12:13 - Jaeryd17 Just got back from the Opeth concert in Tucson, AZ. Good good good good good good. Good.
10:16 - Spirit Molecule Cool review Willy, I'm still giving the album a couple more spins online. I think there are some cool parts but overall it didn't do much for me. But heck, the production is awesome. Got this nice big sound with all the layers
08:41 - Lit. >Implies they weren't already the scum of the earth before.
08:14 - huascaman [link] ...Picketing a funeral? --- these baptists have officially transcended human garbage status.
07:38 - Moose Revocation's upcoming fifth studio album will be self-titled I see. I really dislike when bands do that. Oh well, still very much looking forward to it.
07:08 - LeChron James steroid use clouded his judgement? yeah, okay. see ya there.
06:39 - psykometal More news about Tim Lambesis if anyone is interested: [link]
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.
Korpiklaani are proud to announce the Karkelo World Tour continues: "Behold, Americans and Canadians. In January we will set sail to the States and Canada again, together with our mateys from Swashbuckle, our Viking friends from Týr and the guys from White Wizzard."
Dates are as follows:
Jan 08 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
Jan 09 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Jan 10 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Jan 11 - Detroit, MI @ Blondie's
Jan 12 - Chicago, IL @ Jaguar Club
Jan 13 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
Jan 14 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
Jan 15 - Allentown, PA @ The Sterling Hotel
Jan 16 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Jan 17 - Raleigh, NC @ Volume 11
Jan 18 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Faroese metallers Týr have posted online a new song, "Hold The Heathen Hammer High", on their MySpace page.
The song comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled "By The Light Of The Northern Star", which will be released on May 29 in Europe via Napalm Records. The album was recorded in early 2009 on the band's native soil. Jacob Hansen mixed the new material and finishing touches were provided by the mastering experts at Finnvox.
UPDATED, on 16.04.2009
Faroese metallers Týr have posted online another new song, entitled "Northern Gate", on their MySpace page.
"Northern Gate" comes off the band's forthcoming album, "By The Light Of The Northern Star", which will be released on May 29 in Europe via Napalm Records.
Alestorm and Týr are teaming up for a co-headlining European tour in support of Alestorm's upcoming effort "Black Sails At Midnight". The dates for the UK leg of their upcoming European tour have just been announced and are as follows:
04-24 - Prestatyn, Wales - Hammerfest
04-26 - Dudley, England - JB's
04-27 - Glasgow, Scotland - Cathouse
04-28 - Edinburgh, Scotland - Studio 24
04-29 - Nottingham, England - Rock City
04-30 - Leeds, England - Rio's
05-01 - Milton Keynes, England - The Pitz
05-02 - Petersborough, England - The Park
05-03 - London, England - Underworld
The rest of the Black Sails Over Europe Tour schedule, featuring Alestorm, Týr, Heidevolk and Adorned Brood, looks as follows:
A few weeks ago, Týr guitarist/vocalist Heri Joensen answered some questions on the official Týr forum from the fans related to the band's current studio activities:
"It will be a very simple and straight forward pure Viking Pagan Folk Metal album... well, as simple as a three way combined term like that allows for. There will be no DVD with the release. We are using a Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier for the guitar, that's one evil piece of machinery. We haven't gotten round to the bass yet, but we'll use some David Eden amp or an Epifani amp. The drums are combined: tom 4 is Tama, the snare is Pearl and the rest is Yamaha with Evans oil drumheads.
The album will be called: "By The Light Of The Northern Star".
"Out of print for many years, Týr's early musical signs of life are almost as secretive as the band's reclusive homeland, the Faeroe Islands. Yet fans of Týr will finally be able to also embrace their early works. The re-release "How Far To Asgaard" comprises not only the debut album of the same title, but also the single "Ólavur Riddararós" (2002). Both releases deliver the ingredients that fans of the Viking Metal genre have come to love and expect, including sweeping vocal lines, diverse songwriting, and extraordinary musicianship, as well as new artwork that fits in perfectly with the album's lyrical theme. Witness the birth of a Viking Metal legend!"
Napalm Records is offering an exclusive preview of the new albums by Faroe Islands pagan metal band Týr and Austrian symphonic black metallers Hollenthon at this location (free MySpace registration may be required to view).
Týr's new album "Land" will be released on May 28th (Finland), May 30th (Germany, Sweden, France, Italy), June 6th (rest of Europe) and June 10th (US, Canada) via Napalm Records. Hollenthon's album "Opus Magnum" is scheduled for release on May 30th (Europe) and June 7th (North America).