'Hon syndrast' has been added to the 'New Metal Tracks' playlist on Spotify. Go check it out if you haven't heard it yet and check out some of the other stuff on the list like our good friends from Auðn and the magnificent Yob. ... See MoreSee Less
The cover for 'Támsins likam' is a beautifully ethereal representation of the dramatic and tragic peak in the album storyline.
It was created by the immensely talented Costin Chioreanu, and it’s motif and style strongly invokes Faroese landscapes and legendary Faroese painters. Chioreanu’s vision went beyond all hopes and expectations, being both highly representative of the new musical paths taken with ‘Támsins likam’, as well as staying true to the core Hamferð concept.
In Chioreanu’s own words: “It is a very powerful story, and this watercolor painting is the way I visualized the climax. Beyond this, many strange things happened while working on this amazing project. I love this band and I am so happy I could be a part of their history.”
'Támsins likam' will be released on January 12th, 2018, and is available for pre-order at: metalblade.com/hamferd
Expect a marvellous album. Perhaps somehow heavier than Evst. Hopefully Finnish Record Store Äx will resale the physical versions as well.
However, the first video could've worked out better without the lyrics, but have to say it's just my opinion, because generally I don't like lyric videos at all.
Beautiful! I visited the Faroe Islands this year and bought your releases in the TUTL store. Listening to Evst whilst driving along the islands was an incredible experience. Very excited to see you live in Hamburg next year!
I looking forward for that! And hope to see you live in Switzerland in 2018!
A Romanian guy illustrated your album cover! Wow! (Proud Romanian girl here 😁)
I love it!
Finally, after four long and toilsome years, the time has come to present music and visuals from our new opus!
'Hon syndrast' is the most visceral chapter of the upcoming Hamferð-album, 'Támsins likam', which will be released on the 12th of January 2018 through Metal Blade Records. The video for 'Hon syndrast' was hand-drawn, painted and put together by Costin Chioreanu, who is also the visionary behind the artwork of 'Támsins likam'. For better sound quality, we recommend the link in the first comment below!
This is everything I hoped for. Few metal bands move me the way Hamferð does these days. And Jon Aldara is one of the very best vocalists in extreme metal. Really looking forward to the album and, fingers crossed, a Scandinavian tour to promote it 😇 😈
For helv... det nye er fedt! Jeg bestiller fluks en kopi. Det er for VILDT! Håber at se jer live i Danmark igen snart. Katrine, tjek det ud!
Even more epic than I had anticipated!! Hell yessss! \m/
fucking good song! Can't wait to see you in Krakow!
exactly 3 years ago i saw you live at the Underground in wuppertal - so i say "thank you for the music" <3
Fantastic! Love the music, love the video, love the language!
Pre-order! Can't wait. Hope to see you guys in Finland before long.
The best I have heard in some time! Epic!
Vá! Þetta er ekkert smá flott, bæði lagið og myndbandið!
Ég hlakka til að heyra meira. 🙂
Can't wait to hear the full release....awesome video 😊!!
In the wake of showering the world with our upcoming album, which will be announced shortly, we will finally return to plague the European mainland, this time with the brilliant Downfall of Gaia. Join the procession, as it passes your homestead! More dates to be added soon. ... See MoreSee Less
Vilnius, Lithuania is waiting for you desperately!!! Hope you make it here soon!
Hope you'll visit Norway (preferably Trondheim) 🤘
...And welcome to Finland sometimes.
Please come to México (y)
I will be in Münster in December and in Rimini end of March, which means that I will miss you twice. So you have to add Konzertfabrik Z7 - Pratteln Switzerland to the list. 😀
a lot of atmosphere and an up and down of emotions await us ..
I'm also looking forward to Downfall of Gaia because that's great band, more people should know about it..See you in Stuttgart!!
Shame on you that you skipped Bratislava, we could have such afterparty!! But hey, Wien is pretty close at least so i guess it is not that big of an issue. 🙂
Glad to see you back on mainland tour again! And in Wien soon 🤘
Honestly I don't know Downfall Of Gaia but I hardly can't wait to see you in Münster.
Iris van Versendaal omg new album! They were definitely one of my favourites at Trondheim Metal Fest 😁😁😁
So glad you guys have a new one coming out!
Finally Hamburg after it got canceled last time!
I will have to travel to come see you, I need Hamfero! 🖤🎶
Would love to see you in Netherlands. But if push comes to shove, I’ll fly to Berlin.
Yeahhhh i will be there in Stuttgart
awesome Hamferð <3
Bought my ticket today. Can*t wait to see you again at the famous Hafenklang!
Awesome! Gonna be in Hamburg for sure!
YES! Finally back to Slovenia!!
Budapest! Thx guys!
Oooooooh! See you in Ljubljana!
Vá, þetta væri ég til í að sjá!!
Welcone tp Rimini!!
Switzerland! Switzerland! Swiiiiiitzeeeeerlaaaand! XD I can't wait to see you again. 🙂
Jeg ville overveje kraftigt at tage til Færøerne for at se Jer når I laver nogle af Jeres mere specielle shows. Ligesom I spillede i kirken i Thorshavn og i den grotte der. Men kan I så ikke lægge info op i god tid så man kan booke fly? Håber det kunne blive muligt engang. Og så glæder jeg mig gevaldigt til den nye plade! Kan man allerede nu bestille den med en lille signeret bandphoto vedlagt måske???
Nice! I hope it's shot in the Faroe and you'll show us a bit of your beautiful country
Can't wait! Hopefully there'll be a vinyl version coming as well when the new album comes out. 🙂
We are very proud to be able to announce that we have signed with Metal Blade Records!Metal Blade signs Hamferð from the Faroe Islands! New album to be announced shortly!
Metal Blade Records is proud to announce the signing of up-and-rising Doomster Hamferð from the Faroe Islands.
Comments Hamferð: "We’re thrilled and proud to announce that we have signed a recording agreement with Metal Blade Records! Since we started out back in 2008 we have worked closely with our local label TUTL. The cooperation has been rewarding and our ties will not be severed completely. However, for the upcoming album and in the future we felt it was time to work with an internationally renowned metal label to hopefully help take Hamferð to the next level as a band. We feel positive and confident about Metal Blade’s setup and their commitment towards quality as the label houses many of our favorite artists and has released a ton of groundbreaking releases. Their legacy and dedication to metal music is vital. Our new record has been a long time coming. Needless to say, we are extremely excited to finally set it up for release!"
Hamferð will release their new album in early 2018. More info on this soon, stay tuned!
About Hamferð: Hamferð refers to an apparition: the image of a person facing death, appearing before his or her loved ones as an omen.
"Faroese doom metal" is a powerful sound. Exclusive to this self-styled tag is Hamferð. For a near decade, the funeral dressed sextet has been casting a unique expression rooted in conceptual tragedy and intense, narrative doom metal.
"Hamferð is heavily inspired by our natural surroundings and our cultural heritage. Those aspects combine into unique feelings and atmospheres which we attempt to describe through our music", comments guitarist Theodor Kapnas.
Faroese history and folklore are mixed together with grand atmospheres, a trademark that has earned worldwide attraction. Stages at festivals such as Inferno, Midgardsblot, Tuska, Summer Breeze, Wacken and many more have been turned into funerary ceremonies. Touring with bands like Amorphis and Moonsorrow has further garnered the band a respected reputation due to strong yet solemn live performances.
The lyrical and conceptual approach is ambitious in scope. People are drawn to it, even though the band sings in their native tongue, Faroese. With a highly engaging idea concerning lyrics and songwriting, the hour has arrived to close a conceptual trilogy which commenced with the 2010 EP ‘Vilst er síðsta fet’, continued with the internationally acclaimed 2013 full-length album ‘Evst’, and is now concluded with the new album yet to be announced.
Since today is the day of the big eclipse, why not re-share the video we made two years ago, during the eclipse in the Faroe Islands. Witnessing an eclipse is a truly awe inspiring experience, so enjoy it!Video and music recorded live on March 20th 2015 during the total eclipse above the village of Kvívík in The Faroe Islands. Get the song off our album "Evst"... ... See MoreSee Less