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Solstafir (Iceland Heathen Metal)

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Latest news: Thu, Sep 18 2014, SOLSTAFIR

Latest release: "Ótta"

Release date: Fri, Aug 29 2014, US Tue, Sep 02 2014

Season of Mist are proud to announce that FLOOR and SÓLSTAFIR have been chosen to perform at the next edition of the prestigious Roadburn Festival in 2015!

"Out of all the great Roadburn billings throughout its history, 2015 will be the best", comments Aðalbjörn Tryggvason enthusiastically in the name of SÓLSTAFIR. "We are deeply honoured to have been chosen by the curators and invited by the festival. Having two Icelandic bands at the same night next to the Nephilim – what a surprise and a priceless evening. What a festival! It will be a highlight of our career!"

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  1. Lágnætti
  2. Ótta
  3. Rismál
  4. Dagmál
  5. Miðdegi
  6. Nón
  7. Miðaftann
  8. Náttmál

SÓLSTAFIR are touring in support of their current album 'Ótta', which is still available in various formats on the Season of Mist shop.

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  1. Oblation
  2. Rocinante
  3. Trick Scene
  4. Find Away
  5. The Key
  6. New Man
  7. Sister Sophia
  8. The Quill
  9. Love Comes Crushing
  10. War Party
  11. Homegoings And Transitions
  12. Sign Of Aeth
  13. Raised To A Star
  14. Forever Still

FLOOR will be celebrating the first anniversary of their latest full-length 'Oblation' at Roadburn and the album also be ordered from the Season of Mist shop.

Biography

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SÓLSTAFIR are different. Their unique blend of metal with beautiful melodies, psychedelic moments and a strong undercurrent of classic / hard rock comes as varied and at times appealingly bizarre as the landscapes of their native Iceland. Their fifth full-length "Ótta" is the logical continuation of the musical course this four-piece adopted on the highly acclaimed forerunner "Svartir Sandar" (2011). Expect the unexpected, such as seduction by subtle strings or a hypnotic banjo. None of this was apparent when SÓLSTAFIR released their album debut "Í Blóði og Anda", which translates as 'In Blood and Spirit' in 2002. Instead of today's Icelandic gravel throated siren chants, frontman Aðalbjörn Tryggvason spit forth vitriolic crust-like vocals and the ripping guitars were clearly black metal inspired. Yet the band was as clearly identifiable back then as now and along their way with the next albums "Masterpiece of Bitterness" (2005) and "Köld" (2009) introducing new elements in a continuous evolution. SÓLSTAFIR's music is as much the product of Arctic blizzards as of red hot volcanic magma, erupting geysers, lush green pastures, and salty waves. With "Ótta" the Icelanders touch something ancient and timeless, while defying easy categorisation. This album needs to be heard again and again to peel back layers of details, each different and yet always revealing the same: great songs – all of them. The song titles of "Ótta" form a concept based on an old Icelandic system of time keeping similar to the monastic hours called "Eykt" ("eight"). The 24 hour day was divided into 8 parts of 3 hours each. The album starts at midnight, the beginning of "Lágnætti" ("low night"), continues through each Eyktir of the day and ends with "Náttmál" ("nighttime") from 21:00 to 0:00. This form of time keeping is more open than the relentless ticking of modern times, where each second is made to count, which turns humanity into cocks of the corporate clockwork. Now SÓLSTAFIR give you the antidote. Just lean back, close your eyes, take your time and lose yourself in this masterpiece called "Ótta"!

Line-up

Name Instrument
Aðalbjörn Tryggvason Guitar, Vocals
Guðmundur Óli Pálmason Drums
Svavar Austmann Bass
Sæþór Maríus Sæþórsson Guitar

Releases Season of Mist

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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
Tue, Oct 28 2014 IE Cork Cyprus Avenue
Wed, Oct 29 2014 IE Dublin Voodoo Lounge
Thu, Oct 30 2014 UK Glasgow Audio
Fri, Oct 31 2014 UK London The Dome +Obsidian Kingdom +Esbenandthewitch
Sat, Nov 01 2014 UK Leeds University Union Damnation Festival
Tue, Nov 04 2014 FR Colmar Grillen +Obsidian Kingdom +Sahg
Wed, Nov 05 2014 CH Luzern Schuur +Obsidian Kingdom +Sahg
Thu, Nov 06 2014 DE München Strom +Obsidian Kingdom +Sahg
Fri, Nov 07 2014 DE Stuttgart 1210 +Obsidian Kingdom +Sahg
Sat, Nov 08 2014 DE Frankfurt Nachtleben +Obsidian Kingdom +Sahg
Sun, Nov 09 2014 DE Köln Werkstatt +Obsidian Kingdom +Sahg
Mon, Nov 10 2014 BE Antwerp Trix +Obsidian Kingdom +Sahg
Tue, Nov 11 2014 NL Rotterdam Baroeg +Obsidian Kingdom +Sahg
Wed, Nov 12 2014 NL Nijmegen Doornroosje +Obsidian Kingdom +Sahg
Thu, Nov 13 2014 DE Bielefeld Forum +Obsidian Kingdom +Sahg
Fri, Nov 14 2014 DE Berlin K17 +Obsidian Kingdom +Sahg
Sat, Nov 15 2014 DE Wangels Ferienpark Weißenhäuser Strand Metal Hammer Paradise
Mon, Nov 17 2014 PL Warszawa Hydrozagadka +Obsidian Kingdom +Esben and the Witch
Tue, Nov 18 2014 AT Wien Viper Room +Obsidian Kingdom +Esben and the Witch
Wed, Nov 19 2014 HU Budapest Dürer Kert +Obsidian Kingdom +Esben and the Witch
Fri, Nov 21 2014 AT Graz Explosiv +Obsidian Kingdom +Esben and the Witch
Sat, Nov 22 2014 AT Innsbruck Weekender Club +Obsidian Kingdom +Esben and the Witch
Mon, Nov 24 2014 FR Luynes Le Korigan +Obsidian Kingdom +Esben and the Witch
Tue, Nov 25 2014 ES Barcelona Razzmatazz 3 +Obsidian Kingdom +Esben and the Witch
Wed, Nov 26 2014 ES Madrid Caracol +Obsidian Kingdom +Esben and the Witch
Thu, Nov 27 2014 PT Lisboa RCA Club +Obsidian Kingdom +Esben and the Witch
Fri, Nov 28 2014 PT Porto Hard Club +Obsidian Kingdom +Esben and the Witch
Tue, Dec 02 2014 US Oklahoma City, OK The Conservatory +Pallbearer +Mortals
Wed, Dec 03 2014 US Albuquerque, NM Sister Bar +Pallbearer +Mortals
Thu, Dec 04 2014 US Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom +Pallbearer +Mortals
Fri, Dec 05 2014 US Los Angeles, CA The Roxy +Pallbearer +Mortals
Sat, Dec 06 2014 US San Diego, CA Soda Bar +Pallbearer +Mortals
Sun, Dec 07 2014 US San Fransisco, CA Bottom of the Hill +Pallbearer +Mortals
Tue, Dec 09 2014 US Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater +Pallbearer +Mortals
Wed, Dec 10 2014 CA Vancouver, BC Biltmore +Pallbearer +Mortals
Thu, Dec 11 2014 US Seattle, WA Barboza +Pallbearer +Mortals
Fri, Dec 12 2014 US Boise, ID The Shredder +Pallbearer +Mortals
Sat, Dec 13 2014 US Salt Lake City UT Kilby Court +Pallbearer +Mortals
Sun, Dec 14 2014 US Denver, CO Bluebird Theater +Pallbearer +Mortals
Tue, Dec 16 2014 US Kansas City, MO The Riot Room +Pallbearer +Mortals
Wed, Dec 17 2014 US Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock +Pallbearer +Mortals
Thu, Dec 18 2014 US Chicago, IL Subterranean +Pallbearer +Mortals
Fri, Dec 19 2014 US St. Louis, MO Firebird +Pallbearer +Mortals
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