Týr - Guitarist Terji Skibenæs Leaves The Band

In rather shocking news that came in from the Faroese Týr camp, it seems that the long-time guitarist Terji Skibenæs decided to leave the band to pursue other musical interests. According to a Facebook post by Terji, there was no drama between him and the remaining members of Týr and he explained the reason of his departure as not having fun playing this type of music anymore. Skibenæs' last concert with the band will be Sabaton Open Air Festival, to be held in Falun, Sweden. Attila Vörös from Hungary will be take Terji's place.

Here is Terij's full statement: "This is it. I am now officially leaving the band Týr after 17 years. After months of thinking this through carefully, I've finally come to the decision that it's time for me to quit. The reason is very simple: I have no desire whatsoever to play in Týr anymore. There's no drama or anything going on between me and the others. It's just me not having any joy to play the music in the style of Týr anymore.

"I want to thank Heri Joensen and Gunnar Thomsen for the all the time we had and I wish Týr all the best in the future, and thanks to all the fans for the support through the years. My last show with Týr will be at Sabaton Open Air in August. More news to follow soon about my future projects."

While not commenting publically on Terij's departure, vocalist and second guitarist Heri Joensen unveiled that Attila Vörös (ex-Leander Rising, Satyricon) will replace Skibenæs on the band's already-scheduled upcoming South American tour. It is yet unknown who will be Týr's second full time guitarist, if at all.

Courtesy to Terji Skibenæs' Facebook page

Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Týr
Posted: 03.08.2018 by Kais


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Comments: 6   Visited by: 97 users
03.08.2018 - 18:48
Such a great band...but hey...where is new album?! 5 years of waiting already...
03.08.2018 - 19:18
I guess he got tyred of it.
03.08.2018 - 19:20
Written by zikon on 03.08.2018 at 19:18

I guess he got tyred of it.

Haha good one
05.08.2018 - 12:51
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At least he was honest. You figure it out how many musicians are playing a musical style that doesn't fulfill them, doing it just for money or to make a living.
Twelve voices were shouting in anger, and they were all alike. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which.
05.08.2018 - 17:06
This band has gone through so much line-up changes, and it's instability is unbelievable.. I wonder why can't Heri and Gunnar keep everyone else at bay?
08.08.2018 - 14:24
This is such a Terjible news, he was a very great and talented guitarist... He wrote a lot of fantastic solo and melodies for Týr.

Anyway I'm so excited that Attila will replace Terji, now the band is half Hungarian.

Hungarians... Hungarians are everywhere

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