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Misþyrming at the Party.San Metal Open Air 2017
Background information
OriginReykjavík, Iceland
GenresBlack metal
Years active2013–present
LabelsTerratur Possessions
Associated acts
Helgi Rafn Hróðmarsson
Gústaf Evensen
Tómas Ísdal
D.G., Party.San 2017

Misþyrming are a black metal band from Reykjavík, Iceland. The band formed in June 2013 and are currently signed to the Norwegian record label Terratur Possessions. They released their debut studio album Söngvar elds og óreiðu on 7 February 2015 to widespread critical acclaim. The band have since toured Europe and the United States, performed at Eistnaflug, and were named an 'artist in residence' at the famous Roadburn Festival in 2016.[1] They were featured in a long piece by The Reykjavík Grapevine about Iceland's black metal scene alongside Svartidauði, Wormlust, and others.


The band was formed as a solo project when founding member D.G. was still in upper secondary school, at which time he was already running the Vánagandr record label with fellow band-member Tómas Ísdal.[2] He eventually deferred his graduation date in favour of touring with the band, passing his final exams after being tutored by band-mate Helgi.[3]

Their debut studio album 'Söngvar elds og óreiðu' was released on 7 February 2015 to positive reviews from critics, being named one of the best metal albums of 2015 by Stereogum, and was featured by Noisey, The Reykjavik Grapevine, and other outlets.[2][3][4]

Later that year the band performed in Brussels, Belgium at the Nidrosian Black Mass V festival.[2]

The band were one of three artists in residence at the famous Roadburn Festival in 2016.[5][6] In a review of the band's show on April 14 for Invisible Oranges, described the band's performance as "incredible", writing that "These new songs were a swirl of near dissonance, levied by “blink and you’ll miss it” melodies that grounded the listener just long enough to kick the floor out from under them again. It was more head spinning than head banging."[7] Later that year, Metal Hammer named them one of the 10 best Icelandic black metal bands.[8]

On January 10, 2017 the band released a split 10" EP with fellow Icelandic band Sinmara, each band contributing one song. The EP was released through Terratur Possessions.[9]


  • Söngvar elds og óreiðu (2015)
  • Ivory Stone / Hof (2017, split with Sinmara)

Band members[edit]

  • D. G. - guitar, bass, vocals (2013-present)
  • H. R. H. (Helgi Rafn Hróðmarsson) - drums (2013-present)
  • G. E. (Gústaf Evensen) - bass (2014–present)
  • T. Í. (Tómas Ísdal) - guitar (2014–present)


  1. ^ "Misþyrming Is Roadburn Festival's 2016 Artist In Residence - The Reykjavik Grapevine". 2015-10-01. Retrieved 2016-07-19.
  2. ^ a b c "Misþyrming's New Album Proves that the Best Black Metal in the World Right Now Comes from Iceland | NOISEY". Retrieved 2016-07-19.
  3. ^ a b "Söngvar elds og óreiðu - The Reykjavik Grapevine". 2015-04-29. Retrieved 2016-07-19.
  4. ^ "The 50 Best Metal Albums Of 2015 - Stereogum - Page 3". 2015-12-10. Retrieved 2016-07-19.
  5. ^ "Introducing Roadburn's 2016 Artist in Residence: Misþyrming | NOISEY". Retrieved 2016-07-19.
  6. ^ "MISÞYRMING live at Roadburn 2016 - Metal Injection". Retrieved 2016-07-19.
  7. ^ "Live Review: Roadburn 2016, Day 1". Invisible Oranges - The Metal Blog. Retrieved 2016-07-19.
  8. ^ "The Top 10 Metal Bands From Iceland". Metal Hammer. 2016-08-29. Retrieved 2017-02-05.
  9. ^ "IMHA TARIKAT 12"MLP + SINMARA/MISTHYRMING 10"MLP VINYL OUT NOW!!!!! | Terratur Possessions". terraturpossessions.com. Retrieved 2017-02-05.

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