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Tyr Interviews and Features
Below are our features and interviews with Tyr.
On the first day Metalheim Festival I had the chance to sit down and chat with Gunnar Thomsen, Kari Streymoy, and Terji Skibenaes of Tyr. The guys talked to me about their desires to expand musically and what we can expect from Tyr in the future, as well as some interesting tour experiences. More...
All it takes is one look at the lead singer/guitarist for Týr, Heri Joensen, to know why they call his music "Viking Metal." Hailing from the land just southeast of Iceland, called the Faeroe Islands, his bands Týr and Heljareyga have been introducing the world to a new blend of metal and folk music. A veteran of the European festivals, Joensen has also toured various countries, singing in both English and the native Faeroese to crowds everywhere. Most of the time, the crowds sing back even though they probably haven't the slightest idea what they're saying in Faeroese, just having a good time.
While in the process of completing Týr's forthcoming 2011 album, Joensen gave a few words to MetalUnderground.com. This sheds some light on how much Faeroese folk music influences his music, his tastes in vodka, and what to do if your band sings in a language that half the world doesn't understand. More...