TYRMFAR – RENEWAL THROUGH PURIFICATION
LABEL: MTAF RECORDS
RELEASE DATE: JUNE 22nd 2019

In an age of chaos, an age of grief, the lost and the broken remnants of humanity swarm beneath the condemning gaze of dark gods. A thousand individual tragedies are played out unseen in the mass of screaming, bleeding, desperate souls; each one insignificant to those who have come to judge and dispense justice. Collectively mankind has been found wanting and the sentence is annihilation. An unspoken moment arrives and the vast tableau falls silent, the last second of existence for a doomed species and then unimaginable power is unleashed…the purification has begun.

Those steps towards destruction, that last held breath and then the explosion of a soul-scorching firestorm is encapsulated perfectly in the opening two tracks of Tyrmfar’s gargantuan Renewal Through Purification. The grandiose, portentous notes of ‘The Arrival…’ bring the promise of stories to be told, of vast, black clouds gathering and filling the endless skies – and then, after a fraction of a second where utter terror floods the mind, ‘…Of The Legions Of Eternity’ is upon you! The endless thunder of the drums obliterates the silence and black majesty, wild power held within a steel grip, descends. Yet Tyrmfar are about so much more than simple domination, as remarkable emotion burns between the towering ramparts of brute force riffs. Melodies steeped in loss and pain weave their way through the overwhelming avalanche of destruction – holding you hypnotised, captivated even as your inevitable doom crashes towards you.  

Hailing from the mountains of Switzerland, Tyrmfar’s story began in 2013 and their ascent has been a rapid one. Their first release was the 2015 EP, In The Depths Of A Dark Spirit which was followed in 2017 by the superb Human Abomination album – hailed by Daily Rock as “bloody and invigorating”. The band were soon playing major European festivals like the massive Metal Days event and performing with giants of extreme music like Krisiun; nor were they out of place on such bills with Daily Rock naming them “artists who can shake the most seasoned headliners of extreme music festivals.” All that experience has now been poured into the creation of their game-changing second album, Renewal Through Purification. This collection of breathtaking songs, due out in June through MTAF Records is a magnificent fusion of the atmosphere of black metal and the power of death metal. This is Tyrmfar announcing themselves as true contenders on the world stage, ready to carve their bloody path to the throne.

Tyrmfar are coming…prepare to be judged. 

Line-up: 
Robin – Vocals
Mickael – Guitar
Kévin – Guitar
Julien – Bass
Quentin – Drums

Genre: Melodic Black/Death Metal
For fans of: Kataklysm | Immortal | God Seed | Nile
Further Information: https://tyrmfar.com

“…melodious, deadly black metal…” – METAL INSIDE

Tyrmfar – Renewal Through Purification

Written By Kimi Hall

Heres a list of favourite metal picks by yours truly.

This showed up in the mail and I have forgotten that I ordered it. One of the best demo’s of 2018. It makes me that much more excited for full lengths and has solidified pre-orders.

Cerebral Rot: Cessation Of Life

https://youtu.be/Sj2AIw1KwQ0

Stygian Obsession: Form Is Void

Riffs…

https://youtu.be/bigsR1Bitos

Necrot: Blood Offerings

Just like a lot of riffs

Pure Wrath: Ascetic Eventide

Sad black metal time.

https://youtu.be/kLJVYg0NBLg

Malthusiam: Across Deaths

https://youtu.be/GQ8tb9vV1F0

Misþyrming: Söngvar elds og óreiðu

https://youtu.be/M2zPTa5qSfY

Ripped To Shreds: 埋葬

I somehow missed this last year but this album gets it the fuck on. I had no idea it was a one man project which is even more dope. Its mutilatedmarvel. I utilize the genre tabs feature on Spotify and find a lot.

Acathexis: Self Titled Album

Its Beautiful, its heavy, its dark, its better than anything I could ever need or want from a black metal album.

https://youtu.be/qvqa0LW6zB4

Convulsing: Siberian Hellhounds

This just might be my favourite.

Barshasketh

First album of the year to grab my attention. Blackened, Atmospheric and really good.

Molested Divinity: Desilated Realms Through Iniquity

Missed this last year somehow. Irresponsibly heavy.

Haven’t done one of these in a while, its a weird one.

Rendered Helpless: Suffer Saraphim

I didn’t know this happened. Already iff to a bad start with releases this year.

Ossauriam: Living Tomb

Never got around to posting this one, but if anyone hasn’t listened to this yet its an absolute must. 20 Buck Spin bringing the heat 🔥

Imha Tarikat: Kara Ihlas

Fucking with this one heavily

Guðveiki: Vængför

This weeks “I forgot to post the new records I got” post. Surprise variants are my favourite, its even more gorgeous in person.

Abyssal: Denouement

Abyssal and chill

Lvcifyre: Svneater

Friday night riffs

Suffering Hour: In Passing Ascension

Current jams because SH is dope and I cant wait for more!

Swallowed: Lunarterial

This one has been getting a lot of attention lately.

Auroch: Mute Books

Also this one lately.

Ellende: Lebansnehmer

Most anticipated release of 2019 currently.

Mušmaḫḫū: Reign Of The Odius

Errand jams. Not even going to call them Aoty anymore.

Svartidauði: Flesh Cathedral

Morning commute jams

Ceremony Of Silence: Outis

Shaping up to be a favourite this year.

Outre: Hallow Earth

Late to the party on this but its a good one!

Army Of The Pharaohs: In Death Reborn

Friday gym jams.

Convulsing: Errata
Stoked to have these in my collection. 10/10 perfect split, 10/10 label line-up, 10/10 perfect album.

https://youtu.be/5nue-zJYdO0

Abyssal: A Beacon In The Husk

New Abyssal is sexy! Stoked!

https://youtu.be/Er6tM5ba8L4

Kaleikr: Heart Of Lead

Another one of my favourite releases so far this year.

The Metal Guru

Written By Braddon S. Williams

Nile: Those Whom The Gods Detest

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Led by vocalist/guitarist Karl Sanders, Nile create a wall of intense velocity, power, and intelligence, with blistering speed and precision.

Song titles give some clues to the depth of immersion into the Egyptian style that Sanders has obviously researched with an academic’s eye for detail…Yezd Desert Ghul Ritual In The Abandoned Towers Of Silence, Kafir!, The Eye Of Ra, Utterances Of The Crawling Dead, Permitting The Noble Dead To Descend To The Underworld, Iskander Dhul Karnon, and 4th Arra Of Dagon.

I saw Nile and Behemoth both perform at the 2007 Ozzfest and both bands literally converted me to Death Metal that day.

The mixture of technique, power, passion, and utter brutality just finally made sense to me.

Before, I had always struggled with the “death growl” vocal style, but seeing death metal properly performed by two masterful bands of the most extreme nature I had ever witnessed was all it took.

https://youtu.be/uQujfE5JLJA

Influences And Recollections of A Musical Mind

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Cattle Decapitation: The Harvest Floor

Extreme metal with a conscience and a cause? Look no further than Cattle Decapitation, a death/grindcore band who protest the mistreatment and consumption of animals, as well as abuse of the environment.

Their 2009 album, The Harvest Floor, features cover artwork showing human beings being herded towards a slaughterhouse. Cattle Decapitation’s music is itself a slaughtering force of violent sounds that pummel the listener as vocalist Travis Ryan tortures his vocal chords while conjuring inhuman sounds out of his bionic larynx.

Near the end of the album, the title track emerges as an eerily calm musical passage accompanied by mournful vocal tones and seeming to accompany the final walk to the house of death. It is probably my favorite track on the album, but the rest of the brutality is pure awesome carnage from the beginning to the end.

Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

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Cannibal Corpse: Live Cannibalism

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CC released their first live album, the perfectly named Live Cannibalism, in 2000 featuring a collection of their finest and most descriptive song titles: Hammer Smashed Face, The Spine Splitter, Blowtorch Slaughter, Fucked With A Knife, A Skull Full Of Maggots, Devoured By Vermin, Meat Hook Sodomy…I could literally go on and on…Cannibal Corpse deliver the brutality in a relentless wave of blast beats, roaring guttural vocals (George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher in his glory), and scalding flesh guitar leads.

If you’re looking for peace & quiet and sensitivity, don’t look here. Cannibal Corpse is for us warriors, and I am stoked they will be with Slayer for their farewell swing through my home state of Indiana in a few months.

https://youtu.be/7lRi27v7_8s

Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

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Bloodbath:

Death Metal supergroup Bloodbath released a live CD/DVD called The Wacken Carnage in 2008.

Recorded in 2005, The Wacken Carnage is a lesson in live brutality, with downtuned guitars cranked to infinity, explosive drumming, and bass frequencies that will rattle your insides for days, topped by the throat shredding vocals of Mikael Akerfeldt (Opeth) at his demonic best.

Comprised of their best material, like Bastard Son Of God, Cancer Of The Soul, So You Die, Eaten, Omnious Bloodvomit, Breeding Death, Ways To The Grave, and Furnace Funeral. The Wacken Carnage is music to either soothe your tormented soul, or torment all the souls of any non-metal fans around you!

Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

Written By Kimi Hall

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https://youtu.be/Ef0fjv4zzp0

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