Thyrfing emerged from the ever-growing underground scene in Sweden back in 1995. After seven full-length albums and numerous live performances all over the world, the band have gained a strong following over the years and an exquisite standing within the metal scene. They are considered one of the top bands within the so-called viking/pagan metal genre – but on the other hand, Thyrfing are so much more with their truly outstanding and self-contained musical offering.
The name of the band is taken from the sword “Tyrfing” in Norse mythology – a cursed blade that appears in several tales and myths. Ever since the start, the mythology has played a huge part in the scenery and imagery of the band’s music and lyrics – something which is still intact in 2021.
Even though there have not been any official releases since the acclaimed 2013 album ”De ödeslösa”, the band has still been together and active on major festivals and shows (such as Wacken Open Air, Summer Breeze, Sweden Rock Festival to mention only a few), and also finally played their first shows in new territories such as Russia and Brazil.
Now they are finally back with new music and will release the eight studio album “Vanagandr” through Despotz Records in August 2021. This is an album that has been carefully prepared and envisioned ever since 2015. It showcases all the band’s strengths and trademarks, taking it all to a new level without drifting away from what made the music special in the first place.
”Vanagandr” is a glorious return to form and a striking album that will appeal to both long-time and new fans.
No shows booked at the moment.