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Norður Og Niður – Iceland´s Unmissable Festival

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Words by Stína Satanía Photograph by Juliette Rowland Most of us immediately associate Iceland with Sigur Rós or the Icelandic Queen of Innovation in Music, Björk. Certainly, they are responsible for promoting the country to the outside world. Unsurprisingly, when the members of Sigur Rós organised and curated their own festival on their home ground in Reykjavík, the celebration was a massive success, attracting festivalgoers from 50 countries, all of them fans of Sigur Rós. It is undeniable that this legendary Icelandic band has assembled an amazing community over the years. (more…)

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Dimma releases new album in May

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A hard rock band Dimma releases a new album entitled Eldraunir (Ordeal in English) in May 2017. The band revealed the first song of the up-coming 5th studio album, Villemey. Guðjón Hermansson, known of his Gaui H’s Photography, directed a video for this song. Sonically, Eldraunir is heavier and faster than previous albums of Dimma. Lyrics are about every day difficulties like a fight for support in this cold and tough world. Dimma was formed in 2004 by two brothers guitarist Ingólfur (Ingó) and bassist Sigurður (Silli) Geirdal. In 2011, with two albums under their belt – Dimma (2005) and Stigmata (2008) – the band was joined by drummer Birgir Jónsson and vocalist Stefán Jakobsson. Dimma has worked in this shape since then and recorded Myrkraverk (2012) and Vélráð (2014). FACEBOOK (more…)

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Eistnaflug 2015

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Today it seems like Eistnaflug reality was actually in some other dimension long time ago. But it happened. So far, it’s my third festival season in Iceland and in a state of peace of mind I can tell you I’m satisfied for the rest of 2015. Finally, I´d observed the most famous Icelandic metal festival for a few years. It´d been rather like licking candy through the wrapper. So I packed my backpack and tent and went to the small fjord in eastern Iceland with a town called Neskaupstaður that has a population of 1500 people. The amount of festivalgoers this year reached up to 3000. We are powerful, aren’t we? (more…)

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Getting lost in the darkness – DIMMA

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When the last edition of Iceland Airwaves somehow got me down I decided to finish the night in a proper way to not let me feel that bitter taste of disappointment next day. Sometimes you just want to experience something memorable. So I popped by Gaukurinn to enjoy local hard-rock stars called DIMMA. I think the darkness of Gaukurinn is a natural environment of this band and musicians can easily turn into real animals of the night on stage… in effect, unrelentingly stealing the show. To be honest, they gave my second favourite show of Iceland Airwaves 2014, so long live DIMMA! I don’t like to start from beginning so maybe this time I will try from the end. In short, huge stage experience and impressive skills of four members of DIMMA are jaw-dropping and every time I see this band live I wonder why they spend more time playing…

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