As we continue to live in one of the most challenging times in history, one this for certain: music lovers are relieved to have somewhat of a return to normalcy. The return of live music, especially heavy music, provides the cathartic relief we have all been looking for. After over a year of postponements, cancellations, and livestreams, it’s a relief to get to experience live music, and return to experiencing art in the best way possible – together!
Roadburn 2022 has announced a massive wave of essential artists added to the line-up! Lingua Ignota, Emma Ruth Rundle, 40 Watt Sun, Mizmor and many more now join the festival! These bands join the previously announced acts Ulver, Sólstafir, Alcest, Backxwash, Russian Circles, artist in residence – Full of Hell and many others. Roadburn Festival will take place between April 21-24 in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Tickets for Roadburn 2022 are on sale now. Friday and Saturday day tickets are sold out. Thursday and Sunday day tickets, 3-day and 4-day tickets remain in limited numbers.
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Icelandic post-Metal legends Sólstafir have won the award for ‘Best Rock Album of 2020’ at the Icelandic Music Awards with their 2020 album Endless Twilight of Codependent Love (review here), out now via Season of Mist. The Icelandic Music Awards (Íslensku Tónlistarverðlaunin) can be seen as the Icelandic version of the Grammys. Find more information below. The band recently announced a 2022 co-headline tour with Katatonia, sure to be one of the best tours in the near future.
As we draw down (the moon) on our reveal of the top seventy-five albums of the year, as voted for by the cast, crew, and alumni of this fine rock, metal, punk, hardcore and indie-focused site, we can take a moment to reflect on the power of heavy music, and that every one of the seventy-five albums we are celebrating and acknowledging will have had a positive impact on several of our team and readers.Continue reading
For the most part, Solstafir’s seventh full-length album follows in the footsteps of its predecessor, 2017’s Berdreyminn (Season of Mist). The songwriting still largely favors the band’s subdued side with influences ranging from Post Punk, Prog Rock, and Ambient greatly informing the Post Metal whole. Tracks like ‘Rokkur’ and ‘Her Fall From Grace’ are heavy on atmosphere with extensive space to breathe and ‘Or’ throws a curveball with its almost Jazz-tinged rhythms.
Incredible Icelandic Heavy Rockers Sólstafir will release their new album, Endless Twilight of Codependent Love this week, on November 6th, from Season of Mist. The band has just streamed the full album now on their YouTube channel and you should check out this album early, easily one of the Album of the Year candidates we have been digging on.
Three of the most legendary names in Black Metal will unite for an unforgettable event at next summer’s Beyond The Gates Festival in Norway! Emperor, Mayhem and Enslaved will perform at Grieghallen MCMXCIV as part of the fest with full-album performances of their classic works; Mayhem’s De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, Emperor’s In the Nightside Eclipse, and Enslaved’s Vikingligr Veldi. All three monumental albums were recorded in the legendary Grieghallen Studios in Bergen. Tickets can be purchased at the link below and the full festival lineup, headlined by a reunited Mercyful Fate is here as well! Continue reading
Last week Icelandic metal masters Sólstafir announced their next album, Endless Twilight of Codependent Love, due out on November 6th, 2020, via Season of Mist. The band just dropped their first single, “Akkeri” along with a visualizer, you can check out now. Continue reading
Sólstafir was recently in New York City to perform at Taste of Iceland event, a series of vents and shows highlighting Icelandic culture and music as one of his chief exports. In addition to a headline show, the band played an intimate on-air gig at legendary radio station WFUV. The band is currently working on new music, hopefully, ready for release in 2020. Watch the video clip of ‘Bláfjall’ here!Continue reading