By the light of the northern star

By the Light of the Northern Star
Released May 29, 2009
Genre Viking metal
Folk metal
Progressive metal
Length 42:11
Label Napalm Records
Producer Týr
Týr chronology

By the Light of the Northern Star
The Lay of Thrym

By the Light of the Northern Star is the fifth full-length album by the Faroese Viking/folk metal band Týr. It was released on May 29, 2009 through Napalm Records.[1] The cover artwork is by Gyula Havancsák.[2]

Track listing

No. TitleLyricsMusic Length
1. "Hold the Heathen Hammer High"  Heri JoensenHeri Joensen 4:50
2. "Tróndur í Gøtu"  Faroese traditional, JoensenFaroese traditional 4:01
3. "Into the Storm"  JoensenFaroese & Norwegian traditional, Joensen 5:04
4. "Northern Gate"  JoensenJoensen 4:42
5. "Turið Torkilsdóttir"  Faroese traditionalFaroese traditional 4:18
6. "By the Sword in My Hand"  JoensenSwedish & Finnish traditional 4:48
7. "Ride"  JoensenFaroese & Irish traditional, Joensen 4:59
8. "Hear the Heathen Call"  JoensenFaroese traditional, Joensen 4:40
9. "By the Light of the Northern Star"  JoensenFaroese & Norwegian traditional, Joensen 5:55
10. "The Northern Lights" (limited edition only) Norwegian traditional, Joensen 1:53
11. "Anthem" (limited edition only) Peter Alberg 1:35


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