Swedish melodic death metal Viking warriors AMON AMARTH come roaring back to the scene with an epic single & video for “Put Your Back Into The Oar!” Savor the first new music from the band in two years with the stomping new track down below.
From The Press Release
Thursday, February 17th, 2022 – Acclaimed Viking overlords and modern masters of heavy metal, Amon Amarth have today revealed their brand new, pulverising single “Put Your Back Into The Oar”, an ode to the epic Viking row. The standalone single was recorded & mixed in January 2021 at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden with producer Jens Bogren. Released via the band’s own label Victorious Music, the track was exclusively premiered on SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal yesterday and was subsequently played every hour throughout the day. Find “Put Your Back Into The Oar” on streaming platforms here and watch the accompanying music video here:
Amon Amarth comment,
“We’ve been quiet over the last 2 years, but we’ve been at home in Sweden hard at work behind the scenes. Much has been said about fans coming to our shows to have fun and doing the “epic Viking row”. Well we thought it was a good idea to write a song about it! This one is for you, the fans, wherever you are – and may Odin guide you as you row to your destiny in uncharted seas! Enjoy the song and video while we continue to work on a new album. We can’t wait to see all you heathens soon.”
The official video also premiered today on the band’s YouTube channel. Shot in England over 3 days in October 2021, the atmospheric, cinematic video was produced by Twin V and directed by Ryan MackFall at Crashburn Media.
In conjunction with this epic new song, the band have also announced the release of a limited edition 12’’ picture disc and a range of special merchandise available from the band’s Victorious Merch store and EMP. See below for full details.
12” 1-track picture disc – black/white variant (limited to 1000)
T-Shirt – black and white
Girlie Shirt – black and white
From Victorious Merch:
12” 1-track picture disc – coloured variant (limited to 1000)
T-Shirt – coloured
Hooded Zipper – coloured
Girlie Shirt – coloured
Girlie Long Hoodie – grey scale
About Amon Amarth
Amon Amarth stand tall and unassailable: over 25 years into a career that has seen them evolve from humble origins in the dark, dank rehearsal rooms of their native Tumba to their current status as explosive festival headliners and one of the metal world’s most widely adored bands.
Formed in 1992, Amon Amarth became modern metal greats the hard way. Ruthlessly dedicated to creating new music and taking it out on the road, the Swedes steadily built a formidable reputation as a ferocious live band and, as the years passed, were increasingly recognized for their recorded achievements too. Since the dawn of the millennium, Amon Amarth have been unstoppable.
Breakthrough releases like 2006’s ‘With Oden On Our Side’ and its now legendary follow-up, 2008’s ‘Twilight Of The Thunder God’, further cemented their popularity throughout the metal world, while the band’s stage show evolved with each successive tour, transforming into one of modern metal’s truly great spectacles. Amon Amarth returned in 2019 with their biggest, boldest and most bombastic musical statement to date – ‘Berserker’ – which brought with it an epic, history-making trek across North America with fellow Swedes Arch Enemy, At The Gates, and Grand Magus and saw multiple sell-outs. To date the band have clocked up a mammoth 270 million YouTube views and 547 million streams across their releases with over 2 million albums sold worldwide.
The follow-up to 2019’s much lauded ‘Berserker’ album is in development for a possible Summer 2022 release.