Put up your feet and pour yourself a virtual horn of mead, as Canada's Viking metal bard speaks with e.V. about Bathory, Burzum, breakfast cereal, Primordial, the soul, thinking up things in the dark - and most importantly, about SIG:AR:TYR's coming album "Northen', their indepth follow-up to the epic Godsaga.. SIG:AR:TYR's creator and driving force, Daemonskald, is the possessor of one powerful pagan metal muse., forging lyrically vivid and melodically evocative atmospheric, often acoustic, metal, 'though he describes himself as a part-time musician.
blackened folk metal, thunderous and poetic by turns. doom fans who love Saturnus can give it a go as well \w/
SIG:AR:TYR on Bandcamp
SIG:AR:TYR Official Website
e.V. For people who may not have heard it (or who have heard only a song or two), please describe your music and name 2 of your songs for people to listen to first, just for new listeners to get an idea of where you are coming from as a musician.
Daemonskald: I would describe it as atmospheric pagan or viking metal. In the beginning the main influences that I wanted to combine were the viking metal aspects from Bathory's Hammerheart and Twilight of the Gods albums, and the neoclassical style of Yngwie Malmsteen, mixed in with a little black metal atmosphere like Burzum. That was it, really. If I had to choose two songs that fully represent what I've always tried to express, it would be the tracks "Blood of the North", and "Godsaga" from the Godsaga album. The earlier stuff is a little more stripped down, a lot of acoustic instrumentals and ambience, a few metal tracks, but I think these songs combine the best of all these aspects.
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