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Career talk: Aðalbjörn “Addi” Tryggvason (Sólstafir)

Join us for a captivating live interview with Aðalbjörn Tryggvason, the multitalented lead singer and guitarist of the renowned Icelandic band Sólstafir! Not only does he front and play guitar for Sólstafir, known for their unique blend of post-metal and atmospheric rock, but he also leads the crust punk project Bastarður on Season of Mist and the post-rock band Isafjørd on Svart Records alongside Ragnar Zolberg. Get ready to delve into the musical journey and creative insights of this versatile artist!


A quarter-century since Aðalbjörn “Addi” Tryggvason co-founded Sólstafir, the Icelandic metal quartet still defies conventions, embracing musical freedom. From epic 10-minute songs to lyrics in their native tongue, their journey has been unconventional yet deeply resonant. With influences ranging from The Beatles to Darkthrone, their diverse soundscapes echo their eclectic inspirations. Their latest album, adorned with the iconic Lady of the Mountain, delves into themes of mental health and personal struggle, resonating deeply with listeners worldwide. Despite predominantly Icelandic lyrics, their emotional impact transcends language barriers, evoking shared experiences. Their global fan base, united by passion, reflects the universal power of music. With each album, Sólstafir evolves organically, defying expectations and inviting listeners on an unpredictable journey.

Sólstafir just signed with Century Media Records, setting the stage for a new album and an epic headlining tour with special guests Oranssi Pazuzu. Joining them on the road will be Hamferð for the first half and HELGA for the second, promising an eclectic lineup that mirrors Sólstafir's diverse sound.

Friday 29. March 14:00 - Central Park


Mod: Christopher Dick (Decibel Magazine, US)

Chris Dick is an American metal writer based in North Carolina. He currently writes for Decibel Magazine, America's only monthly metal print magazine. Having authored cover stories, Hall of Fame (aka oral histories) articles, reviews, and other content since 2006, Chris comes to Inferno Music Conference with a wealth of experience. Before Decibel Magazine, he wrote for Metal Maniacs, co-founded, and launched two underground 'zines, Eclipse in 1997 and The Requiem in 1992. Since the early 2000s, Chris also crafted band biographies and liner notes for artists such as Opeth, Arch Enemy, Enslaved, Tiamat, Emperor, Naglfar, Borknagar, Dark Tranquillity, and more! His favorite genre of metal is death, but he ardently supports black, doom, heavy, and all other forms of metal.

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