Last updated: 01/10/2003 09:11:18 PM
Maybe it's wrong to call Thyrfing a unique band, but their musical evolution and progression, still with their roots in mind, has given the band a wide amount of fans all over the world. Thyrfing plays their Metal with a northern touch alongside their folk- and symphonic influences, and they are counted among the finest of their genre.
The band was formed in the beginning of 1995, and after two demo-tapes they were picked up by Hammerheart Records in 1997. Their first self-titled album, produced by Tomas Skogsberg at wellknown Sunlight Studio, saw the light of day in March 1998. The press agreed upon that the album was maybe not a masterpiece, but a warning for what to come. Thyrfing was a band with potential.
Exactly one year after the debut, "Valdr Galga" was released. This time with a recorded at Abyss Studio and produced by Tommy Tägtgren. The album received amazing reviews everywhere and 1999 turned out to be one of the most successful periods of the band. Thyrfing played at Dynamo Open Air, followed by a three-week tour with Six Feet Under, Vader, Enslaved, Cryptopsy and Nile. For this tour Hammerheart released Thyrfing's two demos on a limited CD called "Hednaland".
During the opening of the new millenium, Thyrfing unleashed their most satisfying release 'til date. Once again with Tommy Tägtgren, "Urkraft" was put on tape and released in August. The year also held two mini-tours with Primordial and Shadowbreed through The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.
The band has now recorded their fourth fullength album, which will be the most diverse this far. With a darker sound and approach, a heavier and more mature production, and with almost swedish lyrics exclusively, Thyrfing strikes back with an album that will shock the listeners, and take them back to the ages of darkness and mystery.
Responsible for the production is Daniel Bergstrand, well-known for his work with Devin Townsend, Strapping Young Lad and Meshuggah. The album is a big step forward for the band, with more experimental vocals, more distinct and focused songs, and odd instruments such as keyed fiddle and home-made percussion.
In summer 2002 it's time...we hope that you will be with us.