Orri Páll Dýrason

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Orri Páll Dýrason
Orri in 2006
Orri in 2006
Background information
Birth nameOrri Páll Dýrason
Born (1977-07-04) 4 July 1977 (age 46)
  • Drums
  • keyboards
Years active1999–2018
Formerly ofSigur Rós

Orri Páll Dýrason (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈɔrːɪ ˈpʰautl ˈtiːrasɔn]; born on 4 July 1977) is an Icelandic musician.

From 1999 till 2018 he was the drummer for the band Sigur Rós, which he joined in 1999, shortly after the recording of the studio album Ágætis byrjun, when the previous drummer, Ágúst Ævar Gunnarsson, left the band.[1][2]

Orri has recorded five studio albums with Sigur Rós: ( ) (2002), Takk... (2005), Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust (2008), Valtari (2012), and Kveikur (2013). He also contributed to Hvarf/Heim (2007), where "Hvarf" contains studio recordings of previously unreleased songs.

Personal life[edit]

Orri's father is the former footballer Dýri Guðmundsson, who made five appearances for the Icelandic national team.[3]

Orri has a daughter, Vaka, for whom the first track from the ( ) album is named.[4] and two sons, Dýri Angantýr (born January 2010),[5] and Jón Stormur (born November 2012). He's also the stepfather to his fiancé's daughter, Kría (born July 2008).

He is married to María Lilja Þrastardóttir, a journalist and a feminist activist from Iceland.[6] They are currently living in London.

In September 2018, he was accused of sexual assault by a fan on Instagram.[7][8] Orri published a post on Facebook where he claims his innocence but "in light of the scale of this matter" he chose to step down from the band whilst attempting to clear his name.[9][10]


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  2. ^ "eighteen seconds before sunrise - sigur rós news » 2005» August» 17". sigur-ros.co.uk. Archived from the original on 27 February 2009. Retrieved 10 January 2009.
  3. ^ Ed Aarons (26 June 2016). "Sigur Ros's Georg Holm on Iceland at Euro 2016: 'It's kind of beautiful to watch'". The Guardian.
  4. ^ "sigur rós - lyrics". sigur-ros.co.uk. Retrieved 10 January 2009.
  5. ^ "eighteen seconds before sunrise - sigur rós news » 2010 » January » 29". sigur-ros.co.uk. 29 January 2010. Archived from the original on 10 September 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2010.
  6. ^ "María Lilja og Orri trúlofuð" (in Icelandic). visir.is. 8 December 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Sigur Ros Drummer Orri Páll Dýrason Accused of Sexual Assault". Paste Magazine. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Sigur Rós Drummer Orri Páll Dýrason Accused of Sexual Assault". Exclaim!. Retrieved 28 September 2018.
  9. ^ "Sigur Rós Drummer Accused of Sexual Assault, Leaves Band". Pitchfork. October 2018.
  10. ^ Beaumont-Thomas, Ben (2 October 2018). "Sigur Rós drummer quits band following rape allegations". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 October 2018.