GlerAkur to take Roadburn 2019 by way of multiplying their contemplative dreamlike-atmospheres

Founded by Icelandic composer and sound designer Elvar Geir Sævarsson in order to perform his contemplative yet titanic score for “Fjalla-Eyvindur & Halla” – a production by The National Theater – GlerAkur (Icelandic for Glass Field) is currently one of the most important cornerstones of the country’s thriving music scene.

GlerAkur’s debut album, The Mountains Are Beautiful Now – the soundtrack to the aforementioned play – is very impressive, and won Iceland’s prestigious Kraumur Award in 2017. Though the band’s cinematic take on Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Swans really comes to life over a full set, as we experienced at last year’s Eistnaflug. With two drummers, and four guitarists, GlerAkur multiplied their hypnotic waves of dreamlike-atmospheres and harmonic feedback into such an overwhelming and mesmerising performance that we simply had to invite them for the 2019 festival.

Please do yourself a huge favour, and experience first hand why GlerAkur’s thunderous and skyscraping sound is such a perfect fit for Roadburn on Saturday, April 13. Don’t be surprised when the band ranks among the most talked-about performances of this year’s festival – we went straight to their dressing room to talk to them immediately after their massive Eistnaflug performance for a good reason!

Date: April 13

Time: 19.50-20.50

Stage: Koepelhal