Watch Sólstafir Perform “Bláfjall” Live at WFUV

 

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

Sólstafir Add More European Tour Dates With A String Section

Icelandic post-Rock greats Sólstafir have added additional dates to their upcoming European tour this March. This special run of shows features a string section, augmenting the core band. “The Midnight Sun: A Light In The Storm” tour will mark the end of the touring cycle in support of their latest album, 2017s Berdreyminn (Season of Mist). The band is said to be working on new music for release at a later date. Continue reading

Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2018 Live At Effenaar – Part II

Returning to the Effenaar venue on day two of Eindhoven Metal Meeting, logistical issues with trains sadly meant I missed the opener on the main stage, Izegrim. As I arrived I decided to do my best to at least catch Dervaza, but it quickly becomes apparent today is the “meat” of the fest for most people, and somehow it is even busier than the day before. Watching the bodies trying to squeeze into the small room, a line forming of metalheads craning their necks to see the band, I’m left to strike pretty much everything I wanted to cover in the small room off my itinerary today.

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Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2018 – Part I

December, for most a time of going home and seeing family, retrospectives, lists and copious amounts of food. However, for many in the European metal community, it’s also the time for the magnificent Eindhoven Metal Meeting. For many it’s the final party of the year, a place to see friends, network, hang out and lift the horns up one last time before the dead space at the end of the year when we all ascribe to the forced merriness we call the holidays.

As every year, the line to get in trails quite a way before the doors even open. It’s cold this year though, and very much sold out solid. It has been for several weeks. Progress inside is somewhat slow because security meticulously checks everyone. But once we get inside the familiar maze of the Effenaar venue the pace quickens, at least for now. Continue reading

Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2018 Announces Stage Times

Less than a month away, Eindhoven Metal Meeting (EMM) is coming up fast on Friday 14th & Saturday 15th of December 2018 as the famous Effenaar venue in The Netherlands. With the lineup secured, the fest has announced their full running order, which you can see below, along with the full lineup and links to tickets, and other information. Continue reading

Kontinuum Booked For Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2018


 

Kontinuum, on the strength of their recent album No Need To Reason (Season of Mist), have been added to the bill for Eindhoven Metal Meeting (EMM). Taking place on Friday 14th & Saturday 15th of December 2018, the Icelandic post-metal troupe joins the 10th-anniversary lineup along with Triptykon, Marduk, Solstafir, Moonsorrow, Septicflesh, Shining, Urfaust, Wiegedood are among the bands. The full lineup and links to tickets, expected to sell out as usual, can be found below. Continue reading

Eindhoven Metal Meeting 10 Coming Next Month, Tickets Moving Fast


The finale for the European Metal Festival Season is the legendary Eindhoven Metal Meeting (EMM), in Eindhoven, NL at the world famous Effenaar venue. Taking place on Friday 14th & Saturday 15th of December 2018, the 10th-anniversary lineup looks like a banger with Triptykon, Marduk, Solstafir, Moonsorrow, Septicflesh, Shining, Urfaust, Wiegedood are among the bands. The full lineup and links to tickets, expected to sell out as usual, can be found below. Continue reading

Kontinuum – No Need to Reason

Formed 2010 in Reykjavik, Kontinuum set out to release hypnotic and spiritual musical noise, and over the course of the last two albums, they’ve largely succeeded. However with third album No Need to Reason (Season of Mist) they’ve set out to tone down the noise part and have come back with a much more refined sound. From the first album Earth Blood Magic (Candlelight) and an upbeat and eclectic mix of post-rock and dreamwave influences to the more epic sounding, Sólstafir worship of Kyrr (Candlelight) they’ve clearly been a band not afraid to experiment with their sound. Continue reading

Árstíðir – Nivalis

In their native language of Icelandic, Árstíðir means “seasons”, and like the ever-changing seasons, the band’s musical stylings have never sat firmly in one singular camp. They’ve experimented with everything from Radiohead Indie Rock eccentricities to the melancholic elegance of latter day Sólstafir, and like their fellow countrymen and label mates, Árstíðir are able to effortlessly create a vivid but mysterious atmosphere. Continue reading