KEELRIDER RELEASE VIDEO FOR “SUN”
Iceland’s KEELRIDER have just released a video for their single “Sun” via The Sludgelord. The track was previously released as a single in December.
Watch the video here: http://thesludgelord.blogspot.com/2020/01/video-premiere-icelandic-stoner-rockers.html
Infusing a driving stoner metal sound with vestiges of Stone Temple Pilots and Soundgarden, Keelrider’s new single “Sun” provides an intriguing look at what’s on the way from this Icelandic band. Following the success of their debut album North, Keelrider has retooled its lineup and offers “Sun” as a preview to their upcoming sophomore LP.
Years of turmoil separate the wheat from the chaff. Such is the case with Iceland’s Keelrider, who since 2015 have been crafting a stoner metal sound that draws from a broad set of influences. Tastefully fusing everything from southern rock to prog by way of grunge, they place an emphasis on strong melodies and odd time signatures. Rather than adhering to the staid tropes of their scene, Keelrider pushes forward with their distinct take on heavy, guitar-driven music.
Things started picking up for Keelrider in 2018 when they released their debut album North and played their first shows to support it. This led to an invitation onto Iceland’s national radio station (Rás 2) to discuss their music. Later that year they won the Unsigned Showcase Showdown on the world renowned “All Things Metal Podcast.” From there the success only snowballed as North was rated the 4th best heavy release on Iceland’s only heavy metal radio show, and received coverage from metal music publications worldwide.
With a recharged group of guys ready to take on the world, Keelrider seeks nothing less than to make a lasting impact on the Icelandic heavy music scene. As new music gets written and recorded, there promises to be all manner of growth for the band. With every gear finally in motion, Keelrider promises to be an unstoppable juggernaut. The band is a force to be reckoned with in the Icelandic scene and is ready to make their mark on the worldwide stoner metal scene.
- Vocals: Björn Birnir
- Rhythm Guitar: Benedikt Sveinbjörnsson
- Lead Guitar: Stefán Pétur Bachmann Bjarnason
- Bass: Egill Fabien Posocco
- Drums: Pétur Pétursson