Eric the Red (album)

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Eric the Red
Eric the Red cover.JPG
Studio album by Týr
Released 27 June 2003
Recorded Jacob Hansen studio, Denmark
Genre Viking metal
Folk metal
Progressive metal
Length 60:14 / 70:19
Label Tutl
Napalm Records
Producer Týr
Týr chronology
Ólavur Riddararós
Eric, the Red
Eric the Red - 2006 re-release
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating 4/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Lords of Metal (8.1/10)[3]
Metal Storm 9/10 stars[4]

Eric the Red is the second full-length album by the Faroese Viking folk metal band Týr. It was released on 27 June 2003 by Tutl.

The album is trilingual with Faroese and English as the predominant languages. The song Ramund Hin Unge is sung in Danish (specifically Gøtudanskt).[5]

The album was re-released on 24 March 2006 by Napalm Records with a new cover artwork and two additional tracks originally from a demo released in 2000.[6]

The original cover features a painting by Haukur L. Halldórsson titled The Ocean God.[7] The re-release album features cover art by Jan Yrlund.[7]

Track listing[edit]

Title Music Lyrics Notes Length
1. "The Edge" Heri Joensen Heri Joensen 7:44
2. "Regin Smiður" Traditional Faroese Traditional Faroese Arranged by Heri Joensen 6:08
3. "Dreams" Heri Joensen Heri Joensen 5:32
4. "The Wild Rover" Traditional Irish Traditional Irish Arranged by Heri Joensen 4:12
5. "Stýrisvølurin" Heri Joensen
Traditional Faroese
Heri Joensen 6:57
6. "Ólavur Riddararós" Traditional Faroese Traditional Faroese Arranged by Heri Joensen 4:36
7. "Rainbow Warrior" Heri Joensen Heri Joensen 5:28
8. "Ramund Hin Unge" Traditional Danish Traditional Danish Arranged by Heri Joensen 4:31
9. "Alive" Heri Joensen Heri Joensen 7:24
10. "Eric the Red" Heri Joensen Heri Joensen 7:42
11. "God of War" Heri Joensen
Jón Joensen
Heri Joensen Bonus track on 2006 re-release 6:23
12. "Hail to the Hammer" Heri Joensen
Pól Arni Holm
Heri Joensen Bonus track on 2006 re-release 3:49



  1. ^ review
  2. ^ Allmusic review
  3. ^ Lords of Metal review
  4. ^ Metal Storm review
  5. ^ "Lords of Metal". Týr Interview. Retrieved February 13, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Allmusic". Eric The Red. Retrieved February 13, 2008. 
  7. ^ a b "Týr Official Website". Discography. Archived from the original on January 22, 2008. Retrieved February 13, 2008.