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Location:Oslo, Norway
Venue:Rockefeller, John Dee
Date:March 28th - March 31st 2024
Age Limit:18 years
Capacity:1500 a day
Doors Open:16:00
Official Hotel:Clarion Hotel® The Hub
2024 Tickets
Click on the links below to order tickets. The festival got a 18 year age limit. Tickets are non-refundable.
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4 Day PassMar 28-313500buy
ThursdayMar 28990buy
FridayMar 29990buy
SaturdayMar 30990Sold Out
SundayMar 31990buy

Club Stages: Free access with a 4-day festival wristband. If you do not have a 4-day wristband you can buy tickets to the specific club at the door. Limited capacity: First come first serve.

BLACK METAL BUS SIGHTSEEING
ThursdayMar 28795buy
FridayMar 29795Sold Out
SaturdayMar 30795buy
SundayMar 31795buy

CONFERENCE TICKETS
Conference PassMar 28-30700buy

INSTRUMENT CLINICS
Unleash Your Inner Demons *Mar 30280buy
* The conference pass includes access to both instrument clinics.

VEGA SCENE
Nosferatu w/Void ov VoicesMar 30330buy

PS: Ticket fees are included.

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.
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Running Low on 4 Day Festival Passes
By lfh on Sunday, January 28, 2024, 5:47 PM

We're currently running low on 4 day festival passes.

To secure yours in time go to: https://www.ticketmaster.no/event/inferno-metal-festival-2024-pass-tickets/715189?language=en-us

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Gorgoroth at Inferno 2024
By lfh on Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 5:45 PM

GorgorothNorwegian black metal band Gorgorth is confirmed for Inferno Metal Festival 2024. The band will replace At the Gates at their headliner spot on Friday 29th of March.

Gorgoroth is a Norwegian black metal band that emerged from the Norwegian black metal scene in the early 1990s. Gorgoroth gained notoriety not only for their musical contributions but also due to various controversies surrounding their provocative imagery and stage acts. Over the years, Gorgoroth has undergone several lineup changes, with Infernus remaining the sole consistent member. Their discography includes influential albums such as “Pentagram,” “Antichrist,” and “Under the Sign of Hell,” which have solidified their place as one of the pioneering acts in the black metal genre. Gorgoroth continues to be a force in the black metal scene, known for their theatrical stage presence and elaborate live performances. We are happy to have them back with us at Inferno Metal Festival 2024!
https://www.facebook.com/gorgorothofficial/

At the Gates Cancels, Gorgoroth Replaces
By lfh on Monday, January 22, 2024, 10:25 PM

We regret to inform you that At the Gates has been forced to cancel all upcoming shows in the spring and summer. This also includes Inferno Metal Festival 2024. Norwegian black metal band Gorgoroth will replace At the Gates.

The following statement is from the band:

"At the Gates has been forced to cancel all shows booked for spring and summer of 2024 due to reasons beyond our control"

We will open up the refund option for people with single day tickets to Friday March 29th.

If you have a Friday ticket and want a refund do the following:

- log into your account at https://www.ticketmaster.no
- choose the ticket order you want to refund
- click "Do you need assistance with this order?" and follow the instructions for refunds.
- the deadline for requesting a refund is February 15th.

PS: ticket fees are not refunded.

4 day festival passes or single day tickets to other days will not be refunded.

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Single Day Tickets to Saturday Sold Out
By lfh on Tuesday, December 19, 2023, 12:00 AM

Single day tickets to Saturday are now sold out. There are still 4 day festival passes and single day tickets to the other days left.

To secure your tickets go to https://www.ticketmaster.no/artist/inferno-metal-festival-tickets/890804?language=en-us

Saturday Sold Out
Running Low on Saturday Tickets
By lfh on Friday, December 15, 2023, 5:52 PM
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We are currently running low on Saturday single day tickets. To secure yours in time go to Ticketmaster at https://www.ticketmaster.no/artist/inferno-metal-festival-tickets/890804?language=en-us.

Inferno Now on Threads
By lfh on Thursday, December 14, 2023, 8:14 PM

ThreadsWe're now present on Threads. To get the latest festival news and information follow us there at https://www.threads.net/@infernofestivalnorway.

Inferno Magazine 2024 Out Now
By lfh on Monday, December 11, 2023, 11:53 PM

Inferno Magazine 2024 is out now! The magazine be found at places like Rock In, Kniven, Vaterland, Brewgata, Aye Aye Club, Revolver, Katakomben, Bar Flag, Blå, Sentralen, Henry & Sallys and Comfort Express.

Read interviews with Dimmu Borgir, Kampfar, At the Gates and more.

The digital issue of the magazine can be found here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2024 Schedule
By lfh on Friday, November 3, 2023, 5:26 PM

The Inferno 2024 concert schedule is now ready. To see the detailed schedule click here.

Club Stages: Free access with a 4-day festival wristband. If you do not have a 4-day wristband you can buy tickets to the specific club at the door. Limited capacity: First come first serve.

Single day tickets and festival passes are available at Ticketmaster.

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Complete Lineup for Inferno 2024
By lfh on Monday, October 30, 2023, 12:04 PM

All artists for Inferno Metal Festival 2024 are now confirmed. We can now announce that Taake, Orbit Culture, Madder Mortem, Shaving the Werewolf, Blodkvalt and Selvforakt are set to perform at next year’s festival.

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TAAKE
Taake can celebrate thirty years of Norwegian black metal and has just released their eighth album, ”Et hav av avstand.” Taake has always maintained the banner of Norwegian black metal high and stayed true to their style. While faithful to the true spirit of black metal, Taake has never been afraid to surprise and incorporate new elements into their music. Frontman Hoest is accompanied by a group of talented musicians when the band plays live, making Taake an excellent live act that always delivers solid performances. This will be Taake’s sixth appearance at the Inferno Metal Festival, and we look forward to having them back on our stage.
https://www.facebook.com/taakeofficial

ORBIT CULTURE
Orbit Culture is a Swedish melodic death metal band that was founded in 2013. The band has released three EPs and four albums so far. Their latest album, ”Descent,” was released this year and has received praise from fans and critics alike. The band last played in Norway as a support act for In Flames. Now, when they return to Norwegian soil, it will be at the Inferno Metal Festival for the first time.
https://www.facebook.com/OrbitCulture

MADDER MORTEM
Madder Mortem began as Mystery Tribe in 1993 and was one of the early bands from the modern Norwegian metal scene to break away from established genre boundaries. The band started in the doom metal genre but has evolved with each album, becoming a more experimental and diverse progressive band over the years. Five years after the release of their previous album, ”Marrow,” Madder Mortem is ready to unveil their eighth studio album. ”Old Eyes, New Heart” is scheduled for release on Dark Essence Records early in 2024. We eagerly await the return of one of Norway’s most interesting metal bands, led by one of the genre’s greatest and most unique voices.
https://www.facebook.com/mmortem

SHAVING THE WEREWOLF
Norwegian Shaving the Werewolf has been active since 2010. The band plays hardcore and is known for delivering intense, unrestrained performances. The band is intense, sweaty, and raucous. Get ready for an unforgettable concert experience when they come to the Inferno Metal Festival 2024.
https://www.facebook.com/shavingthewerewolf

BLODKVALT
Blodkvalt offers chaotic extreme metal played by the new generation of Oslo rockers. With references to genres like black metal, grindcore, punk, and noise, the band delivers extreme metal with a raw sound. After a handful of concerts throughout Norway, the band released their debut album, ”Algor Mortis”, in 2022, receiving positive reviews both in Norway and on the continent. Combining their favorite subgenres of extreme music with high tempo and almost painful vocal and instrumental performances, the band stands out clearly in the metal scene. Blodkvalt is a chaotic and chilling breath of fresh air in the Norwegian metal scene.

SELVFORAKT
Selvforakt delivers a powerful blend of black metal, sludge metal and Crust Punk, taking the listener on a dark and intense musical journey. The Tromsø-based band has found their unique sound through a shared passion for extreme music, cultivated in the skateboarding community. Rooted in Northern Norway, Selvforakt has created a sonic landscape that mirrors the harsh and unforgiving nature of the region. The band debuted with their self-titled album earlier this year, gaining recognition in underground circles.

Silent Movie Concert With Void ov Voices
By lfh on Sunday, October 22, 2023, 5:20 PM

We welcome you to a silent film concert where Attila Csihar’s Void ov Voices will create the music for the classic German horror film ”Nosferatu” from 1922. The silent film concert will take place at the cinema Vega Scene on Saturday, March 30th, at daytime during Inferno Metal Festival 2024. Separate tickets will be available for this performance.

VOID OV VOICES
Void ov VoicesVoid ov Voices is the solo project of Attila Csihar, known as the vocalist in Mayhem and Tormentor. In Void ov Voices, he uses only his own voice to create a soundscape of the dark and atmospheric variety. Csihar initiated this project in 2007 and has since performed numerous concerts with this concept. Void ov Voices has previously held a silent film concert in Oslo when they provided the music for ”The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” during Oslo Fright Fest in 2012. We look forward to another silent film concert with Void ov Voices in Oslo, this time accompanying ”Nosferatu”!
https://www.facebook.com/voidovvoice

NOSFERATU
The German silent film ”Nosferatu” was released in 1922 and was one of the first movies based on Bram Stoker’s ”Dracula.” Because they lacked the rights to the story, they changed names and locations, so Count Dracula became Count Orlok. However, this did not help, and the judiciary ruled that all the film reels of ”Nosferatu” should be destroyed. Fortunately, several reels survived, and F. W. Murnau’s great masterpiece endured. Now, over a hundred years later, the film still stands as one of the great classics in film history. We are excited to see and hear when Void ov Voices soundtracks the film during Inferno Metal Festival 2024.

Please note that Vega Scene has a limited number of seats, so be sure to act quickly to get tickets for the film concert.
https://www.ticketmaster.no/event/729131

Kampfar, Dödsrit, Tusmørke and more to Inferno 2024
By lfh on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, 5:58 PM

Several artists are confirmed for Inferno Metal Festival 2024. It is with great joy that we can
present Kampfar, Dödsrit, Tusmørke, Forcefed Horsehead, Inchoation, Terminal and Deathbarrel.

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KAMPFAR
The Norwegian black metal band started in 1994 and has since released a total of nine albums and two EPs. This means that Kampfar can celebrate a full 30 years with us at Inferno in 2024 and their fantastic career. Especially in recent years, the band has established itself as one of the truly strong Norwegian artists both on record and live. Kampfar won the Spellemannprisen in 2015 for ”Profan”, and they were nominated for the Spellemannprisen for ”Ofidians Manifest” in 2019. Last year, ”Til klovers takt” was released, earning them another well-deserved Spellemannpris. But awards are not the most important; the band has consistently delivered quality in all aspects. From solid albums to excellent concerts. In 2022, they played a fantastic concert at Inferno Metal Festival, and it’s delightful to have them back with us in 2024.
https://www.facebook.com/kampfarofficial

DÖDSRIT
The Swedish black metal band Dödsrit released their debut album in 2017 and has since released two more records. The band has garnered positive reviews over the years and is one of the more exciting Swedish black metal bands in recent times. Dödsrit has never played in Norway before, and we look forward to having them with us at Inferno Metal Festival 2024.
https://www.facebook.com/DODSRIT

TUSMØRKE
Tusmørke is a Norwegian psychedelic prog-rock band, often with occult themes of witchcraft and sorcery. The band has released a total of eleven albums so far. The latest, ”Hestehoven,” was released this year and has received much acclaim. You can experience the band’s unique music live for the first time at Inferno Metal Festival 2024.
https://www.facebook.com/Tusmorke/

FORCEFED HORSEHEAD
Norwegian Forcefed Horsehead has been serving Oslo audiences with groove death metal since 2011. In 2015, the band’s debut album ”Hunting Witches” showed a group hungry to spread brutal rhythms with deep death growls. After a vocalist change and more, the band is back with the follow-up ”Monoceros,” released earlier this year. Therefore, Forcefed Horsehead is set to perform at Inferno Metal Festival 2024.
https://www.facebook.com/forcefedhorsehead

INCHOATION
Inchoation is a new Norwegian death metal band. They have not released any music so far, but those fortunate enough to have seen the band live can attest that this is promising material.
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100089886579980

TERMINAL
Terminal is a new band from Oslo and released their debut album ”R.A.T.S.” earlier this year. The band consists of Pål Salvesen and Jake Ralph, who have together crafted something that can be described as dark industrial music. But it’s challenging to pigeonhole the duo into a specific genre as Terminal sets no boundaries for themselves. This must be experienced when they perform live at Inferno Metal Festival for the first time.
https://www.facebook.com/terminal.oslo

DEATHBARREL
Deathbarrel were spawned in a Norwegian prison back in 2012. Naturally we`re talking about outlaw country music. The real thing so to speak. Deathbarrel is a moving, living, fornicating, hard drinking foot stomping shindig of a band, feasting on harsh winters, harsher women and lethal amounts of bourbon. With its dark and eerie vibe, pitch black humor and kerosin breath, Deathbarrel slithers its way through damp swamps, cold mountains, grey courtrooms and sweaty bayous and fjords! Deathbarrel is the truth. After a few successful gigs in 2023 we are happy to have Deathbarrel back in 2024.
https://www.facebook.com/deathbarrel

KIM DIAZ / HOLM COSTIN CHIOREANU’S H.P. DOOMCRAFT
By lfh on Sunday, October 15, 2023, 7:18 PM

H.P. DoomcraftH.P. Doomcraft is the collaboration between storyteller/visual artist Kim Diaz Holm and musician Costin Chioreanu, translating four of the least known tales of the father of cosmic horror, H.P. Lovecraft, into an unique and transcendental audio-visual experience. The prose-poems “Nyarlathotep”, “What the Moon Brings”, “Memory”, and “Ex-Oblivione” were all directly inspired by Lovecraft’s powerful dreams, and Holms haunting narration and art combined with Chioreanu’s otherworldly music will bring it to nightmarish new life.

Known to Inferno fans for headbanging while drawing the concerts from the photopit, Kim Diaz Holm / Den Unge Herr Holm has worked with bands like Solstafir, Abbath, and 1349. He has worked a lot with horror art, and 2012 he released his graphic novel adaptation of H.P. Lovecraft’s Pickman’s Model. Holm releases all his art for free use, and under the moniker Den Unge Herr Holm he tells stories and draws for his sizable audience on TikTok and YouTube and more.

As a visual artist, Costin Chioreanu is an expert at translating the power of music into images, for bands like At The Gates, Enslaved, Ghost, and many, many more. But Chioreanu is also a very complex and unique musician, bringing into our dimension lots of sublime releases in the last 20 years, no matter if we are talking about the bands he composed and recorded music with, or about his solo records. He has collaborated with artists like Attila Csihar (Mayhem), David Tibet (Current 93), Mirai Kawashima (Sigh), Sofia Sarri, Rune Eriksen (Vltimas, Ex-Mayhem), and many others. Those who know his musical endeavour know to expect that his live musical channellings to bring wildly, on the spot, messages from the unseen. The collaboration with Holm will present, as a worldwide première, a new dimension of his alien music work.

Follow @denungeherrholm on all social media and denungeherrholm.com
Listen to Costin Chioreanu’s music at https://linktr.ee/costin.chioreanu

Cynic, Dwaal, Jo Quail and More Ready for Inferno 2024
By lfh on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, 5:45 PM

We can confirm several artists for Inferno Metal Festival 2024. This time, we welcome Cynic, Dwaal, Jo Quail, Automaton, Celestial Scourge, and Deception to Inferno Metal Festival 2024.

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CYNIC
Cynic is an American progressive rock band. Starting as a thrash metal band in 1987, they transitioned into a more progressive direction, incorporating various styles into their music, resulting in the album ”Focus” in 1993. After a hiatus, they reunited in 2006, releasing ”Traced in Air” in 2008. Following ”Kindly Bent to Free Us” in 2014, there was another brief break. In 2021, their latest release, ”Ascension Codes,” came out as a pure progressive rock album. Despite having been in Norway only a few times before, they are now ready for their first appearance at Inferno Metal Festival.
https://www.facebook.com/Cynicofficialpage/

DWAAL
Dwaal is a Norwegian sludge metal band formed in 2014. In 2020, they received acclaim for their debut album ”Gospel of the Vile.” The band recently released the follow-up, ”Never Enough,” which is even heavier and more doomish. Dwaal is returning to Inferno Metal Festival after a successful performance at this year’s festival.
https://www.facebook.com/dwaaldoom

JO QUAIL
Jo Quail is an internationally acclaimed composer and virtuoso cellist from London. Comfortable performing solo, with bands, or in collaboration with choirs and orchestras, Jo freely crosses genre boundaries, evoking emotions and taking audiences into uncharted territory at each concert. Her lively performances have won hearts in the contemporary classical world and among enthusiasts of progressive music, post rock, metal, and electronica. This will be Jo Quail’s first appearance at Inferno Metal Festival.
https://www.facebook.com/JoQuailCello

AUTOMATON
Automaton is a psychedelic drone doom black metal band from Greece that started in 2011. Since then, the band has released two EPs and an album. They have never played in the Nordic region before, so we look forward to having the Greeks on Norwegian soil for the first time.
https://www.facebook.com/Automaton.Athens/

CELESTIAL SCOURGE
Celestial Scourge is a relatively new death metal band from various locations in Norway. Last year, they released the single ”Elliptical Orbit,” and earlier this year, the EP ”Dimensions Unfurled” came out. They describe their music as a mix of cosmic, brutal technical death metal. The band consists of members from Blood Red Throne, Filthdigger, Ruun, Vorbid, Deception and You Suffer. Having only played one concert so far, we look forward to seeing what Celestial Scourge can achieve at Inferno Metal Festival 2024.
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100086457039327

DECEPTION
The symphonic death metal band Deception hails from the west coast of Norway and formerly went by the name Art of Deception. They released an EP and two albums before shortening their name to Deception in 2018. Since then, the band has released another EP and an album titled ”The Mire,” incorporating symphonic elements into their death metal. Deception includes members from Blood Red Throne, Celestial Scourge, Lysjakt, Vorbid, and Todesking. The band has previously performed at festivals like Karmøygeddon, By:Larm, and Bloodstock, and now it’s time to bring them to Inferno Metal Festival.
https://www.facebook.com/DeceptionNO

Summer Breeze Presents Vorga at Inferno 2024
By lfh on Sunday, October 8, 2023, 5:38 PM

Norway’s biggest extreme metal festival Inferno Metal Festival and Germany’s Summer Breeze Open Air launch a band exchange program.

The fact that Norway and Germany have excellent underground scenes with first-class bands is proven year after year with great releases and thrilling live performances by up-and-coming bands, as well as with countless applications reaching the festival organizers.

Inferno Metal Festival and Summer Breeze Open Air are launching a band exchange program from 2024, with each festival offering a slot to one Norwegian and one German band. The aim is not only to give up-and-coming bands the opportunity to perform abroad, but also to gain new fans. Thus, Summer Breeze will present a German band at the Inferno Metal Festival in Oslo for the first time in April 2024, while Inferno Metal Festival will send one of the most promising Norwegian extreme metal newcomers to Dinkelsühl for Summer Breeze in August.

VorgaVorga is a German black metal band from Karlsruhe. The band released their debut album “Striving Toward Oblivion” in 2022 to great acclaim.

From Chris ‘Jagger’ Jäger, head of booking at Summer Breeze Open Air:
Vorga came to our attention practically out of nowhere and we loved them from the very first second. With their wonderfully driving, majestic, atmospherically dense, and melodic black metal, the guys from Karlsruhe were preaching to the choir, so we immediately invited them to play a show at Summer Breeze. After they had convinced not only us, but also numerous fans live in Dinkelsbühl in August, it was obvious for us to propose this band to the Inferno Metal Festival for Easter 2024. If you like blackened (death) metal with captivating melodies, you shouldn’t miss the debut show of the Germans in Oslo!

https://www.facebook.com/VorgaBand

 

Dimmu Borgir to Inferno 2024
By lfh on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 5:32 PM

We are thrilled to have the legendary symphonic black metal band Dimmu Borgir back with us at the Inferno Metal Festival! Dimmu Borgir is considered one of the world’s greatest symphonic black metal bands og all time, and we look forward to having them on their home turf at Inferno Metal Festival 2024.

Dimmu BorgirDimmu Borgir needs no introduction. The band is one of the most renowned in Norway, transcending genres, and has sold millions of albums. They have earned prestigious Norwegian awards such as Spellemannsprisen and Alarmprisen, as well as international honors like Metal Hammer’s Golden Gods Award. They have performed with the Kringkastingsorkestret and the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra at a sold out concert at Oslo Spektrum and headlining Wacken Open Air. Through thick and thin, they have steadfastly stood their ground, unswayed by trends or criticism. Dimmu Borgir is an institution in Norwegian music, delivering classics like ”Progenies of the Great Apocalypse,” ”Mourning Palace,” ”Puritania,” ”Gateways,” ”Dimmu Borgir,” ”Spellbound (by the Devil),” ”Interdimensional Summit,” and many more over nine albums. Dimmu Borgir first graced the Inferno Metal Festival stage in 2002, and it is always a grand event when they take the stage at Rockefeller. It will be no different when they do so in 2024! The band hasn’t played many gigs in recent years, so this will be a rare opportunity to see them live.
https://www.facebook.com/dimmuborgir

Me and That Man, Mantar and more to Inferno 2024
By lfh on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, 4:04 PM

We are excited to announce even more artists for Inferno Metal Festival 2024. This time, we present Me and That Man, Mantar, Befouled, Zustand Null and Visegard!

Me and That ManDark folk-rock, country, and gothic blues – probably not what you expected at Inferno! But that’s exactly what you’ll get when Me and That Man take the stage at Rockefeller during Easter 2024. And maybe it’s not such a surprise when you know that the mastermind behind this project is none other than Adam “Nergal” Darski from Behemoth! On their three released albums so far, he has been joined by guests like Gary Holt, Abbath, Blaze Bayley, Alissa White-Gluz, Corey Taylor, Ihsahn, David Vincent, and many more. This will be a concert like no other.
https://www.facebook.com/meandthatman

MantarMantar is a German duo consisting of drummer Erinç Sakarya and guitarist Hanno Klänhard. They were inspired by bands like Melvins, Darkthrone, and Motörhead when they formed Mantar, resulting in unique music that blends sludge metal, rock ‘n’ roll and black metal. Since their inception in 2012, they have released five albums. Their latest work is titled “Pain Is Forever and This Is the End,” which has received glowing reviews. This will be the band’s first appearance at Inferno Metal Festival.
https://www.facebook.com/MantarBand

BefouledØstfold is not far from Sweden, so it’s perhaps not surprising that the death metal band Befouled is one of Norway’s most avid users of Boss HM-2 pedals. If you want that buzzsaw sound in your death metal, Befouled is the band to reckon with. They have released two albums of old-school death metal so far, with “Denying Pulse” coming out last year. We look forward to having the band with us at Inferno Metal Festival 2024.
https://www.facebook.com/Befouled

Zustand NullOslo-based band Zustand Null has built a solid reputation in the metal underground since their formation in 2016, initially going by the name Ignotus for a few years. Finally, in 2023, their debut album “Beyond the Limit of Sanity” was released, and it was definitely worth the wait. The result is solid black metal of the finest kind. The band is already back in the studio working on their follow-up, so we can look forward to their next release and, of course, their performance at Inferno Metal Festival 2024.
https://www.facebook.com/zustandnull

VisegardVisegard hails from Telemark and plays old-school black metal, reminiscent of the kind we all loved in the 90s. They released a fantastic debut album in 2014, and since then, we’ve been eagerly awaiting a followup. We got a taste in 2021 when they released a split album with Kirkebrann – and it left us craving more. So, we are thrilled to have the band at Inferno for the very first time.
https://www.facebook.com/Visegardofficial

 

Arthur Brown, Koldbrann and Bell Witch Ready for Inferno 2024
By lfh on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, 5:47 PM

We are excited to announce more artists to Inferno Metal Festival 2024. This time we can serve you American funeral doom metal band Bell Witch, Norwegian black metal masters Koldbrann and The God of Hellfire himself: Arthur Brown!

Arthur BrownI am the God of Hellfire! We are going back to 1967 when this British guy started a band called The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and soon after released a single called “Fire”. On stage he would wear a helmet on fire and use extreme make-up – pre-dating both Alice Cooper and Kiss. Being so early he is of course one of the most important figures in what was to come later on. “A guy called Arthur Brown... was a big influence of mine”, the words belong to Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson. “Without Arthur Brown, there’d be no Alice Cooper”, said Alice Cooper himself. “We were still seeing bands come out in three-piece suits singing love songs, but this guy comes out screaming, ‘I am the God of Hellfire’. Did Arthur Brown influence Kiss? I think so. God of Hellfire… God of Thunder. The flames, the make-up, the craziness”, a quote of Gene Simmons from Kiss. The list goes on. The legend still lives on and still performs in all his craziness! See Arthur Brown at Inferno Metal Festival for the very first time!
https://www.facebook.com/arthurbrownmusic

KoldbrannFounded in 2001 in Drammen, Norway, Koldbrann emerged during a time when the Norwegian black metal scene was already firmly established, but they managed to carve out their own unique niche in the genre. Koldbrann’s early releases, like their debut album “Nekrotisk Inkvisition” (2003) and “Moribund” (2006), established them as a potent force in the Norwegian underground black metal scene. Koldbrann continued to refine their sound and released the critically acclaimed album “Vertigo” in 2013. Their commitment to black metal’s core principles while pushing the boundaries of the genre demonstrates their enduring influence and importance in the global black metal community. Koldbrann last performed at Inferno Metal Festival in 2009 and it is time to bring them back to our stage!
https://www.facebook.com/koldbrannofficial

Bell WitchFormed in Seattle, Washington, in 2010, the duo of Dylan Desmond (bass and vocals) and Jesse Shreibman (drums and vocals) has forged a unique path within the world of funeral doom metal called Bell Witch. What sets Bell Witch apart from many other bands in the genre is their minimalist approach. With just bass, drums, and vocals, they craft epic, slow-moving compositions that stretch the boundaries of what can be achieved with such limited instrumentation. Bell Witch’s music is characterized by its excruciatingly slow tempos, crushing heaviness, and a profound sense of melancholy. Bell Witch’s fourth LP was released in 2023 via Profound Lore and contains one continuous 83-minute piece unfolding as a single track. Exactly the same length as on “Mirror Reaper” from 2017. This will be Bell Witch’s first show at Inferno Metal Festival.
https://www.facebook.com/BellWitchDoom

 

Black Metal Bus Sightseeing
By lfh on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 8:44 PM

The Black Metal Bus sightseeing with Anders Odden is back! NEW ROUTING 2024

A trip through some of the places that marked the beginning of the legend that became NORWEGIAN BLACK METAL.

Conducted by Anders Odden (Cadaver, Celtic Frost, Order)

Bus TourFor the normal music fan the story of Norwegian black metal is essencially something about murder, suicide and church fires. Between 1991 and 1993 many of the most important events in this dark chapter in Norwegian music history took place in Oslo and we have put together a field trip to the sights that takes you back in time.

In the beginning there is always someone that does something new and then gets people to follow a new vision. Through his record store, Helvete, and his band, Mayhem, Øystein Aarseth aka Euronymous became the key person. He inspired and promoted all the early bands in the early Norwegian metal scene such as Emperor, Darkthrone, Immortal, Burzum etc.

He was subsequently killed by the infamous leader of Burzum, Varg Vikernes aka Count Grishnack, in his apartment on the 10th of August 1993 after a whole year of turmoil in the growing but obscure underground scene of Oslo and Bergen alike.

This date marked the end of an era and the small scene that until then was totally unknown to the public was in the tabloid media and made headlines far outside Norway.

Anders Odden formed his first black metal band, Slaught, in 1986 after attending a rehearsal with Mayhem at the age of 14. He was one of the pioneers in the infancy of the Norwegian scene dealing with tape trading, organizing of concerts and creating more and more extreme music on his own. He formed Cadaver in 1988 and released the first Norwegian death metal album on Earache Records in 1990. His band played shows with Darkthrone, Mayhem, Old Funeral and many more bands of what would become the Norwegian black metal scene in the beginning. This field trip has exclusive anecdotes and personal memories of the early life of the scene from someone who was there.

BLACK METAL BUS SIGHTSEEING - A FIELD TRIP THROUGH NORWEGIAN BLACK METAL
12:00 Departure The Hub, Inferno Festival hotel.
12:30 Langhus station - Photo op - Those who know knows
13:30 Visit to NESEBLOD RECORDS the site of “HELVETE” 1991-1993
15:00 Holmenkollen Kapell, re-done after church-fire 23rd of August 1992
16:00 Return to the Hub, Inferno Festival hotel.

Candlemass, Nordjevel and In Twilight's Embrace to Inferno 2024
By lfh on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, 4:47 PM

We are proud to announce Swedish legendary doom masters Candlemass, Norwegian black metal band Nordjevel and Polish black metal band In Twilight’s Embrace to Inferno Metal Festival 2024.

CandlemassCandlemass is a renowned Swedish band that has left an indelible mark on the world of doom metal. Formed in Stockholm in 1984, the band is often credited with pioneering the genre of epic doom metal, characterized by its slow, heavy riffs and emotionally charged lyrics. One of their most iconic works is their debut album “Epicus Doomicus Metallicus,” released in 1986. This album not only set the stage for their future endeavors but also established them as a force to be reckoned with in the metal world. Candlemass has gone through various lineup changes and periods of activity over the years, but the band’s founder and bassist, Leif Edling, has been the main creative force behind their music, bringing a sense of depth and complexity to their songwriting. With their distinct sound and unwavering commitment to their artistic vision, Candlemass stands as a legendary figure in the realm of heavy metal. That can still be heard on their latest effort, the 2022 album “Sweet Evil Sun”. Candlemass performed at the 2005 edition of Inferno Metal Festival – so we are looking forward to welcoming them back to the festival for an epic doom show.
https://www.facebook.com/candlemass

NordjevelNordjevel is a Norwegian black metal band that emerged onto the scene in 2015. The name, which translates to “Northern Devil,” captures the essence of their music – dark, intense, and diabolical. With members from established Norwegian acts like Ragnarok, Odium and Doedsvangr, Nordjevel is a force that knows their business well. Their aim is to create a sound that pays homage to the traditional elements of black metal while infusing it with their own signature ferocity. Known for their captivating stage presence and relentless energy, Nordjevel has solidified their place in the contemporary black metal scene, carrying forward the legacy of Norwegian extreme metal with an unapologetically fierce and intense approach. Their latest album, “Gnavhòl”, might just be their best so far and we are looking forward to seeing and hearing the band when they return to Inferno Metal Festival for a third time.
https://www.facebook.com/nordjevelofficial

In Twilight's EmbracePolish metal band In Twilight’s Embrace has been a force in the extreme music scene since their formation in 2003. With a style that seamlessly blends elements of death metal and black metal, their music is a dark and intense journey through aggressive riffs, blistering drum work, and emotionally charged vocals. Throughout their discography, In Twilight’s Embrace has showcased their ability to create an atmosphere of tension and raw energy, often touching on themes of death, sacrifice and the decline of mankind. Their commitment to their craft is evident in their powerful live performances. The band’s evolution and growth have garnered them a dedicated following within both the Polish and international metal scenes, solidifying their place as a significant player in the modern metal landscape. This will be In Twilight’s Embrace first concert in Oslo.
https://www.facebook.com/intwilightsembrace

Winterfylleth, Vltimas and Phantom Fire to Inferno 2024
By lfh on Wednesday, August 9, 2023, 5:37 PM

We are proud to announce UK black metal band Winterfylleth, blackened death metal band Vltimas and Norwegian speed black metal band Phantom Fire to Inferno Metal Festival 2024.

WinterfyllethWinterfylleth is a prominent metal band hailing from the United Kingdom, known for their compelling blend of black metal with an atmospheric and folk-inspired touch. At the core of Winterfylleth’s sound is a captivating juxtaposition of ferocious black metal elements and a profound connection to their cultural and historical roots. Winterfylleth’s commitment to their craft extends beyond their music, as they often incorporate visual art and aesthetics into their presentations. Their live performances are known for their intensity and the band’s ability to recreate the atmospheres they evoke on their albums. So we can’t wait to have Winterfylleth perform at Inferno Metal Festival for the first time!
https://www.facebook.com/Winterfylleth

VltimasVltimas is a formidable metal supergroup that brings together a trio of renowned musicians, each with their own legacy in the extreme metal scene. The band’s lineup comprises David Vincent (former Morbid Angel) on vocals, Rune “Blasphemer” Eriksen (ex-Mayhem) on guitar, and Flo Mounier (Cryptopsy) on drums. This convergence of talent from different corners of the metal world has resulted in a distinctive and powerful sonic offering. Vltimas is a testament to the individual prowess of its members, showcasing a fusion of death and black metal elements that push the boundaries of the genre. Even though Blasphemer is originally from Norway, the band has only played once in his homeland. So it is time to bring Vltimas to Inferno Metal Festival for the very first time!
https://www.facebook.com/VLTIMAS

Phantom FirePhantom Fire emerges as a captivating and ferocious force as one of the newer metal bands Norway has to offer. Hailing from Bergen, this band has rapidly carved a niche for themselves with their unique blend of speed metal and black metal. Phantom Fire consists of band members from such bands as Aeternus, Gaahls Wyrd, Gravdal, Malignant Eternal and Kraków. The band has just released their new album “Eminente Lucifer Libertad “ to great acclaim and are ready to take on the world! Phantom Fire is undoubtedly a band to watch as they rise from the metal underground. It is time to bring Phantom Fire to Inferno Metal Festival!
https://www.facebook.com/PhantomFireOfficial

At the Gates to Inferno 2024
By lfh on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, 5:43 PM

We are proud to announce the legendary melodic death metal band At the Gates to Inferno Metal Festival 2024. The Swedish band has played a significant role in shaping the landscape of melodic death metal. This will be the first performance for At the Gates at Inferno Metal Festival.

At the GatesFormed in 1990 in Gothenburg, At the Gates quickly gained recognition for their intense and pioneering sound, characterized by a potent combination of ferocious death metal elements and intricate, harmonious guitar melodies. The band’s seminal album, “Slaughter of the Soul” (1995), is often regarded as one of the cornerstones of the melodic death metal genre, setting new standards for aggression and melody. Despite their initial disbandment in 1996, At The Gates’ legacy endured, and their influence continued to resonate within the metal community. In 2007, the band reunited, much to the excitement of fans worldwide. They proved their enduring relevance with the release of “At War with Reality” in 2014, their first album in 19 years, which received critical acclaim and further solidified their position as one of the genre’s most important acts. The band have continued to release great albums with “To Drink from the Night Itself” (2018) and “The Nightmare of Being” (2021).

At The Gates are known for their live performances and are known for their intensity and captivating energy, making them an unmissable experience for metal enthusiasts. So it is with excitement we are looking forward to having them perform at Inferno Metal Festival for the very first time.
https://www.facebook.com/AtTheGatesOfficial

More Bands Ready for Inferno 2024
By lfh on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, 5:20 PM

We are excited to announce the second batch of artists to Inferno Metal Festival 2024 – that will be held 28 to 31 March 2024. We welcome to Inferno 2024: Carpathian Forest, Cattle Decapitation, Signs of the Swarm, Umbra Conscientia, 200 Stab Wounds and Vomit Forth.

Carpathian ForestCarpathian Forest is a renowned Norwegian black metal band that has left an indelible mark on the metal scene since its inception in 1992. The band released their first demo, “Bloodlust and Perversion,” in 1992, which immediately garnered attention within the underground black metal scene. Carpathian Forest unleashed their debut album, “Black Shining Leather,” in 1998, solidifying their place in the black metal pantheon. The band continued to release critically acclaimed albums such as “Strange Old Brew” (2000), “Defending the Throne of Evil” (2003), and “Fuck You All!!!!” (2006). Over the years, Carpathian Forest has faced several line-up changes and tumultuous periods, but their music remained steadfast and captivating. Their contributions to the genre have solidified their place as pioneers of Norwegian black metal.
https://www.facebook.com/carpathianforest

 

Cattle DecapitationCattle Decapitation is an American extreme metal band hailing from San Diego, California. Formed in 1996, the band has risen to become one of the most prominent and influential acts in the realms of grindcore and death metal. Their early releases showcased their intense, rapid-fire instrumentation, aggressive vocals, and uncompromising brutality. Their 2009 album “The Harvest Floor” marked a significant turning point, further expanding their sonic palette and incorporating a more progressive approach while maintaining their ferocity. Cattle Decapitation’s albums, such as “Monolith of Inhumanity” (2012), “The Anthropocene Extinction” (2015), and “Death Atlas” (2019), have all received widespread acclaim, further solidifying their status in extreme metal. Their newest album, “Terrasite”, was released earlier this year, making another great chapter in the band’s history. The album has received great reviews and we are exited to see Cattle Decapitation bring it to the stage at Inferno Metal Festival 2024!
https://www.facebook.com/cattledecapitation

Signs of the Swarm is an American deathcore band that has been making waves in the heavy music scene since their formation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 2014. Renowned for their crushing and intense sound, the band has quickly gained recognition for their brutal approach to deathcore, combining ferocious instrumentation with guttural vocals and relentless aggression. In 2016, the band released their debut fulllength album, “Senseless Order,” which laid the groundwork for their signature sound. Their live shows are known for their energy and intensity, leaving audiences with a profound and unforgettable experience.
https://www.facebook.com/signsoftheswarm

From Costa Rica and Germany, the black metal band Umbra Conscientia, return to Norway after holding their very first gig at Beyond the Gates in Bergen in 2022. Their second album, “Nigredine Mundi”, yet again released by Terratur Possessions, came out the same year. The band swiftly gained a following with superb feedback all around. The band has yet again delivered an aggressive, heavy, hard hitting, pitch black metal album and there’s no holding back.
https://www.facebook.com/UmbraConscientia

200 Stab Wounds is a American death metal band known for their brutal and unrelenting approach to extreme music. Their music is characterized by a fusion of traditional death metal elements with technicality, precision, and a touch of eerie ambiance, creating a visceral and haunting listening experience. 200 Stab Wounds’ debut album “Slave to the Scalpel” was released in 2019 and we can’t wait to get more music from the death metal band.
https://www.facebook.com/200StabWounds

Vomit Forth is a brutal death metal band from Connecticut in the United States. The band released their debut album “Seething Malevolence” in 2022 to great acclaim. This will be Vomit Forth first performance in Norway.
https://www.facebook.com/vomitforth

First Bands to Inferno 2024
By lfh on Friday, June 16, 2023, 5:14 PM

We are excited to announce the first batch of artists to Inferno Metal Festival 2024 – that will be held 28 to 31 March 2024. So far we have selected a few classic bands as well as some of the more vital and exciting new-comers. We welcome to Inferno 2024:

Borknagar, Sólstafir, Finntroll, Keep of Kalessin, Misþyrming, Saor, Konvent, Khold, Crypta, Extermination Dismemberment, Orm, Tilintetgjort, Imbalance, Nakkeknaekker and Horrifier.

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Official Festival Hotel 2024
By lfh on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, 8:03 PM

The Inferno family: audience and artists, media and music industry will gather at the official festival hotel Clarion The Hub for happenings, partying and a good night sleep. The Inferno Music Conference will take place at the hotel in the daytime Thursday and Friday. There will be pre- and after- parties in the Hub Bar with Inferno DJs, artist interviews, the famous Black Metal Auction hosted by Tore Bratseth and more! For guests staying at the hotel, it will be Oslo’s best hotel breakfast until 11:00 (you don`t want to miss it) and free access to swimming pool and sauna.

The Hub boasts Oslo’s best location, right in the city centre, next to Oslo Central Station and the Airport Express Train – and only about a five minutes walk from the venues Rockefeller & John Dee, SALT, Kniven, Vaterland and Rock In. No expensive taxi rides!

The special Inferno discount price is valid in the period March 24th to April 1st 2024. Extend your stay and experience Oslo!

These prices will increase from February 28th 2024.

For more information click here or go to directly to the hotel to book. Make sure the "Inferno" booking code is enabled to get the discounted prices.

Thank You
By lfh on Monday, April 10, 2023, 6:34 PM

We would like to thank our volunteers and crew, Rockefeller crew, The Hub crew, partners, sponsors, press, photographers, video crew, tattoo artists, exhibitors, stands, DJs, IMC delegates and participants, all the artists as well as everybody else that made this year's edition a huge success.

Last but not least, we would like to thank all the metal fans that attended Inferno Metal Festival 2023. Thanks for all the great enthusiastic feedback! That's why we are doing this and it makes all the hard work worthwhile! You are all awesome!

We welcome you all again at Inferno Metal Festival March 28th to 31st 2024. See you next year and stay metal!

Ticket Exchange & Accreditation Sunday April 9th
By lfh on Sunday, April 9, 2023, 12:05 PM

Here are the times and locations for exchanging tickets to wristbands and accreditation today.

Ticket Exchange:
Today you can exchange your 4 day passes and single day ticket for Friday at the following time and location:

16:00-24:00: The Anno entrance at the venue, Rockefeller (on the opposite side of the building compared to the main entrance).

Accreditation/Ticket Pickup
If you are accredited as a guest, press or if you have been told to pick up you ticket at the accreditation you can get your stuff at the following location .

16:00-22:30: At the Rockefeller office entrance in Badstugata just around the corner from festival venue entrance.

Ticket Sales:
There are tickets available for Sunday at Ticketmaster here: https://www.ticketmaster.no/event/inferno-metal-festival-2023-sunday-ticket-tickets/689799?language=en-us

Ticket Exchange & Accreditation Saturday April 8th
By lfh on Saturday, April 8, 2023, 1:19 PM

Here are the times and locations for exchanging tickets to wristbands and accreditation today.

Ticket Exchange:
Today you can exchange your 4 day passes and single day ticket for Friday at the following time and location:

16:00-24:00: The Anno entrance at the venue, Rockefeller (on the opposite side of the building compared to the main entrance).

Accreditation/Ticket Pickup
If you are accredited as a guest, press or if you have been told to pick up you ticket at the accreditation you can get your stuff at the following location .

16:00-22:30: At the Rockefeller office entrance in Badstugata just around the corner from festival venue entrance.

Ticket Sales:
There are a VERY LIMITED amount of tickets left for today which can be bought at Ticketmaster here: https://www.ticketmaster.no/event/inferno-metal-festival-2023-saturday-ticket-tickets/689795?language=en-us

Ticket Exchange & Accreditation Friday April 7th
By lfh on Friday, April 7, 2023, 10:50 AM

Here are the times and locations for exchanging tickets to wristbands and accreditation today.

Ticket Exchange:
Today you can exchange your 4 day passes and single day ticket for Friday at the following time and location:

16:00-24:00: The Anno entrance at the venue, Rockefeller (on the opposite side of the building compared to the main entrance).

Accreditation/Ticket Pickup
If you are accredited as a guest, press or if you have been told to pick up you ticket at the accreditation you can get your stuff at the following location .

16:00-22:30: At the Rockefeller office entrance in Badstugata just around the corner from festival venue entrance.

Ticket Sales:
Tickets for today can be bought at Ticketmaster here: https://www.ticketmaster.no/event/inferno-metal-festival-2023-friday-ticket-tickets/689791?language=en-us

New Schedule Page/Application
By lfh on Thursday, April 6, 2023, 8:11 AM

We've got a new schedule and lineup page in development that you can use during the festival for a better overview of concerts, signing session and conference events going on. This schedule will work on desktop, tablet or mobile devices.

To use the schedule go to https://schedule.infernofestival.com/


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After adding an email address you will receive  an email where you can confirm your registration and continue using the app as a logged in user.

Development in Progress
This schedule is a development in progress so minor issues may occur. Please use the feedback icon that will appear in the lower right corner if you want to give us any feedback regarding the use, any issues you notice or general feedback.

Ticket Exchange & Accreditation Thursday April 6th
By lfh on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 10:49 PM

Here are todays times and locations for exchanging tickets to wristbands and accreditation.

Ticket Exchange:
Today you can exchange your 4 day passes and Thursday tickets at the following times and locations:

10:00-16:00: Clarion Hotel The Hub
15:00-24:00: The ticket exchange tent just beside the main entrance at the festival venue Rockefeller.

Accreditation/Ticket Pickup
If you are accredited as a guest, press or if you have been told to pick up you ticket at the accreditation you can get your stuff at the following location .

15:30-22:30: At the Rockefeller office entrance in Badstugata just around the corner from festival venue entrance.

Conference Accreditation:
If you're attending the conference you can get your access at the following time and location:

11:00-16:00: Clarion Hotel The Hub

Ticket Sales:
Today is sold out, but there are still single day tickets left for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Go to Ticketmaster to secure your ticket: https://www.ticketmaster.no/artist/inferno-metal-festival-tickets/890804?language=en-us

Signing Sessions at Inferno 2023
By lfh on Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 9:33 AM

Bring your stuff and meet and greet with the artists at Rockefeller. The signing sessions will take place at the first room (Annex) to the left when you enter the venue. You can't miss it!

Thursday 6. April
19:30 Blood Red Throne

Friday 7. April:
18:30 Dordeduh
19:15 Odium
20:00 Mork

Saturday 8. April:
18.30 Nile
19.15 Sakis Tolis

Sunday 9. April:
17:45 Urgehal

Ticket->Wristband Exchange
By lfh on Monday, April 3, 2023, 11:06 PM

Below is information about how to exchange your ticket into a wristband for access to the festival.

We encourage you to exchange your ticket into a wristband as early as possible.

The main stage at Rockefeller Music Hall will open at 16:00 but we will let people that have exchanged their ticket into a wristband into the John Dee venue from 15:00 on Thursday April 6th. Entering John Dee before the main doors open ensures you will be among the first to be able to access the main concert hall in good time before the first band goes on stage.

Club Concerts Wednesday April 5th.

If you have a 4 day festival ticket you can attend one of the club concerts at Salt, Blaa and Vaterland for free Wednesday. It is on a first come first serve basis until the venue is full. You do not need a festival wristband to enter, just show your festival ticket at the door (be it in physical form or on your phone).

Club Concerts at Daytime Thursday-Sunday.

If you have a 4 day festival ticket you can attend club concerts at Kniven, Rock In, Vaterland and Brewgata at daytime for free. It is on a first come first serve basis until the venue is full. Show your festival wristband to enter.

4 Day Pass or Single Day Tickets for All 4 days

When you have tickets for all 4 days you can exchange them into a festival wristband covering all 4 days in the same manner as if you had a 4 day festival pass. The exchange can be done at the following places and times:

Thursday April 6th:

10:00-16:00: The lobby at our official festival hotel, The Hub.

15:00-24:00: The tent next to the festival main entrance at Rockefeller.

If you arrive at a later date than "expected" you can of course exchange your 4 day pass the other days as well. See the single day ticket locations and times for further information about exchanging your pass at a later date.

Single Day Tickets

Single day tickets can only be exchanged into wristbands on the day the single day ticket is valid. If you have single day tickets for all remaining days we will try to give you a multi-day wristband as long as our supply lasts. The exchange times and locations the various days are:

Thursday April 6th:

10:00-16:00: The lobby at our official festival hotel, The Hub.

15:00-24:00: The tent next to the festival main entrance at Rockefeller.

Friday April 7th:

16:00-24:00: The Anno entrance in Torggata at Rockefeller Music Hall.

Saturday April 8th:

16:00-24:00: The Anno entrance in Torggata at Rockefeller Music Hall.

Sunday April 9th:

16:00-24:00: The Anno entrance in Torggata at Rockefeller Music Hall.

Venue Overview

Rockefeller
4 Day Passes Sold Out
By lfh on Friday, March 31, 2023, 7:32 PM

We're now sold out of 4 day passes.

There are still single day tickets left for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. To purchase one go to:

https://www.ticketmaster.no/artist/inferno-metal-festival-tickets/890804?language=en-us

Blood Red Throne Replaces 1914
By lfh on Friday, March 31, 2023, 7:24 AM

Sadly 1914 can’t perform at this year’s Inferno Festival due to the horrible war in Ukraine. Norwegian death metal band Blood Red Throne will step in to perform at the festival.

Quote from 1914:
“Many of you may have noticed the recent wave of tour cancellations of Ukrainian bands in Europe. Unfortunately, 1914 is no exception here. It is with a heavy heart to inform you that we will not be able to play for our fans in April/May and have to cancel our upcoming tour. There is still war going on in our country, and at this time it is impossible for men over a certain age to leave Ukraine. How were we able to travel last year? It was possible to get special permission from the state authorities for artists to leave the country and perform gigs and other activities to help the country and spread the truth about the brutal war started by Russia. There were some irresponsible people who used such permits to leave the country and never returned. After this became known, the state authorities stopped issuing special permits to artists, artificially complicating the process of obtaining all the necessary documents and expanding the list of required documents, making it impossible for bands to obtain the necessary paperwork. This affected many bands in Ukraine. In the last few weeks we were constantly struggling with this new system, trying to show that we had a positive experience of returning home after touring abroad and that such tours are beneficial for our country. But no matter how hard we tried - we couldn’t get through the system, which makes it impossible for us to play this time. We would like to apologize to our fans, other bands and promoters, but right now we are powerless here. We will work hard to make sure we can get to our other shows this year. Maybe the ice will melt and we’ll see some relief in the future, but for now we’ve done all we can.”

Blood Red ThroneBlood Red Throne is a Norwegian death metal band that was formed in Kristiansand in 1998. The band’s sound is characterized by fast-paced, brutal death metal with intense blast beats, crushing riffs and guttural vocals. Blood Red Throne has released ten studio albums to date, starting with their debut album “Monument of Death” in 2001. Their most recent album, “Imperial Congregation,” was released in 2021 to great acclaim. Over the years, the band has built a dedicated fanbase around the world and has toured extensively in Europe, North America, and South America.

Blood Red Throne has had a significant impact on the death metal scene, influencing countless other bands with their aggressive and technical approach to the genre. They continue to be one of the most respected and revered bands in the Norwegian death metal scene, and their music remains as brutal and intense as ever.
https://www.facebook.com/BloodRedThroneOfficial

Slegest Replaces Vredehammer
By lfh on Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 11:11 PM

Sadly Vredehammer can’t perform at this year’s Inferno Festival due to injury. Luckily the Norwegian blackened doom metal band Slegest are able to step in to perform at the festival. The band recently released their fourth album called “Avstand” to great acclaim. We can’t wait to have Slegest perform at Inferno Metal Festival 2023!

SlegestIt was only a year after guitarist and vocalist Stig Ese left Vreid that Slegest was born. In 2012 their first EP was launched and in 2013 their debut album was came out. By now Slegest have two EPs and four albums under their belt. Their style can be described as blackened doom metal – not being afraid to be inspired by 70s and 80s rock as well as Norwegian black metal. The band has proved to do great live performances – just recently doing a successful tour with their companions Kampar in Norway. Be sure to see Slegest perform live at Inferno Metal Festival 2023 when they enter the stage at John Dee to serve some sinister and severely hard hitting heavy metal tunes!
Few 4 Day Passes Left
By lfh on Sunday, February 19, 2023, 8:39 PM

We're currently running low on 4 day festival passes.

To secure yours go to: https://www.ticketmaster.no/event/inferno-metal-festival-2023-pass-tickets/689669?language=en-us

Sold Out of Thursday Tickets
By lfh on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 8:38 PM

Thursday single day tickets are now sold out.

There are still festival passes left for sale as well as single day tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

To purchase tickets go to https://www.ticketmaster.no/artist/inferno-metal-festival-tickets/890804?language=en-us

Running Low on Thursday Tickets
By lfh on Monday, February 13, 2023, 6:15 PM

We're currently running low on single day tickets to Thursday. Go to Ticketmaster at the following address to secure yours:

https://www.ticketmaster.no/event/inferno-metal-festival-2023-thursday-ticket-tickets/689787?language=en-us

Inferno 2023 Magazine Out Now
By lfh on Sunday, January 15, 2023, 9:02 PM

Inferno Magazine 2023 is out now! Can be found in metal pubs like Rock In, Kniven, Vaterland, Brewgata and Aye Aye Club/Tortuga!

The magazine will also come with the next issue of Scream Magazine!

Read great interviews with Amorphis, WATAIN, Djevel and MORK!

The digital issue of the magazine can be found here.

 

 

 

 

 

Kate Pendry - The Ballad of Little Wolf
By lfh on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 6:38 PM

The Ballad of Little Wolf explores themes such as love, parenthood, sex and death based on Ibsen’s Little Eyolf. Pendry’s experiments with biometric technology and the range of auditory bodily sounds and voice use, combined with Steffensen’s focus on the guitar’s role and expressive possibilities as a tool in conveying meaning-bearing sound are fused together to create a mythical expression. A performance where Pendry and Steffensen present a special palette of expression as musicians and actors.

BREWGATA, SATURDAY 8 APRIL, 15.00

KATE PENDRY
Kate Pendry has worked extensively with classical acting techniques, technology and experimental techniques based in Bhuto and Grotowksi. With a broad mimetic repertoire, she continues to find new intersections of artistic expression where the experienced actress can expand the range of communicative prowess.

Known as an artist who uses the theatrical to comment on contemporary society’s disharmonies, Pendry’s collaboration with composer Steffensen has seen successful works such as Ode To A Mad King (about the inauguration of Donald Trump) marry ‘unperformable’ topics with accessible musical expression (full big band format), taking the narratives into an unpredictable space that audiences seems able to connect to.

In The Ballad of Little Wolf, Pendry and Steffensen explore the limits of their ranges as musician and actress. Pendry’s current explorations with biometric technology and the range of ‘sound’ the body is capable of, coupled with Steffensen’s focus on the theatrical, real-time performativity of composition and musicianship, combine to create a mythopoeic space, where with just two performers the room can be transformed by the sonic shadows they create.

Little Wolf is a combination of scripted and improvised music and text. Pendry’s recent collaboration with the Lemur ensemble allowed her to develop a considerable vocabulary of vocal expression, where the actress’s voice becomes another instrument in the ensemble – far removed from ‘singing’, yet still connected to text.

Steffensen recently explored the twilight world of Dagny Juel’s history in Odille Heftye Blehr’s production Madonna Prosjektet, where he played, and played as Edvard Munch providing a filmic soundtrack to the dramatic narrative unfolding on stage.

With Little Wolf, Pendry and Steffensen unite the diversity of their artistic expressions in this concert sprechen-sang, bringing together musicianship and theatricality to create a performance that seeks to nudge the boundaries of the artists’ respective disciplines.

Indie Recordings Label Night, Wednesday April 5th
By lfh on Thursday, January 5, 2023, 9:43 PM

We're happy to announce that In Vain, Eradikated and Vorbid will perform at the Indie Recordings Label Night Wednesday April 5th at Salt.

People with 4 day festival passes got access to this event. If you do not have a 4 day festival pass you will need a separate ticket to enter.

Click HERE to get your ticket for the event.

 Indie Label Night

 

Volunteer at Inferno 2023
By lfh on Wednesday, January 4, 2023, 9:11 PM

Interesting in volunteering at Inferno Metal Festival 2023? Find out more details and register at https://volunteer.infernofestival.no/

Festival Schedule Day by Day
By lfh on Sunday, December 11, 2022, 6:03 PM

Our day by day schedule for Inferno 2023 is now available.

To view the schedule click HERE.

To purchase single day tickets or festival passes go to Ticketmaster here.

Elder, Fleshmeadow, Filthdigger and More to Inferno 2023
By lfh on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 5:30 PM

We can announce Elder, Fleshmeadow, Filthdigger, Hulder, Omnia Moritur, Ottone Pesante to Inferno Metal Festival 2023!

ElderElder is a genre-pushing rock band that melds heavy psychedelic sounds with progressive elements. Formed in a small coastal town in USA in 2006, the band has reinvented their sound over the course of five albums to grow from a stalwart of the doom scene into one of the most unique voices in the rock underground. The band’s newest album, “Innate Passage”, was released in 2022. Recorded and mixed at Cloud’s Hill Studio in Hamburg, Germany during two sessions over the course of 2021, this new album shows the band’s ever-expanding musical vocabulary and joy for sonic exploration as never before. This will be Elder’s first time at Inferno Metal Festival!
https://www.facebook.com/elderofficial

 

FleshmeadowThe Oslo-based extreme metal band Fleshmeadow released their debut album “Umbra” in 2016 and got great reviews from critics all over the world. Blending technical death metal and black metal gave the band an unique sound. Their next release, “Daymares” in 2019, clearly showed the strengths that lay within Fleshmeadow. Their music has been described as the bastard child from so different artists as early Gojira to Mayhem to Keep of Kalessin. The band is now currently recording their next release, which will mark the next step of their ambitious evolution.
https://www.facebook.com/Fleshmeadow

 

FilthdiggerNorwegian Filthdigger bring their filthy old school death metal to Inferno. Brutal lo-fi gory death metal! With members and ex-members from such bands as Ruun, Enter Obscurity and Psykopath the band are no strangers to the Norwegian underground metal scene.
https://www.facebook.com/filthdigger

 

Omnia MoriturNorwegian symphonic doom death monster Omnia Moritus consist of members and ex members from such bands as Profane Burial, Dystopia Nå!, Khôra, Vitam Aeternam, Funeral, Images At Twilight, Abyssic, Gromth and many more. Omnia Moritur serves interesting chord progressions around the massive riffs with piano, synth effects, mellotrons, and huge orchestrations.
https://www.facebook.com/Omniamoriturofficial

 

HulderBelgian/American one-woman dark medieval black metal project Hulder will come to Norway for the first time. Hulder released her debut album “Godslastering: Hymns of a Forlorn Peasantry” in 2021 and earlier this year an EP called “The Eternal Fanfare”. Both to great acclaim. So be sure to see the exciting newcomer at Inferno Metal Festival.
https://www.facebook.com/HulderUS/

 

Ottone PesanteOttone Pesante is an Italian trio playing on trumpet, trombone and drums, with a unique and inimitable sound, Ottone Pesante is most likely the first brass metal band in the world. They have success in different musical scenes because they destroyed a lot of boundaries between genres.
https://www.facebook.com/ottonepesante

 

Amorphis to Inferno 2023
By lfh on Thursday, December 1, 2022, 8:06 PM

AmorphisFinland’s legendary metal-band Amorphis is confirmed to Inferno Metal Festival 2023. We look forward to having this great band at the festival for the very first time!

Amorphis started all the way back in 1990 – making them one of the pioneers within the Finnish death metal genre. Amorphis’ music has turned more melodic over the years – spanning over a wide set of genres – including doom death, progressive metal, folk metal and power metal. The band has many classics under their belt, like “Black Winter Day”, “My Kantele”, “Silver Bride”, “Death of a King”, “The Bee” and their biggest hit “House of Sleep”. Their latest album “Halo” was released in 2022 to great acclaim. The line-up today includes all original members from 1990 which is amazing for a band spanning for more than 30 years. We look forward to having Amorphis at Inferno Metal Festival for the first time!
https://www.facebook.com/amorphis

Arcturus, Octohawk, Nadir and Welcome To Hell
By lfh on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 5:43 PM

Legendary Norwegian avant-garde black metallers Arcturus are confirmed for Inferno Metal Festival 2023. We can also confirm Octohawk, Nadir and Welcome to Hell for the club concerts at the festival!

ArcturusArcturus is one the most outstanding, experimental, innovative and unique bands from the early Norwegian black metal scene in the 90s. The band started in 1990 with members and ex-members from such bands as Mayhem, Mortem, Emperor, Ulver, Ved buens ende and many more. Their debut album “Aspera Hiems Symfonia” was groundbreaking for atmospheric black metal. The sequel “La masquerade infernale” took it even further of what was possible to do within Norwegian black metal. The mixture of black metal, Italian opera, classical music, symphonic elements and Edgar Allen Poe was mind blowing for its time and even for the present. Since then the band has released three more studio albums of high quality. We are happy to have them back at Inferno Metal Festival!
https://www.facebook.com/arcturusnorway

OctohawkNewcomers Octohawk from Norway came with a strong stoner metal band vibe on their debut full-length “Animist” released in 2021. Most of the members are not as fresh faced as they may seem as the core of the band functioned under the title Mammüth for many years. With an image change as well as a sound change in 2020 four of the five members would continue on as Octohawk. Check this band out when they perform at Inferno Metal Festival 2023!
https://www.facebook.com/octohawkband/

NadirNorwegian band Nadir is fast paced, melodic and aggressive with deep roots within the black metal genre. Instead of resting on the genre’s past victories, Nadir sets out to explore the fringes with their take on a scene steeped in tradition. With members that all have put in years and years into the Norwegian metal scene, and a will of fire, Nadir is poised to be at the forefront of a new wave of Norwegian metal.
https://www.facebook.com/NadirCult/

WelcomeToHellWelcome to Hell is a tribute band for the legendary British band Venom. The band was formed in Sarpsborg and has members and ex-members from such bands as Under the Oak, Ragnarok and Images at Twilight. Get ready for some black metal classics to get you started for an early gig at Rock In during Inferno Metal Festival 2023!
https://www.facebook.com/WelcomeTHell

Nile and Tilintetgjort to Inferno 2023
By lfh on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 5:49 PM

American death metal band Nile and the new Norwegian extreme metal band Tilintetgjort are confirmed for Inferno Metal Festival 2023!

NileNile is an American death metal band from Greenville, South Carolina, formed in 1993. The band is known for their dedicated lyrical and musical styles inspired by Egyptology and works of H.P. Lovecraft. The band sometimes categorizes their music as “Ithyphallic Metal”, in reference to its epic Egyptian themes. Since its formation Nile has released nine studio albums – their latest studio album “Vile Nilotic Rites” in 2019. The band has not been in Norway since they played at Inferno Metal Festival in 2016, so it is time to bring them back to our country.
https://www.facebook.com/nilecatacombs

TilintetgjortTilintetgjort is a new Norwegian extreme metal band with members from such bands as Whip, Troll, Urarv, Den Saakaldte and The 3rd Attempt. By now the band has only released one song – but it sounds good – and soon they will release their debut album on Dark Essence Records. We can’t wait!
https://www.facebook.com/tilintetgjortnor

 

 

 

Abbath, Beaten to Death and Blodhemn at Inferno 2023
By lfh on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 4:58 PM

We got three great Norwegian bands to announce for you: Abbath, Beaten to Death and Blodhemn are all confirmed for Inferno Metal Festival 2023!

AbbathWhen Abbath left the mighty Immortal in 2015 he went on to form a new band under his pseudonym. The legendary frontman did not hesitate and by now the band has released three amazingly powerful albums. Abbath has a long history with Inferno Metal Festival, performing with Immortal in 2003, 2007 and 2011. In 2017 he came to Inferno with the band Abbath, but left the stage after four songs. Water under the bridge – a lot has happened since then – and Abbath is back stronger and better than ever. A new album was released in 2022 with some of the best material the man has made to date. We are happy to have Abbath back with us at Inferno Metal Festival 2023!
https://www.facebook.com/abbathband

Beaten to DeathBeaten to Death is a grindcore band from Oslo. The band has since their formation in 2010 released five full-length albums where two of them got nominated for best metal album at the Norwegian Grammy award known as Spellemannsprisen. Beaten to Death consist of members and ex-members from such bands as She Said Destroy, Grimfist, The Cumshots and Tsjuder. This will be Beaten to Death’s first gig at Inferno Metal Festival.
https://www.facebook.com/beatentodeath/

BlodhemnBlodhemn came to life in 2004 – a one-man black metal band from the west coast of Norway formed by Invisus. The first demo raised a lot of eyebrows in the underground scene in 2008, and the critically acclaimed EP “Brenn Alle Bruer” from 2010 made it clear that Invisus and Blodhemn were very serious about what they were doing. Blodhemn became an underground phenomenon, which soon earned a reputation as a stunning live band. Blodhemn continues the tradition of great Norwegian black metal bands like Immortal, Enslaved and Gorgoroth but with their own distinct sound and aggression in the mix. Blodhemn released their fourth album “Sverger hemn” in 2022 and are now ready to return to Inferno Metal Festival for a second time!
https://www.facebook.com/Blodhemnnorway

Inferno 2023 Accreditation
By lfh on Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 7:57 PM

The accreditation for 2023 is now open. If you are seeking accreditaiton go to https://accreditation.infernofestival.no/ to apply.

Emperor to Inferno 2023
By lfh on Sunday, October 16, 2022, 4:05 PM

We are proud to announce the almighty EMPEROR for Inferno Metal Festival 2023.
Prepare yourself for a very special gig done by the masters of Norwegian black metal!

EmperorEmperor is without a doubt one of the most important bands from the Norwegian black metal scene. The band started in 1991 and already the following year they released the now legendary demo tape “Wrath of the Tyrant”. Four amazing albums, “In the Nightside Eclipse”, “Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk”, “IX Equilibrium” and “Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire and Demise”, was released before the band disbanded in 2001 because they felt they had lived up to everything they wanted to with Emperor. Luckily for us the band has continued to tour on rare occasions to keep the spirit of Emperor alive. This is one of those occasions and we are happy to have them back with us at Inferno Metal Festival 2023! Emperor did their first complete concert after the reunion in 2006 at Inferno – a gig that was made eternal at the live album “Live Inferno” released in 2009. We are counting that the upcoming gig will be just as legendary!
https://www.facebook.com/emperorofficial

Watain, Wayfarer and Ruun to Inferno 2023
By lfh on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 6:05 PM

Swedish black metal band Watain, American western black metal band Wayfarer and
Norwegian death metal band Ruun are confirmed for Inferno Metal Festival 2023.

WatainSweden’s Watain started in 1998 and has since then grown into one of the world’s best known and notorious black metal bands. Their infamous live shows have become a worldwide phenomenon. With their greatly anticipated seventh studio album, Watain continues to arouse and electrify their audience with an unmistakable, adventurous brand of black metal Magic, processed and distilled over the course of a 25-year long history. The album takes the listener one step closer to the innermost heart of a band that despite always being surrounded by rumours and controversy has always strived for the most sincere and genuine expression.
https://www.facebook.com/watainofficial

WayfarerWayfarer is black metal of the American Wild West. The band reflects the history and the myth of a land soaked in blood. Drawing as deep from the annals of extreme metal as from the gothic Americana of Colorado, Wayfarer tells their tale with dust laden riffing, fierce rhythms, harsh bellows and broken song. This will be Wayfarer first time at Inferno Metal Festival!
https://www.facebook.com/wayfarercolorado

RuunRuun is a death metal trio from Hønefoss, Norway, formed in 2017. Ruun released their debut-EP “Atheos” in 2019 and their first full-length album “Impermanence” in 2022. The music is grounded in the brutality of existence and the many trials one can face in life. This will be Ruun’s first time at Inferno Metal Festival!
https://www.facebook.com/ruunband/

Inferno Music Conference 2023
By lfh on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, 6:03 PM

 

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Inferno Music Conference 2023

After an eventful 2022 with the industry getting back on track, we are now looking forward to the Inferno Music Conference 2023. As always, there are new and timeless challenges to be discussed, stories to be told, and people to meet. There will be eight panels per day divided into two rooms during the two days of the conference. The conference takes place at Clarion, the Hub in Oslo, on the 6th and 7th of April from 11.00 – 15.30 both days. The Hub is the official hotel for the Inferno Metal Festival. The Hub will accommodate artists, delegates, and the festival audience. As night falls, we let the day slip away into the darkness, knowing the night brings some amazing metal acts to the stage at Rockefeller. Now, let's look forward and evaluate the past. Here are the first panels. 

The power of a live concept: Bringing theatre to the metal stage

We have all seen colossal concert productions focusing on theatrical concepts. It might seem obvious that this dramatically impacts the audience, lifting the experience to another level. However, still, most artists don't use this or tap into it subtly. We want to explore the benefits of creating a musical universe and a story playing out theatrically, live, and on albums. The story might capture the audience, make the musical experience more immersive, and in the end, increase revenue.

Audience Flow: Creating the perfect open-air festival area layout

A successful festival is more than just creating a great lineup. Giving the audience paths so they can move around the festival quickly and easily makes a great impression on the experience at the festival. Directing the flow through a sales funnel to increase revenue for vendors, or not? Logistics and placement of necessary facilities without obstructing other areas. There are many solutions and views on the subject. Let's talk about open-air Festivals!

The second wave: The influence of Masacre(CO)

During the early days of Black Metal, the music was chaotic and destructive. Many bands took it upon themselves to do everything in their power to deviate from all other genres. The music was a riot against conformity, religion, and structure. They were depicting the chaos of young minds.

But the musical direction was not a local occurrence in Norway alone. There was communication and demo tape trading between Norway, Colombia, and many other countries. In this interview, we will hear the story from the Colombian side. One of the oldest black Metal bands from Medellin, Masacre, will be doing an in-depth talk with Harald Fossberg and Kjetil Manheim, one of the original members of Mayhem

Platforms and Social Media Consumption

Many platforms have been predicted to be the leading media to reach the masses. Our presence online is continually growing. Trends come and go. Is it necessary to keep up with the never-ending change to achieve viral success? Or is it beneficial to set a steady course and do your own thing?

Connect the industry and make it stronger; we hope to see you in Oslo on Easter 2023

The Inferno Music Conference takes place at The Hub, the official festival hotel, from 11:00 until 15:30 on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th of April. 

The ticket also includes welcome party and Indie Recordings Label Night at SALT on Wednesday the 5th of April.

There is a limited amount of delegate passes available for 700NOK via Tickemaster. Click here to order.

Wolves in the Throne Room, Dold Vorde Ens Navn and Dordeduh to Inferno 2023
By lfh on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 5:36 PM

American atmospheric black metal band Wolves in the Throne Room, Norwegian black metal band Dold Vorde Ens Navn and Romanian folk black metal band Dordeduh are confirmed for Inferno Metal Festival 2023.

Wolves In the Throme RoomAmerican black metal band Wolves in the Throne Room was formed in 2022 by brothers Aaron and Nathan Weaver. Their first studio album, “Diadem of 12 Stars” from 2006, was a genredissolving classic that created a melancholy and psychedelic atmosphere. You could feel the rain storms coming at you, smell the wood smoke and experience the wild energies of the Pacific Northwest. By now Wolves in the Throne Room has released seven full-length albums – all of them with their own unique personality. This will be Wolves in the Throne Room first time at Inferno Metal Festival!
https://www.facebook.com/wolvesinthethroneroom

Dold Vorde Ens NavnThe guys in the Norwegian black metal band Dold Vorde Ens Navn are no strangers to fans of black metal. We are talking members and ex-members of such bands as Ulver, Dødheimsgard, Ved Buens Ende, Satyricon, Strid and Nidingr. The band started in 2019 and released the same year their first EP “Gjengangere i hjertets mørke”. In 2021 their debut album “Mørkere” was released to great acclaim. The band did not perform any concerts before 2022 and are now ready to conquer Inferno Metal Festival! This will be a gig to remember!
https://www.facebook.com/doldvorde

DordeduhRomanian atmospheric black metal band Dordeduh was formed in 2009 when Edmond Karban and Cristian Popescu left Negură Bunget after internal tensions in the band. Dordeduh continue the spirit of their previous band by creating the most mesmerizing, beautiful and hunting black metal with a touch of Romanian folk music. This will be Dordeduh’s first time at Inferno Metal Festival!
https://www.facebook.com/Dordeduh

Crowbar, Vemod and Gaerea to Inferno 2023
By lfh on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, 5:47 PM

American heavyweight sludge metal masters Crowbar, Norway’s dark ethereal metal band Vemod and Portuguese black metal outfit Gaerea are confirmed for Inferno Metal Festival 2023.

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. Crowbar got a great new album out in 2022 and we look forward to having them back at Inferno Metal Festival!
https://www.facebook.com/crowbarmusic

VemodVemod from Trondheim made quite an impact when their first, and still only, full length album “Venter På Stormene” was released in 2012. Combining such diverse influences as Ulver, Dead Can Dance, Brian Eno and Paysage d’Hiver, the three musicians pursue a unique musical and aesthetical approach, thus reaching a distinct expression and atmosphere at an early stage of their career. Vemod are now working on a sequel to “Venter På Stormene” and while we wait we are excited to confirm them for the Inferno Metal Festival 2023.
https://www.facebook.com/vemodmusic/

GaereaPortuguese atmospheric black metal band Gaerea was founded in 2016 and released their first EP the same year. The EP received many praises from the worldwide press. Two full-length albums have been released by now and the third one will be out this year on Season of Mist. This will be Gaerea’s first time at the Inferno Metal Festival!
https://www.facebook.com/gaerea

Black Metal Bus Sightseeing
By lfh on Thursday, September 8, 2022, 5:53 PM

A trip through the places that marked the beginning of the legend that is now known as NORWEGIAN BLACK METAL. Conducted by Anders Odden (Cadaver, Celtic Frost, Satyricon, Order)

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For the avarange music fan the story of Norwegian Black Metal is in essence something about murder, suicide and church burning. Between 1991 and 1993 many of the most important events in this dark chapter in Norwegian music history took place in Oslo and we have put together a field trip to the sights that takes you back in time.

In the beginning there is always just one man that starts something new and then gets people to follow his vision. This man was Øystein Aarseth aka Euronymous. He was through his record store, Helvete, and his band, Mayhem, the key person of the early Norwegian black metal scene and his visions lead to his demise. The equally infamous leader of Burzum, Varg Vikernes aka Count Grishnack, killed Euronymous in his own apartment on the 10th of August 1993. This date marked the end of an era and the small scene that until then was totally unknown to the public was in the tabloid media and made headlines far outside Norway.

Anders Odden formed his first black metal band, Slaught, in 1986 after attending a rehearsal with Mayhem at the age of 14. He was one of the pioneers in the infancy of the Norwegian scene dealing with tape trading, organizing concerts and creating more and more extreme music on his own. He formed Cadaver in 1988 and released the first Norwegian death metal album on Earache Records in 1990. His band played shows with Dark Throne, Mayhem, Old Funeral and many more bands of what would become the Norwegian black metal scene in the beginning.

This field trip has exclusive anecdotes and personal memories of the early life of the scene from someone who was there.

Tickets Thursday 6 april: https://www.ticketmaster.no/event/699831

BLACK METAL BUS SIGHTSEEING – A FIELD TRIP THROUGH OSLO
12:00 Departure The Hub, Inferno Festival hotel.
12:30 Holmenkollen Kapell, re-done after church-fire 23rd of August 1992
13:30 Visit to the crime scene of Varg vs Euronymous 1993
14:00 Visit to NESEBLOD RECORDS the site of “HELVETE” 1991-1993
15:00 Visit to Nasjonalbiblioteket - Black Metal Exhibition.
16:00 Return to the Hub, Inferno Festival hotel.

Unleashed, Ingested and Stormruler to Inferno 2023
By lfh on Thursday, September 1, 2022, 5:33 PM

Sweden’s veteran death metal band Unleashed, British death metal outfit Ingested and  American black metal band Stormruler are confirmed for Inferno Metal Festival 2023.

UnleashedUnleashed was formed in Stockholm, Sweden in November 1989, and sprang from the ashes of the pioneer death metal band Nihilist. Unleashed, along with a few more bands founded what is today called the Swedish death metal scene. There have been very few line-up changes throughout the years and the band still consist of the same members from the 90s. The band has kept to the roots and never followed the trends. It’s been twelve years since Unleashed performed at Inferno Metal Festival and Oslo – so we welcome them back with pride!
https://www.facebook.com/unleashed

IngestedBritish death metal band Ingested have been around since 2006. Since then the band has released six critically acclaimed albums of brutal death metal and deathcore. In 2022 they will return with a brand new album called “Ashes Lie Still”. The band has only once before been in Norway so we are happy to have them at Inferno Metal Festival for the very first time!
https://www.facebook.com/ingesteduk

StormrulerThe St. Louis-based two-man project Stormruler combines unrelenting black metal atmosphere and vision from varying metal genres with a brutal, modernized twist of inspiration culled from high-fantasy and history. Stormruler released their debut album “Under the Burning Eclipse” in 2019 and now they are back with the second album “Sacred Rites & Black Magick”. With ominous instrumental ambience and incendiary black metal riffs and fury, the album tells harrowing tales of war, death, victory and defeat, and delivers an unmatched, hellscaped auditory experience. This will be Stormruler’s first time in Norway!
https://www.facebook.com/StormrulerOFFICIAL

RadiOrakel Official Radio for Inferno 2023
By lfh on Friday, August 26, 2022, 5:25 PM

New official radio channel for Inferno Metal Festival will be radiOrakel on FM 99.3. The radio channel started in 1982 which makes it the world’s oldest female driven radio channel. We are happy to cooperate with the great people at radiOrakel for Inferno 2023.

radiOrakelRadiOrakel is the world’s oldest female driven radio, and has since 1982 produced experimental journalism, innovative comedy and investigative radio; all with a queer angle that has made the broadcasts a unique radio experience. Currently located at Blitz, the channel has a unique insight into what stirs in the Norwegian underground. The music profile covers most of what is tough and cool – from the strangest punk voices to hard-hitting country!

Tune in to radiOrakel at FM 99.3 or at their own website at https://radiorakel.no/.

“Inferno has long been one of the most exciting festivals in Norway, not only because of genre selection and booking, but also because it has become a meeting place for the industry that exists outside of purely commercial and popular music. It is no less professional or innovative for that reason. radiOrakel clearly has a music profile that leans more in this direction, and we look forward to having the opportunity to be an official contributor and partner with the festival in 2023”
- Hanne Rye Hanssen, Chief editor - radiOrakel

Official Festival Hotel Ready - Clarion Hotel The Hub
By lfh on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, 5:49 PM

Inferno Metal Festival has signed a new contract with Clarion Hotel The Hub to be the official festival hotel for the next three years. Read on for great discounts and how to book your stay at Inferno Metal Festival 2023.

The Inferno family: audience and artists, media and music industry will gather at the official festival hotel Clarion The Hub for happenings, partying and a good night sleep. The Inferno Music Conference will take place at the hotel in the daytime Thursday and Friday. There will be pre- and after- parties in the Hub Bar with Inferno DJs, artist interviews, the famous Black Metal Auction hosted by Tore Bratseth and more! For guests staying at the hotel, it will be Oslo’s best hotel breakfast until 11:00 (you don`t want to miss it) and free access to swimming pool and sauna.

The Hub boasts Oslo’s best location, right in the city centre, next to Oslo Central Station and the Airport Express Train – and only about a five minutes walk from the venues Rockefeller & John Dee, SALT, Kniven, Vaterland and Rock In. No expensive taxi rides!

The special Inferno discount price is valid in the period 2nd to 10th April. Extend your stay and experience Oslo!

For more information click here or go to directly to the hotel to book. Make sure the "Inferno" booking code is enabled to get the discounted prices.

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Godflesh, Urgehal and Masacre to Inferno 2023
By lfh on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, 5:41 PM

We welcome British industrial metal legends Godflesh, Norwegian old school black metallers Urgehal and Colombian death metal veterans Masacre to Inferno Metal Festival 2023!

GodfleshIndustrial metal band Godflesh was formed in 1982 in Birmingham in England under the moniker Fall of Because. In 1988 the band was renamed Godflesh and the band decided to use a drum machine for percussion and melding heavy metal with industrial music, and later with electronic music and dub, pioneering the genre and making their sound a foundational influence on other industrial metal and post-metal acts. The band has by now released eight albums and a new album is under development. This will be Godflesh first appearance at Inferno Metal Festival!
https://www.facebook.com/jkflesh

 
UrgehalUrgehal from Hønefoss in Norway was formed in 1992 by Trondr Nefas and Enzifer. The band released many classics full-length albums, demo tapes and EPs before Trondr Nefas sadly passed away May 12th 2012. The band decided to finish their last album in honour of Trondr Nefas and to mark the end of Urgehal in 2016. The band was brought back in 2022 in honour of the ten years passing of Nefas to do a few selected gigs to uphold his legacy. We are glad to have them back with us for a very special gig at Inferno Metal Festival 2023.
https://www.facebook.com/nefas.official

 

MasacreColombian death metal band Masacre was founded in 1988 in Medellín, Colombia. We are now talking death metal of the brutal kind that are not made for people with a weak stomach! By now the band has released a huge number of demos, EPs, live-albums and five full-length albums. Masacre still hold their position as Colombia’s finest death metal band and keep their music as brutal as ever. This will be Masacre’s first time in Norway!
https://www.facebook.com/Masacreofficial

1914 from Ukraine to Inferno 2023
By lfh on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 6:09 PM

1914Sadly Ukrainian band 1914 had to cancel Inferno Metal Festival in 2022 as their homeland was invaded by Russia. Now 1914 have been appointed “cultural ambassadors for Ukraine” and with special permission from the Ukrainian government the band is allowed to leave Ukraine and do the gig at Inferno Metal Festival 2023. We are looking forward to have this amazing band with us on Norwegian soil for the very first time!

“The war changes the rules and destroys everything that was created for many years. Imperialistic ambitions of fucking dictators force people to leave their homes, go to war, sit in the trenches and die. And while our soldiers are on the frontlines destroying the enemy, our front is cultural. Our front is truth, spreading the message. We received a legal permission from our government to become cultural ambassadors of Ukraine in the world, to speak out to the whole Europe about this horrible war that will affect everyone.”
- 1914

Ukrainian blackened death doom metal band 1914 took the metal community by storm when they released their second album, the masterpiece “The Blind Leading the Blind”, in 2018. Their third album, “Where Fear and Weapons Meet” came in 2021, and took the band even further. As their name suggests, 1914, is exclusively themed around World War I. 1914 has never played before in any of the Nordic countries and we are excited to bring the band to Norway for the very first time!
https://www.facebook.com/1914band

More Bands Added to the 2023 Lineup
By lfh on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 5:34 PM

We know you are hungry and excited for more artists for Inferno Metal Festival 2023 – so here we go! We are proud to welcome Dark Funeral, Uada, Sakis Tolis, Mork, Vredehammer and Afsky to our 2023 edition.

Dark FuneralSwedish black metal pioneers Dark Funeral have blazed a path of satanic ritualism and anti-religion that has endured for nearly three decades. The band’s seventh studio album, “We Are the Apocalypse”, was released in 2022 to great acclaim. The album shows a band still as hungry and hellish as when they made classics such as “The Secrets of the Black Arts” in 1996 and “Vobiscum Satanas” in 1998. We are proud to have Dark Funeral back at Inferno to raise some hell!
https://www.facebook.com/darkfuneral

 

 

UadaFrom America's northwest we have black metal band Uada. Since their formation in 2014, Uada’s rise has been meteoric. The band released their debut album, “Devoid of Light” in 2016, and was soon a band to follow! The sequel “Cult Of A Dying Sun” expressed the band’s inimitably thunderous approach to aural darkness. In 2020 the band released their third album called “Djinn”. The band was also suppose to play at Inferno Metal Festival in 2020 – but things did not turn out that way – so we are happy to have them back for next year.
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialUADA

 

Sakis TolisIf you are into black metal there is a huge chance to you already know about Sakis Tolis from the great Greek band Rotting Christ. In 2022 Sakis Tolis released his first solo album – an amazing record called “Among the Fires of Hell”. It sounds black, gothic and ritualistic. Now Sakis Tolis will come to Norway and Inferno Metal Festival to perform with his solo band for the very first time!
https://www.facebook.com/people/Sakis-Tolis/100011073065110/

MorkMork was created by Thomas Eriksen in the town of Halden in Norway during 2004. Both then and now the band functions as a one-man-band – much like many others within the Black Metal-genre. Since 2014 the band performed live as a full band, and has done tours and shows in Europe and North America. Mork has received widespread coverage and acclaim by both underground and mainstream media, and are highly respected by scene legends as Nocturno Culto and Fenriz (Darkthrone) and Silenoz (Dimmu Borgir). The latest album, the massive masterpiece “Katedralen”, was released in March 2021.
https://www.facebook.com/MORKOFFICIAL

VredehammerVredehammer started as a one-man project in 2009 and released three EPs on a small underground label before their debut album “Vinteroffer” was released in 2014. Vredehammer instantly made themselves known as a force to be reckoned with in the Norwegian metal scene. One album in and the band was already nominated for “metal album of the year” through the Norwegian Grammys. The band quickly grow to become a full touring band with three highly acclaimed full-length albums in their discography. Since then Vredehammer have toured Europe as support for bands such as Satyricon and Six Feet Under, as well as together with Keep of Kalessin and Vreid, plus their own European headlining tour. It’s time to bring Vredehammer back to Inferno.
https://www.facebook.com/Vredehammer

AfskyAFSKY Danish black metal one-man band Afsky brings melancholy and sorrow to Inferno Metal Festival. The band started in 2015 and has then released two full-length albums; “Sorg” in 2018 and “Ofte jeg drømmer mig død” in 2020. Looking at the lyrics, the albums translates into “Sorrow” and “I often dream my self dead”, it might seem more that sad. But there is a beauty in all the depressive music and lyrics of Afsky that you can experience in all it’s glory when Afsky performs at Inferno for the very first time.
https://www.facebook.com/afskymusic

 

 

First Band Announcement for 2023
By lfh on Friday, June 3, 2022, 5:45 PM

 

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Running Low on Early Bird Festival Passes
By lfh on Sunday, May 29, 2022, 9:04 PM

We're currently running low on early bird festival packages at 2300 NOK. The package include a 250 NOK merch voucher (equivalent to a festival t-shirt) as well as the 4 day festival pass.

After they run out the 4 day festival pass price will be 2600 NOK. No merch vouchers will be included with this ticket type.

To secure one of the last early bird packages go to here.

 

Ticket Exchange and Accreditation Sunday April 17th
By lfh on Sunday, April 17, 2022, 11:39 AM

Here are the times and locations for exchanging tickets to wristbands and accreditation today.

Ticket Exchange:
Today you can exchange your 4 day passes and single day ticket for Sunday at the following time and location:

16:00-24:00: The Anno entrance at the venue, Rockefeller (on the opposite side of the building compared to the main entrance).

Accreditation/Ticket Pickup

If you are accredited as a guest, press or if you have been told to pick up you ticket at the accreditation you can get your stuff at the following location .

15:30-22:30: At the Rockefeller office entrance in Badstugata just around the corner from festival venue entrance.

Ticket Sales:

There are a few tickets left for today available at Ticketmaster:

https://www.ticketmaster.no/event/inferno-metal-festival-2021-sunday-ticket-tickets/607653?language=en-us

Ticket Exchange and Accreditation Saturday April 16th
By lfh on Saturday, April 16, 2022, 12:45 PM

Here are the times and locations for exchanging tickets to wristbands and accreditation today.

Ticket Exchange:
Today you can exchange your 4 day passes and single day ticket for Saturday at the following time and location:

16:00-24:00: The Anno entrance at the venue, Rockefeller (on the opposite side of the building compared to the main entrance).

Accreditation/Ticket Pickup

If you are accredited as a guest, press or if you have been told to pick up you ticket at the accreditation you can get your stuff at the following location .

15:30-22:30: At the Rockefeller office entrance in Badstugata just around the corner from festival venue entrance.

Ticket Sales:

Tickets for today are sold out.

Ticket Exchange & Accreditation Friday April 15th
By lfh on Friday, April 15, 2022, 10:32 AM

Here are the times and locations for exchanging tickets to wristbands and accreditation today.

Ticket Exchange:
Today you can exchange your 4 day passes and single day ticket for Friday at the following time and location:

16:00-24:00: The Anno entrance at the venue, Rockefeller (on the opposite side of the building compared to the main entrance).

Accreditation/Ticket Pickup

If you are accredited as a guest, press or if you have been told to pick up you ticket at the accreditation you can get your stuff at the following location .

15:30-22:30: At the Rockefeller office entrance in Badstugata just around the corner from festival venue entrance.

Ticket Sales:

Tickets for today are sold out.

Ticket Exchange and Accreditation Thursday April 14th
By lfh on Thursday, April 14, 2022, 9:14 AM

Here are the times and locations for exchanging tickets to wristbands and accreditation today.

Ticket Exchange:
Today you can exchange your 4 day passes and Thursday tickets at the following times and locations:

12:00-14:00: Clarion Hotel The Hub
15:00-24:00: The ticket exchange tent just beside the main entrance at the festival venue Rockefeller.

Accreditation/Ticket Pickup
If you are accredited as a guest, press or if you have been told to pick up you ticket at the accreditation you can get your stuff at the following location .

15:30-22:30: At the Rockefeller office entrance in Badstugata just around the corner from festival venue entrance.

Conference Accreditation:
If you're attending the conference you can get your access at the following time and location:

10:00-15:00: Clarion Hotel The Hub

Ticket Sales:
Tickets are available at Ticketmaster here.

Ticket Exchange This Week
By lfh on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, 3:25 PM

Below is information about how to exchange your ticket into a wristband for access to the festival.

We encourage you to exchange your ticket into a wristband as early as possible.

The main stage at Rockefeller Music Hall will open at 16:00 but we will let people that have exchanged their ticket to a wristband into the John Dee venue from 15:00 Thursday.

4 Day Pass or Single Day Tickets for All 4 days

When you got tickets for all days you can exchange them into a festival wristband covering all 4 days. The exchange can be done at the following places and times:

Wednesday April 14th:
19:00-23:00: At Salt (Langkaia 1, 0150 Oslo). With a festival wristband you can enter the Indie Recordings Label Night at Salt where Gloson, Agabas, and Nordjevel will perform.

Thursday April 15th:
12:00-14:00: The Hub Lobby
15:00-24:00: The tent next to the festival main entrance at Rockefeller.

If you arrive at a later date than "expected" you can of course exchange your 4 day pass the other days as well. See the single day ticket locations and times for further information on the exchanging your pass at a later date.

Single Day Tickets

Single day tickets can only be exchanged into wristbands on the day the single day ticket is valid. If you have single day tickets for all remaining days we will try to give you a multi-day wristband as long as our supply lasts. The exchange times and locations the various days are:

Thursday April 14th:
12:00-14:00: The Hub Lobby.
15:00-24:00: The tent next to the festival main entrance at Rockefeller.

Friday April 15th:
16:00-24:00: The Anno entrance at Rockefeller from Torggata.

Saturday April 16th:
16:00-24:00: The Anno entrance at Rockefeller from Torggata.

Sunday April 17th:
16:00-24:00: The Anno entrance at Rockefeller from Torggata.

Venue Overview

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Tickets to Saturday Sold Out
By lfh on Monday, April 11, 2022, 11:17 PM

Tickets to Friday April 15th and Saturday April 16th are now sold out. There are still tickets some ticket left for Thursday and Sunday.

Get yours at https://tickets.infernofestival.no/.

Friday Sold Out
By lfh on Sunday, April 10, 2022, 9:41 PM

Tickets to Friday April 15th are now sold out. There are still tickets left for Thursday, Saturday (very few) and Sunday.

Get yours at https://tickets.infernofestival.no/.

Indie Recordings Label Night at Salt - Wednesday April 13th
By lfh on Thursday, April 7, 2022, 12:04 AM

Indie LogoIndie Recordings are proud to announce our Inferno label night! The long dark wait is over, and the world has opened for earth-shattering infernal darkness yet again. Indie Recordings are proud to serve you three of our finest and most devastating musical profanities. This will be one hell of a night at Salt.



GlosonThe night starts with Gloson, who just released their acclaimed sophomore album The Rift. This is relentless, primitive, yet mesmerizingly sludge from the Swedish forest's depths through a unique combination of post-black and sludge. Gloson drags you into a comforting and chaotic world of blinding indifference.



NattefrostSecond, from the darkest corners of the black metal abyss, Nattefrost returns to the stage. Nattefrost is one of the most recognizable and longest-serving figures on the Black Metal scene. He has been performing as Nattefrost since the early 1990s and releasing solo music under the moniker since 2004 but is one of the founding members of Carpathian Forest. He has never shied away from controversy but at the same time, he has never sacrificed quality for mere sensationalism.

NordjevelLast is none other than the brutal and infernal force Nordjevel! Nordjevel leads the listeners into an empire of infernal rage filled with obscure, barbaric darkness through distinctive vocals set to acruel and instrumental sonic desert. Nordjevel's next album is due in fall 2022

 

Tickets are available through Ticketmaster here.

OvO performing live score to L'inferno
By lfh on Friday, April 1, 2022, 11:39 PM

Join us when Italian noise duo OvO will perform the live score for the silent Italian movie masterpiece 1911 "Dante’s Inferno" aka "L'Inferno". The oldest Italian feature film – the first movie inspired by Dante – the first movie that was presented in theatres as a piece of art instead of just a curiosity.

"L’Inferno" is the first Italian kolossal: in the dark forest Dante meets Virgilio, and with him he travels through the circles of hell. During the first projections in 1911 the special effects were so realistic that many people fainted and there were several episodes of panic.

Italian noise-rock duo OvO has been at the center of the worldwide post-rock, industrial-sludge, and avant-doom scenes for nearly two decades. Their always-on-tour mentality, coupled with a DIY ethic, fearless vision, and pulverizing live shows have made them the Jucifer of Europe; impossible to categorize, but always there, appearing in your hometown, like a ghostly omnipresence. OvO’s fiercely independent ethos and grinding live schedule have earned the band a significant worldwide fanbase that have come to expect nothing but the most daring and innovative dark music presentations.

The concert will take place at VEGA SCENE Friday 15th of April at 14.00. 150,- NOK for tickets. 75,- NOK for those with a four day pass to Inferno Metal Festival 2022.

Tickets at https://vegascene.no/incoming/article1483719.ece.

Running Low on Friday and Saturday Tickets
By lfh on Thursday, March 31, 2022, 10:39 PM

We're currently running low on single day tickets to Friday and Saturday. Go to Ticketmaster at the following addresses to secure yours:

Friday: https://www.ticketmaster.no/event/inferno-metal-festival-2021-friday-ticket-tickets/607649?language=en-us

Saturday: https://www.ticketmaster.no/event/inferno-metal-festival-2021-saturday-ticket-tickets/607651?language=en-us

2022 4 Day Passes Sold Out
By lfh on Friday, March 11, 2022, 7:06 PM

Our 4 day festival passes are now sold out. 

There are still single day tickets available.

Inferno Festival Magazine 2022
By lfh on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, 8:02 PM
Magazine_2022The INFERNO MAGAZINE 2022 is ready and out on the streets today! It might already be out on places like Rock In, Kniven, Aye Aye Club and Vaterland! Great interviews with Venom, Triumph Of Death, KAMPFAR and Whoredom Rife!

The digital version can be read here














Running Low on 4 Day Passes
By lfh on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 8:30 PM

We're currently running low on 4 day festival passes. Make sure you secure yours before they are sold out.

Tickets are available at https://tickets.infernofestival.net/

Einherjer Replaces Uada
By lfh on Monday, March 7, 2022, 6:23 PM

As many already know; UADA has cancelled their European tour – which sadly also includes Inferno Metal Festival. Their official statement can be read on their own Facebook page. The good news is that legendary viking metal band EINHERJER will take their spot at Inferno Metal Festival 2022. Other news is that Danish death doom band KONVENT will be moved to John Dee, filling the spot to 1914, while German melodic death metal band HIRAES will fill the spot at Vaterland stage

EinherjerWhen Einherjer started out in 1993 the Norwegian black metal was on the rise. Einherjer went their own way and forged Viking Metal. With music and lyrics inspired by ancient Norse mythology the band made their own unique sound. The band has released several classic albums like “Dragons of the North”, “Odin Owns Ya All” and “Norwegian Native Art”. But their line of great album stretches all the way to this day as they released their amazing “North Star” last year. It’s been ten years since Einherjer played Inferno Metal Festival – but now the anthems from the greatest Viking Metal band in the world will shine over the festival once more!

HiraesGerman’s melodic death metallers Hiraes released their debut album “Solitary” last year. The band was formed on the ashes of Dawn of Disease when the band disbanded in 2020. The only difference from the latter is the amazing vocalist Britta Görtz now taking over the microphone. Fans of bands like Arch Enemy and Amon Amarth need to check out Hiraes when they play Inferno for the first time!

Volunteer at Inferno 2022
By lfh on Wednesday, March 2, 2022, 11:46 PM

Interesting in volunteering at Inferno Metal Festival 2022? Find out more details and register at https://volunteer.infernofestival.no/

Order Added to the 2022 Lineup
By lfh on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, 5:41 PM

Norwegian Black Metal band ORDER joins the line-up for Inferno Metal Festival 2022. The band members are well-known from the Norwegian Death Metal band Cadaver and for an early incarnation of famous black metal band Mayhem. Order released their second full-length album, “The Gospel”, in 2021 to great acclaim.

OrderOrder was founded in 2013 by Anders Odden, Rene Jansen, Kjetil Manheim and Billy Messiah. The four being respectively responsible for early-stage Norwegian death metal (Cadaver) and the origin of the Norwegian Black metal (Mayhem). In 2014, Jansen sadly passed away, leaving the project unrealized. The remaining members decided to move forward despite the setback. In 2015 Stu Manx (f. Gluecifer) joined the band and set the band back on its quest to make unpolished raw black metal. To honor Jansen the band released the demo tape “Folly Grandeur” with rehearsal recordings the following year and in 2017 the debut album “Lex Amentiae” was released on Listenable Records. Four years later Order released their long awaited second studio album, “The Gospel”. It is now time to bring the band back to Inferno Metal Festival for another great gig!
https://www.facebook.com/Orderofficial

Infernal Resurrection Part II - Superlynx and The Devil's Rejects
By lfh on Friday, June 18, 2021, 5:50 PM

We bid you welcome to part 2 of THE INFERNAL RESURRECTION. The happening will take place at Rock In, Tuesday, June 29th 2021. The bands that will be playing are doom masters SUPERLYNX and the Norwegian black thrash ensemble THE DEVIL’S REJECTS!

Tickets are available here: Ticketmaster - The Infernal Resurrection Part II

SuperlynxSUPERLYNX Superlynx is a psychedelic doom and stoner trio that was formed in 2013. The band exceeds genres with their distinct sound and melts doom, psych, meditative atmospheres and heavy droning rock together. Superlynx recently released their third album “Electric Temple” on Dark Essence Records. The album is both a continuation of what they’ve been doing before and a further development into moods not previously explored. The tragic death of a close family member has also made a deep mark on the album. Superlynx offers atmospheric gigs with tons of heaviness and dark beauty that haunts and spellbound the audience – so be sure to check them out at The Infernal Resurrection II.
https://www.facebook.com/superlynxband

Devil's RejectsThe Oslo based band The Devil’s Rejects offer a black thrash heavy metal attack that surely is made to kick ass! The band released their album “Blood Feast” yesteryear to great critical acclaim. Metal Hammer Italy gave the album the “Top Album” stamp and wrote “The point is that The Devil’s Rejects have managed to throw thrash (Slayer style), black (not to mention Darkthrone), heavy (at times the Maidenian inspiration is clear), with some splash of doom and death, bringing out a soup that is as toxic as it is dependent”. No wonder; with all songs inspired by trashy campy horror movies like “She Wolf of the SS”, “Seven Women for Satan” and “Color me Blood Red”, The Devil’s Rejects sure knows how to get the party started! Don’t miss out on Norway’s most promising newcomers – this will be a gig for the books!
https://www.facebook.com/thedevilsrejectsnorway/

Increase Capacity at the Infernal Resurrection
By lfh on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 6:49 PM

Due to changes in the covid-19 restrictions in Oslo we are able to increase the number of available tickets at our concert with Ihsahn, Cadaver and Tulus this coming Thursday June 17th. 

The doors will open at 19:00. 

Tickets are available here: Ticketmaster - The Infernal Resurrection

The Infernal Resurrection June 17th - Ihsahn, Cadaver, Tulus
By lfh on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 5:38 PM

While waiting for Inferno Metal Festival 2022 we got a very cool event we have called THE INFERNAL RESURRECTION that will take place at Sentrum Scene on June 17th 2021! The bands that will play are IHSAHN, CADAVER and TULUS. All three bands will also perform at Inferno Metal Festival 2022. There will be a very limited number of tickets for sale at Ticketmaster from Friday June 11th at 09.00!

IhsahnIhsahn comes from Notodden, Norway, where he at the age of thirteen started playing in what developed into one of the world’s most influential black metal bands, Emperor. At only seventeen he recorded and performed on the mighty "In the Nightside Eclipse" album, which has many times been voted as one of the top metal albums of all time. After Emperor released their last album, "Prometheus - The Discipline of Fire & Demise" in 2001, Ihsahn has focused on his solo work and has by now released seven albums. Ihsahn has recently released a couple of EPs. One of them is "Telemark" that the concert will be focused around. We are happy to have Ihsahn join us for this very exclusive event!
https://www.facebook.com/ihsahnmusic/ 

CadaverCadaver was one of the first death metal bands from Norway. After several demo tapes between 1988 and 1990, the band released their debut album “Hallucinating Anxiety” in 1990. Often considered has the very first Norwegian death metal album. Two years later they followed up with “...in Pains” before the split-up in 1993. In 1999 founding member Anders Odden (Order, ex Celtic Frost, Satyricon) brought the band back to life under the name Cadaver Inc. After a few years the band changed their name back to Cadaver before they disbanded again. Cadaver is now back and they released the brutal new album “Edder & Bile” in 2020. Norwegian death metal at its best!
https://www.facebook.com/cadavertheband

TulusTulus is a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1991. The band released three classic albums before they disbanded in 2000 and members of Tulus later went on to form the band Khold. In 2006 Tulus returned and the following year they released “Biography Obscene”. This led to an exclusive gig at Inferno in 2008, performing for the second time in the bands history (Their first gig was at Mars in 1999). In 2012 the band released “Olm og bitter” and in 2014 the band offered another exclusive gig at Inferno Metal Festival. Tulus released a brand new album called “Old Old Death” in 2020 and we sure look forward to see them live again!
https://www.facebook.com/TULUSband

Inferno Music Conference 2021
By lfh on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 7:13 PM
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The current situation is the hardest challenge the modern music industry has ever faced. But this industry is built on passion. The passion for musical and cultural experiences. With vaccines coming, we are getting closer to going back to society as normal. At least there is hope. Because YOU didn’t stop trying and continued to plan events and concerts we will have cultural experiences the day we are out in the clear of the pandemic. We have seen creative new ways of providing musical experiences with online streamed festivals and concerts. In the end, there is no stopping the metal community.  

IMC1This year we have a strong focus on injustice in religion-ruled countries and the suppression of artistic expression. We will discuss the value of an interactive networking environment in this new digital business world we are operating in. We will shed a light on new business models during Covid-19 times, expanding and innovating business further and we will take a look at the actual status of the Norwegian metal scene compared to the rest of the world.  

Last but not least we are very happy that we have a good relationship and a strong collaboration with all our partners.  Frank Godla and Metal Injection from the United States will be the tip of the spear in The war of art, putting pressure and demanding artistic freedom around the globe. It will be an informative conference with educational value for every branch of our industry. We welcome you to our highly adapted online networking platform, April 22 and april 23, 2021! 

Tickets to the conference are available here: Inferno Music Conference 2021 ONLINE Billetter NORGE tor. 22 apr. 21 11:00 (ticketmaster.no)

Our conference website: Inferno Music Conference

Thursday 22. April 2021
11:00 Opening speech by Norwegian Minister of Culture Abid Raja
11:05 Norwegian Metal Today: SITREP
12:30 Festival identity: approach from the livelihood of things
13:45 World Metal Congress presents: Metal vs. The Climate Crisis
14:45 Rewriting The Metal World: presentation by Joe Saw (Fanbytes, UK)
16:00 Keynote Interview: Fruits From The Atomic Garden with Jack Shirley (US)
17:00 Mental Health: Six Stages Of Fame with Hilde Spille (Paperclip Agency, NL)

Friday 23. April 2021
11:00 Friday opening speech by Music Norway
11:05 Importance Of Network in the Digital World
12:30 The Guiltiest Sinners: Extreme Heavy Metal Music in Iran and Saudi Arabia
13:00 The War Of Art: Blasphemy and Propaganda Against The System
14:45 SBOA presents: Learnings in times of Corona - shaking up the old ways
15:45 The Future Of The Music Industry: Are you the Jack of all Trades?
16:50 Closing Talk by Inferno Music Conference

The whole program and delegate database will be available for you to view anytime 2 weeks after the conference.

Inferno 2022 Day by Day Schedule
By lfh on Sunday, March 7, 2021, 7:08 PM

The day by day schedule for Inferno 2022 is now ready and available to view in detail here.

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Gorgoroth, Taake and Uada Confirmed, Amorphis Unable to Play
By lfh on Friday, March 5, 2021, 6:51 PM

We are happy to announce that all artists for Inferno Metal Festival 2022 are now confirmed.

Only Amorphis had to say no as they already had plans for Easter 2022.

This means that GORGOROTH and UADA are also ready for next year’s festival.

We are also happy to announce that TAAKE will be the last band to complete the line-up.

Inferno 2022 will be held from April 14-17th 2022.

INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL 2022: Kreator, Mayhem, Venom, Gorgoroth, Triumph of Death,  Taake, Marduk, Ihsahn, Gorgoroth, Kampfar, Ved Buens Ende, Vreid, Cadaver, Uada, Myrkskog, Entombed A.D., Oranssi Pazuzu, Asphyx, Benighted, Bølzer, Dark Fortress, Tulus, Whoredom Rife, Djerv, Hamferd, Dyscarnate, The Great Old Ones, Solbrud, 1914, Sylvaine, Valkyrja, Asagraum, Nyrst, Isvind, From The Vastland, Regarde Les Hommes Tomber, Nachash, Xenoblight, Ulvehyrde, Kosmos Brenner, Sovereign, Gnida, Eridu, Zifir

Inferno 2021 Refund Period
By lfh on Monday, March 1, 2021, 9:00 PM

We will have a refund period for Inferno 2021 from today, March 1st, until March 31st.

If you want to keep your ticket for 2022 you don't have to do anything at all. All existing tickets will automatically be valid for 2022.

If you are unable to attend and want your ticket refunded instead of keeping it for 2022 please follow the guidelines below. 

There will be an option to, partially or fully, donate your ticket if you so wish. If you want to donate please state the sum you want to donate in your refund email (see below). We are grateful for any donation. It will help us continue making Inferno one of the worlds greatest extreme metal festivals.

Please note: All refunds will be processed in NOK as was received by us. Refunds will not include the service fees paid to PayPal/Ticketmaster. As currency rates fluctuate the sum refunded is not guaranteed to end up being the same as was paid in your local currency. 

Ticketmaster Refunds

Those who bought tickets using Ticketmaster will receive and e-mail from our venue, Rockefeller Music Hall, with instructions on how to get your tickets refunded. Please be on the lookout for this e-mail.  

PayPal Refunds

In order to get your tickets ordered through PayPal refunded please send your details (name and what e-mail address was used to order) by email to tickets@infernofestival.no to get your refund.

If you want to donate any part of your ticket state the sum in your e-mail.

Please note that you will have to accept the PayPal transfer when we transfer the refund to you. So keep an eye out for the transfer notification from PayPal and make sure you accept the transfer. If not the money will be returned to us after a few weeks.

Hotel Rooms

If you got a booking for Inferno 2021 you will be able to move it to 2022.

Contact the hotel by phone (+47) 22 33 42 00 or by email at booking@choice.no to move your hotel booking.

More bands confirmed for 2022
By lfh on Monday, March 1, 2021, 8:59 PM

We're happy to confirm that Triumph of Death, Marduk and Valkyrja are now also confirmed for 2022. 

Inferno 2021 Cancelled
By lfh on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, 5:15 PM

We are sorry to inform you that Inferno 2021 cannot be held as planned due to the covid-19 outlook and restrictions this spring.

We'd like to again thank all our partners, crew and volunteers for all their work and dedication for Inferno 2021 and we hope your all look forward to 2022.

Inferno 2022 will be held from April 14-17th 2022.

We've talked to the bands that were supposed to play in 2021 in order to offer them a spot for 2022. We would like to thank all the bands that want to come back in 2022. So far we've confirmed the following:
Kreator, Mayhem, Venom, Ihsahn, Kampfar, Ved Buens Ende, Vreid, Cadaver, Myrkskog, Entombed AD, Oranssi Pazuzu, Asphyx, Benighted, Bølzer, Dark Fortress, Tulus, Whoredom Rife, Djerv, Hamferd, Dyscarnate, The Great Old Ones, Solbrud, 1914, Sylvaine, Asagraum, Nyrst, Isvind, From The Vastland, Regarde Les Hommes Tomber, Nachash, Xenoblight, Ulvehyrde, Kosmos Brenner, Sovereign, Gnida, Eridu, Zifir

If you want to move your ticket to 2022 you can sit still and do nothing as 2020/21 tickets will automatically be valid for 2022.

If you want to get a refund for your ticket we will have a refund period from March 1st. Further details on how to proceed to get a refund will be sent to all ticket holders by e-mail at that date. Those of you that purchased using Ticketmaster will get an e-mail with instructions from the venue, Rockefeller and those who purchased using PayPal will get an e-mail from the festival with instructions.

Those that have booked a room at the official festival hotel will get a voucher from the hotel for the amount you paid. To get a voucher contact their booking service at booking@choice.no.

We look forward to seeing you all again in 2022.

Inferno Kick-Off Cancellation Update
By lfh on Thursday, December 3, 2020, 9:28 PM

The kick-off planned this week was cancelled due to current covid-19 event restrictions as stated last week. The process of refunding everyone who bought tickets has been started. As Ticketmaster has a long backlog of events to process these days, as well as a reduced workforce, it may take longer than usual before this process is completed. Please stay patient.

Please note: Refunds will not include service fees paid to Ticketmaster as they are non-refundable.

Regarding a potential new kick-off event early next year we will come back to that when we know more about what event restrictions we're dealing with in a few weeks time.

Inferno Kick-Off Update
By lfh on Friday, November 27, 2020, 7:50 PM

Due to the 14 day extension to the covid-19 restrictions in Oslo, banning all indoor events until December 14th, the Inferno kick-off concerts unfortunately won't happen next week. We'll be back with further details this coming week.

Inferno 2021 Kick Off Concerts
By lfh on Sunday, November 15, 2020, 7:42 PM

Welcome to Inferno Metal Festival's kick off party! This year we will have a three they event at Rock In with one band each day. Black metal band TULUS will perform on Wednesday 2nd of December 2020, old school death metal outfit OBLITERATION will strike at Thursday 3rd of December and the masters of avantgarde black metal VED BUENS ENDE will enter the stage on Friday 4th of December! A limited number of tickets are for sale and can be bought at Ticketmaster now.

TULUS (Wednesday 2nd of December 2020)

TulusTulus is a Norwegian black metal band that was formed in 1991. The band released three classic albums before they disbanded in 2000 and members of Tulus later went on to form the band Khold. In 2006 Tulus returned and the following year they released “Biography Obscene”. This lead to an exclusive gig at Inferno in 2008 – performing for the second time in the history of the band. (Their first gig was at Mars in 1999). In 2012 the band released “Olm og bitter” and in 2014 the band offered another exclusive gig at Inferno Metal Festival. Tulus released their solid new album “Old Old Death” in March 2020!

https://www.facebook.com/TULUSband

OBLITERATION (Thursday 3rd of December 2020)
ObliterationKolbotn's Obliteration started in 2001 when the members of the band was still just young teenagers. Today they are regarded as one of Norway's finest death metal bands because of classic albums like “Perpetual Decay” from 2007, “Nekropsalms” from 2009 and “Black Death Horizon” from 2013. Obliteration's latest album “Cenotaph Obscure” came in 2018 and proves that the band still knows how to make supreme death metal with lots of variation with distinct flavors of both doom and black metal. Obliteration performed at Inferno Metal Festival as early as in 2005. It is a pleasure to have them back at our kick off party!
https://www.facebook.com/obliterationofficial

VED BUENS ENDE (Friday 4th of December 2020)
Ved Buens Ende Back in 1995 something completely different was released and it came from the Norwegian underground black metal scene. This unique masterpiece was called “Written in Waters”. It was no ordinary black metal album – far from it – it was music that no one had heard before. Some people would even argue if it was black metal at all – and some would just call it avantgarde black metal. It does not matter what you call it, it was something vast and distinctive that still feels unique even almost 25 years later. Ved Buens Ende was laid to rest soon after and the band has not released anything after “Written in Waters”. With members and ex-members from such bands as Aura Noir, Cadaver, Dødheimsgard, Satyricon, Arcturus, Ulver and Virus.
https://www.facebook.com/vedbuensende1

INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL 2021:
KREATOR - MAYHEM - TRIUMPH OF DEATH - AMORPHIS - VENOM
GORGOROTH - MARDUK - IHSAHN - KAMPFAR - VED BUENS ENDE
VREID - CADAVER – UADA – MYRKSKOG – ENTOMBED A.D. - ASPHYX
ORANSSI PAZUZU - BENIGHTED – BØLZER – DARK FORTRESS – TULUS
WHOREDOM RIFE - DJERV – HAMFERÐ - DYSCARNATE
THE GREAT OLD ONES – SOLBRUD - 1914 – SYLVAINE – VALKYRJA
ASAGRAUM - NYRST - ISVIND - FROM THE VASTLAND
REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMBER - NACHASH – XENOBLIGHT
ULVEHYRDE - KOSMOS BRENNER – SOVEREIGN – GNIDA – ERIDU - ZIFIR
Inferno 2020 Refund Period
By lfh on Thursday, October 1, 2020, 8:58 PM

We will have a refund period for Inferno 2020 from October 1st until October 31st. If you are unable to attend in 2021 and want your 2020 ticket refunded instead of keeping it for 2021 please follow the guidelines below according to what service you used to purchase your ticket(s).

Please note that there will be a new refund period like this one if it turns out 2021 will be postponed as well. 

At Ticketmaster there will be an option to, partially or fully, donate your ticket if you so wish. If you want to donate and used PayPal to order please state the sum you want to donate in your refund email (see below). We are grateful for any donation. It will help us continue making Inferno one of the worlds greatest extreme metal festivals.

Please note: All refunds will be processed in NOK as was received by us. Refunds will not include the service fees paid to Ticketmaster and PayPal. As currencies fluctuate the sum refunded is not guaranteed to end up being the same as was paid in your local currency. 

Ticketmaster:

If you ordered tickets using Ticketmaster you will get an e-mail from our venue, Rockefeller, with instructions on how to get your tickets refunded. This e-mail will be sent out tomorrow Friday October 2nd.

PayPal:

If you ordered tickets using PayPal please send your details (name and what e-mail address was used to order) by email to tickets@infernofestival.no to get your refund. 

Hotel Booking:

We also want to remind you that any hotel bookings for 2020 can be moved to 2021. There is a small fee on the move as room prices are slightly higher for 2021. Contact the hotel by phone (+47) 22 33 42 00 or by email at booking@choice.no to change your booking.

INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL 2021:
KREATOR - MAYHEM - TRIUMPH OF DEATH - AMORPHIS - VENOM
GORGOROTH - MARDUK - IHSAHN - KAMPFAR - VED BUENS ENDE
VREID - CADAVER – UADA – MYRKSKOG – ENTOMBED A.D. - ASPHYX
ORANSSI PAZUZU - BENIGHTED – BØLZER – DARK FORTRESS – TULUS
WHOREDOM RIFE - DJERV – HAMFERÐ - DYSCARNATE
THE GREAT OLD ONES – SOLBRUD - 1914 – SYLVAINE – VALKYRJA
ASAGRAUM - NYRST - ISVIND - FROM THE VASTLAND
REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMBER - NACHASH – XENOBLIGHT
ULVEHYRDE - KOSMOS BRENNER – SOVEREIGN – GNIDA – ERIDU - ZIFIR
Entombed A.D. and More Additions to Inferno 2021
By lfh on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, 12:03 PM

When Inferno Metal Festival 2020 had to be canceled we were lucky that 36 out of 40 artists agreed to move their concerts to Inferno Metal Festival 2021. The remaining bands can now be announced. Not only that; we are also expanding out matinée program with more concerts, not only at Kniven, but also at Rock In and Vaterland. We are welcoming ENTOMBED A.D., NYRST, ISVIND, FROM THE VASTLAND, REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMBER, ULVEHYRDE and ZIFIR to the line-up at Inferno Metal Festival 2021!

All tickets bought for Inferno 2020 are valid for 2021. More tickets are also available for sale now!

ENTOMBED A.D. (John Dee – Sunday April 4th)

Entombed ADIf you are reading this you probably already know about Entombed A.D. – the deadly sonic force fronted by former Nihilist and Entombed vocalist L-G Petrov. Inspired by such diverse acts as Autopsy, Motörhead, Discharge and Kiss, Entombed A.D is not afraid to think outside the coffin, resulting in a style some fans calls death ’n’ roll. Though, in the end it was, is and will just be a band with a style and impact entirely their own. With three full-length albums released under the new persona – ”Back to the Front”, ”Dead Dawn” and “Bowels of Earth” – Entombed A.D have proved their place as the rightful kings of death ’n’ roll. This will be their first time at Inferno Metal Festival!
https://www.facebook.com/EntombedAD

NYRST (John Dee – Sunday April 4th)
NyrstNyrst means “northernmost” in Icelandic and the band holds true to its name when it comes to delivering an incredibly cold, stark and barren soundscape. With lyrics depicting old horror literature with cosmic undertones and very mystic and haunting live performances. The band was formed in 2013 and after 3 years of experience the band released their first demo which received much praise. Their debut album “Orsök” led to Nyrst landing a contract in late 2019 with renowned and well respected label, Dark Essence Records. Influenced by bands such as Emperor, Darkthrone, Bathory and Primordial the band delivers a diverse and epic scope of writing with massive and broad-ranging vocals delivered by their frontman Snæbjörn.
https://www.facebook.com/Nyrst/

ISVIND (Rock In – Date TBA)

IsvindThe Norwegian black metal band Isvind was formed in 1992. The band released several demos and an album before the band stopped in 1997 and was more or less dead until 2010 when the duo again entered the studio to record their second full-length. After that, touring and recording became routine and the band has since released “Daumyra” and “Gud”. Today the band is a four piece unit that will release all hell at Rock In during Inferno Metal Festival 2021!
https://www.facebook.com/Isvindband/

 



FROM THE VASTLAND (Rock In – Date TBA)

From the VastlandFrom the Vastland is a black metal band which started out by Sina in late 2010 in Iran. After moving to Norway From the Vastland started to work with well-known Norwegian musicians such as Vyl (Whoredome Rife, Ex-Keep of Kalessin, Gorgoroth), Tjalve (Horizon Ablaze, Svartelder, Ex-1349, Den Saakaldte), Spektre (Gaahls Wyrd, Svartelder, Horizon Ablaze) and Destruchtor (Nordjevel, Myrkskog, Ex-Morbid Angel). Music and lyrics are influenced by Persian history and mythology, ancient world, epic stories of good and evil, myths and legends combined with atmospheric, blast-beating, old school black metal with a slight touch of oriental influences. The band has released 7 albums by now. In 2014 From  The Vastland was nominated for global metal band at Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award. Sina and the band is also featured in the Norwegian documentary film about black metal called Blackhearts.
https://www.facebook.com/fromthevastland/

REGARDE LES HOMMES TOMBER (Vaterland – Friday April 2nd)
RLHTFrance's Regarde Les Hommes Tomber started in 2013 with a massive self-titled album released through Les Acteurs De L'Ombre Productions. The band instantly imprinted its vision in metal community: an epic blend of atmospheric black metal, sludge and death metal spreading out a dark universe inspired by the sacred scriptures. In 2015 "Exile" came out and intensified quintet music, bringing in more extreme influences and developing a dramatic sense of narration through cunningly balanced songs. Regarde Les Hommes Tomber earned respect from the metal community with intense and ritualistic live shows. Regarde Les Hommes Tomber recently joined force with Season Of Mist to release the third part of their triptych called “Ascension”.
https://www.facebook.com/rlhtband/

ULVEHYRDE (Rock In – Date TBA)
UlvehyrdeUlvehyrde became an entity in 2018. The music is fundamental mid-tempo black metal based upon old, dark, Norwegian history. The band consists of past and present members from Beastcraft, Sarkom, Angst Skvadron, Voluspaa and Paul Di'Anno. Ulvehyre is currently working on the finishing tracks for their 2020 album, “Englemakersken”, which will be licensed through several labels worldwide. Ulvehyrde live is a constellation of darkness, blood and fire, creating a visual and audible double-edged sword of eerie atmosphere and ruthless aggression.
https://www.facebook.com/Ulvehyrde-1412562768886360/

ZIFIR (Kniven – Date TBA)
ZifirZifir released their debut album “You Must Come with Us” in 2007. The album reflects the concept of the band’s black metal vision and the whole content supports this vision with all its instruments where recording, mix, mastering and artwork was made by the band. The band signed with Dunkelkunst Productions for their second album, titled “Protest Against Humanity”, in 2011. In 2016 when Zifir have finished recording and signed a deal with Duplicate Records. Finally, new album entitled “Kingdom of Nothingness” was released in 2017 in CD and LP format. Their fourth full length album “Demoniac Ethics” was released on January2020 via Duplicate Records.
https://www.facebook.com/zifirofficial/

Official Festival Hotel 2021
By lfh on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, 1:28 PM

Hotel1The official festival hotel for 2021 will be Clarion Hotel - The Hub like in 2019 and 2020. The discounted prices are now available using the booking code INFERNO.

The Inferno family; artists and fans, media and music industry will gather at the official festival hotel Clarion Hotel The Hub 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 bar, black-metal breakfasts, Inferno exhibitions and more.

Go to our hotel page for more details or go to https://www.nordicchoicehotels.com/hotell/?search=inferno-no to order.

Inferno 2021 Day by Day Schedule
By lfh on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 11:51 AM

Our day by day schedule for Inferno 2021 is now available. Almost all bands are positioned as was planned for 2020 apart from a couple of changes due to touring schedules.

The main stage is fully booked but there are 3 spots left to announce at the smaller stage John Dee and 1 spot to announce at the daytime Kniven stage.

To view the schedule click HERE.

Songs That Changes the World featuring Vreid
By lfh on Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 11:39 AM

VreidDue to the coronavirus outbreak the “Music can change the world” event at Nobel Peace Center has been postponed from 7th of April 2020 to 31st of March 2021. All tickets bought for 2020 are valid for 2021. More tickets are also available for sale now at Ticketmaster.

Music can change the world! Some songs have done more than just entertain – they have changed the world. Together with Nobel Peace Center we invite you to their ongoing series about songs that have changed the world. So far artists like Bendik, Myra, Amanda Delara og Honningbarna have contributed with their interpretation of important songs that have changed the world. Now the Nobel Peace Center goes metal when Vreid will find a song about freedom of expression and do their interpretation of it. Asbjørn Slettemark, famous Norwegian music journalist and TV personality, will moderate the following debate about the chosen song. The gig will also include several of Vreid's own songs.

NOBEL PEACE CENTER
WEDNESDAY 31 MARCH 18:00
NOK 150,- (Including ticket fee)

Amorphis Confirmed for 2021
By lfh on Sunday, April 5, 2020, 11:51 AM

AmorphisMost of this year's artists have agreed to move their concerts to Inferno Metal Festival 2021. We are now happy to confirm that also AMORPHIS has agreed to perform at Inferno 2021.

All tickets bought for Inferno 2020 are valid for 2021. More tickets are also available for sale now!

You can also change your hotel booking from 2020 to 2021. Contact the hotel by e-mail (booking@choice.no) or phone (+47 22 33 42 00) to change your booking. The Inferno code to use for new 2021 bookings will be available in the coming days.

Mayhem Confirmed for 2021
By lfh on Friday, March 20, 2020, 5:54 AM

MayhemA few days ago we could confirm that 85 percent of this year's artists have agreed to move their concerts to Inferno Metal Festival 2021. We can now also confirm that MAYHEM has agreed to perform at Inferno 2021. We are very happy about this and we are looking forward to a great festival in 2021.

All tickets bought for Inferno 2020 are valid for 2021. More tickets are also available for sale now!

 

Band Confirmations Inferno 2021
By lfh on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 12:45 PM

Inferno Metal Festival 2020 sadly had to be cancelled this year due to the spread of the Corona virus. The good news is that 85 percent of this year's artists have agreed to move their concerts to Inferno Metal Festival 2021. We are very happy about this and we are already making sure that Inferno Metal Festival 2021 will be even stronger and better than ever before. The dates for Inferno Metal Festival 2021 are 1st – 4th of April.

Unfortunately Golden Core, Okkultokrati, Russian Circles and Torche are not able to play next year due to other tour plans etc. Mayhem and Amorphis still need more time to sort out other tour bookings, festivals and other plans before they know if they are available for Inferno 2021. Please be patient with them and with us. We will keep you posted.

All tickets bought for Inferno 2020 will be valid for 2021. More tickets are also available for sale now!

CONFIRMED ARTIST FOR INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL 2021 SO FAR:
KREATOR - TRIUMPH OF DEATH - VENOM - GORGOROTH - MARDUK - IHSAHN - KAMPFAR
VED BUENS ENDE – VREID – CADAVER – UADA – MYRKSKOG – ASPHYX – ORANSSI PAZUZU
BENIGHTED – BØLZER – DARK FORTRESS – TULUS – WHOREDOM RIFE – DJERV – HAMFERÐ
DYSCARNATE – THE GREAT OLD ONES – SOLBRUD – 1914 – SYLVAINE – VALKYRJA – ASAGRAUM
NACHASH – XENOBLIGHT – KOSMOS BRENNER – SOVEREIGN – GNIDA – ERIDU

 

Update on Your Hotel Bookings
By lfh on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 4:58 PM

We've got good news about your hotel bookings at Clarion Hotel The Hub.

You may now change your hotel booking from 2020 to 2021.

There will be a small fee on changing your booking.

Contact the hotel by phone (+47) 22 33 42 00 or by email booking@choice.no to change your booking.

The Inferno code to use for new 2021 bookings will be available in early April.

First Confirmations for 2021 Coming Wednesday
By lfh on Sunday, March 15, 2020, 6:16 AM

We will announce the first confirmations of bands for our 2021 edition this Wednesday March 18th. Watch this space or social media for the announcement.

Inferno 2020 Cancelled Due to Corona Restrictions
By lfh on Thursday, March 12, 2020, 2:04 PM

We are sorry to inform you that Inferno 2020 is cancelled. All public events in Norway are banned until the end of April, and this period might be extended. The health authorities estimate 4-5 months. So, there are no chance that we can make Inferno happen this year.

We would like to thank you all for your support and feedback in this difficult time. We'd also like to thank all our partners, crew and volunteers for all their work and dedication for Inferno 2020.

So, what about next year?

Inferno 2021 will happen. The dates are 1st – 4th of April. So, mark it in your calendars.

We have been in contact with the bands and offered to move their concerts to next year. So far everyone is positive, but of course they will need some time to verify if they are able to. Some of them have already confirmed. We will get back to you with the first confirmations next week.

More good news!

All tickets bought for Inferno 2020 will be valid for 2021.

We will be back! See you all next Easter in Oslo.

Our Second Competition Winner
By lfh on Friday, February 28, 2020, 10:17 AM

We're delighted to announce that our second competition winner for 2020 is Gnida from Poland. They will play on Saturday April 11th.

GnidaThe birth of the band officially dates back to November 2010. While touring around Eastern Europe, Lucass (drums) and Sirius (voc) decided to start a fun-based band together: its mission was ‘to destroy with sound’, its genre – grindcore, its name – GNIDA. The work on the first studio record have begun shortly after and as a consequence of the fruitful collaboration, the first child, entitled “S.Y.F.” was born…

Released in 2012, 15-minute-long, super-intense record made the band go live a year later, resulting with GNIDA playing at Wacken Open Air 2013… as their 5th show! 

In 2015 Gnida released their 2nd album A.I.D.S. and in 2020 they are due to release their 3rd album R.A.K.

https://www.facebook.com/gnidagrindcore/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/6CPRvEnrMpp5F6GzQcXZq0

And Our First Competition Winner is...
By lfh on Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 10:42 AM

We are happy to announce Eridu from Germany as our first competition winner for 2020. They will play Sunday April 12th at our John Dee stage.

EriduWith the album Lugalbanda, the band Eridu revives the legacy of the long-lost Mesopotamian civilization. Named after the oldest city in Mesopotamia, the formation from Munich is opening a new chapter of Oriental Extreme Metal and evolves in the same atmosphere as the band Gilgamesh, active since 2011. Following the huge success of The Awakening, Gilgamesh's first album, the mastermind Enki (vocals, lyrics, composition) continues in the same musical and thematic influences by creating Eridu in 2017. In a world where society is submitted to vengeful gods, Lugalbanda tells the epic tales of the eponymous king of gods, Gilgamesh's father, and intertwined ancient stories with death and black metal. The 10 songs carry the listener through legendary battlefields, obscure ceremonies, and mystic rituals. Christoph Brandes from Iguana studios took care of the mixing and mastering of Lugalbanda. He is also the experienced ear behind FinsterForst, Imperium Dekadenz as well as Necrophagist's legendary Epitaph album. Driven by fast tempos and blastbeast-oriented drums, Eridu builds a bridge between a pounding Death metal and a melodic Black metal - where gloomy riffs meet an epic wall of sound. Designed with oriental narrative structures, Eridu stands for a sophisticated and diverse extreme metal that blends the boundaries between genres. Fans of Nile, Melechesch, Behemoth, and Keep of Kalessin will get what they're looking for.

https://www.facebook.com/EriduOfficial/
https://open.spotify.com/artist/5eMExUolyebWX3DpyOBtwk
https://youtu.be/IjIvmIF5w1g

Running Low on 4 Day Passes - 2020
By lfh on Friday, January 24, 2020, 4:35 AM

We're currently running low on 4 day festival passes. Make sure you secure yours before they sell out.

Tickets are available at https://tickets.infernofestival.net/

Inferno Pre-Party in Madrid
By lfh on Thursday, January 9, 2020, 6:30 AM

Welcome to Inferno 2020 pre-party on Saturday, 11th of January in Madrid at Mission Metal Pub (located at Calle de Palma 31).

Several of the people behind Inferno Metal Festival will attend the party. There will be raffles, DJs and a hell of a lot of fun. Expect music from the bands that will perform at Inferno 2020 and in general music that kicks ass! Don't miss out on this special event!

Songs that Changed the World Featuring Vreid
By lfh on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 11:27 AM

Music can change the world! Some songs have done more than just entertain – they have changed the world. Together with Nobel Peace Center we invite you to their ongoing series about songs that have changed the world. So far artists like Bendik, Myra, Amanda Delara og Honningbarna have contributed with their interpretation of important songs that have changed the world. Now the Nobel Peace Center goes metal when Vreid will find a song about freedom of expression and do their interpretation of it. Asbjørn Slettemark, famous Norwegian music journalist and TV personality, will moderate the following debate about the chosen song. The gig will also include several of Vreid's own songs.

NOBEL PEACE CENTER
TUESDAY 7. APRIL 18:00
NOK 150,- (Including ticket fee)
CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS

VreidThe Norwegian metal brigade rose from the ashes of black metal band Windir, after the tragic perishing of the “Sognametal” legends with the declared mission of exploring new musical paths. The band has now released eight great albums and is known for their amazing live shows. Vreid's newest masterpiece is “Lifehunger” which was released in 2018.
https://www.facebook.com/vreidofficial

Toril Rokseth from Nobel Peace Center:
Nobel Peace Center wants to contribute to visitors of Oslo that attends cultural events also can experience some of the other things that the city has to offer. Through the cooperation with Inferno Metal Festival we offer a new arena for this kind of music – and at the same time we express that music can be more than just entertainment – music can change the world.

Asbjørn Slettemark:
All the way since the very beginning of “Songs That Changed the World”, the project has offered surprises, fun, new knowledge and some amazing, strong and catchy cover songs. To do this together with Inferno Metal Festival, a festival I have been thrilled about for many years, feels just right. That it will also include Vreid, a band I have been following as a fan and a journalist through the last 15 years, makes it especially fun and interesting. I am very excited for the song they will choose, perform and talk about

Jarle Hváll Kvåle from Vreid:
In Vreid we have always been up for new challenges. It was therefore with huge excitement we took on this task when Inferno Metal Festival and Nobel Peace Center challenged us to do our interpretation of a song that changed the world. Freedom of speech has been relevant since the very beginning of rock, and is just as relevant and important today. A lot has changed since rock 'n' roll was new and rebellious in the 60s, but still today the freedom of speech are controversial and debated, so maybe the world has been at a stand still over the last 60 years. We are thankful for the engagement. Vreid looks forward to dig deep into the rock history of many fantastic songs, and will be ready to perform our song at the Nobel Peace Center in April.

Schedule Change
By lfh on Thursday, December 12, 2019, 4:21 PM

Due to a tour scheduling conflict we've switched the days UADA and Solbrud plays with Cadaver and Asagraum. This means that UADA and Solbrud now plays Thursday and Cadaver and Asagraum plays Friday. See our schedule for detailed information.

Interested in Volunteering at Inferno 2020?
By lfh on Thursday, December 5, 2019, 4:07 AM

If you are interested in volunteering at Inferno Metal Festival 2020 our volunteer registration is now open at https://volunteer.infernofestival.no/

Accreditation for 2020 Open
By lfh on Monday, November 18, 2019, 3:08 PM

The accreditation for 2020 is now open. If you are seeking accreditaiton go to https://accreditation.infernofestival.no/ to apply.

Interested in Playing at One of the Opening Slots at Our Small Stage?
By lfh on Thursday, November 14, 2019, 4:17 PM

Are you interested in playing at one of our opening slots at our smaller stage, John Dee at Inferno 2020? If so you can apply by going to https://bandapplication.infernofestival.no/ and enter your band and contact details.

More information and terms can be found on the band application website.

The deadline for applying is December 15th.

Triumph of Death, Amorphis, Asphyx, Oranssi Pazuzu and The Great Old Ones Added to the 2020 Lineup
By lfh on Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 4:40 PM

It is time to reveal the last five bands for Inferno Metal Festival 2020. We are very happy to announce TRIUMPH OF DEATH, AMORPHIS, ASPHYX, ORANSSI PAZUZU and THE GREAT OLD ONES!

INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL 2020:

KREATOR – MAYHEM – TRIUMPH OF DEATH
AMORPHIS – VENOM – GORGOROTH

MARDUK – IHSAHN - KAMPFAR

VED BUENS ENDE – VREID – CADAVER – MYRKSKOG
RUSSIAN CIRCLES – ASPHYX – BÖLZER – ORANSSI PAZUZU – BENIGHTED
DARK FORTRESS – TULUS – WHOREDOM RIFE – UADA – DJERV

HAMFERÐ – TORCHE – DYSCARNATE – THE GREAT OLD ONES – SOLBRUD
1914 – SYLVAINE – VALKYRJA – OKKULTOKRATI – ASAGRAUM – NACHASH
XENOBLIGHT – GOLDEN CORE – KOSMOS BRENNER – SOVEREIGN

Triumph of DeathTom G. Warrior, from Celtic Frost and Triptykon, started back in 1982 a band called Hellhammer. The band existed for a mere two years, from May 1982 to May 1984. During this time, the band released three demos, one 12-inch EP, and two songs on the legendary "Death Metal" compilation album. The band disbanded when Hellhammer members Tom Gabriel Warrior and Martin Eric Ain went on to form Celtic Frost. Warrior has made it clear; Hellhammer will never return and will never be reformed. Still the music exists, and it is an extremely important part of Tom G. Warrior's life and extreme metal in general – widely credited as pioneers of extreme metal. Even if Hellhammer is a band of the past, Warrior had an urge to perform the classics on stage. This is when Triumph of Death became an reality. Triumph of Death is a band solely dedicated to perform the legendary music from Hellhammer. We can't wait to bring this band out on stage at Inferno Metal Festival 2020!
https://www.facebook.com/HellhammerTriumphOfDeath/

AmorphisAmorphis started all the way back in 1990 – making them one of the pioneer within the Finnish death metal genre. Amorphis' music has turned more melodic over the years – spanning over a wide set of genres – including doom death, progressive metal, folk metal and power metal. The band has many classics under the belt, like “Black Winter Day”, “My Kantele”, “Silver Bride”, “Death of a King” and their biggest hit “House of Sleep”. Their latest album “Queen of Time” is pure ear candy and includes their latest hit “The Bee”. The line-up today includes all original members from 1990. We can't wait to have this great band at Inferno Metal Festival for the very first time.
https://www.facebook.com/amorphis/

AsphyxAsphyx is a Dutch death metal band that was formed in 1987. Their classic style of death doom metal is very dark, obscure, morbid and brutal. The band release some legendary albums in the early 90s, like “The Rack” in 1991, “Last One on Earth” in 1992 and “Asphyx” in 1994. The band split up in 1996, but the members continued as Soulburn. After several years the band was back together and have by now recorded nine studio albums. The last one is “Incoming Death” from 2016 and it shows a band that still know how to make music brutal with no compromises. This will be the legendary death metal band ASPHYX' first appearance at Inferno Metal Festival!
https://www.facebook.com/officialasphyx/

Oranssi PazuzuOranssi Pazuzu was formed in Finland in 2007. Two years later their debut album “Muukalainen Puhuu” was released to great acclaim. By now the band has released four studio albums and one live album. The live album, “Live at Roadburn 2017” was released October 2019 and shows a band with a lot of diversity and strength. Oranssi Pazuzu went full psychomania at Inferno Metal Festival 2014 and we are happy to have them back in 2020.
https://www.facebook.com/Oranssi-pazuzu-58437793552/

The Great Old OnesThe Great Old Ones are a French post-black metal band that was formed in 2009. The Great Old Ones is deities in the H. P. Lovecraft fantasy universe. The band has by now released four albums. Their new record is called “Cosmicism” and will be released on the 22nd of October. This will be The Great Old Ones first gig on Norwegian soil.
https://www.facebook.com/thegreatoldones/

Kniven Stage at Inferno 2020
By lfh on Sunday, October 13, 2019, 12:40 PM

We will also use the smaller stage down in the basement at Kniven Bar on Saturday and Sunday for some matinée concerts, together with DJs and happenings in the bar. The bands playing are OKKULTOKRATI, SOVEREIGN, NACHASH and KOSMOS BRENNER.

OkkultokratiThe Oslo band Okkultokrati thrust the heretic rock and roll that they have cultivated since their 2008 inception into more extraordinary situations. Classic 70s riffing, snotty punk, and brash old school metal are inventively mixed with pulses and spikes of dark wave and ice cold, psychedelic repetition. The band won the award for “best metal album” in 2016 at the “Norwegian Grammy” called Spellemannsprisen. Now they are ready to destroy at the early hours at Kniven Stage!
https://www.facebook.com/okkultokrati/

NachashOslo band Nachash was formed in 2011 and brings their deathly black metal darkness to the stage at Kniven – inspired by Master's Hammer, old Samael, Bathory and old Rotting Christ. Debut album "Phantasmal Triunity" was released by US-label Shadow Kingdom Records in 2018 and the band is currently working on album number two.
https://www.facebook.com/nachashnorway/

BrennerKosmos Brenner is a trio from Oslo that started in 2011/2012. The band has taken it upon themselves to dive further into the inner workings of massive riffs and dark noisy psychedelia. With the debut EP, “Cosmic Pyre”, their aim was to take the listener on a journey through the existential and all encompassing dread and despair which is the universe. During the past years Kosmos Brenner has been a fire in the Oslo underground, supporting acts like Acid King, Okkultokrati and Saturnalia Temple.
https://www.facebook.com/kosmosbrenner/

SovereignThe Oslo death thrash outfit Sovereign is a pretty new band that started in 2018 and has only released two demo tapes so far. The band is inspired by late 80s and early 90s death and thrash metal. Check them out. This is a newcomer that are hungry and ready to conquer the world!
https://www.facebook.com/sovereignnorway/

Dark Fortress, Tulus and Golden Core Joins the 2020 Lineup
By lfh on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 11:37 AM

German melodic black metallers DARK FORTRESS, Norwegian early black metal band TULUS and Norwegian stoner doom metal duo GOLDEN CORE are all confirmed for Inferno Metal Festival 2020.

Dark FortressGerman black metal outfit Dark Fortress was formed in 1994 and has since then established themselves in the top ranks of the genre with intense live shows and many critically acclaimed albums. Dark Fortress has never taken the challenge of making a new album lightly, and their releases are always high in quality, relevance and authenticity. Expect epic song structures, mighty sonic cathedrals, virulent and sinister magic and lots of unexpected twists and turns as the bands drags you screaming and headbanging through the abysmal roller coaster of their universe. This will be Dark Fortress' first time in Norway.
https://www.facebook.com/officialdarkfortress/

 

 

TulusTulus is a Norwegian black metal band that was formed in 1991. The band released three classic albums before they disbanded in 2000 and members of Tulus later went on to form the band Khold. In 2006 Tulus returned and the following year they released “Biography Obscene”. This lead to an exclusive gig at Inferno in 2008, performing for the second time in the bands history (Their first gig was at Mars in 1999). In 2012 the band released “Olm og bitter” and in 2014 the band offered another exclusive gig at Inferno Festival. Tulus is now working on new songs and the new album will be out in March/April 2020 on Soulseller Records. So it is about time for yet another of them very rare Tulus gigs at Inferno Metal Festival!
https://www.facebook.com/Tulus-552774808225210/

Golden CoreGolden Core is a Norwegian stoner doom metal duo. The band was formed in 2014 when the members was only nine and eleven years old. Their debut album, “Norwegian Stoner Machine”, saw the light of day in 2016. Golden Core has been doing many gig since then and are a favorite for fans of stoner and doom metal as one of the most promising young bands in recent times. The band will release their new album “Fimbultýr” on the 1st of November at Fysisk Format Records. This will be Golden Core first gig at Inferno Metal Festival.
https://www.facebook.com/goldencoreband/

Gorgoroth to Inferno 2020
By lfh on Wednesday, October 2, 2019, 11:44 AM

Norwegian infamous black metal band GORGOROTH is confirmed for Inferno Metal Festival 2020. The band has not performed live in Norway since 2017 and we are proud to have them return to Oslo at Inferno 2020!

GorgorothGorgoroth is one of the most notorious bands from Norway still working in the true spirit of Norwegian black metal. The band was formed by the only remaining original member Infernus in 1992 and is one of the early Norwegian black metal bands. Gorgoroth has released albums on labels such as Nuclear Blast, Century Media, Season of Mist, Malicious Records, Regain Records and Soulseller Records. Classics albums like “Pentagram”, “Antichrist” and “Under the Sign of Hell” are regarded as milestones and the band has sparked a lot of controversy over the years with extravagant live shows. Gorgoroth had a special blasphemous show at Inferno Metal Festival 2017 when they celebrated their 25 years anniversary. The band will now return and unleash their evil at Inferno Metal Festival 2020!
https://www.facebook.com/gorgorothofficial/

Russian Circles, Torche and Xenoblight Added to the 2020 Lineup
By lfh on Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 11:50 AM

We can confirm American instrumental band RUSSIAN CIRCLES, American sludge band TORCHE and Danish thrash death metal outfit XENOBLIGHT to Inferno Metal Festival 2020.

Russian CirclesThe American instrumental band Russian Circles was formed in late 2004 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The band has gained widespread recognition based on a series of critically acclaimed albums and extensive international touring. Russian Circles has just released their seventh studio album, “Blood Year”, recorded at GodCity Studio in Salem and Steve Albini's Electrical Audio Studio in Chicago and produced by Kurt Ballou. This will be their first time at Inferno Metal Festival.
https://www.facebook.com/russiancirclesmusic/

TorcheTorche is an American stoner sludge rock band from Miami, Florida. The band categorizes their music as "thunder pop". Torche was formed in 2004 and has released five full-length studio albums. Their highly anticipated new album, “Admission”, was released earlier this summer. A solid piece of work with plenty of surprises. This will be the first time Torche perform at Inferno Metal Festival!
https://www.facebook.com/torcheofficial

XenoblightXenoblight is a Danish extreme metal band from Silkeborg that was formed in 2017. Their debut album "Procreation" was released February 8th, 2018. Both their album and live shows has received great feedback from both press and fans. The band did an amazing gig at Southern Discomfort Festival recently and now it is time to destroy at Inferno Metal Festival!
https://www.facebook.com/Xenoblight/

Kreator to Headline at Inferno 2020
By lfh on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 11:42 AM

Germany's legendary thrash metal titans KREATOR are confirmed for Inferno Metal Festival 2020! We are proud to have one of the godfathers of German thrash metal playing at Inferno Metal Festival for the very first time at our 20 year anniversary.

KreatorKreator has a story that go all the way back to 1982 when the band was called Tormentor. This early stage laid the foundation for an exceptional career that would see Kreator rise to become part of what’s to be considered the German equivalent of the Big Four (Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, Megadeth) of American thrash metal – the Big Three of German thrash, alongside Sodom and Destruction. Though rooted in thrash metal, Kreator has never been afraid to push the genre‘s boundaries both musically and lyrically. This vitality has made Kreator one of the best thrash metal bands over several decades. From legendary classics like “Endless Pain” and “Pleasure to Kill” to newer albums like “Phantom Antichrist” and “Gods of Violence” – Kreator will sure as hell tear down the roof at Rockefeller when they come to Inferno Metal Festival for the first time.
https://www.facebook.com/KreatorOfficial/

Benighted, Dyscarnate and Asagraum to Inferno 2020
By lfh on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 11:37 AM

Brutal death metal band BENIGHTED from France, UK three piece death metal act DYSCARNATE and Netherlands black metal band ASAGRAUM, are all confirmed for Inferno Metal Festival 2020!

BenightedBenighted were spawned by members from French Death and Black metal bands Dishumanized, Darkness Fire and Osgiliath, who joined forces in 1998 for a more brutal, heavy and modern way of expression. When their first self-produced and self-titled full-length hit the streets in 2000, it immediately had a strong impact. This turned a side-project into a main act. A fast-growing fan base was built by a string of acclaimed albums. On the live front, Benighted quickly started to capture audiences with sweat driver performances that bulldozer any resistance mercilessly aside. This allowed the French to climb up the ladder fast and soon came invitations to all major European festivals including Neurotic Death Fest, Hellfest, Wacken, Brutal Assault, Summer Breeze, and Inferno Festival among many more. It's been more than 10 years since the band perform at Inferno by now – so we welcome them back at Inferno 2020!
https://www.facebook.com/brutalbenighted/

DyscarnateDyscarnate is a three piece death metal band from the UK that started in 2003 under the name Incarnate. After the the stellar release of their latest album, "With All Their Might" in 2017, the band has toured across Australia, Europe, Indonesia, Israel, Russia and more. This will be Dyscarnate first performance at Inferno Metal Festival. Expect strength. Expect violence. Expect Dyscarnate!
https://www.facebook.com/Dyscarnate/

AsagraumAsagraum is a cross-continental entity, that was founded in the autumn of 2015 by vocalist/guitarist Obscura who was joined by drummer T. Kolsvart, to create pure Satanic black metal with the old-school feeling of the eternal 90's greats and with dark psychedelic influences. A three-track promo recording was released in early 2017, laying bare Asagraum's aims and sound. Wasting no time, debut album “Potestas Magicum Diaboli” was recorded, mixed at the Swedish Necromorbus Studio and released by KVLT records in September 2017. Asagraum has a brand new album out on September 13th that is called “Dawn of Infinite Fire”. This will be their first appearance at Inferno Metal Festival.
https://www.facebook.com/asagraum/

Venom to Headline at Inferno 2020
By lfh on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 11:41 AM

We are proud to announce that the godfathers of black metal will perform at Inferno Metal Festival 2020! With songs like “Black Metal”, “Welcome to Hell”, “In League With Satan”, “Witching Hour” and “In Nomine Satanas” this will truly be legendary! We welcome: VENOM!

VenomVenom's history goes as far back as to 1978 when the band was formed under the moniker Dwarfstar in Newcastle. The band is considered a major influence on thrash metal and extreme metal in general. In 1982 they released their eponymous album “Black Metal” and at the same time laid the seeds for a new genre that would become big, especially in Norway. You most likely wouldn't have bands like Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth either, if it was not for the groundbreaking music made by Venom in the early 80s. Venom is still going strong and we can't wait to have them with us at Inferno Metal Festival 2020! Lay down your souls to the gods rock 'n roll – black metal!
https://www.facebook.com/officialvenomband/

Vreid, Whoredom Rife and 1914 Joins Our 2020 Lineup
By lfh on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, 11:49 AM

We are proud to announce that the mighty Norwegian sognametal band VREID will return to Inferno Metal Festival in 2020! Also returning to the festival is Nidrosian black metal outfit WHOREDOM RIFE and for the very first time Ukraine's best hidden secret, 1914, will hit Norway with their epic war themed blackened death metal!

VreidThe Norwegian metal brigade rose from the ashes of Windir after the tragic perishing of the “Sognametal” legends with the declared mission of exploring new musical paths. The band has now released eight great albums and is known for their amazing live shows. Vreid's newest masterpiece is “Lifehunger” which was released in 2018. The album proved that the band is still hungry and better then ever. It has been ten years since Vreid performed at Inferno Metal Festival – so we are happy to have Vreid back at Inferno Metal Festival in 2020! They promise us a massive show – so don't miss out when Vreid return to Inferno!
https://www.facebook.com/vreidofficial

Whoredom RifeWhoredom Rife was forged in silence during 2013 and 2014 in the outskirts of Nidaros, Norway. The band was founded by V. Einride and K.R in 2014, based on new ideas and ideas dating back as far as the early nineties. The concept behind the band is to breathe new life into the art form and lifestyle that we know as True Norwegian Black Metal. Since 2017 the band has released the critical acclaimed “Nid - Hymner av hat” and will now tour together with Behemoth. Whoredom Rife performed at our club night at Inferno Metal Festival in 2017 and the demand for a return to the festival has been high!
https://www.facebook.com/Dommedagsryttere/

1914Ukrainian blackened death doom metal band 1914 took the metal community by storm when they released “The Blind Leading the Blind” last year. The album was epic and hit many a best of-list in 2018. As their name suggest, 1914, is exclusively themed around World War I. 1914 has never played before in any of the Nordic countries and we are excited to bring the band to Norway for the very first time!
https://www.facebook.com/1914band/

 

Marduk to Inferno 2020
By lfh on Monday, July 29, 2019, 6:51 PM

We are proud to announce that the mighty Swedish black metal band Marduk will return to Inferno Metal Festival in 2020!

MardukMarduk has been known as the most blasphemous band in the world! The band has lived up to their reputation and still today they sounds like a war machine crushing every religious figure that crosses their path. The band has a huge back catalog consisting of great albums, and they are continuing to release some of the most brutal and heretic black metal albums there is today. Marduk released their latest album “Viktoria” last year to great acclaim. Their gig at Inferno Metal Festival 2016 was a blast and we are happy to have the band back again!
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Mardukofficial/

Uada, Hamferð and Solbrud Joins the 2020 Lineup
By lfh on Wednesday, July 24, 2019, 10:31 AM

Today we’re happy to reveal another 3 bands that will perform at Inferno Metal Festival 2020. Uada the black metal band from Portland, Oregon in the USA, Hamferð from the Faeroe Islands with their unique doom metal style as well as the black metal outfit Solbrud from Denmark joins our lineup.

UadaUada is returning from their superb appearance on our smaller stage, John Dee, in 2018 and will take on the main stage in 2020. Hamferð and Solbrud have only played the now extinct club day once each a few years back and will make their debut at our main festival days next year.

From the darkness, UADA (meaning haunted in Latin) emerges breathing the spirit of the original 90’s Black Metal wave. Since 2014, this Portland, Oregon four-piece has used a unique approach to combine raw black metal and spectral melodies.

In spring 2016, their debut album “Devoid of Light” was released via Eisenwald, self-recorded by the band & then mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust). It features the artwork of Kris Verwimp and band photography by Peter Beste. In support of this new album, Uada is confirmed to play the Northwestern Black Circle Festival again, this time with Absu and will mark the kick off date for a west coast tour.

On their sophomore full-length, “Cult of a Dying Sun” released in 2018, Uada expanded their scope and range of hypnotic craft. Balancing sharp riffs with spectral melodies in a manifold of haunting yet distinctive black metal dirges. A sharp spear in the heart of the brightest star. Epic, atmospheric, deadly.
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialUADA/

HamferdHamferð is a Faroese term for the living images of sailors appearing before their loved ones. Written recordings of these apparitions are a recurrence within the toilsome and sorrowful depths of Faroese history, and this is where Hamferð, the band, draws its inspiration. Echoing through crawling, thunderous marches of blight and wails of melancholic isolation are the greatly unexplored darker recesses within the soul of the island people. Love, loss and solitude compose the core of the band’s poetic lyricism, and all is presented through funereal figures, taking the stage with mournful silence.
http://www.facebook.com/hamferd

SolbrudFrom the birth of Solbrud (Danish for sun breach) in 2009, the aim has been to forge melodic and evocative compositions in a raw, storm-like expression; a sound generally achieved by coupling unrelenting drumming with chord and harmony based guitar riffs through an array of effects, creating an intense and atmospheric soundscape -or in fewer words: Black metal. The debut ‘Solbrud’ was released in 2012, and in 2014 ‘Jærtegn’ followed. Both albums and the quartet’s emotional and intense live performances have since then consolidated Solbrud as a band with a special, artistic vision unfolding in non-compromising and boundary pushing black metal.
https://www.facebook.com/Solbrud/

Ihsahn to Premiere New Show at Inferno 2020
By lfh on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, 11:24 AM

We can reveal that Ihsahn is currently in the studio putting the final touches on brand new material to be released via Candlelight Records.  

For Inferno 2020, Ihsahn will be perform this new material live for the first time, premiering a specialized set rooted in the blackest corners of his musical palette:   

"The music I’m working on distills the most basic, black metal aesthetics of my music. Keeping to rather traditional arrangements and expressed with Norwegian lyrics, I explore the core elements of my musical background.  These new songs will form the basis for some conceptualized shows, which I shall debut at Inferno in 2020."

More details coming soon…

IhsahnIhsahn comes from Notodden, Norway, where he at the age of thirteen started playing in what developed into one of the world’s most influential black metal bands, Emperor. At only seventeen he recorded and performed “In the Nightside Eclipse”, which has many times been voted as one of the top metal albums of all time. After Emperor released their last album, “Prometheus - The Discipline of Fire & Demise” in 2001, Ihsahn has focused on is solo work and has by now released seven albums under the name Ihsahn. Now Ihsahn will return to Inferno Metal Festival for a special premiere of his new show. Make sure you don’t miss it.
https://www.facebook.com/ihsahnmusic/

Bölzer and Djerv to Inferno 2020
By lfh on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 11:44 AM

We are proud to announce that the Norwegian metal band DJERV and Switzerland's black/death metal duo BÖLZER will perform at Inferno Metal Festival 2020!

BölzerAttention came quickly to Switzerland's Bölzer after their 2012 demo “Roman Acupuncture” and subsequent EP “Aura” in 2013 due to their ability to create fascinating black metal melodies and dissonant structures with only two members in the band. Their debut album “Hero” was released in 2016 and was incredibly well received and as such the duo have been invited to play all over the world. Now it is time to finally play at Inferno Metal Festival!
https://www.facebook.com/erosatarms/

 

Djerv

Djerv was formed in 2010 with members from such bands as Animal Alpha, Stonegard and Trelldom. In 2011 they released their self titled debut album to critical acclaim. Their fresh mixture of catchy hard rock and more aggressive metal hit a nerve with their listeners. After only two days in sale the album crashed into the official Norwegian sales charts at an impressive # 8. After some years with heavy touring the band went into hibernation. Now they are back – stronger than ever! After five years the band has returned and will unleash their madness at Inferno Metal Festival 2020!
https://www.facebook.com/djervmusic/

Mayhem to Headline at Inferno 2020
By lfh on Monday, July 1, 2019, 11:37 AM

We are proud to announce that the legendary Norwegian black metal band MAYHEM will return to Inferno Metal Festival in 2020!

MayhemThe godfathers of Norwegian black metal, The True Mayhem, will return to Inferno Metal Festival at our 20 years edition of the festival. The band has made a huge impact on Norwegian music and stands out as one of the most important black metal bands ever. They started in 1984 and released their legendary "Deathcrush" EP in 1987. In 1994 their hugely influential masterpiece “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas” saw the light of day. The band has continued to release albums and tour ever since, spreading Norwegian black metal to every corner of the world. Mayhem has a new record in the making that will be released 25th of October 2019. No other band is more fitting to celebrate Inferno's 20 years anniversary than Mayhem!

https://www.facebook.com/mayhemofficial/

First Bands for Inferno Metal Festival 2020
By lfh on Friday, May 24, 2019, 8:03 AM

Inferno Metal Festival is proud to announce the first bands for Inferno Metal Festival 2020! Next year marks our 20 years anniversary and we are looking forward to celebrate with all of you. The first bands for 2020 are Kampfar, Ved Buens Ende, Cadaver, Myrkskog, Sylvaine and Valkyrja!

Tickets are available at https://tickets.infernofestival.net/

KampfarKampfar needs no introductions for fans of Norwegian black metal. The band was formed in 1994 and has since then released eight full-length albums and several EPs and singles. In 2015 Kampfar won an award at Spellemannsprisen (Norwegian Grammy) for their album “Profan”. Their latest release, “Ofidians manifest”, has received great reviews and are among the best albums of 2019. Check it out and make sure to see Kampfar live at Inferno Metal Festival 2020!
https://www.facebook.com/kampfarofficial/

Ved Buens EndeBack in 1995 something completely different was released and it came from the Norwegian underground black metal scene. This unique masterpiece was called “Written in Waters”. It was no ordinary black metal album – far from it – it was music that no one had heard before. Some people would even argue if it was black metal at all – and some would just call it avant-garde black metal. It does not matter what you call it, it was something vast and distinctive that still feels unique even almost 25 years later. Ved Buens Ende was laid to rest soon after and the band has not released anything after “Written in Waters”. Finally the band are back and will play live at Inferno Metal Festival! With members and ex-members from such bands as Aura Noir, Cadaver, Dødheimsgard, Satyricon, Arcturus, Ulver and Virus.
https://www.facebook.com/vedbuensende1/

CadaverCadaver was one of the first Norwegian death metal bands. After several demo tapes between 1988 and 1990, the band released their debut album “Hallucinating Anxiety” in 1990. Two years later they followed up with “...in Pains” before the split-up in 1993. In 1999 founding member Anders Odden (Order, exCeltic Frost, Satyricon) brought the band back to life under the name Cadaver Inc. After a few years the band changed their name back to Cadaver before they disbanded again. Cadaver is now back and a new album will be released. Anders Odden has recruited Megadeth drummer Dirk Verbeuren and they are ready to unleashed more Norwegian death metal upon the world.
https://www.facebook.com/cadaverofficial/

MyrkskogNorwegian death metal band Myrkskog was formed in 1993. The band released a couple of demo tapes during the 90s. In 2000 their debut album “Deathmachine” was released – a brutal album that felt like being hit in the face with a shovel. Two years later the follow-up called “Superior Massacre” was released. Now Myrkskog is back and ready to release their fury upon Inferno Metal Festival! Since it will be 20 years ago that “Deathmachine” was released the band will perform the album in its entirety. With members and exmembers from bands like Morbid Angel, Emperor, Odium, Nordjevel and Zyklon.
https://www.facebook.com/myrkskogofficial/

SylvaineNorwegian multi-instrumentalist Sylvaine has released two albums on Season of Mist; “Wistful” from 2016 and “Atoms Aligned, Coming Undone” from 2018. The Latter was nominated in the metal category at Spellemannsprisen (The Norwegian Grammy). The project serves as an emotional catharsis for the artist, revealing the eternal longing for something more residing within its melodies, capturing the feeling of being trapped and restraint by the human form.
https://www.facebook.com/sylvainemusic/

ValkyrjaSwedish black metal band Valkyrja was formed in 2004. Valkyrja quickly gained their reputation as a ferocious live act; a display of carnal lust leaving each stage with the foul scent of death. Since then the band has released four albums of furious black metal violence. Valkyrja is touring as support for Marduk at the moment and will be good and ready for Inferno Metal Festival in 2020.
https://www.facebook.com/valkyrjaswe/

Official Festival Hotel 2020
By lfh on Sunday, May 19, 2019, 7:08 AM

Hotel1The official festival hotel for 2020 will be Clarion Hotel - The Hub like in 2019. The discounted prices are now available using the booking code INFERNO.

The Inferno family; artists and fans, media and music industry will gather at the official festival hotel Clarion Hotel The Hub 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 bar, black-metal breakfasts, Inferno exhibitions and more.

Go to /no/festival/hotel.aspx for more details or go to https://www.nordicchoicehotels.com/hotell/?search=inferno-no to order.

Out of Early Bird Packages at Ticketmaster
By lfh on Thursday, May 2, 2019, 3:09 PM

We've run out of early bird packages for 2020 at Ticketmaster. There are a few left for sale using PayPal so grab the last chance to get your early bird package for 2000 NOK (which include a 200 NOK merch voucher) before the first regular price level on festival passes kicks in at 2250 NOK (no voucher included).

Tickets are available at https://tickets.infernofestival.net