Going through the Metal-Battle finalists while doing my Wacken research before going to the festival, I knew I had to meet up with Faroese doom metal act Hamferð. Did I feel that they would win the competition and end up with a Nuclear Blast record deal? Definitely not. I knew, however, that there was something special about their music. Hamferð is not just another doom metal act. For starters the lyrics are in Faroese, their music can move even the toughest person around and their live show is outstanding which is more than just a metal concert. (Check out my Metal-Battle report here)
Photo taken by Eija Mäkivuoti
I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to interview the whole band right after their show in Wacken – a few days before the announcement which crowned them as the deserved winners of the Wacken Metal-Battle. In the video below you can watch our chat about the band’s Metal-Battle adventure and the Faroese metal scene. Additionally, we talked about the band’s musical influences and natural inspirations in the Faroe Islands… and about Type O Negative.
In advance, I would like to apologise for the bad sound quality – we need to improve our equipment with some microphones – and the video shaking towards the end… I have added subtitles, however, to make it a more enjoyable experience. Enjoy Hamferð!!! [Best enjoyed in HD of course…]