Tyr Tops CMJ Loud Rock Radio Chart With New Album "The Lay Of Thrym"
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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