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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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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
Angra (w/Fabio Lione on vocals)
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter
Fatal Smile
Flotsam & Jetsam
Holy Grail
In Flames
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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NEMHF 2013 Lineup Revealed

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...

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Delain And Heidevolk Confirmed For 70K Tons Cruise

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
Helloween More...

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Ensiferum To Headline Paganfest America

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...

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Tiamat And Evergrey Playing 70,000 Tons Of Metal

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:

METAL CHURCH (Reunion Show)

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Tyr Confirmed For 70,000 Tons Of Metal

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...

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Tyr Inks Deal With Metal Blade Records

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.

Additionally, a video was released on Metal Blade TV in which Brian Slagel interviews the band. The video can be seen here now. More...

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Korpiklaani Announces North American Tour

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...

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Scar Of The Sun Announces European Tour

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...

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Metalheim Festival 2011

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...

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Black Troll Winterfest Trailer Posted

A trailer for the upcoming Black Troll Winterfest was posted (seen below). The event takes place on November 12, 2011 at Rwe Halle in Mülheim, Germany.

Confirmed bands for the festival are:

XIV Dark Centuries
Chain of Dogs

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Tyr Announces "Dead Tyrants Tour" With Moonsorrow

Tyr has announced the upcoming "Dead Tyrants" European tour with Moonsorrow and Crimfall. Dates are as follows:

08.11.11 Tue DE Hamburg @ Markthalle
09.11.11 Wed DE Osnabrück @ Ballroom
10.11.11 Thu NL Ulft @ Drufabriek
11.11.11 Fri NL Kerkrade @ The Rock Temple
12.11.11 Sat DE Mülheim an der Ruhr @ Black Troll Winterfest
13.11.11 Sun DE Mühltal bei Darmstadt @ Steinbruch Theater
14.11.11 Mon DE Ingolstadt @ Paradox
16.11.11 Wed DE Ludwigsburg @ RoFa
17.11.11 Thu BE Vosselaar @ Biebob
18.11.11 Fri DE Lindau @ Vaudeville
19.11.11 Sat CH Dietikon/Zürich @ SoundDock 14
20.11.11 Sun CH Monthey @ Pont-Rouge
21.11.11 Mon FR Colmar @ Le Grillen
22.11.11 Tue FR Paris @ La Scene Bastille
23.11.11 Wed FR Toulouse @ Le Ramier
24.11.11 Thu ES Madrid @ Sala Caracol
25.11.11 Fri ES Barcelona @ Sala Razzmatazz 2
26.11.11 Sat ES Bilbao @ Sala Santana27
27.11.11 Sun FR Montpellier @ Secret Place
29.11.11 Tue IT Romagnano Sesia (Novara) @ R'n'R Arena
30.11.11 Wed IT Bologna @ Sottotetto
01.12.11 Thu SL Ljubljana @ Menza Pri Koritu
02.12.11 Fri AT Wien @ Escape
03.12.11 Sat AT Leoben @ Oberlandhalle
04.12.11 Sun DE Cham @ Eventhalle L.A. Live-Style Cafe
06.12.11 Tue HU Budapest @ Club 202
07.12.11 Wed PL Warsaw @ Military Camp Festival
09.12.11 Fri CZ Zlin @ Masters of Rock Cafe
10.12.11 Sat DE Glauchau @ Alte Spinnerei
11.12.11 Sun DE Berlin @ Magnet Club More...

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Tyr Tops CMJ Loud Rock Chart With New Album

For the first time in their career Faroese pagan metallers Tyr have topped the CMJ Loud Rock radio charts for their brand-new album, "The Lay of Thrym." The longplayer had the previous week charted at #31, and now upon the week of its release shoots all the way up to #1.

Commenting on this achievement, frontman Heri Joensen says, "I almost fell off my cozy couch this morning when I got the message that our album was #1 on the CMJ Loud Rock radio charts - we had not even hoped for anything like this. We're thrilled to have been recieved this well by the radio stations across the US, and we're facinated so many people want to hear our songs.

"However, with this album, we deliberately tried to hit a broader audience, preferably outside the usual Folk/Pagan/Viking scene, and it looks like it has paid off. So even though we're surprised, it was sort of what we were aiming for; it just appears to have worked better than we anticipated. I'm almost tempted to say, 'Look, mom - I'm on top of the world!'"

You can also check out footage from the band's time in the studio recording the album by heading over here.

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Metalhit Offering New Free Compilation

Digital download store Metalhit.com has launched its second monthly compilation to be available for free download worldwide. Owner, Mike Riddick, comments:

“What’s unique about these monthly compilations is that they feature as-of-yet unreleased tracks from metal bands spanning a variety of genres. Metalheads want to be ‘in the know’ on the latest titles, and what better way to do this than to offer up legal downloads of the latest from metal’s greatest labels...days-to-weeks before their official release!”

Metalhit’s second compilation includes 11 downloadable tracks from Acephalix, Autopsy, Inevitable End, Indestructible Noise Command, Vreid, Amorphis, Tyr, Gamma Ray, Bleeding Fist, Flame and Gallhammer. The compilation can be downloaded at this location. A new set of unreleased free songs will be be made available in mid-June.

Visitors to Metalhit’s site may also enter to win a free copy of Autopsy's latest CD, “Macabre Eternal,” courtesy of Peaceville Records.

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Napalm Records Seeking Fan Feedback On Compilation

Napalm Records has issued the following announcement about seeking fan feedback on which songs to use for an upcoming 15 track sampler release:

"Due to the great feedback we received regarding the free & exclusive Facebook MP3 Compilation, we have decided to release a 'Volume 2' soon! We would like you to help us choose the track list for the 15-track sampler that will feature 'Napalm Records Classics.'

"We have put together a list of 50 possible 'classics' and started a poll on the official Napalm Records Facebook page! So become a fan and vote for your favorite classic track! The top 15 tracks will be included on the compilation, which will of course be free again and only available on our Facebook page!"

Bands appearing on the poll include Tyr, Tristania, Sirenia, Summoning, Korpiklaani, Leaves' Eyes, and more.

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Tyr Posts Footage From The Studio Online

Viking metal act Tyr has posted some new footage from the studio online, which can be viewed below. The band has also announced that work is completed on an upcoming sixth full-length album, which is due for a tentative late spring/early summer release through Napalm Records.

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More Bands Announced For Summer Breeze Fest

Aborted, As I Lay Dying, and Crowbar have now been confirmed to perform at the 2011 edition of the Summer Breeze festival, which is set to take place from August 18th - 20th, 2011. Additional details on the festival can be found here. The currently announced lineup is as follows:

In Extremo
Bolt Thrower
Arch Enemy
As I Lay Dying
Suicidal Tendencies
Corvus Corax
Saltatio mortis
Sonic syndicate
Farmer boys
Hail of bullets
Comeback kid
The haunted
Hayseed dixie
Smoke blow
Emil bulls
Devil sold his soul More...

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Powerwolf Confirms Festival Date

Heavy metallers Powerwolf have announced that they will be taking part in this year's edition of the Rockharz Open Air festival, set to take place between July 7-9, 2011 at Airport Ballenstedt in Harz, Germany.

The confirmed line-up includes:


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