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Tyr

Formed: 1998
From: Faroe Islands
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Tyr News

Below is our complete Tyr 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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Tyr Announces Dates With Korpiklaani

Tyr has announced the band will tour in the U.K. and Ireland with Sabaton and Korpiklaanni later this year, the tour kicking off in Norwich on November 28th, 2014. Currently announced dates are as follows:

11/28th NORWICH - Waterfront
11/29th BRIGHTON - Concorde 2
11/30th PLYMOUTH - White Rabbit
12/2nd READING - Sub89
12/3rd WEYMOUTH - The Pavillion
12/5th GLASGOW - QMU
12/6th DUBLIN - The Academy
12/7th BELFAST - Limelight
12/8th MANCHESTER - The Ritz
12/9th WOLVERHAMPTON - Slade Rooms

These dates will only feature Korpklaani and Tyr (no Sabaton):

12/1st BRISTOL - The Fleece
12/4th LONDON - Islington Academy More...

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Tyr Announces North American Tour With Eluveitie

Tyr will be returning to North America in the fall of 2014 with Switzerland's Eluveitie, while Estonia's Metsatöll will be the opening act for the tour.

The tour will begin on September 19th in Baltimore, MD. The confirmed list of dates are available below.

Earlier this year, Tyr unveiled the music video for "The Lay of Our Love," taken from most recent album, "Valkyrja." The song features a vocal duet with Leaves' Eyes vocalist Liv Kristine and can be seen below.

09/19 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
09/20 Charlotte, NC Chop Shop
09/21 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
09/22 Ybor City, FL The Orpheum
09/23 Fort Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
09/25 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
09/26 San Antonio, TX Tequila Rock Room
09/27 Dallas, TX Granada Theater
09/29 Tempe, AZ Club Red More...

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Tyr Wins Faroese Music Awards

Tyr has been honored in the band's homeland with three awards at this year's Faroese Music Awards festivities.

The band won in the catagories of Band of the Year 2013, Album of the Year 2013, and Album cover of the Year 2013. Fans can learn more about the awards at this location and watch a national news broadcast where KVF TV mentions Tyr as one of the two big winners.

Tyr is currently on tour with Children of Bodom for the "Halo of Blood over North America" tour. Upcoming Tyr dates are available after the jump. The band's latest album "Valkyrja" was released in September of 2013. More...

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Tyr Releases New Music Video

Tyr has unveiled a music video for "The Lay of Our Love," taken from the band's most recent album, "Valkyrja."

The song features a vocal duet with Leaves' Eyes vocalist Liv Kristine and the video was produced by Stanimir Lukic, directed by Ivan Colic, and can be seen below courtesy of RevolverMag.com.

The band comments: "We've wanted to make a CGI video for a long time, and this is our first one, so we're obviously excited for the release and reception of the video. On top of that, the presence of Liv in the video makes it even more special. All in all we're very pleased with the result."

TÝR will be joining Children of Bodom on the "Halo of Blood over North America" tour in early 2014. The tour will embark on February 14th in Quebec City. Find a full list of upcoming tour dates after the jump. You can also stream the band's latest album in full at this location. More...

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Korpiklaani Announces Tour Dates With Tyr

Korpiklaani and Tyr are very pleased to announce a tour of Central and South America at the end of May. 2014. Korpiklaani's Jonne comments:

"It is really cool to get a chance to come back to again. We've been missing the heat of your weather but most the heat of the South American people!"

Heri adds: “We were very warmly received in Brazil on our first visit ever to South America and I’ve wanted to go back ever since. Finally we get the chance to go back, and even to visit more countries. I expect this to be an amazing trip for us, and I hope to see a lot of people at the shows."

30.05.2014 Brazil, Data Disponível
31.05.2014 Brazil, Sao Paulo - Clash Club
01.06.2014 Brazil, Rio de Janeiro - Teatro odisséia
03.06.2014 Argentina, City Buenos Aires - Venue Teatro Vorterix More...

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Children Of Bodom Announces North American Tour

Finnish heavy metal powerhouse Children Of Bodom will make a triumphant return to North America this February.

The band has announced a six week major market headlining tour that will kick off on February 14th in Quebec City, QC and hit 32 markets across the U.S. and Canada before wrapping with a two night stand at NYC's Irving Plaza on March 28-29.

Brought to you by ESP Guitars, the tour will feature support from folk metal heroes Tyr (and "special guests TBA") and represents COB's first stateside headlining tour since the release of the band's new LP "Halo of Blood" (reviewed here). More...

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Tyr Streaming Full New Album

Tyr is streaming brand new album, "Valkyrja," all weekend. The album can be heard in its entirety beginning today (Friday the 13th) through Monday, September 16th. Check it out below or at the Metal Blade website. The label comments:

"Fans: this is your chance to hear previously unreleased tracks, including The Lay of Our Love, which features Leaves' Eyes vocalist Liv Kristine. Plus, Tyr's covers of Iron Maiden's Where Eagles Dare and Pantera's Cemetary Gate, which about.com called 'downright amazing, faithfully capturing the emotional essence of the original.' Additionally, George Kollias was enlisted to handle drum recording duties on Valkyrja."

In terms of what the band hopes fans take away from the album, bassist Gunnar H. Thomsen states, "I hope they will enjoy it and they like the new direction as well as (guitarist) Terji's bigger involvement in writing and George's drumming. We had a more upbeat direction without changing Tyr's style."

"Valkyrja," the seventh full-length album from Tyr, will be released next week in North America. Tyr is on tour now with Finntroll and Skalmold in Europe. Dates are available below. More...

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Týr Posts "Blood Of Heroes" Music Video

Faroese metal act Týr posted a new video for the track "Blood of Heroes." The song appears on the forthcoming release "Valkyrja," which is scheduled for release on September 16th (EU) and September 17th (North America) via Metal Blade Records.

The track listing for "Valkyrja" is:

1. Blood of Heroes
2. Mare of My Night
3. Hel Hath No Fury
4. The Lay of Our Love
5. Nation
6. Another Fallen Brother (streaming here)
7. Grindavísan
8. Into the Sky
9. Fánar Burtur Brandaljóð
10. Lady of the Slain
11. Valkyrja
12. Where Eagles Dare (Iron Maiden Cover)
13. Cemetery Gates (Pantera Cover)

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Tyr Streaming New Track

Tyr is due to release new album "Valkyrja" on September 17th in North America and September 16th in Europe. The band has now teamed up with Metal Hammer Germany to stream the song "Another Fallen Brother." Check it out in the player provided below.

To hear more from the album, check out the previously posted tracks "Mare of My Night" and "Blood of Heroes."

Tyr will be heading out on a European tour with Finntroll in September. Dates are avaialble after the jump. More...

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Tyr Taps Amon Ellingsgaard For Tour

"Valkyrja," the seventh full-length album from the Faroe Islands natives, Tyr, will be released on September 17th in North America and September 16th in Europe.

Tyr is happy to announce that Amon Ellingsgaard will be drumming for the band on a European tour with Finntrol. Amon is currently drummer for Heri Joensen's side project, Heljareyga. Many fans may already be familiar with Amon, who is also the nephew of former drummer Kari Streymoy, as he has filled in for Tyr before on the first Paganfest in 2008.

Dates for the trek are available below, or you can also hear the new song "Mare of My Night" over at this location. More...

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Týr Posts In Studio Footage For "Valkyrja"

Týr posted behind the scenes footage of the band recording the new release "Valkyrja" at Hansen Studios with famed producer Jacob Hansen. The album is due out via Metal Blade Records on September 13th (G/A/S), September 16th (EU) and September 17th (North America). The video features drummer George Kollias (Nile), who guest stars on the album along with Liv Kristine (Leaves' Eyes).

The track listing for "Valkyrja" is:

1. Blood of Heroes
2. Mare of My Night
3. Hel Hath No Fury
4. The Lay of Our Love
5. Nation
6. Another Fallen Brother
7. Grindavísan
8. Into the Sky
9. Fánar Burtur Brandaljóð
10. Lady of the Slain
11. Valkyrja
12. Where Eagles Dare (Iron Maiden Cover)
13. Cemetery Gates (Pantera Cover)

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Tyr Posts New Track Online

Faroe Islands folk metallers Tyr have teamed up with MetalInsider.net to stream a new track online titled "Mare of My Night." Give the song a listen below.

The track appears on upcoming album "Valkyrja" due for release on September 13th (G/A/S), September 16th (EU), and September 17th (North America). You can also listen to the previously posted song "Blood of Heroes" over at this location. More...

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Týr Streaming New Track "Blood Of Heroes"

Týr is streaming the new track "Blood of Heroes." The song appears on the band's upcoming new release "Valkyrja," the first for new label Metal Blade Records. The new album is slated for release on September 13th (G/A/S), September 16th (EU) and September 17th (North America).

"Valkyrja" is a concept album with a story line based loosely around an anonymous Viking age warrior who leaves his woman and goes off to impress the Valkyrie on the battlefield so that she may bring him to Valhalla, or to Fólkvangr, the home of Freyja—the goddess associated with love, sexuality, beauty, fertility, gold, sorcery, war, and death. One can say the album is also indirectly about women and how they affect men and what men will do to impress and obtain women. Frontman and founder Heri Joensen goes on to explain: “the woman that the warrior leaves may represent the earthly women. Freyja, The Lady Of The Slain, may represent the perfection of Women, and the Valkyrie is the link between the two, taking men from earthly to godly women."

The album was produced by Jacob Hansen and the drums were recorded by Nile drummer George Kollias. Check out "Blood of Heroes" here:

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Skalmold To Tour With Finntroll

Icelandic metal act Skalmold has announced upcoming tour dates in support of latest album "Börn Loka" (reviewed here). The band comments:

"Europe, we are coming - Prepare for an Invasion from the North! We are glad to announce that Skálmöld will be joining Finntroll and Týr in September/October for 40 days of touring around the continent. The Icelandic, The Faroese and The Finnish + Metal and Beer = The best party you will ever attend! See you there!" More...

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Tyr Taps George Kollias For New Album

Tyr, hailing all the way from the Faroe Islands, is currently recording a new album with producer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Aborted, Mercenary) at his studio in Denmark.

For drum tracking on this album, Tyr has enlisted the services of George Kollias, primarily known for his work in Nile and Nightfall. A video featuring drum tracking highlights, as well as a short message from Kollias, is available below.

George Kollias comments on the experience: "Hey Týr fans, this is George Kollias and I hope you are ALL ready for a crushing new album from Týr! I had the pleasure to record the drums on the new album, we had an absolutely great time in the studio and I gotta tell you, the material is super strong and catchy, I'm 100% sure you will all love this new album!! Big thanks to Heri, Terji and Gunnar for the opportunity and to Jacob Hansen for his incredible work with the recordings!"

The band adds: "It was a pleasure to have George in studio. He's an amazing drummer and he certainly made an impact on this album. We're very excited to release this album." More...

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Tyr To Record New Album

Tyr, hailing all the way from the Faroe Islands, will once again return to North America and this time the band will be performing as part of Paganfest 2013 with Ensiferum, Heidevolk, Trollfest, and Helsott.

The tour will begin on Saturday, March 30th in Denver, CO, and wraps up on April 21st in New York, NY at the Gramercy Theater. Tickets are on sale now, and the list of dates can be found below.

Following Paganfest, Tyr will begin recording a seventh full-length album. The title and art are yet to be announced and are to be considered works in progress, but vocalist/guitarist Heri Joensen has divulged that the album "is about women. Earthly women, valkyries and goddesses. It touches on subjects from Nordic mythology such as the quest for fame, death in battle and Valhalla."

Some of the song titles thus far include: "Mare Of My Night" and "Come My Valkyrie." Tyr has also confirmed that the band will collaborate with producer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Aborted, Mercenary) for the fifth consecutive album. Hansen has produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered the band's previous four albums: "The Lay of Thrym," "By the Light of the Northern Star," "Land," and "Ragnarock." More...

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Ensiferum Comments On Headlining Paganfest

Finnish folk metal merchants Ensiferum are pleased to announce their return to North American soil as headliners of the fourth edition of Paganfest America. The band comments:

"Finally, Ensiferum will to return to North America! It's been way too long since we shared wild Paganfest nights with our brothers and sisters across the ocean. We will not come to pillage your cities alone; it's a great honor to join forces with Týr, Heidevolk, Trollfest and Helsott for this once-in-a-lifetime tour."

Ensiferum will be touring in support of the "Unsung Heroes" full-length released in North America last Fall via Spinefarm Records. The epic jaunt will commence March 30th in Denver and pillage through 21 cities and includes a slot on this year’s New England Metal & Hardcore Fest in Worcester, Massachusetts. Support on the trek will be provided by Týr, Heidevolk, Trollfest and Helsott. Dates are available below. More...

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70000 Tons Of Metal Posts Final Lineup

The annual 70000 Tons of Metal cruise posted the final lineup of bands for the upcoming event, which kicks off Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Port of Miami in Florida. On Friday, the final six bands were revealed to be: Nightmare, Threat Signal, Anaal Nathrakh, ETECC, Steel Engraved and Fatal Smile.

The complete lineup is as follows:

3 Inches of Blood
Anaal Nathrakh
Anacrusis
Angra (w/Fabio Lione on vocals)
Arkona
Delain
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Doro
Dragonforce
Ektomorf
Ensiferum
ETECC
Evergrey
Fatal Smile
Flotsam & Jetsam
Gotthard
Heidevolk
Helloween
Helstar
Holy Grail
Immolation
In Flames
Inquisition
Kreator
Lacuna Coil
Lizzy Borden
Metal Church More...

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Paganfest America Announces Dates

The official dates for the annual Paganfest America traveling festival, featuring Ensiferum, Tyr, Heidevolk, Trollfest and Helsott, have officially been revealed.

The following dates are confirmed:

3/30 - Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
4/01 - Tempe, AZ @ 910 Live
4/03 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
4/04 - Reno, NV @ The Alley
4/05 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
4/06 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
4/07 - Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
4/09 - Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room
4/10 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange
4/11 - Winnipeg, MB @ Zoo Cabaret
4/12 - Saint Paul, MN @ Station 4
4/13 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
4/14 - Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
4/15 - Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
4/16 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Note
4/17 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
4/18 - Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
4/19 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance Theater
4/20 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (NE Metalfest)
4/21 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre More...

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More Bands Announced For NEM&HF 2013

The latest round of bands confirmed to storm the stage at New England Metal and Hardcore Festival XV has today been announced. The fresh additions to the brutal three-day event include Alleageon, Alpha & Omega, Born Low, MurderDeathKill and Dark Sermon, as well as Baltimore hardcore squad Trapped Under Ice and New Jersey’s renowned explosive tech metal practitioners The Dillinger Escape Plan.

A tour based around the fest has also been created by MassConcerts, something they’ve done for the past four years. Dubbed Mission Quest to Metal Fest, the trek was formed in order to help a few of the bands get to and from NEMHF this year. This year the tour unifies Expire, Alpha & Omega, Power Trip, Twitching Tongues, and Antagonist A.D. on a ten-date assault leading up to their individual performances at the festival.

Stated promoter Scott Lee on the formation of this built-in tour: “We are really proud of this year’s lineup, and to bring these bands together leading up to it. The tour includes Expire who played last year, California powerhouse Alpha & Omega, Power Trip who is an up-and-coming hardcore band from Texas, and Twitching Tongues. We're also very excited to have Antagonist A.D. from New Zealand; they are the band coming from the farthest away for the fest. Pretty happy to have them; we love putting foreign bands on the bill!” More...

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