Described as the “grandfather of Icelandic rock”, and a folk/art hero akin to Tom Waits or Bob Dylan, Megas has cut a singular path through his country’s music history.
Studying piano in his youth, he gained a reputation for writing subversive short stories and poems for the school newspaper. He recorded his first release Megas in 1972. The album’s folk settings dealt with Icelandic history and its precious myths in a way that disturbed the establishment, which lead to his ban from radio. Since then, Megas has released more than 25 albums, and remains at the forefront of the Icelandic music scene.