More Cowbell: A Conversation With ‘Grimsi’ of SÓLSTAFIR
It is beyond doubt that Icelandic Post-Metal/Rock outfit SÓLSTAFIR are different. Since their inception some 25 years ago (yes, that long!), they have forged their own identity. With a steadfast refusal to play by any sort of conventional heavy music rule book, they continue to astound all with their ability to not only capture a certain emotional intensity in their work, but also their willingness to explore new territory. In a scene that is saturated with predictable name-your-genre output, SÓLSTAFIR remain as a truly unique outlier among the throng. Their M.O is deep. The more you listen, the more layers you discover. The Post-Rock/Metal tag hardly scratches the surface, really.
To help you understand just a little more about what make this band tick, we have been lucky enough to grab some time with drummer Hallgrímur Jón Hallgrímsson – “Grimsi” to talk about their upcoming seventh album Endless Twilight of Codependent Love, released on Season of Mist, November 6th. So without further adieu…Ding….Ding!