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Solstafir (Iceland Heathen Metal)

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Latest news: Thu, Jul 24 2014, SOLSTAFIR

Upcoming release: "Ótta"

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

Icelandic heathens SÓLSTAFIR are now premiering the new amazing track "Dagmál" taken from their forthcoming new album 'Ótta', due August 29th (September 2nd in North America). The song is streaming through the official media partners below:

Rock Hard (DE)
Inferno (FI)
Metaluna (FR)
Andfari (IS)
Metal Hammer (IT)
Roadburn (NL)
Loud (PT)
Zero Tolerance (UK)
Invisible Oranges (US)

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

‘Ótta’ will be released as a collector’s Digibox including the album on Digipak, a 3-track bonus CD entitled ‘Tilberi’, a flag, a metal pin, and a patch. Various coloured vinyl editions (including a trigatefold LP with ‘Tilberi’ as bonus third disc) and merchandising will also be available. All formats can be pre-ordered from the Season of Mist shop.

The release of ‘Ótta’ will be preceded by a 2-track EP on August 8th. Including non-album track “Til Valhallar” and a radio mix of “Ótta”, this 7” vinyl EP will be available in black edition and silver edition, both strictly limited to 500 copies and exclusively available on the Season of Mist shop. Both editions are already available for pre-order!

SÓLSTAFIR previously announced a string of European live-dates this autumn. See tour dates below.

28 Oct 14 Cork (IE) Cyprus Avenue
29 Oct 14 Dublin (IE) Voodoo Lounge
30 Oct 14 Glasgow (UK) Audio
31 Oct 14 London (UK) The Dome
01 Nov 14 Leeds (UK) Damnation Festival
04 Nov 14 Colmar (FR) Grillen
05 Nov 14 Luzern (CH) Schuur
06 Nov 14 München (DE) Strom
07 Nov 14 Stuttgart (DE) 1210
08 Nov 14 Frankfurt (DE) Nachtleben
09 Nov 14 Köln (DE) Werkstatt
10 Nov 14 Antwerp (BE) Trix
11 Nov 14 Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg
12 Nov 14 Nijmegen (NL) Doornroosje
13 Nov 14 Bielefeld (DE) Forum
14 Nov 14 Berlin (DE) K17
15 Nov 14 Wangels (DE) Weißenhäuser Strand (Metal Hammer Paradise)
17 Nov 14 Warszawa (PL) Hydrozagadka
18 Nov 14 Wien (AT) Viper Room
19 Nov 14 Budapest (HU) Dürer Kert
21 Nov 14 Graz (AT) Explosiv
22 Nov 14 Innsbruck (AT) Weekender Club

SÓLSTAFIR’s performance at Hellfest last month has been filmed by the Arte TV channel. Watch it here!

Biography

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SÓLSTAFIR have come a long way. Their musical journey started in sounds as pitch black as the volcanic ashes of their Icelandic home in the year 1994 and continuously meandered into something 'different'. The band's latest releases "Masterpiece of Bitterness" (2005) and "Köld" (2009) already gained high acclaim from critics and fans alike for their unique mixture of dark Metal, psychedelic phases and eerily rocking groove. Now the quartets burgeoning creativity has been bubbling up like a hot geyser unleashing their breathtaking double album "Svartir Sandar", which takes the metamorphosis of these individualists close to perfection.

This masterpiece comes with a red hot passion like glowing magma and emotionality as stormy as the wild Northern Atlantic. Aðalbjörn Tryggvason's gritty vocals grind the soul like an Icelandic gravel field and still carry the dark melancholy of a Nordic winter night. One moment the strings soar like raging flames, the next they spiral with hypnotic force to the capturing pounding of drum and bass. Although there is a tendency of the first part "Andvari" to tend towards the psychedelic, while the second half "Gola" reveals a more rocking outlook, both belong together and never fail to amaze, astonish and surprise. What began with SÓLSTAFIR's promising 1996 EP "Til Valhallar" and their album debut "I Blodi Og Anda" (2002) now explodes into a mind blowing climax. Ride this volcano with Iceland's gnarled and twisted cowboys of Rock and Metal!

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

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
Thu, Aug 07 2014 DE Schlotheim Party.San Open Air
Sat, Aug 09 2014 NL Leeuwarden Into the Grave
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
Sat, Nov 01 2014 UK Leeds Damnation Festival
Tue, Nov 04 2014 FR Colmar Grillen
Wed, Nov 05 2014 CH Luzern Schuur
Thu, Nov 06 2014 DE München Strom
Fri, Nov 07 2014 DE Stuttgart 1210
Sat, Nov 08 2014 DE Frankfurt Nachtleben
Sun, Nov 09 2014 DE Köln Werkstatt
Mon, Nov 10 2014 BE Antwerp Trix
Tue, Nov 11 2014 NL Rotterdam Baroeg
Wed, Nov 12 2014 NL Nijmegen Doornroosje
Thu, Nov 13 2014 DE Bielefeld Forum
Fri, Nov 14 2014 DE Berlin K17
Sat, Nov 15 2014 DE Wangels Ferienpark Weißenhäuser Strand Metal Hammer Paradise
Mon, Nov 17 2014 PL Warszawa Hydrozagadka
Tue, Nov 18 2014 AT Wien Viper Room
Wed, Nov 19 2014 HU Budapest Dürer Kert
Fri, Nov 21 2014 AT Graz Explosiv
Sat, Nov 22 2014 AT Innsbruck Weekender Club
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