Amon Amarth’s First Viking Ship is Retired Amongst Wooden Statues of the Band
If you’ve seen Amon Amarth live in recent years then you know their stage production is quite the sight to behold, featuring a gigantic, replica viking ship as a stage prop.
As the band has grown in popularity so too has the size of the ship on stage. While the original iteration of the ship is no longer in use, it’s not been forgotten: it’s now been laid to rest at a special area of the grounds that host the Summer Breeze festival in Germany, which took place this past weekend.
Frontman Johan Hegg posted a photo of the longship in its final resting place alongside gigantic wooden statues of the band members, carved by the boat’s creator Daniel “Sana” Alt. As would only be fitting for the godly men in Amon Amarth, the installation is as epic as you’d hope for and expect.
Someday when MetalSucks is dead and gone I hope our legacy inspires an installation in our honor. If it featured a keyboard with two men pissing on it, that’d be fitting enough.
— Johan Hegg (@AmonJohan) August 18, 2017
[via The PRP]