Longtime TÝR Guitarist TERJI SKIBENÆS Exits Band, TÝR recruites ATTILA VÖRÖS

Terji Skibenæs, longtime guitarist of Faroese folk metal band TYR, has announced his departure from the group.

He said in a statement: “This is it. I am now officially leaving the band TÝR after 17 years.

“After months of thinking this through carefully, I’ve finally come to the decision that it’s time for me to quit. The reason is very simple: I have no desire whatsoever to play in TÝR anymore.

“There’s no drama or anything going on between me and the others. It’s just me not having any joy to play the music in the style of TÝR anymore.

“I want to thank Heri Joensen and Gunnar Thomsen for the all the time we had and I wish TÝR all the best in the future. And thanks to all the fans for the support through the years.

“My last show with TÝR will be at Sabaton Open Air in August.

“More news to follow soon about my future projects.”

TÝR have promptly recruited former NEVERMORE and SATYRICON guitarist Attila Vörös as the replacement for Terji Skibenæs.

Said Vörös in a statement: “After the end of a very successful world tour off SATYRICON‘s latest record, ‘Deep Calleth Upon Deep’, the time has come for me to call it for a change and look for new adventures with my friends at TÝR. We’ll be hitting the road together in South America in October 2018.”

TÝR recently completed a North American tour with ORPHANED LANDGHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS and AETERNAM.

TÝR‘s latest album, Valkyrja, was released in 2013 by Metal Blade. It featured covers of IRON MAIDEN‘s “Where Eagles Dare” and PANTERA‘s “Cemetery Gates”.


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