Acclaimed Icelandic rock band SÓLSTAFIR have released a video for the new track “Silfur-Refur”. The video, a stunning piece directed by Nico Poalillo (LINKIN PARK, GHOST, CHELSEA WOLFE) & Peter Beste (GORGOROTH, IMMORTAL, and more) is streaming now at Revolver Magazine.
Regarding the new video, Frontman Aðalbjörn Tryggvason comments: “Videos have always been a medium that we’ve taken seriously. Therefore, we have worked with excellent visual artists like Bowen Staines and Vesa Ranta on previous clips. We are privileged to have been able to enlist the team of Nico Poalillo and Peter Beste to create the imagery for ‘Silfur-Refur’. They have directed and produced a video that beautifully illustrates our song – at least in our minds. We are giving Nico and Peter our heartfelt thanks for their amazing contribution to our musical vision. The video’s meaning is a puzzle, which we are leaving for you to solve as we don’t want to spoil your imagination spinning stories of its own. We sincerely hope that you enjoy our video as much as we do.”
“Silfur-Refur” comes from the band’s new album ‘Berdreyminn’. The album, produced by Birgir Birgirsson (SIGUR RÓS, ALCEST) and Jaime Gomez-Arellano (GHOST, PARADISE LOST, ULVER), is lauded as “a compelling journey that offers ’80’s-style synths, chuggy rock riffing, Pink Floyd-y prog overtones, sweeping Fields of the Nephilim guitars, haunting orchestral arrangements and occasional metallic crunch” (Decibel Magazine) and is available across multiple formats at the Season of Mist E-Shop.
The album cover and track list for ‘Berdreyminn’ can be found below.
Cover art by Adam Burke
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SÓLSTAFIR previously announced a new headlining European tour. The tour begins on June 10 in Paris, and will be the first official album launch tour for their forthcoming new record, ‘Berdreyminn’. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.
Jun. 10 Paris (FR) @ @ Download Festival (tickets)
Jun. 11 Brighton (UK) @ The Haunt (tickets)
Jun. 12 Colchester (UK) @ Arts Centre (tickets)
Jun. 13 Leeds (UK) @ Brudenell Social Club (tickets)
Jun. 14 London (UK) @ Old Blue Last (tickets)
Jun. 15 Breda (NL) @ Mezz (tickets)
Jun. 16 Dessel (BE) @ Graspop Metal Meeting
Jun. 17 Utrecht (NL) @ Tivoli de Helling (tickets)
Jun. 18 Hannover (DE) @ Musikzentrum (tickets)
Jun. 19 Dresden (DE) @ Beatpol (tickets)
Jun. 20 Karlsruhe (DE) @ Jubez (tickets)
Jun. 21 Colmar (FR) @ Fete de la Musique (tickets)
Jun. 22 Lyon (FR) @ CCO Villeurbanne (tickets)
Jun. 23 Toulouse (FR) @ Rex (tickets)
Jun. 24 Madrid (ES) @ Download Festival
SÓLSTAFIR festival dates
Jul. 7 Neskaupstaður (IS) @ Eistnaflug Festival (Exact date tba)
Jul. 29 Neuensee bei Lichtenfels (DE) @ Rock im Wald
Aug. 18 Borre (NO) @ Midgardsblot Festival 2017 (Exact date tba)