Amon Amarth Return With Burly New Single “Put Your Back Into the Oar” via Epic Music Video


If you’ve ever been to an Amon Amarth show, you’ve noticed metalheads doing the Row. That’s when a group of fans sit down in a line and start up a rowing motion in unison, to mimic a crew of Viking warriors rowing a longboat. Well, Amon Amarth have noticed it, too, because they’ve decided to write a muscular-ass new song called “Put Your Back Into the Oar,” and have released it via a cinematic music video.

As you’ll hear below, the track is a classic mid-paced Amon Amarth cut, with a delicious stomping riff at its center and lyrics about rowing to the place beyond the waves for treasure and glory. The video, meanwhile, is every Amon Amarth fan’s dream — being an archeologist who studies Viking history, and then waking up one morning as part of a Viking war party. It’s equal parts huge nerd and warrior badass. We’re into it.

Say the band:

“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.”

Check out the track and video below, and stream or buy the single online. Meanwhile, European and UK fans can catch Amon Amarth alongside Machine Head at one of their upcoming dates below:

September 08th NOTTINGHAM, Arena
September 09th CARDIFF, Arena
September 10th LONDON, Wembley Arena
September 12th MANCHESTER, Arena
September 13th DUBLIN, 3 Arena
September 16th ZURICH, Hallenstadion
September 17th VIENNA, Stadthalle
September 18th KRAKOW, Tauron Arena
September 20th TALLINN, Saku Arena
September 21st HELSINKI, Ice Hall
September 23rd OSLO, Spektrum
September 24th STOCKHOLM, Hovet
September 26th COPENHAGEN, Forum Black Box
September 27th HAMBURG, Barclays Arena
September 28th FRANKFURT, Festhalle
September 30th OBERHAUSEN, König Pilsener Arena
October 01st BERLIN, Velodrom
October 02nd AMSTERDAM, Afas Live
October 04th MILANO, Lorenzini District
October 06th BARCELONA, Sant Jordi
October 07th MADRID, Vistalegre
October 08th LA CORUNA, Coliseum
October 09th LISBON, Campo Pequeno
October 12th PARIS, Zenith
October 14th MUNICH, Olympiahalle
October 15th LEIPZIG, Arena
October 16th PRAGUE, Tipsport Arena
October 18th BUDAPEST, Barba Negra
October 20th ESCH SUR ALZETTE, Rockhal
October 21st BRUSSELS, Forest National
October 22nd STUTTGART, Schleyerhalle

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