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Solstafir (Iceland Heathen Metal)

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Latest news: Mon, Oct 23 2017, SÓLSTAFIR

Latest release: "Berdreyminn"

Release date: Fri, May 26 2017, US Fri, May 26 2017

SÓLSTAFIR are premiering a new video in advance of the second leg of their 2017 European tour in support of their latest full-length 'Berdreyminn'. The clip and the confirmed tour dates can be found below.

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The clip featuring impressive Ingmar Bergman aesthetics for the track "Hula" and telling a deep story is now exclusively streaming via the official media partners listed below.

Marast Music (CZ)
Visions (DE)
Power of Metal (DK)
Mondo Sonoro (ES)
Soundi (FI)
New Noise (FR)
Rocking (GR)
Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
RÚV (IS)
Metal Italia (IT)
Never Mind the Hype (NL)
Metal Master Metal (JP)
Kvlt (PL)
Metalfan (RO)
Hardwired Magazine (RS)
Crank It Up (SE)
Prog (UK)

SÓLSTAFIR comment: "When we were on the road in 2013, we came across this place, Hill of Crosses in Lithuania. At the time, we just knew that we would have to shoot a video there one day. We developed a good working relationship with Vesa and Harri back in 2015 with the 'Miðaftann' video, and since they are both living in Finland, it seemed a good idea to send them over with the boat from Finland with the camera and help us fulfill this dream of ours."

Video director Harri Haataja adds: "This time we set out to do video for SÓLSTAFIR outside of Iceland. Aðalbjörn Tryggvason had this beautiful location at Hill of Crosses in mind and we thought that it would fit perfectly for this clip. We also found a couple of other great locations suitable for the story and aesthetic that we had in mind for our video."

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SÓLSTAFIR are roughly a month away from embarking on the second leg of their 2017 European tour. The enigmatic Icelandic rockers will be joined by MYRKUR and Icelandic label mates ÁRSTÍÐIR.

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13 Nov 17 Helsinki (FI) Tavastia Bar
14 Nov 17 Moscow (RU) Volta
15 Nov 17 St. Peterburg (RU) Club Zal

SÓLSTAFIR tour + MYRKUR + ÁRSTÍÐIR
17 Nov 17 London (UK) Heaven
18 Nov 17 Leeuwarden (NL) Neushoorn
19 Nov 17 Lille (FR) Maison Folie Beaulieu
20 Nov 17 Paris (FR) Alhambra
21 Nov 17 Rennes (FR) Antipode MJC
23 Nov 17 Bilbao (ES) Santana27
24 Nov 17 Madrid (ES) Caracol
25 Nov 17 Barcelona (ES) Razzmatazz2
26 Nov 17 Marseille (FR) Jas Rod (without Myrkur)
27 Nov 17 Aarau (CH) Kiff
28 Nov 17 Milano (IT) Circolo Magnolia
29 Nov 17 München (DE) Theaterfabrik
30 Nov 17 Salzburg (AT) Rockhouse
01 Dec 17 Bologna (IT) Locomotiv
02 Dec 17 Zagreb (HR) Cultura Factory
04 Dec 17 Belgrade (RS) Dom Omladine
05 Dec 17 Bucuresti (RO) Quantic Club
06 Dec 17 Cluj-Napoca (RO) Form Space
07 Dec 17 Budapest (HU) A38
08 Dec 17 Wien (AT) Arena
10 Dec 17 Krakow (PL) Kwadrat
11 Dec 17 Praha (CZ) Roxy
12 Dec 17 Berlin (DE) Heimathafen
13 Dec 17 Köln (DE) Kantine
14 Dec 17 Osnabrück (DE) Rosenhof (without Myrkur)
15 Dec 17 Rotterdam (NL) maasSilo
16 Dec 17 Bruxelles (BE) VK
17 Dec 17 Hamburg (DE) Gruenspan
18 Dec 17 København (DK) Pumpehuset
19 Dec 17 Oslo (NO) Parkteateret
20 Dec 17 Stockholm (SE) Debaser Strand

SÓLSTAFIR will be touring in support of their latest release 'Berdreyminn'. Artwork and track list can be viewed below.

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  1. Silfur-Refur
  2. Ísafold
  3. Hula
  4. Nárós
  5. Hvít Sæng
  6. Dýrafjörður
  7. Ambátt
  8. Bláfjall

'Berdreyminn' can still be ordered in various formats from the Season of Mist shop

Join SÓLSTAFIR on their official Facebook page!

Biography

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Music will always be inspired by the environment in which it is created. With its incredible array of highly diverse landscapes ranging from white glaciers via volcanic bizarreness, moss-green bubble-fields, deep fjords, and frost-cracked mountains to black beaches, Iceland has shaped a host of astonishingly original and fiercely individual bands such as SIGUR RÓS, BJÖRK, and SÓLSTAFIR.

SÓLSTAFIR embody the ever-turning wheel of seasons with their shifting light, darkness, and colours, extreme Northern climate, the stark contrasts, the closeness of beauty and deadly forces of nature, the impressive sceneries that have the bones of ancient gods enshrined in them like hardly any other band in every aspect of their existence.

SÓLSTAFIR are not like any other band. Their latest album, 'Berdreyminn' underscores this statement. As its title "a dreamer of forthcoming events" aptly describes, the four Icelanders have taken their already impressive evolution one step further. The band has continued to amalgamate haunting melodies, psychedelic phases, as well as strong undercurrents of classic rock and hard rock with echoes of their metal past.

Yet SÓLSTAFIR's focus is not on style but pure emotion. 'Berdreyminn' is eclectic by a conscious choice to make feelings audible and transform taste as well as texture to sound. Genre borders are not broken but simply ignored. Musical influences are gathered from a wide range of sources, re-arranged, and woven into new patterns. Melancholy, longing, anger, joy, pleasure, pain, and other emotions are fulling this album.

Despite leaning clearly towards an expression that can be described as rock today, SÓLSTAFIR have their roots in metal as their debut full-length 'Í Blóði og Anda' (2002), which translates as "In Blood and Spirit" still witnesses. Instead of today's Icelandic gravel throated siren chants, frontman Aðalbjörn Tryggvason spat forth vitriolic crusty vocals and all strings were forged with black metal. Already their next albums 'Masterpiece of Bitterness' (2005) and 'Köld' (2009) marked stations of a continuous evolution.

SÓLSTAFIR went further along their solitary path and obviously left any categorising box with the ground-breaking follow-ups 'Svartir Sandar' (2011) and 'Ótta' (2014), which received high critical acclaim and attracted new fans in equal measure, while managing the difficult feat of keeping most of their earlier following too.

SÓLSTAFIR have set sails to new horizons with 'Berdreyminn'. Yet the Icelanders brought their home with them and the silhouette of their vessels remains easily recognisable. Welcome aboard on a new adventurous musical journey into uncharted territories.

Line-up

Name Instrument
Aðalbjörn Tryggvason Guitar, vocals
Svavar Austmann Bass
Sæþór Maríus Sæþórsson Guitar
Hallgrímur Jón Hallgrímsson Drums, backing vocals

Releases Season of Mist

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Berdreyminn

General information
: Fri, May 26 2017
: Fri, May 26 2017
: Icelandic Rock & Metal
: SOM412
: available

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Ótta

General information
: Fri, Aug 29 2014
: Tue, Sep 02 2014
: Icelandic Heathen Metal
: SOM331
: available

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Í Blóði Og Anda

General information
: Fri, Nov 08 2013
: Tue, Nov 12 2013
: Icelandic Viking Metal
: SOM316
: available

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Svartir Sandar

General information
: Fri, Oct 14 2011
: Tue, Oct 18 2011
: Iceland Heathen Metal
: SOM247
: available

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Thu, Nov 23 2017 ES Bilbao Santana27 +Árstíðir +Myrkur
Fri, Nov 24 2017 ES Madrid Caracol +Árstíðir +Myrkur
Sat, Nov 25 2017 ES Barcelona Razzmatazz2 +Árstíðir +Myrkur
Sun, Nov 26 2017 FR Marseille Jas Rod +Árstíðir
Mon, Nov 27 2017 CH Aarau Kiff +Árstíðir +Myrkur
Tue, Nov 28 2017 IT Milano Circolo Magnolia +Árstíðir +Myrkur
Wed, Nov 29 2017 DE München Theaterfabrik +Árstíðir +Myrkur
Thu, Nov 30 2017 AT Salzburg Rockhouse +Árstíðir +Myrkur
Fri, Dec 01 2017 IT Bologna Locomotiv +Árstíðir +Myrkur
Sat, Dec 02 2017 HR Zagreb Cultura Factory +Árstíðir +Myrkur
Mon, Dec 04 2017 RS Belgrade Dom Omladine +Árstíðir +Myrkur
Tue, Dec 05 2017 RO Bucuresti Quantic Club +Árstíðir +Myrkur
Wed, Dec 06 2017 RO Cluj-Napoca Form Space +Árstíðir +Myrkur
Thu, Dec 07 2017 HU Budapest A38 +Árstíðir +Myrkur
Fri, Dec 08 2017 AT Wien Arena +Árstíðir +Myrkur
Sun, Dec 10 2017 PL Krakow Kwadrat +Árstíðir +Myrkur
Mon, Dec 11 2017 CZ Praha Roxy +Árstíðir +Myrkur
Tue, Dec 12 2017 DE Berlin Heimathafen +Árstíðir +Myrkur
Wed, Dec 13 2017 DE Köln Kantine +Árstíðir +Myrkur
Thu, Dec 14 2017 DE Osnabrück Rosenhof +Árstíðir
Fri, Dec 15 2017 NL Rotterdam Maassilo +Árstíðir +Myrkur
Sat, Dec 16 2017 BE Bruxelles VK +Árstíðir +Myrkur
Sun, Dec 17 2017 DE Hamburg Gruenspan +Árstíðir +Myrkur
Mon, Dec 18 2017 DK København Pumpehuset +Árstíðir +Myrkur
Tue, Dec 19 2017 NO Oslo Parkteateret +Árstíðir +Myrkur
Wed, Dec 20 2017 SE Stockholm Debaser Strand +Árstíðir +Myrkur
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