Sólstafir Announce North American Tour Dates with Junius!
Sólstafir have gotten but a scant few mentions here on MetalSucks. That’s most unfortunate, since not only are they Iceland’s greatest metal export (which is certainly an accomplishment but is also kinda like saying “Idaho’s greatest metal export” or something), but they’re a damn fine band by any standards and they’ve gained quite a bit of attention from the international metal community of late. The quirky, shoegaze-y, atmospheric brand of metal they play is truly one of a kind so it’s no wonder pretty much every kind of metalhead can get down with their tunes.
To boot: Sólstafir have been invited to play Maryland Deathfest this year, which we’ve known for some time, and as international bands playing MDF are so often wont to do they’ve booked a short run of dates beforehand which were just announced yesterday. Junius will be playing with them on all dates except for MDF, a perfect match indeed. These are gonna be some crazy intense shows! And I’m gonna be outta town that weekend: FUCK!
Dates below, and a full stream of their 2011 album Svartir Sandar below that.
5/15 Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar
5/16 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
5/17 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
5/18 Cambridge, MA – Middle East
5/19 Springfield, VA – Empire
5/23 Baltimore, MD – Maryland Deathfest (no Junius)