Katla Posts New Song “Nátthagi”

Katla is an Icelandic band featuring ex-Sólstafir drummer and visual artist Guðmundur Óli Pálmason and singer/multi-instrumentalist Einar Thorberg Guðmundsson. Named in tribute to one of Iceland’s greatest active volcanos, Katla creates powerful, panoramic music where shimmering guitars, crushing melodies and atmospheric density meet dark, entrancing power.

The band’s debut album, “Móðurástin,” will be released on October 27th via Prophecy Productions. In advance of the record’s release, today Katla debuts new song “Nátthagi.” The album’s full track listing is as follows:

1. Aska
2. Hyldýpi (streaming here)
3. Nátthagi
4. Hvila
5. Hreggur
6. Kul
7. Móðurástin
8. Dulsmál

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Katla Reveals Debut Album Deatils

Katla is an Icelandic band featuring ex-Sólstafir drummer and visual artist Guðmundur Óli Pálmason and singer/multi-instrumentalist Einar Thorberg Guðmundsson (Fortíð, Potentiam).

Named in tribute to one of Iceland’s greatest active volcanos, Katla creates powerful, panoramic music where shimmering guitars, crushing melodies and atmospheric density meet dark, entrancing power. Katla’s debut album, “Móðurástin,” will be released on October 27th via Prophecy Productions (Alcest, Dool).

The lyrics tell tales of living in a country of contrasts; a land where fire and ice co-exist and dark winters are offset by the summer’s midnight sun. Iceland: a country where insular existence has spurred a rich and vibrant culture. “Móðurástin,” Icelandic for (a) Mother’s Love, might seem like a strange title for a metal album, but Katla dares to be different. What on Earth is stronger than a mother’s love?

1. Aska
2. Hyldýpi (streaming here)
3. Nátthagi
4. Hvila
5. Hreggur
6. Kul
7. Móðurástin
8. Dulsmál

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Katla Reveals Debut Album Deatils

Katla is an Icelandic band featuring ex-Sólstafir drummer and visual artist Guðmundur Óli Pálmason and singer/multi-instrumentalist Einar Thorberg Guðmundsson (Fortíð, Potentiam).

Named in tribute to one of Iceland’s greatest active volcanos, Katla creates powerful, panoramic music where shimmering guitars, crushing melodies and atmospheric density meet dark, entrancing power. Katla’s debut album, “Móðurástin,” will be released on October 27th via Prophecy Productions (Alcest, Dool).

The lyrics tell tales of living in a country of contrasts; a land where fire and ice co-exist and dark winters are offset by the summer’s midnight sun. Iceland: a country where insular existence has spurred a rich and vibrant culture. “Móðurástin,” Icelandic for (a) Mother’s Love, might seem like a strange title for a metal album, but Katla dares to be different. What on Earth is stronger than a mother’s love?

1. Aska
2. Hyldýpi (streaming here)
3. Nátthagi
4. Hvila
5. Hreggur
6. Kul
7. Móðurástin
8. Dulsmál

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Beneath Streaming Full “Ephemeris” Album

This Friday, Icelandic death metal collective Beneath will drop the blistering “Ephemeris” full-length album via Unique Leader Records.

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman in the fall of 2016, “Ephemeris” features new recruit Mike Heller (Malignancy, Control/Resist, Fear Factory) at the drum stool.

Hear the record in full below. “Ephemeris” will be released on August 18th via Unique Leader Records.

01. Constellational Transformation
02. Eyecatcher
03. Ephemeris
04. Alignments
05. Guillotine
06. Cities Of The Outer Reaches
07. Medium Obscurum
08. Amorphous Globe
09. Multiangular

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LEGEND RELEASE “MIDNIGHT CHAMPION” ON OCTOBER 13TH & PRE-ORDER’S ARE UP NOW!

 LEGEND RELEASE “MIDNIGHT CHAMPION” ON OCTOBER 13TH & PRE-ORDER’S ARE UP NOW!    Five years after e Iceland clectronic-rock duo LEGEND stunned with their debut “Fearless”, Krummi Bjorgvinsson and Dóri Björnsson are back with their second record, “Midnight Champion”.  “Midnight Champion” is out worldwide on October 13th via Artoffact Records, however pre-orders start today at Bandcamp. Pre-orders are bundled in 3 separate packages, which include:  1. FANPACK – comes […]

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LEGEND RELEASE “MIDNIGHT CHAMPION” ON OCTOBER 13TH & PRE-ORDER’S ARE UP NOW!

 LEGEND RELEASE “MIDNIGHT CHAMPION” ON OCTOBER 13TH & PRE-ORDER’S ARE UP NOW!    Five years after e Iceland clectronic-rock duo LEGEND stunned with their debut “Fearless”, Krummi Bjorgvinsson and Dóri Björnsson are back with their second record, “Midnight Champion”.  “Midnight Champion” is out worldwide on October 13th via Artoffact Records, however pre-orders start today at Bandcamp. Pre-orders are bundled in 3 separate packages, which include:  1. FANPACK – comes […]

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LEGEND RELEASE “MIDNIGHT CHAMPION” ON OCTOBER 13TH & PRE-ORDER’S ARE UP NOW!

 LEGEND RELEASE “MIDNIGHT CHAMPION” ON OCTOBER 13TH & PRE-ORDER’S ARE UP NOW!    Five years after e Iceland clectronic-rock duo LEGEND stunned with their debut “Fearless”, Krummi Bjorgvinsson and Dóri Björnsson are back with their second record, “Midnight Champion”.  “Midnight Champion” is out worldwide on October 13th via Artoffact Records, however pre-orders start today at Bandcamp. Pre-orders are bundled in 3 separate packages, which include:  1. FANPACK – comes […]

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Dynfari Posts New Song Online

Icelandic black metal band Dynfari today reveals “Sorgarefni segi eg þér,” a new track taken from forthcoming album “The Four Doors of the Mind.”

“The Four Days of the Mind” will be released on April 14th via Code666 and can be pre-ordered here. Alternating between post-rock vibes and black metal atmospheres, the album explores fantasy writer Patrick Rothfuss’ theory on the mind’s abilities to cope with pain, by weaving it together with over 100 year old lamentations on human existence by early 20th century Icelandic existentialist poet Jóhann Sigurjónsson.

The combination of the two writers’ thoughts is embodied in the union of the drive of black metal with more traditional soundscapes of acoustic guitar, accordion, flute and bouzouki. Artwork was handled by Metaztasis (Watain, Behemoth).

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Solstafir Unveils New Album “Berdreyminn”

Gloomy Icelandic group Solstafir today reveals details on the band’s forthcoming sixth album. The opus is titled “Berdreyminn,” which means a “dreamer of forthcoming events,” and will be out in stores on May 26th via Season Of Mist.

The band has furthermore released the cover art by Adam Burke and track listing for “Berdreyminn.” This impending full-length release follows the 2014 album “Otta” (reviewed here).

1. Silfur-Refur
2. Ísafold
3. Hula
4. Nárós
5. Hvít Sæng
6. Dýrafjörður
7. Ambátt
8. Bláfjall

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SUNN O))) Announces 2017 Performance At The Barbican As Part Of Convergence Festival

SUNN O))), infamous masters of volume, density, and weight, will be making their Barbican debut next March, bringing their arrhythmic blend of metal, drone, contemporary composition, jazz, and minimalistic music to the center as part of the Convergence Festival. Support for the show comes from classically trained Icelandic singer and cellist Hildur Guðnadóttir who has […]

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