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Faroe Islands (1998 – present)

Týr is a folk metal band from the Faroe Islands. Their music can be described as a blend of viking, folk and significant progressive structures. The band incorporates many folk elements and melodies in their songs, spiced up by the musical inclusion of the islands’ native folk structure. Their songs include many rhythm changes and complex time signatures.

The project began in January 1998. Heri Joensen met his old bandmate, Kári Streymoy, at a party in Copenhagen, Denmark. Joensen suggested to Streymoy that they should meet up and jam. Streymoy initially declined, but later took him up on his offer.

They were soon joined by another former bandmate, bassplayer Gunnar H. Thomsen, making the duo a trio.

Singer Pól Arni Holm and guitarist Jón Joensen (Heri Joensen’s brother) were part of the band while they recorded How Far to Asgaard but left soon after its release.

Terji Skibenæs joined after Jón Joensen had left the band. Allan Streymoy (Kári Streymoy’s brother) took over singing duties for a brief time during which they released the single “Ólavur Riddararós”. After Allan left Heri Joensen took over the vocals. It was this line up which recorded Eric the Red.

Skibenæs left the band for a while after the release of Eric the Red. The band played as a trio for some time.

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  • thyPPKERU

    GOL DO BRASIL DAVI LUIZ

    5 Jul 4:07pm Reply
  • bluegrassishhh

    v yup

    23 Jun 7:09pm Reply
  • bryantheqb

    wish every song was in Faroese, English is so boring

    17 Jun 8:06pm Reply
  • StoneManu

    @Neebook: No, your are not ;)

    16 Jun 8:57am Reply
  • MrReznov

    I'd say 'By the Light of the Northern Star'. 'Ragnarok' is also very good.

    8 Jun 9:45pm Reply
  • mattyhaych

    v I'd suggest either 'By the light of the northern star' or 'The lay of Thrym', at the moment I'm loving 'The lay of Thrym'

    6 Jun 2:48pm Reply
  • HatiEatsTheMoon

    What do you suggest to start listening to this band? I mean, what albums should I try first?

    6 Jun 10:23am Reply
  • NatthDellazeri

    SHOW LINDO E MARAVILHOSO, CHOREI, GRITEI

    6 Jun 4:50am Reply
  • mullerpwns

    Não acredito que não fui no show deles esse ano

    5 Jun 3:32pm Reply
  • Shadow19231

    Hold the heathen hammer high with a battle cry. For the pagan past I live and one day will die. Hold the heathen hammer high, never turn away. Ever true unto your forefathers stalwart stay.

    1 Jun 3:49pm Reply
  • Tensir

    It is not that new album is better or worse than their previous releases. It is different. As in The Lay of Thrym it has some power metal influence in my opinion. It just depends on taste if someone prefer their older works or the newer ones. I think everything by Týr is worth listening more than once.

    25 May 8:01am Reply
  • coeurdemonie

    Tá chegando dia 1° :D

    22 May 2:32am Reply
  • LightMassPrayer

    Literally every song sounds like it belongs on a Power Rangers soundtrack. GO GO HEATHEN HAMMER!!!!! Only Amon Amarth could outdo these guys in the cliche pagan/viking department.

    19 May 2:50pm Reply
  • Rafo_N

    Ta chegando dia 31, finalmente

    19 May 3:11am Reply
  • DonMatt447

    The new album was not that great at all. ive been listening to their discography all day and theres nothing like their older material. Everything up until "The Lay of Thrym" was solid. [3]

    6 May 10:59pm Reply
  • LittleDinkins

    The new album was not that great at all. ive been listening to their discography all day and theres nothing like their older material. Everything up until "The Lay of Thrym" was solid. [2]

    4 Apr 3:54pm Reply
  • Karaouq16

    so epic

    30 Mar 9:40pm Reply
  • tstampedspear

    The new album was not that great at all. ive been listening to their discography all day and theres nothing like their older material. Everything up until "The Lay of Thrym" was solid.

    11 Mar 3:46am Reply
  • stephanielvern

    Hail to the Hammer \,,/ ♥

    24 Feb 10:39am Reply
  • matliber2

    (-_ -) \m/

    23 Feb 8:59pm Reply
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