Exclusive song premiere: Tyr “Mare of my Night”

Posted by on August 12, 2013

tyrWhile Faroe Islands folk-metallers Tyr won’t be releasing their seventh album, Valkyrja, until September 17th in North America, Metal Insider is proud to premiere another song from the album. “Mare of My Night” is a melodic, anthemic power-metal song that’s easily one of the album’s highlights. Vocalist/guitarist Heri Joenson spoke about the song, which he says is the most sexually explicit song he’s ever written.

“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.”

http://soundcloud.com/metalinsider/mare-of-my-night-by-t-r/s-RKkUk

You can hear Valkyrja’s album opener, “Blood of Heroes,” here, where you can also pre-order the album. Valkyrja will be released on September 17 in North America, September 13th in Europe and September 16th in the UK.

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17 Comments

  • Dan says:

    Pretty sure they re from the Faroe islands.

  • Jeffrey Dean says:

    I likes. Been a fan of these guys since their Eric the Red back in like 2001… good to see them getting some press

  • Julian Conley says:

    So this one is about being raped by a demon? I’m looking forward to this album.

  • anon says:

    Heri’s lastname is incorrect :-/

  • Julian Conley says:

    Joensen not Joenson…

  • Lance Erickson says:

    Woman good. Horse bad. Me no know.

  • TheHornedOne81 says:

    More that his Goddess has converted to Christianity on him and is “riding” him to do the same. Going on their continued theme of the forced conversion of the Faroes and other Scandi nations. “My Goddess withdrew and the nightmare came true”.

  • Julian Conley says:

    I don’t think this is actually right but it is a really interesting and cool interpretation.

  • TheHornedOne81 says:

    One of the main themes of their entire body of work is rebellion against the adoption of the “Eastern Religion” (Christianity). I guess we’ll have to wait for the rest of the album to come out to see what the theme of the album itself is. They have not made any previous references to daemonology, so I am doubting it is a song about rape by a succubus and Asatru does not have any “Religious Rites” that involve calling on daemons or having sex with daemons.

  • Johnathan Meili says:

    ‘Heri Joensen spoke about the song, which he says is the most sexually explicit song he’s ever written…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.”’

  • TheHornedOne81 says:

    Which Still does not make it about being raped by a daemon… Yes, it has sexual content. No, it isn’t about daemonic rape.

  • Julian Conley says:

    Except that Heri specifically said what the song was about in the paragraph right above the song.

  • TheHornedOne81 says:

    And the Mare is not a Daemon.

  • madbuyer says:

    I didn’t read that….its a great song for sure.

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