TÝR Announce North American Tour with Children of Bodom

TÝR will be joining Children of Bodom on their “Halo of Blood over North America” tour in early 2014. The tour will embark on February 14 in Quebec City and wraps up on March 28 and 29 with back-to-back shows at Irving Plaza in New York, NY. Additional supporting acts are TBA with announcements coming soon. Tickets and premium packages are available now exclusively at SHOWstubs.com. General tickets will go on sale on Friday, November 8 at 10:00am local time.

Vocalist/guitarist Heri Joensen shares his excitement for this tour:

“Finally we get to announce this one. It’s been in the works for a long time and it’s probably the biggest tour we’ve ever been on. North America, we’re very excited to see you all again soon!”

TÝR performed live on August 10 as part of the Faroe Island’s Summarfestivalurin in Klaksvik. Over 8,000 Faroese were in attendance as the band put on a huge set featuring old favorites, as well as new tracks, including “Blood of Heroes.” The event was filmed and a video for “Blood of Heroes” can be seen now at metalblade.com/tyr.

TÝR’s brand new album, “Valkyrja,” has debuted on charts worldwide! In the US, the album reached #15 on the Billboard Heatseeker’s Chart, #22 on Current Hard Music, #39 on Overall Hard Music, and #70 on the Independent albums chart! On iTunes on day of release, “Valkyrja” reached #4 on the metal chart. In Europe, the album entered at #45 on German Top 100 Album Charts, and #76 on Switzerland’s charts. And in Canada, the record reached #26 on the Metal chart. On iTunes Canada, the record peaked at #2 on the metal chart, #9 on the rock chart, and #73 on the top 200 albums chart!

About:
Valkyrja is a concept album with a story line based loosely around a nameless 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.”

Order your copy of “Valkyrja” at these locations:

North America – indiemerch.com
Europe – emp.de
UK – amazon.co.uk

TYR w/ Children Of Bodom, special guests TBA

02/14 Quebec City, QC Imperial

02/15 Montreal, QC Metropolis

02/16 Toronto, ON Sound Academy

02/18 Thunder Bay, ON Crocks

02/20 Winnipeg, MB The Garrick

02/21 Saskatoon, SK Louis Pub

02/22 Edmonton, AB Union Hall

02/23 Calgary, AB Macewan Ballroom

02/25 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom

02/26 Seattle, WA El Corazon

02/28 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore

03/01 Los Angeles, CA House Of Blues

03/02 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory

03/03 Phoenix, AZ Club Red

03/05 Salt Lake City, UT The Murray Theater

03/06 Denver, CO Summit Theater

03/07 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater

03/08 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls

03/10 San Antonio, TX Backstage Live

03/11 Dallas, TX House Of Blues

03/12 Houston, TX House Of Blues

03/14 Atlanta, GA Masquerade

03/15 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution

03/16 Tampa, FL The Ritz Ybor

03/18 Asheville, NC Orange Peel

03/19 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore

03/21 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore

03/22 Philadelphia, PA Theatre Of Living Arts

03/23 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues

03/24 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall

03/25 Chicago, IL House Of Blues

03/27 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club

03/28 New York, NY Irving Plaza

03/29 New York, NY Irving Plaza

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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.

Finntroll
+ TYR
+ Skalmold
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

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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

VESPERIA Announce Album Pre-order, Canadian Tour Dates

Canadian epic metal bands VESPERIA and CRIMSON SHADOWS (Spread the Metal Records) just announced plans to join forces on their first trans-continental tour entitled WESTERN CRUSADE CANADIAN TOUR! This August, VESPERIA & CRIMSON SHADOWS (who both just recently rose to the finals of the 2013 Wacken Battle Canada) will hit the trans-Canada Highway from South Ontario to Victoria British Columbia and back in stoic determination to bring their epic metal assault Canada-wide!

VESPERIA also announced a pre order campaign for the digital release of their new album AN OLDEN TALE that will begin on Monday, June 24. The pre order will be available from their Bigcartel and Bandcamp pages, available at these locations:
http://vesperia.bigcartel.com http://vesperia.bandcamp.com

VESPERIA’s new album AN OLDEN TALE was recorded between October 2012 and March 2013 with Thomas Ireland (Icehouse Studios, Battlesoul) in Goderich, ON. The cover artwork for the album was done by Jan Yrlund, whose art credits include TYR, KORPIKLAANI, MANOWAR & APOCALYPTICA.

Here is the WESTERN CRUSADE CANADIAN tour route:

August 1st – Oshawa, ON – The Atria (with Blackguard)

August 2nd – North Bay, ON – The Granite Club

August 3rd – Timmins, ON – venue TBA

August 5th – Winnipeg, MB – The Royal Albert

August 6th – TBA ***

August 7th – Calgary, AB – Dickens Pub

August 9th – Victoria, BC – venue TBA

August 10th – Vancouver, BC – Venue TBA

August 12th – TBA ***

August 13th – TBA ***

August 14th – Edmonton, AB – DV8 Tavern

Agusut 15th – TBA ***

August 16th – Medicine Hat, AB – Liquid Niteclub

August 17th – Winnipeg, MB
***locations to be announced

The band also filmed a music video for the single Pints Held High from the 2011 release. That video can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M6Y-XVWvaw

More information is available at the following links:

http://vesperiametal.com

http://facebook.com/vesperiametal

http://vesperia.bandcamp.com

http://vesperia.bigcartel.com

http://youtube.com/user/vesperiametal

http://facebook.com/crimsonshadowsband

http://crimsonshadows.bandcamp.com

http://crimsonshadows.bigcartel.com

http://youtube.com/user/crimsonshadowsmetal

TÝR Kick-Off PAGANFEST USA Tour on Saturday

TÝR, hailing from the Faroe Islands, will be returning to North America. This time, they will be performing as part of Paganfest 2013 with Ensiferum, Heidevolk, Trollfest, and Helsott. The tour begins on Saturday, March 30 in Denver, CO, and wraps up on April 21 in New York, NY at the Gramercy Theater. Tickets are on sale now, and the list of dates can be found below, on the TOUR DATES page, as well as at facebook.com/tyrband. For a preview of what TÝR’s dynamic live is like, check out their video for Flames of the Free on their official youtube channel HERE.

Following Paganfest, TÝR will begin recording their seventh full-length album. The title and art are considered works in progress, but vocalist/guitarist Heri Joensen 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 also confirmed that they will collaborate with producer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Aborted, Mercenary) for the fifth consecutive album. Hansen 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.

TÝR
Paganfest 2013 w/ Ensiferum, Heidevolk, Trollfest, Helsott
03/30 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
04/01 Tempe, AZ 910 Live
04/02 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues
04/03 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
04/04 Sparks, NV The Alley
04/05 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
04/06 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
04/07 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw Theatre
04/09 Edmonton, AB Starlite Room
04/10 Regina, SK The Exchange
04/11 Winnipeg, MB Osbourne Village Inn
04/12 Saint Paul, MN Station 4
04/13 Chicago, IL Reggie’s
04/14 Columbus, OH Al Rosa Villa
04/15 Baltimore, MD Soundstage
04/16 West Chester, PA The Note
04/17 Toronto, ON Opera House
04/18 Montreal, QC Metropolis
04/19 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance Theater
04/20 Worcester, MA The Palladium – New England Metal and Hardcore Festival
04/21 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre

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