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Solstafir (Iceland Heathen Metal)

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Latest news: Tue, Nov 20 2018, SÓLSTAFIR

Latest release: "Berdreyminn"

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

SÓLSTAFIR are about to embark on their previously announced massive European road-trip which will see the Icelandic support of label mates ÁRSTÍÐIR and KONTINUUM on select dates.

The tour kicks off at Poland's B90 in Gdansk on November 20, and runs through 17 more countries before a final curtain at the Voodoo Lounge in Dublin, Ireland on December 22nd.

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SÓLSTAFIR + ÁRSTÍÐIR + LOUISE LEMÓN
20 Nov 18 Gdansk (PL) B90
21 Nov 18 Warsaw (PL) Progresja
22 Nov 18 Vilnius (LT) Loftas
23 Nov 18 Riga (LV) Melna Vilnius
24 Nov 18 Tallinn (EE) Tapper
29 Nov 18 Gothenburg (SE) Sticky Fingers
30 Nov 18 Oslo (NO) Vulkan Arena
01 Dec 18 Copenhagen (DK) Lille Vega

SÓLSTAFIR + KONTINUUM + LOUISE LEMÓN
02 Dec 18 Leipzig (DE) Taubchenthal
03 Dec 18 Stuttgart (DE) Im Wizeman
04 Dec 18 Winterthur (CH) Salzhaus
05 Dec 18 Marseille (FR) Jas Rod
06 Dec 18 Biarritz (FR) Atabal
07 Dec 18 Madrid (ES) Madrid Is The Dark Festival
08 Dec 18 Lisbon (PT) Under The Doom
09 Dec 18 Porto (PT) Hard Club
11 Dec 18 Cognac (FR) West Rock *
12 Dec 18 Audincourt (FR) Le Moloco *
13 Dec 18 Lille (FR) Aeronef
14 Dec 18 Eindhoven (NL) Eindhoven Metal Meeting

SÓLSTAFIR + TALONS + TELEPATHY
15 Dec 18 Istanbul (TR) Garajistanbul*
16 Dec 18 Athens (GR) Fuzz Club*
17 Dec 18 Bristol (UK) The Fleece
18 Dec 18 Birmingham (UK) Hare & Hounds
19 Dec 18 Manchester (UK) Deaf Institute
20 Dec 18 Glasgow (UK) Classic Grand
21 Dec 18 Belfast (UK) Limelight 2
22 Dec 18 Dublin (IR) Voodoo Lounge

SÓLSTAFIR will be touring in support of their latest release 'Berdreyminn', which is still available in 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

Som412

Berdreyminn

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

Som331

Ótta

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

Som316

Í Blóði Og Anda

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

Som247

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
Tue, Dec 11 2018 FR Cognac West Rock +Kontinuum
Wed, Dec 12 2018 FR Audincourt Le Moloco +Kontinuum
Thu, Dec 13 2018 FR Lille Aeronef +Kontinuum
Fri, Dec 14 2018 NL Eindhoven Eindhoven Metal Meeting
Sat, Dec 15 2018 TR Istanbul Garajistanbul
Sun, Dec 16 2018 GR Athens Fuzz Club
Mon, Dec 17 2018 UK Bristol The Fleece
Tue, Dec 18 2018 UK Birmingham Hare
Wed, Dec 19 2018 UK Manchester Deaf Institute
Thu, Dec 20 2018 UK Glasgow Classic Grand
Fri, Dec 21 2018 UK Belfast Limelight 2
Sat, Dec 22 2018 IR Dublin Voodoo Lounge
Sat, May 11 2019 AT Vienna Vienna Metal meeting
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