The Swedish black metal band SHINING will replace Katatonia after they had to cancel their tour and put the band on a short-term hiatus. Shining has just released their tenth album “X – Varg utan flock” earlier this year and are ready to step in and show the Inferno audience Swedish black metal at its very best!
Shining was founded by Niklas Kvarforth in 1996. Since then Shining has released ten studio albums. Their brand new album “X – Varg utan flock” was released 5th of January to great acclaim. Despite the bands long run for 22 years – they have only played at Inferno Metal Festival once before – ten years ago. So be sure to catch Shining live when they finally enter the stage again at Inferno 2018!
Inferno Festival Magazine2018 is out and circulating the streets of Oslo and more, however for those of us that do not live there the internet is our friend. Here is the link so you can take a read of this intriguing print.
OBITUARY – ELECTRIC WIZARD
FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE – TSJUDER – MEMORIAM – NAGLFAR
ODIUM – NORDJEVEL – AUDN – DJEVEL – MEPHORASH – AHAB – SCHAMMASCH – SINISTRO -NAÐRA
EARTH ELECTRIC – VANHELGD – UADA – DEODECAHEDRON – WIEGEDOOD
ERIMHA – ULSECT
FIRST BANDS TO INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL 2018
Inferno Metal Festival 2017 was a good year with great feedback from the audience, media and artists. We are now very exited to announce the first bands for Inferno Metal Festival 2018. We present to you Carpathian Forest, Dark Funeral, Napalm Death, Memoriam and Vanhelgd!
INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL 2018:
CARPATHIAN FOREST – DARK FUNERAL – NAPALM DEATH – MEMORIAM – VANHELGD
The Norwegian black metal band Carpathian Forest are back! It’s been more than ten years since we last heard from this mighty black metal band. Now they are back to release more evil upon the world. Of course their return will all happen at Inferno Metal Festival 2018! “Black Shining Leather”, “Strange Old Brew” and “Defending the Throne of Evil” are all classics that will be amazing to hear live at Inferno Metal Festival 2018!
The Swedish black metal outfit Dark Funeral started up in 1993. With several classic albums under the belt, like “The Secrets of the Black Arts”, “Vobiscum Satanas” and “Diabolis Interium”, the band is regarded as one of Sweden’s best black metal bands. Their latest album was released last year and is called “Where Shadows Forever Reign”. A great record that makes Dark Funeral worthy of a return to Inferno Metal Festival!
Napalm Death are the Godfathers of grindcore. Listening to their classic “Scum” back in 1987 people was blown away. Never has anybody heard that kind of brutal music before. Even today, 30 years after the release of their debut album, Napalm Death is still one of the most brutal bands there is out there. The legends have been at Inferno Metal Festival once before and it is about time they return to the festival.
Forged from the ashes of Bolt Thrower, and in tribute to their late drummer Martin Kears, Memoriam is a brand new death metal band that has risen to do it the old school way. The band consists of Bolt Thrower ex-members Karl Willetts on vocal and Andrew Whale on drums. Together they have joined forces with ex-Cerebral Fix guitar player Scott Fairfax and bassist Frank Healy from Benediction and Sacrilege. Memoriam released their debut album “For the Fallen” on Nuclear Blast last year to great critical acclaim and is regarded as one of the best death metal albums of the last couple of years.
The Swedish death metallers Vanhelgd will bring the Swedish death metal sound to Inferno Metal Festival 2018. That sound made by
Boss HM-2 pedal and the stench of rotting corpses. The band has by now released four albums of death metal monstrosity and consist of members and ex-members from such bands as King of Asgard, Ocean Chief, Ceremonial Execution and Thy Primordial. If you like your death metal rotten to the core – Vanhelgd is a band you can’t miss.
INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL 2018
Inferno Metal Festival is the longest running and most extreme metal festival in Norway and one of the most important extreme metal festivals in the world. We are very proud of this position and we will continue fronting Norwegian metal and bringing bands from all over the world to Norway. 2018 will be our 18th edition of the festival that keeps on growing and for the first time the festival will be located all four days at Rockefeller Music Halls 2 stages – Rockefeller & John Dee.
We’re happy to offer you early bird tickets for 2018. These tickets will include a voucher for 200 NOK that can be used towards any Inferno merchandise at the festival as well as access all 4 days. The value equals 1 festival t-shirt. These tickets are available in a limited quantity/time period.
Go to The homepage at ww.infernofestival.net to order.
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