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 is available on all DSPs now. Listen 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. Watch here or by clicking below. 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.
From EMP:12” 1-track picture disc – black/white variant (limited to 1000)T-Shirt – black and whiteGirlie Shirt – black and white From Victorious Merch:12” 1-track picture disc – coloured variant (limited to 1000)T-Shirt – colouredHooded Zipper – colouredGirlie Shirt – colouredGirlie Long Hoodie – grey scale
In September/October 2022, Amon Amarth will team up with Bay Area metal icons Machine Head for the colossal co-headline ‘Vikings And Lionhearts’ arena tour set to rampage across Europe.
Amon Amarth declare, “Vikings, we are called to raid again! They said it couldn’t be done, but epic measures must be taken in these turbulent times. Amon Amarth is joining forces with our long-time lion-hearted friends in the almighty Machine Head to carve a path of destruction across Europe.
Your heathen souls must witness the full display of production by both bands, for what will be the most monumental metal event of the year. Joining the plunder will be Sweden’s The Halo Effect who absolutely embody the spirit of the legendary Gothenburg sound. Stay safe, stay strong and raise your horns.
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 recognised 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.
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