Hamferð nominated for the Nordic Council Music prize!
“Támsins likam”, the 2018 release by Faroese doom band Hamferð has been nominated for the Nordic Council Music prize. Following their previous two albums (2010 and 2013) the release of “Támsins likam” completes a trilogy which has been almost a decade in the making. Although consisting of six tracks, “Támsins likam” is conceived as one whole, where each song complements and supports the others in various ways. With every completed work, Hamferð has successfully integrated old Faroese singing traditions into a contemporary musical language, and with “Támsins likam”, the band’s high level of musical and technical skill has been even further refined, resulting in a piece of musical art that has appealed to an audience far beyond the realm of the doom metal scene.
The band states: “Támsins likam was always intended as one cohesive piece of music, so we are delighted that it has been considered for such a prestigious award in the category of composition. This honor indicates to us that we have managed to communicate our musical and conceptual ideas in a way which is meaningful to people. That is truly a beautiful encouragement to receive.”
The Music prize for creative and practical music was established in 1965 and was originally awarded every third year to a composer from one of the Nordic countries. Since 1990 the prize has been awarded every year alternately to a living composer and to individual artists or groups. In 2018 prize will be handed out to a living Nordic composer. The winner of the 350.000 DKK Music prize will be announced in Oslo on October 30th.
‘Támsins likam’ has been released in January via Metal Blade Records! Please surf over to metalblade.com/hamferd to check out music and videos from the album.
HAMFERD is: Jón Aldará - Vocals John Egholm - Guitar Theodor Kapnas - Guitar Ísak Petersen - Bass Esmar Joensen - Keyboards Remi Johannesen – Drums
HAMFERD live: 13/07/18 – FO – Syðrugøta - G! Festival 18/08/18 – NO – Borre - Midgardsblot 05/10/18 – DE – Paderborn - Metal Inferno 06/10/18 – BE – Saint-Georges-Sur-Meuse - From Dusk Till Doom 16/05/19 – IS - Reykjavík - Metalfest
We are very proud to finally be able to announce that "Támsins likam" has been nominated for the Nordic Council Culture Prize 2018. Since 1990 the prize has been awarded every year alternately to a living composer and to individual artists or groups. In this case we have been nominated for the composition of "Támsins likam".
At long last, the ‘Támsins likam’ release concert will be streamed tonight at 22.10 (Central European Time) in full HD on the Faroese network KvF. It is streamable worldwide! This concert is the culmination of our work on 'Támsins likam', and as such, the album is played in full, along with some of the "classics". We are extremely proud to present this performance to you all, and we truly hope you will enjoy it. ... See MoreSee Less
OMG, I saw you guys on Youtube (the Vráin (Live at Tórshavn´s cathedral vid) and you absolutely blew me away! I've just bought Tamsins likam. I've been into Doom for many years and can honestly say you guys are the best I've ever heard. Where can I buy your earlier releases please?
wow after i bought the cd u have bundles now : /
Metal1.info delivers a gushing 10/10 review for 'Támsins likam'! ... See MoreSee Less
Amazing album. Really is so great. So atmospheric. Also great vocals. Since opeth no longer do the proper growls this band really fills the gap in my opinion. I like it, my niece likes it, my brother likes it. Should be massive and its in my albums of the year and will be hard to beat in my opinion even though i have no idea what they are singing about.
It definitely IS 10/10!! Deep, magnetic, of breathtaking beauty - thank you! Berlin awaits you...