Tuesday Althing: Amon Amarth
Back in the day of Norse lore, Viking chieftains met periodically to discuss laws and to settle disagreements without resorting to force of arms. This meeting was called a Thing. Even today, Iceland calls its parliament Althing.
In honor of those fine and notably democratic gatherings, I hereby establish Tuesday Althing at Storm of the North blog. If you have a Nordic-themed video or book or website you’d like to share with the rest of us, please email a link to me, your de facto Lawspeaker, and I’ll post it on a Tuesday. My email address is listed on my bio page.
Many thanks to blog reader Jacob Bliss, who was good enough to send a link recommending a Norse-themed metal band called Amon Amarth. Sweet! A concept band. (Most bands can’t even pull off a concept album.)
Without further ado, then, limber up your necks and dig Amon Amarth, hammering out Runes to My Memory:
See ya Thor’s Day!
This entry was posted on November 25, 2008 by davidfarney. It was filed under Music, Tuesday Althing and was tagged with Allthing, Althing, Amon Amarth, Nordic metal, Norse metal, Norse music, Thing, Viking metal.