Nieuwe track en speciale Roadburn vinyl van Sólstafir

Silfur-Refur, zo heet de derde track van het nieuwe album die het IJslandse Sólstafir vandaag aan zijn fans voorstelt. Bovendien maakt het nummer deel uit van een speciale 10″ vinylplaat die exclusief op het Nederlandse Roadburn Festival te verkrijgen zal zijn. Checken die handel.

Silfur-Refur neemt de A-zijde van de plaat in beslag, op de B-zijde vinden we de track ‘Scorpion Moonrise’ dat een gastbijdrage bevat van Hexvessel-zanger Mat “Kvohst” McNerney. Deze schreef ook de tekst voor het nummer. De plaat is dit weekend exclusief te krijgen op Roadburn; eventuele overschot wordt na het festival door Season of Mist aangeboden via de webshop.

Sólstafir-frontman Aðalbjörn “Addi” Tryggvason vertelt over beide nummers:

“The song ‘Silfur-Refur’ revolves around having a sick ghost version of yourself taking control of your life. You resist with all you have, but you simply don’t stand a chance. It travels with you all the time, asleep or awake. The song was written in a few parts – with the intro being one of them. We knew right away that this would be the opener of the album.”

“The other track, ‘Scorpion Moonrise’ was written in only one day, on which we also recorded the demo. The moment, the opening riff kicked in, I already pictured Mat singing it since the riff reminded me so much of HEXVESSEL – as in their powerful live performances that we have witnessed many times while touring with them. As we are good friends and have followed Mat’s career in VOID, CODE, DHG, HEXVESSEL, BEASTMILK, and GRAVE PLEASURES, we all agreed that he would be the perfect guy to lay down his vocals on it. We just love the result and he made the song into what it is today. It’s also nice to hear a bit of English again in SÓLSTAFIR as we have used that language in the past – and also continue our tradition of occasionally inviting guest singers.”