Hamferð releases third song ”Stygd”!

Doomster Hamferð from the Faroe Islands will release their new album ”Támsins likam” this Friday, January 12th, via Metal Blade Records!

The band has now released the third single taken off ”Támsins likam”, please surf over tometalblade.com/hamferd to listen to ”Stygd”!

At the same location, you can watch the lyric video for the first single ”Hon syndras” as well as the production video for the 2nd single ”Frosthvarv”! Make sure to check out the pre-order section, you can purchase ”Támsins likam” in the following formats:

–jewel case-CD
–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 much 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 EPVilst er síðsta fet’, continued with the internationally acclaimed 2013 full-length album ”Evst, and is now concluded with ”Támsins likam”.

Tracklist:
01. Fylgisflog
02. Stygd
03. Tvístevndur meldur
04. Frosthvarv
05. Hon Syndrast
06. Vápn í anda

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

Links:

Website:http://hamferd.com
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Hamferd
Twitter:https://twitter.com/hamferd
Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/hamferdofficial
Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/hamferdofficial

Hamferð releases music video for ”Frosthvarv”!

Doomster Hamferð from the Faroe Islands will release their new album ”Támsins likam” on January 12th via Metal Blade Records!

Statement of the band about the music video:

For years we have been working towards using video material to bring a visual aspect to our music. But not until now have we been able to produce something with the quality that we always strive for. We are extremely pleased to have found the right group of people to work with, and we believe the result to be something truly special.

Afterwards, watch the lyric video for the first single ”Hon syndrast” at metalblade.com/hamferd – at the same location you can pre-order the album in the following formats:

–jewel case-CD
–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 EPVilst er síðsta fet‘, continued with the internationally acclaimed 2013 full-length album ”Evst”, and is now concluded with Támsins likam”.

Támsins likam tracklist:
01. Fylgisflog
02. Stygd
03. Tvístevndur meldur
04. Frosthvarv
05. Hon syndrast
06. Vápn í anda

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

Links:

Website:http://www.hamferd.com
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Hamferd
Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/hamferdofficial
Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/hamferdofficial

Check out the brand new video for the 2nd song ”Frosthvarv” here, enjoy it:

Downfall Of Gaia and Hamferð to tour Europe in February of 2018!


German Downfall Of Gaia will head out to Europe in February for another run in support of their latest album ”Atrophy”! Direct support will be Metal Blade’s latest signing Hamferð from the Faroe Islands who will release their Metal Blade Records debut ”Támsins likam” January 12th!

Statement of the band about the tour:

Today we are glad to announce our upcoming European Tour for February and we are very happy to tell you that we will have Hamferð from the Faroe Islands as special guest with us! Their diverse and spheric sound of death doom will be the perfect addition to this tour and will deliver some epic nights filled with walls of sounds! Besides that we are able to visit a few cities we haven’t played before which makes this run even more interesting! Hope to see you in February – We are really looking forward to this one!

Statement of the Hamferð about the tour:

The best thing about releasing new music might just be that it gives us the opportunity to go back out on tour and perform our new material to lots of different people in lots of different places. We have worked on “Támsins likam” for the better part of four years, so we are naturally excited to finally be able to share the songs with our audiences in a live setting. And we are very happy to be able to do it together with our label-mates from Downfall Of Gaia, whose atmospheric post-metal is a very good fit to our music!

Downfall Of Gaia European Tour with Hamferð:
02/02/18 DE – Stuttgart – Club Zentral
03/02/18 DE – Marburg – KFZ
04/02/18 DE – Berlin – Cassiopeia
05/02/18 DE – Hamburg – Hafenklang
06/02/18 DE – Dresden – Eventwerk
07/02/18 PL – Krakau – Club Zaczek
08/02/18 AT – Wien – Viper Room
09/02/18 HU – Budapest – Kvlt
10/02/18 SI – Ljubljana – Orto Bar
11/02/18 IT – Rimini – Wave Club
12/02/18 DE – München – Backstage
16/02/18 DE – Neunkirchen – Stummsche Reithalle
18/02/18 DE – Münster – Café Sputnik

More dates will be added soon!

Links:

Website of label and the band:http://www.metalblade.com/downfallofgaia

Website of label and the band Hamferð:http://www.metalblade.com/hamferd

Website:http://downfallofgaia.com

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/DownfallofGaia

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/downfallofgaiatv

Website of Hamferð: http://hamferd.com

Facebook of  Hamferð: https://www.facebook.com/Hamferd

Instagram of Hamferð: https://www.instagram.com/hamferdofficial

Youtube of Hamferð: https://www.youtube.com/user/hamferdofficial

Patrias/Maligno

Here are the pictures for the concert of Serbian metal band Patrias and Mexican doom stoner band Maligno in Club Fest on October 30th in Belgrade. Check out some pure metal destruction in the pictures, here enjoy it:

Maligno is going to held a concert in Belgrade at Club Fest on October 30th!

Mexican doom stoner metal band  Maligno is going to heal a concert in Belgrade at Club Fest on October 30th! This great band to rock your ass off as part of their European tour 2017.

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About the band:

Maligno was born in Monterrey Mexico in 2005 by 5 musicians with a long standing career in Mexican and international scenes, with the solely desire to take back the very roots of heavy music. They recorded their first self-titled album “Maligno” (2006, Iguana & Asenath records) which gives them recognition in Mexico and receiving general praise with national and international press because of their outstanding work.

Soon after Maligno takes part in Mexico’s most important metal festivals alongside bands such as: UDO, Blind Guardian, Cathedral, Mago De Oz, Deicide, and Obituary, which led to be selected to support the Mexican leg of hard rock legends GUNS N ROSES, getting outstanding reviews for their live shows as well. In 2008 the band releases its second album ” Universevil” (Iguana & Asenath records) recorded and mixed by the band again and mastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, High On Fire, The Dillinger Escape Plan) which was selected on the 2008 top 10 albums by a Latin artist list by Rolling Stone magazine Latin America and on several best albums of that same year alongside mainstream artists.

They won the best independent metal album by the Indie-O Music awards (which recognizes the best in independent music in Mexico) and invited to perform live in the awards ceremony as well been invited to play at the 2009 Vive Latino festival in Mexico city which is the most important music festival in Latin America and sharing the stage in different festivals with bands as : Testament, Voivod, Children of Bodom, Atheist, Samael, Whiplash, Death Angel, Fear Factory, Amorphis, Uli John Roth, etc. Recently the band has been invited to support Metallica on their Mexican leg of the Death Magnetic 2010 tour along with Mastodon and supporting Iron Maiden in Mexico for the ”Final Frontier tour ”2011.

In 2011 Maligno released third album “The Funeral Domine” that puts the band in the international spot, features very special collaborators as Alex Scholnik from Testament, and the mexican guitar duo Rodrigo Y Gabriela, this time the album was mixed by American producer and engineer Billy Anderson(The Melvins, Neurosis, Cathedral)in L.A. and again mastered by the great Alan Douches in N.Y. Maligno are srtonger than ever playin in the most important festivals in Mexico such the ”Maquinaria Fest” 2012 sharing the stage with Mastodon, Marliyn Manson and Slayer.The band its right now in the begining of a 30 dates tour in the U.S.A. for 2013 , Maligno its stronger than ever and ready for start the process for their fourth album for 2014.

Until the concert,check out the full stream of their album ”The Funeral Domine” here, enjoy it:

Links:

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/malignodoom/

Sorcerer will release brand new 7” song ”Sirens” on September 8th!

Swedish Epic Heavy Doom Metal warlords Sorcerer will release   7” with two brand new songs on September 8th!

 7” features the title track ”Sirens” as well as the exclusive B-side ”Disciples Of The Dark”!

7” will be available in three colours and is strictly limited, all versions hand-numbered. Black vinyl (300 copies), turquoise blue (200 copies) and clear (100 copies). Pre-order your copies now at EMP!

Statment of the band about the song:

“With this new single ‘Sirens’ we really want to show everyone that Sorcerer is a force to count on!”

Sorcerer have just finished recording their brand new studio album for a release later in 2017. More info on this shortly.

Check out more Sorcerer videos and music at metalblade.com/sorcerer where you can still order copies of their last album ”In The Shadow Of The Inverted Cross” on LP and CD!

Sorcerer is:

Anders Engberg – vocals
Kristian Niemann – guitars
Peter Hallgren – guitars
Johnny Hagel – bass
Lars Sköld – session drums

Links:
Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/sorcererdoom
Website:http://www.sorcererdoom.com

Heretic’s Dream Confirmed as Main Support For Katatonia!

Italian progressive rock/metallers Heretic’s Dream are confirmed, as main support, for Katatonia shows in Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius.

December 04 – Klubi Tapper – Tallinn
December 05 – Melnà Piektdiena – Riga
December 06 – Loftas – Vilnius

 

As previously announced, Heretic’s Dream will share the stage, as special guest, on Amaranthe shows in St. Petersburg and Moscow, as follows:

December 01 – Saint Petersburg – Aurora
December 02 – Moscow – Volta

Just recently the Italian progressive rock/metallers Heretic’s Dream joined the Finnish progressive metal masters Amorphis on the ”10th Eclipse Anniversary shows”in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Spika tour Agency has released the full video of Heretic’s Dream show performed at Zal Ozhidaniya Club 13.05.2017, Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

Check out the full video here, enjoy it:

About Heretic’s Dream:

Heretic’s Dream is a female fronted five piece Rock band that can’t easily be labelled as playing anyone type of Rock music! Their music is Hard Rock, Alternative, Progressive and Metal, combining unusual and complex rhythms with a fierce energy, making their music unique!

Check out their latest video for the song ”Secret Place”, taken from the forthcoming album ”Floating State Of Mind” here, enjoy it:

More information at:
HERETIC’S DREAM: http://www.hereticsdream.com
MANAGEMENT: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManageme

Fallen Arise Currently In Studio Recording New Album, Issues Tour Recap With Paradise Lost!

May 18th-21st the Athens based Symphonic Metallers Fallen Arise toured, as special guest, with Paradise Lost , in Russia. Now the band has issued the tour recap in photos and videos:


The band stated:

“It is with great pleasure to inform you that yet another Fallen Arise Tour was successfully ended. After the exceptional experience on the road in Europe with Fates Warning last January/February, it was Russia’s turn to get to know the band with three shows as a support act of Paradise Lost. More than 4000 fans warmly welcomed and applauded Fallen Arise.”

More tour photos with Paradise Lost can be seen here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement/photos/?tab=album&album_id=375020522834010

As previously announced, Fallen Arise will play Hammerfest (Wales) on the 17th of March 2018. Furthermore, the band is in the studio, recording their next, third album.

Check out the fan-filmed videos from the last tour with Paradise Lost in Russia, enjoy!

White Crystal Angel @ Yotaspace, Moscow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVjYK6k5WnI

The Curse Of Adeline, @ St Petersburg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VBdUWQQdGM&t=50s

Silent Weeping @ Yotaspace, Moscow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSSJEPWjYfM

My Last Breath, @ Yekaterinburg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqcWLmIoj-A

Paradise LostErased, feat. Fiony Creaby of Fallen Arise@ Yekaterinburg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6TDyXtvuKg

Fallen Arise, formed in 2009, released their second full length album ”Adeline” in October 2015, via Rock Of Angels Records (aka ROAR), combining a theatrical atmosphere with a progressive approach and a heavy-metal-alike heaviness. The album takes us back in time of the Victorian era of the 19th century (1837-1901), presenting us the decay of the human body and mind through fiction. The album was realized in the collaboration with an ensemble of 40 renowned musicians from the National Opera, the Athens State Orchestra, the Nerit Orchestra and the Piraeus Concert Band. Fallen Arise have shared the stage with Moonspell, Leaves’ Eyes, Outloud, as well as playing several shows in Greece.

The Crawling ”Anatomy Of Loss” album streaming in full is available via Metal Hammer!

Today Northern Irish doom crew The Crawling release their debut album ”Anatomy Of Loss”. The band recently teamed up with Metal Hammer, who cite the band as “fast becoming rising stars of the ever-more pertinent doom scene”, to stream the album in it’s entirety.

Jonathan Selzer of Metal Hammer said the album was “Both an affirmation of 90s death-doom grit and a harrowingly sincere journey into the dark chasms of personal loss, this is an album whose humid, clenched atmospheres, chest-wrenching shifts of tempo and juddering yet unredemptive riffs seem to stew emotions down to their most potent essence, while still prising open ventricles of the heart as if searching vainly for sustenance in a burnt-out wasteland.”

The Crawling vocalist & guitarist Andy Clarke comments: “Anatomy of Loss is an album inspired by true events. It examines experiences of the band first hand, and what we see in our everyday lives. In short, it is a collection of stories about loss, regret and despondency. It looks at how people develop mechanisms to cope with grief, failure and heartbreak; and more often than not – the inability to do so. The recording process consisted of fun, despair, rage and subsequently immense satisfaction. Translating a song from the rehearsal studio to record is a daunting task, but this album was particularly challenging.”

Formed in the winter of 2014 against the bleak concrete backdrop of Lisburn city, Northern Ireland, The Crawling have came a long way since their humble beginnings. Influenced by Paradise Lost, Katatonia and Bolt Thrower, The Crawling use a guttural vocal to combine melancholy with weight, churning out a heavy, doom/death ensemble. January 2015 saw the debut single ”Choking On Concrete,”which put the band on the scene, followed in October 2015 by the critically acclaimed In Light of Dark Days 3 track EP. 2016 was a massive year for the band; most notably performing at Inferno Metal Festival in Norway, and Bloodstock Open Air in England. The festival appearances have been reinforced by successful headline shows at home, which culminated in a main stage slot at the highly respected Siege of Limerick festival in Southern Ireland.

Now with ”Anatomy Of Lossbrought to the fore, an album featuring no less than seven tracks expressing desperation and defeat and artwork from Travis Smith (Anathema, Bloodbath, Death…) The Crawling strive to spread their brand of misery ever further.

Links:

Website:www.thecrawlingband.co.uk
Facebook:www.facebook.com/thecrawlingband
Website of the labelwww.grindscene.co.uk

WOLF COUNSEL is going to Record Third Album in May, announced New Shows!

Switzerland’s doom metal veterans WOLF COUNSEL will enter the studio in May, to record their third album, furthermore the band has announced new shows:

Statment of the band:”WOLF COUNSEL will record their third album called “Age Of Madness / Reign Of Chaos” in May 2017. The studio session will take place again at Little Creek Studio near Basel/Switzerland with fellow producer V.O. Pulver (Destruction, Pänzer, Poltergeist etc.). This all new seven track album of classic Doom Metal is due for a tentative release in the end of 2017. Another SONIC HAMMER OF DOOM is upon thee!”

Check out all the upcoming and confirmed Live Shows 2017:

April 07 – Zürich (CH) – Ebrietas with OBELYSKKH (DE) & Bronco
April 15 – Basel (CH) – Kaserne / CZAR FEST with Bölzer, GurD, Palmer, When Icarus Falls, ColdCell and more.
May 05 – St. Gallen (CH) – Grabenhalle with Palmer & Blood Runs Deep and more
May 12 – Esslingen (DE) – HELLchen Over Esslingen / 119.0 FM with Samavayo (DE), Conquered Mind (DE) and many more
HELLchen over Esslingen 2017 – Stoner Edition
June 09 – Zürich (CH) – Dynamo with Magnacult & DevilDriver

More comments of the band: “More news and dates coming soon…Keep It Heavy – Keep It Slow!”

Band-Photo by Kerstin Rößler.

Originally a brainchild of the 1990s WOLF COUNSEL finally came into existence in 2014 when two veteran musicians merged their enthusiasm for monumental low-tuned music and a great appreciation of heavy riffs into a new band. Primarily rooted in the style of late 70s and 80s prototype DOOM, Sludge and Metal their sound quickly developed a very unique and heavy signature drawing influences from everything that’s HEAVY and SLOW. In January 2015 the debut album “Vol. I – Wolf Counsel” was released digitally, on vinyl LP and CD by Counsel Records and Dead Center Productions. The second album “Ironclad” was written and preproduced throughout 2015 – finally recorded at Hell’s Kitchen- and Little Creek Studio. Produced, mixed and mastered by V.O. Pulver for a worldwide release in September 2016 via Czar Of Crickets Productions/Plastic Head Distribution. WOLF COUNSEL are set to record their third album, entitled “Age Of Madness / Reign Of Chaos“, in May. More details will be revealed soon.

Check out WOLF COUNSEL’s Official Video “Pure As The Driven Snow“: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSF3_Xw2aSE
More information at:
BAND: https://www.facebook.com/thewolfcounselhttp://wolfcounsel.bandcamp.com
MANAGEMENT: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement
LABEL: https://www.czarofcrickets.com