Amon Amarth Premiere Video for "At Dawn's First Light"
Amon Amarth have premiered the video for “At Dawn’s First Light.” The track comes off their upcoming tenth studio album, ‘Jomsviking,’ due March 25 via Metal Blade.
Produced by Rafal Szermanowkicz of Grupa 13and directed by Darek Szermanowicz (Behemoth), "At Dawn's First Light" is set in an epic battle scene in a Slavic settlement from the 9th-10th century, with the band caught in the middle of the bloody fight. The video features an appearance by the modern Viking warriors known as the Triglav Jomsborg East Storm who are lead by the ruthless and energetic fight director Igor Gorewicz.
‘Jomsviking,’ Amon Amarth’s first concept record, tells a tragic tale of love and revenge. The album was produced and mixed by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Accept) and also features special guest session drummer Tobias Gustafsson (Vomitory).
The epic original story is set in the world of the Jomsvikings, the legendary order of mercenary Vikings. As frontman Johan Hegg explains: “The Jomsvikings were a shadowy and legendary sect of Viking mercenaries, as shrouded in myth now as they were when they fought across Europe and the Middle East. Ruthless and deadly warriors who fought for the highest bidder, their code was simple: Show no fear. Never retreat. Defend your brothers, and when called upon, avenge their deaths. I felt we were finally ready to use their story as the jumping off point for an Amon Amarth album. The Jomsvikings and their world is the background for the story of a young man that is in love with a girl but unfortunately she’s being married off. He accidentally kills a man when this happens and he has to flee – but he swears to have revenge and win her back. He can’t let go of the past. He feels that he’s been wronged and his life has been destroyed. The way the story evolves is not a happy story."
Check out "At Dawn's First Light" below and let us know what you think in the comments!