Veteran Swedish melodic vikings AA play some of the most hilariously over-the-top, head-banging epic metal you're likely to find these days. They take the name Amon Amarth from the Sindarin (J.R.R. Tolkien's fictional language) term for Middle-earth's Mount Doom, which gives you a good idea of their music's subject matter. The band is touring behind its ninth studio album, Deceiver of the Gods. See the burly, bearded horde as it rolls into the Wiltern, joined by Enslaved and Skeletonwitch. Tip: to avoid pesky service charges, get your tickets at the Palladium any Saturday leading up to the show from 10am-2pm.