Solstafir premiere 'Akkeri'2020-08-05 by Fernando Alves CONTRIBUTOR | 6 Comments
|At 3pm (GMT) Iceland post rock outfit Sólstafir will be premiering the brand new track 'Akkeri', taken from their upcoming album Twilight of Codependent Love, scheduled to be released on November 6th, via Season of Mist. The album was recorded at the Sundlaugin Studio (Iceland) by producer Birgir Jón Birgisson (Sigur Rós, Alcest, Damien Rice).|
Stream 'Akkeri' below. Vocalist Aðalbjörn Tryggvason will be present in the chat to answer any questions.
Video by Aimed and Framed
Cover artwork by Johann Baptist Zwecker (The Lady of the Mountain, 1864).
Painted in watercolor by Johann Baptist Zwecker in 1864, The Lady of the Mountain is the female personification of Iceland. It was first published in a book of Icelandic folk tales but was never shown in public. A black and white woodblock replica by the artist is what Icelanders have known until recently when two citizens found the original hidden in a Welsh museum gallery where it had been in storage for a century. Now it is back home and adorning the cover of the new Sólstafir album.
While early Sólstafir lyrics delved into Nordic mythology and critiques of organized religion, more recent songs explore their spiritual connection with nature, and lately, mental disorders ranging from depression to alcoholism and the taboo behind men in particular discussing those things for fear of being perceived weak.
"That’s the real darkness that you can't see, but you can feel it and people around you can feel it," explains Tryggvason. "Of course, there are serial killers and plagues and whatever through history. But in modern day life, that's the true darkness around you. People kill themselves every day, and often people close to you who have been feeling so bad."
The frontman says that band members have each had their personal struggles to deal with. They collectively became sober back in 2013. "Anyone in this band can talk about his depression or their state of mind during the day," says Tryggvason. "It's an open, free dialogue in this band, so it's very healthy."
1. Akkeri (10:10)
2. Drýsill (08:52)
3. Rökkur (07:06)
4. Her Fall From Grace (06:36)
5. Dionysus (05:31)
6. Til Moldar (04:29)
7. Alda Syndanna (04:30)
8. Or (06:58)
9. Úlfur (08:49)
10. Hrollkalda Þoka Einmanaleikans (06:39) bonus track
11. Hann For Sjalfur (08:09) bonus track
Pre-order at: http://shop.season-of-mist.com/list/solstafir-endless-twilight-of-codependent-love
The fact Sputnik is sleeping on this sucks. Song goes so many cool places I didn’t expect.
This was a really interesting combination of genres. Really looking forward to whatever the hell the full length will sound like
This is my first time listening to these guys. Holy shit, this is great. Looks like I found a new band to get into.
the vocals in this track are so fucking annoying, jesus
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Vocals have always been a problem with this band. Song isn't bad, though.
this track slaps. loving the black metal guitar work dotted about
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