Location:Oslo, Norway
Venue:Rockefeller, John Dee
Date:April 12-15th 2017
Age Limit:18 years
Capacity:1500 a day
Doors Open:17:00 (19:00 to 21:00 on Wed depending on club)
Official Hotel:Scandic St. Olavs Plass
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Indie Recordings Label Night at the Festival Hotel
By lfh on Thursday, March 16, 2017, 5:22 PM

We are proud to announce Indie Recordings' Label Night line-up during the club night, Wednesday 12th of April, at Inferno Metal Festival 2017. The bands that are playing are Fight The Fight Band and Dreamarcher. The Indie Recordings Label Stage are the official opening party for Inferno 2017 and will take place at the festival hotel Scandic St. Olavs plass. First band will be on at 17.30 and for sure get the party started!

Indie Recordings 2017
The Winners of our Band Competition - Vinterblot
By lfh on Friday, March 10, 2017, 1:18 PM

We'd like to congratulate Vinterblot as the winners of our band competition. They will play Friday the 14th at the festival. We'd also like to thank all the other participating bands.

Logo VinterblotVinterblot took shape in Apulia (Italy) in winter 2008. Their music is to be rated as a merger between the European death metal tradition and the typical dark mood featuring black metal and ambient music, whose atmospheres are the solid ground on which themes like the constant relation between the man, his darkest sides and the myth are based.

After a first self-produced EP, "For Asgard" (2010), Vinterblot released their debut Full-Length Album "Nether Collapse" (2012) for Rising Records UK and produced an official Music Video for "Upon a Reign of Ashes". Due to an intense Live activity and several international reviews, Vinterblot have started to spread their name across Italy and over Europe.

In 2014 Vinterblot released a new Single/Music Video named "Triumph Recalls My Name" and signed to the Irish Label Nemeton Records. Their second Full-Length Album "Realms of the Untold", mixed and mastered by the legendary swedish Producer and Artist Dan Swanö (Opeth, Dissection, Edge of Sanity and many more!) has been released in January 2016 through Nemeton Records.

Running Low on 4 Day Passes
By lfh on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 2:27 PM

We're currently running low on our 4 day festival passes. If you are planning on attending all days we advice you to purchase a 4 day pass as soon as possible or else you will have to buy a 3 day pass + Wednesday ticket combo at a higher cost. 

Band Competition
By lfh on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 4:09 PM

We give you the chance to decide on a band that get to play at Inferno 2017 on Friday April 14th. Vote for your favorite band from our five contestants Blot, Ethereal, Phobonoid, Sylvaine and Vinterblot.

To check out the music of the bands competing we've created a Spotify playlist consisting of the contestants music. Use the embedded playlist below or use the the following URL:


How to cast your vote:

To cast your vote go to our Inferno Festival 2017 Facebook event and use the band competition poll.


Blot is a black/viking metal band from Kristiansand, Norway that started in late 2007. A 5-track EP was released in 2009. Their debut-album called Ilddyrking was released in October 2015

For the past decade, the 'Beasts of UK Darkness' ETHEREAL have bombarded audiences with their own unique brand of symphonic black metal. With roots dating back to the early 2000's, Ethereal have established them as one of the most exciting acts in the British black metal today.

Phobonoid is a band from Italy that started out in 2013 and released and EP named Orbita in 2013 as well as a self titled album in 2015.

For Norwegian multi-instrumentalist SYLVAINE it was never a question of what she wanted to do in life. Music was always a fundamental part of her, something she could not live without, which made her choice of path clear. After many years of playing music, studying music and working in the music business, SYLVAINE felt the need to create a more personal project, were she was completely free to express profound feelings and troubles from within.

Vinterblot took shape in Apulia (Italy) in winter 2008. Their music is to be rated as a merger between the European death metal tradition and the typical dark mood featuring black metal and ambient music, whose atmospheres are the solid ground on which themes like the constant relation between the man, his darkest sides and the myth are based.

















Possessed Cancels - Destruction, Belphegor and Vesen Added to the Lineup
By lfh on Monday, February 27, 2017, 11:18 AM

First off we have some sad news that Possessed had to cancel their tour in April. Possessed's Jeff Becerra says “This is the very first show I have ever had to cancel in my entire career so while it pains me immensely. Because of personal reasons we are unfortunately unable to make this show. But we most definitely hope to make this show at a later date.” On the other hand we are adding Destruction, Belphegor and Vesen to the bill. With this our lineup for Inferno Metal Festival 2017 is completed apart from a competition winner band to be determined later this week! 


Destruction LogoGermany's thrash metal veterans Destruction are one of the pioneers of Teutonic thrash metal and are considered to be one of the four big ones from the German thrash metal scene together with Sodom, Kreator and Tankard. Since their debut album “Infernal Overkill” in 1985, that band has not only had a big impact on the thrash metal scene, but was also a big influence within black metal. Destruction's fourteenth studio album, “Under Attack”, was released last year. This means that is time to attack Inferno Metal Festival again!

Belphegor LogoGet ready for a special ritual show by Austria death machine Belphegor! The band was formed in 1991 in Zalsburg as Betrayer. Since then Belphegor has conquered nearly every continent on the planet and continues performing their infamous rituals in both old and new territory. Belphegor is now working on the follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2014 recording “Conjuring the Dead” that will be released later this year. The band will take a break from the studio to bring the Inferno audience their infamous "Death/ Black Metal" sound.

Vesen LogoVesen was formed in the Norwegian wilderness with only one intension; to create some ugly black thrash metal. Their new album, “Rorschach”, was just released and praised by fans and critics. Their mission is still the same; create some ugly black thrash metal! Vesen may be some grumpy old men today – but they can still kick some ass, bang some heads and make your ears bleed!

Inferno Magazine 2017
By lfh on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 1:50 PM

Magazine2017Our Inferno Magazine 2017 is now online! Read all about Inferno Metal Festival 2017! Interviews with Abbath, Red Harvest Borknagar, Primordial, Oslo guide, band guide and much more.










Up and Coming Bands Added to the 2017 Lineup
By lfh on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 9:38 AM

We've added several up and coming bands to our opening spots at John Dee, Vulkan Arena and at Revolver. We're happy to welcome Diabolus Incarnate, Age of Woe, Befouled, Heavydeath and Netherbird to our 2017 lineup.

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Netherbird Logo


Symphonic black metal band Diabolus Incarnate was actually formed in Johannesburg in South Africa in 2010. Later on the band relocated to London in the United Kingdom. Diabolus Incarnate creates their symphonies first and later making them into epic furious black metal. This makes their sound unique within the genre and a must-see for fans of epic and grand black metal.


Sweden's Age of Woe combines classic death metal with the sound of crust punk. Despite being from Gothenburg, Age of Woe has more of a sound similar to the Stockholm scene and there is a lot of Entombed and Dismember in the riffs. The band released their new brutal opus last year called “An Ill Wind Blowing”. Simply a mind blowing piece of metal.


Befouled from Østfold might just be Norway's best kept secret. Until now! This is brutal old school death metal that will rip your ears out. The members of the bands are no stranger to the Norwegian scene consisting of members and ex-members of such bands as Mork, Hideous Deformity, Mecalimb, Dauden and Scars. If you looking for some serious brutal stuff – Befouled is the band to check out!


Swedish Netherbird are a melodic black metal band that was formed in Stockholm in 2004.  The band has released a huge number of EPs and singles, and 4 full-length albums. The latest one is last years “The Grander Voyage”. A melodic piece of dark art with a refreshing and original take on the second wave of black metal. The members of the band has experience from many famous Swedish acts such as Terminal Prospect, Valkyrja, Riket, Therion, Amon Amarth and A Canorous Quintet.


Last year Sweden's HeavyDeath released their second full-length album called In Circles We Die. A doomish death metal masterpiece that will make your skin crawl. This supreme music is created by a trio put together with members from Runemagick, Katatonia and Necrocurse. Their songs are epic while wrapped in an old school filthy doom sound.

Inferno Kick Off 2017 - February 15th
By lfh on Thursday, February 2, 2017, 8:02 AM

BarWe welcome you all to kick-off the Inferno Metal Festival 2017 with a metal party at our new official festival hotel Scandic St. Olavs Plass February 15th. Here we will launch the new Inferno Magazine, we will have Inferno Quiz with great prizes and there will be metal DJs and food and drinks! We might even throw in some cool giveaways for those who arrive early. Celebrate the evening with us in the name of metal! Welcome!

Time schedule:
18.00: Doors open: Giveaways, tasting menu and drinks.
19.00: Inferno Quiz: maximum 5 metal heads on each team. Great prices!
20.00: Inferno Magazine 2017 launch! Read all about Inferno 2017!
20.00: Metal DJs.
21.00: Announcement of the quiz winners!
21.10: Party hard!

Gorgoroth 25 Year Anniversary Gig at Inferno 2017
By lfh on Monday, January 30, 2017, 11:23 AM

IGorgoroth Logonferno Metal Festival proudly presents the 25 years anniversary show for Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH! The band was formed in 1992 and we celebrate 25 years in service of Satan with a special anniversary show at Inferno Metal Festival 2017! 

Gorgoroth is one of the early Norwegian black metal bands and was formed in 1992. That makes this year their 25 years anniversary in pact with Satan. Gorgoroth is one of the most notorious bands from Norway still working in the true spirit of Norwegian black  metal. Classics albums like “Pentagram”, “Antichrist” and “Under the Sign of Hell” are regarded as milestones and the band was sure to spark controversy over the years with extravagant live shows. We welcome you to a special blasphemous show at Inferno Metal Festival 2017 when Gorgoroth celebrate their 25 years anniversary.

Want to Volunteer at Inferno 2017?
By lfh on Sunday, January 29, 2017, 5:07 PM

Do you want to work as a volunteer at Inferno 2017? 

As a volunteer you have to work two days. The “payment” is the festival ticket, meaning you do not have to buy a ticket. The tasks as a volunteer are varied: Cleaning, loading, soft security, backstage-host, ticket-host, accreditation, stagehand, helping out during club-night etc.

You will get food and soft-drinks the days you are working, a crew t-shirt as well as a crew pass.

You have to be at least 18 years old.

Register using our volunteer form.

Slagmaur Streams Tracks From Upcoming Album
By lfh on Thursday, January 26, 2017, 11:28 AM

Slagmaur_Cover“Thill Smitts Terror” , the new full-length album from Norway's SLAGMAUR, is expected to hit the streets very shortly on Osmose Productions. The complex nature of SLAGMAUR's artwork, carefully created and supervised by the band's founder General Gribbsphiiser, is currently being finalised, and given his exacting demands, as soon as it's finished (and that will be very soon) a date will be announced. In the meantime, the band have agreed to debut three tracks from the album ahead of their second Inferno Festival appearance in Norway in April and their first ever appearance in the USA in February at the Stardust VI Festival in Brookyln. 


Samael 30th Anniversary Gig at Inferno 2017
By lfh on Friday, January 6, 2017, 11:17 AM

Samael is celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2017 with a brand new album and a very special gig at Inferno Metal Festival. The band will perform a special set featuring material from the first four albums, and present new songs from the upcoming album. Get ready for a very special show when the Swiss legends return to Inferno Metal Festival! 



Samael LogoSamael started out in 1987 in Switzerland. Not only will 2017 mark the 30th years anniversary to Samael, but the band will also release a new album. So get ready for a very special anniversary gig when Samael enters the stage during Inferno Metal Festival  2017! The band will perform a special set featuring material from the first four albums, and present new songs from the upcoming album. You all know the classics, like “Into the Pentagram”, “Baphomet's Throne”, “After the Sepulture” and “Jupiterian Vibe”, so this will definitively be a night to remember. Join the celebration and the ceremony of opposites with Samael at Inferno Metal Festival 2017.

Lineup Change at the Dark Essence Club Night
By lfh on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, 2:33 PM

Here are some news regarding the DARK ESSENCE STAGE at BLÅ during the club day at INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL 2017. Sadly MADDER MORTEM has canceled their appearance due to their upcoming tour – that will take place at the same time as Inferno Metal Festival. On the other hand; we are adding two more band to the Dark Essence Stage. We welcome black metallers SARKOM and the blackend doom metal outfit SLEGEST to the line-up for Inferno Metal Festival 2017. Also one day tickets are now available for sale.

Sarkom LogoNorwegian black metal band Sarkom was formed back in 2003 in Lørenskog. After releasing one demo tape in 2004 the band landed a deal with Twilight Vertrieb for the release of their debut album “Aggravation of Mind” in 2006. In 2013 Sarkom signed with Dark Essence Records and released their  album “Doomsday Elite”. Now the band has a brand new record out, called “Anti-Cosmic Art”, and are ready to perform at Inferno Metal Festival 2017! Hold on to something tight, Sarkom is back and stronger than ever!

Slegest LogoAfter Stig Ese left Vreid in 2010 it was time to start up his brainchild Slegest. The band has an unique sound mixing together elements from black metal with doom metal. Slegest's new album, “Vidsyn”, released through Dark Essence Records, is their second opus and yet another tribute to various musical influences. The band can be described as a Norwegian Black Sabbath with music that are made to be listen to live at a gig. So check out this great band when their doomish metal will blow the speakers at Blå during Inferno Metal Festival 2017!

Anaal Nathrakh, Crowbar and Panzerfaust to Inferno 2017
By lfh on Thursday, December 15, 2016, 11:27 AM

British industrial black metal band ANAAL NATHRAKH, American heavyweight sludge metallers CROWBAR and Canadian black metal band PANZERFAUST are joining the INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL 2017 line-up! 

Anaal Nathrakh LogoAnaal Nathrakh was created for one purpose - to be the soundtrack for Armageddon! Since 1999, the band has not only the release of eight albums and an EP to rapturous acclaim, but collaborations with such legendary figures as Attila Csihar (Mayhem), Shane Embury and Danny Herrera (Napalm Death), Nick Barker (Testament, Dimmu Borgir), Joe Horvath (Circle of Dead Children), Sethlans Teitan (Watain) and so on. Now it's time for their new opus, “The Whole of the Law”, to be unleashed upon mankind. A sandblasting assault similar to the experience of a demented ocular surgeon operating on your head while riding a rollercoaster through hell, “The Whole of the Law” marries all of Anaal Nathrakh's trademark ferocity and against-all-reason-catchiness with a reinvigorated sense of focus and insane hatred. Simultaneously fresh and their most mature creation to date, “The Whole of the Law” is Anaal Nathrakh at the very height of their twisted powers. Anaal Nathrakh made their debut international live appearance at Inferno Metal Festival back in 2007. Now they will return to the festival an unleash their fury once more!

Crowbar LogoCrowbar is an American sludge metal band from New Orleans, Louisiana, characterized by their extremely slow, low-keyed, heavy and brooding songs that also contain fast hardcore punk passages. Crowbar is considered to be one of the most influential metal bands to come out of the New Orleans metal scene. Their slow, heavy, and brooding style of metal is known to be influential in the sludge metal, doom metal, and stoner metal genres. This will be their first appearance at Inferno Metal Festival, so be sure that you don't miss out on one of the pioneers of sludge metal!

Panzerfaust LogoHailing from Canada, Panzerfaust was formed in 2005 as a project intended to create lawless music, and pursue unfettered ideas. In their view, nothing is safe, and nothing is sacred. Sonically speaking, the music has twisted and transformed through the years, all whilst holding to their demented roots. Testament to this is the destructive symbiosis between aural abrasiveness and a madnessinducing live show that they have been able to create. Panzerfaust declares "The War of All Against All."

Accreditation Open
By lfh on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 4:31 PM

Our accreditation application is now open. To get accredited for Inferno 2017 go to the link below to apply:

Possessed, Venom Inc and Azarath joins our 2017 Lineup
By lfh on Friday, November 25, 2016, 11:37 AM

Inferno Metal Festival is proud to announce death metal pioneers POSSESSED, the godfathers of black metal VENOM INC. and polish death black supreme AZARATH to the 2017 edition of the festival! The festival will be held during the Easter April 12. to 15. 2017 with legendary bands and the best newcomers from the extreme metal genres. Welcome to Hell!


Possessed LogoWith groundbreaking classics like “The Exorcist”, “Death Metal”, “Pentagram” and “Satan's Curse” the godfathers of death metal are sharpening their teeth and ready to destroy Inferno Metal Festival and Norway. Possessed was one of the very early death metal bands and their first demo tape was called “Death Metal” in 1984 and so the genre was born. With guttural vocals, brutal riffs and fast drum beats, Possessed are truly a force withing the extreme metal scene. They are one of the bands that still sound amazing after all these years and their Seven Churches album is still one of the best death metal albums ever made.

Venom Inc LogoAre you in league with Satan? Are you at war with Satan? The Seven Gates of Hell will be opened! Welcome to Hell! This is Venom Inc. consisting of the line-up that recorded the classic Venom albums “Prime Evil”, “Temples of Ice” and “The Waste Lands”. Yes, original Venom members Abbadon and Mantas are back, together with Demolition Man. The godfathers of black metal are ready for Inferno Metal Festival with supreme classics like “Witching Hour”, “Warhead”, “Countess Bathory”, “Die Hard”, “In Nomine Sathanas”, “Black Metal” and many more!

Azarath LogoAzarath is a black/death metal band, formed in October 1998 by Inferno from Behemoth, Bruno and D. From Damnation, in Tczew, Poland. The first recordings were the “Traitors” demo and “Promo'2000”. Since then the band has released five full-length records. Polish death metal is well-known all over the world for its high standard and Azarath are definitive no exception. This is pure polish quality and brutal as hell!

Official Festival Hotel 2017 - Scandic St. OIavs Plass
By lfh on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 4:46 PM

Welcome to the Inferno Metal Festival hotel: Scandic St. Olavs Plass 

LobbyOur festival hotel for over 5 years, Royal Christiania, is being rebuilt and closes for two years. So we’re happy to announce Scandic St. Olavs Plass as our new official festival hotel. Actually we’ve been guests at this hotel before, back in the days when it was called Scandic Edderkoppen (The Spider.) Since then, the hotel has been rebuilt and renovated - ready to once again offer their hospitality to Inferno; Artists, music bizz, journalists and photographers, crew and festival goers will gather here. And this time the hotel will be open exclusively for Inferno guests!

Scandic St. Olavs Plass is located in the city centre with approximately 10 minutes walk from the main festival venue Rockefeller and 15 minutes to Vulkan Arena. The airport express train, Flytoget, from Oslo Airport Gardermoen stops at Nationaltheatret station and is within walking distance to the hotel. Main street Karl Johan and The National Gallery (Nasjonalgalleriet) is just down the street, for shopping and exploring. The alternative culture house (and previous illegal squat) Blitz is just around the corner – with affordable vegan food and drinks. Basically all main sites are at your feet from this location!

The Inferno Music Conference (IMC) will use the main conference facilities at the hotel, Edderkoppen Scene, and there will metal expo with exhibitions and stands in the spacious lobby area. Join the official vorspiels and nachspiels with DJs in the stylish art deco bar. Here also the IMC open sessions with live interviews and various performances will take place. Staying up late and getting up late? No worries, breakfast are served between 08:00 HRS and 12:00 HRS!

During the festival period from April the 9th to April the 17th Scandic St. Olavs Plass offers rooms at these rates:

Early bird festival price available to 1. February 2017:
Single room: NOK 725,- per night including breakfast 
Double room: NOK 999,- (NOK 499,- each person) per night including breakfast

Festival price after 1. February 2017:
Single room: NOK 990,- per night including breakfast 
Double room: NOK 1.090,- (NOK 545,- each person) per night including breakfast

Add-ons / upgrades (extra price per night):
Extra bed NOK 200,-
Room with terrace NOK 200,- 
Business room NOK 300,- 
Suite NOK 600,- 


Web: https://www.scandichotels.no/hotell/norge/oslo/scandic-stolavsplass/
Use booking code: BINF090417
For any booking related questions please call  + 47 23 15 50 00 or contact the hotel (see info below.)
Important: We expect all rooms to be sold out. So avoid disappointment and book now.

Scandic St. Olavs Plass
St. Olavs plass 1
0165 Oslo
tel. + 47 23 15 56 00
e-mail: stolavsplass@scandichotels.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stolavsplass
Google Maps: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//Scandic%20St.%20Olavs%20plass/@59.918183,10.739994,17z

Terratur Possessions Club Night with Deus Mortem, Whoredom Rife, Slidhr and Darvaza
By lfh on Thursday, November 17, 2016, 11:34 AM

TERRATUR POSSESSIONS has over the years become one of the most important labels when it comes to black metal. Always having high quality on every signing and release they do. We are again proud to cooperate with the label to give the Inferno audience TERRATUR POSSESSIONS LABEL NIGHT at PARKTEATERET! This time Terratur Possessions brings along DEUS MORTEM,WHOREDOM RIFE, SLIDHR and DARVAZA!

Deus MortemThe latest signing to Terratur Possessions is none other than Deus Mortem! Despite having members from well established bands such as Behemoth, Infernal War, Thunderbolt, Azarath, Tortorum (...and the list continues) the band has never really gotten the attention that they rightfully deserve. It's time to change that! Together with Malignant Voices, Terratur Possessions will release their debut LP and a brand new MLP in time for their appearance at Inferno Festival! For reference, Deus Mortem could be described as influenced by Aura Noir, Bathory, Dissection and Dark Funeral - Underlining the fact that influence is drawn from the above mentioned bands OLD material.
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/deusmortemofficial/

Whoredom Rife LogoThe latest sensation emerging from Trondheim, Whoredom Rife is a name that you should take heed of straight away (if you have yet to!). After the critically acclaimed MLP released in 2016, the future looks darkly promising as they're already hard at work on a second full length! The aim is to release their debut at this event, and who knows? … Maybe there will be a special edition just for this seance? Imagine the bastard child of Dissection and Emperor birthed in Nidrosian darkness, and you have Whoredom Rife.
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/Whoredom-Rife-1560962287551094/
Sample: https://soundcloud.com/terratvr-possessions/whoredom-rife-gitt-til-odin


Slidhr LogoJ. Deegan's entity Slidhr has become something much bigger than what started as a one man black metal band back in 2005. With his henchmen from Sinmara as a backing band, a relentless assault is formed. As a fan from the beginning, it was with immense pleasure Terratur Possessions was chosen to release the “Spit Of The Apostate” MLP – A release filled to the brim with furious Black Metal, drawing inspiration from all genres and executed without getting artsy about it. Filthy, furious Black METAL.
Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/slidhr
Bandcamp: http://slidhr.bandcamp.com/

Darvaza LogoGarnering a good amount of attention these days, and rightfully so, Darvaza have quickly created quite a reputation for themselves. With two successful EPs yet only a handful of gigs under their belt (all stunning performances might I add) the band have upcoming gigs around Europe for months to come. New material is in the works, and it can be confidently stated that their performance is going to be one of the highlights of Inferno 2017. Raw, filthy, old school black metal delivered with no gimmicks, just fiery pure devotion.
Sample: https://soundcloud.com/terratvr-possessions/darvaza-derelict-of-passion

Dark Essence Club Night with Madder Morten, Hail Spirit Noir and Sulphur
By lfh on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 11:44 AM

In good tradition we welcome you to the DARK ESSENCE LABEL NIGHT at BLÅ. Dark Essence Records is a Norwegian record label featuring some of the best metal bands in today's scene. Again they have put together a line-up of some of the most exiting bands on their label for their label night during Inferno Metal Festival 2017. We are proud to have Dark Essence joining us again and bringing the following bands: MADDER MORTEM, HAIL SPIRIT NOIR and SULPHUR!
www.karismarecords.no www.darkessencerecords.no

Madder Mortem LogoFormed in 1993, and, having started out with a doom metal sound, Madder Mortem became one of the earliest bands from the contemporary Norwegian metal scene to break away from set genre boundaries. With each of its releases Madder Mortem continued to develop, seamlessly transitioning into an experimental progressive metal band with a unique sense of groove and contrasting arrangements. Madder Mortem's music, with its hauntingly beautiful vocals by Agnete M. Kirkevaag, is atmospheric and melodic, with a very definite progressive leaning. But at the same time the band can show an underlying aggression that gives their sound a harder, more driven edge than one might expect. Aside from Agnete, Madder Mortem's five-member lineup includes BP. M. Kirkevaag on guitar & vocals, Richard Wikstrand on guitars, Tormod L. Moseng on bass and Mads Solås on drums.

Hail Spirit Noir LogoHail Spirit Noir, whose lineup is composed of Haris (Katavasia, Transcending Bizarre?) on synths, Theoharis (Transcending Bizarre?, Rex Mundi) on guitars and vocals, and J Demia (Blackdrawn, Dol Ammad, Warderum, Transcending Bizarre?) on bass and acoustic guitars, was formed in Thessaloniki, Greece in 2010. Whilst Hail Spirit Noir describe their sound as "retro, yet modern", No Clean Singing had a much fuller take on what the band is all about: "The infernally creative music of Hail Spirit Noir has always been very hard to pin down. In attempting to describe their strange hybrid of music you could fumble around with combinations of words that include “black metal”, “psychedelic”, “progressive”, “occult”, and “retro-rock” in an attempt to describe the sonic potions they have brewed, but an all encompassing description remains elusive. There is a dark animating spirit and an ingenious intelligence behind the songs, but no two of them sound quite alike".

Sulphur LogoFormed in 2000 with current and former members of bands such as Gorgoroth, Enslaved, Aeturnus and Vulture Industries; Sulphur is a force to be reckoned with. Starting out originally as Taakeriket, which was essentially a Black Metal band, Sulphur now follows a direction that straddles the line between death and black metal, spiced up with a progressive mindset. Now, with a lineup that includes Thomas Skinlo Høyven on Vocals, Øyvind Madsen on guitars, keys and programming, Vegard Hovland on bass, Erik Hæggernes on drums and guitarist Martin Lynn Ytrøy, and with two hugely successful albums released on Dark Essence Records, Sulphur are proving that not only are the crowd pleasers in the studio, but also on the stage.

Icelandic Night at Inferno 2017
By lfh on Friday, November 4, 2016, 12:32 PM

We are proud to announce a special event during Inferno Metal Festival where John Dee will be dedicated to the rising metal scene in Iceland one of the days during the four day festival. In this occasion we are proud to present some of the most interesting and highest quality bands the rising scene of Iceland has to offer. We welcome SVARTIDAUÐI, KONTINUUM, AUÐN and already announced ZHRINE to the lineup of Inferno Metal Festival 2017!  

LogoAlready labeled as "the forefathers of Icelandic black metal", the youngsters of Svartidauði have not only become an underground sensation, they're selling out records and gigs all over Europe. Also in America are the sales sky rocketing and gig offers are pouring in. The highly acclaimed debut album, "Flesh Cathedral", is by many considered a game changer for the Icelandic scene – a scene under everybody's monokkel these days. Their sound can be heard in many of the other bands breaking out from that little ash pile, but none makes intricate Black Metal like Svartidauði. They have something very unique to offer, something wild and untamed, mystical and violent. As for live goes, they absolutely crush every single time, tight as can be, animalistic, barbed and vicious, making the audience both wanna leave in fright and stay in grotesque bliss.

Kontinuum LogoKontinuum started out under the moniker Pornea in 2001. In 2010 the Icelanders changed their name to Kontinuum and two years later their debut album “Earth Blood Magic” saw the light of day. The album received rave reviews across the board and was voted rock album of the year in Morgunblaðið, Iceland. Kontinuum started working on their sophomore album in 2014. A first single titled “I Huldusal” was released the same year and received substantial radio play in Iceland, while even topping the charts of the island's largest alternative rock radio station. “Kyrr” hit the stores in April 2015 alongside the brand new single “Breathe”. Following the release of their second album, Kontinuum embarked on two tours in Germany and performed at several festivals. Now the band will conquer Norway and Inferno Metal Festival!

Audn LogoFor all its beauty, Iceland can be a dark place, where the furious elements rage and teach fear – but also inspire human creativity. Hailing from the village of Hveragerði in the south of the volcanic island, Auðn are the latest offspring from the burgeoning black metal scene in this land of ice and snow to set their tattered sails for foreign shores. Unlike the majority of their blackened brethren, Auðn trade in haunting melodies and bitterly beautiful atmospheres – as opposed to the jarring and caustic blunt force trauma that has brought this remote place in the Northern Atlantic to the black metal forefront of late, providing a much needed balance to the darkness. Founded in the bleak winter of 2010, Auðn will remain to haunt your starving eardrums until their final crescendo closes the book on a burnt and barren earth.

Zhrine LogoZhrine comes from Iceland and was formerly known as Gone Postal. Under their former name, the band has been performing since 2007 and earned their reputation as one of Iceland's best live bands. In 2015 the band changed their name to Zhrine, signed to Season of Mist and released the furious album "Unortheta" earlier this year. The band is now ready to conquer the world and for the very first time they will be playing in Oslo and Inferno Metal Festival!



Primordial, Insidious Disease and Slagmaur Joins the 2017 Lineup
By lfh on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 11:14 AM

Once again Inferno Metal Festival announces some kick-ass metal for the 2017 edition. First out is Ireland's finest black metal band; PRIMORDIAL. Then we have the death metal super group INSIDIOUS DISEASE with members and exmembers from bands like Napalm Death, Nile and Dimmu Borgir. Returning to Inferno for a unique concert  and their 2nd appearance is the avantgarde black metal band Slagmaur.

Bands announced so far:


Primordial LogoIrish black metal band Primordial started in 1987 under the moniker Forsaken, covering classics from bands like Bathory and Venom. In 1993 the band changed the name to Primordial and in 1995 their debut album "Imrama" saw the light of day. The band was critical acclaimed from the very start, but not until 2007, when the release of "To the Nameless Dead", hit the streets, the band conquered the world. From then on the band has played in every corner of the world and it is time for Primordial to return to Inferno Metal Festival for the 2017 edition!

Insidious Disease LogoInsidious Disease was formed in late 2004 by Silenoz (Dimmu Borgir) and Jardar (Old Man’s Child) with drummer extraordinary Tony Laureano (Angelcorpse, Nile). Later Shane Embury (Napalm Death, Brujeria, Lock Up) joined the fold to complete the pounding pulse and rhythm section. The band later on found their distinct main voice in non other than Marc Grewe (of former German death metal cult act Morgoth) to handle vocal duties since his maniacal screams perfectly fit the rabid sound of the band. Musically, lyrically and visually the 2010 album “Shadowcast” is one hell of a ride down to the core of honest, brutal and violent death metal at its very best, and should leave no fan of the genre dissatisfied. The band has been working on the long awaited as of yet untitled follow up album which will finally hit the streets in 2017. Expect an even more refined back to basics groovy old school approach, and sick, filthy, twisted abhorrence! This will be their first appearance at Inferno Metal Festival.

Slagmaur LogoThose battle ants are back again! With a new album called “Thill Smitts Terror”, soon to be released on Osmose, Slagmaur will enter the stage at Inferno Metal Festival for the second time. For those who were lucky enough to witness this band live the last time you know that Slagmaur delivers some scary, dark, heavy and creepy Norwegian black  metal. Don't expect the band to be ordinary in any way. This band know how to make the visuals right for the perfect mood for their weird and creepy kind of music. Welcome to an extraordinary show with Slagmaur at Inferno Metal Festival 2017

Furze, Tangorodrim, Whip and Nachash to Inferno 2017
By lfh on Friday, October 7, 2016, 11:49 AM

In co-operation with THE GREAT NORTHERN DISTRIBUTION we present the following bands for Inferno Metal Festival 2017: FURZE, TANGORODRIM, WHIP and NACHASH. The bands will play at The Great Northern Distribution Stage at Pokalen on the club night Wednesday 12th of April.

The Great Northern Distribution is a co-operation between 6 local Oslo-based underground record-labels:  Polypus Records, Duplicate Records, Apocalyptic Empire Records, No Posers Please!, Unborn Productions and Fresh Tea. Combined these 6 labels have well over 100 releases under their bullet-belts. In 2015 they decided to join forces under the banner The Great Northern Distribution to co-operate on getting their releases distributed and spread outside Norway as well as working together on various promotional fronts – like this special night during Inferno 2017. Together they are stronger and since they all work in the same musical landscapes it seemed like a natural thing to do.

FurzeThis obscure and ever-changing Norwegian Black Metal band is rare to witness on a stage. Only a few local live-appearances in the Osloarea have ever happened and now a wider audience attending Inferno 2017 will finally have the chance to see Furze live! After a period of heavy psychedelic and doom-oriented influences it seems like Furze were returning to it's Black Metal roots on the latest 2015 album "Baphomet Wade" released by Fresh Tea. It's much darker and more extreme than the last albums and a pleasure to hear the Furze-style riffs that was heavily present on the first cult records "Trident Autocrat" and "Necromanzee Cogent". Prepare for a long show to end this unholy night at Inferno 2017!

Tangorodrim LogoHistory will be made when Tangorodrim enter the stage during Inferno Metal Festival 2017 since just a few to that basically no-one at the festival have ever seen this band live before. Tangorodrim was formed in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1996 and quickly delivered their 2 first albums "Unholy Metal Way" and "Those Who Unleashed". These albums were later re-released on CD by Apocalyptic Empire Records - who will also release them for the first time ever on vinyl in early 2017. In total Tangorodrim have release 5 albums, but always stayed in the shadows and not been interested in playing much live. Their gig at Inferno 2017 will be a very sepcial event - considering it will only be their second gig in 21 years after their so far only gig in Israel in 2013! Prepare for alcohol-fueled, dirty and unholy metal praised in the underground as the ultimate homage to the first and second wave of black metal (Hellhammer, Bathory and Darkthrone) without drowning in the tsunami of countless 80s clones and so-called old-school bands.

WhipFormed all the way back in ‘98, Whip has been known in the underground for a long line of feroucious gigs. They released their long awaited debut EP "Unholy" in 2013. The debut album was released on LP in December of the same year, and was met with great reviews. By popular demand, the album is now also available on CD and MC. After a long time of being a pure live band, time has now come for releasing the material they have recorded throughout the years. The “Godfucking and Wardreams” and “Primitive Slaughter” demos are now available digitally. Whip is now releasing a new EP and their second album “Contra Mundum”, with many more still to come. Whip’s style is hard, furious, full of influences from black metal, thrash metal, grindcore, crust-punk and death metal. Akin to bands such as Nifelheim, Terrorizer and Impaled Nazarene. Prepare for a hellacious show of rancid relentless death thrash!

Naghash LogoNachash released a bombshell of a debut cassette EP released by Unborn Productions in 2015. Limited to only 300 tapes, it took the underground by storm and the demand for a more "easy" format became evident after a while. Now the cassette has been re-pressed on a limited edition CD and a vinyl version is coming late 2016. The word in the underground was that this was a new fresh breath in the Norwegian black metal scene. A band heavily influenced by old greatness such as Mercyful Fate and Master's Hammer. With only this EP released the band was handpicked to play at festivals like Live Evil Berlin in Germany and Metal Magic in Denmark in 2016. The band is now currently working on their first full-length to be recorded at the end of 2016 set to be released by the American label Shadow
Kingdom Records in 2017.

Borknagar, Helheim and Pillorian Joins Our 2017 Lineup
By lfh on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 11:30 AM

Another batch of great metal bands are confirmed for Inferno Metal Festival 2017! We give you Norway's progressive metallers BORKNAGAR, the viking black metal band HELHEIM from Bergen and newcomers PILLORIAN consisting of ex-members from bands like Agalloch, Infernus and Arkhum!

Borknagar LogoIt is now 20 years since Borknagar released their self-titled debut album. The band has always strived to progress and take things a step further – while keeping to their musical roots. Something you can hear on their 10th studio album “Winter Thrice” that was released earlier this year. Inferno Metal Festival was actually co-founded by Borknagar guitarist Jens F. Ryland and Borknagar was the first band to headline Inferno Metal Festival in 2001 together with Enslaved. They will now return to Inferno Metal Festival and give the audience a musical experience only Borknagar can give.

Helheim LogoHelheim, the pioneers of Norwegian viking metal, have been running since 1992. Since then the band has released eight full-length albums of viking hymns. Helheim's latest effort is called “raunijaR” and was released yesteryear - a great record where the viking spirit is strong. Expect their performance at Inferno Metal Festival 2017 to be just as strong as they return to the festival for the 4th time!

Pillorian LogoPillorian was formed in early Summer of 2016 by Stephen Parker (Maestus, ex-Arkhum), John Haughm (ex-Agalloch), and Trevor Matthews (Uada, ex-Infernus) with the goal to create a unique, sinister, and twisted style of dark/black metal. Fusing haunting melodies with avantgarde structures, dark folk elements and blackened walls of furious sound; the music of Pillorian is the perfect aural definition of its namesake. The band recently signed to Eisenwald Records in Germany and will be releasing their debut album in 2017.

Carcass to Play Inferno for the First Time
By lfh on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 11:15 AM

Inferno Metal Festival is proud to present British legends CARCASS for the next edition of the festival. Carcass is regarded as pioneers and one the biggest influence on grindcore and melodic death metal. The band will perform at Inferno Metal Festival for the very first time!

Carcass logo

UK legends Carcass have released several classic albums over the years and changed the trajectory of extreme metal with each consecutive release. Whether it was inventing goregrind with the first two albums or creating the template for melodic death metal during the 90s – Carcass has always made records by which bars were set and rules were broken. After breaking up in 1996 after releasing “Swansong”, the band finally got back together after many years and in 2013 they released “Surgical Steel” to great acclaim from both critics and fans. Carcass are now ready for Inferno Metal Festival for the very first time and have no doubts this concert will be legendary!

Abbath, Red Harvest, Infernal War and Zhrine Ready for Inferno 2017
By lfh on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 10:55 AM

Once again we invite you to the black Easter celebrations in Oslo - when Inferno Metal Festival kicks off on 12 - 15 April 2017. This will be the 17th year in a row and has become a tradition for metal fans from all over the world to attend. Now we present the first four bands for Inferno Metal Festival 2017: ABBATH (NO), RED HARVEST (NO), INFERNAL WAR (PL) and ZHRINE (IS).

Abbath Logo

Abbath is the band that started up after Immortal's frontman, singer and guitarist, Abbath Doom Occulta, went separate ways in 2015. With him he took the coldness, power and a personality few can match in Norwegian black metal and made the album "Abbath” in 2016. Abbath still bears the torch high and it is with great pride we present him at the Inferno Metal Festival in Oslo for the first time.

Red Harvest LogoRed Harvest was founded back in 1989 and was one of the most active live bands in the Norwegian metal scene for a long period. Red Harvest's music is often labeled as industrial metal – but Red Harvest is so much more than a band you can only put one label on, and the band has always liked to surprise their audience. In 2010, however, Red Harvest was put to sleep - but finally the band is back to give their fans a long-awaited return. Red Harvest has not played in their hometown, Oslo, since 2009 and it is with great pleasure we present Red Harvest to Inferno Metal Festival 2017!

Infernal War LogoInfernal War was formed in Poland and they play raw black metal. The band has been going on since 1997 and their last album, “Axiom” released last year, is considered a masterpiece of fans of underground black metal. Infernal War was supposed to play at Inferno Metal Festival in 2011, but for unforeseen reasons that did not happen. Finally Infernal War will perform at the festival and this time with more strength and power then ever before


Zhrine LogoZhrine comes from Iceland and was formerly known as Gone Postal. Under their former name, the band has been performing since 2007 and earned their reputation as one of Iceland's best live bands. In 2015 the band changed their name to Zhrine, signed to Season of Mist and released the furious album "Unortheta" earlier this year. The band is now ready to conquer the world and for the very first time they will be playing in Oslo and Inferno Metal Festival!



Demo/Promo Upload for 2017
By lfh on Monday, May 23, 2016, 6:44 PM

Our demo/promo upload for bands that wish to apply to play at one of the opening spots at John Dee or clubs is now open. Make sure you read the terms before applying. The deadling for applying is November 15th.

Upload by clicking here.

Early Bird Packages With Festival Pass and T-Shirt Available
By lfh on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 4:02 PM

We're happy to offer you early bird packages for 2017. These packages include access to the festival all 4 days as well as a festival t-shirt or girlie at a cost of 1500 NOK. These packages are available for purchase only at our festival website using PayPal.

The ticket will be shipped to your home address and the festival t-shirt/girlie will be received upon arrival at the festival.

This offer will be available for a limited time. 

Thank You
By lfh on Sunday, April 10, 2016, 5:07 PM

Inferno Metal Festival 2016 is now over and we hope all the people that attended the festival had a blast. 

We would like to thank our volunteers and crew, partners, sponsors, press, photographers, all the artists and Rockefeller as well as everybody else that made this festival so special. Last but not least; we would like to thank all the metal fans that took part of Inferno Metal Festival 2016. Without you this would not be possible.

We hope to see you all again in 2017.