Valheim | Amon Amarth Connection

When the new trailer for Valheim came out, everybody was pleasantly surprised by the featuring song by Swedish melodic death metal band, Amon Amarth. The song that played in the trailer video was an instant hit among all players and it is called “Shield Wall”. But why Amon Amarth? Check this full guide to know the connection between the band and the game and why the song is such an apt fit.

Valheim and Amon Amarth – How The Two Are Made For Each Other

The Game


A battle-slain warrior, the Valkyries have ferried your soul to Valheim, the tenth Norse world. Besieged by creatures of chaos and ancient enemies of the gods, you are the newest custodian of the primordial purgatory, tasked with slaying Odin’s ancient rivals and bringing order to Valheim.

Your trials begin at the disarmingly peaceful center of Valheim, but the gods reward the brave and glory awaits. Venture forth through imposing forests and snow-capped mountains, explore and harvest more valuable materials to craft deadlier weapons, sturdier armor, Viking strongholds, and outposts. Build a mighty longship and sail the great oceans in search of exotic lands … but be wary of sailing too far…

Key features:

  • Huge procedurally-generated world – explore and inhabit mystical lands, from mysterious forests to imposing snow-topped mountain ranges and stunning meadows, complete with their own creatures of legend to battle and wildlife to hunt.
  • Co-op PvE (2-10 players) – – Whether you want to brave the lands alone or venture with trusted allies, Valheim supports independent, player-hosted servers and unlimited world creation. We recommend playing co-op with 3-5 players.
  • Punishing dodge & block-based combat system with a wide range of weapons
  • Build & sail ships – from flimsy rafts to imposing warships, build legendary vessels to conquer the seas and discover new lands.
  • Summon and defeat vengeful primordial bosses of myth and legend, and collect trophies to progress and craft new powerful items
  • Flexible house and base building system – raise mead halls, farms, settlements outposts, castles, and more.
  • Intuitive item crafting – forge the finest weapons and armor, and craft food and mead.
  • Dedicated server- for players who want to run a persistent server. If you prefer not to run a server on your PC, consider renting a server at G-Portal.

Community-translated languages:

In addition to the officially supported languages, Valheim has several community-translated languages. As the name would suggest these are all translated by fans and members of the community and is an ongoing process. We can’t guarantee the quality nor completeness of any specific translation effort.

The following languages have been partially translated by the community:

  • Svenska
  • Italiano
  • Romanian
  • български
  • македонски
  • Suomi
  • Dansk
  • íslenska
  • Lietuvių kalba
  • čeština
  • Magyar nyelv
  • Português europeu
  • 한국어 (불완전한)

The Band

Amon Amarth (/əˈmɒn əˈmɑːrθ/) is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Tumba, formed in 1992. The band takes its name from the Sindarin name of Mount Doom, a volcano in J. R. R. Tolkien′s Middle-earth. Their lyrics mostly deal with Viking mythology and history, and so they have been linked with Viking metal, although the band themselves prefer to be referred to as melodic death metal. The band is composed of lead guitarist Olavi Mikkonen, vocalist Johan Hegg, bassist Ted Lundström, rhythm guitarist Johan Söderberg, and drummer Jocke Wallgren.

Amon Amarth has released eleven studio albums, one compilation album, one EP, one video album, and ten music videos. Their first studio album, Once Sent from the Golden Hall, debuted in 1998. Five more studio releases followed before the band saw its breakthrough with the 2008 album Twilight of the Thunder God, which debuted at No. 10 on the Swedish album charts and No. 50 on the US Billboard 200. Four more albums, Surtur Rising, Deceiver of the Gods, Jomsviking, and Berserker followed in 2011, 2013, 2016, and 2019 respectively.

The Song

The trailer video features the song Shield Wall which is thoroughly related to Viking mythology and history. It is a very popular song among death metal lovers and players of Valheim have shown much appreciation for it. Some players think the song absolutely sets the mood for the ultimate Viking experience and keeps them on edge. Here are the lyrics for the song:

They have gathered on these plains
Prepared to meet our steel
All their efforts are in vain
We will crush them! We will make them kneel!

Here to conquer! Battle ready! No retreat!
Here to conquer! Battle ready! No retreat!

Raise the shield wall!
Hold the front line!
Fight ’til death!

A chain is never stronger than its weakest link
We’ll hold this wall together
Our hearts will never sink

Warfare! Honour! Glory! Death!
Warfare! Honour! Glory! Death!

Here they come, a vain attack
Our lines will never break
We’ll stand our ground and send them back
We will put their heads on stakes!

Here to conquer! Battle ready! No retreat!
Here to conquer! Battle ready! No retreat!

Raise the shield wall!
Hold the front line!
Fight ’til death!

If you want to hear the full song check out this link:

Credits: Amon Amarth

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Last Updated on April 3, 2021

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