Sólstafir unveil cover art, track-list, and release date of forthcoming new full-length
SÓLSTAFIR are now revealing details of their forthcoming sixth album. The new masterpiece of the enigmatic Icelandic rockers is entitled ‘Berdreyminn‘, which means a “dreamer of forthcoming events” and will be out in stores on May 26th.
Sólstafir were formed in 1995…the band’s name is the Icelandic word for crepuscular rays (also known as sunbeams, Angel lights, Sun rays or God rays).
Back in November Sólstafir announced that they had renewed their contract with Season Of Mist and had already started working on a follow-up to 2014’s opus ‘Ótta’, with renowned producers Birgir Birgirsson (Sigur Rós, Alcest) and Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ghost, Cathedral, Paradise Lost, Oranssi Pazuzu).
“We are back here at Sundlaugin studio for the third time to record our sixth album,” says frontman Adalbjörn “Addi” Tryggvason. “We feel right at home and after being locked up in songwriting mode for two months, it is a one of a kind feeling hearing the demos gaining life. We have 14 songs recorded, including one cover version, but at the moment it’s too early to tell what will end up on the album. The new album will definitely sound like Sólstafir and as always, there will be surprises too.”
“I feel humbled to have the opportunity of working with Sólstafir,” adds Jaime. “As a fan of the band for many years, I have been trying to work with them before and now it is finally happening. So far it has been a great, creative and positive experience. Working alongside Birgir in his beautiful Studio Sundlaugin has been very productive and fun. I am very excited about the new material.”
Aðalbjörn Tryggvason: guitar, vocals
Svavar Austmann: bass
Sæþór Maríus Sæþórsson: guitar
Hallgrímur Jón Hallgrímsson: drums, backing vocals
The band has furthermore released the cover art by Adam Burke and track-list of ‘Berdreyminn’, which can both be viewed below.
Cover art: Adam Burke, also know under the name Nightjar Illustration, is an artist based in Portland, Oregon. Adam’s work shows a beautiful mix of reality and fantasy; mixing landscapes, creatures and animals from both real and imagined worlds. You can find more or Adam’s work on Instagram and buy prints in his webshop. Enjoy!