Thyrfing – “Mot Helgrind” & “The Voyager” Live at Extremefest 2013

This is the approved live footage of Thyrfing recorded at ‘Extremefest’ in 2013 by Marcus Hammarström.

Thyrfing is the viking metal band formed in Tyresö, Sweden in 1995. The band is named after the cursed sword ‘Tyrfing’ of Norse mythology. Their symphonic metal sound and lyrics are full of the influence from Norse mythology and the history of viking era in north europe. I love their heroic and soul-stirring music.

The band introduced themselves on their official facebok page as below;

Thyrfing have delivered their very own brew of metal music since 1995 and after six full-length albums and numerous live performances the band now releases their eagerly awaited new album called “De ödeslösa”, still carrying the integrity and trademarks known since the self-titled debut album in 1998, brought forth through “Valdr Galga” (1999), “Urkraft” (2000), “Vansinnesvisor” (2001), “Farsotstider” (2005) and “Hels vite” (2008), and marks their first new studio album in five years. The band have gained a strong following over the years and an exquisite standing within the metal scene, 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.

In 2012 the band signed a deal with NoiseArt Records and Rock the Nation Booking, and soon after started the recordings of the new album, which will be released on March 1st, 2013. The mix and mastering was taken care of by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Paradise Lost, Witchcraft) at Fascination Street Studios.

“Mot Helgrind” is taken from their 7th studio album “De Oedesloesa” (2013). “The Voyager” is taken from their 4th studio album “Vannsinnesvisor” (2002).

Lineup

  • Jens Rydén : Vocals
  • Patrik Lindgren : Guitars
  • Fredrik Hernborg : Guitars
  • Peter Löf : Keyboards
  • Joakim Kristensson : Bass
  • Dennis Ekdahl : Drums

Lyrics

Mot Helgrind

En dag ska jag söndra
Och skingra deras själar i eld
En dag ska jag härska
Och lämna som kött på markens gräs
När svedande lågor dragit förbi
Jag stå levande på askan
Betvingande varje ömsint tanke
Markens törst skall släckas av blod

Mot Helgrind i öst de vandrar på led
Utför jordens rand de stupar
Må den farled som mynnar i slutligt fördärv
Bli sist ut i den usla flockens färd |

Ovan stoft, ovan jord, ovan rike av död
Mitt stridsrus mot världsträdet spirar
När vårt vrak i haven nu sänkas
Skall allt rämna och allt skall förgås
Vi skall alla den hamn lämna
Där vi av salta vindar pinats
Alla ska bryta den våg
Som närt själens bränningar

Då man tro på ljus och ande
Tror jag på vinter och fejd
Stackars ensamma väsen
I en värld utan skönhet

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Written by Patrik Lindgren, Peter Löf, Frederik Hernborg
© Karmageddon Media

The Voyager

To be blessed by an ocean
Takes it’s pain and sacrifice
To reach where I am destined
Takes an old man’s life

With blood I soak my idols
With Pride I set my sails
I scan the furthest horizon
For the shores I am aimed to find

Mountains and caves of ice
Yet a new land to find
The voyager to be
In the search for an own empire

Onward towards the dark sea
Set sail along with the serpent
Anchor where none has been
Face whatever our fears might be
I fight the storms, the rain, the thunder
I am my own navigator
Exhaust, hunger thirst and blood
Dragons bringing me forth

Who could forsee
That the sea was so dark
Down here in my grave
Ends a young mans life
True men die in battle
To feast ’til the last of days
But down here in my grave
My roaring won’t be heard

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Written by Thomas Väänänen, Patrik Lindgren, Peter Löf, Frederik Hernborg, Henrik Svegsjö, Kimmy Sjolund
© NoiseArt Records

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