TÝR reveal details for new album

TYR - Hel

On March 8th, 2019 the Faroe Islands’ Týr will release their eighth full-length, “Hel” via Metal Blade Records. ”Hel” is a collection of ruthlessly melodic and irresistibly compelling progressive folk metal that will immediately resonate with any who have followed the band at any point over the two decades of their storied career. With “Hel” Týr provide even more irrefutable evidence that they stand at the vanguard of Scandinavian metal. Known for their prolific nature, dropping their first five full-lengths in the space of just seven years, the six-year gap between “Valkyrja” (2013) and “Hel” is by far the longest between any two of their records.            

Being so close to the album, it’s almost impossible for us in the band to have an objective opinion about it, but my impression is that it’s a more diverse collection that’s also more extreme in some ways. There are more instrumental passages than on ‘Valkyrja’ (2013), and there are a lot of guitar and bass details,” states guitarist/vocalist Heri Joensen. “I really feel we’ve realized the vision we set out to create all those years ago, and as I listen through the album, I am satisfied with every aspect: the epicness, the intricacy, the melodies and harmonies, and the sheer heaviness of it. I love the whole atmosphere of it.”

“Hel” is already available for be pre-order in their label’s web-shop in the following formats:

  • digipak-CD
  • box set (digipak CD, drinking horn, leather belt clip, poster, autographed photo card – limited to 1000 copies)
  • steel-blue / gray marbled vinyl (US retail exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
  • clear mushroom brown marbled vinyl (US webstore exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
  • blue / white / black / red splatter vinyl (US webstore exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
  • 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)
  • turquoise blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 500 copies)
  • clear / blue marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
  • bordeaux red /black marbled vinyl (EMP exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
  • olive marbled vinyl (Nuclear Blast exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
  • white / blue marbled vinyl (Tutl exclusive – limited to 100 copies)

Tracklist:
1. Gates of Hel
2. All Heroes Fall
3. Ragnars Kvæði
4. Garmr
5. Sunset Shore
6. Downhill Drunk
7. Empire of the North
8. Far from the Worries of the World
9. King of Time
10. Fire and Flame
11. Against the Gods
12. Songs of War
13. Alvur Kongur

Links:
Týr official page
Týr @ Facebook
Týr @ Twitter
Týr @ Bandcamp

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