Iceland

Skálmöld

From the Realms of the Far North, an Army of six Icelanders rushes towards Battle! Skálmöld was founded in August 2009 and has since then become the biggest metal act in Iceland. The band’s Debut album, “Baldur” was released late 2010 and was immediately a huge success, both with the metal scene and the more…

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Sign

When Sign’s front man Ragnar Zolberg was 6 years old he walked into a Guitar school in Iceland with a guitar case in his hand, dragging it on the floor because of his short height, dressed in ripped jeans and a leather jacket he asked for guitar lessons, something that would play a huge roll…

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Zhrine

ZHRINE rose from the fertile extreme metal breeding grounds of Kópavogur, Iceland in 2008, and soon began turning heads and snapping necks in the domestic scene with their brutal death metal style. Through years of aural refinement of their more brutal tendencies into a crushing, yet ethereal, soundscape of oppressive blackened death, ZHRINE soon outgrew…

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Severed

Severed has become quite the popular act in the local metal scene in iceland and are known for their intense live shows and ability to play their music while heavily intoxicated. The band has opened for several bands that have visited Iceland including Amon Amarth, Municipal Waste, Rotting Christ, Finntroll, Mercenary, Contradiction, Burnt by the…

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Saktmóðigur

Saktmóðigur is a Reykjavík based rock band formed in 1991. Saktmóðigur´s first publication was the tape cassette Legill in 1992, followed by two 10″ vinyl EPs in 1993 and 1996. The band has released three full length CDs, Ég á mér líf (1995), Plata (1998) and Guð hann myndi gráta (2011). In 2013 the band…

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Reykjavíkurdætur

Reykjavíkurdætur is a women’s rap collective based in Reykjavík, Iceland. These 16 fem cees are known for their daring lyrics that discuss, for instance, politics, feminism and sexual abuse. The collective resembles a “clan” where songs are performed by solo artists, duos and trios, as well as performing altogether. This makes it so that Reykjavíkurdætur’s…

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Retro Stefson

Who could have guessed that the best cocktail of European, South-American, African and North-American music would come out of an island in the North-Atlantic? Meet Retro Stefson, a young bunch of musicians that started out as a project in middle school and is know widely recognized as the tightest, most fun, best looking and –…

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Ophidian I

Since 2010, the Icelandic technical death metal ensemble Ophidian I have cut a swathe through the Icelandic metal scene. Fusing together a myriad of influences such as Necrophagist, Obscura and the Faceless, Ophidian I has crafted an intricate yet ferocious breed of death metal, combining sophisticated songwriting with lyrical themes such as eschatology and the…

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Oni

ONI is a quartet that was formed in an isolated fjord in east Iceland otherwise known as Neskaupstaður in the year of 2010. The band plays music that people would consider to be more towards the stoner rock or sludge metal genre, but they do not label themselves as any particular genre other than rock.…

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