TÝR’s new album ‘Valkyrja’ enters charts worldwide!
- 01/10/13 –
TÝR’s brand new album Valkyrja has debuted on charts worldwide! Position 45 on the official German and position 76 on the official Swiss album charts mark the highest chart entries ever in these territories for TÝR!
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. 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!
TÝR comments on the success of Valkyrja thus far: “Needless to say, we’re very pleased with the co-operation with Metal Blade, and we thank Brian and his crew for the amazing work they have done for us and our new album. We’re thrilled that our new album has been so well received by the reviewers and the fans, and the chart entries are just a fantastic bonus on top of it all. We extend our heartfelt thanks to all who bought our album.“
Heri, Terji & Gunz
Make sure to check out the videoclip for Blood Of Heroes at metalblade.com/tyr.
Valkyrja, the seventh full-length album from TÝR, is out now in Europe! Limited edition bundles are still available and include: TÝR rune pendants, t-shirt, vinyl, and digipak CD.
North America – indiemerch.com
Europe – emp.de
UK – play.com
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.”
TÝR is still on tour with Finntroll in Europe. Dates are available below as well as at facebook.com/tyrband.
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