Icelandic rock heathens SÓLSTAFIR have premiered a track from the reissue of their debut album, “Í Blóði Og Anda” (“In Blood and Spirit”). The track, titled “2000 Ár” can be streamed at their Bandcamp page. “Í Blóði Og Anda” is slated for release on November 8th. The cover art and track listing can be found below:
1. Undir Jokli
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 Jokli (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 97)
Originally released in 2002, “Í Blóði Og Anda” is SÓLSTAFIR‘s long-lost and much sought after first album. A far cry from the refined and expressive post-rock of 2011’s “Svartir Sandar”, their debut is a unique experienced inspired by primitive black metal and crust. This album went out-of-print almost immediately upon its release, and has been out of circulation ever since. The album is now remastered, repackaged, and includes a bonus second disc full of previously unreleased material. “Í Blóði Og Anda” will be available in a double CD and various LP formats via the Season of Mist E-Shop.
SÓLSTAFIR recently announced their first US appearance as part of next year’s Maryland Deathfest. Furthermore the Icelanders have already been confirmed for the 2014 editions of the Karmøgeddon (NO) and Rock Hard (DE) festivals.
Previously, SÓLSTAFIR performed a KEXP Radio Session as part of the Iceland Airwaves Festival. The highly regarded quartet’s three song set, live at the KEXP Hostel, is available for viewing on KEXP’s official YouTube channel. This showcase witnesses the band playing select tracks off of 2011’s “Svartir Sandar” and “Köld” (2009). Additionally, the band was interviewed about this performance via No Clean Singing.
SÓLSTAFIR‘s critically-acclaimed latest album, “Svartir Sandar” is currently streaming in its entirety via their Bandcamp page. “Svartir Sandar” is still available here.
SÓLSTAFIR Tour Dates
01/05/2014 Haugesund, NO @ Karmøgeddon Festival
24/05/2014 Maryland, MD @ Maryland Deathfest
07/06/2014 Gelsenkirchen, DE @ Rock Hard Festival