TÝR Set Release Date For “Valkyrja” AlbumMonday, 22nd July 2013
Faroe Islands’ own folk metallers TÝR have revealed the release date for their seventh full-length album, Valkyrja. The forthcoming effort is slated for release on September 17 (one day earlier internationally) through Metal Blade Records. Valkyrja‘s opening track, “Blood Of Heroes”, is available for streaming below via Youtube.
TÝR has collaborated with Jacob Hansen onace again at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark for their forthcoming effort and along with Hansen — the band recruited acclaimed drummer George Kollias (NILE, NIGHTFALL) and LEAVES’ EYES vocalist Liv Kristine joined vocalist/guitarist Heri Joensen for a vocal duet on “The Lay Of Our Love”. George Kollias manned the drum kit during the recording sessions, filling in for former TÝR sticksman Kári Streymoy who parted ways with the folk horde two months ago.
Valkyrja is a concept album with a story line based loosely around an anonymous 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.
Comments Joensen: “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.”