FLAMMA is a pop/rock band from The Faroe Islands. FLAMMA’s three very skilled vocalists and their catchy sound have made them one of the hottest names in Faroese contemporary music.
The three female lead singers are Laila Carlsen, Ann Chanett Danielsen and Malan Eyðunsdóttir. They come from different musical backgrounds, such as gospel, pop, rock and musicals.
- Together we have found something special. With great vocals, energy, great performance and charisma we can really blow you away, FLAMMA says in their press release.
Listen to FLAMMA’s new track “City Lights” on Soundcloud:
We haven’t posted much lately, and now its time to inform you what happened and what will happen with Valravn.
At the end of 2012 we started working on a new album. We all had our best intentions but during the process Anna Katrin Eglistrød decided to leave the project, short after Juan Pino decided that it was time to leave as well.
The album will therefore not be finished. Nevertheless we will release 2 new songs from those sessions as digital download, we will soon come with more info on that!
It is not finished here though!
This summer Anna Katrin and Juan will play some Valravn farewell concerts.
In Germany and Russia the line up will include the string trio Sirenerne, 3 very talented girls from south of Denmark; the old Valravn repertoire will be rearranged for vocals, samples, percussion and strings.
In Holland previous members Martin Seeberg and Søren Hammerlund will join for an “early Valravn set”.
Christopher Juul will not take part in these concerts but he will tour with Euzen and Maria Franz.
The Swedish folk musicians Anders Ådin and Jonas Bleckman, who joined the line up in 2012, will tour with their different projects.
We are very sorry that it turned out this way, but we will make our best to close this big chapter in the best way and move on.
The spirit of Valravn will continue, and we assure you that this is not the last you hear from us. Christopher will look at how to go on with the project after the summer.
We are extremely grateful for all your love and support, from all the musicians and partners involved as well as our beloved audience and fans. As they say: without you it couldn’t have been possible.
All the best from Valravn
The summer dates:
22nd of June: Feuertanz Festival, Germany
11th of July: Voice of Nomads Festival, Ulan Ude, Russia
13th of July: World of Siberia Festival, Shushenskoe, Russia
2nd of August: Castlefest, Holland
8th of September: Festival Mediaval, Germany
Benjamin will be playing with his band tonight at 19.15 at the Foyer in Musikhuset in Århus.]]>
The series will start airing this fall/early winter on Disney Channel in the US – and then internationally in all major territories.
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The new Faroese band Glóð has released two new music videos in connection with the release of their latest album “Mítt stríð er mítt ríki” (My Struggle is my Kingdom).
Glóð’s music is an intense experience. All songs are in Faroese.
Go to our video section to watch the videos.
Follow this link in order to buy the album “Mítt stríð er mítt ríki”: http://tutl.com/index.php?id=79]]>
This evening folk metal band Týr (FO) plays for a full house in New Yorks Gramercy Theater. This is the last performance on their tour “Paganfest U.S.”. Týr was one of the bands playing at the first Paganfest in 2008, both in Europe and in the United States. This year they only participate in the U.S. Paganfest.
6,600 tickets have been sold in total on this tour, among others a concert in the House of Blues in Hollywood for 1,300 people, completely sold out. The Gramercy Theater in New York is also sold out. The venue holds 650 people.
After the tour Týr will have a 6 day vacation, and then they will travel to Denmark to Jacob Hansen’s studio in Ribe in Jutland, where they have made recordings for 4 albums, to mix another album recorded in Kristoffer Mørkøre’s studio in Tórshavn. It is expected that the album will be released in September. It is the record label Metal Blade, which stands for the release.
Týr will play at the music festival Summarfestivalurin in Klaksvík in the Faroe Islands in August. Týr’s members say they look very much forward to playing at Summarfestivalurin because it is not often they have the opportunity to play concerts in the Faroe Islands.]]>
Bloodgroup has blossomed into one of the most well-known Icelandic acts of recent times via their indelible, moody melodies and searing live performances. The bands third album “Tracing Echoes” was released in 2012. They have toured relentlessly in recent years taking their widescreen stage show to SXSW in Texas, NXNE in Toronto, Roskilde in Denmark, CMJ in New York, Eurosonic in the Netherlands and, of course, Iceland Airwaves.
On the back of the show-stealing Airwaves performance last year came a management contract with UK/IS firm Projekta, quickly followed by a worldwide record deal with Kompakt-affiliated US label Sugarcane Recordings (Hot Chip, David Lynch, Azari & III), expanding the reach of their existing deal with German label AdP.
The band is currently capitalising on this momentum with an extensive European tour. The tour schedule has just been announced:
In this podcast episode we’ll talk to Urd Johannesen, who is a project leader at the Nordic House in Torshavn, which is sort of like the Kennedy Center of the Faroe Islands and a popular venue for music performances – among other things.
The Nordic House turns 30 this May, and organizers are already planning the party.
Then we’ll hear a little music from Yggdrasil, the jazz combo fronted by Kristian Blak.
And finally, we’ll stand outside the Kennedy Center and look at the art display projected onto the center’s walls and attempt to sum up this month-long festival.
Download the show directly here:
For more Faroe Islands Podcasts episodes, go to:
“As many of you probably know, Faroese doom act Hamferð won the Wacken Open Air Metal-Battle last August. Along with the opportunity to play again at this year’s edition of the festival, they were rewarded with a Nuclear Blast record deal. After the festival, I kept coming back to their EP (and their only recorded material) Vilst er síðsta fet which only enhanced my hunger for new Hamferð music. So, I kept checking the band’s Facebook profile, the Wacken and Nuclear Blast websites to see if there’s any info regarding the new album and record deal with the world’s biggest metal label. Unable to find any update on that, I thought I should do what every journalist should do in such a case: get in touch with the people behind all of this!”
Read the rest of the article here: http://metalrecusants.com/2013/03/26/hamferd-turn-down-nuclear-blast-record-deal-and-will-not-perform-at-this-years-woa-interview/
Listen to Hamferð:
Two Faroese bands have been confirmed for SPOT Festival 2013. Benjamin and Hamferð. The danish festival is held each year in the beginning of mai in Aarhus and boasts a diverse line-up of bands from different genres.
Benjamin recently finished his first european tour in support of his latest album Ghost With Skin, whereas Hamferð are hitting the studio in late march to begin recording their highly anticipated debut album, to be released later this year.
This will be a first for both bands, performing at the festival. More info about the festival can be found here]]>
After the great success of the first edition of the Wacken Metal Battle, which led the Faroe Islands to the victory in the international finals of the Wacken Open Air, thank to the great performance of the talented doom metal band Hamferð, the decision to attend the national finals of Wacken Metal Battle Føroyar 2013 was quite natural for Akkaah.
In his words: “Once more, the atmosphere we all felt in Tórshavn, did not evoke the idea of a tough challenge to the last riff, but rather of an informal competition within members of the same family, as the jury (composed by 3 foreign experts, Icelandic Þorsteinn Kolbeinsson, Danish Kasper Molin and Finnish Teemu Suominen, as well as by the well-known Faroese guitarist Terji Skibenæs) and press could already notice during the Meet&Greet on Friday afternoon.
After a enjoyable trip to the historic town of Kirkjubøur, including the nice visit to the Kirkjubøargarður, organized by the Upp Við Hornunum crew to spoil us foreigners, time had come for the finals to kick off, once more at the Sjónleikarahúsið (Tórshavn’s city theater).”
Read the rest of the review at: http://let-me-introduce.blogspot.dk/2013/03/WackenMetalBattleForoyar2013.html
Here is more about the winners – SIC:
“Recreation”, the latest album from versatile songwriter Marius Ziska saw its international release in Germany, Switzerland and Austria (GSA), in late February, through German label Stargazer Records. Press reactions have been very positive, to say the least, hinting at uniqueness and magic in the songwriting.
Now as a follow up Marius and his band have started their longest tour so far in their career, in support of the album, with two additional shows in Denmark.
The tour dates are the following:
21.03. Lübeck – Blauer Engel
22.03. Husum – Live In The Living
23.03. Kiel – Prinz Willy
24.03. Berlin – Loophole
25.03. Berlin – White Trash
26.03. Dresden – Thalia Kino
27.03. Leipzig – Lu99
28.03. Duisburg – Grammatikoff
29.03. (CH) Biel – Ufo
30.03. Freiburg – Räng Teng Teng
31.03. München – Milla
01.04. Lindau – Großstadt
03.04. Chemnitz – Aaltra
04.04. Münster – Tante August
06.04. Von Hatten – Randers
07.04. Huset – Copenhagen
Watch Marius’ live performance at the Radio Show KEXP of the song “Restless Mind” here:
You can buy the EP at TUTL for DKK 120,-
This is the cover artwork:
Listen to the song “Atlas” by Earth Divide.
Record Company Tutl (2013)
Arms reach into the clouds
Acceptance — the punishment fits the crime
Feet break into the ground
Denial — no conscience lost nor found
Tired of the crushing weight
Could it be shrugged away?
I’d tear the sky apart
To see the stars above
The firmament I hold
Bears my fate
Hold the falling sky
A burden or a plight?
Caught in the horizon
Stars crash down
I feel my body giving in
Time stands endlessly still
In this sentence I must fill
In this task at hand
Did I question why
Should I die or close my eyes
Or hold the burden high
I am titan
Wasted the sky
Hold the falling sky
Will I break inside?
Hands release in time
Congratulations! MUSIC.fo wishes them the best of luck at the finals in Wacken.
The band has replaced two of the former members, which has raised questions. The bands reply on their Facebook page is:
“We’ve gotten a lot of questions since we posted “…with our new line-up….” Just to clarify things. Gudmar (Bass) and Frans (Guitar) have left the band. They wanted to go different directions in music, life and what not and everyone respects that and we wish them the very best of luck. They are still brothers and we wish them only the best in their new journey. No permanent replacements have been found yet, but as of now, Ísak Petersen from Synarchy, and Henning Jensen from Earth Divide will fill in the slots – both are killer musicians and we can’t wait to get on stage with them!”
They obviously did a good job this evening. See you in Wacken, Germany!
Listen to SIC here:
The video is directed by Heiðrik á Heygum. “True Love” is taken from the album “Room”.
Eivør – True Love (Director: Heiðrik á Heygum) from Heidrik a Heygum on Vimeo.
The review is positive and emphasises that especially Sunleif Rasmussen’s music was original. The reviewer thinks that there is “a glimpse of something stark and strange” in Sunleif’s music.
“Around this core were a dozen works by composers from across the whole Nordic region. They proved what we might have guessed: the area is now just as globalised as everywhere else, so a regional flavour is hard to discern. And yet despite the Americanised sheen of certain pieces, or the Frenchified gorgeousness of others, a glimpse of something stark and strange sometimes emerged, as in the very strange Prelude for Brass by the Faroese composer Sunleif Rasmussen.”
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