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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
As I Lay Dying
Hail of bullets
Devil sold his soul More...
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:
END OF GREEN
HAIL OF BULLETS
THE NEW BLACK
Hatebreed has been confirmed to perform at the 2011 edition of the Summer Breeze Open Air. The festival is set to take place from August 18th - 20th, and additional details can be found here. The organizers of the festival commented:
"Summer Breeze has already survived a few tremors over the last few years, but the most severe eruption of them all is yet to come. Hatebreed are gearing up to utterly destroy Dinkelsbühl in 2011 with their killer songs. No other band out there combines the attitude and aggression of hardcore and the uncompromising heaviness of metal in such a perfect way. Scene icon Jamey Jasta and his wrecking crew are the epitome of unleashed energy, the embodiment of credibility, the essence of groove, the purest form of brutality, the rulers of all pits and the blueprint for a whole generation, all rolled into one. Please welcome one of the most important and influential bands of the last decade for the first time at Summer Breeze! Hard, harder, Hatebreed!"
The currently announced lineup is as follows: Arch Enemy, Tyr, Kvelertak, Suicidal Tendencies, Bolt Thrower, J.B.O., Witchery, Farmer Boys, Kalmah, Hail of Bullets, Corvus Corax, Hammerfall, Skeletonwitch, Excrementory Grindfuckers, Kampfar, Hayseed Dixie, Turisas, Marduk, Sonic Syndicate, Decapitated, Moonsorrow, Sodom, and Hatebreed.
The organizers of the Summer Breeze fest have issued the following announcement about Hammerfall headlining the 2011 edition of the festival:
"Merry Christmas! Now that we're halfway through our Advent Calendar, which has had plenty of killer bands so far, we want to present you the first headliner for Summer Breeze 2011: Hammerfall.
"They are one of the most relevant and successful heavy metal bands of the last 15 years, yet they have never played at Summer Breeze. It's about time to change that! We are extremely happy to present Hammerfall as one of this year's headliners! The undisputed leaders of true metal have loads of metal anthems and catchy melodies under their belt, after they almost single-handedly put traditional power metal back on the map with their glorious 1997 debut 'Glory To The Brave.'
"And what started as a fairytale became a metal dream come true, including high chart entries all over Europe for every one of their seven studio albums. If each of you goes back in time for a minute, you will certainly remember at least one metal party where you were banging your fists singing along to hymns such as 'Steel Meets Steel', 'Hearts on Fire' or 'Heeding The Call'. To put it in their own words: 'Brothers unite! Let's stand up and fight!'" More...
Faroe Island folk metallers Tyr have been confirmed as the next act to be taking part in the 2011 edition of the Summer Breeze festival. Summer Breeze 2011 is set to take place between August 18th, 19th and 20th, 2011 in Dinkelsbuhl, Germany.
The confirmed festival line-up includes:
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:
Uli Jon Roth
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.
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...
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.
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."
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
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.