Amon Amarth’s ‘Deceiver of the Gods’ video is viking-y

Posted by on September 19, 2014


Given that Amon Amarth’s Deceiver of the Gods is another vintage blast of Swedish viking metal, the band’s stage set was a Viking ship and that frontman Johan Hegg appears in the fortthcoming film Northmen – A Viking Saga, you might have an idea of what the video for the title track would look like. You wouldn’t  be wrong. In fact, the video is a tie-in with the film, which will be out in European theaters on October 23rd. Here’s a synopsis of the film:

“In the 9th century a group of Vikings, commanded by captain Asbjörn, is approaching Britain, aiming to plunder the rich monasteries in the north of the island. But their ship gets caught in a storm and is smashed to pieces on the rocks off the coast of Scotland, the only part of Britain without any Viking settlements. When Inghean, daughter of the Scottish King Dunchaid, by chance falls into Viking hands, they see the opportunity for demanding a large ransom. King Dunchaid immediately sets his ‘wolfpack’ — a group of mercenaries well known for their savagery — on them. The Northmen with their hostage now have to force their way through the rough highlands, where they meet the brave and mysterious Christian monk Conall. Having the wolfpack close on their heels, a desperate race against time begins. A battle over life and death…”

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