The seed of Kontinuum started way back in 2001 when Birgir teamed up with former Potentiam drummer Kristjan Heidarsson to record an EP called Burned and Battered under the band name Pornea. This was an experimental metal project mixing doom with punk and dark atmospheric metal.
Nothing happened for many years while Birgir continued working in Potentiam and Kristjan in Changer and Dark Harvest. After the standard musical frustration, self doubt, and in absence of his main band Birgir began working on Kontinuum with more focus. It was 2010 Kontinuum was born with the aim to make hypnotic and spiritual musical noise. “I wanted to make music I liked, honest music with less constraints and room for various genre influences but without leaving my musical roots, one that could surprise, tell me something and take me somewhere. It was and is a spiritual process.” Pre-productions of the first album “Earth Blood Magic” was sent to a few labels and got an immediate positive feedback. In 2011 Kontinuum entered the Sundlaugin studio in Iceland to begin recording of the first full length album. The band now has a full line-up with Ingi Thor Palsson on guitar formerly of icelandic hardcore legends I Adapt and Engilbert Hauksson also of Potentiam on bass. Kontinuum inked a deal with Candlelight Records in 2012.
For Fans Of: Solstafir, Cult Of Luna , Katatonia
Kontinuum had this to say about the signing
“We are honoured and excited about joining the impressive family of artists at Candlelight. We see our music as being diverse and perhaps not always predictable, that is why it was important to us to team up with a label that understood the source of the vision we express. We look forward to the release of our debut “Earth Blood Magic” on the world and our future cooperation with Candlelight.”
Hear a brand new track here http://soundcloud.com/candlelight-records/kontinuum-moonshine