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Location:Oslo, Norway
Venue:Rockefeller, John Dee
Date:April 1-4th 2015
Age Limit:18 years (20 at some clubs on Wednesday)
Capacity:1500 a day
Doors Open:17:00 (20:00 on Wed)
Official Hotel:Royal Christiania
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Terratur Possessions Label Night at Pokalen
By lfh on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12:01 PM

The Norwegian black metal label TERRATUR POSSESSIONS will be presenting their own stage during Inferno Club Night at the new venue POKALEN. On Wednesday 1st of April two new Icelandic acts SINMARA and MISÞYRMING will join the already announced SVARTIDAUÐI this evening! Sinmara has released their great debut album “Aphotic Womb” earlier this year. While Misþyrming will have their album “Söngvar elds og óreiðu” out later this year. To make the evening even better, TOXIC VISION will bring her artistic vision to the event. Prepare for an evening of total annihilation, violence and bloodshed!

TERRATUR POSSESSIONS – THE ASHES OF WRATH

terraturpossessions2Inferno Metal Festival is proud to present an evening with the label Terratur Possessions! Residing in the fiery pits of Nidaros, the label is known for releasing bands such as Urfaust, Mare, Svartidauði, One Tail One Head, Archgoat, Sinmara, Vemod and several other highly regarded bands. Starting out as a small cassette label back in 2007, now, 7 years, worldwide distribution and 40 releases later, the label is considered to be one of the most credible underground sensations in the Black Metal underground these days. Label owner Ole A. Aune states: "I'm honored to work with the people involved. What better way of honoring the venue name Vulkan than flying in three bands from the vulcano hellhole otherwise known as Iceland? Three of the best bands around these days, no doubt, and not to mention working with one of the most talented and inspiring artists around these days; Miss Toxic Vision. I can't wait to see what morbid visions she'll create for this evening. Hell is here on earth."
http://www.terraturpossessions.com

EXECUTIONERS

bandNothing left to coincidence, the Icelanders have been selected to crush any shadow of a doubt their little country is home to one of the most interesting Black Metal scenes these days. Svartidauði is well known to most already, whereas the dirty "little brother" Sinmara is a more recent affair, but already praised as one of the most promising new acts of recent times. And then there's Misþyrming, the newly signed band on Terratur Possessions, already gaining a huge following before even releasing anything except some teasers online. This will be their first gig outside Iceland.
https://www.facebook.com/sinmaraofficial
https://www.facebook.com/Misthyrming

TOXIC VISION'S OSSUARY EXHIBITION

After many years of melding together bits and pieces from another world, Toxic Vision will bring to Inferno a new way of presenting workmanship by way of funerary procession inspired by artists from around the globe. A showcase of the dead, the tower of silence … Prepare to burn.
https://www.facebook.com/toxicvisionclothing

POKALEN

This is a brand new venue for Inferno Metal Festival. Pokalen is located at the ground floor of the same building as Vulkan Arena and is one of Oslo's hottest places for gigs at the moment. Both Vulkan Arena and Pokalen have been tried out for both festivals and gigs already and it works like a charm. We are excited about this new venue and its location close to our other venues Blå and John Dee.
http://pokalenpub.no

Our Official Festival Hotel
By lfh on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 3:52 PM

THE INFERNO family; artists, fans, media and music industry will once gather at our official festival hotel, Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania, for four days of happenings, partying and a good night of sleep. During the INFERNO week there will be INFERNO pre and after parties in the hotel bar area, black-metal breakfasts, INFERNO-exhibitions and a hell of a lot of special treats for our guests.

Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania is a four star hotel in the centre of Oslo only a 5 minute walk from the Rockefeller festival venue. Located in the heart of Oslo the hotel is just down the street from all the hot spots. Across the street you find the main central train station with direct access to the airport and all major cities. No more taxi rides!

The hotel experience includes:

  • Accreditation
  • Pre-parties
  • After-parties
  • Breakfast - served between 08:00 HRS and 12:00 HRS
  • Metal radio 24/7
  • Inferno TV-channels
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hotel bar
  • Swimmingpool and fitness center

This year we offer special festival prices for a whole range of room types. The room types range from single rooms to executive suites. The prices range from 416 to 725 NOK a person if the rooms are used at max capacity or from 725 to 1980 NOK if a room is used by a single person.

Click here to see all the details.

Ensiferum Added to the 2015 Lineup
By lfh on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 3:02 AM

LogoEnsiferum is confirmed for Inferno Metal Festival 2015! The band comes from the Finnish forests and the sword bearers are ready for Norway where they will give us their epic folk-metal. Ensiferum has been around since 1995 and have so far released five albums and the sixth is just around the corner. So be ready for some majestic metal, sword fighting and lots of mead when the Finns play live at Inferno Metal Festival 2015!

Finnish Ensiferum started in 1995 and has released five full-length albums. The band's style is melodic epic folk-metal carried on with the edge of a viking sword. The band's lyrics are often based on historical narratives from early Scandinavia. The potential of the debut album was turned into perfection when they released "Iron" in 2004 and they were immediately crowned as kings of the genre. Since then they have maintained their position and integrity. Ensiferums next album will come out in early 2015 on Metal Blade - just in time for Inferno Metal Festival 2015.
http://www.ensiferum.com/

Svartidaudi to Play at the Inferno Wednesday, April 1st 2015.
By lfh on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 11:41 AM

LogoThe Icelandic black metal band Svartidauði is confirmed to play during the club night, Wednesday April 1st, at Inferno Metal Festival 2015! The band is hailed as one of the more interesting bands in the black metal genre today. Their music is raw, cold and filled with dark chaotic atmosphere! Prepare for a ritual concert and an unique experience during Inferno Metal Festival 2015!

Svartidauði was formed in 2002 in Iceland and is now on the Norwegian label Terratur Possessions. In 2012 they released the masterpiece "Flesh Cathedral" and have recently released the EP "The Synthesis of Whore and Beast." Their music can be described as dark and psychedelic, yet raw, cold and reckless. The band is acknowledged to be one of the more interesting bands from Scandinavia in recent times. Svartidauði keeps the black metal spirit alive and we are proud to present the Icelanders at Inferno Metal Festival 2015!
http://www.facebook.com/svartidaudi

Skeletonwitch to Join Our 2015 Lineup
By lfh on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 11:38 AM

LogoThe American blackened thrash metal band SKELETONWITCH are ready for INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL for the very first time! The band was formed in 2003 and has since then released five albums of brutal and powerful thrash metal. Their concert at Inferno Metal Festival 2015 will be one of the more intense we have to offer. Certainly not something you want to miss!

Skeletonwitch is a blackened thrash metal band that formed in 2003 in Athens, Ohio, USA. The Band has released five internationally acclaimed and successful albums. The latest one is last years “Serpents Unleashed” that shows the band at their absolutely most intense and brutal. The thrashers has done prestigious festival appearances at Wacken, Summer Breeze, Graspop, Tuska and Bloodstock, and it is time to destroy Norway at Inferno Metal Festival for the very first time! Expect nothing but a kick ass time!
http://skeletonwitch.com

 

Demo/Promo Upload and Band Competition
By lfh on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 5:03 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 December 20th.

New this year is an open contest where we will pick a selection of bands that our audience will be able to vote for. The winners will be invited to play at the same terms as the bands we pick for spots ourselves. If you want to enter this contest use the check box in the application form for participation. If you select to particpate it does not mean you cannot be picked for one of the other spots directly.

The URL is:
/no/festival/demo-upload.aspx

Dødsengel Joins Our 2015 Lineup
By lfh on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 12:11 PM

LogoDØDSENGEL have been confirmed for INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL 2015! The Norwegian black metal band is something totally unique and original within its genre. Few bands manage to combine such a roughness with a thick atmosphere of darkness and evil. This will be their first concert at Inferno Metal Festival 2015 and we expect a ritual experience of dimensions!

Dødsengel was formed back in 2007 and has since then released three albums, four EPs and a pair of splits. All their releases are of high quality consisting of something quite distinctive within the Norwegian black metal scene. Their music style is cold, majestic and raw. The band has not been generous when it comes to holding concerts and their gig at Inferno Metal Festival 2015 is one of the rare times you can see the band live. This will be a unique performance and an spiritual experience that will be remembered for the future. The supreme ritual!
http://dodsengel.bandcamp.com

Winners of the 1349 competition
By runar on Sunday, September 21, 2014, 5:38 PM

1349The Winners have been drawn! Congratulation to Anne Witt, Finn Solemdal and Anders Sandvik!

 

Correct answers is:
Den Saakaldte, Pantheon I, Tyrann, Dead Trooper, Nidingr, Vidsyn, Koldbrann, Slavia, Alvheim, Hofdingi Myrkra, Antaios, Funeral, Satyricon, Zyklon-B, Gorgoroth, Keep of Kalessin and Gehenna.

Slagmaur Makes Their Inferno Debut
By lfh on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 1:13 PM

LogoThe Norwegian avant-garde black metal band SLAGMAUR is confirmed for INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL 2015! The band has has kept their number of concerts to a minimum and this is one of the rare opportunities to see them live. Slagmaur's music is epic, sinister and atmospheric – and their concert at Inferno Metal Festival 2015 will be an experience you won't forget! 

Slagmaur started all the way back in 1997 under the name Norske Synder. In 2006 the group changed their name to Slagmaur and has since then released two albums and several demos. Their new album is under production and will be out in the near future. The band is one of the most unique and original that has come from the Norwegian black metal scene in recent years. Their music is like the soundtrack to Hell – with an atmosphere of horror that will make your skin crawl. The band has so far only held one concert, so this is a rare occasion not to be missed during Inferno Metal Festival 2015!
http://www.storeulv.com

1349 competition
By runar on Friday, September 12, 2014, 4:13 PM

1349Black metallers 1349 are confirmed for Inferno Metal Festival 2015. Before that the band will release their brand new album “Massive Cauldron of Chaos", and the release gig will take place at Pokalen in Oslo, Norway on the 26th of September. We got some tickets we want to give out to some lucky winners! All you have to do is name 10 other bands the members from 1349 have been involved in. Send your answer to runar(a)infernofestival(.)net. Good luck!

 

1349 at Inferno 2015
By lfh on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 11:20 AM

LogoNorway's most brutal black metal band, 1349, are confirmed for Inferno Metal Festival 2015! The band will soon release their sixth album called “Massive Cauldron of Chaos”, and it sure does sound amazing. We welcome 1349 to Inferno Metal Festival 2015! The fire of hell shall burn! 

They join the already announced Behemoth, Enslaved, Bloodbath, My Dying Bride, Septicflesh, Mortuary Drape and Antichrist

1349 started out in 1997 and has since then build up a reputation as one of the most raw and brutal black metal bands from Norway. The band has made six records where some are considered as classics within the genre. With their new release,“Massive Cauldron of Chaos”, the band sounds more insane than ever! The band played at the second Inferno Metal Festival in 2002 – and now they return more intense than ever! The band makes their own statement about their return to Inferno Metal Festival: "It is with great excitement that we will set ablaze our Aural Hellfire at Inferno 2015. Indeed - the Fire of Hell shall burn, the Cauldron shall boil, and the very air shall fucking explode. COME FEEL THE FIRE."
http://www.legion1349.com

Mortuary Drape Added to the Lineup
By lfh on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 11:23 AM

LogoItalian old school black metal band MORTUARY DRAPE are confirmed for INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL 2015. Mortuary Drape started out in 1986 and are considered to be from the first wave of black metal. The band will release their first full-length album in ten years this autumn. We welcome this classic outfit for the very first time to Inferno Metal Festival!

Mortuary Drape was founded all the way back in 1986 and are one of the first black metal bands from Italy. The band has given out a huge number of demos, EPs and full-lengths during their almost 30 years career as a band. This autumn they will release a new record on Iron Tyrant Records. The album, whose title is still undisclosed, is the band’s first in 10 years, and the first one to see founder and vocalist Wildness Perversion return to drum duties since the black metal classic “All the Witches Dance” in 1995. The new record sounds 100% Mortuary Drape and so will also the gig at Inferno Metal Festival 2015! Into the Drape!
http://www.mortuary13drape.com/

Bloodbath Joins Our 2015 Lineup
By lfh on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 11:19 AM

LogoFamous Swedish all-star death metal band BLOODBATH is ready for Inferno Metal Festival 2015! The band has kept the Swedish death metal sound alive with some of the most well-known Swedish metal musicians in the band. Some of the earlier members are Dan Swanö (Edge of Sanity), Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth), Anders Nyström (Katatonia), Jonas Renske (Katatonia), Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy) and Martin Axenrot (Witchery). Todays line-up will be announced later on. Enough namedropping; because their music is what is important here and this band is pure brilliant! This is their return to playing live after 5 years and finally they will come to Norway and Inferno Metal Festival

Back in 1998 Bloodbath was formed by a group of friends that shared the admiration of old school death metal in the vein of classic Entombed and the death metal scene from Florida. The friends were already well- known in the metal scene from bands like Edge of Sanity, Opeth and Katatonia. Bloodbath has since then had different members, but they have always kept their quality high. The Swedish death metal bible called “Swedish Death Metal” describes the band with “And they sound so good. Pure old school violent death metal in the vein of early Entombed, it will make your ears bleed. I wish they would all just quit their other bands and go full speed ahead with Bloodbath”.
http://bloodbath.biz

Behemoth, Enslaved, My Dying Bride, Septicflesh and Antichrist at Inferno 2015
By lfh on Monday, August 18, 2014, 10:36 AM

It is with great pride that we present the first five bands for Inferno Metal Festival 2015! Next year marks our 15th year and it will of course be celebrated in grand style. From April 1st to 4th we stage our biggest year ever with new stages for the club night and a look back at some of the favorites that have appeared at Inferno through our 15 year history.

We are looking forward to welcome guests from far and near and together we will make Inferno Metal Festival 2015 something special. We know the artists are amazing and today we give you: BEHEMOTH, ENSLAVED, MY DYING BRIDE, SEPTICFLESH and ANTICHRIST!

BEHEMOTH

The Polish death metal legends in Behemoth are ready for Inferno Metal Festival 2015! The band performed at Inferno on our second edition in 2002, and we are proud to have them back with us. Since then the band has grown to a giant and is today probably the most famous metal band from Eastern Europe. The band has never been lazy and constantly releases great albums. Most recently this year with the awesome "The Satanist". The band is tighter than ever and this is definitely going to be a gig for the ages

www.behemoth.pl

ENSLAVED

Enslaved headlined Inferno our very first year in 2001 and are now headlining 15 years later.  Much has happened since then and the band has moved in a more progressive direction and all albums are loved by both critics and fans. Enslaved started out in 1991 and has since then released a series of albums and is considered one of the major Norwegian metal bands today. The band now got 12 full-length albums and more than enough material to select from when they finally are back at Inferno in 2015. 

www.enslaved.no

MY DYING BRIDE

When My Dying Bride started in the early 90's there was not a band on this earth that sounded gloomier than the English doom metal kings. In 2004, the band created magic at Inferno Metal Festival with their dark music and the gig stands as a pole in Inferno's history. The band has only gotten better in the decade that has passed just like fine wine and is now back at Inferno Metal Festival 2015 stronger than ever.

www.mydyingbride.net

SEPTICFLESH

Greek Septicflesh started way back in 1990 and in 2009 they showed us what they were good for in front of a critical Inferno audience. They came, they played and they won - thus fitting that they visit us during the Inferno Metal Festival 2015! They have recently released one of their most impressive work, "Titan", which has received excellent reviews worldwide. Their concert at Inferno Metal Festival 2015 will be just as good – if not better!

www.septicflesh.com

ANTICHRIST

At Inferno the audience has always had the chance to discover smaller bands before they got big. And if you haven't discovered Antichrist yet – you must do it at Inferno Metal Festival 2015. This is black thrash at its very best and the Swedes are now ready to destroy at Inferno Metal Festival 2015! The band released their debut album "Forbidden World" in 2011 and it still kicks ass. Something the band is going to do during their Inferno concert. Fans of artists like Deathhammer, Nekromantheon and Nifelheim should definitely check out Antichrist. This is music that leads to steep bottle drinking and neck pain for days. Metal attack!

www.militiaofdeath.com

Enslaved - Headlining 15 Years Later
By lfh on Monday, August 18, 2014, 10:59 AM

It is now almost 15 years since you headlined the first Inferno Festival in 2001. You've done many albums, festivals and concerts since then, including the fact that you played at Inferno in 2004. And now you'll play again in 2015. What do you recall of the first festival in 2001, and how was it to play back then? I remember it was smoky (hah, three years before the smoking ban) ... Grutle remember the gig well!

- It's the first and only time we've had flame throwing on stage! We got a good friend of ours that has been doing much of that kind of stuff, so he was blowing flames during the intro of the song "Ormgard". He was standing right next to me, and with the big mouth that he has, he could pour insanely much gasoline in his mouth. It was hot as hell, and if he'd been 20 cm closer to me my hair would've burnt! Another memory is that Roy, our guitarist at the time, used crutches. It was the result of him, which is something that probably VERY few others could have done, managing to end up in a wheelchair after a rehearsal. Those days were rough in the Enslaved camp. It may have not been as glamorous as throwing a TV out of the hotel window, but definitely something unusual.

Enslaved has played a lot of live shows and travelled around the world with the band and crew. What have you learnt from this, that you can bring with you and use at the next concert? It happens that you go on stage just doing a job, while other times everything feels right and it gives you the great extra, Grutle?

- Here we strive to live a little after Bon Scott's philosophy. Every gig counts equally, and each gig will be performed as if we were doing a giant stadium gig. It is of course not always easy, but as long as that attitude is in your mind and in the spinal cord, you can strive to achieve it. It is often also so much better to play in front of 300 enthusiastic fans in a sweaty venue than it is to play in front of 15.000 people at a festival. It is ultimately about creating a sort of symbiosis between the band and the audience, that we all go in the same direction. When it works it's really cool to play live!

I've probably asked you this before, but what is the difference for you guys to play at a festival, be it Wacken and Inferno vs. to play a headlining gig, as you did in Drammen on 22th of September 2010, an outstanding concert... And Enslaved has also done special things like playing at Henie Onstad Art Centre in 2011, where every other song was a
cover... Sparkling, Ivar?

- Cool that you enjoy the madness! The difference can best be described as energies at different speeds. At a club gig - such as that mentioned great evening in Drammen - the energy exchange and intimacy is there right from the start. To us in the band and those who know us well this can happen even some time before it becomes apparent "outside". That's why we can make a concert Monday night in a godforsaken dump on the way between an American and a Canadian city, with 104 grumpy people; and end up with heels in the ceiling and all teeth nailed in an upside down cross pattern on the wall when we get to the extra numbers. A festival is a different shape and dimension of the energy waves, and when you get comfortable with the big, tough exchanges between stage and audience, it doesn't matter how big or small the festival is. When we become more and more ourselves it is easier to be in more and more different and challenging situations. And to do those totally weird things, like the one you mentioned, is to go even deeper into our own identity. Not everything is as successful but it gives us a better understanding of this project of life we call "Enslaved".

Inferno Metal Festival takes place in Norway. Happy Easter. One thing I wonder about is how do people react to the different songs around the world? Is it like everyone scream when you play "ISA", while people Mexico go crazy when they hear "Allfáðr Oðinn", while here in Norway people don't care about that one since so few may know the song? It is not that simple, according to Grutle.

- Well, the stuff where there is sometimes a bit tricky! You mentioned renditions in place, and after the already mentioned Henie Onstad appearance we continued some time after to play "Immigrant Song" by Led Zeppelin. On our own headlining tour in the United States, it worked really well (we even had Tony Harnell on vocals in NYC), while certain places in Europe it did not catch on at all. We played some gigs together with Cannibal Corpse, and that audience really disliked the 70s rock... he he. When it comes to our own songs, then "ISA" was a sure winner and something for the encore. It's a song people remember and want to hear, a bit like Motörhead and "Ace of Spades" to pull a weird comparison. It works pretty much everywhere, along with "As Fire Swept Clean the Earth", "Ethica Odini", "Allfáðr Oðinn" and "Slaget I Skogen Bortenfor". When it comes to us Norwegians and what we don't care for I do not think this is the right forum to explain that. It's more for a thesis for professors.

You have so many songs to choose from and I hope it becomes a sort of retrospective of your albums (like one song from each album), but there is hardly enough time to do that (if you take only the longest songs, hah). What can we expect, Ivar? And can you give some hints if the Inferno show will have something extra during the evening you will be playing?

- Well, we haven't come that far in the planning - a new album will be done before we play Inferno - but it's not a bad idea at all. Obviously a bit smaller within time frames. It is after all a 15-year anniversary for the festival and we played on the first edition. These kind of anniversaries must be celebrated with something special.

Quite briefly, what happens in the rest of the Enslaved camp these days? A few years have passed "RIITIIR" was released, so there might be something new going on? Ivar informs.

- Sure thing. We enter the studio in mid-September and work a few months with it before we release the album early next year; in any case well before Inferno 2015. Prior to that we will deliver a special show at Eidsvoll in connection with the constitution anniversary (September 13th) and make a last concert based on the "RIITIIR" album in Bergen! Then we just go into merciless rehearsals for Inferno Metal Festival 2015!

Interview by Roy K. K. Bakland.

Thanks from Inferno Metal Festival
By lfh on Monday, April 21, 2014, 5:27 PM

Inferno Metal Festival 2014 is now over and it was such a blast and a great time. Your response has been overwhelming and we appreciate all your kind words and feedback. We would like to give a huge thank you to all the crew and volunteers that made it possible to make this festival. Thanks to our partners, our sponsors, the press, all the photographers, the film crew, all the artists and their management, our app guy, all the clubs, Rockefeller and crew, Royal Christiania Hotel and everybody else that made this festival so special. Last but not least; we would like to thank all the Inferno-fans that took part of Inferno Metal Festival 2014 and for giving so much support. Without you this would not be possible!

 

Thank you all and see you at our 15th anniversary: Inferno Metal Festival 2015!

 

- Inferno Metal Festival

Tickets for 2015 Now Available
By admin on Monday, August 18, 2014, 10:10 AM

Festival passes for 2015 are now available for purchase. New for 2015 is that we have both 4 and 3 day passes. The 4 day passes include the club day Wednesday April 1st while the 3 day pass only includes Thursday April 2nd to Saturday April 4th.