12:29 - Redn1ght Shmyt, true. But then again there's not many of those sorts of classics/comparable in the modern metal that new people could enjoy easily. ;)
11:50 - Bad English anyway going back to work soom, see you tommrow
11:30 - Bad English finaly I got 2.5h brake in a work ;D
11:13 - Shmyt well to be fair, how many people were told "oh, you want to listen to some good metal? try (insert classic here)." It's easy to recommend the old gold because its been around so long you've likely even heard it before you knew
10:02 - Risto Yeah, there are still albums being released that are easily as good as the top 200 of this site
09:31 - Lethrokai ...albums released from that point are more likely to have lower ratings. (+vote abusing has become more noticeable...) It's a pattern you'll find on most music rating sites.
09:27 - Lethrokai Eh, the rise in popularity of the internet explains that best. New albums are always judged more harshly upon their initial release, and as such with more people to judge those new albums due to the rise in internet popularity...
Guðmundur Óli Pálmason, ex-drummer of Sólstafir, has released a second statement, which can be read in full below. This statement follows a previous one, which also can be read here where he announced he was kicked out of the band. Now he has responded to the official statement released by the band last month where not much was said regarding the details of his departure. It seems that we are going to see some legal battles in the Köld north as Guðmundur Óli Pálmason is preparing to take this matter to court.
Here is the statement fans have been asking for from Sólstafir in case you have been following what is going on in the band. Iceland's unique act Sólstafir have now announced that they have officially parted ways with their long time drummer Guðmundur "Gummi" Óli Pálmason as a result of conflict between the band members. A few days ago, the drummer claimed he was forced out of the band. Now here we have the other side of the story but they are mostly keeping it to themselves.
Icelandic post-metal band Sólstafir has announced an European tour together with the German sludge metal band The Ocean and the Japanese post-rock band Mono. The tour will take place in October/November. Check out the tour dates and venues below! Tickets can be bought right here. However, it would appear that drummer Guðmundur Óli Pálmason will not be joining the band as he released a statement today claiming he was forced out of the band. You can read the entire statement here.
Iceland's own Sólstafir recently did a tour with Pallbearer and Mortals in North America but they are coming back for more shows! The group just announced a headlining North American tour with support from Ancient VVisdom. The month-long tour kicks off on April 22nd in support of their latest creation Ótta. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
The Icelanders Sólstafir announced that their drummer Guðmundur "Gummi" Óli Pálmason will not be performing during their upcoming European shows. He will be replaced by Karl Petur Smith during this period.
Iceland's Sólstafir present their new video today. After releasing Ótta, their intense new album, now you get to watch the first video made to promote the record. The song chosen was "Lágnætti" and you don't want to miss their stunning new music video. Watch the work of Bowen Staines and Gunnar B. "Gussi" Guðbjörnsson below that accompanies the song beautifully. Do you agree?
Sólstafir just released their new album Ótta to much acclaim. Now they announce that they will be touring in North America in December with Pallbearer! The band is looking forward to this trek but before that they will also tour in Europe extensively. Check out their dates with Pallbearer and Mortals below.
You can now listen to the new effort by the Icelandic metallers Sólstafir, including the bonus tracks from the Deluxe Edition here or over here without the bonus tracks. Ótta will be released on September 2nd in North America and August 29th in the rest of the world through Season Of Mist. But why wait? Enjoy it in full now!
Here you have more new music from Sólstafir. It took them three years to prepare the new album Ótta but they have been sharing many new tracks before its release. The band is sharing now a song called "Dagmál," the final preview of the album. Stop what you are doing, take your time to listen to "Dagmál" and give us your impressions of the track.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of UK's Damnation Festival 2014. This upcoming November is one of celebration and German doom titans Ahab, and Icelandic atmospheric metal outfit Sólstafir are the latest names to be added to the tenth edition of the fest. More bands across four stages are still to be announced.
After the well-received premiere of their song "Ótta", Sólstafir today give us "Lágnætti", another track off their impending new opus Ótta. If you want to hear more of what the band has to offer, don't hesitate and check out the song on the Soundcloud player right here. This is also the long opening track of the album. Enjoy!
A new song off Sólstafir's new album Ótta is streaming online. The Icelandic band shared the title track which is currently streaming through the Soundcloud player available below. Not only that but the band also unveiled the cover art that will grace their impending new opus. What are you waiting for? Dive in now!
The new Sólstafir record is coming and the first pieces of the puzzle have been unveiled. To follow 2011's Svartir Sandar, the Icelandic band will unleash Ótta and it has been scheduled for an August 29th release (September 2nd in North America) through Season Of Mist.
This week, Iceland's Sólstafir have announced a brief string of North American tour dates. The band's first-ever North American trek starts on May 15th in Toronto and will continue through the band's stop at this year's Maryland Deathfest on May 23rd. Support on these dates comes from post-rockers Junius. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
Currently recording their new album, Sólstafir decided to share a treat with their fans: a very rare track called "Devilmask". This is a previously unreleased bonus song from the Masterpiece Of Bitterness gatefold vinyl. The song was recorded in the M.O.B. recording session in 2004, but was not included on the original 2005 release. Since the band is coming up with a new album, it helps with the waiting period. Check out the song below.