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Encyclopedia > Tyr (album)
Tyr
Tyr cover
Studio album by Black Sabbath
Released 1990
Recorded February 1990 - June 1990
Genre Heavy metal
Length 39:58
Label I.R.S.
EMI
Producer(s) Black Sabbath
Professional reviews
Black Sabbath chronology
Headless Cross
(1989)
Tyr
(1990)
Dehumanizer
(1992)

Tyr is the fifteenth studio album by heavy metal band Black Sabbath, released in 1990 by I.R.S. Records. TYR This image is the cover of an album or single. ... A Studio Album is an album of regular studio recordings. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that emerged as a defined musical style in the 1970s, having its roots in hard rock bands which, between 1969 and 1974,[1] mixed blues and rock music to create a hybrid with a thick, heavy, guitar-and-drums-centered sound, characterised... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... I.R.S. Records was a record label, started in the US in 1979 by Miles Copeland III along with Jay Boberg and Carl Grasso. ... The EMI Group (LSE: EMI) is a music company comprising the major record label, EMI Music, based in Brook Green in London, England, and EMI Music Publishing, based on Charing Cross Road, London. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... Headless Cross is the fourteenth album by heavy metal band Black Sabbath, released in 1989 (see 1989 in music). ... For the album by Dance or Die, see Dehumanizer (Dance or Die album). ... Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that emerged as a defined musical style in the 1970s, having its roots in hard rock bands which, between 1969 and 1974,[1] mixed blues and rock music to create a hybrid with a thick, heavy, guitar-and-drums-centered sound, characterised... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ...


This was previously thought to be a concept album dealing with Christianity and Norse Mythology, but bassist Neil Murray dispelled that belief in 2005, stating that while many of the songs may seem loosely related, very little of the album has to do with mythology and it was not intended to be a concept recording[1]. Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. ... Norse or Scandinavian mythology comprises the pre-Christian religion, beliefs and legends of the Scandinavian people, including those who settled on Iceland, where the written sources for Norse mythology were assembled. ... Neil Murray is a bassist who has played with over 30 bands including Whitesnake, Black Sabbath, and Gogmagog. ...


Tyr is the son of Odin, the chief god in Norse mythology. He is the god of single combat and heroic glory, portrayed as a one-handed man. The usage of such analogies and mythology was a great departure from Headless Cross' descent into the Dark Side and the power of Satan. Týr, depicted here with both hands intact, is identified with Mars in this illustration from an 18th century Icelandic manuscript. ... For other meanings of Odin, Woden or Wotan see Odin (disambiguation), Woden (disambiguation), Wotan (disambiguation). ... Headless Cross is the fourteenth album by heavy metal band Black Sabbath, released in 1989 (see 1989 in music). ...


This album represents possibly the most dramatic departure from Black Sabbath's traditional sound, with only traces of it found in the occasional riff. The production has been criticized by some (who claim Cozy Powell's drums drown out most of the other instruments) and praised by others, who note that this is one of Sabbath's heaviest albums and perhaps the most prominently reliant on keyboards by the perennial 5th member, Geoff Nicholls[2]. As a result, much of the music is a lot darker than previous Sabbath works, closely resembling the previous album Headless Cross in terms of darkness. Colin Flooks (December 29, 1947 - April 5, 1998), better known as Cozy Powell, was an English rock drummer. ... Geoff Nicholls is a keyboardist who is best known as the longtime sideman for the metal legends Black Sabbath. ... Headless Cross is the fourteenth album by heavy metal band Black Sabbath, released in 1989 (see 1989 in music). ...


The band has stated that while they do not disown or regret the song "Feels Good To Me," it was put on the album solely to be released as a single and doesn't fit in musically with the rest of the record[3].

Contents

Track listing

  1. "Anno Mundi (The Vision)" – 6:02
  2. "The Law Maker" – 3:47
  3. "Jerusalem" – 3:53
  4. "The Sabbath Stones" – 6:35
  5. "The Battle of Tyr" – 1:08
  6. "Odin's Court" – 2:21
  7. "Valhalla" – 4:53
  8. "Feels Good to Me" – 5:36
  9. "Heaven in Black" – 3:57

All songs written by Black Sabbath All lyrics were written by Tony Martin. Tony Martin (born April 19, 1957) was the seventh and final vocalist for the legendary rock band Black Sabbath before the eventual reunion of their original lineup. ...


Credits

Tony Martin (born April 19, 1957) was the seventh and final vocalist for the legendary rock band Black Sabbath before the eventual reunion of their original lineup. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Tony Iommi (born Frank Anthony Iommi, February 19, 1948, in Aston, Birmingham, England) is a guitarist who is best known as a member of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Parts of the guitar. ... Geoff Nicholls is a keyboardist who is best known as the longtime sideman for the metal legends Black Sabbath. ... Piano, a well-known instance of keyboard instruments A keyboard instrument is any musical instrument played using a musical keyboard. ... Neil Murray is a bassist who has played with over 30 bands including Whitesnake, Black Sabbath, and Gogmagog. ... Martin EB18 Bass Guitar in flight case. ... Colin Flooks (December 29, 1947 - April 5, 1998), better known as Cozy Powell, was an English rock drummer. ... For other kinds of drums, see drum (disambiguation). ...

Miscellanea

  • The runes on the cover are taken from the Rök Runestone in Sweden[4].
  • The only track to feature on post-Tyr tours was "Anno Mundi", eg on the "Cross Purposes Live" VHS/DVD.
  • Tony Martin re-recorded Jerusalem for his 1992 solo album 'Back Where I Belong'.
  • The Black Sabbath lineup that recorded Tyr would reunite to record their last studio album (to-date), Forbidden, in 1995.

Technical note: Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... A black-and-white rendition of the text on one side of the Rök Stone. ... Forbidden was the 1995 effort from Black Sabbath. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Black Sabbath Online Forums: Tyr
  2. ^ Black Sabbath Online Forums: TYR
  3. ^ TonyMartin.net Q&A (#20)
  4. ^ Black Sabbath Online: Tyr
Black Sabbath
Ozzy Osbourne | Tony Iommi | Geezer Butler | Bill Ward
Dave Walker | Ronnie James Dio | Vinny Appice | Ian Gillan | Bev Bevan | David Donato | Glenn Hughes | Dave Spitz | Eric Singer | Ray Gillen | Tony Martin | Bob Daisley | Jo Burt | Terry Chimes | Laurence Cottle | Cozy Powell | Neil Murray | Bobby Rondinelli | Mike Bordin | Geoff Nicholls
Discography
Studio albums: Black Sabbath | Paranoid | Master of Reality | Black Sabbath, Vol. 4 | Sabbath Bloody Sabbath | Sabotage | Technical Ecstasy | Never Say Die! | Heaven and Hell | Mob Rules | Born Again | Seventh Star | The Eternal Idol | Headless Cross | Tyr | Dehumanizer | Cross Purposes | Forbidden
Live albums: Live Evil | Cross Purposes Live | Reunion | Past Lives
Compilations: We Sold Our Soul for Rock 'n' Roll | Under Wheels of Confusion | The Sabbath Stones | Symptom of the Universe: The Original Black Sabbath 1970-1978 | Black Box: The Complete Original Black Sabbath (1970-1978) | Greatest Hits 1970-1978

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