Hamferð announces new EP ‘Ódn’ and releases video for title track!

Hamferð announces new EP ‘Ódn’ and releases video for title track!

Faroese doomsters Hamferð will release a brand new 12″ EP entitled ‘Ódn‘ April 12th via Metal Blade Records.

The EP will feature the previously unreleased title track on side A and a bare-bones rendition of ‘Deyðir varðar’ on Side B, both performed live on unique occasions. Check out the video for the title track at metalblade.com/hamferd. The video was shot March 17th, 2018 at the old Sjónleikarahúsið theater in Tórshavn, Faroe Islands.

Comments the band: “As a celebration of our 10 years of existence, we present the very first Hamferð-song, first performed in the autumn of 2008 and never before published. It is built from three very different sections which still represent our music today: one part foreboding, one part violent and one part elegiac. The parts follow the narrative of a sailor over three chapters; first braving an increasingly stormy ocean, then reflecting on a long life sailing the very seas that now threaten his life, and finally surrendering to the waves. The title translates to ‘violent storm’ or ‘hurricane’.

Hamferð about the B-side ‘Deyðir varðar’: “A man wanders the misty mountains in search for his lost son: A fitting story to tell during an eclipse over the Faroese mountainscape. Deyðir varðar, originally from our album ‘Evst’, was the ideal song for this event, and this is the raw, unbridled performance, delivered above the village of Kvívík on a cold morning in March, 2015.

Pre-order your copies of ‘Ódn‘ now at metalblade.com/hamferd. These are the available versions:
– 180 g black vinyl
– White vinyl – ltd. 200 – EU-exclusive
– Grey-brown marbled vinyl – ltd. 200 – EU-exclusive
– Dark lilac marbled vinyl – ltd. 100 – EU-exclusive
– Grey marbled vinyl – ltd. 100 – US-exclusive
– Rootbeer marbled vinyl – ltd. 100 – TUTL-exclusive
– Digital options

Hamferð‘s latest album ‘Támsins likam‘ has been released in January of 2018 via Metal Blade Records. Please surf over to metalblade.com/hamferd to check out music and videos from the album.

Hamferð live:
21/04/19 GL – Sisimiut – Arctic Sounds Festival
17/05/19 IS – Reykjavik – Reykjavik Metal Fest
12/07/19 DE – Torgau – In Flammen Open Air
01-04/08/19 DE – Wacken – Wacken Open Air

Hamferð is:
Jón Aldará – Vocals
John Egholm – Guitar
Theodor Kapnas – Guitar
Ísak Petersen – Bass
Esmar Joensen – Keyboards
Remi Johannesen – Drums


About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!