Location:Oslo, Norway
Venue:Rockefeller, John Dee
Date:March 29th - April 1st 2018
Age Limit:18 years
Capacity:1500 a day
Doors Open:17:00
Official Hotel:Scandic St. Olavs Plass
2018 Tickets
Click on the links below to order tickets. The festival got a 18 year age limit. Tickets are non-refundable.
4 Day PassMar 29. - Apr 1.2250Sold OutSold Out

ThursdayMarch 29750buybuy

FridayMarch 30750Sold OutSold Out

SaturdayMarch 31750buybuy

SundayApr 1750buybuy
Music Conference Pass (*)425buy

Cato Bekkevold Drum Clinic (Enslaved)120buy

Ihsahn Guitar Clinic120buy

* The conference pass includes access to both instrument clinics.

PS: Ticket fees are included. Postage is also included on PayPal orders.

Tickets have to be exchanged into wristbands before accessing concert venues. Locations where you can do this will be announced closer to the festival date.
Saturday Schedule Adjusted
By lfh on Friday, March 16, 2018, 4:39 PM

We have adjusted our Saturday schedule and moved it about 1 hour earlier. The doors will open at 16:00 instead of 17:00.

The schedule on Saturday now looks like this:

16:30 - Nordjevel - Rockefeller
17:15 - Necronautical - John Dee
18:00 - Krakow - Rockefeller
18:45 - Sinistro - John Dee
19:30 - Memoriam - Rockefeller
20:30 - Vanhelgd - John Dee
21:15 - Ihsahn - Rockefeller
22:00 - Ahab - John Dee
22:45 - Satyricon - Rockefeller

Competition Winner: Empyreal (DE)
By lfh on Saturday, March 10, 2018, 11:57 AM

We'd like to congratulate our 2nd competition winner of 2018, Empyreal from Germany. They will be the 1st band playing at the John Dee stage Sunday April 1st.

EmpyrealThe roots of Empyreal reach back to the year 2012, when guitarist Dennis Schneider founded the – then unnamed – band as a Studio-/Solo project. Coming mainly from a Death/Thrash background (Soul Demise, Final Breath, Retaliation, amongst others), his musical vision shifted to Black Metal, without ignoring the Death/Thrash roots. Since the first demo material has had enormous success in his local circle, a decision was made to abandon the solo paths and form a full band in order to promote the music appropiately: The birth of EMPYREAL.

Since 2014, Jonathan Keller (drums, ex-Vehemenz, ex-Häxan), Michael Bachmann (vocals, ex-Shattered), Heiko Heckner (bass, Retaliation), and Tobias Gold (guitar, Infected Autoritah) joined the band – all of them being seasoned musicians with many years of experience in well known southern German bands.

With this lineup, the band recorded their first EP „Psalms Of Forlorn Hope“, consisting of 4 Songs with a total duration of 25 minutes. The EP was produced by Dennis Schneider in collaboration with Michael Bachmann in Dennis Schneider's own Mainblast Studios, where many other local bands such as Mastication Of Brutality Uncontrolled, Provocation and Retaliation have already been produced.

„Psalms Of Forlorn Hope“ was released on Dec. 17th 2016, with the release show taking place on the „Winter Madness“ Festival in Bamberg. During the first half of 2017, several club and festival shows together with bands such as „The Ruins Of Beverast“ or „Rogash“were played in support of the EP release.

Stylistically, the band mainly plays Blackened Death Metal, while also including strong influences from other genres such as Post Black Metal and Thrash metal, making for a very diverse listening experience. Next to the search for further live shows, the band is currently working on the production of its first (still untitled) Full Length CD, with the release being scheduled for the second half of 2017.



Competition Winner: Necronautical (UK)
By lfh on Friday, March 9, 2018, 2:41 PM

Today we announce the 1st of two competition winners that will play at the John Dee stage during the festival.

The first winner we'd like to congratulate with a spot at the festival is Necronautical from the UK that will play Saturday March 31st. Make sure you catch them as the 1st band playing at the John Dee stage that night.

NecronauticalNecronautical formed in 2014, self releasing their debut album "Black Sea Misanthropy" that same year. The album received high praise from critics and fans alike, and established Necronautical as one of the most promising and unique bands among the flourishing UK black metal scene. The album caught the attention of the newly resurrected Cacophonous Records, who signed Necronautical for the release of their second album.

The band recruited Slugh on drums in 2015 and set about recording their second album. Necronautical released "The Endurance at Night" in the summer of 2016 via Cacophonous Records, and with a music video for the song "Nihilartikel'. The album recieved high acclaim from critics and saw the band featured in magazines such as Metal Hammer (UK) and Power Play (DE) among others.

Necronautical made their live debut opening for Black Metal legends Dark Funeral at the Underworld in London. Becoming known for their powerful and immersive stage presence, went on to complete a full 14 date tour supporting Winterfylleth, Wiegedood and Fen across Europe and the UK in support of the album, as well as frequent appearances at several prestigious festivals in the UK and overseas.


Running Low on Saturday Tickets
By lfh on Sunday, March 4, 2018, 7:45 AM

We're currently running low on tickets to Saturday March 31st. Get yours now before they sell out. Don't miss your chance to see acts like Satyricon, Ihsahn, Memoriam, AHAB and more

Tickets can be bought at http://tickets.infernofestival.net/

Running Low on Friday Tickets
By lfh on Sunday, February 25, 2018, 8:01 AM

We're currently running low on tickets to Friday March 30th. Get yours now before they sell out. Don't miss your chance to see acts like Emperor, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Origin, Necrophobic and more

Tickets can be bought at http://tickets.infernofestival.net/

4 Day Festival Passes Sold Out - Only Single Day Tickets Available
By lfh on Thursday, February 1, 2018, 1:54 AM

We are now sold out of our 4 day festival passes. We still have single day tickets for all days available for sale.

Few Festival Passes Left
By lfh on Sunday, January 21, 2018, 12:48 PM

We're currently running low on festival passes. Make sure you secure yours before they are sold out.

Tickets can be bought at http://tickets.infernofestival.net/

Shining Replaces Katatonia
By lfh on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 11:35 AM

ShiningThe Swedish black metal band SHINING will replace Katatonia after they had to cancel their tour and put the band on a short-term hiatus. Shining has just released their tenth album “X - Varg utan flock” earlier this year and are ready to step in and show the Inferno audience Swedish black metal at its very best!

Shining was founded by Niklas Kvarforth in 1996. Since then Shining has released ten studio albums. Their brand new album “X - Varg utan flock” was released 5th of January to great acclaim. Despite the bands long run for 22 years – they have only played at Inferno Metal Festival once before – ten years ago. So be sure to catch Shining live when they finally enter the stage again at Inferno 2018! https://www.facebook.com/shiningofficial/





Our 2nd Festival Hotel, Scandic Holberg, are Now Open for Bookings
By lfh on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 1:52 PM

Hotel2 BannerOur 2nd official festival hotel, Scandic Holberg, is now open and ready for bookings.

The hotel is located a short walk from our 1st festival hotel, Scandic St Olavs Plass, and everyone booking rooms at Holberg is free to attend the events happening at St Olavs Plass during daytime.

For more information click here.





Some Dates at Scandic St. Olavs Plass Sold Out, 2nd Hotel to Open in the Coming Days
By lfh on Monday, December 18, 2017, 2:39 PM

Some dates are now sold out at our 1st official festival hotel, Scandic St. Olavs Plass. A second hotel will be open and ready for booking in a few days. Make sure you stop by our Facebook or webpage to keep updated in regards to hotel booking.

Katatonia Cancels Inferno 2018
By lfh on Friday, December 15, 2017, 2:24 AM

Sadly Katatonia have to cancel Inferno Metal Festival 2018. We are working on a replacement and will come back with more news as soon as possible.

Statement from the band:
"Following our re-scheduled dates for the Baltics and Russia in Feb/March, due to recent issues and injury, it will mark the end of the touring cycle for ”The Fall of Hearts” and after much deliberation we have decided that we will put Katatonia on a short-term hiatus. We need to take some time out to re-evaluate what the future holds for the band. Unfortunately this will affect the live dates in Norway, Germany, Spain and Poland, and we are deeply sorry for any inconvenience caused."

Inferno Magazine 2018 Available
By lfh on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, 2:43 PM

MagazineInferno Magazine 2018 is now roaming the streets of Norway. Read all about Inferno Metal Festival 2018 and great interviews with Emperor officialSatyricon,Dark FuneralOdium Official and Nordjevel

If you can't find a physical copy read it online at ISSUU.









Indie Recordings - Inferno Warmup March 28th at Hard Rock Cafe
By lfh on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 12:12 PM

Indie Recordings are inviting all you metalheads for an evening with Norwegian thrash metal: Vorbid and Tantara. The evening will take place at Hard Rock Cafe Oslo and be free of charge for those with a 4 days festival pass and for those with accreditation for Inferno Metal Festival 2018. If you don't have a festival pass you can still get in for 150,- NOK. After the gigs there will be Inferno DJs and party all night long.

vorbidVorbid is a progressive thrash metal band from southern city of Norway, Arendal. Consisting of Michael Eriksen Briggs, Daniel Emanuelsen, Marcus Gullovsen and Jonas Tellefsen. The band was formed in October 2013 and has since it's inception developed quite a unique style of thrash metal. They mix the riffs and the intensity of thrash with the technique and the melodies from prog rock. They have won several competitions like GBOB Norway (reaching 4th place in the Global Battle of the Bands World Final in May 2016), Massive Destruction, Rytmisk Fabrikk's talent contest, Wacken Metal Battle and Bloodstock’s Metal 2 the Masses. In August 2016 they released their self-titled EP to critical acclaim. Norskmetal.net gave it 5/6 and heavymetal.no gave it a fantastic 9.5 / 10! Their debut album is soon finished, and the band is gearing up for a early 2018 release date.

tantaraThe Norwegian old-school thrash outfit Tantara is bringing the genre back to its roots, combining heavy melodies, fast riffs and complex song structures. The band was formed late 2009, when the four members decided it was time for another great thrash wave. All members, inspired by the heavy and thrash metal scene from the 80’s, have given the genre a new, modern edge, while still keeping true to the legacy. Since the release of their debut album “Based On Evil” in 2012, they have shared the stage with bands such as Kreator, Havok, Destruction, and many other great bands. The album was produced by legendary Danish producer Flemming Rasmussen – well-known for his work with Metallica, Morbid Angel and Blind Guardian. The Scandinavian thrashers, known for their aggressive live shows, are currently in the process of releasing their sophomore full-length album, which is set to release in the first half of 2018.

Costin Chioreanu Exhibition
By lfh on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, 1:04 PM

CostinNext year, Costin Chioreanu will celebrate the 15-year anniversary of his Twilight13Media studio with a magnificent exhibition hosted by Inferno Metal Festival during the 2018 edition. This project is dedicated entirely to Emperor's second album "Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk" and the artist will display a unique twilight vision on one of the most influential black metal records of all time, as a worldwide premiere.






Blacktööth at Inferno 2018
By lfh on Thursday, October 26, 2017, 2:26 PM

BlacktoothNorway's most failure-ridden Black Metal band to FINALLY play Oslo!

Blacktööth, comprising of buddies Ronny (guitar and screams), Svein-Børge (bass) and Metal-Egil (drums), have been working on their domestic and international breakthrough for over a decade, but so far without even a fragment of success.
Sometimes Roadie-Reidar lends a helping hand and the demon Pilse-Bob brings them misfortune more often than not. But they NEVER give up. Blacktööth tries to live "the Black Metal way of life" and hopes to one day play on the world's major stages, enjoy money and fame and be able to take only the hottest of groupies backstage.

Metal Hammer Norway and Inferno Metal Festival presents Blacktööth for the first – and maybe last – time live, to coincide with the publication of the collected works of the cartoon band.

Blacktööth is created, written and drawn by Torbjørn Lien, known from the national hit comic Tegneserien Kollektivet, and runs regulary in Metal Hammer Norway. They released their first and so far only single, "Nightsweat Agony" in 2008.

Day by Day Schedule Released
By lfh on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 11:27 AM

Our day by day schedule for 2018 is now available.


To view the full schedule with on stage times click here.

Satyricon to Headline at Inferno 2018
By lfh on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, 8:03 AM

We are proud to announce the mighty SATYRICON to Inferno Metal Festival 2018! Satyricon has been one of the leading bands within Norwegian black metal for more than two decades. With a brand new album out Satyricon keeps their flames going strong and expect nothing but the best when the band enters the stage at Inferno Metal Festival 2018!


Satyricon started in 1991 and released both of their classic albums “Dark Medieval Times” and “The Shadowthrone” in 1994. Since then the band has been one of the most important black metal bands from Norway. The band was never afraid of walking their own path and broke new ground with “Nemesis Divina” and “Rebel Extravaganza”. Further on the band has always managed to stay at the top with amazing albums like “Volcano”, “Now, Diabolical”, “The Age of Nero” and “Satyricon”. With a brand new album out called “Deep Calleth Upon Deep” Satyricon is back with one of their best releases. Expect nothing but the best when the band returns to Inferno Metal Festival in 2018!

Electric Wizard and Schammasch to Inferno 2018
By lfh on Friday, September 29, 2017, 11:46 AM

British doom metal kings ELECTRIC WIZARD and avant-garde black metal band SCHAMMASCH from Switzerland are confirmed for Inferno Metal Festival 2018!

Electric WizardElectric Wizard is a British doom metal band formed in 1993. The band has released eight studio albums to this date and their new album will be released in November. With albums like “Dopethrone” and “Come My Fanatics....” Electric Wizard are regarded as one of best bands of todays doom metal scene. Electric Wizard's new album, “Wizard Bloody Wizard”, is heavy as hell. The band is back to the roots of doom metal with an unique record that will kick you down and make you gasp for air as will be the case when the doom metal wizards perform their magic at Inferno Metal Festival for the very first time. The earth will rumble and heads will explode – get ready for Electric Wizard!

SchammaschSchammasch was formed in 2009 in Switzerland. Since then the band has released 3 studio albums and their brand new EP called “The Maldoror Chants: Hermaphrodite” was released earlier this year. Their music can be described as a horror trip into black metal madness. So if you like music that are heavy on dark atmosphere Schammasch is a band you can't miss. So be sure to check out Schammasch when the band perform in Norway for the first time.

Naglfar and Sinistro Joins Our 2018 Lineup
By lfh on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 11:12 AM

Swedish melodic black metal band NAGLFAR and Portugal's doom metal band SINISTRO are confirmed for Inferno Metal Festival 2018!  

NaglfarNaglfar was formed in 1992 in Umeå, Sweden, and is one of the early Swedish black metal bands. Their debut album “Vittra” is regarded as a classic and a milestone in Swedish extreme metal. With their more melodic style of black metal, that band has often been compared to fellow Swedish acts like Dissection and Sacramentum. Naglfar is still going strong and gave us an amazing gig at Inferno Metal Festival 2015 – so we welcome the Swedes back to Norway in 2018!


SinistroSinistro is a strong entity driven by five individuals from distinct art circles from Lisbon in Portugal. The band features an actress, a music producer, and instrumentalists, who have followed this path for over 20 years as part of other acts such as We Are The Damned, Besta and Mourning Lenore. Their self-titled debut album, which was released in 2012, delivers elegant doom rock combined with a soundtrack like approach that harvested praise from both public and critics alike. On Sinistro's next effort, “Cidade”, they welcomed singer Patrícia Andrade on board and went on to explore a massive wall of guitars combined with gritty keyboard layers and an emotional vocal performance. Their latest album “Semente” was released last year and the band will do a massive tour together with death doom-legends Paradise Lost later this year. We welcome Sinistro to Inferno Metal Festival for the very first time.

Grave, Naðra and Dodecahedron Confirmed for Inferno 2018
By lfh on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 11:36 AM

Legendary Swedish death metal band GRAVE will perform their “30th anniversary old school set 1988 – 91” at Inferno Metal Festival 2018. Also confirmed is Iceland's black metal act Naðra and Netherlands avantgarde black metal band Dodecahedron!

GraveInferno Metal Festival 2018 will mark the 30th anniversary of legendary Swedish death metal band Grave. The band will perform a set spanning from 1988 (1986 with Corpse tracks) to 1991 – which means only demo material that some of it were later recorded on albums and also some tracks written for the “Into the Grave” album. So in easy terms the band will play no songs that were written or recorded later than 1991. Join the celebration in the name of true old school Swedish death metal at Inferno Metal Festival 2018! This will be brutal as hell!

NadraNaðra is a new band coming from the constant growing Icelandic black metal scene. The band released their debut album “Allir vegir til glötunar” in 2016 to great acclaim. The members in Naðra comes from several of Iceland's best known black metal bands, like Carpe Noctem, Misþyrming, Dysthymia and Svartidauði. The gig at Inferno Metal Festival 2018 will be Naðra's first appearance in Norway.

DodecahedronDodecahedron was formed in the Netherlands in 2006 under the moniker Order of the Source Below. In 2011 the band changes their name to Dodecahedron and soon after releasing their self-titled debut album on Season of Mist. Earlier this year, the band released their follow up “Kwintessens”. A black metal record that push the limits of extreme metal into new territories with a dark atmosphere combined with stellar technical brilliance. This will be the bands first time at Inferno Metal Festival.

Katatonia and Ulsect to Inferno 2018
By lfh on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 11:33 AM

Sweden's doom metal masters KATATONIA and Netherlands rising technical death metal band ULSECT are confirmed for the 18th edition of Inferno Metal Festival! 

KatatoniaSweden's Katatonia was formed in 1991 and quickly gained recognition for their eclectic brand of gothic doom and death metal – joining acts such as Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride as one of the genre's defining bands. On future albums a newer, sleeker Katatonia sound came to the fore, starting with a streamlined ad structured collection of melodic dark rock songs that became the third album “Discouraged  Ones”. May 2016 saw the release of Katatonia's eleventh studio album, titled “The Fall of Hearts”. The band has since then been touring South America, Europe, Australia and North America with great success. This will be Katatonia's first visit at Inferno Metal Festival, so be sure to catch them at our icon festival.

UlsectUlsect is the newest signing on the label Season of Mist and has just released their debut album. The band hails from the Dutch city Tilburg – that has spawned such acts as blackened extremists Dodecahedron and rhythmic progressives Textures. Out of this circle, Ulsect have emerged. The death metal innovators feature guitarist Joris Bonis and drummer Jasper Barendregt from Dodecahedron as well as former Textures bassplayer Dennis Aarts. It therefore hardly comes as a surprise that elements of their origins have permeated into Ulsect's eponymous debut album. You will find high technical precision and prowess woven into dense dissonance and lucent atmosphere. The primeval forces unleashed by pioneers such as Gorguts and Deathspell Omega are violently harnessed to serve a sinister musical purpose. Ulsect herewith cordially invite you to dare explore their dark dimension at Inferno Metal Festival 2018.

Accreditation Open
By lfh on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 1:45 AM

Our accreditation for 2018 is now open. To apply go to /no/festival/press/accreditation.aspx

Batushka Postponed Until 2019
By lfh on Monday, September 4, 2017, 11:55 AM

We're sad to inform you that Batushka has had to cancel their appearance at Inferno 2018. Their performance has been postponed until Inferno 2019.

The official statement from the band:

"Unfortunately due to important unexpected personal events that will take place at the end of March 2018,we are forced to cancel the show at Inferno 2018, also in this time we must stop concerts activity for a while. We hope that in 2019 nothing will stop us from standing on stage next Inferno edition. We apologize again for the confusion but new life has priority... 


Krakow and Ahab at Inferno 2018
By lfh on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 3:00 AM

Norwegian stoner metal band Krakow and German funeral doom metal band Ahab are confirmed for Inferno Metal Festival 2018! Making the festival slightly heavier and more doom filled within the already line of great artists at the next years edition.



KrakowKrakow hails from Bergen in Norway and was formed in 2005. Krakow is the stoner metal band to members from bands like Aeturnus, Kampfar, Gravdal, Gaahls Wyrd and Hades Almighty. With several amazing atmospheric full-length album released – the band finally released earlier this year a live-album. For if it is anything this band do best – it is to play live. So expect just the best when Krakow returns to Inferno Metal Festival to play some of their heaviest tunes.

AhabIf you like your music heavy and slow, German funeral doom band Ahab is what you have been looking for. The band is a giant within their genre and their sound can make your stomach turn just by their heavy downtuned guitars. Ahab will serve you the most melancholic, dark atmosphered gig at Inferno Metal Festival 2018 – created by the slow, heavy riffs and drums of doom. Not a gig to be missed!

Tsjuder and Odium to Inferno 2018
By lfh on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 11:53 AM

Norwegian old school black metal band Tsjuder and Norwegian symphonic black metal act Odium are confirmed for Inferno Metal Festival 2018!

TsjuderNorwegian black metal outfit Tsjuder started up in 1993 in Oslo. Since then the band have built up their legacy with five full-length albums of classic Norwegian black metal. If you have ever wondered what the name Tsjuder means, you have to check out the brilliant Norwegian movie “Veiviseren”. Also Tsjuder is one brilliant band. Just check out their latest album “Antiliv” that was released in 2015. A true black metal masterpiece that is impossible to ignore. After six years Tsjuder will finally return to Inferno Metal Festival to show you how it should be done!

OdiumBack in the late nineties the band Odium released their one and only full-length album called “The Sad Realm of the Stars”. A classic Norwegian symphonic black metal album that was released on Samoth's (Emperor) label Nocturnal Art. Sadly the band was soon after disbanded and their members continued on with others bands and projects like Myrkskog, Funeral, Zyklon and Emperor. Finally Odium has returned and the band will played a rare gig twenty years after the release of their debut album at Inferno Metal Festival 2018.


Single Day Tickets Available Along with Last Price Level of Festival Passes
By lfh on Friday, August 18, 2017, 3:46 PM

Festival passes at the last price level of 2250 NOK are now available for sale as we've sold out of the previous 2000 NOK price level.

The single day tickets are now also available for purchase.

Go to http://tickets.infernofestival.net/ to buy tickets using Ticketmaster or PayPal.

Ihsahn, Djevel and Wiegedood Joins Our 2018 Lineup
By lfh on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, 8:50 AM

We got some more great news for all you headbangers out there. Progressive extreme metal master Ihsahn, Norwegian black metal act Djevel and Belgium atmospheric black metal band Wiegedood is confirmed for Inferno Metal Festival 2018!

IhsahnIhsahn is no stranger for fans of Norwegian black metal. Well-known as the front man in the legendary black metal band Emperor, the man started his own solo career in 2005. Today Ihsahn has released six albums that all received great acclaim from fans and press all over the world. His latest masterpiece is last years “Arktis.” that has been described as a great journey of diversity and emotion. So be sure to join our musical journey when Ihsahn hits the stage at Rockefeller during Inferno Metal Festival 2018!

DjevelNorwegian black metal band Djevel was formed in 2009 with members and exmembers of such great bands as Koldbrann, Ljå, Orcustus, Enslaved and Kvelertak. Djevel has released four album since then. The latest one was “Norske ritualer” from last year that received maximum score in Norwegian metal magazine Scream. The band is now working on their new album and has some line-up chances. Joining Trond Ciekals (NettleCarrier) and Mannevond (Koldbrann) is no other than Faust (ex-Emperor, Blood Tsunami, StudFaust). We are excited for the new Djevel album and to have them perform at Inferno Metal Festival for the first time.

WiegedoodFrom Belgium we present Wiegedood. A great band that released their powerful debut album “De Doden Hebben Het Goed” in 2015. An atmospheric black metal album with intense aggression and strong depressive atmosphere. Wiegedood released the sequel to their debut album earlier this year, simply called “De doden hebben het goed II”. An album so good that the band deserve your attention and therefore we welcome them to join the already great line up for Inferno Metal Festival 2018!

Running Low on Current Price Level Festival Passes
By lfh on Friday, August 11, 2017, 6:51 AM

We're currently running low on festival passes at the current price level. Make sure you secure yours. The festival pass price will increase from NOK 2000,- to NOK 2250,- when this price level is sold out

Tickets can be bought at http://tickets.infernofestival.net/

Obituary, One Tail, One Head and Auðn to Inferno 2018
By admin on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 4:04 AM

We welcome legendary death metal band OBITUARY as one of our headliners for Inferno Metal Festival 2018. Also confirmed for Inferno Metal Festival 2018 are Norwegian black metal outfit ONE TAIL, ONE HEAD and Icelandic atmospheric black metal band AUÐN!

ObituaryFew bands have had bigger impact on death metal than Obituary. Some of the their early masterpieces, like “Slowly We Rot”, “Cause of Death” and “The End Complete”, was genre defining. Still today the band make some of the best death metal albums out there. Just listen to the amazing self-titled new album that was released earlier this year. Obituary has a long history and we have to go all the way back to 1984 when the band started out as Xecutioner in Tampa, Florida. Spawning way for the Tampa death metal scene with their unique brutal sound. Obituary have rarely performed in Norway and we actually have go back to 1994, on the “World Demise Tour”, for the their last Oslo gig. We are proud to bring the pioneers of death metal back  to Oslo and for their very first performance at Inferno Metal Festival.


OTOHNorwegian black metal band One Tail, One Head has been around since 2006. The band is a part of the Nidrosian black metal scene. With members from such bands as Mare, Behexen, Vemod and Altaar this band is no stranger to any fans of black metal. On the 24th of August the band will release their brand new 12” vinyl called “FIREBIRDS b/w PROWESS” on Terratur Possessions. Watch out for this band as they always deliver one hell of a live performance.


Audn LogoAuðn are from the village of Hveragerði in the south of Iceland. The band are known for their haunting melodies and bitterly beautiful atmospheres within the black metal genre. Founded in the bleak winter of 2010, Auðn released their self-titled debut album on Season of Mist in 2014. Last year Auðn conquered Norway and Inferno Metal Festival with an amazing gig. We welcome the Icelanders back for a second round.

Emperor Headlines at Inferno 2018
By admin on Saturday, July 8, 2017, 7:48 AM

20 years ago: “O'Nightspirit! I am at one with thee. I am the eternal power. I am the Emperor!”. These are the words from the opening track “Alsvartr (The Oath)” from “Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk” – and they can make your skin crawl. So it will when the mighty EMPEROR return to Inferno Metal Festival to perform “Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk” in its entirety! 

Emperor is one of the pioneers of Norwegian black metal and need no further introduction for the Inferno audience. Back in 1997 the band released their second album, “Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk”. 20 years ago! Today the album is regarded as one of the best albums ever released from Norway – no matter genre. Even the metal god himself, Rob Halford, has this album as one of his all-time favorite albums. We give you one of the very few chances to experience this masterpiece on a intimate indoors stage at Rockefeller during Inferno Metal Festival 2018. This will be one of those rare events that people will talk about for ages to come. Not to be missed!

Running Low on Early Bird Packages
By admin on Thursday, July 6, 2017, 12:29 PM

We're currently running low on early bird packages. Make sure you secure yours in time. The festival pass price will increase from NOK 1800,- to 2000,- when the early bird packages are sold out and will not include the merchandise voucher of NOK 200,-  

UPDATE: We're now out of early bird packages at Ticketmaster but we still have some left for sale through PayPal. Use the ticket links on the right hand side to order.

Origin, Mephorash and Erimha at Inferno 2018
By admin on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 11:52 AM

Technical brutal death metal band ORIGIN, Swedish occult black metallers MEPHORASH and Canadian blackened death metal trio ERIMHA are all ready to perform at the mighty Inferno Metal Festival 2018. 

OriginAmerican death metal band Origin celebrates 20 years of existence this year. So it is about time to bring this brutal band to Inferno Metal Festival! The band has been a favorite for all fans of technical death metal for years, and the band will even gain more followers when their brand new album hits the streets this Friday. Because there are no compromises when Origin release their new magnum opus. Check it out and be sure to see them live when they play Inferno Festival for the very first time.

MephorashSweden's occult black metal band Mephorash deliver a pure and raw take on the old black metal sound with a mighty touch of esoteric and religious elements to create something new and unholy. The band breaks the barriers with their unique sound and their live rituals are something that must be experienced. Mephorash has never performed in Norway before, so check out this amazing band when they enter the stage at Inferno Metal Festival.



ErimhaErimha, meaning "Army" or "Legion" in Sumerian culture, base powerful, dark and epic elements with operatic sound on ancient knowledge and spirituality. Their mantra is one of inner strength and how the individual mind body and spirit can be as powerful as an entire army. Overflowing with dramatic power, dark atmosphere and grim grandeur, the Canadians exhibit their supreme amalgamation of epic black metal and punishing death metal throughout the bands discography. This will be Erimha's first appearance at Inferno Metal Festival.

Necrophobic, Batushka and Uada Ready for Inferno 2018
By admin on Sunday, June 18, 2017, 11:29 AM

Swedish blackened death metallers NECROPHOBIC, Polish orthodox black metal band BATUSHKA and the American melodic black metal newcomers UADA are confirmed to Inferno Metal Festival 2018. 

Necrophobic LogoNecrophobic hails from Stockholm in Sweden and has since 1989 released a huge number of demo tapes, EPs and full-length albums with furious and brutal blackened death metal. As a difference to many of the other death metal bands from Stockholm, Necrophobic has a more dark and evil sound to their music. Necrophobic has always stayed true to their style of unholy death metal and will do as long as the band will exist. This will be the Necrophobic's first appearance at Inferno Metal Festival so this will be a happening you can't miss.


Batushka LogoBatushka is a black metal band from Poland. The band has an unique sound as they are blending together traditional black metal with eastern orthodox chants and melodies. Their lyrics are even in Russian and their name meaning "father" and is used to address an Eastern Orthodox priest. The band members are unknown and when the band play live they will be on stage with a stronghold of eight people. The band has only released one album but are one of the most demanded bands from the audience at Inferno during the last year.  The band has not been in Norway before so don't miss the chance to experience this unique band at Inferno Metal Festival 2018. 

Uada LogoUADA might be a new band – but their music is old school. Their style is traditional black metal as we know it from the early 90s combined with spectral melodies. Their debut album, “Devoid of Light”, was released last year to great acclaimed. Imagine a mixture of bands like Mgła, Dissection and Taake and you may understand what UADA is all about. The band has never played Norway before so check them out when the Portland-based black metallers enters the stage at Inferno Metal Festival 2018!

Official Festival Hotel 2018
By admin on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 3:18 AM

Our official festival hotel for 2018 is the same as in 2017 - Scandic St Olavs Plass.

LobbyScandic 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!

Early bird festival price available until 1. February 2018:
Single room: NOK 725,- per night including breakfast 
Double room: NOK 999,- (NOK 499,- each person) per night including breakfast

Web: https://www.scandichotels.no/hotell/norge/oslo/scandic-stolavsplass/
Use booking code: BINF250318
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.

For further details go to our hotel page here.

Fleshgod Apocalypse, Nordjevel and Earth Electric Joins Our 2018 Lineup
By admin on Monday, May 29, 2017, 11:18 AM

We are proud to announce more great metal to the line-up for Inferno Metal Festival 2018. Get ready for Fleshgod Apocalypse, Nordjevel and Earth Electric! Already announced artists are Carpathian Forest, Dark Funeral, Napalm Death, Memoriam and Vanhelgd.

Fleshgod ApocalypseThe Italian masters of symphonic death metal Fleshgod Apocalypse will return to Inferno Metal Festival to bring more madness upon the festival. The band released their fourth studio album last year called “King” that has received great reviews from the metal press all over the world. The album even went on the US billboard charts. Fleshgod Apocalypse's music is grand and epic mixed with technical and brutal death metal. Making the band unique with a sound that is hard to compare to other bands. Fleshgod Apocalypse just have to be experienced – and the best way to do that is when they return to Inferno Metal Festival 2018.

NordjevelNordjevel made a huge impact in 2016 when they released their debut album “Nordjevel” and played their very first gig at Inferno Metal Festival. Since then the band has not been resting and they released earlier this year their EP “Krigsmakt” and has just been playing Maryland Deathfest in the states. The members of Nordjevel are well known in the metal underground, hailing from such bands as Marduk, Tvangeste, Ragnarok, Vidsyn and Witchery, just to name a few. The band will return to Inferno Metal Festival in 2018.

Earth ElectricEarth Electric is the new band from Rune “Blasphemer” Eriksen. Blasphemer is no stranger for fans of extreme metal, as he his known from such bands as Mayhem, Aura Noir, Avi Inferi and Twillight of the Gods. Together with vocalist Carmen Simões, also in Ava Inferi, the duo started the band in 2014. Creating music that was heavily influence by the sound of 70s hard rock, and adding their own flavor to the sound, makes Earth Electric something unique in todays metal and hard rock scene. Their debut album ”Vol.1: Solar” was just released upon the world and has been praised with great feedback from the press and fans.

First Bands Ready for 2018: Carpathian Forest, Dark Funeral, Napalm Death, Memoriam and Vanhelgd
By admin on Monday, May 8, 2017, 11:00 AM

Inferno Metal Festival 2017 was a good year with great feedback from the audience, media and artists. We are now very exited to announce the first bands for Inferno Metal Festival 2018. We present to you Carpathian Forest, Dark Funeral, Napalm Death, Memoriam and Vanhelgd!  

Carpathian ForestThe Norwegian black metal band Carpathian Forest are back! It's been more than ten years since we last heard from this mighty black metal band. Now they are back to release more evil upon the world. Of course their Norwegian return will all happen at Inferno Metal Festival 2018! “Black Shining Leather”, “Strange Old Brew” and “Defending the Throne of Evil” are all classics that will be amazing to hear live at Inferno Metal Festival 2018! https://www.facebook.com/carpathianforest/






Dark FuneralThe Swedish black metal outfit Dark Funeral started up in 1993. With several classic albums under the belt, like “The Secrets of the Black Arts”, “Vobiscum Satanas” and “Diabolis Interium”, the band is regarded as one of Sweden's best black metal bands. Their latest album was released last year and is called “Where Shadows Forever Reign”. A great record that makes Dark Funeral worthy of a return to Inferno Metal Festival! https://www.facebook.com/darkfuneral/



Napalm DeathNapalm Death are the Godfathers of grindcore. Listening to their classic “Scum” back in 1987 people was blown away. Never has anybody heard that kind of brutal music before. Even today, 30 years after the release of their debut album, Napalm Death is still one of the most brutal bands there is out there. The legends have been at Inferno Metal Festival once before and it is about time they return to the festival. https://www.facebook.com/officialnapalmdeath/



MemoriamForged from the ashes of Bolt Thrower, and in tribute to their late drummer Martin Kears, Memoriam is a brand new death metal band that has risen to do it the old school way. The band consists of Bolt Thrower ex-members Karl Willetts on vocal and Andrew Whale on drums. Together they have joined forces with ex-Cerebral Fix guitar player Scott Fairfax and bassist Frank Healy from Benediction and Sacrilege. Memoriam released their debut album “For the Fallen” on Nuclear Blast last year to great critical acclaim and is regarded as one of the best death metal albums of the last couple of years.

VanhelgdThe Swedish death metallers Vanhelgd will bring the Swedish death metal sound to Inferno Metal Festival 2018. That sound made by
Boss HM-2 pedal and the stench of rotting corpses. The band has by now released four albums of death metal monstrosity and consist of members and ex-members from such bands as King of Asgard, Ocean Chief, Ceremonial Execution and Thy Primordial. If you like your death metal rotten to the core – Vanhelgd is a band you can't miss.

2018 Early Bird Tickets
By admin on Friday, April 21, 2017, 3:08 PM

We're happy to offer you early bird tickets for 2018. These tickets will include a voucher for 200 NOK that can be used towards any Inferno merchandise at the festival as well as access all 4 days. The value equals 1 festival t-shirt.

These tickets are available in a limited quantity/time period. 

Click on the buy link in the ticket box on the right hand side of our page to order.

Thank You
By admin on Sunday, April 16, 2017, 11:26 AM

Inferno Metal Festival 2017 is now over and we hope all the people attending the festival had a great time.

We would like to thank our volunteers and crew, Rockefeller crew, partners, sponsors, press, photographers, exhibitors, stands, all the artists 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 2017. Without you this would not be possible.

In regards to the unfortunate premature end to the Abbath concert - expect statements to appear in the coming days.

We hope to see you all again in 2018.

Inferno 2018 Limited Tickets & Changes
By admin on Friday, April 14, 2017, 5:35 AM

2018 Changes

In 2018 Inferno will be held Thursday through Sunday (March 29th to April 1st) and there will be 4 days at Rockefeller & John Dee.

We're also expanding to 5 bands at the Rockefeller main stage each night (in essence 1 band is being injected between band 2 and 3 in the current setup).


There will only be 4 day passes and single day tickets sold for 2018. No 3 day passes. The 4 day passes will be sold in 4 phases at different prices:

Sales PeriodTypePrice
During the 2017 festival Limited Edition 1500 NOK
April to August Early Bird 1800 NOK
August to New Years Regular Phase 1 2000 NOK
January until the festival Regular Phase 2 2250 NOK

Note that each group has a limit to the amount of passes. The max amounts in the 3 first phases cover the amount of 4 day passes available for 2017. Also the limited and early bird phases have more passes available than in 2017. If one phase sells out we'll make the next phase available immediately.

2018 Limited Edition Tickets Availability

The limited passes are sold at our official merchandise stand in the lounge at Rockefeller tonight and tomorrow.