TÝR - New Album Streaming In Its Entirety

September 13, 2013, 5 years ago

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TÝR will be streaming their brand new album, Valkyrja, exclusively at Metalblade.com. The album can be heard in its entirety beginning today (Friday, September 13th) through Monday, September 16th. Fans: this is your chance to hear previously unreleased tracks, including 'The Lay of Our Love', which features LEAVES' EYES vocalist Liv Kristine. Plus, the band's covers of IRON MAIDEN's 'Where Eagles Dare' and PANTERA's 'Cemetery Gate'. Additionally, George Kollias was enlisted to handle drum recording duties on "Valkyrja." In terms of what the band hopes fans take away from the album, bassist Gunnar H. Thomsen states "I hope they will enjoy it and they like the new direction as well as (guitarist) Terji's bigger involvement in writing and George's drumming. We had a more upbeat direction without changing TÝR's style."

About Valkyjra: 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. Frontman 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 and October with FINNTROLL in Europe.

Týr tour dates include:

September

6 - Haugesund, Norway - Byscenen
8 - Aarhus, Denmark - Voxhall
9 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
10 - Nürnberg, Germany - Hirsch
11 - Wroclaw, Poland - Alibi
12 - Krakow, Poland - Kwadrat
13 - Budapest, Hungary - Club 202
14 - Brasov, Romania - Rockstadt
15 - Bukarest, Romania - Silver Church
17 - Zagreb, HRV Mochvara
18 - Wien, Austria - Szene
19 - Prag, Czech Republic - Nova Chmelnice
21 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix
22 - Augsburg, Germany - Kantine
23 - Wörgl, Austria - Komma
24 - Milano, Italy - R'n'R Arena
25 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
26 - Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos-Saal
27 - Speyer, Germany - Halle 101
28 - Jena, Germany - F-Haus
29 - Brugge, Belgium - Factor
30 - Norwich, UK - Waterfront

October

1 - Glasgow, UK - Classic Grand
2 - Manchester, UK - NQ Live
3 - Dublin, Ireland - The Pint
4 - Bilston, UK - Robin 2
5 - London, UK - The Garage
6 - Lille, France - Le Splendid
8 - Strasbourg, France - La Laiterie
9 - Lyon, France - La Salle Du Kao
10 - Geneve, Switzerland - L'Usine
11 - Istres, France - L'Usine
12 - Skien, Norway - 1001 Watt Festival
13 - Madrid, Spain - Rockkitchen/ Caracol
14 - Toulouse, France - Le Bikini



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