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Hamferð launches new video for "Frosthvarv (Live in the Eysturoy Tunnel)"

22-02-2021

Faroese melodic death/doom sextet Hamferð have now launched a video for “Frosthvarv (Live in the Eysturoy Tunnel)”. The track is taken from their 2018 album, Támsins likam.

Watch “Frosthvarv (Live in the Eysturoy Tunnel)” below.

Hamferð comments: “Through the band’s history, we’ve always been fascinated by performing in untraditional venues. So when we got the opportunity of actually playing beneath the bottom of the ocean, it was obviously something which we had to do. The tunnel and the sculptures by Tróndur Patursson really add to the atmosphere of the music, and we hope that the atmosphere translates through the video so people are able to enjoy it wherever they are.”

Hamferð’s latest release – 2019’s Ódn – is an EP that features the previously unreleased title track on side A and a bare-bones rendition of “Deyðir varðar” (from 2013’s Evst) on Side B, both performed live on unique occasions. The band explains: “‘Ódn’ is 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’.”

Stream and purchase Ódn now at: metalblade.com/hamferd

Hamferð line-up:
Jon Aldara – Vocals
Eyðun í Geil Hvannastein – Guitar
Theodor Kapnas – Guitar
Isak Petersen – Bass
Esmar Joensen – Keyboards
Remi Johannesen – Drums

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