TÝR to kick off Paganfest USA tour with Ensiferum on Saturday

- March 25th, 2013 –

New album: recording begins in May

TÝR, hailing all the way from the Faroe Islands, will once again return to North America. This time, they will be performing as part of Paganfest 2013 with Ensiferum, Heidevolk, Trollfest, and Helsott. The tour will begin on Saturday, March 30th in Denver, CO, and wraps up on April 21st in New York, NY at the Gramercy Theater. Tickets are on sale now, and the list of dates can be found below, 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 yet to be announced and are to be considered works in progress, but vocalist/guitarist Heri Joensen has 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 has also confirmed that they will collaborate with producer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Aborted, Mercenary) for the fifth consecutive album. Hansen has 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.

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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