Týr is here to make your weekend that much more powerful thanks to their single “Dragons Never Die”. The single is from Týr‘s upcoming record Battle Ballads, set for release on April 12 via Metal Blade Records.

“We consciously decided to make this a more direct album with songs that are easier for listeners to get right away than some of the stuff on our last album, or maybe even on our 2006 album Ragnarok, which was very progressive,” said Týr vocalist and guitarist Heri Joensen.

“With Battle Ballads, there are progressive elements here and there, but we tried to keep the songs based on one or two musical ideas each, and work on everything from there. So, in a way, it’s more concise than our last album, but it’s more epic because of the symphonic elements.”

On the single, Joensen added: “The song starts with a long harmonic crescendo on drums and guitar reminiscent of classical Deep Purple, then shifts an eastern inspired melodic journey back in time with wordless singalong parts, going into a rhythmically simple and stomping verse about a gold-grabbing dragon and a protagonist set on defeating it. It’s a fast and riveting chorus.

“The metal story progresses and culminates into a face melting solo. With the last chorus, the protagonist finds that becoming rich beyond measure just makes him the next dragon.”

Pre-orders for Battle Ballads are available here. You can also catch Týr on the road with Trollfest, Æther Realm, and The Dread Crew Of Oddwood right now. Tickets are available here.

3/31 La Source De La Martinière Quebec City, QC
4/1 Studio TD Montreal, QC
4/2 Brass Monkey Ottawa, ON
4/3 Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, ON
4/4 The Sanctuary Detroit, MI
4/5 Reggies Chicago, IL
4/6 Skyway Theater Minneapolis, MN
4/7 Park Theater Winnipeg. MB
4/8 The Exchange Regina, SK
4/9 Starlite Room Edmonton, AB
4/10 Dickens Calgary, AB
4/12 The Rickshaw Vancouver, BC
4/13 El Corazon Seattle, WA
4/14 Bossanova Ballroom Portland, OR
4/15 Cornerstone Berkeley, CA
4/16 1720 Los Angeles, CA
4/17 Brick By Brick San Diego, CA
4/18 Nile Theater Mesa, AZ
4/19 Rockhouse Bar & Grill El Paso, TX
4/20 Come And Take It Live Austin, TX
4/21 The Granada Dallas, TX
4/22 White Oak Music Hall Houston, TX
4/24 Conduit Orlando, FL
4/25 The Masquerade (Hell) Atlanta, GA
4/26 Hangar 1819 Greensboro, NC

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