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Silent Rivers

Silent Rivers

Silent Rivers


Silent Rivers is a heavy metal band from Hveragerði, Iceland. History Founded in 2004 by Ari Harðarson (guitar) and Víðir "Mýrmann" Þrastarson, it started out as a soft rock band that was mainly influenced by the band Pink Floyd. They contacted Árni Þráinsson to play bass in the band, since they knew him quite well after having worked with him in a pizzeria plus Ari had played with him in an Iron Maiden cover band. Shortly after the band was founded their drummer quit due to lack of both time and interest. Read more on Last.fm
Silent Rivers is a heavy metal band from Hveragerði, Iceland. History Founded in 2004 by Ari Harðarson (guitar) and Víðir "Mýrmann" Þrastarson, it started out as a soft rock band that was mainly influenced by the band Pink Floyd. They contacted Árni Þráinsson to play bass in the band, since they knew him quite well after having worked with him in a pizzeria plus Ari had played with him in an Iron Maiden cover band. Shortly after the band was founded their drummer quit due to lack of both time and interest. The band then contacted Alexander Lee Guðlaugsson who had played with Árni and Ari in the Iron Maiden cover band, but he was hesitant to accept the offer because he wasn't sure if soft rock was something he wanted to play, but since he knew the guys and had played with them before he decided to check it out. It wasn't long before their music style changed drastically and they now play old school Heavy Metal. The band had serious trouble finding a singer who suited their music and had gone through two singers, until late 2006 when Þorgils Óttar Vilberg Baldursson (known simply as Óttar Baldursson) joined the band. Current events In August of 2008 Silent Rivers parted ways with singer Óttar Vilberg and are actively searching for a replacement. Members * Árni Þráinsson (bass, backing vocals) * Ari Harðarson (guitar) * Víðir "Mýrmann" Þrastarson (guitar) * Alexander Lee Guðlaugsson (drums) Trivia * Although the band rehearses in Hveragerði most of the members live in Reykjavík.

The band as a whole agrees that Hveragerði is the band's home town. * Ari Harðarson's first instrument was an accordion, which he is rumored to play quite well * Víðir "Mýrmann" Þrastarson is also a painter and some of his paintings can be seen on his web page. * One of the bands gigs was raided and stopped by the police because of excessive volume. The band has commented on this saying "If it ain't loud, it ain't metal". * Óttar Baldursson has played the role of Judas in the play Jesus Christ Superstar. * In 1991 Lee, who was then drumming in the Death Metal band Gor, heard that the rock/metal cover band in the next room was playing Holy Smoke by Iron Maiden and felt the drummer was doing a bad job. He immediately rushed into the rehearsal space next door yelling "You're playing it wrong!". He then sat behind the drumkit, told the rest of the band to start playing and showed the drummer how to play the song.

Árni played bass in that band and since that day Árni and Lee have played together in countless bands. They have been best friends since that day and are considered "housecats" by each others parents. * Lee has a great talent for drawing and is considered by many to be the best Warhammer 40,000 miniature painter in Iceland. External Links * Official Webpage * Silent Rivers at My Space Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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