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Tue, Dec 22 2015: SÓLSTAFIR

Latest release: "Ótta"

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

SÓLSTAFIR have released a spectacular video for the song "Miðaftann", which has been taken from their latest full-length 'Ótta' (2014) and has exclusively been premiered by NPR in the US and Visions in Europe. The enigmatic Icelandic rockers also announced a special European tour in May for which you can find details and dates below.

The clip was directed by Harri Haataja and Vesa Ranta and shot with renowned actor Gudmundur Ingi Thorvaldsson, at the famous black sand beach which inspired the band's album title 'Svartir Sandar' close to Iceland's southernmost village Vík í Mýrdal.

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Frontman Aðalbjörn Tryggvason comments on the video: "The track is about wandering in darkness. Playing chess with Death, getting burned by salt, drowning in the ultimate wave of sin and returning back home by using moonlight as navigation."

Directors Harri Haataja and Vesa Ranta further elaborate: "They told us a real-life story about a sailor, who lost his crew at sea and was stranded to shore as the only survivor-. He proceeded to find his way to town and en route he found a barrel filled with water. Yet the water was frozen, so he had to punch through the ice with his bare hands to fight dehydration. Eventually, after a long journey, he reached the town and survived."

On further news, SÓLSTAFIR are announcing a set of special shows in Europe. The Icelanders will perform their latest album 'Ótta' in full accompanied by piano and strings. The second part of the evening will be filled with fan favourites from the band's long history.

All confirmed dates can be viewed below.

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SOLSTAFIR TOUR 2016
14 May 16 London (UK) Islington Assembly Hall
15 May 16 Paris (FR) Divan du Monde
16 May 16 Haarlem (NL) Patronaat
17 May 16 Hamburg (DE) Gruenspan
18 May 16 Leipzig (DE) Taubchental
19 May 16 Aarau (CH) KiFF
20 May 16 Wörgl (AT) Komma
21 May 16 Wien (AT) Arena
22 May 16 Praha (CZ) Palac Akropolis

SÓLSTAFIR are touring in support of their highly acclaimed fifth full-length 'Ótta', which is still available in various formats from the Season of Mist shop and also streaming in full here!

The amazing cover art by Icleandic star photographer RAX aka Ragnar Axelsson and tracklist for 'Ótta' can be viewed below:

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

Live line-up
Aðalbjörn Tryggvason: guitar, vocals
Svavar Austmann: bass
Sæþór Maríus Sæþórsson: guitar
Hallgrímur Jón Hallgrímsson: drums

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Follow SÓLSTAFIR on Facebook and the band's homepage!

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