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    One rainy morning

    One rainy day in early 1972 Axel and Ásgeir knocked at Ómars door, suprising him by asking him, a guitar player, if he would join a band with them. playing the Bass. All of them had been playing in different bands and knew about each other. Even though Ómar and Ásgeir are both Óskarsson, they are not related. Just sons of two men with a Christian name Óskar. (For a boy Óskarsson and a girl, Óskarsdottir. A Óskar´s daughter)


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    About Icecross the band

    Copenhagen in the autumn of 1972, the crucible for Icelandic hippies, where the Free State of Kristiania held the promise of a better world where everyone was equal, providing according to available resources, partaking as needed. We celebrated the one year anniversary of Kristiania gathered around a great bonfire and promised to turn the Free State into a model of cooperation, togetherness and solidarity – a sort of primal Christianity.

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  • our studio

    Your Community Center for Recording Six Rooms to choose from

    • Studio A - Tracking

    • Studio B - Tracking, Mixing

    • Studio C - Tracking, Mixing

    • Studio G - Mixing, Overdubs

    • Studio E - Mixing, Editing, overdubs

    • Studio W - Writing, Editing, Overdubs

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  • The Album

    Icecross, the album Icecross, the album

    Icecross

    The album was recorded in Rosenberg Studio Copenhagen 1973 Issued in Iceland only. And just 1000 copies were made.
    Published by Icecross Records.

    Members of the band were three: Axel Einarsson(guitar and vocals), Omar Oskarsson (bass, vocals) and Asgeir Oskarsson (drums, vocals).

    Road manager Ágúst Harðarson (Gústi On picture at the back of the Cover)
    Recording engineer was Tommy Seebach.
    Cover design: Jón Erlings
    Photographs: Júlíus Agnarsson
    Pressed by EMI London
    Printed by Ingólfsprent Reykjavík

    All tracks are self-composed and sung in English:

    Side one: 1. Wandering Around 2. Solution 3. A Sad Man's Story 4. Jesus Freaks
    Side two: 1. 1999 2. Scared 3. Nightmare 4. The End.

    Icecross deliver great heavy and dark hard rock with some searing fuzzed leads that belongs in any respectable hard rock collectors stash! A creeper and a keeper!

    Buy the album
    Icecross - Icecross

    Other Albums

    Ómar - Middle Class Man
    Middle Class Man
    By: Ómar Óskarsson
    Released: 1974
    Axel - Acting lika a fool
    Acting like a fool
    By: Axel Enarsson
    Released: 1976
    Ásgeir - Veröld smá og stór
    Veröld smá og stór
    By: Ásgeir Óskarsson
    Released: 1995
    More info >
    Ásgeir - Áfram
    Áfram
    By: Ásgeir Óskarsson
    Released: 2003
    More info >
    Ásgeir - Sól
    Sól
    By: Ásgeir Óskarsson
    Released: 2005
    More info >
  • Band Members

    Axel Einarsson

    Axel Einarsson

    Axel Einarsson made his only solo album in 1976 Called it Acting Like a Fool.
    He later joined a (Comic band) Called Deildarbúngubræður. (Not for translation).

    They made two records. Saga til næsta bæjar and Enn á jörðinni. He had played with different groups when he moved to USA and started a new Icecross band. As he is a qualified Carpenter he also worked as one during his stay in the States.

    For many years now he has been running a Professional Studio named Stöðin. (The Station). And for some years he has been puplishing CD´s and DVD´s with music for young children.

    Ásgeir Óskarsson

    Ásgeir Óskarsson

    Ásgeir is one of the most respected drummer in Iceland His work is to be found on over 300 albums.
    Also I would say that he would be among the first to be contacted if there is a plan for some Musical Festiva. No matter if it is a Rock- Blues- or a Jass one.

    Still he has found a time for making 3 CD´s of his own music.
    See Ásgeirs albums here. More informations about Ásgeirs albums can also be found on Musik.is, in icelandic.


    Ómar Óskarsson

    Ómar Óskarsson

    Ómar Óskarsson joined different groups after the Icecross period. Later he found out that the Jesus Freaks, they sang about on the record, had something that everyone needs. He turned his live and now and then joined the band in his Church.

    To day he is running his company as an agent for well known material for repairing leaking roofs.

    J Erlings

  • Play the album

    Icecross - The album

    Icecross

    Side one:

    1. Wandering Around - 3:24
    (A.Einarsson) 2. Solution - 5:38
    (B.Ó.Óskarsson) 3. A Sad Man's Story - 2:50
    (B.Ó.Óskarsson) 4. Jesus Freaks - 5:44
    (A.Einarsson)

    Side two:

    1. 1999 - 5:04
    (A.Einarsson) 2. Scared - 3:59
    (B.Ó.Óskarsson) 3. Nightmare - 4:56
    (A.Einarsson) 4. The End - 5:44
    (A.Einarsson)

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Recording Studio Services

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    Mastering

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    Production

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    Additional Musicians

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    Mixing Tracks From Another
    Recording Studio

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  • One rainy morning

    The band

    One rainy day in early 1972 Axel and Ásgeir knocked at Ómars door, suprising him by asking him, a guitar player, if he would join a band with them. playing the Bass. All of them had been playing in different bands and knew about each other. Even though Ómar and Ásgeir are both Óskarsson, they are not related. Just sons of two men with a Christian name Óskar. (For a boy Óskarsson and a girl, Óskarsdottir. A Óskar´s daughter) They told Ómar that the aim was just playing their own music. By that time it vas not likely that one could earn a living if not playing The Beatles or other commercial music. But Ómar vas willing to try. They did practice in some garages to develop or creat a "new" sound. At this time Ámundi Ámundason was one of the agents who arranged a job for many bands.

    One of the first jobs they played was in The Westmann Islands, a little town of five thousand, which was on the World news the next year when a vulcanic Eruption started just outside the town. Later Westmann Islands was again on the news as the new home of the whale Keiko. Ámundi sent a stripper along with that unknown band to be sure that someone would show up. Soon after the band started playing the public started asking for their favorite songs. And when they did not succeed there were growing rumblings of discontent. Suddenly the muscleman of the town (Bjössi á Klöpp) stepped up to the stage with his brother (Goggi), announcing in the microphone that he liked the band, and so should the public. After that the band could keep on playing without interruption. But soon they found out that Iceland was to small to build up a group of fans, so they went to Copenhagen Denmark looking for fame and fortune. The band traveled from Iceland with a Flag Ship "Gullfoss" bringing a car with them. A "Dodge Weapon Cariol". An old military leftover from the US army. From the back of the cover you can see a glimpse of it behind the guys.

    They stayed in Denmark for a year, playing mostly in Kritianía and also at the Revolution club. Playing up to 6 times a week their music got better and better, and they knew that they had to make a record. So they walked one day into the Rosenberg Studio and no other than Tommy Seebach was their Recording Engineer and also played the piano beautifully in Ómars song: A Sad Mans Story.

    Axel and I had joined a band erlier and have been friends ever since. One day I got a phone call from Denmark. Axel was on the phone asking me if I and a freind of ours Sigurður Guðmundsson (Lilli) could do something to help financing the record. My mothers sister vas married to a man that was running a small printing facility, Ingólfsprent in Reykjavík. He printed some tickets for us, and Lilli and I sold some of them as an advanced buying of the coming Record. Later he also printed the album for us. I do not recall being charged for it.

    There where only 1000 copies made. And the boys in the company, the 3 in the band and Lilli and I , ended up with a lot of a hard selling project. We used them as Christmas- and birthday gifts. And still it might be possible to find a copy or two among our families and friends. I recently sold one of my two un-played copies on e-bay. A CD of the original source is in the making, since the one on the market today is a bootleg.

    Thank you for visiting the Home page of Icecross. Jón Erlings.

      
  • About The Band

    The band

    Copenhagen in the autumn of 1972, the crucible for Icelandic hippies, where the Free State of Kristiania held the promise of a better world where everyone was equal, providing according to available resources, partaking as needed. We celebrated the one year anniversary of Kristiania gathered around a great bonfire and promised to turn the Free State into a model of cooperation, togetherness and solidarity – a sort of primal Christianity.

    The club Revolution in Copenhagen was the place to listen to live music, all the latest and freshest. Usually it was rather bland stuff, I found, but the there appeared this amazing rock band, so amazing that we were left gaping and staring – Icecross – hard as nails and supertight. When the boys had finished playing they mingled with the audience, having a beer or perhaps lighting up a pipe. It turned out they were Icelanders living in Kristiania with big dreams – fully justified judging from their performance that night.

    For several reasons Icecross never made it. My understanding was that they got tired of the struggle abroad and wanted to go back home. They did, however manage to cut a record bearing the name of the group. A superb record I listened to a lot, until it gave way to newer music – lying in the stack but enjoying short-lived revivals off and on over the next few years until it suffered the inevitable fate: too scratched and contaminated with booze to be playable.

    Decades later, searching for old music, I started to come accross the record here and there on collectors' lists and for no small change – one wanted to buy it for $200 and another to sell it for $500. People were starting to talk about “the legendary and mysterious Icecross” but there were far fewer sellers than potential buyers.

    As time went more and more copies started cropping up and further investigation revealed that the record had been reissued in various places. One owner offered for sale a record which had been published in Holland, another had a copy from Italy, and suddenlty someone was advertising a CD made in Korea. Everything strictly illegal but showing the widespread call for this marvelllous recording.

    The Internet revitalized the sale of Icecross. At the time of this writing, a simple Google search reveals at least five different bootleg publishers which bears witness to the place accorded to Icecross in the history of rock music.

    Árni Valdimarsson