SÓLSTAFIR have entered the album charts in several countries in the first week after ‘Berdreyminn’ was released worldwide on May 26th. It is actually hard to overstate the massive achievement of a band coming from a volcanic island close to the arctic circle in the North Atlantic midway between Europe and America that sings in Icelandic and that has evolved a highly original style of music very much their own. Excluding the multiple high scores in digital charts across all platforms worldwide and focusing on physical charts, these are the album’s current results (with expected top positions from their native Iceland and other countries still missing):
Finland #20 National album charts
France #121 National charts
France #2 Metal charts
Germany #30 National album charts
Sweden #8 Vinyl charts
Sweden #18 Hardrock charts
Switzerland #42 National charts
UK #39 – Top 100 independent album chart
UK #24 – Top 40 rock/metal album chart
Season of Mist congratulates SÓLSTAFIR for their well-deserved success!
Important note: Please do not use archive pictures of SÓLSTAFIR! The line-up has changed since their last album. Please do only publish new band pictures provided at the link below. New material is now available.
See below for the latest news on the Icelanders including a new video and all currently confirmed tour-dates. Don’t miss your chance to see SÓLSTAFIR live!
The cover art by Adam Burke and track-list of ‘Berdreyminn’ can be viewed below.
1. Silfur-Refur (6:54)
2. Ísafold (4:59)
3. Hula (7:07)
4. Nárós (7:23)
5. Hvít Sæng (7:22)
6. Dýrafjörður (7:32)
7. Ambátt (8:08)
8. Bláfjall (8:00)
Frontman Aðalbjörn Tryggvason commented on behalf of SÓLSTAFIR: “Videos have always been a medium that we are taking 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 ‘Silfur-Refur’ as much as we do.”
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