Origin: Faroe Islands  
Genres: Viking Metal
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Page online: October 15, 2007
Last update/review: March 31, 2019

Tyr

Hailing from the tiny, remote Faroe Islands, Tyr released one of the more impressive Viking metal albums in 2006's Ragnarok. The songs have a rollicking, epic quality to them -- this is almost Viking prog metal, such is the grandeur on display. Heri Joensen has a clear, unique singing voice (the closest comparison that comes to mind is Lars Nedland of Solefald), his vocal harmonies a perfect complement to the music. A remarkably mature and accomplished album, Ragnarok is arguably among the best pure Viking metal albums released in the last several years. The band has maintained its high standards over a seven-album career thus far.

Current Members

Heri Joensen

guitars/vocals

Attila Vörös

guitars (Sanctuary)

Gunnar H. Thomsen

bass

Kári Streymoy

drums

Tadeusz Rieckmann

drums

Former Members/Guests

Pól Arni Holm

vocals

Terji Skibenæs

guitars

George Kollias (guest)

drums (Nile, ex-Nightfall)



Discography


How Far To Asgaard  
2002
  1. Hail to the Hammer
  2. Excavation
  3. The Rune
  4. Ten Wild Dogs
  5. God of War
  6. Sand in the Wind
  7. Ormurin Langi
  8. How Far to Asgaard
  • Pól Arni Holm
  • Heri Joensen
  • Gunnar H. Thomsen
  • Kári Streymoy



Erik The Red  
2003
  1. The Edge
  2. Regin Smiður
  3. Dreams
  4. The Wild Rover
  5. Stýrisvølurin
  6. Ólavur Riddararós
  7. Rainbow Warrior
  8. Ramund Hin Unge
  9. Alive
  10. Eric the Red
  • Heri Joensen
  • Terji Skibenæs
  • Gunnar H. Thomsen
  • Kári Streymoy



Ragnarok  
2006 Napalm
  1. The Beginning
  2. The Hammer of Thor
  3. Envy
  4. Brother Bane
  5. The Burning
  6. The Ride to Hell
  7. Torsteins Kvæði
  8. Grímus á Miðalnesi
  9. Wings of Time
  10. The Rage of the Skullgaffer
  11. The Hunt
  12. Victory
  13. Lord of Lies
  14. Gjallarhorni
  15. Ragnarok
  16. The End
  • Heri Joensen
  • Terji Skibenæs
  • Gunnar H. Thomsen
  • Kári Streymoy



Land  
2008 Napalm
  1. Gandksvaedi Tróndar
  2. Skinlars Visa
  3. Gátu Rima
  4. Brennivin
  5. Ocean
  6. Fipan Fagra
  7. Valkyrjan
  8. Lokka Tattur
  9. Land
  10. Hail To The Hammer
  • Heri Joensen
  • Terji Skibenæs
  • Gunnar H. Thomsen
  • Kári Streymoy



By The Light Of The Northern Star  
2009 Napalm
  1. Hold the Heathen Hammer High
  2. Tróndur í Gøtu
  3. Into the Storm
  4. Northern Gate
  5. Turið Torkilsdóttir
  6. By the Sword in My Hand
  7. Ride
  8. Hear the Heathen Call
  9. By the Light of the Northern Star
  • Heri Joensen
  • Terji Skibenæs
  • Gunnar H. Thomsen
  • Kári Streymoy
2009 Readers' Album #71




The Lay Of Thrym  
2011 Napalm
  1. Flames of the Free
  2. Shadow of the Swastika
  3. Take Your Tyrant
  4. Evening Star
  5. Hall of Freedom
  6. Fields of the Fallen
  7. Konning hans
  8. Ellindur bóndi á jaðri
  9. Nine Worlds of Lore
  10. The Lay of Thrym
  • Heri Joensen
  • Terji Skibenæs
  • Gunnar H. Thomsen
  • Kári Streymoy
2011 Readers' Album #75




Valkyrja  
2013 Metal Blade
  1. Blood of Heroes
  2. Mare of My Night
  3. Hel Hath No Fury
  4. The Lay of Our Love
  5. Nation
  6. Another Fallen Brother
  7. Grindavísan
  8. Into the Sky
  9. Fánar Burtur Brandaljóð
  10. Lady of the Slain
  11. Valkyrja
  12. Where Eagles Dare (Iron Maiden cover)
  13. Cemetery Gates (Pantera cover)
  • Heri Joensen
  • Terji Skibenæs
  • Gunnar H. Thomsen
  • George Kollias
2013 Readers' Album #55




Hel  
2019 Metal Blade
  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. A´lvur kongur
  • Heri Joensen
  • Attila Vörös
  • Gunnar H. Thomsen
  • Tadeusz Rieckmann




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