By the Light of the Northern Star
By the Light of the Northern Star
Album info
ReleaseMay 29, 2009
RecordedEarly 2009
GenreFolk metal, progressive metal

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

Track listingEdit

# Track title Lyrics Music Length
1. "Hold the Heathen Hammer High" Heri Joensen Heri Joensen 4:50
2. "Tróndur í Gøtu" Faroese traditional, Joensen Faroese traditional 4:01
3. "Into the Storm" Joensen Faroese & Norwegian traditional, Joensen 5:04
4. "Northern Gate" Joensen Joensen 4:42
5. "Turið Torkilsdóttir" Faroese traditional Faroese traditional 4:18
6. "By the Sword in My Hand" Joensen Swedish & Finnish traditional 4:48
7. "Ride" Joensen Faroese & Irish traditional, Joensen 4:59
8. "Hear the Heathen Call" Joensen Faroese traditional, Joensen 4:40
9. "By the Light of the Northern Star" Joensen Faroese & 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


  • Heri Joensen - Vocals, Guitars
  • Terji Skibenæs - Guitars
  • Gunnar Thomsen - Bass
  • Kári Streymoy - Drums
  • Jacob Hansen - Mixing
  • Mika Jussila - Mastering
  • Heri Joensen - Producer
  • Gyula Havancsák - Artwork
  • Kári Streymoy - Producer


  1. TÝR: Icelandic TV Performance Available. (May 5, 2009). Retrieved on May 16, 2009.
  2. [1] Hjules Illustration and Design (Gyula Havancsák)

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