Týr (baund)

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Terji Skibenæs, Kári Streymoy an Heri Joensen.
Gunnar Thomsen.

Týr [tʊiːɹ] is a fowk metal baund frae the Faroe Islands. They tak their name frae the Norse god Týr, a god o war that wis wirshippit in the langsyne.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Týr wis stairtit in Januar 1998 whan Heri Joensen met up wi an auld baundmate o his, Kári Streymoy, at a pairty in Colpenhaven. Joensen sugeestit tae Streymoy that they shoud tryst for tae jam. Streymoy wisna sae keen at first, but later decidit tae dae it. They war suin jyned by anither auld baundmate o theirs, bassist Gunnar H. Thomsen, makkin thaim a trio. They decidit tae mak muisic that wis hivily inspired bi Norse meethologie, Faroese fowk muisic, Iron Maiden an Dream Theatre. Ower the nine year o the baund's exeestance baundmates haes come an gane. Vocalist Pól Arni Holm an guitarist Jón Joensen (Heri's brither) wis pairt o the baund while they recordit How Far To Asgaard but quat the baund no lang efter it wis pitten oot. Terji Skibenæs jyned the baund efter Jón Joensen haed quat. Allan Streymoy (Kári's brither), teuk ower the singin for a bit time while they recordit an set futh the single Ólavur Riddararós. Efter Allan quat Heri Joensen teuk ower the vocals. It wis this line-up that recordit Eric the Red. Terji Skibenæs quat the baund for a bit time efer Eric the Red wis pitten oot. The baund pleyed as a trio for some time, but in the simmer o 2004 a guitarist frae Iceland cried Ottó P. Arnarson jyned for a wee while. Efter Ottó left, Terji cam back.

Týr in Hamburg, September 16, 2006.

Line-up[eedit | eedit soorce]

Current Members[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

Umwhile members[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Jón Joensen - Guitar an Vocals
  • Pól Arni Holm - Vocals
  • Allan Streymoy - Vocals
  • Ottó P. Arnarson - Guitar

Discography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Albums[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • How Far to Asgaard (2002)
    • Re-releasit in 2008 - haes "Stýrisvølurin" an "Ólavur Riddararós" - baith frae the EP Ólavur Riddararós
  • Eric the Red (2003)
    • Re-releasit in 2006 - haes "God of War" an "Hail to the Hammer" - baith frae the Týr Demo
  • Ragnarok (2006)
  • Land (2008)
  • By the Light of the Northern Star (2011)

EPs/Demos/Singles[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Týr Demo (2000)
  • Ólavur Riddararós (2002)

Compilations[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Tutl 25 ár - Live 2002 (Track #8: "Sand In The Wind") (2002)
  • The Realm of Napalm Records (CD/DVD) (On DVD, track #17: "Regin Smiður", an track #18: "Hail to the Hammer") (On CD: track #13: "Regin Smiður") (2006)

Videos[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • "Hail to the Hammer" (2002)
  • "Ormurin Langi" (2002)
  • "Regin Smiður" (2003)

Fremmit Airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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