Icelandic wrecking crew UNE MISÈRE’s 2019 is shaping up to be another landmark year having been nominated and performed a memorable live show at Iceland’s annual People’s Choice Awards last month as well as scheduled appearances at both Summer Breeze and Metal Days in the coming months, Today, the band is proud to announce they have been nominated for 2 awards at the Icelandic Music Awards. Similar to the US version of the Grammy’s, the Icelandic Music Awards recognizes the band with nominations for Best Newcomer and Best Rock Song for ‘Wounds.’For the Best Newcomer category, fans are encourages to cast their vote for UNE MISÈRE here: http://www.ruv.is/frett/hver-er-bjartasta-vonin-2019?fbclid=IwAR3tT2jb5GWcZBujMq_UhS7b0JsZt878MMP-BMQIEJofXR9iUYbEHVfI9Mo
UNE MISÈRE’s vocalist Jón Már Ásbjörnsson comments,
“We are humbled surely for these nominations for the Icelandic Music Awards. Both in the category Best Newcomer and Best Rock Song – the recognition of us for what we are and what we do is good. Recordings for our full length album has begun and it is going according to plan. It won’t be long until we can release it for the world to hear. With a huge help from Nuclear Blast, our sermon will be heard all aroundthe world.”
As mentioned earlier, the band is currently recording at Sandlaugin Studios in Iceland. Stay tuned for more information about the upcoming studio album.
Recently the band releases the music video for their song, ‘Damages’. The song was recorded by Leifur Örn Kaldal Eiríksson at Lightweight Studios and was mixed by Sky Van Hoff and mastered by Svante Forsbäck. The video was directed by Amy Haslehurst. Watch the music video for “Damages” here: https://youtu.be/V6gSfs8_iuE
The band commented about the song, “‘Damages‘ is about being at your breaking point. It is about being at the very edge and falling over. ‘Damages‘ is about facing the fact that mental diseases may never be cured; although the person can get better, one may never be fully rid of it. Depression, anxiety, addiction and so forth – they will always be there. The shadows – they will always be there. They will follow you – into the grave.”
UNE MISÈRE formed in April 2016 by a collective of 6 artists who came together to play really heavy music. Each of the members were involved with various hardcore bands until they joined forces to write music inspired by Iceland’s darkest and most bleak aspects. With only a year under their belt, the band took 2017 by storm playing several shows including winning a Wacken Metal Battle in their hometown which later turned into a performance at the re-known festival. It also marked the release of their first mix-tape entitled ,010717, which was also served as the release date. They continued to make waves landing a slot at Iceland’s own Eistnaflug. Throughout the festival they played 3 separate performances, Most notable was when they played at an abandoned pizza parlor where their live performance cemented their name in Iceland’s underground hardcore metal scene. Fast forward to 2018 where the band continue making their rounds, performing their memorable live shows at Roadburn Festival, and Bloodshed Fest as well as a tour in Europe.
UNE MISÈRE are going full steam into 2019 with performances at Summer Breeze, Metal Days as well as several festivals that have yet to be announced..
The explosive collective is ready to show the world how their sound pushes sonic boundaries.
Catch UNE MISÈRE live:
21-27.07.2019 – metal Days / Tolmin / Sl
14-17.08.2019 – Summerbreeze – Dinkelsbuhl / DE
UNE MISÈRE are:
Jón Már Ásbjörnsson – Vocals
Finnbogi Örn Einarsson – Guitar and vocals
Fannar Már Oddsson – Guitar and vocals
Gunnar Ingi Jones – Guitar
Benjamín Bent Árnason – Drums
Þorsteinn Gunnar Friðriksson – Bass