Live Video: HAM at Iceland Airwaves

Live Video, Iceland Airwaves
Jim Beckmann
photo by Jim Bennett (view set)

We are HAM! If you aren't yet, that's okay. HAM is legend. It took years of inactivity to become the rock icons they are today. Following the Icelandic doom metal band's prolific years, from 1988 to 1994, their legion of fans grew, until finally their members stepped aside from their other careers -- some in politics -- long enough to release 2011's Svik, harmur, dauði (Betrayal, Tragedy and Death), some sixteen years after their last. Still, their performances have been as rare as the spiritual union of two rustic hermits living in separate valleys (apparently what one of their songs is about). It was high honor then, that HAM should turn the comfy space of Kex Hostel into a raging cavern of unholy (and headbanging) debauchery during our broadcast at Iceland Airwaves with "a few songs about friendship and love... and hate!" We are HAM! And now, so are you:

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