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Sólstafir stream new track, “Bláfjall”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 10:16 AM (PST)

Outlandish and mysterious Icelandic rock band SÓLSTAFIR are streaming the second new track off their new album Berdreyminn. The  album closer titled “Bláfjall” is streaming now both at the indie music outlet Brooklyn Vegan and metal site Invisible Oranges

It seems the Guðmundur Óli Pálmason situation, though certainly stressful for all parties, did not stop the remaining members from creating new, strong art. This latest song is more driving than recent material with am interesting, proggy/classic rock bent. The vocals seem more pained. I can’t stop listening to it, frankly. Very cool.

Regarding the new track, SÓLSTAFIR vocalist/guitarist Aðalbjörn Tryggvason comments on the personal meaning behind the track and its intent: The meaning of ‘Bláfjall’ is blue – as in a black, black mountain, and it revolves around man’s battle against his own mind and those inner demons that often lead to self-destruction and harming one’s loved ones. I have myself struggled with alcoholism and it remains a never-ending battle and continuously walking further up a mountain in foggy darkness. But this is also about hope, because there is a way out, but you have to grab that rope when it comes swinging towards you and hold on to it as tight as you can. Everybody can end up lost on the black mountain, or ‘Bláfjall’ in this case.

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SOLSTAFIR premiere new video for “Miðaftann” with NPR

Posted by Metal Riot on Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 1:09 PM (PST)


Enigmatic Icelandic rock band SOLSTAFIR have seen the release of a new video for the track “Miðaftann”. The video, directed by Harri Haataja and Vesa Ranta, is streaming now at NPR.

Regarding the video, SOLSTAFIR guitarist/frontman Aðalbjörn Tryggvason comments, “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.”

Video directors Harri Haataja and Vesa Ranta comment, “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,” the directors write. “He proceeded to find his way to town and [along the way] he found a barrel filled with water. But the water was frozen, so he had to punch through the ice with his bare hands to fight the dehydration. Eventually, after a long journey, he found his way to town and survived.”

“Miðaftann” is taken from SOLSTAFIR’s critically acclaimed new album , ‘Otta’. The album, which has made Decibel Magazine’s top 40 albums of 2014, is streaming here, and is available now at the Season of Mist E-shop.

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SubRosa, Kayo Dot, Lord Mantis, KEN mode, Botanist, and Lazer/Wulf have also been confirmed for the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival 

Iceland natives Sólstafir will perform their unique take of a completely instrumental film score, to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the cult-classic Viking movie, Hrafninn Flýgur (When The Raven Flies) by director Hrafn Gunnlaugsson at Roadburn Festival 2015 on Thursday, April 9 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.Premiered at Reykjavik’s International Film Festival last week, this will be the first time that Sólstafir will play their live score, in real time while screening Hrafninn Flýgur from start to finish, outside of Iceland, offering our beloved attendees the chance to experience Gunnlaugsson’s epic tale in an entire new dimension on the main stage.

The 20th edition of Roadburn is going to be a treat for those who love soundtracks, as in addition to Sólstafir performing an instrumental soundtrack to Hrafninn Flýgur, Claudio Simonetti‘s Goblin will perform their much acclaimed movie scores for Dawn Of The Dead and Suspiria at the 2015 festival.

On, Friday, April 11, Sólstafir will be part of Houses of the Holistic, Ivar Bjørnson‘s (Enslaved) and Wardruna‘s Einar “Kvitrafn” Selvik‘s curated Roadburn event.

We are also very excited to announce that acclaimed American doom quintet SubRosa will make its Roadburn debut at the 20th edition of the festival on Thursday, April 9, 2015. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, SubRosa quickly made a name for itself in the wake of 2011’s No Help For The Mighty Ones and 2013’s universally praised More Constant Than The Gods, thanks to the band’s spellbinding blend of pulverizing doom, gothic atmosphere, and touches of Americana.

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Music Video: Solstafir “Fjara”

Posted by Fireball13 on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 10:02 AM (PST)

Icelandic black metal band Solstafir have premiered their new music video for their song “Fjara.” The song is taken from the band’s new double album “Svartir Sandar” which was released in October 2011 via Season of Mist.

A woman’s final journey is the focus of this seven plus minute clip in which Iceland’s beautiful landscape provides the backdrop. The video features Icelandic singer/actress Rebekka Kolbeinsdottir and was captured by director Bowen Staines (Minus, Rokkurro) and co-director Gunnar “Gussi” Guobjornsson (Sleepless in Reykjavik).

Click here to see the new video.

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Season of Mist Mega-Post: New music from Solstafir, Tsjuder, and Arckanum

Posted by jessepac on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 11:13 AM (PST)

Every once in awhile on Metal Riot, we want to take the time to give you a lot of information on not just the bands that make metal so great, but the labels as well. Today, we have four bands from the Season of Mist label that all have some excellent stuff for you to check out, including some new music from Solstafir, Tsjuder, and Arckanum, as well as album art for all three and Esoteric.

First off, here is the newest track from Tsjuder entitled “The Daemon Throne” from the upcoming album Legion Helvete. Next up is “Fjara” by Solstafir and finally we have “Svartr ok Þursligr” by Arckanum.

Check out the photo gallery below for album art from all four bands!

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Solstafir releasing new album “Svartir Sandar”

Posted by Michelle on Thursday, July 14, 2011 at 9:24 PM (PST)

Iclandic black metal band Solstafir are releasing “Svartir Sandar” through Season of Mist in October.  

“Svartir Sandar” which is translated to “Black Sands” in english, is set for a European release on October 14 and an American release on October 18.

The album is the ninth release from the band and their third full length album.

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Solstafir releasing upcoming album, sign to Season Of Mist

Posted by Fireball13 on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 5:24 PM (PST)

Icelandic Viking black metal act Solstafir have announced an autumn 2011 release for their upcoming as-yet-untitled album. The band has recently been signed to Season Of Mist. “Solstafir” is the Icelandic word for “radiating sunbeams.”

They are the first Icelandic band to join the label’s roster. Frontman Aðalbjörn Tryggvason comments: “On behalf of SOLSTAFIR, I can honestly say that we are delighted to have signed to Season of Mist, and we have full faith in that they will work with us in taking the band to a new level. Our new album will for sure make some jaw dropping and surprise many, and we feel that we have found the right home to spread the light of SOLSTAFIR all over the planet for years to come!”

The band’s last full-length album, “Kold,” was released in 2009 via Spikefarm Records.

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