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Below is our complete Thyrfing news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
The 2010 edition of the Jotunheim festival was scheduled to feature bands such as Thyrfing, Manegarm, Vreid, and more. The Jotunheim organizers have now issued the following statement about canceling the festival:
"We must inform you that we have unfortunately been forced to cancel the first edition of Jotunheim Festival! Jotunheim Festival is canceled due to apparent pressure from Antifa who believed that the line-up included bands that advocated fascism or were affiliated with fascistic political movements. This was completely untrue, with not a single band having ever expressed such political sympathies (if any), only pride in their heritage (though of course, any such display immediately gets Antifa up in arms anyway). Nor was there any statement made on behalf of the festival that specified any particulars about who could and could not attend, certainly not on racial grounds.
"Because of the Antifa groups, Northwind Promotion declines to do concerts and festivals in Croatia, and in the future will be focused on the external market where there are no organizations that will charge based on nonexistent facts. For a refund of the tickets, please contact us by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org."
Thyrfing has issued the following announcement about guitarist Patrik Lindgren joining a Bathory tribute project:
"Patrik will be a part of the 'Twilight of The Gods' live project, which is a tribute to the epic albums of Bathory and will perform at the Metalfest Festivals in Europe in May. The other members involved are Alan Nemtheanga (Primordial), Blasphemer (Aura Noir/Ava Inferi), Frode Glesnes (Einherjer) and Nick Barker (Lock Up)."
An interview with the group and footage of a rehearsal can be viewed below.
The festival dates are as follows:
13.5 Mining am Inn (AT), Schloß Mamling
14.5 Pratteln (CH), Z7
15.5 Dessau (DE), Flugplatz
21.5 Pilsen (CS), Lochotin Cirque
23.5 Budapest (HU), Csillebérci Szabadidoközpont
Sweden's Thyrfing has been confirmed to perform at the Rock Area Festival in Sankt Goarshausen, Germany on July 31st. Other confirmed bands so far include Benediction, Gama Bomb, Holey Moses, Mob Rules, Sepultura, Arch Enemy, Ensiferum, Sodom, Napalm Death, and Entombed. Tickets and more info about the festival can be found at this location.
Thyrfing have announced they will not be appearing at the Metalfest Open Air festivals in Germany and Austria, as was previously reported. The statement from the band is as follows:
"This is an official statement from Thyrfing regarding some gigs that have been announced (e.g. Metalfest Open Airs in Germany & Austria). Obviously there has been a misunderstanding between promoters and local arrangers confirming these shows. We were in negotiation about them, but had to withdraw and turn down the offers for various reasons. We never confirmed these shows, but obviously they were announced anyway. This is of course very unfortunate, and we are sorry about any inconvenience it might have caused, but also it's something that is totally beyond our control."
Sweden's Thyrfing has issued the following statement about headlining the Jotunheim festival:
"We are glad to announce that Thyrfing is confirmed for it's first appearance ever in Croatia! The band will play at the Jotunheim Festival, taking place on Saturday 19th June in club Mocvara in Zagreb. More info about the festival can be found at this location."
Other confirmed acts for the festival include Vreid, Bornholm, Menhir, and Månegarm.
Swedish metallers Månegarm have announced that they will be hosting a release party for their upcoming album "Nattväsen" on November 7th with special guests Thyrfing and Skyforger. Thyrfing issued the following statement about the show:
"Swedish Månegarm will host a release party for their upcoming album and Thyrfing will appear as special guest together with Skyforger from Latvia (their first gig ever in Sweden). It will take place at Clustret in Stockholm on Saturday, November 7th. Tickets will be available at Sound Pollution and Repulsive Records."
Thyrfing has announced the addition of a new guitarist. The band writes:
"We are glad to welcome Fredrik Jansson (ex-Dysplasia) as new full-time member and guitarist of Thyrfing. Fredrik has been helping us out as session member during the shows we made in 2008 and it has been working out extremely well on all levels. So from today, the band is back as a six-piece again!"
Thyrfing had parted ways with singer Thomas Väänänen and guitarist Henrik Svegsjö and added singer Jens Rydén in 2007.
The 2009 RAGNARÖK VI FESTIVAL is set to take place on Aril 17 and 18 in Stadthalle Lichtenfels (Oberfranken), Germany. The band announced so far are:
COR SCORPII (NOR)
DORNENREICH (AUT) – "Metal Show"
EINHERJER (NOR) – Reunion
FJOERGYN – "Jahreszeiten"-Release-Show
KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI (FIN)
For more information about the festival, check out their website at ragnaroek-festival.com.
Swedish Viking metallers, THYRFING, have announced the tracklisting for their new album, which is to be released in October through Regain Records.
The tracklisting for the new album is as follows:
1. En sista litania
2. Från stormens öga
4. Hels vite
6. Becoming The Eye
7. Tre vintrar – två solar
Click here to watch a teaser of the new album.
Manegarm has been announced as support on the Heidenfest tour European tour, featuring Finntroll, Primordial, Eluveitie, Equilibrium and Catamenia. The tour takes place during October and November of 2008. Here are the latest Manegarm tour dates:
15-08-2008 - Summerbreeze Festival, Dinkelsbuhl, DE (w/ Hail of Bullets, Onslaught, Tyr, Rotten Sound, Kataklysm, Heidevolk and many more)
16-08-2008 - Barther Metal Open Air, Barth, DE (w/ Heidevolk, Negura Bunget, Skyforger, Monolith Deathcult and many more)
Heidenfest featuring Finntroll, Primordial, Eluveitie, Equilibrium, Catamenia and Manegarm
31-10-2008 - Hellraiser, Leipzig, DE
01-11-2008 - Backstage, Munchen, DE
02-11-2008 - Z7, Pratteln, CH
03-11-2008 - Orpheum, Graz, AT
04-11-2008 - Masters of Rock cafe, Zlin, CZ
05-11-2008 - Postbahnhof, Berlin, DE
06-11-2008 - Markthalle, Hamburg, DE
07-11-2008 - Waerdse Tempel, Heerhugowaard, NL + Thyrfing
08-11-2008 - Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, DE + Thyrfing, Eisregen, Enslaved
09-11-2008 - Locomotive, Paris, FR
10-11-2008 - Hof ter Loo, Antwerpen, BE
11-11-2008 - Lowensaal, Nurnberg, DE
12-11-2008 - Rockfabrik, Ludwigsburg, DE
13-11-2008 - Batschkapp, Frankfurt, DE
14-11-2008 - Gasometer, Vienna, AT
15-11-2008 - Posthof, Linz, AT
16-11-2008 - Petoefi Hall, Budapest, HU
Regain Records has announced that THYRFING's currently untitled new album is set for a release date of October 22, 3008.
Few other details have surfaced about their new album. The band has been in the studio since May recording and the cover artwork will be done by Swedish artist Mikael Schelén and layout and photos by Jens Rydén.
Swedish vikings THYRFING are currently recording their new untitled studio album. The band have so far layed down drums, guitars and are currently recording synthesizers. The cover artwork will be done by Swedish artist Mikael Schelén and layout and photos by Jens Rydén. The new album is scheduled to be released in late 2008/early 2009.
Their current line-up is as follows:
Jens Rydén - Vocals
Patrik Lindgren - Guitars
Joakim "Jocke" Kristensson - Drums
Kimmy Sjolund - Bass
Peter Lof - Synthesizers
Swedish viking metallers THYRFING have entered the studio. The band states the following:
"This weekend we started the recordings of the sixth album!"
"The album will be co-produced by Thyrfing and Jörgen Svensson of Tyroon Production (www.tyroon.com). The recordings and mixing will take place between April and June and the album is scheduled for release through Regain Records in October. Stay tuned for some visual and textual reports and other shite from the workshop!"
Sweden's THYRFING have issued the following update:
"After a decade in the band, both (singer) Thomas Väänänen and (guitarist) Henrik Svegsjö have decided to leave Thyrfing. They have informed us that they lack the motivation needed for another album.
We have split ways on good terms, and would like to thank them for all these great years.
With this being said, we hereby welcome Jens Rydén to the band as new vocalist. Jens is best known as founding member and ex-vocalist of NAGLFAR and recently also for his one-man army PROFUNDI.
We all feel very enthusiastic about bringing new blood into the band and it will be very interesting to write and compile the next Thyrfing album together.
For the time being we will go on with one guitar player, and time will tell what happens to the second guitar position…"
Norwegian legends MAYHEM have been confirmed for the Gates of Metal festival, set to take place August 4-5 at at Folkets Park in Hultsfred, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET
Around 16 bands will perform over the course of the two days, with a total of 5,000 tickets available, priced at 666 SEK.
Ministry and Helloween have been confirmed as the headliners of the Gates of Metal festival, set to take place August 4-5 at at Folkets Park in Hultsfred, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
Around 16 bands will perform over the course of the two days, with 5,000 tickets scheduled to be released on February 16, priced at 666 SEK!
For more information (in Swedish), visit www.gatesofmetal.se.
The organizers of the Heathen Crusade Metalfest and the members of THYRFING are happy to announce that Toni Kocmut will be performing several songs with THYRFING during their set at the Heathen Crusade. For those of you who do not recognize the name, Toni performs the “clean” vocals on THYRFING’S releases. What makes this performance special is that this will be the first time that Toni has EVER performed live with THYRFING.
Patrik Lindgren of THYRFING had the following to say regarding Toni’s upcoming performance: "Of course we are very excited and thrilled about the fact that Toni is about to perform with us for the first time. We have been working with him on the albums for six years now, and have known him even longer than that, so of course the idea has been up for discussion, but now the plans are finally being realized. This addition to the line-up is making this gig even more unique than it already is, and I hope that the audience will appreciate this exclusive feature."
The Heathen Crusade Metalfest is set to take place on Saturday, January 21, 2006, at the Star Central in Columbia Heights, Minnesota. Also scheduled to appear are Finland's MOONSORROW, Ireland's PRIMORDIAL, THE CHASM, NOVEMBERS DOOM, TODESBONDEN, TYPHUS, DUMAH, AUTUMN ETERNAL and ENSHRINED.
Tickets for this ALL AGES show are on sale now ($25 in advance, $30 day of show). Additional information (schedule, hotels, vendors, band info, venue location, etc…) is available at the Heathen Crusade Official Website.
Sweden Rock Festival will take place on June 9 to 11, 2005 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The progressive metal band Dream Theater have just been confirmed for the festival. Other confirmed band are as follows:
Swedish bands: Morgana Lefay, Satanic Slauter, Symphorce, Crystal Eyes, Yngwie Malmsteen, Candlemass, Hammerfall, Therion, Hellfueled, Statetrooper, A.C.T, Thryfing
Foreign bands: Mötley Crüe (US), Accept (D), DIO (UK), Saxon (UK), Kansas (US), Styx (US), Blackfoot (US), Magnum (UK), Sebastian Bach (US), Helix (CAN), Vixen (US), Sonata Arctica (FIN), Robin Trower (US), Nazareth (UK), Shakra (CH), Force Of Evil (DK)