BASTARÐUR, the crust punk project of SÓLSTAFIR singer/guitarist Aðalbjörn “Addi” Tryggvason and Birgir Jónsson, is now releasing the third single off their new album.
The band will be releasing its debut album, “Satan’s Loss of Son” on October 29, 2021. Pre-orders are available now in the Season of Mist shop HERE.
Singer/guitarist Aðalbjörn Tryggvason has always worn his vast musical influences on his sleeve. Be it an ENTOMBED sticker emblazoned on his guitar, queueing up Ennio Morricone before a set, or paying homage to Lemmy Kilmister with his cowboy sensibilities, it’s no secret that his love for music cannot be contained to any one genre. Now, Tryggvason is taking his adoration for crust punk to an exciting new level with his latest project, BASTARÐUR, which channels influences such as NAPALM DEATH, TERRORIZER, MOTÖRHEAD, and DISFEAR.
The band was born during personal turmoil, a prime example of turning a negative situation into a positive opportunity.
Living with my parents after a relationship breaks up and being unemployed, I set up a small studio in my dad’s garage, and after a few months there was an album of material. Me and my good mate Birgir Jónsson, most known for his work with Icelandic metal act DIMMA, had for years talked about making music together, and this seemed a perfect time, so we got ourselves into a studio with former SÓLSTAFIR live sound guy Jóhann and recorded the album in a few days.explains Tryggvason
BASTARÐUR’s debut also takes a cue from Tryggvason’s distant musical past and rudimentary beginnings. “I used to be in a punk band called BÖLVUN, where I played drums,” he explains. “’Afturhalds Kommatittir’ is from that band, so we got Ingi Thor Pálsson and Flosi Þorgeirsson to play on that song. Flosi also does a bass solo on ‘Viral Tumor.’”
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