TÝR Release Third Single Off New Album

TÝR releases ‘Another Fallen Brother’, the third single taken off new album ‘Valkyrja‘, exclusively via website of Metal Hammer Germany!

Faroe Islands very own TÝR have just the third single taken off their new album Valkyrja.  Surf over to Metal Hammer Germany, our partners in crime for this operation, and check out the song at THIS location!

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Valkyrja, the seventh full-length album from the Faroe Islands natives, TÝR, will be released on September 17th in North American and on September 13th/16th in Europe/UK. Fans can now view a small glimpse of the creative process behind Valkyrja while at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen. The video features some of George Kollias‘s drum tracking, as well as vocal tracking, and can be viewed now at metalblade.com/tyr.

The opening track to the album, Blood of Heroes, is streaming also at metalblade.com/tyr, where Valkyrja is also available for pre-order. Limited edition pre-order bundles are available that include TýR rune pendants, t-shirt, vinyl LP, and the CD.

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. Front man and founder Heri Joensen goes on to explain; “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.”

TÝR will be on tour September – October with Finntroll in Europe. Dates are available below as well as at facebook.com/tyrband.

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

http://www.tyr.fo/
https://www.facebook.com/tyrband

GOG Stream Forthcoming Album

Arizona noise/experimental project GOG is now streaming their forthcoming Season of Mist record, ‘Ironworks’ in its entirety at Pop Matters.

GOG previously released a video for the 1870-1906. The video can be found here.

Phoenix, Arizona noise/experimental project GOG will issue its ‘Ironworks’ release on September 3rd in North America (August 30th rest of the world) on CD and digitally via Season of Mist. ‘Ironworks’ was recorded in a late 19th century/20th century blacksmith shop; the album is an ode to the death of the American dream. The album’s track list and new cover art can be found below and the album can be pre-ordered through the Season of Mist E-Shop. ‘Ironworks’ was originally only released as an LP.

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Tracklisting:

1. 1870-1906

2. Tasks Which Destroy Body And Soul

3. God Says To Love You In Chains

4. A Promised Eternity Fulfilled With Cancer

5. Into Her, She Carved The Word Empty

6. I Draw My Strength From You

Masterminded by Michael Bjella, GOG has toiled in the underground noise community for a decade, releasing records that have been widely respected and regarded as essential in experimental/noise/soundscape circles.

On the band, Michael Bjella states:

“I started GOG to explore the darker sides of thought and life. I want to create things without restriction and form that can transport people and possibly make them confront their own fears. Things that are truly dark but have contrast. To borrow a line from one of my favorite artists, in case there might be harmony, then it is the harmony of accident, of chaos. I’m not trying to make harmony… ”

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GOG news and tour information available through the Season of Mist website, and the official GOG Facebook page.

TÝR Release Studio Video

Valkyrja, the seventh full-length album from the Faroe Islands natives, TÝR, will be released on September 17 in North America, and September 13/16 in Europe/UK. Fans can now view a small glimpse of the creative process behind Valkyrja while at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark with producer Jacob Hansen. The video features some of George Kollias‘s drum tracking, as well as vocal tracking, and can be viewed now at metalblade.com/tyr.

The opening track to the album, “Blood of Heroes,” is streaming now at metalblade.com/tyr, where Valkyrja is also available for pre-order. Limited edition pre-order bundles are available that include Týr rune pendants, t-shirt, vinyl LP, and the CD.

TÝR is happy to announce that Amon Ellingsgaard will be drumming for the band on their European tour with Finntrol. Amon is currently drummer for Heri Joensen‘s side project, Heljareyga. Many fans may already be familiar with Amon, who is also the nephew of former drummer Kari Streymoy, as he has filled in for TÝR before on the first Paganfest in 2008.

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. Front man and founder Heri Joensen goes on to explain; “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.”

TÝR will be on tour September – October with Finntroll in Europe. Dates are available below as well as at facebook.com/tyrband.

TÝR
Tour 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

Keep up to date with TÝR at the following locations:
http://www.tyr.fo
https://www.facebook.com/tyrband

TYR Release New Single

Valkyrja, the seventh full-length album from the Faroe Islands natives, TÝR, will be released on September 17th in North America, and September 13th/16th in Europe/UK. After having unveiled the opening track on the album, the band has launched the second track, “Mare of My Night.” Stream the song new HERE.

 Vocalist/guitarist Heri Joenson comments:

Mare Of My Night was by far the most difficult song on the album to write, music wise. What I usually do is work on a basic idea, a melody with a chord progression. I make variations over the basic idea and then I pick out the best variations for the respective parts of the song, verse, chorus etc. For this one I had more variations than ever before and I made more versions of this song that I’ve ever done before, so it was very difficult to choose. I’m still not sure I made the best possible song, which is not a satisfying feeling at all. But there you have it.

As for the text, once I went to work on it, it was written in a day or two, in the evenings during studio time. I had the title and the story line long in advance. It’s based on the mare from folklore, the human-like creature that lies on top of you, riding you, causing bad dreams. As in nightmare, riding like a mare etc. Our anonymous viking, the protagonist of the story, finds in this song that his earthly woman has gone from being a goddess to being nightmare. It is also the most sexually explicit piece of lyric I have written so far.”

For Valkyrja, TýR 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.”

The opening track to the album, “Blood of Heroes,” is streaming now at metalblade.com/tyr, where Valkyrja is also available for pre-order. Limited edition pre-order bundles are available that include TýR rune pendants, t-shirt, vinyl LP, and the CD.

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. Front man and founder Heri Joensen goes on to explain; “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.”

TÝR will be on tour September – October with Finntroll in Europe. Dates are available below as well as at facebook.com/tyrband.

TÝR
08/10 Klaksvik, FO Summarfestivalurin
Tour 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

Keep up to date with TÝR at the following locations:
http://www.tyr.fo/
https://www.facebook.com/tyrband

WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH to Support LAMB OF GOD

WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH have been added to LAMB OF GOD‘s European tour. The band is set to play a string of three select dates in Germany, starting on August 4 in Köln, before ending on August 6 in Berlin. A full list of tour dates and a ticket link can be found below.

The band released a video play-through of the track titled Terrifier. Drummer Paul Seidel can be seen playing the song here.

Terrifier was taken from WAR FROM HARLOTS MOUTH’s newest album, Voyeur.

A music video for the song Vertigo is also streaming here.

Additionally, the band is streaming Voyeur in its entirety at the official WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH Bandcamp page.

WAR FROM A HARLOTS MOUTH released Voyeur on November 6, 2012 via Season of Mist, which can be heard on The Welding Room. Voyeur is available as a CD Digipack (limited to the first pressing), an LP (with digital download card), and a CD/T-Shirt bundle. The limited edition Digipack includes two bonus tracks and the LP includes one bonus track. Both editions, as well as the exclusive Voyeur t-shirt are available at the Season of Mist E-shop.

Tour dates:
08/04/2013 Köln, DE- Essigfabrik
08/05/2013 Hamburg, DE – Markthalle
08/06/2013 Berlin, DE – C-Club

Season of Mist website

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GORGUTS Streaming New Track

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Critically-acclaimed death metal pioneers GORGUTS unveiled the second new track off their forthcoming record, Colored Sands. The song, An Ocean of Widsom is streaming now at the following locations: Pitchfork Terrorizer Metallian

Regarding the track, band founder and visionary Luc Lemay said,

An Ocean of Wisdom is a song telling the story about how the 14th Dalai Lama was found. When the 13th Dalai Lama died, he was put in a room, and from there, monks looked for signs and hints from his body. Also by consulting oracles and going to the sacred lake, Lhamo-Latso, the lake of vision, monks gathered all the elements so they knew where to look to find the Dalai Lama’s reincarnation. Above all, ocean of wisdom is the English translation for: Dalai Lama.”

Prior to the stream of An Ocean of Widsom, GORGUTS released a lyric video for the track Forgotten Arrows, which can be heard on The Welding Room radio program.

12 years in the making, the long-awaited new GORGUTS album, Colored Sands is slated for release on August 30 (September 3 in North America). A track list and cover art can be found below.

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  • An Ocean Of Wisdom
  • Forgotten Arrows
  • Colored Sands
  • The Battle Of Chamdo
  • Enemies Of Compassion
  • Ember’s Voice
  • Absconders
  • Reduced To Silence

Colored Sands will be available as a Digipak CD and limited edition LPs at the Season of Mist e-shop.

On other news, Luc Lemay was recently featured in a two part interview over at the MetalSucks.net Podcast. You can listen to the first part of the interview here.

PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS Exclusive Listening/Release Party

Logo_somLegendary vocalist PHILIP H. ANSELMO and his backing band, THE ILLEGALS, are streaming the new music video for the track Bedridden from the singer’s long-awaited solo debut album Walk Through Exits Only. You can watch the Matt Faust directed video exclusively at Metal Hammer UK.

Walk Through Exits Only was recorded by Steven Berrigan (DOWN) and mastered by Scott Hull (PIG DESTROYER, NILE, GODFLESH).

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To request tunes on the big radio program, Tweet #DeathThreatsComplaints to @TheWeldingRoom

  • Music Media Is My Whore
  • Battalion of Zero
  • Betrayed
  • Usurper Bastard’s Rant
  • Walk Through Exits Only
  • Bedroom Destroyer
  • Bedridden
  • Irrelevant Walls and Computer Screens

The album will be released by Season of Mist on July 19 in partnership with
Philip H. Anselmo’s own Housecore Records and is available in digipak CD format, as well as various coloured LPs including a grey with red haze LP which is limited to 150 copies and available exclusively on the Season of Mist e-shop.

Exclusive Listening/Release Party at Duff’s in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Saturday, July 13 at 10pm

Must be 21or older with ID

Full details on flyer below!

Photo: Philip H. Anselmo & the Illegals “Walk Through Exits Only” Exclusive Listening And Release Party at Duff's in Brooklyn. July 13th, 10PM, 21 + with ID. Full details on flyer below!