A Night at the Nordic House (With the Symphony Orchestra of the Faroe Islands), Coming March 18th, 2022
Watch "Hold The Heathen Hammer High"
Ahead of their upcoming live album, Nordic metal troop TÝR have debuted the stunning new video "Hold The Heathen Hammer High." The video comes from the bands famed performance with the Symphony Orchestra of the Faroe Islands, filmed on February 8th, 2020, at the Nordic House in Tórshavn, Faroes Islands, and compliments TÝR's shimmering, infectious sound in a crystal-clear live setting.
"The lyrics of 'Hold the Heathen Hammer High' are about upholding the old Northern ways, but in a modern fashion, not religiously but culturally," explains TÝR founder, guitarist and vocalist Heri Joensen. "The original video was very anti-Christian, although that was never the main message of the song. This new symphonic live version, with the symphony orchestra Holding the Heathen Hammer High with us, will bring out the modern heathen in us all!"
The live album, A Night At The Nordic House (With the Symphony Orchestra of the Faroe Islands), will be available in multiple limited-edition vinyl variants, including 2 LP (gatefold, with insert, poster, digital download), a 2 CD/DVD digi-book with 12-page booklet, and everywhere digital music is sold on March 18th, 2022.
Pre-Orders for the album are available at: metalblade.com/tyr
"Working with the Symphony Orchestra was without a doubt one of the highlights of our careers," admits vocalist Heri Joensen. "The feeling of sheer sophisticated power behind us was extraordinarily uplifting. We were awed by how well the songs worked in a symphonic setting."
TÝR will celebrate a special 20th anniversary show on February 26th in Runavik, Faroe Islands, before hitting Europe and Australia with festival and headlining dates through October 2022.
All TÝR tour dates: tyr.fo/shows
Crimson Red Marbled (limited 300)
Twilight Blue Marbled (limited 200)
Olive Green Marbled (limited 200)
Ochre Brown Marbled
Bright Red Marbled (limited to 200)
Artwork by Gyula Havancsák
A Night at the Nordic House Track Listing:
01. Hel's Prelude
02. Gates of Hel
04. Sunset Shore
05. Ragnars Kvæði
06. Gavotte from Suite in G Minor
07. Blood of Heroes
08. Ramund Hin Unge
09. Hold the Heathen Hammer High
10. The Lay of Thrym
11. Tróndur í Gøtu
12. Mare of My Night
13. Turið Torkilsdóttir
14. Fire and Flame
15. Torkils Døtur
16. Ormurin Langi
17. By the Sword in My Hand
18. Álvur Kongur
"Expertly balancing power and death metal, TYR perfect the Viking metal formula" - EXCLAIM
"TYR have long ago laid claim to their seat in the folk metal genre - big, sweeping and epic" - METAL INJECTION
"Powerful, heroic and memorable" - NEW NOISE