From Iceland — Happening Tonight: Kontinuum & Muck

Happening Tonight: Kontinuum & Muck

Published June 12, 2015

Happening Tonight: Kontinuum & Muck
Gabríel Benjamin
Photo by
Hörður Sveinsson

Kontinuum have been noted to possess that special something that unites both the kvlt metal elitists and pre-pubescent Dimma fanboys in celebration. Their atmospheric rock has all the heaviness of death metal, with the melancholy of art rock, and the energy of punk. They’re explosive, withdrawn and aggressive, yet have a measured step. They are joined by hardcore band Muck, our last issue’s cover stars, who have serious accolades of their own. Riding off of the success of their latest album, ‘Your Joyous Future’, their live shows are second to none. They play very fast, yet very tight, and their dynamic sound is made all the more impressive by their mind-bogglingly complicated time signatures. Don’t miss this show.

Gaukurinn at 22:00.

Tickets are 1,000 ISK and can be bought here. RSVP on Facebook here.
Check out the full listing here.

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Karl takes a bite out of his hot dog and laughs at Indriði for bringing vegetables to a barbeque. Loftur frets over there not being enough sauces and procures a beer from somewhere, while Ási and I work out the correct exchange rate between my hot dogs and his hamburgers. It’s a relaxed autumn afternoon in Hljómskálagarður park, and I’m sitting with the four members of Muck, a hardcore punk band I have ardently followed for the past two years.

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When interviewing Muck and Pink Street Boys, we kept thinking, “It would be really interesting to hear the other band’s thoughts on this.” So, rather than engage in lengthy back-and-forths, we invited drummers Ási Þórðarson and Einar Björn Þórarinsson to just hash it out over a pack of beers.

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