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Hellvar was formed in Berlin in 2004 when Elvar (Dys, Heiðingjarnir) and Heiða (Unun, Dys, Heiðingjarnir) decided to participate in the electro-schene there. The two of them played with a drum-machine, and in this format they wrote songs for their first album, „Bat out of Hellvar“, released in 2007. Back in Iceland Hellvar evolved from the electro-punk-duo to a full-blown five-piece rockband. In 2011 they put out „Stop that Noise“, an album that spread the word and their music to a much broader group of listeners. Read more on Last.fm

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Live & Photos: Eistnaflug Festival @ Neskaupstaður, Iceland – 12-14 July 2012

August 6th, 2012

You probably reckon you know about all the best metal festivals but you’ve almost certainly never heard of Eistnaflug. No, that wasn’t a sneeze. Vasilis Panagiotopoulos travelled to the east of Iceland to witness the eighth installment of this awesome festival.

Beneath @ Eistnaflug 2012 c/o Vasilis Panagiotopoulos

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Neskaupstaður is a small town built on the fringes of an isolated fjord that lies 700km from Reykjavík. Steep mountains, endless green valleys, persistent fog and inhospitable seashores complete the imposing Icelandic scenery. The 24-hour daylight adds to the location’s mesmerising wilderness. Such an unconventional and extreme destination is home to a fittingly extreme event: Eistnaflug – Iceland’s prime heavy rock and metal festival.

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