Sólstafir由吉他手/歌手AðalbjörnTryggvason，贝斯手HalldórEinarsson和鼓手GuðmundurÓliPálmason于1995年成立。该乐队的名称为太阳光束（冰岛字曙暮辉）。他们很快录制了演示ÍNorðri和Til Valhallar。 Halldór随后离开了乐队，Aðalbjörn和Guðmundur在1997年录制了一张促销录音带作为二重奏。
在此期间，Svavar Austmann加入了新的贝斯手乐队，并开始录制他们的首张全长专辑ÍBlóðiog Anda。由于各种录制延迟和标签纠纷，该专辑直到2002年才发行。专辑完成后不久，第二吉他手SæþórMaríusSæþórsson加入了乐队，并在2002年的试听《Black Death》中首次亮相。乐队开始演奏活在冰岛于2002年。
在购物了三轨新曲演示之后，索尔斯塔菲尔于2005年与Spinefarm Records签约。他们的第二张专辑Masterpiece of Bitterness于当年晚些时候由Spinefarm发行。这张专辑受到了好评，Metal Storm指出“非金属元素与金属元素的完美结合，使其成为任何想要打破预定类型的东西的Metalhead的必备专辑。”
Sólstafir的第四张全长专辑Svartir Sandar于2011年由Mist发行。该专辑是该乐队的第一张排行榜，排名第一。冰岛排名第7位，11在芬兰。歌曲“ Fjara ”也进入了单个排行榜，但没有达到排行榜。1在冰岛。2013年，“ Fjara”保持了冰岛20年的前100首歌曲。这张专辑标志着索尔斯塔菲尔从黑金属撤退，并朝着冰岛人西格·罗斯（SigurRós）练习的那种实验性大气前进。
2015年1月，乐队宣布长期鼓手GuðmundurÓliPálmason因“个人原因”离开乐队。Guðmundur立即通过乐队的Twitter帐户回复，并解释说他已经“被前乐队的同僚阻挠” ，并被AðalbjörnTryggvason赶出了乐队。 Guðmundur被HallgrímurJónHallgrímsson取代。 在离开乐队Guðmundur后，他成立了金属乐队Katla。
Sólstafir is an Icelandic post-metal band formed in 1995 and currently signed to Season of Mist. Originally a black metal band, they transitioned to a post-rock-influenced style on their second album Masterpiece of Bitterness.
Sólstafir was formed in 1995 by guitarist/singer Aðalbjörn Tryggvason, bassist Halldór Einarsson, and drummer Guðmundur Óli Pálmason. The band’s name is the Icelandic word for sun beams (crepuscular rays). They soon recorded the demos Í Norðri and Til Valhallar. Halldór then left the band, and Aðalbjörn and Guðmundur recorded a promo tape as a duo in 1997.
During this period, Svavar Austmann joined as the new bassist and the band began recording their debut full-length album, Í Blóði og Anda. The album was not released until 2002 due to various recording delays and label disputes. Shortly after that album was completed, second guitarist Sæþór Maríus Sæþórsson joined the band and made his debut on the 2002 demo Black Death. The band began playing live in Iceland in 2002.
After shopping around a three-track demo of new songs, Sólstafir signed with Spinefarm Records in 2005. Their second album Masterpiece of Bitterness was released by Spinefarm later that year. The album received positive reviews, with Metal Storm stating “the perfect mix of non-Metal elements with metal ones makes it a necessary album for any Metalhead looking for something that breaks the mold of pre-established genres.”
Their third album Köld was recorded in Sweden and released in 2009. Reviewers compared the band’s sound to Enslaved and Neurosis, among others, while noting their unique post-black metal sound. The album was also noted for its addition of atmospheric passages. Sólstafir began to tour Europe regularly in 2010 and made their first of many open-air appearances at the Roskilde Festival that year.
Sólstafir’s fourth full-length album, Svartir Sandar, was released by Season of Mist in 2011. This album was the band’s first chart placement, reaching no. 7 in Iceland and no. 11 in Finland. The song “Fjara ” also entered the single charts and reached no. 1 in Iceland. In 2013, “Fjara” remained in Iceland’s top 100 songs of 20 years. This album signaled Sólstafir’s retreat from black metal and move toward experimental atmospherics of the type practiced by fellow Icelanders Sigur Rós.
Their fifth album Ótta was released by Season of Mist in 2014, and was noted for its additional experimental elements like strings and piano. Three official music videos were released and the band performed Iceland’s national television channel, RÚV’s Stúdio Á.
In January 2015, the band announced that longtime drummer Guðmundur Óli Pálmason had left the band for “personal reasons”. Guðmundur replied immediately via the band’s Twitter account, explaining that he’d been “stonewalled by ex-bandmates” and forced out of the band by Aðalbjörn Tryggvason. Guðmundur was replaced by Hallgrímur Jón Hallgrímsson. After his departure from the band Guðmundur formed post metal band Katla.
Sólstafir released their sixth full-length album, Berdreyminn, in May 2017 on Season of Mist. Upon its release Berdreyminn entered international charts, mostly top 50, across Europe.
2002 – I Blodi og Anda (2CD) (Reissue 2013)
2005 – Masterpiece Of Bitterness
2009 – Kold
2011 – Svartir Sandar (2CD)
2014 – Otta (Limited Edition 2CD)
2017 – Berdreyminn
2020 – Endless Twilight of Codependent Love