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Tag Archives: Solstafir

20 albums to (hopefully) look forward to in 2017

Posted by on January 6, 2017

While many are digesting 2016 tunes, it is time to move forward and see what is ahead for 2017. 2016 gave us several diversified lists proving it was a great year for music. Does 2017 have what it takes to top that? We’re already hearing about big releases like Mastodon, Suicide Silence, Overkill, Kreator and more, but […]

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Best Music Videos of the Week Ending on 12/2

Posted by on December 2, 2016

  Now that the Metallica dust has settled (slightly) after the release of their tenth studio album Hardwired….To Self-Destruct, including a video for each track, it is time to reflect on this week’s music videos. There was quite a bit to catch up on, as narrowing it down to five was yet again, difficult. Here […]

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Solstafir issues statement on drummer’s departure

Posted by on June 5, 2015

A few days ago, we reported about the statement issued by Solstafir former drummer, Guðmundur Óli Pálmason, being fired by email which ended up in a legal battle between Pálmason and the band’s vocalist Aðalbjörn Tryggvason. Today, the band have issued a statement with their side of the story, which you can read below.   It is with great […]

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Solstafir drummer fired from the band

Posted by on June 3, 2015

According to this lengthy statement, Solstafir founding member and drummer Guðmundur Óli Pálmason, was fired via email by the band days before their second leg of their European tour back in January. The band issued this statement claiming Pálmason was not able to join the tour due to personal reasons and asked the fan to refrain from any questions or […]

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Ancient VVisdom are Damnation with new video

Posted by on April 22, 2015

Today, Austin occult rockers Ancient VVisdom will begin their tour with Solstafir in support of thir third full-length album, Scarificial. While their first two albums were more acoustic in nature, sounding like a much more satanic Alice in Chains, the first song we’re hearing from the new one has full-on electric guitar. “We Are Damnation” […]

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Metal By Numbers 9/11: The charts are freakin’ Swede this week

Posted by on September 11, 2014

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. This week’s sales were taken over by a combination of bands with colorful names and Swedes. Of course, last week featured a pretty big Swedish act as well, but this week there’s not one, […]

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Interview: Sólstafir talk Icelandic metal scene, first North American tour

Posted by on June 16, 2014

Icelandic metal band Sólstafir have attracted a lot of attention in the last few years due to their metamorphosis from a harsh black metal band in the mid-nineties, to their current eerie combination of noise and shoegaze rock. Many have taken to describing them as the “Sigur Rós of heavy metal”. Their sound definitely echoes […]

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Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Aerosmith And More Added To France’s Hellfest

Posted by on December 3, 2013

Thought the initial lineup to France’s Hellfest was already looking awesome? Well the 2014 edition of the festival just got better, as Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Aerosmith have been announced as headliners. Along with the headliners, Hellfest also announced the additions of Slayer, Avenged Sevenfold, Deep Purple, Soundgarden, Megadeth, Sepultura, Queensryche and a crap […]

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Line up ‘at the gates’ of Maryland Deathfest XII

Posted by on July 29, 2013

Maryland Deathfest XI might only be two months old, but suddenly, fans have a reason to get excited for the twelfth edition of the event. If the lineup for Deathfest XI was amazing to you, the first round of bands has already been announced for Deathfest XII, and it’s looking to be skull-crushing. Bands like […]

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Behemoth Confirmed For Barge To Hell Cruise

Posted by on May 2, 2012

The Mayhem Cruise may have an impressive lineup, but Barge To Hell’s bill is getting stronger with each announcement. Case in point: Behemoth are the latest band to be confirmed for the “most extreme” metal themed cruise. Behemoth’s addition comes just a week after At The Gates were confirmed for the cruise as well. Now […]

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