TÝR, hailing all the way from the Faroe Islands, just returned to North America. This time, they are performing as part of Paganfest 2013 with Ensiferum, Heidevolk, Trollfest, and Helsott. The tour kicked off last Saturday in Denver, CO, and wraps up on April 21st in New York, NY at the Gramercy Theater. Tickets are on sale now, and the list of dates can be found at facebook.com/tyrband.
Following Paganfest, TÝR will begin recording their seventh full-length album. The title and art are yet to be announced and are to be considered works in progress, but vocalist/guitarist Heri Joensen has divulged that the album “is about women. Earthly women, valkyries and goddesses. It touches on subjects from nordic mythology such as the quest for fame, death in battle and valhalla.”
Some of the song titles thus far include: Mare Of My Night and Come My Valkyrie. TÝR has also confirmed that they will collaborate with producer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Aborted, Mercenary) for the fifth consecutive album. Hansen has produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered the band’s previous four albums: The Lay of Thrym, By the Light of the Northern Star, Land, and Ragnarock.
The unique approach of TÝR’s music, melting traditional Nordic songs and dances with Celtic influences, doom, heavy, and progressive metal has found fans around the globe. Hail to The Hammer has become the hymn to the new generation of folk, pagan, and Viking metal fans.