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Eistnaflug Festival

Live Review

Venue: Neskaupstaður, Iceland

We check out the prog-friendly acts at Iceland's premier metal fest.

In a tiny fishing village at the edge of the world, surrounded by snow-capped mountains and hugged by a glistening fjord, one of the most unique festivals in the world takes place under the midnight sun. The village, Neskaupstaður, is situated on the east coast of Iceland, and can only be reached via a long, dark tunnel through the mountains – like a portal into another dimension. Though Eistnaflug is Iceland’s premier metal festival, amid the heaviness there is plenty for proggers to relish, so we set out to sample the local prog.

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