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Career talk: Aðalbjörn “Addi” Tryggvason (Sólstafir)

Join us for a captivating live interview with Aðalbjörn “Addi” 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.

Interviewer: Christopher Dick (Decibel Magazine, US)

Friday 29. March - Central Park


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