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Solstafir (Iceland Heathen Metal)

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Latest news: Tue, Oct 09 2018, SOLSTAFIR

Latest release: "Berdreyminn"

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

SÓLSTAFIR have kicked off their tour with PARADISE LOST and THE ATLAS MOTH. The band will be touring throughout the US and Canada for 3 weeks. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

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SOLSTAFIR + PARADISE LOST + THE ATLAST MOTH
09 Oct 18 Cleveland, OH (US) The Agora
10 Oct 18 Chicago, IL (US) House of Blues Chicago
11 Oct 18 Kansas City, MO (US) The Riot Room
12 Oct 18 Denver, CO (US) Gothic Theatre
13 Oct 18 Salt Lake City, UT (US) The Complex
15 Oct 18 Seattle, WA (US) Neumos
16 Oct 18 Vancouver, BC (CA) Rickshaw Theatre
17 Oct 18 Portland, OR (US) Bossanova Ballroom
19 Oct 18 Los Angeles, CA (US) 1720
20 Oct 18 Pomona, CA (US) Glasshouse
21 Oct 18 San Francisco, CA (US) The Fillmore

SÓLSTAFIR are touring in support of their new album, 'Berdreyminn', which is streaming here.

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

'Berdreyminn' is available in various formats in the Season of Mist shop.

Join SOLSTAFIR 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
Wed, Oct 17 2018 US Portland, OR Bossanova Ballroom +Paradise Lost +The Atlas Moth
Fri, Oct 19 2018 US Los Angeles, CA 1720 +Paradise Lost +The Atlas Moth
Sat, Oct 20 2018 US Pomona, CA Glasshouse +Paradise Lost +The Atlas Moth
Sun, Oct 21 2018 US San Francisco, CA The Fillmore +Paradise Lost +The Atlas Moth
Tue, Nov 20 2018 PL Gdansk B90 +Arstidir
Wed, Nov 21 2018 PL Warsaw Progresja +Arstidir
Thu, Nov 22 2018 LT Vilnius Loftas +Arstidir
Fri, Nov 23 2018 LV Riga Melna Vilnius +Arstidir
Sat, Nov 24 2018 EE Tallinn Tapper +Arstidir
Thu, Nov 29 2018 SE Gothenburg Sticky Fingers +Arstidir
Fri, Nov 30 2018 NO Oslo Vulkan Arena +Arstidir
Sat, Dec 01 2018 DK Copenhagen Lille Vega +Arstidir
Sun, Dec 02 2018 DE Leipzig Taubchenthal +Kontinuum
Mon, Dec 03 2018 DE Stuttgart Im Wizeman +Kontinuum
Tue, Dec 04 2018 CH Winterthur Salzhaus +Kontinuum
Wed, Dec 05 2018 FR Marseille Jas Rod +Kontinuum
Thu, Dec 06 2018 FR Biarritz Atabal +Kontinuum
Fri, Dec 07 2018 ES Madrid Madrid Is The Dark Festival
Sat, Dec 08 2018 PT Lisbon Under The Doom +Kontinuum
Sun, Dec 09 2018 PT Porto Hard Club +Kontinuum
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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