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Solstafir (Iceland Heathen Metal)

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Latest news: Tue, Apr 01 2014, SOLSTAFIR

Latest release: "Í Blóði Og Anda"

Release date: Fri, Nov 08 2013, US Tue, Nov 12 2013

Icelandic rock heathens SÓLSTAFIR have announced a string of North American tour dates. The band's first-ever North American trek starts on May 15 in Brooklyn, NY and will continue through the band's stop at this year's Maryland Deathfest on May 23. Support on these dates comes from JUNIUS. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.

SÓLSTAFIR recently announced a run of European summer festival dates. Among their performances SÓLSTAFIR will play Norway's Karmøgeddon Festival, France's Hellfest, Sweden Rock Festival, Germany's Freak Valley Festival, and Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting.

SÓLSTAFIR are touring in support of their latest album 'Svartir Sandar'. which is available in double CD and LP formats via the Season of Mist e-shop.

SOLSTAFIR North American tour dates
5/16 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar
5/17 Philadelphia PA @ Underground Arts
5/18 Boston, MA @ Middle East
5/19 Springfield, VA @ Empire
5/23 Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest

SOLSTAFIR European tour dates
4/06 Akureyri, IS @ Ak Extreme
5/01 Haugesund, NO @ Karmøgeddon Festival
5/22-24 Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest
5/29 Geiselwind, DE @ Out
5/30 Nethpen, DE @ Freak Valley Festival
6/05 Sölvesborg, SE @ Sweden Rock
6/06 Gelsenkirchen, DE @ Rock Hard Festival
6/21 Neudegg, AT @ Sommer Sonnwende 2014
6/22 Clisson, FR @ Hellfest Open Air
6/27 Dessel, BE @ Graspop Metal Meeting
6/28 Lausanne, CH @ Le Docks
7/09 Neskaupsstaður, IS @ Eistnaflug - Pre Show
7/10 Neskaupsstaður, IS @ Eistnaflug
8/07 Schlotheim, DE @ Party.San Open Air
8/09 Leeuwarden, NL @ Into the Grave

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Biography

Solstafir

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

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, May 01 2014 NO Haugesund ByScenen Karmøgeddon Festival
Fri, May 16 2014 US Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar +Junius
Sat, May 17 2014 US Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts +Junius
Thu, May 22 2014 US Baltimore, MD Maryland Death Fest
Fri, May 23 2014 US Baltimore, MD Edison Lot Maryland Death Fest
Thu, May 29 2014 DE Geiselwind Out
Fri, May 30 2014 DE Nethpen Freak Valley Festival
Thu, Jun 05 2014 SE Sölvesborg Sweden Rock
Fri, Jun 06 2014 DE Gelsenkirchen Rock Hard Festival
Sat, Jun 21 2014 AT Neudegg Sommer Sonnwende 2014
Sun, Jun 22 2014 FR Clisson Hellfest Open Air
Fri, Jun 27 2014 BE Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting
Sat, Jun 28 2014 CH Lausanne Le Docks Inferno Festival Swiss Edition
Wed, Jul 09 2014 IS Neskaupsstaður Eistnaflug Special pre-festival show
Thu, Jul 10 2014 IS Neskaupsstaður Eistnaflug
Thu, Aug 07 2014 DE Schlotheim Party.San Open Air
Sat, Aug 09 2014 NL Leeuwarden Into the Grave
Sat, May 18 2024 US Cambridge, MA Middle East w/ Junius
Sun, May 19 2024 US Springfield, VA Empire w/ Junius
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