With the 4th album ''Svartir Sandar'' SOLSTAFIR from Iceland in 2011 put a double Icelandic Heathen Metal bomb on the gift table. As expected, all 12 track in the nearly 90 minutes show the quartet from another, yet unmistakable side. Standstill, uniformity or the fulfillment of expectations just simply don´t fit the Icelanders.SOLSTAFIR have thus finally evolved from an obscure Black Metal band from Reykjavik, to a musically mindboggling and unique mixture of Dark Metal, psychedelic passions & an eerily rocking groove. ''Svartir Sandar'' is on the whole an unusual, special experience for the slightly different taste, in the twilight of Pagan, Post Rock, Prog, Psychedelic & Metal. The quartet?s burgeoning creativity has been bubbling up like a hot geyser unleashing their breathtaking double album ''Svartir Sandar'', which takes the metamorphosis of these individualists close to perfection. This eagerly awaited masterpiece comes with a red hot passion like glowing magma and emotionality as stormy as the Northern Atlantic. Ride this volcano with Iceland?s gnarled, twisted cowboys of Rock & Metal!