"A superb fifteen minutes of powerful Doom and Death combining effortlessly with a quieter, emotional side, Ódn serves to whet the appetite perfectly for the band’s next full-length release." Gary from Ghost Cult Magazine has written a warm little review of our 'Ódn' EP, which is out tomorrow on 12" vinyl.
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Last year was Hamferð's 10th anniversary as a band, and, slow as we are, we finally got around to celebrating it. And what better way to celebrate this occasion with the song that started it all. 'Ódn' is the very first song written and performed by Hamferð, and has never before been recorded and released. It is also the only song of ours which includes English lyrics. We are therefore very proud to present a live recording of this song on 12" vinyl EP. It was recorded in 2018, and is therefore a representation of how the song sounds after 10 years of on-stage evolution. On the B-side is the audio from the 2015 stripped-down performance of 'Deyðir varðar' during the total solar eclipse, also never released in a physical format.
The Faroese Music Awards - FMA were held this weekend, and 'Támsins likam' was nominated in three categories, of which we won two: Producer of the Year (for Theodor), and Male Singer of the Year (for Jón). Additionally, Jón received a surprise award for Best Lyrics of the Year. We are incredibly thankful for and encouraged by this acknowledgement! We have even more exciting news to share later this week, so please be on the lookout.
Photo taken at our beloved Studio Bloch, where much of the Hamferð-magic has happened over the years.
Now here's an interviewer who knows his shit! Great interview!
I can relate on what Jon is saying about language and the dark corners of the psyche. English is good to appeal a large audience, but giventhat it's a second language learned mostly through media, it doesn't feel as organic. Even restricting in some ways.
What's cool with listening a band using foreign languages is that the entirety of the music feel as one and requires less concentration. Leaving more space to the emotion behind it.