New for Inferno Metal Festival 2016 is the brand new stage at SENTRALEN, where Norsk Urskog and Negative Vibe Records will be presenting their bands. Entering the stage on Wednesday 23th of March is FLUKT, ATENA and SHAVING THE WEREWOLF! There will also be a special gig at Sentralen one week before Inferno Metal Festival, 15th of March, where Norsk Urskog will be presenting the following bands: SHOT AT DAWN, GRINDING FORTUNE and DISINTEGRATION. This evening will have no age limit.
Flukt is a black metal band from Vennesla in Norway and was founded 2014. All of the members in Flukt are also part of the Norwegian thrash metal band Cyanide. Flukt has released one EP called “Holocaust” that came out last year. https://www.facebook.com/fluktofficial/
Fueling downtempo beats with ferocious riffs and large sonic landscapes, these young lads are really starting to make a name for themselves with a fresh new sound and approach to metal and hardcore. Atena delivers a combination of ferocious brutality with melancholy and playfulness, which makes it hard to predict what will happen next. Having toured Europe with the likes of 1349 and Borknagar, the release of two highly acclaimed full-lengths with their original take on metal and as a ferocious live act, they have surely cemented their place as a band to watch out for.
Shaving the Werewolf
Shaving the Werewolf has trudged around Oslo since 2010. Their music has been described as "angular and spastic hardcore” and a "sorta nice epileptic seizure". The band themselves describe it as ugly music by ugly people, which is hard to play and harder to listen to. As a live act they are known to always deliver, both in a positive and a negative sense. Some concert goers are left standing long after the show is over, throwing about their long, perfectly conditioned hair, while others leave the venue for fresh air, shaking their heads saying "This is the worst thing I've seen in my entire life". Norway's biggest radio show for underground acts called it "music for those who want to take music to someplace new". So if you wanna take music to the crapper, the morgue or Drammen, then Shaving the Werewolf are the bike cab to take you there. https://www.facebook.com/shavingthewerewolf
NORSK URSKOG 15TH OF MARCH AT SENTRALEN
Norsk urskog will have their own stage together with negative vibe records during the inferno club night, but already one week before inferno takes offyou can watch some norsk urskog bands at sentralen on the 15h of march (no age limit). Norsk urskog present to you this night the following bands:
Shot at Dawn
The Norwegian band Shot At Dawn now releases their fourth addition to their discography, the “Legendary” EP. With this release, Shot At Dawn cement their position as Norway's raddest and most diverse metalcore band. The songs "Legendary", "Dark Design", and "Grind" showcase great versatility. Shot At Dawn has previously played at the industry showcase festival by:Larm and Hove Festival, and they've shared stages with international greats such as Suicidal Tendencies, Sepultura, Black Dahlia Murder, Atreyu, Heaven Shall Burn and more. Stay up to date with Shot At Dawn, they're back with a vengeance. https://www.facebook.com/shotatdawn/
Grinding Fortune is a trio from Oslo, combining various kinds of metal, hardcore and noise with an experimental edge. The bands often chaotic and intense live shows can be nauseating for casual listeners. Operating as a guitar and drum duo from 2010 until 2013, the band released three mini-albums to favourable reviews from the Norwegian and international press. After a successful European tour supporting death metal legends Blood Red Throne, Grinding Fortune expanded, adding a bassist as their third member. Since then the band has played a handful of local shows, testing and perfecting their new sound. Grinding Fortune is ready with a new astounding album set for release in April 2016 through Negative Vibe Records.
Disintegration hails from Ål in Hallingdal, and started out as a symphonic Viking-/black metal band. After trimming down the manpower and refocusing the music they re-emerged in 2013 as a three-piece combining the darkness of black metal with the brutality of death metal. Their first EP "Torn Apart" was released in June 2015. https://www.facebook.com/disintegrationband/
Sentralen is Oslo's latest supplement to the growing culture arena in Oslo. With more that 350 office rooms, 5 stages and 3 production rooms there will be a lot of cultural activities in this old bank building. Sentralen is brand new and opens just in time for Inferno Metal Festival. In fact, Inferno Metal Festival will be one of the first to try the stages for a larger audience, after the doors opens on the 5th of March. Norsk Urskog and Negative Vibe Records will be presenting their bands here, so be sure to check it out.