Faroese doom metal band, Hamferð, have signed a record deal with one of the largest heavy metal record labels in the world, Metal Blade Records.
The record company from Los Angeles also represent the Faroese folk metal band, Týr.
Hamferð have worked with Faroese record label Tutl since they started in 2008, but wanted to try an international record label for their new album. The six members of the band are proud and delighted to have signed the new deal.
“We have high hopes for our collaboration with Metal Blade who are experts within our genre. The record label represent bands that we have a great deal of respect for and have released countless ground-breaking albums within the heavy metal genre,” the band says.
Hamferð refers to an apparition: the image of a person facing death, appearing before his or her loved ones as an omen. For nearly a decade, the funeral-dressed sextet have cast a unique expression, rooted in conceptual tragedy and intense, narrative doom metal.
“Hamferð is heavily inspired by our natural surroundings and cultural heritage. Those aspects combine into unique feelings and atmospheres which we attempt to describe through our music,” says guitarist Theodor Kapnas.
Hamferð’s third and newest album will be released in early 2018.
This article was originally published 26 October 2017 on Faroeislands.fo
Words: Levi Hanssen
Photo: Beinta á Torkilsheyggi