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Showing posts with label Tyrmfar. Show all posts
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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Tyrmfar Interview

1. Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the band since the recording and release of the new album?
We played 5 shows in Germany and Switzerland. Managing digital distribution and our new brand merch. The release party will be the 22 of June in Martigny.

2. You have a new album coming out in June, musically how does it differ from the stuff you have released in the past?
The diversity of the riffs is even more noticeable in this new album. Indeed, these are more sought-after and correspond as closely as possible to the style we want to make appear.
We have also the sound quality that we want.

3. What are some of the lyrical topics and subjects you have explored so far with the music?
In this album the lyrics are talking about how and why the humankind is destroying itself. It talks about chaos and desolation. It’s a kind of story who follows the track number. It starts with the arrival of evil forces and ends with the end of the world.

4. What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Tyrmfar'?
It’s a secret ;)

5. Can you tell us a little bit more about the artwork that is presented on the new album cover?
We asked our friend from Venezuela, John Quevedo Janssens, to draw the artwork for our new album. We send him a description of what we wanted and what the albums talks about and he did this awesome painting for us. We’re really satisfied about that.

6. What are some of the best shows that the band has played over the years and also how would you describe your stage performance?
Last year we played on the second stage of the Metaldays. It was such a great experience. We also played at the mighty Z7 in Pratteln.
On stage we’re all full of energy, headbanging the most we can and trying to give our best performance on each show. For all of us it’s always exciting to play a show, wherever it is.

7. Do you have any touring or show plans once the new album is released?
We have 3 shows planned in Germany and 2 in Switzerland. Other shows will be soon confirmed for France, Germany and Italy. No touring yet.

8. Currently the band is signed to 'MTAF Records, can you tell us a little bit more about this label?
MTAF is the 2nd label of our friend Asterix. The first one, Asgaard Hass, being intended for black metal projects, so the 2nd label has been created to allow other bands in other kinds of metal to be under a label.

9. On a worldwide level how has the reaction been to your music by fans of black and death metal?
Pretty well. I mean, we’re not a big band but we sold our merch worldwide and we have good feeedbacks all around the world. For the new album, we have pre orders in England, Ireland, Denmark, Canada, Germany and Switzerland.

10. Where do you see the band heading into musically during the future?
We will continue to compose in the same vein as our last two albums because that is what makes Tyrmfar so strong. Trying to improve the diversity of the riffs, the quality of the lyrics and the structure of the songs.

11. What are some of the bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your music and what are you listening to nowadays?
Most of the people will tell you Amon Amarth but they are wrong. We are mainly influenced by bands like Kataklysm, At the Gates or Hypocrisy for the Death Metal parts of our music and inspired by Sargeist, Angantyr, Imperium Dekadenz… for the Black Metal passage.

12. What are some of your non musical interests?
We live in the South of Switzerland, in the mountains.. so we all like hiking and enjoy the wilderness with beers or some wine and good stuff. I think it’s part of our music influences too.

13. Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?
First thanks for the opportunity to write those few words and express ourselves.
We are extremely motivated and we already working on the next album. It will probably be recorded at the beginning of next year.


Monday, May 13, 2019

Tyrmfar/Renewal Through Purification/MTAF Recprds/2019 CD Review

  Tyrmfar  are  a  band  from  Switzerland  that  plays  a  melodic  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  their  2019  album  "Renewal  Through  Purification"  which  will  be  released  in  June  by  MTAF  Records.

  A  very  dark  sounding  intro  starts  off  the  album  which  also  introduces  synths  onto  the  recording  before  going  into  a  very  fast  and  brutal  direction  that  also  utilizes  a  great  amount  of  blast  beats.  Vocals  bring  in  a  mixture  of  black  metal  growls  and  death  metal  growls  along  with  the  riffs  also  utilizing  a  lot  of  melody.

  During  the  faster  sections  of  the  songs  you  can  also  hear  a  lot  of  tremolo  picking  in  the  guitar  riffing.  Throughout  the  recording  the  songs  also  bring  in  a  great  mixture  of  slow,  mid  paced  and  fast  parts  while  clean  playing  is  also  brought  into  the  music  on  one  track and  when  guitar  solos  and  leads  are  utilized  they  are  done  in  a  very  melodic  style  and  as  the  album  progresses  an  instrumental  is  also  added  onto  the  recording.

  Tyrmfar  plays  a  musical  style  that  takes  melodic  black  and  brutal  death  metal  and  mixes  them  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  own.  The  production  sounds  very  professional  while  the  lyrics  cover  darkness  and  terror  themes.

  In  my  opinion  Tyrmfar  are  a  very  great  sounding  melodic  and  brutal  mixture  of  black  and  death  metal  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  those  musical  genres,  you  should  check  out  this  band.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Of  The  Legions  Of  Eternity"  "No  Hope" "Freedoms  Call"  and  "Humanity's  End".  8  out  of  10.