TÝR Gives Dates For New Album & Drops “Blood Of Heroes”

Tyr Valkyrja
Tyr Valkyrja

Tyr Valkyrja – credit: metal blade records

TÝR will release their seventh album, Valkyrija, on September 17th in North America and on September 13th/16th in Europe/UK.

TÝR calls the Faroe Islands home, a series of islands situated northwest of Scotland and halfway between Iceland and Norway. Lyrically they explore subject matter having to do with Vikings and their sound is pretty difficult to pinpoint. Many call them Viking Metal, Progressive Metal, and Folk Metal, and I guess they’re all of that. Whatever standards these subgenres require, I’d say that Amon Amarth is all of that too. However, TÝR lacks the death metal influence seen Amon. If I had to, or not have to since I’m going to anyway, I’d say TÝR sounds like a mix of Amon and Trivium.

Tyr ValkyrjaTýR once again collaborated with Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark. Along with Hansen, the band recruited acclaimed drummer George Kollias to act as studio drummer and Leaves’ Eyes vocalist Liv Kristine joined vocalist/guitarist Heri Joensen for a vocal duet on “The Lay of Our Love.”

Stream Valkyrija‘s opening track, “Blood of Heroes,” here:

About Valkyjra:

Valkyrja is a concept album with a story line based loosely around an anonymous Viking age warrior who leaves his woman and goes off to impress the Valkyrie on the battlefield so that she may bring him to Valhalla, or to Fólkvangr, the home of Freyja—the goddess associated with love, sexuality, beauty, fertility, gold, sorcery, war, and death. One can say the album is also indirectly about women and how they affect men and what men will do to impress and obtain women. Frontman and founder Heri Joensen goes on to explain that “the woman that the warrior leaves may represent the earthly women. Freyja, The Lady Of The Slain, may represent the perfection of Women, and the Valkyrie is the link between the two, taking men from earthly to godly women.”

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TÝR will be on tour September to October with Finntroll in Europe. Check out the dates below:

TÝR tour dates:

08/09 Klaksvik, FO Summarfestivalurin
w/ Finntroll
09/06 Haugesund, NO Byscenen
09/08 Aarhus, DK Voxhall
09/09 Hamburg, DE Markthalle
09/10 Nürnberg. DE Hirsch
09/11 Wroclaw, PL Alibi
09/12 Krakow, PL Kwadrat
09/13 Budapest, HU Club 202
09/14 Brasov, RO Rockstadt
09/15 Bukarest, RO Silver Church
09/17 Zagreb, HRV Mochvara
09/18 Wien, AT Szene
09/19 Prag, CZ Nova Chmelnice
09/21 Bochum, DE Matrix
09/22 Augsburg, DE Kantine
09/23 Wörgl, AT Komma
09/24 Milano, IT R’n’R Arena
09/25 Pratteln, CH Z7
09/26 Aschaffenburg, DE Colos-Saal
09/27 Speyer, DE Halle 101
09/28 Jena, DE F-Haus
09/29 Brugge, BE Factor
09/30 Norwich, UK Waterfront
10/01 Glasgow, UK Classic Grand
10/02 Manchester, UK NQ Live
10/03 Dublin, IE The Pint
10/04 Bilston, UK Robin 2
10/05 London, UK The Garage
10/06 Lille, FR Le Splendid
10/08 Strasbourg, FR La Laiterie
10/09 Lyon, FR La Salle Du Kao
10/10 Geneve, CH L’Usine
10/11 Istres, FR L’Usine
10/12 Skien, NO 1001 Watt Festival * Headlining
10/13 Madrid, ES Rockkitchen/ Caracol
10/14 Toulouse, FR Le Bikini

Rock Hard \m/

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