09:27 - Lokaeda Check the album "morbid fascination of death" by Carpathian Forest, there's a song with some sax on this one.
08:29 - Unhealer First use of sax in metal I can think of is on Pan.Thy.Monium albums. It had to be Swano.
08:10 - AngelofDeth you're right, a little weird to get used to but it works pretty dang well in that song. It needs to be stylized to metal rather than just sticking a weird 80s sax break down in the middle of a song
08:04 - AngelofDeth didnt know other bands were doing it too. Very strange. Ill check that out though
06:56 - hadriel Listen to Ihsahn's On the Shores and all of the doubts anyone would ever have about the sax being in metal will be squelched
05:28 - Unhealer It's because it's just awesome <3 It really fits metal.
05:13 - Zaphod Turisas, Whispered and Behemoth are just the ones that don't pull it off, there are plenty that do.
Faroese metallers Týr have just released the second video in support of their latest album Valkyrja. The song chosen is "The Lay Of Our Love", featuring Leaves' Eyes' Liv Kristine. You can watch the video below, while here you can enjoy the previously released video for the track "Blood Of Heroes".
Folk metallers Korpiklaani and Týr are very pleased to announce a South (Latin) American tour in the end of May, 2014. For now, they have confirmed 4 tour dates (three in Brazil and one in Argentina), which you can check out below. More shall be announced in the near future.
Currently touring in Europe, Children Of Bodom have announced the 2014 Halo Of Blood North American Tour. Týr will be joining the Finns on a trek which will take place next February/March plus special guests to be announced. Both bands have new albums to showcase. Children Of Bodom will present Halo Of Blood while Týr brings songs from Valkyrja. Check out the dates below.
So, Týr's new album Valkyrja will be released in a couple of days. The band already released three songs, "Another Fallen Brother", "Mare Of My Night" and "Blood Of Heroes". For this one, the band is now also releasing a video, shot on August 10th, 2013 at the Faroe Island's Summarfestivalurin in Klaksvik. You can enjoy it here.
Valkyrja is the new and seventh full-length album from the Faroe Islands band Týr. The album will be released on September 17th in North America (one day earlier internationally) via Metal Blade Records and recently the folk metallers decided to release for streaming "Another Fallen Brother". This is the third song unveiled from the new opus and can now be streamed using the Soundcloud widget below.
Týr's new album Valkyrja is incoming. After streaming the album opener "Blood Of Heroes" (listen to it here), the band is now giving fans the chance to enjoy the second track of the album, "Mare Of My Night". You can listen to the song by heading out here or check it out below through the YouTube player. Valkyrja will be released on September 17th and will be the first album, released by Metal Blade Records.
Apparently Týr is not the kind of band who likes letting fans struggle waiting for news and giving them bite for bite. Suddenly, the band revealed what will be the name and the artwork of their upcoming album, which will be released on September 17th and will be the first under Metal Blade Records. The album will be entitled Valkyrja, and the cover can be seen below. To give a taste of what the album will sound like, the band is also streaming a new song, "Blood Of Heroes", via both Soundcloud and YouTube. Basically, it is a good day for Týr fans. Now we just need to know if you like the song.
Recently, Týr revealed that they had parted ways with former drummer Kári Streymoy and promised a surprise studio fill in drummer. They have kept their promise and while they are recording their new album with producer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Aborted, Mercenary) at his studios in Denmark, the folk metallers have enlisted the services of George Kollias to track the drum parts, primarily known for his work in Nile, as well as Nightfall. A video featuring drum tracking highlights, as well as a short message from Kollias can be seen below.
In March, Faroe Islands epic folk metallers Týr announced that they would start recording their new album this month and now the band confirmed that Leaves' Eyes singer Liv Kristine is joining them for a duet on the song "The Lay Of Our Love" on their upcoming album (title still to be revealed), set to be released this fall. According to Liv, the track has "inspiring melodies and lyrics, proving the authenticity of Týr." This guest appearance makes sense since the new album will be about women.
Finnish folk metal pioneers Korpiklaani have announced that they will be returning to tour North America this August/September in support of their new album Manala. Support on the road will come from fellow Finns Moonsorrow, Faroese Týr and Estonians Metsatöll.
Faroe Islands' epic metallers Týr will embark on a European tour later this year. The tour will also feature Finnish viking/folk metallers Moonsorrow, while the opening support slot will be filled by Finnish symphonic folk metallers Crimfall. The trek, dubbed Dead Tyrants Tour, will take off in early November all the way into December. Get all the dates after the jump.
The Lay Of Thrym, the new album from Viking metal band Týr, will be released on May 27th through Napalm Records.
The story of King Thrym, who dared steal Thor´s hammer "Mjollnir", may set the lyrical stage on Týr's latest album, but it does not prevent them from covering more current topics like in the track "Shadow of the Swastika". The Lay of Thrym follows the path of the band's previous releases by uniting classic heavy metal riffs with impressive drumming, traditional melodies, and powerful choruses. The result is a number of epic anthems, such as "Take Your TÝRant" and "Hall of Freedom", both of which will most certainly earn a permanent spot on Týr's future setlists.