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.
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.
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!
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.