ZT have partnered with Despotz Records to present the new video single from Thyrfing entitled Döp Dem I Eld (which translate as Baptize Them With Fire) and is first track to be released from Viking/Pagan metal act Thyrfing’s upcoming album Vanagandr – their first in eight years! A powerful, heavy, and aggressive track packed with groove and melody, it’s the perfect way to re-establish the band and celebrate their new record deal with Despotz Records! This will be the first of two new videos produced for the band by Patric Ullaeus (Dimmu Borgir, Europe, Arch Enemy).
The band comments: “The opening track was actually the first song written for the album, back in 2015. It’s quite a straightforward song, a lot of aggression and intense drumming with our measures, still carrying both groove, melody, and epic moments. Also, the first single and first-ever video for Thyrfing!”
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.
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 Odeslösa, Sweden’s Thyrfing have remained active on the tour circuit with appearances at the likes of Wacken Open Air, Summer 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. The album 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 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).