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Faroe Islands-based Viking metallers Týr unveil their latest single, “Dragons Never Die”. The track comes by way of the band’s stunning ninth full-length studio album, Battle Ballads, set for release on April 12th via Metal Blade Records!

Once crowned, “powerful, heroic and memorable,” by New Noise and lauded by Exclaim for, “expertly balancing power and death metal” and perfecting, “the Viking metal formula,” with “Battle Ballads”, Týr has crafted an album that resounds with their trademark Viking metal sound – a crushing, soaring, batch of classical embellished songs that conjure images of galloping steeds, clashing swords, and hard-fought victories. At the same time, the band has experimented with new writing styles and musical techniques and created songs that are structurally simpler, yet musically more variegated. For founding frontman Heri Joensen, it’s a clear illustration of how he plans to continue exploring different approaches in the future while staying true to the spirit of thunderous Viking metal.

“We consciously decided to make this a more direct album with songs that are easier for listeners to get right away than some of the stuff on our last album, or maybe even on our 2006 album Ragnarok, which was very progressive,” says Joensen. “With Battle Ballads, there are progressive elements here and there, but we tried to keep the songs based on one or two musical ideas each, and work on everything from there. So, in a way, it’s more concise than our last album, but it’s more epic because of the symphonic elements.”

Photo by Gaui H

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