TÝR Announces NILE Drummer George Kollias As In-Studio Replacement

Wednesday, 15th May 2013

As previously reported, TÝR sticksman Kári Streymoy parted ways with the Faroe Islands based band, who are currently working on their first album for Metal Blade Records with producer Jacob Hansen.  Today, the Faroe Islands-based metal band have announced that George Kollias (NILE, NIGHTFALL) will be manning the drum kit for the drum tracking on the album. Check out the video below, which features highlights of the drum tracking as well as a message from Kollias.

Kollias comments on the opportunity: “Hey TÝR fans, this is George Kollias and I hope you are ALL ready for a crushing new album from TÝR!!! I had the pleasure to record the drums on the new album, we had an absolutely great time in the studio and I gotta tell you, the material is super strong and catchy, I’m 100% sure you will all love this new album!! Big thanks to Heri, Terji and Gunnar for the opportunity and to Jacob Hansen for his incredible work with the recordings!”

TÝR also comments: “It was a pleasure to have George in studio. He’s an amazing drummer and he certainly made an impact on this album. We’re very excited to release this album!”

TÝR issued the following statement on May 12 about the split: “We regret to inform you that Kári Streymoy and the rest of the band have parted ways. Kári suffered a back injury in 2008, and since then he has had some issues with his drumming. That is the main reason that the co-operation has been problematic for some time now, and we finally decided to part ways. We want to thank Kári for his time in the band. It’s been great to have you with us, we wish you the best of luck in the future and we hope you recover fully some day. More details to follow on who we got to fill in for Kári in studio. I think most of you are in for a big surprise.”

The album, which has not been titled yet, is slated for release some time this fall and will feature LEAVES’ EYES vocalist Liv Kristine on the track, ‘The Lay Of Our Love.’