Tag Archives: Solstafir

Live Review: Eistnaflug 2014

Words and photos by Gemma Alexander Eistnaflug. Thank you, but I didn’t sneeze. Eistnaflug is Icelandic for “flying testicles,” and it’s the name of one of the world’s most unusual music festivals. Housed in the remote Eastfjords, the festival is four days under the midnight sun of punk, heavy metal, post-rock, industrial, and a fewRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Everyone’s talking about the upcoming new album from Spoon, but what about Britt Daniel’s other project Divine Fits? Not content to sit on the sidelines, Dan Boeckner and drummer Sam Brown have started a new project called Operators, and their debut album will be out later this year. Check out the first track “True” below:Read more…

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Live Video: Sólstafir at KEX Hostel

It might surprise listeners that Iceland isn’t chock full of death metal bands like some other Nordic nations. The small music-loving community needs only so much Cookie Monster-esque guttural growling, after all, and so the heavier sounding bands tend to explore other regions. Icelandic group Sólstafir, for instance, seem to travel vast aural distances, acrossRead more…

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KEXP at Iceland Airwaves, Day 3: Sólstafir

Any American metalheads who don’t recognize these viking metal gods are seriously missing something. Sólstafir have been shredding since 1994, and not once in their nearly two-decade career have they let up. They take their name from the Icelandic word for crepuscular rays – in layman’s terms, the rays of the sun that shine throughRead more…

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Music That Matters, Vol. 328 – Iceland Airwaves 2012 Preview

This week, KEXP returns to the land of fire and ice to broadcast during Iceland Airwaves 2012, where once again we’ll feature live performances from bands each day, some you’ve heard before and others you probably haven’t… nor can probably even pronounce! It’s the sheer talent and diversity of Iceland music that keeps bringing usRead more…

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