TÝR Frontman Interviewed In New York City; Video Available

Metal Injection conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Heri Joensen of Viking metallers TÝR on March 29, 2009 at the New York City stop of the Pagan Knights tour (also featuring Scottish pirate metallers ALESTORM and German melodic folk/death metallers SUIDAKRA). Watch the chat below.

TÝR recently posted another new song, "Northern Gate", on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's new album, "By the Light of the Northern Star", which is scheduled for release on May 29 in Europe via Napalm Records. A stream of the song "Hold the Heathen Hammer High", along with the CD artwork, is available below.

"By the Light of the Northern Star" 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.

On "By the Light of the Northern Star" the Faroese band delivers catchy yet technically brilliant tracks, and once again demonstrates how to impressively unite the contemporary present with the mythological past. Traditional homeland melodies, Viking choruses, and classic heavy metal songs, such as "Hold the Heathen Hammer High" or even the title track, offer fans new and powerful hymns. Responsible for the brilliance of this "Northern Star" is once again frontman and mastermind Heri Joensen, who provides an undisputed goosebump factor with his clean and majestic vocals.

"By the Light of the Northern Star" will be available as regular jewel case and a limited-edition deluxe digipack including two bonus tracks.

"By the Light of the Northern Star" track listing:

01. Hold the Heathen Hammer High
02. Tróndur í Gøtu
03. Into the Storm
04. Northern Gate
05. Turið Torkilsdóttir
06. By the Sword in My Hand
07. Ride
08. Hear the Heathen Call
09. By the Light of the Northern Star

TÝR is:

Heri Joensen - Vocals, Guitar
Terji Skibenæs - Guitar
Gunnar H. Thomsen - Bass
Kári Streymoy - Drums


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