sig:ar:tyrThe concept for SIG:AR:TYR came into being in 2003 as a one-man musical project from London, Ontario, Canada dedicated to the dark, grim history and mythology of Northern Europe. SIG:AR:TYR initially wanted to create very heavy and atmospheric music without the use of typical metal instruments such as electric guitar, bass, and drums. In late 2003, SIG:AR:TYR released The Stranger, a six song atmospheric journey revolving around the acoustic guitar and an accompanying short story about a mystical encounter with Odin.
In 2005, SIG:AR:TYR released the debut full-length release, Sailing the Seas of Fate. The album, a mixture of metal and acoustic music, tells the story of a Viking quest to the far northern reaches of the world to retrieve an object to turn the tide of Christianity.
In 2012, 10 years after its creation, SIG:AR:TYR mainman Daemonskald came to the decision to finally bring these songs and tales to the live stage and a full band was formed.