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.
"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.
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
6. Another Fallen Brother
8. Into the Sky
9. Fánar Burtur Brandaljóð
10. Lady of the Slain
12. Where Eagles Dare (Iron Maiden Cover)
13. Cemetery Gates (Pantera Cover)
Check out the video here: More...
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...
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:
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
Angra (w/Fabio Lione on vocals)
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Flotsam & Jetsam
Metal Church More...
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...
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...
Promoter MassConcerts detailed the 2013 edition of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival's annual event at The Palladium in Worcester, Mass. The three day festival commences on Friday April 19, 2013, with a kick off event on Thursday, April 18th. The press release reads as follows:
"For the 2013 installment, the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL will once again overthrow the historic venue, The Palladium, in Worcester, Massachusetts, this year marking the 15th anniversary of the iconic weekend-long gathering! The festivities will commence with a pre-party on April 18th, 2013 and the three official days of the fest following on the 19th, 20th, and 21st.
"Commented the festival’s founder Scott Lee of MassConcerts: 'I am excited with how far we have come and am ecstatic for this to be on our 15th year! It has been a long, interesting journey. We always try to make it a memorable event and we really hope you all enjoy the festival this year.'
"With more than forty acts from all realms of the extreme music world already set to storm the two stages of NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL XV -- and with many more to be announced in the coming weeks -- the confirmed headliners for the event will include Hatebreed, Opeth and Suicidal Tendencies, as well as legendary thrash titans Anthrax performing their Among The Living album in its entirety, as part of their headlining spot on the Metal Alliance Tour.
"View the full list of bands set to confirm this year below. Tickets for the event will go on sale next Wednesday, January 16th."
The lineup includes: More...
Promoters of the upcoming 70000 Tons of Metal Cruise, to be held from January 28, 2013 to February 1, 2013, have announced the addition of a Dutch two pack, symphonic metal band Delain and folk bank Heidevolk. Thirteen band are still left to be announced, but the updated lineup is as follows:
Angra (w/Fabio Lione on vocals)
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Flotsam & Jetsam
Rock the Nation America is very proud to bring fans the 4th edition of Paganfest America. The lineup will include Finland's Ensiferum, along with the return of Tyr and additional support from Heidevolk, Trollfest, and Helsott. The tour is scheduled to kick off late March 2013 and will cover both the United States and Canada. Ensiferum comments:
"So 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 TYR, HEIDEVOLK and TROLLFEST for this once in a lifetime tour. See you soon folks!"
Dates for the tour are coming soon, and the tour poster can also be found below. More...
The heavy metal cruise 70,000 Tons of Metal will set sail this coming January 28th, 2013 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami, FL. The organizers of the cruise have now announced both Tiamat and Evergrey as the latest confirmed bands. For more info and to book a cabin, head over to this location.
So far the following 23 out of 40 total acts have been announced:
DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM
METAL CHURCH (Reunion Show)
RAGE and LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTRA
SUBWAY TO SALLY
The organizers of the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise have issued the following announcement about confirming Tyr for the 2013 edition:
"After crossing the North Atlantic 70,000 Tons of Metal stopped at the Faroe Islands to pick up some of their good old friends. Please welcome TÝR on board The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise! Now they continue their journey into the Norwegian Sea, course East South-East. And what are their Scouts on the European mainland doing... how far East will they go?
"Are you ready to start next year in style? Just imagine: In January 2013, 40 Heavy Metal bands and 2,000 fans from all over the World will go to the Caribbean to take over the luxury cruise ship 'Majesty of the Seas' for 5 days and 4 nights. Book your cabin now at this location and be part of Heavy Metal History made in the Caribbean once again on 70,000 Tons of Metal, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise! The Original Metal Cruise: Home of the biggest open air stage to sail the oceans!
"And they also spare no expense to remove the seats in front of the stage in the theater, or do you really like seated Heavy Metal shows? This is 70,000 Tons of Metal, The World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise where you enjoy unrestricted festival access to all live shows on board. And don't forget, every band plays twice! There are also Open Mic Nights, Clinics, Work-Shops, the infamous 70,000 Tons of Metal Karaoke, Bars that never close, you heard right: They don't close, two full days at Sea, a fun-and-sun-filled day on a beautiful Caribbean Island and an opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists that all join us for the entire trip. It's like everyone has a backstage pass!" More...
Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the label's latest signing as the Faroe Islands natives, Týr! The deal was signed in Hollywood, CA on Wednesday, September 12th at the Rainbow (pictured below).
The band is currently on tour with Korpiklaani, Moonsorrow, and more. The tour will wrap up this Sunday in Worcester, MA, after which the band will return home to Europe for several shows and to begin production on a new album.
Finnish traditional folk metal pioneer, Korpiklaani, has announced its headlining “Manala North American Tour,” which is set to kick off in late-August. Moonsorrow, Týr, and Metsatöll will accompany Korpiklaani on the run, which will come in the wake of the group’s eighth studio album, "Manala," due out August 14th on Nuclear Blast.
A full list of tour-dates can be seen below. To get a taste of the new album, check out the lyric video for "Kunnia" at this location.
Aug 25 Mexico, MEX @ Circo Volador (Korpiklaani ONLY)
Aug 28 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Theatre
Aug 29 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Aug 30 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Aug 31 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
Sep 1 Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's
Sep 2 St Paul, MN @ Station-4
Sep 3 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
Sep 4 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Sep 5 Billings, MT @ Manny's
Sep 6 Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
Sep 8 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Sep 9 Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater
Sep 10 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
Sep 11 San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
Sep 12 Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
Sep 13 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Sep 14 Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
Sep 15 Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point
Sep 18 Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
Sep 19 Buffalo, NY @ Club Infinity
Sep 20 Reading, PA @ Reverb
Sep 21 Springfield, VA @ Empire
Sep 22 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
Sep 23 Worcester, MA @ Palladium More...
Scar of the Sun has issued the following announcement about heading out on a European tour with Rage:
"Hello everybody! We're very pleased to announce our first European tour in order to support our debut album 'A Series Of Unfortunate Concurrencies,' out last May/June trough Scarlet Records.
"The band will be the opening act for the 'Metal Firestorm 2012' tour of the German metal legends Rage. Special guests also involve the legendary Viking metal band TYR, hailing from Faroe Islands and the modern/progressive metal heroes Communic from Norway. The tour will involve 14 concerts within 16 days, covering Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France and Spain. The exact dates are the following:
23.03.12 Fri DE Speyer @ Halle 101
24.03.12 Sat DE Andernach @ JUZ
25.03.12 Sun DE Braunschweig @ Meier Music Hall
27.03.12 Tue DE Hamburg @ Markthalle
28.03.12 Wed DE Nürnberg @ Hirsch
29.03.12 Thu DE Bochum @ Zeche
30.03.12 Fri DE Aschaffenburg @ Colos-Saal
31.03.12 Sat DE Mauerstetten @ Sonnenhof
01.04.12 Sun CH Pratteln @ Z7
02.04.12 Mon IT Milan @ Bitte Club
03.04.12 Tue FR Montpellier @ Secret Place
05.04.12 Thu ES Madrid @ Sala Caracol
06.04.12 Fri ES Valencia @ Sala Rock City
07.04.12 Sat ES Pamplona @ Sala Totem More...
The week leading up to Metalheim festival was taut with anticipation, and excitement. The festival is hosted by the wonderful people at Metalheim Productions and takes place in two cities, Helsinki and Oulu. Each day featured five bands, and they travel between the two cities so we all partake in the epicness of the tour.
This year’s agenda boasted a fantastic lineup both days. Naturally, the week dragged on and on; and with a brand new Canon eos just waiting to be used, it felt like eternity until Friday. I finally arrived at Nosturi, and was lucky indeed to be able to interview Ville Sorvali of Moonsorrow, and later met with Kari, Gunnar and Terji of Tyr. Read the interview with Ville Sorvali here, others coming soon! More...