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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 Confirms Festival Appearance

Faroe Island folk metallers Tyr have been confirmed as the next act to be taking part in the 70000 Tons of Metal crusise ship festival. 70000 Tons of Metal will sail Monday, January 24, 2011 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami, Florida to Cozumel, Mexico. 14 more bands are still to be announced.

70000 Tons of Metal confirmed line-up:
Agent Steel
Amon Amarth
Death Angel
Ensiferum
Epica
Exodus
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Forbidden
Iced Earth
Korpiklaani
Marduk
Moonspell
Obituary
Rage
Raven
Saxon
Sodom
Sonata Arctica
Swashbuckle
Testament
Trouble
Tyr
Uli Jon Roth
Unleashed
Witchburner

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Tyr Announces U.S. Headlining Show

Viking metal act Tyr have announced details regarding the band's only U.S. headlining show for all of 2010. The show is set to take place on September 11th, 2010 at the Clash Bar in Clifton, New Jersey. Support on the show will come from New York's Desdemon and Canada's Battlesoul.

Tyr are also set to perform at this year's ProgPower USA XI festival taking place September 8th until 11th, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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ProgPower USA XI Lineup Announced

The full lineup for the 11th annual installment of ProgPower USA has been finalized for this September's festivities. The event, which is held in Atlanta, Georgia, will include a plethora of both stateside and European acts, including headlining acts Kamelot, Accept, and Hammerfall, along with Turisas, Nocturnal Rites, and more. This year's festival will also mark the first American appearances from Paradox, Leprous, Delain, Tarot (featuring Marcto Hietala of Nightwish), Seventh Wonder, and many more international acts.

In addition to the main two days of the event, there will be two days of pre-fest shows and activities based around ProgPower, including a Mid-Week Mayhem show on Wednesday, September 8th, and a Fest Kick-Off Show on Thursday, September 9th. More information on the festival can be found at this location.

The festival's itinerary is as follows: More...

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Mob Rule To Perform At Winternachtstraum Festival

Germany's Mob Rules have announced they will be performing at the Winternachtstraum Festival on February 19th, 2010 in Arnsberg Oeventro. Other bands confirmed to appear at the festival include Unleashed, Tyr, Dark Age, Sacred Steel, Highland Glory, Thunderbolt, and Jack Slater. More information on the festival can be found at this location.

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Tyr Vocalist Announces New Solo Album

Vocalist Heri Joensen of Tyr has issued the following update about recording an album for a new solo project titled Heljareyga:

"My solo project was recorded very successfully in December and mixed and mastered in early January. It is still unclear when precisely the album will be released, but you can already hear a song on the Heljareyga MySpace. The album may be available for digital purchase and download at iTunes and other digital stores before it will be available in CD format. The album will be self titled and there is a title track also. The track list is as follows:

1. Regnið (9:00)
2. Heljareyga (10:27)
3. Lagnan (8:49)
4. Feigdin (8:43)
5. Vetrarbreytin (11:15)

"So just over 48 minutes playing time. All lyrics are in Faeroese, written but not translated in the booklet, so there's something for the linguistically interested to sink their teeth into. I am just now putting the final touches on the artwork with Jan Yrlund, and I hope you'll agree with me that he, along with the photographer Kristfríð Tyril, did an epic job again. Jan Yrlund is also working on a MySpace layout for the Heljareyga MySpace."

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Korpiklaani Moves Chicago Venue

Korpiklaani's upcoming show with Swashbuckle and Tyr in Chicago on January 12 has been moved to Reggie's Rock Club.

Here are the rest of the tour dates:

Jan. 08 Worcester, Massachusetts - Palladium
Jan. 09 Montreal, Quebec - Club Soda
Jan. 10 Opera House Toronto, Ontario
Jan. 11 Detroit, Michigan - Blondie’s
Jan. 12 Chicago, Illinois - Reggie's Rock Club
Jan. 13 Cleveland, Ohio - Peabody’s
Jan. 14 New York, New York - Gramercy Theater
Jan. 15 Allentown, Pennsylvania - The Sterling Hotel
Jan. 16 Springfield, Virginia - Jaxx
Jan. 17 Raleigh, North Carolina - Volume 11
Jan. 18 Atlanta, Georgia - Masquerade
Jan. 19 Tampa, Florida - Czar
Jan. 21 Austin, Texas - Emo’s
Jan. 22 Ft. Worth, Texas - Ridglea Theatre
Jan. 23 Tulsa, Oklahoma - The Flytrap Music Hall
Jan. 24 Albuquerque, New Mexico - Launchpad
Jan. 25 Tempe, Arizona - Club Red
Jan. 26 Hollywood, California - Key Club
Jan. 27 Ramona, California - Ramona Main Stage
Jan. 28 San Fransisco, California - DNA Lounge
Jan. 29 Portland, Oregon - Satyricon
Jan. 30 Seattle, Washington - Studio Seven
Jan. 31 Vancouver, British Columbia - Rickshaw Theater

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Seven More Bands Announced For Wacken 2010

The organisers of Germany's famous Wacken Open Air festival has announced seven more bands for next years edition of the event. Young British thrash metal outfit Evile will be performing at the festival for the first time with new bass player Joel Graham along with Atrocity, Kataklysm, Tyr, Orphaned Land, Nightmare and Die Kassierer. The festival takes place in the town of Wacken, Germany between August 5th and 7th.

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White Wizzard Begins Filming New Music Video

Los Angeles' traditional metal act WHITE WIZZARD are shooting a brand new video for "Over the Top," the title-track from the band's upcoming debut full-length album. The video for "Over the Top" is being shot with Dave Vorhes, who previously directed WHITE WIZZARD's first music video for the track "High Speed GTO." Fans of the first video will instantly recognize "Over the Top" as a sequel to the "High Speed GTO" video, with the same classic car, an evil sorcerer and the legendary White Wizzard himself set to make an appearance.

View some photos of WHITE WIZZARD here, here, here, and here.

The OVER THE TOP album was recorded with producer Ralph Patlan (MEGADETH, UFO, MICHAEL SCHENKER) and is due to be released in February, 2010. More...

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Bill Zebub's "Pagan Metal:A Documentary" Announced

Pagan/folk metal has been growing in popularity for years and has virtually overthrown black metal in Europe. These bands have tested the American shores playing to sold-out venues from coast to coast.

"Pagan Metal: A Documentary" is the first documentary of its kind and features in-depth examinations of some of the genre's most coveted bands including: Korpiklaani, Primordial, Finntroll, Ensiferum, Leaves' Eyes, Turisas and Tyr. Enjoy live performances, learn about the subculture, and gain insight into the music. The artists give cordial and informative interviews.

The documentary was created by Bill Zebub (Grimoire Of Exalted Deeds Magazine, Metal Retardation, Breaking Her Will et al) and will be released on December 8, 2009.

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Tristania Confirmed For Karmoygeddon Festival

Gothic metallers Tristania have been confirmed to perform at the Karmøygeddon Metal Festival 2010. The festival will take place on April 23rd and 24th at Byscenen in Haugesund, Norway. Other confirmed bands include Arch Enemy, The Haunted, and Tyr. More details on the festival can be found here.

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Leaves' Eyes Confirmed For Prog Power XI

Leaves' Eyes has been confirmed for next year's ProgPower USA XI festival, which takes place on September 8th-11th in Atlanta, Georgia. Other currently confirmed bands include Kamelot, Hammerfall, Nocturnal Rites, Tarot, Tyr, Delain, Seventh Wonder, DGM, Oceans of Sadness, Stormwarrior, Paradox, and Illusion Suite. More info on the festival can be found here.

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Tyr Vocalist Accused Of Having An Affair

UPDATE 10/14: Heri Joensen of Týr has issued the following statement and removed the original blog posting that contained the accusations leveled against him:

"You may have read the blog posted along with a picture on the Týr MySpace in the morning of the 14th of October titled 'The Truth About Heri Joensen.' That blog was not put up by anyone who has rightful access to the Týr MySpace site. It contained details about private matters concerning me. I would like to ask you to respect the privacy of all parties involved, and to not reproduce the contents of that blog anywhere on the internet. Thank you."

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Korpiklaani Announces North American Tour

Finnish folk metallers Korpiklaani will be embarking on a North American tour this January in support of their new album "Karkelo." Accompanying Korpiklaani will be Swashbuckle, Tyr, and White Wizzard. Korpiklaani's complete list of upcoming tour dates is as follows:

10/16 Barby Club Tel Aviv
10/30 Circo Volador Ciudad de Mexico
11/3 Glamm The Club Antofagasta
11/5 Oveja Negra Pub Talca
11/6 La Havana Club Concepcion
11/7 Estadio Lintz Puerto Montt
11/8 Industria Cultural Santiago
11/12 Estadio Flores Buenos Aires
11/13 Hammer Bar Campinas, Sao Paulo
11/14 TBA Belo Horizonte
11/15 Clash Club Sao Paulo
11/29 Progresja Warsaw
12/4 HardRock Hell Wales
12/11 1Rock Moscow
12/12 Orlandina St. Petersburg
1/8 2010 Palladium Worcester, Massachusetts
1/9 2010 Club Soda Montreal, Quebec
1/10 2010 Opera House Toronto, Ontario
1/11 2010 Blondie’s Detroit, Michigan
1/12 2010 Jaguar Club Chicago, Illinois
1/13 2010 Peabody’s Cleveland, Ohio
1/14 2010 Gramercy Theater New York, New York
1/15 2010 The Sterling Hotel Allentown, Pennsylvania
1/16 2010 Jaxx Springfield, Virginia
1/17 2010 Volume 11 Raleigh, North Carolina
1/18 2010 Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia
1/19 2010 Czar Tampa, Florida
1/21 2010 Emo’s Austin, Texas
1/22 2010 Ridglea Theatre Ft. Worth, Texas
1/23 2010 The Flytrap Music Hall Tulsa, Oklahoma
1/24 2010 Launchpad Albuquerque, New Mexico
1/25 2010 Club Red Tempe, Arizona
1/26 2010 Key Club Hollywood, California
1/27 2010 Ramona Main Stage Ramona, California
1/28 2010 DNA Lounge San Fransisco, California
1/29 2010 Satyricon Portland, Oregon
1/30 2010 Studio Seven Seattle, Washington
1/31 2010 Rickshaw Theater Vancouver, British Columbia

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Delain Confirmed For ProgPower USA XI

Dutch female fronted band Delain has issued the following announcement about appearing at the ProgPower USA XI festival:

"We are happy to announce Delain is going to play in the US for the first time. On September 11, 2010 Delain will be playing the ProgPower USA XI. ProgPower USA began in 2001. The first festival was held in Lansing, Illinois, just outside of Chicago, at J.J. Kelley's. The subsequent events have been held in Atlanta, Georgia, at Earthlink Live (formerly and again Center Stage Atlanta)."

The lineup for next year's event is currently as follows:

Friday, September 10:
Nocturnal Rites
Tyr
Seventh Wonder
Stormwarrior
Illusion Suite

Saturday, September 11:
Hammerfall
Tarot
Delain
DGM
Oceans of Sadness
Paradox

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Kamelot To Headline ProgPower USA XI

Kamelot has issued the following announcement about headlining the ProgPower USA XI festival in 2010:

"Kamelot announced as one of the Headliners for ProgPower USA XI. ProgPower USA began in 2001. The first festival was held in Lansing, Illinois, just outside of Chicago, at J.J. Kelley's. The subsequent events have been held in Atlanta, Georgia, at Earthlink Live (formerly and again Center Stage Atlanta). Visit here for more info."

The lineup for next year's event is currently as follows:

Friday, September 10:
KAMELOT
NOCTURNAL RITES
TYR
SEVENTH WONDER
STORMWARRIOR
ILLUSION SUITE

Saturday, September 11:
HAMMERFALL
TAROT
DELAIN
DGM
OCEANS OF SADNESS
PARADOX

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Tyr Guitarist Endorsed By Ibanez Guitars

Guitarist Terji Skibenæs of viking metallers Tyr has gained an endorsement from Ibanez Guitars. The band issued the following statement about the endorsement:

"Terji Skibenæs, seen here with his new custom XPT707FX model, has signed an endorsement deal with Ibanez Guitars and thus joins the list of Ibanez endorsed guitarists such as Marty Friedman, Paul Gilbert, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai."

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Tyr Posts New Music Video Online

Viking metal band Tyr has posted a new music video online for the song "Hold The Heathen Hammer High," which comes from their album "By the Light of the Northern Star." The video can be viewed below. More...

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Tyr Offering Latest Album As Picture Disc

Viking metallers Tyr have issued the following announcement about offering their latest album "
By The Light Of The Northern Star" as a picture disc:

"Ltd to 500 hand numbered Copies in Heavy Picture Vinyl incl. 2 Bonus Tracks and Insert Sheet.

"Order your copy here.

"Best wishes, Týr MySpace"

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Tyr Streaming New Song "Northern Gate" Online

Viking metal band Tyr are currently streaming the new song "Northern Gate" on their MySpace page. The song comes from their upcoming album "By The Light Of The Northern Star," which will be released in Europe through Napalm Records on May 29th.

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Alestorm Announces North American Tour with Tyr

UK metallers, Alestorm, have announced the following north American tour dates with TYR and Suidakra:

3/4 - Houston, TX @ Walter's on Washington
3/5 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
3/6 - Dallas, TX @ Ridglea Theater
3/7 - Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
3/9 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
3/10 - Tempe, AZ @ The Clubhouse
3/11 - San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle
3/12 - Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory
3/13 - San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
3/14 - Portland, OR @ Satyricon
3/15 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
3/16 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
3/17 - Denver, CO @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
3/18 - Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
3/19 - St Paul, MN @ Station 4
3/20 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room / Capone's
3/21 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
3/22 - Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
3/23 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
3/24 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
3/25 - Rochester, NY @ The Penny Arcade
3/26 - Pittsburgh, PA @ 31st St Pub
3/27 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
3/28 - Allentown, PA @ The Sterling Hotel
3/29 - New York, NY @ High Line Ballroom
3/30 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11

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