Thyrfing ‎– Thyrfing

Hammerheart Records ‎– HHR 016, Hammerheart Records ‎– h.h.r. 016
CD, Album

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1 Raven Eyes
Lyrics By – Jocke*Music By – Kimmy*, Patrik*, Peter*Vocals [Additional] – H. Svegsjö*
2 Vargavinter
Lyrics By – Patrik*Music By – Patrick*, Peter*
3 Set Sail To Plunder
Lyrics By – Kimmy*, Thomas*Music By – Patrick*, Peter*, Thomas*
4 Ur Askan Ett Rike
Lyrics By – Jocke*Music By – Patrick*, Peter*
5 Celebration Of Our Victory
Lyrics By – Thomas*Music By – Jocke*, Kimmy*, Peter*
6 A Burning Arrow
Lyrics By – Patrick*Music By – Kimmy*, Patrick*, Peter*
7 En Döende Mans Förbannelse
Lyrics By – Thomas*Music By – Kimmy*, Patrick*, Peter*
8 Hednaland
Lyrics By – Patrick*, Thomas*Music By – Patrick*, Peter*
9 Wotan's Fire
Lyrics By – Thomas*Music By – Patrick*, Peter*
10 Going Berserk
Backing Vocals [Berserker Warcries] – Svegsjö*, Jocke*, Markel*, Patrick*, Thomas*Lyrics By – Thomas*Music By – Patrick*, Peter*

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CD in jewelcase with 4-page booklet.

1st catalog# HHR 016 printed on spine.
2nd catalog# h.h.r. 016 printed on the CD.

Recorded in July 1997.
Mixed August 1997.

All songs written and arranged December 1995 - June 1997.

Hammerheart Records • PO Box 277 • 6300 AG • Valkenburg Holland • Fax: (+)31(0)46-4373-800

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 8 715392 000164
  • Barcode (Scanned): 8715392000164
  • Matrix / Runout: SENTINEL 80211 * HAMMERHEART HHR 016 *1
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LA11
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 2W04
  • Rights Society: STEMRA

Other Versions (5 of 8) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
HHR2012-01 Thyrfing Thyrfing(LP, Album, RE, TP) Hammerheart Records HHR2012-01 Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
HHR 016 Thyrfing Thyrfing(LP, Pic, Ltd) Hammerheart Records HHR 016 Netherlands 1998 Sell This Version
HHR 016 Thyrfing Thyrfing(CD, Album, RP) Hammerheart Records HHR 016 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
HHR2012-01 Thyrfing Thyrfing(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle) Hammerheart Records HHR2012-01 Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
HHR2012-01 Thyrfing Thyrfing(CD, Album, RE) Hammerheart Records HHR2012-01 Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version



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November 16, 2007

So, let's play a little game again. Band comes from Sweden. Logo is hardly decipherable, even when you know what it means (even though it looks pretty cool). On the cover we see a Viking, his sword in the air and in the background dragonships. What does this tell us? So, all of you, who yell Viking Metal get a bonus-point.
THYRFING allegedly is a mythic sword and these young Swedish folks have fully taken on the Vikings in their lyrics. My way to this debut has been pretty weird. I had been talking to a label-boss, who would some time later completely vanish from everywhere (Invasion Records), and he mentioned THYRFING as interesting band before the line crashed and my phone fell into a day-long coma. Well, after many calls and shop-visits I finally held it in my hands...

The music is very melodic and epic, mostly mid-paced, yet with a few speed-breaks, quite extensive keyboards/piano, which still fits, and Thomas Väänänen's croaky, Death Metall-lic voice. Even though dozens of other bands read the same, so THYRFING still have their own touch, the interaction between guitar and keyboards and also the melodies differ from the rest, although you still hear that it is the debut of a young band.

Still, tracks like "Hednaland" or "Going Berserk" clearly show the potential of a band that would develop into one of the leading bands of Viking Metal. Oh, yes, the cover is from Kris Verwimp, which means quality, thought I could mention that…

Genre-fans and all of those that might have discovered THYRFING with "Urkraft" and would like to explore the beginnings of the Swedes, it's worth it!

Hail Viking !!