Sign (band)

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Sign
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Background information
Also known as Halim
Origin Hafnarfjörður, Iceland
Genres Hard rock, alternative rock
Years active 2000–present
Labels R&R Music
Associated acts Skid Row Wednesday 13 The Wildhearts Aiden Pain of Salvation
Members Ragnar Zolberg
Arnar Grétarsson
Hálfdán Árnason
Ragnar Ólafsson
Heimir Hjartarson
Aggi Friðbertsson
Hrafnkell Örn
Leo Margarit
Past members Egill Örn Rafnsson
Sigurður Ágúst
Hörður Stefánsson
Baldvin Freyr
Silli Geirdal
Jon Skäre

Sign is an Icelandic rock band that was formed in 2000, as Halim,[1] to compete in the Icelandic version of the Battle of the bands called Musiktilraunir. The band 's frontman and founding member Ragnar Zolberg is also a solo artist and a guitar player in the Swedish band Pain of Salvation. [2] Sign has toured with bands such as Wednesday 13, The Wildhearts, Aiden, The Answer, Skid Row and played a show with Alice Cooper in Iceland. In August 2007 Sign played their first headline tour of the UK.

On 10 June 2008, Sign opened for Whitesnake in Reykjavik, Iceland. On 14 June 2008, Sign were the first band to play on the mainstage at Download Festival, Donington Park.

Sign recorded a cover of Iron Maiden's "Run to the Hills" on the tribute album Maiden Heaven: A Tribute to Iron Maiden released by Kerrang! magazine.[3]

In 2013 Sign released their fifth album called "Hermd",[4] the album is currently only available in Iceland. The album was co-produced by Sign, Daniel Bergstrand and Sorg&Umbreit and recorded at Dugout Studio in Uppsala, Sweden and Principal studios, Germany.

Personnel[edit]

Members[edit]

Current members
  • Ragnar Zolberg - vocals, guitars (2000–present)
  • Arnar Grétarsson - guitars (2004–present)
  • Heimir Hjartarson - bass (2007–present)
  • Hálfdán Árnason - bass (2012–present)
  • Aggi Friðbertsson - guitar, keyboards (2008–present)
  • Ragnar Ólafsson - keyboards, vocals (2013–present)
  • Hrafnkell Örn - drums (2013–present)
  • Leo Margarit - drums (2013–present)
Former members
  • Egill Örn Rafnsson - drums (2000–2009)
  • Sigurður Ágúst - bass (2000–2003)
  • Hörður Stefánsson - guitars (2000–2001)
  • Baldvin Freyr (Baddi) - guitars (2001–2004)
  • Silli Geirdal - bass (2004–2007)
  • Jon Skäre - drums (2009–2012)

Lineups[edit]

2000-2001 2001-2003 2003-2004 2004-2007
  • Ragnar Sólberg Rafnsson - vocals, guitars
  • Sigurður Ágúst - bass
  • Egill Örn Rafnsson - drums
  • Hörður Stefánsson - guitars
  • Ragnar Sólberg Rafnsson - vocals, guitars
  • Sigurður Ágúst - bass
  • Egill Örn Rafnsson - drums
  • Baldvin Freyr - guitars
  • Ragnar Sólberg Rafnsson - vocals, guitars
  • Egill Örn Rafnsson - drums
  • Baldvin Freyr - guitars
  • Ragnar Sólberg Rafnsson - vocals, guitars
  • Egill Örn Rafnsson - drums
  • Silli Geirdal - bass
  • Arnar Grétarsson - guitars
2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2012 2013–present
  • Ragnar Sólberg Rafnsson - vocals, guitars
  • Egill Örn Rafnsson - drums
  • Arnar Grétarsson - guitars
  • Heimir Hjartarson - bass
  • Ragnar Sólberg Rafnsson - vocals, guitars
  • Egill Örn Rafnsson - drums
  • Arnar Grétarsson - guitars
  • Heimir Hjartarson - bass
  • Aggi Friðbertsson - guitar, keyboards
  • Ragnar Sólberg Rafnsson - vocals, guitars
  • Arnar Grétarsson - guitars
  • Heimir Hjartarson - bass
  • Aggi Friðbertsson - guitar, keyboards
  • Jon Skäre - drums
  • Ragnar Sólberg Rafnsson - vocals, guitars
  • Arnar Grétarsson - guitars
  • Aggi Friðbertsson - guitar, keyboards
  • Ragnar Ólafsson - keyboards, vocals
  • Hrafkell Örn - drums
  • Leo Margarit - drums
  • Heimir Hjartarson - bass
  • Hálfdán Árnason - bass

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EP[edit]

  • Sign EP (2004)
  • Out from the Dirt EP (2012)

Singles[edit]

  • "So Pretty" Single (2006)

Sampler[edit]

Tours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sign biography". Ragnar Zolberg. Retrieved 2016-04-13. 
  2. ^ "Ragnar Zolberg on guitar". P A I N O F S A L V A T I O N d o t c o m. Retrieved 2016-04-13. 
  3. ^ Kerrang! Maiden Heaven Track Listing Revealed!
  4. ^ "Albums, Anger and a duet with Lay Low! It's Sign's Ragnar Zolberg". IMX - Iceland Music Export. Retrieved 2016-04-13. 

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