Heavy metal Vikings Amon Amarth are inviting fans to visit an official tattoo pop-up studio before each UK headline show, to get inked with a range of Amon Amarth tattoos in conjunction with Old Sarum Tattoo.

The message reads: “UK Berserkers! Prepare for the feasting halls before the show. For the first time on UK soil we are bringing the official Amon Amarth Tattoo Shop! Sacrifice your skin with an invasion tattoo, bring your clan and drinking horns to toast the gods. All feasting halls open at 12 noon, your place in Valhalla awaits!

Our feasting halls can be found at:
11/28 – Birmingham – The Flapper (Kingston Row, B1 2NU)
11/29 – Manchester – Jimmy’s (12 Newton Street, M1 2AN)
11/30 – London – Hard Rock Cafe London (150 Old Park Lane, W1K 1QZ)

All tattoos can be done in black & grey or colour, and any enquiries should be directed to Old Sarum Tattoo (www.oldsarumtattoo.co.uk.).”

The tour dates, with special guests Arch Enemy and Hypocrisy, are as follows:

Tour Dates:

11/28 – Birmingham – O2 Academy
11/29 – Manchester – O2 Apollo
11/30 – London – O2 Brixton Academy

To get you in the mood, here’s Amon Amarth performing the rousing call to arms “Shield Wall”:


I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.