Icelandic metallers to headline in Wolverton

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Icelandic metallers, Sólstafir, headline The Craufurd Arms next week.

The band is on the road touring in support of their latest album, Ótta, which was released last year.

Sólstafir combine metal with soaring melodies and psychedelic moments with a strong undercurrent of classic and hard rock. Ótta is the band’s fifth album, which follows 2011’s Svartir Sandar.

The band features guitarist and singer Aðalbjörn Tryggvason, drummer Guðmundur Óli Pálmason, bassist and guitarist Sæþór Maríus Sæþórsson.

The song titles of Ótta form a concept based on an old Icelandic system of time-eeping similar to the monastic hours called Eykt.

The 24-hour day was divided into eight parts of three hours each. The album starts at midnight, the beginning of Lágnætti, continues through each Eyktir of the day and ends with Náttmál from 9pm until midnight.

Sólstafir headline the Wolverton venue on Thursday, January 22. Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets cost £12.50