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Sólstafir - To Embark On Tour With Myrkur

Sólstafir have announced the second leg of their 2017 European tour in support of their latest full-length, Beyrdreyminn. The Icelandic rockers will be joined by Myrkur at most of these shows in November/December. A complete list of currently confirmed dates including festival appearances can be viewed below.

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Posted: 02.07.2017 by BloodTears | Comments (1)


Sólstafir - Release Video For 'Silfur-Refur'

Sólstafir have a new album out and on the shelves. A video for the opening track "Silfur-Refur" has been made and can as of now be seen in the link below. The video was shot and directed by Nico Poalillo and Peter Beste and features beautiful Icelandic landscapes as we've seen in previous Sólstafir videos.

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Posted: 02.06.2017 by The Underdog | Comments (0)


Sólstafir - Stream New Song, Announce European Tour

Sólstafir have released another track from their upcoming album, Berdreyminn, which will hit the record stores shelves on May 26th, via Season Of Mist. The Icelandic outfit has already revealed the songs "Ísafold" and "Bláfjall" before. The new track, which is the opener of Berdreyminn is called "Silfur-Refur" and you can listen to it below.

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Posted: 24.04.2017 by nikarg | Comments (8)


Sólstafir - Share New Song

Sólstafir have shared a new track with the world. This time, it's the track "Bláfjall" from their upcoming album Berdreyminn, which will be released on May 26th through Season Of Mist. It's the second new song unveiled by the Icelandic group after "Ísafold". Check it out below. What do you think of their new sound after the departure of a long time drummer Guðmundur Óli Pálmason?

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Posted: 23.03.2017 by The Underdog | Comments (9)


Sólstafir - Streaming New Track

Sólstafir recently revealed details about their upcoming album, Berdreyminn. Now, they have made available online one of the new tracks, "Ísafold," for previewing over at this location. Alternatively, you can just click play and listen to it below.

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Posted: 02.03.2017 by Netzach | Comments (4)


Sólstafir - Announce New Album Details

Good news are coming from the cold isle of Iceland. Sólstafir have announced that their sixth studio album will be entitled Berdreyminn (which means a "dreamer of forthcoming events") and is scheduled for release on May 26th via Season Of Mist. The band has shared the cover artwork crafted by Adam Burke and tracklist of the forthcoming album and more details are expected to be unveiled soon.

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Posted: 23.02.2017 by robpal | Comments (8)


Sólstafir - Tease New Album

It appears that Icelandic post-rockers Sólstafir are already finalizing their new album. At the end of last year, they said they were in songwriting mode and about to record the follow-up to Ótta, the first without original drummer Guðmundur Óli Pálmason. Now, they just posted a cryptic image promising that more will be revealed about it soon.

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Posted: 09.02.2017 by Bad English | Comments (6)


Sólstafir - Launch New Video, Recording New Album

Sólstafir are now releasing a new video for the track "Dagmál", which is taken from the band's latest full-length, Ótta. In other news, Season of Mist also announced the re-signing of Sólstafir and today marks the start of the third week of the band recording their new album. They are working with renowned producers Birgir Birgirsson (Sigur Rós, Alcest) and Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost, Cathedral, Paradise Lost, Oranssi Pazuzu).

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Posted: 30.11.2016 by BloodTears | Comments (0)


Sólstafir - Ex-Drummer's Project Launches New Song And EP

Katla, the new project of ex-Sólstafir drummer, Guðmundur Óli Pálmason, has a surprise in store for you, considering it's his bandmate's birthday (Einar Eldur Thorberg Guðmundsson). If you've already gotten tired of spinning Katla's first song over and over again, you're in for a treat, as a new song, called "Dómadalur", is streaming right here or in the YouTube player below.

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Posted: 05.05.2016 by RaduP | Comments (0)


Sólstafir - Ex-Drummer Launches New Project, Streams First Song

It seems that despite being caught in court battles in the north, the former Sólstafir drummer Guðmundur Óli Pálmason has a new music project going on, named Katla. He formed the band with multi-instrumentalist Einar Eldur Thorberg Guðmundsson who has played with Gummi in Potentiam and Atli Jarl Martin (Helshare, Changer) also contributed.

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Posted: 19.01.2016 by RaduP | Comments (10)


Sólstafir - New Developments On Court Battle

It seems like Sólstafir's court battle with ex-member and founding drummer, Guðmundur Óli Pálmason, has new developments and you can find out more about it here or below. Guðmundur Óli Pálmason had promised before that he would take this to court and now he did.

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Posted: 15.01.2016 by RaduP | Comments (22)


Sólstafir - New Video, To Play 'Ótta' On European Tour

Iceland's own Sólstafir have recently released a new video which can now be seen below. It was created for the track "Miðaftann" from their latest album Ótta. The video was directed by Vesa Ranta and Harri Haataja, starring Guðmundur Ingi Thorvaldsson, whose last music video work was Iron Maiden's "The Final Frontier". In other news, the atmospheric metal band will play the album Ótta in its entirety - complete with strings and piano - followed by a selection of fan favourites from Sólstafir's history on their upcoming European tour next May.

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Posted: 04.01.2016 by Bad English | Comments (5)


Sólstafir - To Play At Wolfszeit Festival 2016

Icelandic group Sólstafir are confirmed as the second headliner of Wolfszeit Festival 2016. The festival will take place in Thuringia, Germany from 25th to 27th of August 2016. The fest will celebrate its 10th edition with great bands, special shows and for the first time three days of live music on the big stage!

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Posted: 15.12.2015 by Bad English | Comments (0)


Sólstafir - Former Drummer Responds, To Take Legal Action

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.

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Posted: 06.07.2015 by RaduP | Comments (9)


Sólstafir - Release Statement About Split With Drummer

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.

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Posted: 05.06.2015 by Gothmog_Motsham | Comments (39)