Acclaimed Icelandic rock band SÓLSTAFIR are streaming the second new track off their highly anticipated new album ‘Berdreyminn’. The track, a deeply personal, emotional, soaring album closer titled “Bláfjall” is streaming now both at the indie music outlet Brooklyn Vegan and Invisible Oranges.
Regarding the new track, SÓLSTAFIR vocalist/guitarist Aðalbjörn Tryggvason comments on the personal meaning behind the track and its intent: “The meaning of ‘Bláfjall’ is blue – as in a black, black mountain, and it revolves around man’s battle against his own mind and those inner demons that often lead to self-destruction and harming one’s loved ones. I have myself struggled with alcoholism and it remains a never-ending battle and continuously walking further up a mountain in foggy darkness. But this is also about hope, because there is a way out, but you have to grab that rope when it comes swinging towards you and hold on to it as tight as you can. Everybody can end up lost on the black mountain, or ‘Bláfjall’ in this case.“
‘Berdreyminn’ (which translates to a “dreamer of forthcoming events”) will be released worldwide on May 26th. The new full-length was produced by Birgir Birgirsson (SIGUR RÓS, ALCEST) and Jaime Gomez-Arellano (GHOST, PARADISE LOST, ULVER). Pre-orders for ‘ Berdreyminn’ are available across CD and Limited Edition LP formats at the Season of Mist E-Shop.
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)