Brymir is a Finnish epic / orchestral metal band founded in 2006 at a summer music camp under the name LAI LAI HEI (named after the popular Ensiferum song of the same name) covering metal songs. The band won a camp competition covering the Ensiferum track “Token of Time“. After this, the band quickly got serious about making music and began to compose their own music. They released their own individual demo songs recorded in 2006 and 2007 entitled: “A Free Man’s Path“, “Ragnarök“, and “The Battle For Pagan Might“. The recording of the debut-album had to be postponed while some of the members had to fulfill their compulsory Finnish military-duties in 2009. During this time the original drummer Jaakko Tikkanen left the band, soon replaced by drummer Sami Hänninen.
In April 2011, Brymir published their first album Breathe Fire to the Sun under Spinefarm Records. In early 2013, drummer Sami Hänninen left the band and was replaced by Patrik Fält. The band started recording the next record in summer 2013.
In 2016, Brymir released two new singles for their second album Slayer of Gods under the Finnish record label, Ranka Kustannus (Ranka Cost). The tracks were titled “For Those Who Died” and “The Rain“.
Between 2016 and 2018, the band has been hard at work with the occasional Finnish tours and festivals, as well as recording at an unnamed studio in Suomenlinna preparing for their next album release. They released an official lyric video for their first single from their upcoming 2019 album, entitled “Chasing the Skyline” in early April of 2018.
The album, dubbed Wings of Fire, was released in March 2019 with Ranka Kustannus records.
Wings Of Fire / 2019
01. Gloria In Regum
02. Wings Of Fire
03. Ride On, Spirit
04. Sphere Of Halcyon
05. And So We Age
06. Hails From The Edge
08. Vanquish The Night
09. Lament Of The Ravenous
10. Chasing The Skyline
11. Anew (feat. Noora Louhimo)
Slayer of Gods / 2016
- Intro – 1.49
- For Those Who Died – 3.41
- Risen – 3.54
- The Black Hammer – 3.29
- Nephilim – 2.38
- Prelude – 1.19
- Slayer of Gods – 8.39
- Thus I Became Kronos – 5.43
- Stormsoul – 4.36
- The Rain – 3.10
- Pantheon of Forsaken Gods – 3.36
Slayer of Gods is the second album by the Finnish death metal band Brymir, released in 2016. The official music video for “For Those Who Died” was released in early March 2016 on the band’s official YouTube page.
Breathe Fire To The Sun / 2011
- Intro – 1.55
- Unconquerable – 6.02
- In Silence – 6.17
- Free Man’s Path – 6.26
- Burning Within – 3.15
- Withering Past – 5.07
- Cycle of Flame – 5.19
- Ragnarök – 5.58
- Retribution – 5.56
- Breathe Fire to the Sun – 8.08
- Viktor Gullichsen – vocals
- Joona Björkroth – guitar, backing vocals
- Sean Haslam – Guitar
- Jarkko Niemi – bass
- Sami Hänninen – drums
- Janne Björkroth – keyboard player, backing vocals
- Elmer Gullichsen – vocals
- Eerik Hippi – flute, clarinet
- Jussi-Pekka Björkroth – flute, clarinet
- Lauri Hongisto – Choir Vocals
- Markus Toivonen – Choir Vocals
REVIEWS AND INTERVIEWS
Report and photos by Serena Solomon A few days of relief from the monotonous, gigless summer. Saarihelvetti 2020 was one of few festivals that luckily were able to stay strongSeptember 7, 2020 by Serena
Interview with Kalmah and photos from the gig in Turku, Finland including Kalmah, Brymir and Suotana. Photos and Interview: Serena Solomon Suotana Brymir KalmahJune 12, 2019 by Serena
Finnish Symphonic Death metal heroes Brymir released their third studio album Wings of Fire on 8.2.2019. At first listen, it felt a bit chaotic and not recognizably Brymir, but after gettingMarch 9, 2019 by Serena
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DID YOU KNOW?
Joona Björkroth who was one of the founding members in Brymir also plays guitar in Battle Beast. He first started as a touring member between 2015-2016 but joined as a full time member in 2016.