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Latest Solstafir News
Below is our complete Solstafir news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
English stoner rock band Orange Goblin is the latest name to be added to the 10th anniversary Damnation Festival bill.
Orange Gobline will be joined by black metal quartet Winterfylleth and post-punk outfit October File, with both bands airing material from new albums at Leeds University Union on Saturday, November 1st.
The trio of new additions bolster an impressively eclectic line-up which already boasts Bolt Thrower's only U.K. appearance, a Cannibal Corpse headline set and St. Vitus performing "Born Too Late" in full.
Orange Goblin said: "Over the last few years, Damnation has cemented itself into one of the UK's leading metal festivals, so it is a great honour to be asked back to play for a second time.
"It is already a great line up of bands, and we can't wait to be part of it."
Winterfylleth added: "We are proud to announce we will be playing Damnation Festival once again in 2014. The response we had in 2012 was mind blowing and we hope to see you all there once again. Damnation is a festival we always attend as fans regardless of playing and a must for all serious metal fans. We have a new album out a few weeks before the festival, so will be playing some exclusive new material for the first time on the day.”
October File also comments: "We are over the moon to be playing what is becoming one of the most important and special events in the UK. Damnation has worked hard to forge a name that is a must for fans and underground talent."
The line-up for Damnation Festival so far includes: Bolt Thrower, Cannibal Corpse, Saint Vitus, Raging Speedhorn, Orange Goblin, Anaal Nathrakh, Ahab, Revocation, Solstafir, Winterfylleth, H A R K, October File, Bast, Atlantis and Corrupt Moral Altar, with many more bands to be announced across four stages. More...
Icelandic rock act Solstafir has premiered the new song "Dagmál" via Rock Hard Germany's website at this location (also in the player below). The song appears on the upcoming new album "Ótta" which drops on September 2nd in North America (August 29th worldwide) via Season of Mist Records.
The track list is:
Check out "Dagmál" here: More...
The Icelandic heathens in Sosltafir are streaming footage taken from their recent performance as part of this year's Hellfest lineup.
The performance, which shows the band playing tracks from 2011's "Svartir Sandar" and forthcoming album "Ótta," can be watched at this location.
Sosltafir also recently announced a headlining European tour. The tour, which starts on October 28th, will see the band travel through Ireland, England, Germany, Austria, Poland, Hungary and more before concluding on November 22nd.
The trek will see Solstafir make a stop at this year's Damnation Festival in Leeds, where the band will play alongside labelmates Saint Vitus, Corrupt Moral Altar, and Hark. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. More...
Solstafir has announced a headlining European tour, which starts on October 28th will see the band travel through Ireland, England, Germany, Austria, Poland, Hungary, and more before concluding on November 22nd.
The trek will see Solstafir make a stop at this year's Damnation Festival in Leeds, and a full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. The Icelandic band will be touring in support of forthcoming new album "Ótta," due out September 2nd. More...
As was the case in 2013, the 2014 installment of the Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium will have a live feed over this weekend (June 27th-June 29th). The feed can be accessed over at this location.
Not all bands are participating in the live feed, and the feed is subject to change at any time, with full live shows and partial live feeds throughout. Bands that will not be broadcast are: Ghost, Annihilator, Limp Bizkit and Black Sabbath. Make sure you check the schedule regularly at the bottom of the feed page for the status of the live stream (green check is full live stream, question mark is "unknown," green/red circle with slash is partial streaming and the red "x" is no stream).
As of press time, the bands scheduled for live streaming are as follows:
Friday, June 27th:
Jeff Scott Soto
Saturday, June 28th:
Sunday, June 29th:
Schirenc Plays Pungent
The organizers of the Damnation Festival have checked in with the following announcement about Ahab performing at this year's edition:
"German doom titans, Ahab, and Icelandic progressive metal outfit, Solstafir are the latest names to be added to the tenth edition of Damnation Festival. The headline set will be an exclusive UK performance by Ahab and the first the band have played outside London."
Ahab adds: "We’re delighted to celebrate our 10-year anniversary with the only Ahab UK Show 2014 at Damnation Festival. Headlining the doom stage is an honour and a great birthday present for us!"
The Icelandic rock heathens from Solstafir have released a new track taken from their forthcoming album, "Ótta."
The track titled "Lágnætti" is streaming below, courtesy of Revolver Magazine. Solstafir will release "Ótta" on September 2nd in North America (August 29th worldwide) and the track listing will be:
Hellfest Open Air takes places this weekend in Clisson, France and many great acts are set to appear. If you are unable to make the festival, then you can enjoy some of the bands via a live stream at this location. Click on the link and scroll to the bottom.
Among the acts set to be streamed (check out the link for the official "countdown" clock for each act):
We Came As Romans
The devastatingly awesome Icelandic rock heathens in Solstafir will release their forthcoming new album, titled "Ótta," on September 2nd in North America (August 29th worldwide).
Regarding the new album, Solstafir frontman Aðalbjörn Tryggvason comments: "This album sums together alot of things we've been wanting to do for years but never did. We finally brought in a string section, and we did our very own full blown melancholic Tiny Dancer piano ballad."
Solstafir also recently announced a run of European summer festival dates. Full details are available after the jump. More...
The Icelandic heathens in Solstafir have checked in with the following recap of recent festival appearances:
"We're back home in Iceland after playing Sweden Rock Festival and Rock Hard Festival this weekend. Both were absolutely great despite some really bad luck at RH.
"When Addi opened his Flying V case an hour before gig he discovered that that neck of the guitar had broken (again!) on the flight over from Sweden. Luckily Dead Lord were kind enough to lend us their's despite the fact that they had no idea who we even were. Super big thanks to them, and do check them out if you like good rock'n'roll!
"Then comes change over and line check and everything seems to be working fine, but as the intro is about to finish Addi's amp decided to die a sudden death and it didn't make a single sound. With help from the super professional crew at RH the amp was quickly changed and the rock could commence. More...
The Rock Hard Festival in Gelsenkirchen, Germany will be available via a live stream at this location this weekend. Bands scheduled to be broadcast are listed here (all times are CET):
Friday, June 6th (as of press time Triptykon is currently streaming):
21.30 - 23.00 TRIPTYKON
19.45 - 21.00 DIE APOKALYPTISCHEN REITER
Saturday, June 7th:
21.30 - 23.00 CARCASS
19.45 - 21.00 SACRED REICH
18.15 - 19.15 OBITUARY
15.45 - 16.30 SÓLSTAFIR
14.45 - 15.25 SCREAMER
Sunday, June 8th:
18.10 - 19.20 ANNIHILATOR
16.30 - 17.40 MONSTER MAGNET
15.15 - 16.00 INSOMNIUM
14.05 - 14.50 ORPHANED LAND
13.00 - 13.40 BLUES PILLS More...
The Icelandic heathens in Solstafir are back with a new album: the follow-up to 2011’s "Svartir Sandar" (reviewed here) is entitled "Ótta" and has been scheduled for an August 29th release (September 2nd in North America).
As the name suggests, "Ótta" will include eight songs, with titles to be unveiled later in June. Pre-orders will be available via Season Of Mist on June 10th. You can also stream the previous album "Svartir Sandar" in the player below. More...
The Icelandic rock heathens in Solstafir are kicking off their first-ever North American trek, which starts today in Toronto, ON and will continue through the band's stop at this year's Maryland Deathfest on May 23rd. Support on these dates comes from Junius. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
Solstafir also recently announced a run of European summer festival dates. Among the performances Solstafir will play Norway's Karmøgeddon Festival, France's Hellfest, Sweden Rock Festival, Germany's Freak Valley Festival, and Belgium's Grasspop Metal Meeting.
Iceland's Solstafir has announced a string of U.S. tour dates. The band's first-ever North American trek starts on May 15th in Brooklyn, NY and will continue through a stop at this year's Maryland Deathfest on May 23rd. Support on these dates comes from Junius.
Solstafir also recently announced a run of European summer festival dates. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
The band continues to touring in support of latest album, "Svartir Sandar" (reviewed here).
North American tour dates
5/16 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar
5/17 Philadelphia PA @ Underground Arts
5/18 Boston, MA @ Middle East
5/19 Springfield, VA @ Empire
5/23 Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest
European tour dates
4/06 Akureyri, IS @ Ak Extreme
5/01 Haugesund, NO @ Karmøgeddon Festival
5/22-24 Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest
5/29 Geiselwind, DE @ Out
5/30 Nethpen, DE @ Freak Valley Festival
6/05 Sölvesborg, SE @ Sweden Rock
6/06 Gelsenkirchen, DE @ Rock Hard Festival
6/21 Neudegg, AT @ Sommer Sonnwende 2014
6/22 Clisson, FR @ Hellfest Open Air
6/27 Dessel, BE @ Graspop Metal Meeting
6/28 Lausanne, CH @ Le Docks
7/09 Neskaupsstaður, IS @ Eistnaflug - Pre Show
7/10 Neskaupsstaður, IS @ Eistnaflug
8/07 Schlotheim, DE @ Party.San Open Air
8/09 Leeuwarden, NL @ Into the Grave More...
The Icelandic heathens in Solstafir have announced a full run of European summer festival dates.
Among these performances, Solstafir will play Norway's Karmøgeddon Festival, France's Hellfest, Sweden Rock Festival, Germany's Freak Valley Festival, Belgium's Grasspop Metal Meeting, and for the first time ever, a special one-off date in the United States as part of this year's Maryland Deathfest. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
Icelandic outfit Solstafir is currently working on an upcoming new album and follow-up to 2011's "Svartir Sandar" (reviewed here).
In addition to the upcoming album (with further details forthcoming), Solstafir is also releasing a split 7" with Legend. Solstafir's side will feature a cover of Legend's "Runaway Train," which can now be streamed over at Pitchfork.com here.
The Legend / Solstafir split is due out January 24 via Artoffact. Legend's side features a cover of Solstafir's "Fjara," and pre-orders can be found at this location.
Iceland's Solstafir is currently working on a new album, and to tide fans over until its release the band has now posted a previously unreleased bonus track from the "Masterpiece of Bitterness" 2X gatefold vinyl.
The song "Devilmask" can be heard below. It was recorded during the "Masterpiece of Bitterness" recording session in 2004, but was not included on the original 2005 release.
Icelandic heathens Solstafir are currently working on a new album and follow-up to 2011's "Svartir Sandar" (reviewed here).
The band has no posted the following brief message online: "Newsflash! The new album is bloody good. Vocal recordings start tomorrow. Stay tuned."
Solstafir's Guðmundur Óli Pálmason also recently issued this message to the fans:
"Brothers and sisters we wish you all a happy (winter/summer) solstice (depending on which hemisphere you are on)! Up here in the far north it's 10:20 and it's still dark as night outside and when the sun rises in about an hour it will shine on us for only about 4 hours.
"I must admit it's my least favorite time of year, actually I prefer the total opposite, but this time of year is and has been a time of celebration for thousands of years. We celebrate the re-birth of the sun. We celebrate that the day becomes longer again. We celebrate life. No matter how black metal you pretend to be.
"Brothers and sisters, have a happy (winter/summer) solstice celebration!"
Icelandic heathens Solstafir reissue debut album, "Í Blóði og Anda" ("In Blood and Spirit") today in North America, and now the full release can be heard online. Check it out in the player below, and the track listing is as follows:
1. Undir Jökli
2. Í Blóði Og Anda
3. The Underworld Song
5. 2000 Ár
6. Ei Við Munum Iðrast
7. Bitch In Black
8. Í Víking
9. Árstíðir Dauðans
1. Undir Jökli (Demo 98)
2. Í Blóði Og Anda (Demo 98)
3. The Underworld Song (Demo 98)
4. Tormentor (Demo 98)
5. 2000 Ár (Demo 98)
6. Piano Song (Demo 98)
7. Ei Við Munum Iðrast (Demo 97)
8. Bitch In Black (Demo 97)
9. Í Víking (Demo 97)
10. Undirheimalagid (Rehearsal) More...
Icelandic heathens Solstafir have premiered another new track from the reissue of debut album, "Í Blóði og Anda" ("In Blood and Spirit").
"In Blood and Spirit" is slated for release on November 12th in North America (November 8th worldwide). More...