Thyrfing's musical evolution and progression, still with their roots in mind, has given the band a wide amount of fans all over the world. Thyrfing plays their Metal with a northern touch alongside their folk- and symphonic influences, and they are counted among the finest of their genre.THYRFING GENRES
Formed in 1995, after two demo-tapes they were picked up by Hammerheart Records in 1997. Their first self-titled album, produced by Tomas Skogsberg at wellknown Sunlight Studio, was released in March 1998.
In 1999, they released “Valdr Galga”, recorded at Abyss Studio, produced by Tommy Tägtgren.
Thyrfing played at Dynamo Open Air, followed by a three-week tour with Six Feet Under, Vader, Enslaved, Cryptopsy and Nile. For this tour Hammerheart released Thyrfing's two demos on a limited CD called “Hednaland”.
“Urkraft” was released in August 2000. The year also held two mini-tours with Primordial and Shadowbreed through The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.
In 2001, “Vansinnesvisor” (Songs of Madness) was recorded at Dug-Out Studios, with Daniel Bergstrand, and released in July 2002.
To support the album, Thyrfing played during the winter two support gigs (for Freedom Call and Dismember) in Stockholm, and did a small headliner tour in Benelux with Cruachan and Shadowbreed.
The year of 2003 followed with further live-promotion such as the Generation Armageddon Festivals (including Ancient Rites, Septic Flesh, Primordial, Blood Red Throne & Skyfire), a 12-day European tour throughout Europe and performances on the main festival-stages of 2000 Decibel in Sweden and Wacken Open Air in Germany.
Farsotstider ("Times of Plague"), was released November 21, 2005.
The band played their first US show in January 2006 with Moonsorrow and Primordial at the Heathen Crusade metalfest in Minnesota.
Jens Rydén, (ex-Naglfar, Profundi, Dead Silent Slumber) replaced vocalist Thomas Väänänen in 2007.
Henrik Svegsjö, guitarist, also left in 2007, leaving the band with one remaining guitarist, Patrik Lindgren.
Other members include:
Kimmy Sjölund: bass
Peter Löf: synthesizers
Joakim Kristensson: drums
THYRFING LYRICAL THEMES
Vikings (old), dark side of life (new)
Sweden (Stockholm), formed in 1995
THYRFING CURRENT RECORD LABEL
THYRFING CURRENT LINE-UP
Jens Rydén - Vocals (Profundi, ex-Naglfar (Swe), Dead Silent Slumber, Ancient Wisdom (session))
Patrik Lindgren - Guitars (Pantheon (Swe))
Joakim "Jocke" Kristensson - Drums (Rutthna, Winds (Swe))
Kimmy Sjolund - Bass (Hatework (Swe))
Peter Lof - Synthesizers
THYRFING PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Vintras - Guitars (ex-Funeral Mist (Swe))
Thomas Väänänen - Vocals (Winds (Swe), ex-Wyvern (Swe), Pantheon (Swe))
Henrik Svegsjö - Guitars (ex-Construcdead, Winds (Swe))