'Dark side of the moon': Faroese Rockers play live during solar eclipse (VIDEO)

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A Faroese music band came up a great idea of how to celebrate the solar eclipse last Friday - they shot a live music video. For nearly six minutes, viewers saw the world around them darkening and then returning to normal.

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An extraordinary six-and-a-half minute clip shows the Hamferð doom metal band, performing their song Deyðir Varðar with the total solar eclipse creating a dramatic backdrop. Deyðir Varðar means dead beacons.

Hamferð, formed in 2008, won a Faroese music prize at the annual Planet Awards in the category Band of the Year 2012. In 2014, they won a Planet Award in the category Best New Band category.


The group says the Faroe Islands are a major inspiration for the band.

“The sea and the long cold winter play a major role as main inspirations," they said earlier.

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Gazers across Europe and other parts of the world were awed on Friday by the rare solar eclipse, which coincided with other events such as the spring equinox and a supermoon.

Only people in parts of the Artic and northern Europe were lucky enough to witness the eclipse in its totality. But millions saw a partial eclipse in other parts of Europe, North Africa and West Asia.