The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival kicked off this past weekend, and those that were there to catch Amon Amarth are probably still picking their jaws off the floor. There are plenty of viking metal bands out there, but how many of them have a viking ship as their stage set?! This instantly ups the ante. Sure, Rob Zombie always puts on a good stage show, but we pretty much know what we’re getting with him unless he’s drastically changed his presentation. The band’s “ship,” which is attached to the drum riser, has been used in Europe before, but Mayhem is it’s North American debut. The only thing that would make it better would be if they were somehow able to reenact their epic new album cover for Deceiver of the Gods. Check out fan-filmed footage above and below

[via theprp]