WOM Features – Alkaloid / Mystic Prophecy / Hamferð

Alkaloid re-issue ‘The Malkuth Grimoire’ on vinyl

German and Dutch progressive extremists, ALKALOID will re-issue their originally self-released debut full-length, ‘The Malkuth Grimoire’ for the first time on vinyl in various limited colours on February 9th, 2018. As an introduction to the band, you can hear the track “Alter Magnitudes” below:

 

MYSTIC PROPHECY release “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” video

Finally! MYSTIC PROPHECY just released the official video for “You Keep Me Hangin’ On”, the first single off the upcoming album “Monuments Uncovered”, which will be released on January 12, 2018 via Massacre Records!

Watch it here:

You might have heard the song performed by The Supremes, Vanilla Fudge, Kim Wilde or Reba McEntire before, among others.

“Monuments Uncovered” was produced by R.D. Liapakis & Mystic Prophecy at the Prophecy Studios, and mixed & mastered by Henrik Udd at Udd Recording Studios (Architects,Hammerfall, Bring Me The Horizon, At The Gates, Delain). Dušan Markovic has created the album’s cover artwork. The album features cover versions only.

Vocalist R.D. Liapakis comments:
“This album is like a love letter to the music that accompanied so many of us, myself included, in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s – and believe me, you have not heard the songs like this before! I’m also really excited to show you a new and different side of MYSTIC PROPHECY!”

MYSTIC PROPHECY’s “Monuments Uncovered” will also be available as limited edition digipak with an exclusive bonus track as well as limited vinyl LP – pre-order it here: https://massacre.lnk.to/monumentsuncovered

Hamferð releases video for ‘Frosthvarv’

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

The band has now released a brand new video for the 2nd single ‘Frosthvarv’! You can watch it below:

Comments Hamferð: “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:
–jewelcase-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 EP ‘Vilst er síðsta fet‘, continued with the internationally acclaimed 2013 full-length album ‘Evst‘, and is now concluded with ‘Támsins likam‘.

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

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

 

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