Doomster Hamferð from the Faroe Islands will release their new album “Támsins likam” January 12th via Metal Blade Records.
Hamferð comments: “‘Támsins likam‘ is a natural progression of the Hamferð sound, and we feel that it is our most special and cohesive work yet. Even more so than on previous albums, we have sought to create a full musical epic; inspired among other things by classical symphonies and progressive concept albums. It should be obvious that we are extremely excited to start performing this new material on the road.”
As of today, you can watch the lyric video for the first single, ‘Hon syndrast’ below. And you can pre-order the album in the following formats:
–180g black vinyl
–dark grey marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 300 copies)
–pastel violet marbled vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–milky clear vinyl (EU exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
–transparent blue vinyl (TUTL exclusive – limited to 100 copies)
–light grey black marbled vinyl (US exclusive – limited to 200 copies)
Roughly translated as ‘Body of the mist’, “Támsins likam” is an attempt to create the most intriguing, honest and unique Hamferð experience yet. It is nothing less than a pinnacle; a culmination of many years of refining both sound and songwriting, spearheaded by a strong desire to keep progressing and expanding. This has resulted in an album bustling with elements ancient and familiar, violent and strange, earthen and spectral – all the while fiercely seeking to surprise and move the listener.
Once again recorded in Studio Bloch in the Faroe Islands, but this time mixed by the legendary Swedish sound wizard Daniel Bergstrand in his Dugout Productions studio, “Támsins likam” exhibits a rawer and more mature version of the known Hamferð sound. The somewhat harsh and bare soundscape deliberately contrasts with the refined compositions, while at the same aligning with the increasingly honest and violent lyrical content.
“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.
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 “Támsins likam”.
Our review of their latest album “Evst” can be found here.
Band members: Jón Aldará – Vocals, John Egholm – Guitar, Theodor Kapnas – Guitar, Ísak Petersen – Bass, Esmar Joensen – Keyboards, Remi Johannesen – Drums.
‘Támsins likam’ track listing:
03. Tvístevndur meldur
05. Hon syndrast
06. Vápn í anda
Jan 13, 2018 – Iðnó, Reykjavik, Iceland
Feb 02, 2018 – Club Zentral, Stuttgart, Germany
Feb 03, 2018 – KFZ, Marburg, Germany
Feb 04, 2018 – Cassiopeia, Berlin, ND
Feb 05, 2018 – Hafenklang, Hamburg, Germany
Feb 06, 2018 – Eventwerk, Dresden, Germany
Feb 07, 2018 – Club Zaczek, Krakau, Poland
Feb 08, 2018 – Viper Room, Wien, Austria
Feb 09, 2018 – Kvlt, Budapest, Hungary
Feb 10, 2018 – Orto Bar, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Feb 11, 2018 – Wave Club, Rimini, Italy
Feb 12, 2018 – Backstage, Munich, Germany
Feb 16, 2018 – Stummsche Reithalle, Neunkirchen, Germany
Feb 18, 2018 – Café Sputnik, Munster, ND
Feb 21, 2018 – Lille Vega, København V, Denmark
Feb 22, 2018 – Radar, Århus, Denmark
Feb 23, 2018 – Studenterhuset, Aalborg, Denmark
Aug 17, 2018 – Midgardsblot, Oslo, Norway
Lyric video for ‘Hon syndrast’