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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.
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.
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."
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
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:
Saturday, September 11:
Oceans of Sadness
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:
Saturday, September 11:
OCEANS OF SADNESS
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."
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...
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"
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.
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
The 2009 Wave Gothik Treffen festival will take place from May 29th - June 1st in Leipzig, Germany. The current confirmed bands for the festival are as follows: More...
Heri Joensen Vocalist/guitarist of viking metal band, Tyr, has issued the following update on their official forum about the new record:
"No e-bow used so far and I don't plan to either, but still anything could happen. No clean sound used at all on this album. It will be a very simple and straight forward pure Viking Pagan Folk Metal album. ...well, as simple as a three way combined term like that allows for"
"There will be no DVD with the release." More...
The Scion Rock Fest will take place on Saturday, February 28th at the Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia. The show will go from noon until midnight and attendees must be at least 18 years old. The line-up is as follows:
High on Fire
Wolves in the Throne Room
A Storm of Light
The 2009 RAGNARÖK VI FESTIVAL is set to take place on Aril 17 and 18 in Stadthalle Lichtenfels (Oberfranken), Germany. The band announced so far are:
COR SCORPII (NOR)
DORNENREICH (AUT) – "Metal Show"
EINHERJER (NOR) – Reunion
FJOERGYN – "Jahreszeiten"-Release-Show
KIVIMETSÄN DRUIDI (FIN)
For more information about the festival, check out their website at ragnaroek-festival.com.
SUIDAKRA will be coming to the USA on the Pagan Knights tour with Faroese Viking metallers TÝR and Scottish pirate metallers ALESTORM.
SUIDAKRA's debut DVD "13 Years Of Celtic Wartunes" was released by Wacken Records in the USA on October 7th.
SUIDAKRA looks back to their 13 year band history with 8 album releases, more than 200 gigs and various touring activities. The band has seen a steadily growing following over the years in the German Metal scene.
The new album "Crogacht" will be released in Germany February 20th, in Europe February 23rd and in the USA/Canada on March 3rd. Song titles include "Conlach," "Isle Of Skye," "Scathach," "Feats Of War," "Shattering Swords," "Ar Nasc Fola," "Gilded Oars," "Baile's Strand."
Here are the Pagan Knights tour featuring Suidakra, Tyr, and Alestorm: More...
Hammerfest, which is to be held in Pontins, Prestatyn Sands, North Wales on April 24th - 25th has announced their first batch of acts. The first bands confirmed for the festival are Saxon, Skindred, Cathedral, Bullet For My Valentine, Hammerfall, Sabbat, Dream Evil, Trigger The Bloodshed, Alestorm, Tyr, Exit Ten, Annotations Of An Autopsy and Grand Magus. More bands and details will be announced shortly.
Tyr has announced a series of shows in North America with support being handled by Scottish metallers Alestorm and Suidakra.
The tour dates are as follows:
February 28 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
March 1 - Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth
March 2 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Engine Room
March 4 - Houston, TX @ Walter’s on Washington
March 5 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
March 6 - Dallas, TX @ Ridglea Theater
March 7 - Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
March 9 - Albuquerque, NM @ The Launchpad
March 10 - Tempe, AZ @ TBA
March 11 - San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle
March 12 - Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory
March 13 - Oakland, CA @ The Metro
March 14 - Portland, OR @ TBA
March 15 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
March 16 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas
March 17 - Denver, CO @ Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom
March 18 - Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
March 19 - St Paul, MN @ Station 4
March 20 - Mokena, IL @ The Pearl Room / Capone’s
March 21 - Cleveland, OH @ TBA
March 23 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
March 24 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
March 25 - Rochester, NY @ The Penny Arcade
March 27 - Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
March 28 - Allentown, PA @ The Sterling Hotel
March 29 - New York, NY @ High Line Ballroom
More dates/venues will be announced shortly.
Tyr, Hollenthon, Alestorm and Svartsot are planning to tour Europe's larger cities on what has been dubbed the "Aaskereia - The Wild Hunt" touring festival. The tour will begin on the 8th of October until the 26th. Current tour dates are as follows:
Oct 8 2008 @ 8:00P - The Rock @ Copenhagen
Oct 9 2008 @ 8:00P - Markthalle @ Hamburg
Oct 10 2008 @ 8:00P - Romein @ Leeuwarden
Oct 11 2008 @ 8:00P - Helvete @ Oberhausen
Oct 12 2008 @ 8:00P - Biebob @ Vosselaar
Oct 14 2008 @ 8:00P - Z7 @ Pratteln
Oct 15 2008 @ 8:00P - Musicdrome @ Milan
Oct 16 2008 @ 8:00P - Backstage @ München
Oct 17 2008 @ 8:00P - Szene @ Wien
Oct 18 2008 @ 8:00P - Metal Invasion Festival @ Passau
Oct 19 2008 @ 8:00P - Masters of Rock Cafe @ Zlin
Oct 20 2008 @ 8:00P - Ship A38 @ Budapest
Oct 21 2008 @ 8:00P - Arge @ Salzburg
Oct 22 2008 @ 8:00P - Rockfabrik @ Ludwigsburg
Oct 23 2008 @ 8:00P - Batschkapp @ Frankfurt
Oct 24 2008 @ 8:00P - Eisenbahnhalle @ Losheim
Oct 25 2008 @ 8:00P - Hellflame Festival (South Side Of Hell) @ Lichtenfells
Oct 26 2008 @ 8:00P - Luxorlive @ Arnhem