NEW MUSIC FRIDAY – New Rock and Metal Releases 3.22.24


What new albums are you excited for this week!?

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Sólstafir Signs a New Deal with Century Media Records, European Tour Dates Booked with Oranssi Pazuzu

Legendary Icelanders Sólstafir are turning to a new chapter by signing with Century Media Records, who are nothing short of thrilled to welcome their creative force that doesn’t shy away from blending metal, shoegaze, post rock and atmospheric black metal with unique emotional power.Continue reading

PREVIEW: New Music Friday – New Rock and Metal Releases 3.22.24


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Hamferð Share Single and Video for “Hvølja” from New Album – Out Soon

The Faroe Islands’ death/doom practitioners, Hamferð, are preparing for the upcoming release of their fourth album, Men Guðs Hond Er Sterk. With the full-length set for release on March 22nd through Metal Blade Records, they have recently let loose its latest single, “Hvølja,” with accompanying music video. You can catch it in the article below, and find more about the new record.
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Inferno Festival Canceled for 2021, Dates for 2022 Announced

Sad news as the 2021 edition of the legendary extreme metal annual event Inferno Festival in Oslo, Norway has been canceled due to the ongoing covid-19 outlook and restrictions this spring. The festival has put out a statement canceling, offering to roll over tickets and offer a refund period as well. Bands booked for 2021 that have reconfirmed for 2022 include Kreator, Mayhem, Venom, Ihsahn, Kampfar, Ved Buens Ende, Vreid, Cadaver, Myrkskog, Entombed AD, Asphyx, Benighted, Bølzer, Dark Fortress, Tulus, Whoredom Rife, Djerv, Hamferd, Dyscarnate, The Great Old Ones, 1914, Sylvaine, Asagraum, Nyrst, Isvind, From The Vastland, Regarde Les Hommes Tomber, Nachash, Ulvehyrde, Kosmos Brenner, Sovereign, Gnida, Eridu, Zifir, Solbrud, Xenoblight, Oranssi Pazuzu. Read the statement from the festival here:

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Inferno Festival 2020 Has Been Cancelled Due To Coronavirus Restrictions

Sad news as one of the greatest metal festivals in the world, and a favorite of Ghost Cult, Inferno Festival 2020, set to take place in Oslo, Norway has been totally canceled. The fest was to feature Kreator, Mayhem, Triumph of Death, Amorphis, Venom, Gorgoroth, Marduk, Ihsahn, Kampfar, and many more! According to a message from the festival, “all public events in Norway are banned until the end of April, and this period might be extended. The health authorities estimate 4-5 months. So, there are no chance that we can make Inferno happen this year.” See a message from the fest here: Continue reading

Triumph of Death, Amorphis, Asphyx, Oranssi Pazuzu, and The Great Old Ones are The Final Bands Booked for Inferno Metal Festival 2020!

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Inferno Metal Festival has booked its final five bands for the 20th anniversary in 2020, and they are all legends. Triumph of Death (Hellhammer/Celtic Frost band led by Tom G. Warrior), Amorphis, Asphyx, Oranssi Pazuzu, and The Great Old Ones will perform at the fest in Oslo, Norway next spring, on 9-12 of April. The full lineup and details can be found below. Continue reading

Hamferd Shares New Live Video – “Evst”

Doom band Hamferð have released a live video recording of “Evst”, the title track off the band’s 2013 debut LP. Hailing from the Faroe Islands, the band made the clip at the release show for their latest album, Tamsins likam, on March 17th, 2018 at the old Sjonleikarahusið theater in Torshavn. The new album is out now via Metal Blade Records, and you can watch the video below.

Singer Jon Aldara commented:

“This concert was a meticulous production in regards to performance, sound and lighting, and we felt it was the perfect opportunity to record it properly. It’s a great feeling to have a live recording of Hamferð that does not come from an iPhone or from a festival production that we had little to no control over. We took everything in our own hands and went the whole nine yards with a brilliant crew and all the high-end equipment we could get our hands on. Luckily, I really think it shows!”

Hamferð will head out on a tour of Scandinavia this week, notably playing Sweden for the first time in their 10-year long career. See below for all dates!

Hamferð tour dates w/ Svartmalm

Dec. 5 – Kobenhavn, Denmark – Beta 2300

Dec. 6 – Odense, Denmark – Posten

Dec. 7 – Goteborg, Sweden – Sticky Fingers w/ October Tide

Dec. 8 – Oslo, Norway – Revolver

Dec. 9 – Trondheim, Norway – Hjorten Scene

Tamsins likam was released in January via Metal Blade Records! To preview and purchase the album, please visit:

Hamferð line-up:

Jon Aldara – Vocals

John Egholm – Guitar

Theodor Kapnas – Guitar

Isak Petersen – Bass

Esmar Joensen – Keyboards

Remi Johannesen – Drums


Hamferð online:

Hamferð – Támsins likam

Hamferð’s slavish devotion to pristine technique and execution on Támsins likam (Metal Blade) becomes abundantly clear merely minutes into it. It’s got the type of laser-focus that may not be feasible for other metal musicians. It’s so well-formed and thought through that it could slightly border on predictable for some listeners. And it’s all well and good to feel that way, but this reviewer enjoys a good Doom Metal album that’s been properly mapped out and won’t run way passed its welcome.Continue reading