DEBUT NEW VIDEO “HOLD THE HEATHEN HAMMER HIGH”
A Night at the Nordic House (With the Symphony Orchestra of the Faroe Islands), Coming March 18
Watch “Hold The Heathen Hammer High.”
Ahead of their upcoming live album, Nordic metal troop TÝR have debuted the stunning new video “Hold The Heathen Hammer High.” The video comes from the bands famed performance with the Symphony Orchestra of the Faroe Islands, filmed on February 8th, 2020, at the Nordic House in Tórshavn, Faroes Islands, and compliments TÝR’s shimmering, infectious sound in a crystal-clear live setting.
“The lyrics of ‘Hold the Heathen Hammer High’ are about upholding the old Northern ways, but in a modern fashion, not religiously but culturally,” explains TÝR founder, guitarist and vocalist Heri Joensen. “The original video was very anti-Christian, although that was never the main message of the song. This new symphonic live version, with the symphony orchestra Holding the Heathen Hammer High with us, will bring out the modern heathen in us all!”
“Working with the Symphony Orchestra was without a doubt one of the highlights of our careers,” admits vocalist Heri Joensen. “The feeling of sheer sophisticated power behind us was extraordinarily uplifting. We were awed by how well the songs worked in a symphonic setting.
The live album, A Night At The Nordic House (With the Symphony Orchestra of the Faroe Islands), will be available in multiple limited-edition vinyl variants, including 2 LP (gatefold, with insert, poster, digital download), a 2 CD/DVD digi-book with 12-page booklet, and everywhere digital music is sold on March 18th, 2022. Pre-orders are available today at Metal Blade Records.