Considering that Amon Amarth is touring with a Viking ship, many of their songs are about Norse mythology and frontman Johan Hegg has an epic beard, it’s not that much of a stretch to imagine him as a Viking. And while we’ve already known that he’ll be playing one in the forthcoming Northmen: A Viking Saga, now we have our first look at him. Surprise – he looks like a Viking! And not like a Minnesota Viking; no, he looks like a winner. Metal Hammer provided a shot of Hegg, along with a description of the film:
A gang of Viking marauders under the command of their young leader, Asbjörn, bear down on the coast of Britain, intent on pillaging Lindisfarne of its gold. But, caught in a vicious storm, their longboat is dashed to pieces on the rocks off Scotland. Trapped deep within enemy territory, the shipwrecked mens’ only chance of survival is to reach the safety of the Viking stronghold Danelag.
With only the enigmatic Conall, a monk who preaches with his sword to help them, they cut a bloody swath through anyone who gets in their way. But the journey becomes a race for their lives when the King of Scotland sends his most feared mercenaries, the Wolf Pack, after them. Traversing an unfamiliar and hostile land, they are pursued relentlessly. However the hunters become the hunted when the Vikings, eager for battle, set deadly traps and mercilessly decimate their pursuers one by one…
The film is expected out later this year.
h/t Metal Injection