WIth the single “Ísafold” now streaming, Iceland’s metallers Sólstafir are beginning to preview music from their upcoming sixth studio recording, Berdreyminn. Set for release on May 26th via Season of Mist, the album title roughly translates to a “dreamer of forthcoming events”.
Berdreyminn was produced by both Birgir Birgirsson (Sigur Ros, Alcest) and Jaime Gomez-Arellano (Ghost, Paradise Lost, Ulver), features cover artwork painted by Adam Burke (Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats, Danava).
Frontman/guitarist Aðalbjörn Tryggvason commented on the new song: “Our first premiere song ‘Ísafold’ came very spontaneously to light. It felt like the spirit of Thin Lizzy paid us a visit that day. Adding a classic Phil Rudd beat to it seemed the only right thing to do. This is not the most typical Sólstafir track but in some odd way it could be taken to represent this album. Although we are not re-inventing the wheel and you will find many references to ‘classics’ as tributes, I find it quite different from anything that we have done before. That is the way I like it and to me ‘Ísafold’ is already an all-time favorite among all our tracks.”
Berdreyminn Track Listing:
05. Hvít Sæng