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Thyrfing

Formed: 1995
From: Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Thyrfing News

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.

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Thyrfing Confirmed For Rock Area Festival

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.

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Thyrfing Clarifies Festival Appearances

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."

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Thyrfing To Headline Jotunheim Festival

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.

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Manegarm Announces Album Release Party

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."

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Thyrfing Announces New Guitarist Fredrik Jansson

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.

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Initial Bands, Dates Announced For Ragnarok Fest

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:

ADORNED BROOD
ALESTORM (UK)
ALKONOST (RUS)
ANDRAS
COR SCORPII (NOR)
DARK FORTRESS
DORNENREICH (AUT) – "Metal Show"
DRAUGNIM (FIN)
EINHERJER (NOR) – Reunion
FALCHION (FIN)
FEJD (SWE)
FINSTERFORST
FJOERGYN – "Jahreszeiten"-Release-Show
IRRBLOSS (SWE)
KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI (FIN)
KORPIKLAANI (FIN)
MANEGARM (SWE)
MELECHESH (NL)
METSATÖLL (EST)
MIDNATTSOL
SARKOM (NOR)
THYRFING (SWE)
TYR (FO)
YGGDRASIL (SWE)

For more information about the festival, check out their website at ragnaroek-festival.com.

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Thyrfing Announces New Album Tracklisting

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
3. Isolation
4. Hels vite
5. Griftefrid
6. Becoming The Eye
7. Tre vintrar – två solar

Click here to watch a teaser of the new album.

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Manegarm Announced As Support On Heidenfest

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

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Release Date Set For Thyrfing's New Album

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.

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Thyrfing Reveals New Album Details

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

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Thyrfing Enter the Studio

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!"

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Thyrfing Lose Singer and Guitarist

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…"

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Mayhem Confirmed For Gates of Metal Festival

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):

AMORPHIS
DISMEMBER
HAMMERFALL
HELLOWEEN
LUMSK
MACHINE MEN
MAYHEM
MINISTRY
NAGLFAR
NARNIA
ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET
RED HARVEST
SAVAGE CIRCUS
THRYFING

Around 16 bands will perform over the course of the two days, with a total of 5,000 tickets available, priced at 666 SEK.

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Ministry, Helloween To Headline Gates Of Metal

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:

Ministry
Helloween
Amorphis
Savage Circus
Lumsk
Thryfing

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.

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Second Thryfing Vocalist At Heathen Crusdade

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.

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Dream Theater Confirmed For Sweden Rock Festival

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)

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