Swedish pagan metal legends Thyrfing release epic new single ‘Jordafärd’

From left to right:Joakim Kristensson (bass)Fredrik Hernborg (guitars)Jens Rydén (vocals)Dennis Ekdahl (drums)Patrik Lindgren (guitars)

The epic new single out May 14th, 2021

Jordafärd’ (which translate as ‘Burial’) is the second single to be released from Viking/Pagan metal act Thyrfing’s new album – their first in eight years. A brooding epic, ‘Jordafärd’ demonstrates a slow and moody side of the band, in many ways different when compared to the extremely well received first single ‘Döp dem i eld’, that was released in March this year. The track will be released along with cover artwork and beautiful visuals by Niklas Sundin (ex-Dark Tranquillity). The distinct cello parts for the track were recorded by Fox Skinner (Grand Magus) along with Dutch artist Lon Snow, and we also hear Swedish soprano Natalie Hernborg in the finale.

The band comments:
 ‘This is the slowest and probably moodiest song on the album. A burial hymn and a longing for the end – the perfect album closer.’

‘Jordafärd’ is taken from the upcoming album ‘Vanagandr’, out August 27th on Despotz Records.

Stream ‘Jordafärd’ here – Dispatch (ingrooves.com)

“… a successful voyage into an oaken-woods where death metal, traditional thrash, and Scandinavian folk commingle harmoniously” // John Serba, Allmusic.com

“This album gives you an epic feel, and that’s the big strength of Thyrfing, their music can do something like that to you.” // folk-metal.nl

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 in reality, Thyrfing are so much more with their truly outstanding and self-contained musical offerings.

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.

Despite there being no new studio recordings since 2013’s acclaimed ‘De ödeslösa’, Sweden’s Thyrfing have remained active on the tour circuit with appearances at the likes of Wacken Open AirSummer Breeze and Sweden Rock Festival, amongst many other shows. The lure of creating new music always remained however, and starting back in 2015, plans were made for what would become ‘Vanagandr’, the band’s eighth release.
‘Vanagandr’ was co-recorded and co-produced by Jakob Herrmann (In Flames, Machine Head, Evergrey) at Top Floor Studios, Gothenburg,  with the renowned Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, U.D.O., Katatonia) looking after the mix and mastering. The art concept for Vanagandr’ was executed perfectly by  Niklas Sundin of Cabin Fever Media (ex-Dark Tranquillity)  who reconnects with the band once again (he also did the ”Vansinnesvisor” album back in 2002).

Jens Rydén – vocals / Patrik Lindgren – guitars / Fredrik Hernborg – guitars / Joakim Kristensson – bass & keyboards / Dennis Ekdahl – drums

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