Dynfari [IS]

Created in 2010

@Dynfari

dynfariband@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/Dynfari/

http://dynfari.bandcamp.com

Genre
Post-rock / Black metal / Avant-garde

Band Members
Jóhann Örn – vocals, guitars |
Jón Emil – percussion |
Hjálmar – bass |
Bragi – guitar

Record Label
Code666 Records (part of Aural Music)

About
Official page of Icelandic band & sonic hypnosis outlet Dynfari

Biography
Dynfari plays heavily atmospheric and black metal influenced music.
Since its formation as a duo in 2010 this now fully formed Icelandic band has made four albums.
Armed with candlelight and incense, the band’s hypnotizing live performances elevate all senses into another world.
Dynfari’s lyrical themes deal with the philosophy of life, death, the universe, loss, hope and sorrow.

Current Location
Iceland

Press contact
dynfariband@gmail.com

▬Next performances

2017
10.06 @ Gaukurinn, Reykjavík (IS) [“The Four Doors of the Mind” release concert]
07.07 @ Eistnaflug festival, Neskaupstaður (IS)

▬Releases

♫ The Four Doors Of The Mind (2017)
[Code666 Records/Aural Music]
The Four Doors of the Mind is a 48 minute composition about pain.
Alternating between post-rock vibes and black metal atmospheres, the album explores fantasy writer Patrick Rothfuss’ theory
on the mind’s abilities to cope with pain, namely sleep, forgetting, madness and death, by weaving it together with over 100 year old
lamentationson human existence by early 20th century Icelandic existentialist poet Jóhann Sigurjónsson.
The combination of the two writers’ thoughts, seemingly far apart in both time and space, is embodied in the union
of the drive of black metalwith more traditional soundscapes of acoustic guitar, accordion, flute and bouzouki.
https://dynfari.bandcamp.com/album/the-four-doors-of-the-mind

♫ Vegferð tímans (2015)
[Code666 Records/Aural Music]
Directly translated as “Journey of Time”, Dynfari’s third full-length album glimpses into untold history:
the inevitable demise of man as matter once living and breathing, dissolving into nothingness, uniting with the infinite heavens and becoming one with the stars…
https://dynfari.bandcamp.com/album/vegfer-t-mans

♫ Sem Skugginn (2012)
[Code666 Records/Aural Music]
A highly dynamic and diverse concept album touching on the subject of humanity’s decline and human depravity in relation to
the striking contrasts between how humanity is but a brief moment in history compared to the eternity that is the age of the universe.
The diversity is personified with ambient sounds followed by blast beats, fast tempos by slow tempos, loudness by quiet and melancholy by hope…

♫ Dynfari (2011)
[self-released – 50 handnumbered copies]
Following a mourner’s story through misery and hopelessness after discovering his brother’s death in a vast, snow-trodden wasteland – finding his eventual destination
SOLD OUT

▬Past performances
2016
01.10 @ Gaukurinn, Reykjavík (ISL)
29.07 @ Norðanpaunk festival, Laugarbakki (ISL)
07.07 @ Eistnaflug festival, Neskaupstaður (ISL)
May – June [Recording “The Four Doors of the Mind”]

2015
30.10 @ Gaukurinn, Reykjavík (ISL)
25.10 @ Tavern at the A, Pittsfield MA (USA)
24.10 @ Nihil Gallery, Brooklyn NY (USA)
23.10 @ Sudbury Metal Fest, Sudbury ON (CAN)
21.10 @ Esquire Tavern, Moncton NB (CAN)
20.10 @ Halifax Pop Explosion, Halifax NS (CAN)
18.10 @ Le Cercle, Québec QC (CAN)
17.10 @ L’alizé, Montreal QC(CAN)
16.10 @ Hard Luck Bar, Toronto ON (CAN)
15.10 @ Mavericks, Ottawa ON (USA)
14.10 @ The Sanctuary, Detroit MI (USA)
13.10 @ The Summit, Columbus OH (USA)
12.10 @ Riort Room, Kansas City MO (USA)
11.10 @ Quarters, Milwaukee WI (USA)
10.10 @ Live Wire, Chicago IL (USA)
09.10 @ Triple Rock, Milwaukee MN (USA)
08.10 @ Handsome Daughter, Winnipeg MA (CAN)
07.10 @ Dickens Pub, Calgary AB (CAN)
06.10 @ Mercury, Edmonton AB (CAN)
05.10 @ Red Room, Vancouver BC (CAN)
04.10 @ Logan’s Pub, Victoria BC(CAN)
03.10 @ Highline Bar, Seattle (USA)
02.10 @ Tonic Lounge, Portland (USA)
01.10 @ Silver Dollar Club, Elko NV (USA)
30.09 @ Elbo Room, San Francisco CA (USA)
27.09 @ Metro Bar, Salt Lake City UT (USA)
26.09 @ Flux Capacitor, Colorado Springs CO (USA)
25.09 @ 7th Circle, Denver CO (USA)
20.09 @ The Dive Bar, Las Vegas NV (USA)
19.09 @ Malone’s, Santa Ana CA (USA)
18.09 @ The Merrow, San Diego CA (USA)
17.09 @ Club Red, Tempe AZ (USA)
13.09 @ Compound 2, Albuquerque NM (USA)
12.09 @ 1912 Nite-Club, Fort Worth TX (USA)
11.09 @ Lost Well, Austin TX (USA)
10.09 @ The White Swan, Houston TX (USA)
09.09 @ Siberia, New Orleans LO (USA)
08.09 @ The Heaven, Orlando FL (USA)
07.09 @ The Earl, Atlanta GA (USA)
06.09 @ Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte NC (USA)
05.09 @ The Windup, Baltimore MD (USA)
04.09 @ Black Bear Bar, Brooklyn NY (USA)
03.09 @ The Low Beat, Albany NY (USA)
02.09 @ East Club, Boston MA (USA)
16.05 @ Gaukurinn, Reykjavík (ISL) [“Vegferð tímans” release concert]

2014
02.08 @ Norðanpaunk festival, Laugarbakki (ISL)
01.08 @ Íslenski rokkbarinn, Hafnarfjörður (ISL)
26.07 @ Tirish Pub, Banská Bystrica (SK)
25.07 @ Bermudski Trougao, Apatin (SER)
24.07 @ Clash, Subotica (SER)
23.07 @ Bohemian Flow, Sibiu (RO)
22.07 @ Subsol, Brașov (RO)
21.07 @ Red Alert, Ploiești (RO)
20.07 @ La Pirati, Bucharest (RO)
19.07 @ La Tevi, Cluj-Napoca (RO)
18.07 @ Grodzka, Kraków (PL)
17.07 @ Korba, Katowice (PL)
16.07 @ MC Fabrika, České Budějovice (CZ)
08.06 @ Gaukurinn, Reykjavík (ISL)
07.06 @ Íslenski rokkbarinn, Hafnarfjörður (ISL)
09.05 @ Dillon, Reykjavík (ISL)
22.02 @ Dautt andrúmsloft III fest, Reykjavík (ISL)

2013
31.10 @ Iceland Airwaves offvenue, Reykjavík (ISL)
27.09 @ Íslenski rokkbarinn, Hafnarfjörður (ISL)
13.07 @ Eistnaflug festival offvenue, Neskaupstaður (ISL)
12.07 @ Eistnaflug festival offvenue, Neskaupstaður (ISL)
12.04 @ Íslenski rokkbarinn, Hafnarfjörður (ISL)
March – May [Recording “Vegferð tímans”]
16.02 @ Dautt andrúmsloft II fest, Hafnarfjörður (ISL)
15.02 @ Dillon, Reykjavík (ISL)
14.02 @ Ellefan, Reykjavík (ISL)

2012
17.11 @ Gamli Gaukurinn, Reykjavík (ISL) [“Sem skugginn” release concert]
29.06 @ Gamli Gaukurinn, Reykjavík (ISL)
22.06 @ Café Amsterdam, Reykjavík (ISL)
08.06 @ Þýski barinn, Reykjavík (ISL)
18.02 @ Dautt andrúmsloft I fest, Reykjavík (ISL)

2011
October – January [Recording “Sem skugginn”]
07.07 @ Eistnaflug festival offvenue, Neskaupstaður (ISL)
28.05 @ Café Amsterdam, Reykjavík (ISL)
27.05 @ Hellirinn TÞM, Reykjavík (ISL)

Milestones
2017
“The Four Doors of the Mind” released

2015
“Vegferð tímans” released

2012
“Sem Skugginn” released via Aural Music (Code666 Records)

2011
“Dynfari” released in 50 handnumbered copies

2010
Created in 2010