Ensimi

“Kafbátamúsik” by Ensími

“Kafbátamúsik” (1998)  by Ensími

The band Ensími was formed in 1996 by singer and guitarist Hrafn Thoroddsen and drummer Jón Örn Arnarson. Both were members of the famous rock band Jet …

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Let’s go Bigital

ROK had the honour to catch up with singer/guitarist/producer Biggi (í Maus).

Please introduce yourself to our international audience.

My name is Birgir Örn Steinarsson. I’ve been a creative artist all my …

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“Drullumall” by Botnleðja

“Drullumall” (1995) by Botnleðja

Rock band Botnleðja was formed in 1994 at Hafnarfjörður. They rehearsed at the garage of the drummer’s grandmother. In 1995 they gained popularity after winning the Músíktilraunir …

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Hljomar

“Hljómar” by Hljómar

Hljómar (1967) by Hljómar

Hljómar (“Chords”, but they used the name Thor’s Hammer for the international market) was a band from Keflavík. Keflavík (“Driftwood Bay”) is a town in the Reykjanes …

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“Von” by Sigur Rós

“Von” (1997) by Sigur Rós

On 28. December 1993 Jón “Jónsi” Þór Birgisson (vocals, guitar), Georg Hólm (bass), Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson (drums) formed the band Sigur Rós in Reykjavík. The name …

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“Mjötviður mær” by Þeyr

Mjötviður mær by Þeyr

“Mjötviður mær” was released on 14. December 1981 on the Eskvímó label (ESQ 2). One year earlier, December 1980, the band released their debut album “Þagað í …

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