oh please come to alcatraz,3 days of metal in our country
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.
Costin Chioreanu's artwork for 'Támsins likam' is featured in And Justice For Art's list of best metal album covers of 2018!A selection of the best Metal album covers of 2018, chosen by the staff and readers of the Metal art community ...AND JUSTICE FOR ART. Read the book "And Jus... ... See MoreSee Less
Playing heavy metal psalms and performing in beautiful Faroese churches is not a common occurrence, and Hamferð has had a monopoly on it for quite a while. Now, our very own John has repeated the feat with his other band, Hamradun. See their brilliant performance of 'Tað Er Ein Stutt og Stokkut Løta' ('It Is a Brief and Fleeting Moment') in the church of Tvøroyri.Reproduced with kind permission from Kringvarp Føroya. Hamradun performing a psalm by Mikkjal á Ryggi in Tvøroyrar Kirkja (Church of Tvøroyri) for Faroese na... ... See MoreSee Less
We wish all our friends across the world a prosperous New Year, and we thank you for your impassioned support! Our two resolutions for 2019 are to write a magnificent new album and - of course - to tour as widely as possible.
The final gift of 2018 came on New Year's Eve, when 'Támsins likam' was announced as Angry Metal Guy's Record of the Year 2018. Needless to say, we are proud and grateful. ... See MoreSee Less
well deserved, though I would've chosen a complex of cages over michael romeo
my metal album of the year too, not like that matters. what a grim, morbid slog. amazing.
Congrats Jón Aldará, you've raised the bar very high for 2019, now good luck 😀 And btw, AMG is the only reviewer whose opinion I care about, I'm so glad you've made it to n°1. Cheers!
If y'all can manage to top Tamsins likam, I will be seriously impressed.
Well deserved top spot. The album is phenomenal.
I hope “as widely as possible” includes Texas! We have a large community of Faroese music fans here!
Hope to cross you and share the stage again soon guys
Their review of the album brought me to you. Great to see that they made it their number one album. Even though there was a lot of great music in 2018, i would put it on the same position. It's an amazing piece of music and i am looking forward to what is going to come.