|Venue:||Rockefeller, John Dee, Kniven|
|Date:||April 18th – April 21st 2019|
|Age Limit:||18 years|
|Capacity:||1500 a day|
|Official Hotel:||Clarion Hotel® The Hub|
|Click on the links below to order tickets. The festival got a 18 year age limit. Tickets are non-refundable.|
|4 Day Pass||Apr 18-21||2250||buy||buy|
|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.|
The stage setup can be viewed here.
Inferno Metal Festival proudly present Polish black metal band MGŁA, Swedish doom metal band WITCHCRAFT, Norwegian black metal band RAGNAROK, Lithuanian post-black metal band AU-DESSUS and Netherlands old school death metal band ALTAR to next year edition of the festival!
The Polish black metal band Mgła was formed in Krakow in 2000. The band started as a studio project by M on vocal, guitars and bass and Daren from Kriegsmaschine on drums. In 2006 Daren quit the band but Darkside, also from Kriegsmaschine, was recruited on drums. When their second album, “With Hearts Toward None”, was released in 2012, the band also started playing live with a full band. The band is now ready to return to Inferno Metal Festial.
Swedish psychedelic doom metal band Witchcraft was formed in 2000 by Magnus Pelander after his former band Norrsken split up. Since then the band has released five critically acclaimed full-length albums and done extended touring around the world. Now they are back at Inferno Metal Festival!
Norwegian black metal band Ragnarok has released eight albums since their start in 1994. Albums like “Nattferd”, “Arising Realm” and “Diabolical Age” are regarded as classics today within the Norwegian black metal scene. Former drummer Jontho took over vocal duties in 2014 after 20 years behind the drums. The band will celebrate their 25 years anniversary together with their fans at Inferno Metal Festival 2019!
Au-Dessus is a post-black metal band from Lithuania. The band was formed in 2014 and has by now two releases. The latest one is “End of Chapter” from 2017. Black metal is the foundation in their sound, but the band is not afraid to combine different kinds of musical styles in to their music. This will be Au-Dessus first concert at Norwegian soil.
Old school death metal band Altar hails from the Netherlands and was formed all the way back in 1990. The demo tape “And God Created Satan to Blame for His Mistakes” was released in 1992, while their debut album “Youth Against Christ” came in 1994. Altar’s line up have changed several time during all those years. In 2016 Janneke de Rooy from Paper Doll Decay was announced as their new vocalist. This will be Altar’s first gig at Inferno Metal Festival!
Unfortunately VALKYRJA has to postpone their show at Inferno Metal Festival 2019 due to a conflicting schedule. The decision has not been easy for the band, but Valkyrja will return to Inferno in 2020. We are proud to have the black metal band MORK to take their spot.
Norwegian black metal band Mork was formed back in 2004 as a one man band by Thomas Eriksen. By now Mork has released three albums and are currently signed to Peaceville Records. In 2014 Mork gathered a full live lineup and in 2015 they debuted on stage. Mork newest album “Eremittens dal” is regarded as one of the best Norwegian black metal albums in recent years. Mork has the sound and fury of the early black metal albums that was from Norway in the 90s. Also their live performance are top notch and an experience you will remember. So don’t miss out as Mork’s gig at Inferno might just be one of the highlights.
KNIVEN BAR will present their own matinée stage during Inferno Metal Festival 2019, together with DJs and happenings in the bar. The bands that will be presented at Kniven are Bergen’s thrash metal outfit PSYKOPATH, death thrash band SEPULCHER from Fusa, old school thrash metallers NEKROMANTHEON from Kolbotn and Oslo doomsters PURPLE HILL WITCH!
Psykopath is a young thrash metal band hailing from Norway’s rainy west coast city Bergen. The band plays loud and aggressive metal with attitude, and are holding the thrash-banner high. Psykopath is inspired by bands like Testament, Exodus, Megadeth, Nuclear Assault and many other bands from the golden age of thrash. The “Primal Instinct” EP, released on Loyal Blood Records marks the first official release from the young thrash outfit. The 3-song EP was produced by Yngve Andersen (Blood Command, Bokassa, Ondt Blod), and mixed by former Metallica producer Flemming Rassmussen.
It was but a mere three years ago when Sepulcher burst upon the scene with their debut album for Edged Circle, “Mausoleum Tapestry”. The young Norwegian band’s very first public recording, Mausoleum Tapestry soon exploded the name of Sepulcher onto many a metalhead’s tongue, raking in worldwide critical acclaim, and for good reason: here was a sound both familiar and foreign, firmly rooted in old, obscure death metal and yet brimming with an idiosyncratic energy all of their own. With the stage thus set, SEPULCHER amazingly eclipse that first feat with the even-better follow-up, “Panoptic Horror”. It’s all still very much in the mold that Sepulcher set out from, but here tempered with a startling sense of maturity: more pure headbanging moments, more teasing bouts of tension, more developed (and, often, more warped) solo sections, just MORE of “more” whilst retaining that ripped-raw minimalism at the heart of ancient death metal.
With their sophomore album Celestial Cemetary out on Church Within Records, Norwegian Purple Hill Witch hits a sweet spot in the metal triangle between Angel Witch, Black Sabbath and Hawkwind. It’s that alchemistic moment where psych, doom, NWOBH, proto metal and rock is molded and sculpted into a perfect entity. Whereas their debut album had more of a stoner rock vibe to it, the new album takes the listener on a sheer proto doom journey past vast galaxies of swirling, Iommic riffs, blistering soli, driving drums and a steady surge of pulsating bass. What really strikes through on Celestial Cemetary is how much atmosphere and true feeling the band manages to cramp into the furrows of their sonic landscape – this album oozes with hallucinogenic visions of occult rituals and barren medieval country sides haunted by wicked witches. As such it leaves an even darker, more sinister imprint, and if there ever was an immaculate soundtrack for when going witch hunting across celestial cemeteries this would have to be it. Grab the magic wand and a copy of Purple Hill Witch’s new album before the next hunt, you will need it.
Nekromantheon started out in early 2005 with only one goal in mind: To play fast, evil and dirty thrash metal in the way of the old gods. Influenced by the classics of Slayer, Sadus, Kreator, Dark Angel and Sepultura, they unleashed their attack on modern metal. After the release of the “We’re Rotting” EP in early 2007, the band had already built a name for themselves in the underground scene. As the band got more and more focused on capturing the spirit of the 80s, guitarist Arild “Arse” Myren Torp, and drummer Christian “Kick” Holm started building their own recording studio. Shortly their very own “KickArse Studio” was ready in Kolbotn. With their own creative pit available their first full length album, entitled “Divinity of Death” was released shortly thereafter. Now, this powerful trio has regressed even further back to the glorious days of real metal, breaking the chains to all that is plastic. Their second full-length is even faster, filthier, and more evil than ever! With “Rise, Vulcan Spectre”, Nekromantheon have truly summoned the ancient Greek gods of havoc, and will let nothing stand in the way of this unholy blood offering.
We are proud to announce that Swedish melodic death metal band HYPOCRISY is confirmed to headline at Inferno Metal Festival 2019. This will be Hypocrisy’s first performance at Inferno Metal Festival!
Swedish death metal band Hypocrisy was formed all the way back in 1991. Hypocrisy is one of the most important bands within the Swedish death metal scene – as they paved the way for the more melodic sound that the Swedish death metal scene would be world wide famous for in the late 90s. Founding member Peter Tägtgren is not only a multi-instrumentalist, also known from bands like Pain, Lindemann, Bloodbath and Lock Up, he is also one of Swedish best known producers and the owner of The Abyss Studio. Hypocrisy will perform at Inferno Metal Festival for the first time in 2019!
Swedish death metal supergroup BLOODBATH is confirmed to headline at Inferno Metal Festival 2019. The band consists of members from bands like Paradise Lost, Opeth, Katatonia and Craft. Also confirmed are Sognametallers COR SCORPII and Norwegian doom masters SUPERLYNX!
Swedish old school death metallers Bloodbath is back! On October 26th their fifth album, called “The Arrow of Satan Is Drawn”, will be released. A brutal album in the good old Swedish death metal tradition. The members of the band are Nick Holmes (Paradise Lost), Martin Axenrot (Opeth), Jonas Renske (Katatonia), Anders “Blakkheim” Nyström (Katatonia) and Joakim Karlsson (Craft). Be sure to check out the album when it’s out and behold the return of Bloodbath at Inferno Metal Festival 2019!
Cor Scorpii was started by Gaute Refsnes after Windir performed their last concert in Oslo in 2004. Cor Scorpii continue the musical style of Windir – often dubbed as Sognametal – melodic black metal with elements from folk and classical music. Cor Scorpii have just released their second album – ten years after their debut “Monument” was released. Their new amazing album, “Ruin”, shows Cor Scorpii in a more diverse way than on their debut, with haunting melodies and aggressive riffs. We welcome Cor Scorpii back to Inferno Metal Festival!
If you like your metal viscous like syrup – look no further – Superlynx is here! Their psychedelic doom metal is very atmospheric and unique. The trio consists of Pia Isaksen, Ole Teigen (ex-Dødheimsgard) and Daniel Bakken (Magenta). Their debut album “LVX” was released in 2016 and it’s sequel has just been recorded and is expected to be released early next year. Don’t be a stranger when Superlynx performs at Inferno Metal Festival for the very first time.
Finnish black metal legends IMPALED NAZARENE and Scottish progressive sludge metal band DVNE are both confirmed to Inferno Metal Festival 2019!
Impaled Nazarene are credited, along with Beherit and Archgoat, to pioneering the Finnish Black Metal scene. The band started in 1990 and has since then released twelve full-length albums, four EPs and three live-albums. Despite all those years as being Finland’s most famous black metal band – Impaled Nazarene has only performed in Norway on a few occasions and has yet to play at Inferno Metal Festival. So don’t miss out when Finland’s most hated band spreads their madness at Inferno 2019!
Progressive sludge metal band Dvne (pronounced Dune) was formed in Scotland in 2013 as Dune. The band released “Progenitor” the same year and the EP “Aurora Majesty” was to follow in 2014. In 2017 they released the highly acclaimed album “Asheran”. This mastodon of an album received 10/10 points at Itdjents, 94/100 points at Zwaremetalen and 9 ½/10 at Rockfreaks. So be sure to check out Dvne at Inferno Metal Festival 2019 when the band perform on Norwegian soil for the very first time.
Inferno Music Conference has for many years been an important arena for the metal music industry in Scandinavia and the rest of the world. The 2019 IMC edition will be held at the Inferno Festival`s partner hotel, Clarion Hotel the Hub.
The main goal of the Inferno Music Conference is to expand and share knowledge about the different aspects of the industry. In collaboration with Music Norway, MØST, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Clarion Hotel the Hub we welcome you to this year’s conference.
Metal Music Promotion: Breaking the ice with social media marketing
In this day and age social media can greatly affect band’s future in this current interactive climate. How can an artist maximize exposure in the intricate world of the social media landscape?
Creating the foundation:
With several years of experience with working with marketing and social media, Jens’ take on working with a band that is focused on community, transparency and a strategic yet relevant approach to getting a young band noticed.
Jens Karlsson is currently working as manager for BAEST. He has worked with the band from small beginnings to a record deal, extensive touring with big national acts and making their debut a best-selling release on the domestic vinyl chart.
The schedule and content of the conference will be updated over the coming weeks and months.
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Sweden’s world famous progressive metal band OPETH is confirmed for Inferno Metal Festival 2019! It’s been 16 years since the Swedish prog masters played at Inferno – so we are excited to have the band return to the festival!
Progressive metal band Opeth was formed in Stockholm in 1990! Back then the band was a progressive death metal band, but has since then evolved into more complex territories. Today the band is influenced by many diverse musical styles ranging from 1970s progressive rock, blues and jazz to death metal. Opeth will release “Garden of the Titans: Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre” on November 2nd via Moderbolaget Records / Nuclear Blast Entertainment. A capture of Opeth doing what they are best at: playing live!
We’re running low on festival passes at the current price level of 2000 NOK. When we’ve sold out this level the price will increase to 2250 NOK which is the last price level for our 4 day festival passes.
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, INCULTER AND CARONTE TO INFERNO 2019 American melodic death metal band THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, Norway’s filthy black thrash outfit INCULTER and Italian doom masters CARONTE are all confirmed for Inferno Metal Festival 2019!
The Black Dahlia Murder is a melodic death metal band from Waterford, Michigan, formed in 2000. Since then the band has released eight albums. The latest album “Nightbringer” was released in 2017 and delivers a punishing and cutthroat form of melodic death metal with a searing visceral intensity. The band will bring with them this intensity when they hit Inferno Metal Festival for the very first time!
Fusa’s pride and joy is none other then the black thrash outfit Inculter. The band has released one album back in 2015 called “Persisting Devolution” that received a great review with 5 out of 6 points in the Norwegian metal bible Scream Magazine. If you like your thrash metal filthy, dirty, fast and aggressive – then look no further – Inculter is ready to make you headbang and mosh during Inferno Metal Festival 2019!
Caronte is a doom metal band from Italy and was founded by Dorian Bones (also in Whiskey Ritual) in 2011 after the disbanding of his previous band called The Wraiths Orchestra. Caronte released their third full length album last year called “YONI” that received great reviews as 9/10 at Distorted Sound and 8.5/10 at Ave Noctum. The band describe themselves as heavy acid doom metal – and whatever that means you can find out at Inferno Metal Festival 2019!
It is with great pride that we are announcing the mighty symphonic Norwegian black metal band DIMMU BORGIR to Inferno Metal Festival 2019! Not many other Norwegian bands have had so much success as Dimmu Borgir – and with the amazing new album, “Eonian”, the band will return to their home at Inferno Metal Festival for an unique gig that you don’t want to miss! Dimmu Borgir are enthusiastic about performing again at Inferno Festival. Silenoz tells us: “We are very excited and proud to announce our return to the Inferno Festival in 2019! There is nothing quite like it, performing on our home turf sharing the energy and atmosphere with the loyal Inferno audience!”
Dimmu Borgir started in 1993 and has since then released 10 studio albums which has sold in millions of copies. Many of them has been at the top of VG-lista (album sales chart) in Norway and on the Billboards in the US. What is more important is that the band is one of the pioneers of symphonic black metal and has paved the way for extreme metal everywhere. Dimmu Borgir is one of the really hard working bands and has earned every inch of their success. It took seven years for the band to release their new masterpiece “Eonian”. It has been worth the wait as “Eonian” takes Dimmu Borgir to new heights. The album got maximum points in Scream Magazine, Norway Rock Magazine and Gaffa. By now Dimmu Borgir has been traveled with victory around the world with their new show to many of the big festivals – among them headlining Wacken Open Air for 75000 people. The band will return to the indoor stage at Inferno Metal Festival for an intense and unique experience on their home soil.
URFAUST, SVARTTJERN AND SHAKMA TO INFERNO FESTIVAL 2019 The Dutch ambient black metal band URFAUST is confirmed to Inferno Metal Festival 2019, together with the Norwegian black metal band SVARTTJERN and the newcomers, thrash metal band SHAKMA from Haugesund.
From the Netherlands we give you Urfaust. This odd duo that combines black metal with ambient noise and slow drone music. Urfaust is not easy on the ear – but has after almost two decades gained a huge cult of followers. Earlier this year the band released their fifth record; “The Constellatory Practice”. So we welcome the Dutchmen to Inferno Metal Festival for the very first time.
Svarttjern is a Norwegian black metal band that started in 2003 and has released four albums. With members and ex-members from bands like Carpathian Forest, Magister Templi, Bloodsworn and Endezzma the band has a lot of experience also outside of Svarttjern. Svarttjern is keeping it old school and the old spirit of Norwegian black metal is very much alive within this band.
Shakma released their debut album “House of Possession” earlier this year. A album that proves that Shakma is one of the best newcomers within Norwegian thrash metal. Shakma hails from Haugesund, on the west coast of Norway, and follows other great Norwegian black thrash bands like Aura Noir, Nekromantheon and Deathhammer. With a huge amount of fury this band will blow you away. Just check ’em out!
Black Metal bands, CULT OF FIRE from the Czech Republic and SKOGEN from Sweden, are both confirmed for Inferno Metal Festival 2019.
Cult of Fire was formed in the Czech Republic in 2010. Since then the band has released two studio albums, one live album and four EPs. Their music style is epic and powerful black metal. The band has never before played in Oslo, so be sure to catch their show when they come to Inferno Metal Festival for the first time.
Skogen is a Swedish black metal band. In 2019 the band will have their 10 years anniversary. During their lifespan Skogen has released five studio albums. The latest one is “Skuggorna kallar” released earlier this year. Skogen means “The Forest” in both Norwegian and Swedish. Despite being our neighbors – Skogen has only been to Norway once before, so be sure to check ’em out at Inferno 2019.
The Dutch horror black metal band Carach Angren and the Icelandic black metal outfit Misþyrming are both confirmed for Inferno Metal Festival 2019.
Get ready for some horrific ghost stories when the Dutch symphonic black metal band Carach Angren returns to Inferno Metal Festival. The band released their fifth album yesteryear called “Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten”. With a brand new album under the belt Carach Angren have pushed their unashamedly theatric style to a new intense height. Something you can experience up close when the band performs at Inferno Metal Festival 2019!
Before releasing their one and only album “Söngvar elds og óreiðu” in 2015 – Misþyrming did a completely packed show at Inferno Metal Festival 2015. This was the band’s first gig outside of Iceland – where the band hails from. Since then the band has performed at most of the big festivals in Europe – now it is time to return to where it all started – at Inferno Metal Festival!
More bands are ready to be announced for the 19th edition of the iconic Inferno Metal Festival. Prepare yourself for the Norwegian black metal band 1349, the Swedish blackened heavy metal band TRIBULATION and Sweden’s black metal outfit VALKYRJA.
The Norwegian black metal band 1349 released their first demo tape twenty years ago in 1998. Since then the foursome has released six furious albums of hatred and darkness. The band will return to Inferno Metal Festival with a blast in 2019. Release the Hellfire upon us all.
Sweden’s Tribulation is one of the most exiting bands coming from our neighbors in the east nowadays. Their third full-length album, “Children of the Night”, took the world by its horns when it was released by Century Media Records in 2015. Tribulation recently released their new album “Down Below” which has by many critics been listed as a good candidate for album of the year. It’s been eight years since Tribulation played at our club day in 2010. It is time for a return!
The Swedish black metal band Valkyrja was created in 2004 with the intention to channel violence, deprivation and loath through the extraordinary potent audio channel. After three critically acclaimed albums Valkyrja has started to record their next masterpiece. The album is expected to be out on the street within this year. This will be the swedes first appearance at Inferno Metal Festival!
Our early bird packages are now sold out. Regular festival passes have been made available at the 2000 NOK price level. There is a limited number of festival passes available at this price level before the we reach the last price level of 2250 NOK.
Tickets can be bought using PayPal or Ticketmaster. Go to http://tickets.infernofestival.net/ to order.
After a successful Inferno Metal Festival in 2018 we are already ready to give you more! We have picked out some amazing acts for next year’s festival. With great pride we announce the first bands to Inferno Metal Festival 2019: Taake, Vomitory, Gaahls Wyrd, Batushka, Archgoat, The Ruins of Beverast, Der Weg Einer Freiheit and Avast
VOMITORY – GAAHLS WYRD – BATUSHKA – ARCHGOAT
THE RUINS OF BEVERAST – DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT – AVAST
The Norwegian black metal band Taake started under the moniker Thule back in 1993. Band founder Hoest then changed the name to Taake (the Norwegian word for “fog”) in 1995 because he wanted the name to reflect the genuine Norwegian spirit of his music and lyrics. The band has since then released seven albums. With the newly released “Kong Vinter” (“King Winter”), it’s about time that Hoest and his cohorts return to Inferno Festival 2019 to teach the audience a lesson in True Norwegian Black Metal.
For 24 years Swedish death metal legends Vomitory laid waste to stages all over the world and released eight successful albums before laying down their arms in 2013. In 2017 they reunited for one show at Summer Breeze Festival to honor an old friend. The band had such a good time playing again that the thought of future battles together started to grow like a seed in blood drenched soil. 2019 will mark the 30th anniversary
of Vomitory’s supreme death metal and prove to be the perfect year to celebrate at Inferno Metal Festival.
Death Metal Supremacy!
Norwegian black metal band Gaahls Wyrd was formed by Gaahl – a man most famous as the former vocalist of Gorgoroth and Good Seed. Judging by the bands Facebook page, it seems like Gaahl et al will be able to expand their setlist with own songs. Until now they’ve done a great mix of Gorgoroth, God Seed and Trelldom tracks, and at Inferno Festival 2019 we can surely expect a few more from these Gaahl-related bands in addition to the expected new songs. A new album is in the making and will hopefully be released
before Inferno Metal Festival 2019!
Batushka is a black metal band from Poland. The band has an unique sound as they are blending together traditional black metal with eastern orthodox chants and melodies. Their name means “father” and is used to address an Eastern Orthodox priest. When the band play live they are usually a stronghold of eight people on stage. Batushka was supposed to play already at Inferno 2018 – but had to delay their performed to the next Inferno Metal Festival. This will be an amazing gig by one of the most demanded bands for Inferno in recent years.
Black metal band Archgoat are from Finland and was formed in 1989. The band had a long break between 1993 and 2004, but has since then served the world brutal filthy black metal that hits listeners like a fist in the face. The band has rarely been in Norway and this will be the first time the band performs at Inferno Metal Festival.
After five albums and some EP/splits, the German multi-musician Alexander von Meilenwald will bring his music to Norway again. Together with the hired guns, The Ruins Of Beverast will strike upon us with their doomish black metal, with songs that vary a lot and with an atmosphere of death and doom. 15 years of doom, 15 years of death and 15 years of massive black/doom metal. At Inferno Festival 2019, The Ruins Of Beverast will do their best to make Easter another triumph of death!
You should not judge a band by its name, because you probably don’t know what road to freedom they use. The German black metallers have released four albums, with a variety of tracks, both in expression and running time. At Inferno Festival 2019, you will get a dose of black metal with tracks lasting from 4 minutes to 13+ minutes, always varied and always moving forward, hopefully making you free!
Avast hails from Stavanger, Norway, and fuses the aesthetics of black metal with the atmospherics of postrock to create a soundscape that is both breathtaking and mesmerizing. Since starting out in 2015, the band has released a two track EP, been on one European tour, and the last year has been spent in the studio, recording their debut album “Mother Culture”, scheduled for a fall release. “Mother Culture” is a concept album that examinates the myths on which modern civilization rests upon. The record addresses the potential for a global catastrophe, and is based on the philosophical novel Ishmael by Daniel Quinn.
Clarion Hotel The Hub is a renovarted, expanded, renamed and new edition of our old official festival hotel Royal Christiania from a couple of years ago. The hotel opens in March 2019 so it will be brand new at the time the festival starts. The rebuilt hotel has a much stronger focus on events and conferences compared to earlier.
The Inferno family; artists and fans, media and music industry will gather at the hotel 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 a hell of a lot of special treats for our guests.
The Hub boasts Oslo’s best location, right next to Oslo Central Station. The hotel is currently undergoing renovations and will reopen in March 2019 with 810 modern hotel rooms, 24 meeting rooms and 2 unique bars and restaurants.
During the festival period from April 14th to 22nd the hotel offers rooms at special festival rates.
For more information about the hotel and how to order go here.
The 2019 edition early bird packates are now available. The packages cost 1800 NOK and includes a 200 NOK merchandise voucher that you can use to buy (or partially buy) any official festival merchandise item.
The early bird packages are available in a limited amount.
To purchase go to http://tickets.infernofestival.net
This years edition is over and we hope everyone attending the festival had a great time.
We would like to thank our volunteers and crew, Rockefeller crew, Scandic crew, partners, sponsors, press, photographers, exhibitors, stands, all the artists as well as everybody else that made this edition a huge success.
Last but not least, we would like to thank all the metal fans that attended Inferno Metal Festival 2018.
We hope to see you all again April 18-21st 2019.