You would think that the Faroe Islands are too small of a place for metal to brew. TYR, however, has been playing their Faroese brand of Viking metal since 1998. TYR is composed of Heri Joensen, Terji Skibenæs, Gunnar H. Thomsen, and Kári Streymoy. Their newest album on Napalm records The Lay of Thrym was released middle of last year to good reviews. On the 15th of September, TYR came with Moonsorrow and Korpiklaani to Rocky Point Cantina in Tempe, AZ. TYR played a pretty lively show being the 2nd band to play in the tour, and played to a pretty good crowd.
We had a chance to speak with Gunnar H. Thomsen, bassist of TYR while on their stop here in Tempe, Arizona. We talked of the tour, their newest album The Lay of Thrym and their most recent signing to Metal Blade Records. Check out our video interview below!