 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 grim, 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 somehow refined, sonically enhanced and made vastly more potent, both in terms of metal oomph and emotional power. Neatly summing up the spirit behind these exhilarating new songs is the album’s semi-title track, “The Berserker At Stamford Bridge”: a visceral but vivid historical tale, recounting the Vikings last stand against the English army in 1066 and the mind-bending heroics of one axe-wielding warrior.