Faroe Island folk metallers Tyr have premiered “Mare of My Night” off of their upcoming album Valkyrja.
Valkyrja will be released on September 17 in North America and September 13/16 in Europe/UK.
Stream “Mare of My Night” via Metal Insider.
Check out what vocalist/guitarist Heri Joenson had to say about the track here.
Vocalist/Guitarist Heri Joenson:
“Mare Of My Night was by far the most difficult song on the album to write, music wise. What I usually do is work on a basic idea, a melody with a chord progression. I make variations over the basic idea and then I pick out the best variations for the respective parts of the song, verse, chorus etc. For this one I had more variations than ever before and I made more versions of this song that I’ve ever done before, so it was very difficult to choose. I’m still not sure I made the best possible song, which is not a satisfying feeling at all. But there you have it. As for the text, once I went to work on it, it was written in a day or two, in the evenings during studio time. I had the title and the story line long in advance. It’s based on the mare from folklore, the human-like creature that lies on top of you, riding you, causing bad dreams. As in nightmare, riding like a mare etc. Our anonymous viking, the protagonist of the story, finds in this song that his earthly woman has gone from being a goddess to being nightmare. It is also the most sexually explicit piece of lyric I have written so far.”