The TYR Vikings have completed their latest work under the glow of the North Star. 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 goose bump factor with his clean and majestic vocals. "By the Light of the Northern Star" offers Viking Metal that only TYR can forge. Follow the North Star to Asgard!
Produced & directed by Silvan Büge, Blackstage Videoproduction
The exceptional Austrian symphonic metal formation presents its long awaited album, Solitaire. Edenbridge fans will immediately recognize the signature sound of mastermind and guitarist Lanvall, who once again proves impressively capable of combining musical sophistication with catchy melody lines. Solitaire offers heavy guitar riffs, elaborate orchestral arrangements, and powerful drum parts. The musical foundation is crowned by Sabine Edelsbacher, whose singular voice carries the diverse compositions to new heights. The end result is a multi-faceted kaleidoscope of heavy metal songs ("Solitaire", "Further Afield") and power ballads ("Skyline's End") that through the prominent use of violins and beautiful vocal lines bring back strong memories of Loreena McKennitt. The final polish is the work of mixing guru Karl Groom (Threshold) and the mastering genius of Mika Jussila (Finnvox Studio). Solitaire is an atmospherically solid and technically masterful album that majestically sets itself apart from all prevalent clichés and will do nothing less than captivate symphonic metal fans!
The latest album from the symphonic metal masters!
Produced by Evan K.
Mixed and mastered by R.D. Liapakis (Mystic Prophecy, Devil's Train) and Christian Schmid at Music Factory/Prophecy Studios (Mystic Prophecy, Suicidal Angels, Devil's Train, Steel Prophet, Eldritch etc). Keyboards by Bob Katsionis (Firewind, Serious Black, Outloud).
"...Journal entry, date unknown. Having lost command of the Mercy Childe as a result of infamous mutiny, I find myself in a small vessel, jettisoned into the uncharted territory of the Second Sea. With a stroke of ironic insolence, my first mate has provisioned me only with my journal and the mad writings of the missing Pilot. Are these strange dots and dashes intended to be some sort of chart? I must sadly admit that as of yet, I cannot decipher them. And so, I relinquish myself into the hands of God, may His blessing find me in my hour of need... "