My Jóla EP is ready, it won’t be on spotify for a week or so but if anyone’s impatient they can head over to my bandcamp site and listen to it there or buy for 4 dollars (with info on the tracks and lyrics).
Edited: ROG II will hit mostsome streaming services on Friday the 13th of November (including apple music)
Pre-sale for physical handmade CD will start the same day.
The album is an acoustic one just like the original ROG, but while the first one had both original songs as well as stripped down acoustic versions of already existing songs, ROG II is strictly original material.
I was meaning to do the same thing as on the first one but I just couldn’t stop writing new songs. What happened was, I hit a very deep anxiety period where I was just a mess, on the weekends I’d go into my studio with a bottle of wine and just start recording what I was feeling. Sometimes recording 2-3 songs per night, then I didn’t listen to them until I had them all done. The very next day my anxiety was completely gone so this served me as a very good therapy, digging as deep into my darkest corners as I could and just stare the problems straight in the eye. As I heard somewhere: The only way to eliminate darkness is by shining light on it and seeing it for what it really is.
Needless to say, the album is veeeery gloomy and heavy, by far my most melancholic one yet, but I sincerely hope that it might do for others what it did for me.
a pre-sale for the CD is up and running, the batch consists of handmade and numbered CD’s, 44 in total.
The song 220 is written about my time as a teenager living in Hafnarfjörður, Iceland. 220 being the postal code of my old neighbourhood. The song is all sung in Icelandic and is influenced by hope for a better future.
The CD’s will be shipped in the next week as I am still working on the packaging, anyone who still has an undelivered shipment can expect their orders to be shipped next week as well! Sorry for the wait…
Sonr Ravns was written, performed and produced by yours truly. Additional creative inputs from Arnar G (guitarist of Sign) Mixed and overall made better by Daniel Bergstrand at Dugout Productions and mastered by Lawrence Mackrory at Obey Mastering.
The name Sonr Ravns means Son of Raven which comes from my surname “Rafnsson” as my fathers name was Rafn (meaning Raven….pheeeew)
1. Sonr Ravns
3. Rise Above
4. Mountain Top
5. Edge of the World
6. Volcanic Fields
7. Dark Allure
9. My Symbol Sól
Here is a brand new video for the song Closure which is the third single off my upcoming album Sonr Ravns.
The video was directed, shot and edited by my good friend Ólafur Kiljan with some serious creative input from Arnar Grétarsson (Sign).
I am so thrilled to be sharing this song and video, hope you like it!
While I have been working on artwork and some logistic stuff for my upcoming album Sonr Ravns I accidentally recorded a collection of acoustic songs, some new and some old ones.
I put them together into an album called “ROG”. At the moment it is only available in physical format and it comes in handmade packaging, painted by yours truly.
When or if this album will be available digitally is yet to be determined but for now it is available (in more than 22 copies) at my store.