Location:Oslo, Norway
Venue:Rockefeller, John Dee, Rock In, Blå, Internasjonalen, Victoria, Revolver, Bushwick and Kulturhuset
Date:April 16-19th 2014
Age Limit:18 years (20 at some clubs on Wednesday)
Capacity:1500 a day
Artists:53 bands
Doors Open:17:00 (20:00 on Wed)
Official Hotel:Royal Christiania
Click on the links below to order tickets. The festival got a 18 year age limit (20 at some clubs on Wednesday). Tickets are non-refundable.
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Thanks from Inferno Metal Festival
By runar on Monday, April 21, 2014, 5:27 PM

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


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


- Inferno Metal Festival

Tickets for Saturday
By lfh on Saturday, April 19, 2014, 6:40 AM

Tickets for today will be available at BillettService until 16:00 and at the venue entrance from the doors open at 17:00.

Ticket exchange and accreditation are also available at the venue entrance from 17:00.

Ticket Exchange and Sales During the Festival Week
By lfh on Sunday, April 13, 2014, 5:27 PM

Below is a description of where you can buy tickets, exchange your ticket into wristbands and pick up your accreditation the various days during Inferno 2014.

Church of Misery Cruises:
If you got a ticket for the Church of Misery cruises Thursday or Friday you do not need to go to the hotel to exchange these tickets into any wristband. Just proceed directly to Rådhusbrygge 2 with your ticket in hand.

Wednesday April 16th:

Ticket Sales: Tickets can be bought at hotel Royal Christiania between 12:00 and 24:00. 

Ticket Exchange: Your ticket HAS to be exchanged into a wristband before you go to any club. You can exchange your ticket into wristbands at hotel Royal Christiania between 12:00 and 24:00. Only Wednesday tickets or 4 day tickets will be exchanged this day.

Accreditation: Your accreditation can be picked up at hotel Royal Christiania between 12:00 and 24:00. Remember to bring your ID.

Thursday April 17th:

Ticket Sales: Tickets for all days can be bought at hotel Royal Christiania between 12:00 and 22:00. At the venue entrance you will only be able to buy tickets for Thursday from 17:00.

Ticket Exchange: You can exchange your ticket into wristbands at hotel Royal Christiania between 12:00 and 16:00 and at the venue after the doors open at 17:00. Only Thursday tickets or 4 day tickets will be exchanged this day.

Accreditation: Your accreditation can be picked up at hotel Royal Christiania between 12:00 and 22:00. Remember to bring your ID. After 22:00 you will NOT be able to get your accreditation anywhere on Thursday so make sure you pick up yours in time.

Friday April 18th & Saturday April 19th:

Ticket Sales: Tickets can be bought at the venue entrance after the doors open at 17:00.

Ticket Exchange: Your tickets will be exchanged into wristbands at the venue entrance from 17:00. Only Friday tickets or 4 day tickets will be exchanged on Friday.

Accreditation: Your accreditation can be picked up at the venue entrance from 17:00.

Map to the venue and hotel Royal Christiania can be found here.

Ticket Sales through BillettService:

Tickets will also be available for purchase through BillettService and their supported outlets until the following times:

4 Day Passes: until 16:00 Thursday 17th.
Wednesday Tickets: until 18:00 Wednesday 16th.
Thursday Tickets: until 16:00 Thursday 17th.
FridayTickets: until 16:00 Thursday 18th.
SaturdayTickets: until 16:00 Thursday 19th.

By runar on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 12:44 AM

There is still a few spots left for those who wants to be a volunteer for Inferno Metal Festival 2014. So if your one of those who are not afraid to do a little work and then be able to participate on the iconic festival for free – it is time to sign up now. Follow the link for more information:


By runar on Sunday, April 6, 2014, 3:40 PM

MORITURISWin DVDs from Another World Entertainment! The great DVD company has given us some bad ass movies to give to you. The first is MORITURIS with music from ROTTING CHRIST. So every fan should have this in the collection. And not only that; you can also get NAZILEGENS FRONTLUDDERE STRAFFKOMMANDO ØST and ASIAN EXTREME SPLATTER COLLECTION with MACHINE GIRL, TOKYO GORE POLICE and SAMURAI PRINCESS.


All you have to do get those cool DVDs is to tell us what song from ROTTING CHRIST is used on the trailer for MORITURIS and send your answer to runar (a) infernofestival (.) net. Good luck!



By runar on Sunday, April 6, 2014, 11:52 AM

The winners in our INDIE RECORDINGS COMPETITION is Renate Ludvigsen, Marie Alexandria Sommerstad, Jon Henning Orten, Robin Leikvang and Gunn Elisabeth Fjordvang! Congratulation! A bunch of CDs and a t-shirt from Indie Records is now yours!

Correct answer is: Gehenna, Glittertind, Woland, Kampfar, Obliteration and Posthum are Indie Recordings bands that will play at Inferno Metal Festival 2014!


By runar on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 1:38 PM

On Thursday, 17th April, the mighty Norwegian black metal band DIMMU BORGIR will deliver a very special gig at the Inferno Metal Festival. This will be a unique two hour long, two-part show, where one of the parts will see them playing one of their albums in its entire glory! Which album will be a secret until they are on stage, but they promise this will be a legendary show not to be forgotten.

Don't miss Dimmu Borgir live 22.35 at Rockefeller 17th of April!



By runar on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 6:28 PM

Satyricon is one of the most important and acclaimed bands within the Norwegian black metal scene. Many of their albums are considered as classics to day and are milestones in black metal history. Satyricon was the first Norwegian black metal band to join a multi-national record label, and has won several awards including the Norwegian Grammy, Alarm award and The Oslo Award. Their newest album was released yesteryear and went straight to number one on the Norwegian national album charts.

Satyr tells us: "For over 20 years I have been writing albums and touring the world. It would be great if some of that experience could be useful to other song writers who wish to continue to develop as writers. We all learn from each other and I look forward to talking song writing, arrangements and sonics with you."

Photo by Sune Frøyseth Eriksen

Satyricon -SATYR-Photo -by -Sune -Froyseth -Eriksen

Metal Hammer Competition Winner: Hadens
By runar on Monday, March 31, 2014, 5:14 PM

Hadens Logo Black

The winner of Metal Hammer's competition is HADENS from Bergen. They got every thing that is needed to be worthy winners out of hundreds of participants. They are young, they are good and they are going to be the next big band from Norway. Their black metal can be slow from time to time, but still raw and sometimes very brutal. Hadens has so far released an EP called “Damnation” and are now working on their debut album. And from what we have heard; it is going to totally kick ass! See them live at Revolver at Inferno Club Day.



Shipping Deadline on PayPal Ticket Orders
By lfh on Sunday, March 30, 2014, 2:42 PM

We'd like to inform you that ticket orders received using PayPal after April 1st will not be shipped. If you order after this date your tickets will be made available for pickup in your name at our accreditation. 

Orders placed before the shipping deadline will be shipped to your provided address.

Please remember to bring an ID when picking up tickets at the accreditation.

Indie Recordings Competition
By runar on Thursday, March 27, 2014, 6:53 PM

Name 5 bands from Indie Recordings that play on Inferno Metal Festival 2014! 5 lucky winners will receive awesome prices from Indie Recordings consisting of packages with a t-shirt and a bunch of CDs.

Send your answers to runar (a) infernofestival (.) net. Good luck!



Club Day Schedule Released
By lfh on Monday, March 10, 2014, 4:13 AM

The times for the Inferno Club Day is set. In all our fourteen years we have never had so many stages and so many artists. It will be over 5 hours of metal – on 8 stages – with 22 bands. With so many bands on one day it will of course be some collisions, but we have tried to put together the best possible program with genres and locations in mind. We hope our audience will find our time schedule satisfying and that we see you running around Oslo at our Inferno Club Day.

The three new clubs this year are Kulturhuset, Bushwick and Internasjonalen. John Dee is presented by Indie Recordings, Internasjonalen is presented by Norsk Urskog, Kulturhuset is presented by Fysisk Format/Tiger, Blå is presented by Dark Essence, Revolver is presented by Metal Hammer Norway and Rock In is presented by South of Heaven.

The running order for Wednesday: 

20:00 30 Kampfar
20:20 45 Seven Impale
20:45 45 Endolith
21:00 30 Woland
21:00 45 Spectral Haze
21:00 45 Hamferd
21:25 45 Slegest
21:45 45 Unspoken
22:00 60 Glittertind
22:15 45 Kollwitz
22:15 45 Massiv Scar Era
22:30 45 Alfahanne
22:45 45 Wyruz
23:00 30 Toft
23:00 45 Infant Death
23:30 45 Gerilja
23:30 60 Arabrot
23:30 30 Posthum
23:45 45 Airbag
00:00 45 Trepaneringsritualen
00:00 45 Töxic Death
00:30 45 MH Competition Winner

To see the full details click here.

Win a Stay in the Best Suite at Royal Christiana During Inferno
By lfh on Saturday, March 8, 2014, 2:17 PM

Suite4In cooperation with NRK Pyro and Royal Christiania we're offering you the chance to live in Royal Christianias best suite for two during Inferno 2014. On top of that you will also win two 4 day passes to the festival. 

All you have to do to participate is to e-mail us which band you're looking forward to see the most during this years Inferno festival as well as who you'd like to bring to stay with you in the suite. The e-mail address you can send your answer to is pyro@nrk.no

For more information visit http://p3.no/pyro/opplev-inferno-som-en-prinsesse-eller-prins/

Cruise w/Church of Misery Extended to a 2nd Day
By lfh on Thursday, February 27, 2014, 4:30 PM

The INFERNO OSLO FJORD CRUISE with CHURCH OF MISERY is now sold out on Thursday 17th of April on Billettservice. A few tickets is left for those abroad who wants to pay with Paypal.

But fear not for those of you who was too late to buy tickets for this special and unique happening. We have manage to book another trip on Friday 18th of April. So yes; Japanese CHURCH OF MISERY will play their doom metal in the lovely Oslo Fjord also on Friday. But be fast as a shark; there is only 100 tickets out and they will be gone very soon!

To purchase click on the appropriate link in our ticket box on the right hand side. The abroad column leads you to pay using Paypal and the Norway column leads to BillettService.

Woland Replaces Vredehammer at the Indie Recordings Labelnight
By lfh on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 3:40 PM

BandWe are sorry to announce that Vredehammer is forced to cancel Inferno Metal Festival 2014 because of a longer tour the band will be a part of during the same time period. Finnish black metal band Woland will replace them and take their spot at John Dee (Indie Label Night) during Inferno's club day.

Woland hails from Finland and plays atmospheric black metal. They have just released their debut album «Hyperion» on Indie Recordings. By using unorthodox elements in black metal, like jazz piano and flamenco guitar, Woland has manage to create their own unique sound. Their brand new album also features guest appearances from artists like Geir Bratland (Dimmu Borgir), Mathias 'Vreth' Lillmåns (Finntroll) and Janica Lönn (Black Sun Aeon). This may become one of the great surprises during this years Inferno Metal Festival.


Metal Hammer Norway Presents: Festival Kick Off March 28th
By lfh on Sunday, February 23, 2014, 12:09 PM

TONS OF ROCK / INFERNO / Karmøygeddon


Rockefeller Oslo on Friday 28 March.

Price : 250, - + tax .

Norway is a country known for its diverse metal scene . The 28th of March, Metal Hammer Norway invites you to Norway's absolute coolest festivals for a fantastic celebration at Rockefeller in Oslo. Tons of Rock, Inferno and Karmøygeddon has all released a formidable program for its festivals this year. We're talking bands like Slayer, Dimmu Borgir and Kreator. This evening the festivals will showcase their bands and their festivals. - And that is not all, on such a festive night as this, you'd need the best live music that you can find in the Nordic metal woods. We are as well, very proud to introduce two Grammy nominated bands, Shining and Nekromantheon, and the Swedish shooting star In Solitude . This will be a killer evening at Rockefeller!

Click here to buy tickets.

The Full Mystifier Interview
By lfh on Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 4:07 PM

The full interview from our Inferno Magazine is now available online. The interview in the magazine is a shorter version.

Read the full interview here.

Inferno India in Delhi and Bangalore
By lfh on Sunday, February 9, 2014, 11:54 AM

Make sure you don't miss our two India events coming up next weekend in Delhi and Bangalore if you live in the area. The events include Obliteration, Nekromantheon, Undying Inc, Devoid, Inner Sanctum, Theorized and the Down Trodence.

Inferno India is brought to you in cooperation with Concerts Norway.

For more information and tickets visit http://www.rsjonline.com/inferno/ or https://www.facebook.com/InfernoMetalFestivalIndia.

Internasjonalen Replaces the DeVille's Stage
By lfh on Friday, February 7, 2014, 3:12 AM

Norsk Urskog Stage moves to Internasjonalen! DeVille's Rock Lounge has been closed down for maintenance and will not be open during Inferno Metal Festival 2014. The new venue, Internasjonalen, has two floors, good bars and a nice stage forconcerts. The venue is perfectly located at Youngstorget just next to Kulturhuset. The bands that will be playing at Internasjonalen is Endolith, Unspoken and Wyruz.

Tickets for the Inferno Cruise Apr. 17th with Church of Misery
By lfh on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 4:17 AM

Tickets for the cruise April 17th with Church of Misery are now available for purchase through PayPal as well as BillettService. Click on the buy links in the ticket box in the right hand column of our webpage to order. Only a limited number of tickets are available.

The Full 2014 Lineup Revealed
By lfh on Saturday, February 1, 2014, 7:50 AM

Our full lineup for 2014 has now been revealed. New additions to the lineup include bands like Blasphemy, Gehenna, Vemod, Deathhammer, Mgla, Obliteration and many more.

Click here to view vjjand explore the full lineup and schedule.

Inferno Cruise with Church of Misery
By lfh on Thursday, January 23, 2014, 2:03 PM


Japanese doom metal kings church of misery will be a part of an all new experience at the Inferno Metal Festival. Thursday 17th of April you can join the band at sea in the boat S/S Johanna. This is a three hour tour in the beautiful oslo fjord where Church of Misery will serve you their classic doom metal hymns. The tickets are limited to only 100 and cost 250,- NOK + ticket fee. Departure is 13.00 and the boat will be back at 16.00. The boat leaves from Rådhusbrygge 2 and last show up is 12.30.

LogoThe japanese doom outfit Church of Misery started in 1995. Their style of doom can be described as a mix between Black Sabbath and the more psychedelic bands from the seventies. Church of Misery are well known for making songs about serial killers and mass murders. They even got an ep named after the Norwegian descendant serial killer Dennis Nilsen. Their latest album was released to critical acclaim, last year with the title “Thy Kingdom Scum”. A concert with the doomsters at the sea will be a unique experience no fan can miss.



Kruger Joins the 2014 Lineup
By lfh on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 11:29 AM

krugerSwiss band KRUGER is confirmed for INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL 2014. The band plays sludge metal with small doses of death metal and rock 'n' roll included to spice things up. The band has been going since 2001 and has so far released four albums and an EP that came out last year. KRUGER is booked in cooperation with Inferno Switzerland that will be announced 20. January.

Kruger started in Lausanne in Switzerland thirteen years ago. The band then had members from acts like Sweet Disease, Samael, Sludge and Abraham. Kruger's music is heavy as hell, but you can also trace more brutal and driving elements. The band released their first album in 2002 and has since then released four full-lengths and an EP called "333". Imagine a kick ass mix between Godflesh, Neurosis and Entombed and you will get a clue on how Kruger sounds. This is an energetic and extremely heavy show to look forward to at Inferno Metal Festival 2014.


Kryptos at Inferno 2014
By lfh on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 11:47 AM

LogoFrom India comes the old school metal band KRYPTOS to INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL 2014. Their music can be described as traditional heavy metal mixed with the aggression of '80s thrash metal. If you like your metal the old school way KRYPTOS is definitely something for you.

16 years ago in Bangalore in India Kryptos started as a traditional heavy metal band. With a huge influence from the aggressive part of 80's thrash metal the band created their own sound. Kryptos has so far released three albums, where the latest one came in 2012 on AFM Records and was called "The Coils of Apollyon". The album received critical acclaim, including 10/10 in Outburn Magazine. Kryptos has also played a number of supporting gigs for giants like Iron Maiden and Testament, in addition to being the first band from India to play a full set at Wacken Open Air. Inferno Metal Festival 2014 will be their first visit to Norway and we look forward to a solid dose of old school thrash metal. This concert is presented in collaboration with Concerts Norway as a part of their cultural exchange program with India.


Alfahanne to Play the Inferno Club Night
By lfh on Sunday, December 29, 2013, 7:56 PM

LogoSwedish ALFAHANNE is ready for INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL 2014. The band is Dark Essence Records' newest signing and describes their own music as "alfapocalyptic rock". ALFAHANNE will play the club day on the stage presented by Dark Essence Records at Blå.

Alfahanne is a new Swedish band that has previously only released a split together with Swedish Shining called "Grym". They are soon ready with their debut album which will be released early in 2014 on Dark Essence Records. The album will contain guest contributions from artists like Taake's Hoest, Shining's Niklas Kvarforth and Helheim's V'gandr. The members of Alfahanne is no strangers to metal and has extensive experience from bands like Vinterland and Maze of Torment. Musically the band sounds like a bad ass mix between black metal, rock and punk. This is one of the up and coming bands to watch out for in 2014!



Band Applications Deadline
By lfh on Thursday, December 19, 2013, 5:26 PM

We'd like to remind everyone wanting to apply to play at one of the opening spots at Inferno 2014 that this is the last week we accept applications for 2014.

If you have yet to send in your application do so here.

Watain to Headline One of the Nights at Inferno 2014
By lfh on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 11:21 AM

LogoThe Swedish black metal band WATAIN is ready to headline one of the nights at INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL 2014. WATAIN has been one of the most talked about bands in black metal this year after releasing their fifth masterpiece, "The Wild Hunt". An album that takes WATAIN a step closer to world domination. We look forward to a tremendous show at INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL 2014.

Swedish Watain was formed in 1998. The band has since then made the leap from the underground to become one of the leaders in today's black metal scene. From underground favorites like "Rabid Death's Curse" and "Casus luciferia", they have now taken the step up to release one of the year's best metal albums with "The Wild Hunt", which has received great reviews from all over the world. Their concert at Inferno Metal Festival 2014 can quickly become one of next year's highlights – so this is not something you want to miss.


Sigh moved from Thursday to Saturday
By lfh on Monday, December 16, 2013, 5:12 PM

We are sorry to announce that we have to move SIGH from Wednesday to Saturday. We hope that this will not cause any problems for anyone. 

As Dr. Mikannibal got a very important conference on Thursday our options was either to have them play Wednesday without her or Saturday with her. We hope that you agree with our decision.

IMC Registration Open
By lfh on Monday, December 16, 2013, 5:03 PM

The registration for IMC 2014 is now open and available here.

The prices for a IMC pass is 90€. Please note that this does not include any access to concerts.

If you want to buy both a festival 4 day pass and attend IMC you can get a discounted price of 250€ for both. More information can be found on the registration page linked above.

Dimmu Borgir on Thursday, April 17th 2014
By lfh on Monday, December 16, 2013, 5:01 PM

Dimmu Borgir will headline Thursday April 17th at Inferno 2014. For those of you that have asked us which day they will be on, here's your chance to get your tickets early.

Syn:Drom to Inferno 2014
By lfh on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 11:43 AM

Logo2The Swedish death metal band SYN:DROM is ready for INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL 2014. The band has been active since 2002 and released earlier this year the album "Iconoclasm" which has received great reviews. Yes, we promise that it will be brutal bone-crushing death metal when SYN:DROM comes to INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL for the very first time.

Swedish SYN:DROM was formed back in 2002. After a few demo tapes, the band released an EP in 2007. Their debut album "With Flesh Unbound" was released in 2009, and their latest work called "Iconoclasm" came out earlier this year. The band performs a brutal type of death metal which also can be both technical and have heavier parts. Fans of bands like Nile, Decapitated, Vader and Morbid Angel should check out SYN: DROM and use the opportunity when the chance is there to see them live at Inferno Metal Festival 2014.


Kampfar Joins the Indie Recordings Label Night
By lfh on Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 11:35 AM

LogoNorwegian band KAMPFAR is ready for INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL 2014 at John DEE during Indie Recordings Label Night. The band has a new album coming in 2014 called "Djevelmakt". KAMPFAR also celebrates their 20-year career in 2014 and we look forward to hearing from timeless classic albums like "Mellom skogkledde aaser", "Fra underverdenen" and "kvass". Fill your horn with mead and join the party when KAMPFAR release all hell during INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL 2014!

2014 marks Kampfar's 20th anniversary and at the same time they are ready with a new album and concert at Inferno Metal Festival 2014. The band was founded from the ashes of the black metal band Mock when it ended in 1994. With more folk-inspired melodies and lyrics about Norse mythology Kampfar found their own sound in the Norwegian black metal scene. "Djevelmakt" is the band's sixth album and shows that they are more vital than ever – something they will prove at the Inferno Metal Festival 2014. Kampfar plays the club day at John DEE and is a part of Indie Recordings Label Night.

Hatebreed Ready for Inferno 2014
By lfh on Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 3:28 AM

LogoThe American band HATEBREED is ready for INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL 2014. The band started in 1994 and has since built up a strong and huge fan base who knows how to appreciate the band's enormous energy and aggression. The band released earlier this year their latest opus, "The Divinity of Purpose ', which shows that the band is still as vital today as ever and will definitely make it hot during their show at INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL 2014.

Hatebreed was formed back in 1994 in Connecticut, USA. The band's music can be described as a fiery mix between thrash metal and hardcore punk. The band's frontman, Jamey Jasta, says it best and describes their music style as Celtic Frost Hardcore. Their sixth album, which came out earlier this year, is called "The Divinity of Purpose" and shows that Hatebreed are as strong as ever and they are now ready to return to Norway and display some truly energetic power and brutality.


1 Day Tickets Released
By lfh on Wednesday, November 27, 2013, 3:14 AM

The 1 day tickets for Inferno 2014 have been released. To purchase tickets click on the buy link for the day(s) you desire in the Ticket box in the right column of this website.

Mystifier added to the 2014 Lineup
By lfh on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 11:26 AM

Logo There will be Brazilian black metal when MYSTIFIER enters the stage at INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL 2014. The band started way back in 1989 and has since then been spreading wickedness with classics records like "Wicca" and "Göetia". These are also the two albums the band will play from when they come to Norway for the first time.

Mystifier were among the first and best black metal bands from Brazil. We have to go all the way back to 1989 when the band was formed and they released their first demo called "Tormenting the Holy Trinity". 25 years later its finally time for the band to visit Norway for the first time, and they will hold a very special concert where they only play songs from their first two albums, "Wicca" and "Göetia". Be prepared for a unique experience – where we are served uncompromising, raw and unpolished black metal in its purest form.

Glittertind to Perform at John Dee on the Inferno Club Night
By lfh on Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 11:33 AM

LogoGlittertind are ready for Inferno Metal Festival 2014. The Norwegian band got a brand new album ready which will be out for sale on November the 22th called “Djevelsvart”. Glittertind will play at Inferno Metal Festival during our Club Night as a part of Indie Recording Night at John DEE.

Glittertind was formed as a one-man band back in 2001. Inspired by the beautiful Norwegian nature and folk traditions, the band made their salute to our old country by making metal versions of traditional folk music as "Mellom bakkar og berg" and our old national anthem "Sønner av Norge", in addition to their own composed material. Viking history and old Norwegian culture was used as lyrics and to set the musical mood. Now Glittertind has been strengthened to a six men army and together they are ready with a brand new album called "Djevelsvart". The album has received great critics and was selected as album of the month in Scream Magazine.

A Storm of Light to Inferno 2014
By lfh on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 8:58 AM

LogoThe American doom sludge band A STORM OF LIGHT is ready for INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL 2014. The band released earlier this year their fourth album, "Nations to Flames", loaded with experimental sludge that will definitely trigger all fans of bands like Neurosis and Isis.

A Storm of Light was formed in New York back in 2007. The band has since then released four full-length albums, two EPs, a split and a live album. Their latest record is called "Nations to Flames" and was released earlier this year. The band is known for their creative musical antics and an atmosphere of doomsday. Fans of Year of No Light, Minsk and Neurosis are in for a treat when A Storm of Light enters the stage at Inferno Metal Festival 2014 to lay Oslo in ruins. It 'all about the doom...


Inferno Kick Off 2014
By lfh on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 3:24 AM

At Saturday 1. February 2014 our annual kick off party will take place, where all the bands that will play at the Inferno Metal Festival 2014 will be presented. As usual we promise a hell of a party you will not want to miss. Bands that will be playing this evening are GEHENNA, HARABALL, SULPHUR and SO MUCH FOR NOTHING. Tickets will be on sale from 31. October and cost 270,- NOK + ticket fee.


The Norwegian black metal band Gehenna started in 1993 in Stavanger. The band plays black metal, but has also included several elements of death metal on some of their more brutal albums. Many of their releases are considered classics in the early Norwegian black metal scene from the beginning of the 90s. The band has so far released seven full-length albums and two EPs. Their latest work is called "Unravel" and was releasesed by Indie Recordings earlier this month.


Haraball is a Norwegian hardcore punk metal band full of energy and attitude. The group was founded in 2011 and is a result of members from the straight edge band Tiebreak joining forces with the drunken punk band Fairplay (later Fair Fuck). The band recently released "Sleep Tall" on Fysisk Format and the company itself regards Haraball as one of their most up and coming bands.


Sulphur hails from Bergen and consist of members and ex-members of bands like Vulture Industries, Bourbon Flame, Deathcon, Aeternus, Gorgoroth and Enslaved. The band plays their own style of black metal blended with elements of death metal and avantgarde music. The band has released two albums where the last one is "Thorns in Existence" from 2009, which was released on Dark Essence Records.


So Much For Nothing is the solo project of Erik Unsgaard from Sarkom. Last years the band released the debut album "Livsgnist" which received great reviews. Musically this is black metal of the depressive kind, and may remind you of something between Lifelover, Shining and Skitliv. Now it's time to take this project to the stage and So Much For Nothing will hold their debut concert at Inferno Kick Off 2014.

Rotting Christ Joins Our Lineup
By lfh on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 2:55 AM

LogoThe Greek extreme metal band ROTTING CHRIST is confirmed for INFERNO METAL FESTVIAL 2014. The band started all the way back in 1987 and has released 11 full length albums. Their newest album, “Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy”, came earlier this year and is nothing less than a masterpiece.

Rotting Christ was formed in 1987 and are noted for being one of the first black metal bands from Greece. After 26 years the band is one of the longest running bands within the black metal genre. The band has released several albums that are considered classics today, like the early black metal efforts “Thy Mighty Contract” and “Non Serviam”, and the mid-90s more Gothic sounding “A Dead Poem”. The band has not slowed down over the years and has developed a new direction with their musical and lyrical concept with “Theogonia” (2007) and “AEALO” (2010), leading up to this years dark and epic masterpiece “Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy”.

Necros Christos Added to the Lineup
By lfh on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, 2:52 AM

LogoThe German death metal band NECROS CHRISTOS will come to Norway to blow you away at INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL 2014! This band is well known for their occult and mystic atmosphere, blended perfectly into their death metal. With elements of both doom and black metal, as well as a great number of acoustic pieces that are rooted in Middle-Eastern folklore, this is going to be an unique experience at INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL 2014.

Necros Christos was formed back in 2001 by mastermind Mors Dalos Ra. Their death metal style is remarkably unique and esoteric, with inspiration from doom, black and the musical traditions of Eastern culture. Over the years the band have released demos, splits, EP, DVD and two full-length albums. Necros Christos is now preparing songs for the third and final magnum opus entitled “Domedon Doxomedon”. They will also have a new live set featuring various classics from all of their releases when they play at Inferno Metal Festival 2014.

Tristania at Inferno 2014
By lfh on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 11:37 AM

LogoNorwegian Gothic metal pioneers TRISTANIA are ready to play at INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL 2014! The band has been around since the mid-'90s and recently released their 7th studio album; “Darkest White”. This will be a night with symphonic Gothic metal at its very best.

Tristania is one of the pioneers of the Gothic metal scene in Norway. Hailing from the west coast alongside bands like Theatre of Tragedy, The Sins of thy Beloved and Dismal Euphony, they created their own style blending together Gothic music with the heaviness of doom metal, symphonic elements, and with the contrast of using brutal growling and beautiful female vocal. Tristiania has just released their newest masterpiece called “Darkest White”, and are ready to enter the stage at Inferno Metal Festival for the second time.

Tristania's drummer Tarald Lie Jr. tells us:
We are really looking forward to this. It's a very special feeling to play for a packed Rockefeller, as it was last time. This will be our first concert in Oslo in almost four years, so I hope and think people will take the opportunity to see us.

What can the audience expect from a Tristania gig?
The audience can look forward to a 100% lit band with a solid new album in the baggage, which we are very proud of, and we are going to present some new songs as well as older material.

What are you looking forward to most on a personal level?
The Inferno atmosphere... and the moment when we walk off stage after playing the hell out of ourselves at the festival.


Fleshgod Apocalypse to Inferno 2014
By lfh on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 12:03 PM

LogoFLESHGOD APOCALYPSE is an Italian technical death metal band that was formed in 2007. They have just released their third album entitled “Labyrinth”. An epic concept album filled with symphonic and technical extreme metal at its very best. This is something you don't want to miss at INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL 2014!

Fleshgod Apocalypse started out as an technical death metal band, but was soon to include more symphonic elements into their music. The band became quickly famous for being a unique band and a favorite among both fans and critics. Fleshgod Apocalypse's third album is now out on Nuclear Blast and there is nothing that can stop the band in reaching world domination. Their music can be described as complex, brutal, symphonic and agonizingly good. Recommended to fans of Septicflesh and Nile, as well as Dimmu Borgir and Anorexia Nervosa.

Oranssi Pazuzu Added to the 2014 Lineup
By lfh on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 5:25 PM

LogoFrom the Finnish forests comes ORANSSI PAZUZU – a band not easily put into any genre. The music takes its form from black metal, but uses a lot of elements from everything from experimental space rock to heavy sludge and doom metal. This is for the people who wants something new and different, and are not afraid to broaden their horizons. We at INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL are proud to bring this innovative band for the first time to Norway.

Oranssi Pazuzu was formed in 2007 by vocalist Kuolleet Intiaanit from the psychedelic rock band Kuolleet Intiaanit. Two years later their debut album «Muukalainen Puhuu» was released to great acclaim, with their unique sound and creative madness. In 2011 their second album, «Kosmonument», took the band one step further. More doom, more krautrock and more psychedelic atmosphere than ever before. This led Oranssi Pazuzu to perform at several big European festivals like Hellfest and Roadburn. In October this year, the band will release their third album called «Valonielu». Oranssi Pazuzu's music is hard to compare with any other artists, but fans of Ved buens ende, Virus, Hail Spirit Noir and Nachtmystium should definitively check out Oranssi Pazuzu at Inferno Metal Festival 2014.

Inferno Club Day 2014
By lfh on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 4:35 PM

Our club day will take place 16th of April where seven of Oslo's best club stages will be used by around 20 bands. The tickets for the club day is available now and cost 40 Euro and grants you access to all clubs. New for Inferno 2014 is the stage at Kulturhuset, that will be presented by the record label Fysisk Format. Also new this year is that Norsk Urskog will be presenting the bands at DeVille's Rock Lounge.

BLÅ – Dark Essence Label Night

Dark Essence Records is one of the fastest growing metal labels in Norway, and has since 2004 worked with bands like Taake, Shining (S), Sarkom, Slegest, Alfahanne (S), Dead To This World, The Batallion, Hades Almighty, Aeternus, Nidingr, Helheim, Vulture Industries, Cor Scorpii, Galar, Sulphur and more. The label has a focus on unique sounding bands, and works mostly with extreme metal. The Stage at Blå will be dedicated to the artists at Dark Essence.

JOHN DEE – Indie Recordings Label Night

In good tradition one of Norway's biggest labels, Indie Recordings, are presenting some of their artists at John Dee during Inferno Metal Festival's club day.

REVOLVER – Metal Hammer Stage

This is the third time Metal Hammer Norway will be presenting the stage at Revolver. Metal Hammer Norway has had everything from well known acts to new and promising bands playing at the stage, and at Inferno Metal Festival 2013 they even had some brutal standup. As usual they will also hold a competition where artists from all over Norway can send in their demo tapes to win a spot to play at Inferno Metal Festival.

KULTURHUSET – Fysisk Format Label Night

Fysisk Format was established in the basement of the record store Tiger in 2008, and have since then released more the seventy records. Fysisk Format don't care about genres and release everything from punk and metal like Årabrot, Okkultokrati and Haust to Blood Command's arena-hardcore and art-pop like Nils Bech and King Midas.

DE VILLE'S ROCK LOUNGE – Norsk Urskog Stage

The Norwegian metal underground is as always ripe with some new and amazing bands waiting to be discovered! All the way from gloomy doom to biting black metal, from proggy thrash to bone crushing death, from old-school to modern influences... It's about time we made another Norsk Urskog CD sampler! Norsk Urskog is about sharing with the world some of the variety and quality among the lesser known bands in the Norwegian metal underground. In addition it's about giving the bands an opportunity to be heard, and now also seen! This time around we will in addition to spreading our CD sampler at the Inferno Metal Festival, also host our own Norsk Urskog stage at the festival club day! http://thrashmetal.no/norsk_urskog

ROCK IN – South of Heaven Stage

South Of Heaven started up 10 years ago and have established themselves as one of the most important clubs for Norwegian underground bands. South of Heaven will present the stage at Norway's long living metal pub Rock In.


Once again Inferno Metal Festival will use the great venue called Victoria for some of the many artists at our club night. The first band announced to play on this stage for 2014 is the Japanese band called SIGH. The band plays avantgarde black metal and will be perfect in this old building that used to be a theater.

The Official Festival Hotel
By lfh on Saturday, September 14, 2013, 2:24 PM

Hotel1Once again INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL invites you to our official hotel during the black Easter celebration at Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania. One of the finest hotels in Oslo with a great bar, outdoor areas, fun activities and with awesome metal during the festival. Located in the heart of downtown Oslo with walking distance to all the attractions and venues Inferno has to offer, and with easy access to public transportation if you want to go sightseeing.

Open for all from 12:00 every day with well known DJs from the Norwegian metal scene to get the party started. And there will be even more kick ass metal when the night falls on at after-parties. We will also have a quiz with great prizes, signing sessions and other fun activities. So there is no doubt where the perfect hang out will be when you are not at the festival banging your head off.

Hotel rates (will rise 6 weeks before the festival!) :
Single room: incl. breakfast 725,-
Double room incl. breakfast 999,-
Extra bed incl. breakfast 260,

Book your room direct:
E-mail: inferno.christiania@choice.no
Tel. + 47 23 10 80 00

Important: Give the reference code "Inferno" to get the festival price. 

First Bands to Inferno 2014: Dimmu Borgir, Sigh, Black Witchery, Tulus and Impiety
By lfh on Thursday, August 22, 2013, 2:22 AM

It's now time to get ready to let all hell break lose for the 14. edition of INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL. We hereby proudly present the first five bands for the next year. This time the Norwegian giants DIMMU BORGIR with their majestic symphonic black metal will headline. The Japanese avantgarde extreme metal band SIGH will also pay us a visit. One of the most aggressive and blasphemous bands out there will show up to blow your heads off; BLACK WITCHERY. We also got the Norwegian cult legends TULUS with their grim old school black metal. And all the way from Singapore IMPIETY will be with us to destroy Oslo.

Dimmu Borgir

1One of Norway's biggest and most successful band are called DIMMU BORGIR – a well earned position after more than twenty years of hard work. The band has thousands of fans from all over the world, and has won many awards, like the Norwegian Grammy and Metal Hammers Golden Gods Award. They have headlined big festivals like Wacken Open Air and Bloodstock Open Air and played in Norway's large concert venue Oslo Spektrum with the Norwegian Radio Orchestra. DIMMU BORGIR have played Inferno Metal Festival with great success in 2002, and it is about time they will come back to give us a epic concert we will remember for a long time.


1SIGH comes from Japan and released their debut album on Euronymous' record company, Deathlike Silence, all the way back in 1993. The band has cult status are credited as being one of the first Japanese black metal bands. Since then SIGH have released many critically acclaimed albums like «Hail Horror Hail» and «Gallows Gallery», and last year the great «In Somniphobia» came on Candlelight Records. Soon the follow up «Graveward», will be out sometimes in 2014. SIGH was one of the big highlights at Inferno Metal Festival 2007 – and we wish them more than welcome back when they return in 2014 to play at one of ours club venues.


Black Witchery

1There will be American black metal when one of the worlds most aggressive bands, BLACK WITCHERY, plays at Inferno Metal Festival 2014. The band is known for some of the most blasphemous and morbid albums with «Desecration of the Holy Kingdom», «Upheaval of Satanic Might» and «Inferno of Sacred Destruction». You will feel misused and abused after experience BLACK WITCHERY live. You are warned; this is not for the weak hearted. This is black metal at its most brutal.



1TULUS is one of the early Norwegian black metal bands. They released their first demo tape back in 1993. After many great releases the band split in 2000, and the members of the band formed Khold. TULUS was reborn again in 2007 and did a great reunion gig at Inferno Metal Festival 2008. Today they are still active and released «Olm og bitter» last year. The band is now ready to destroy again at Inferno Metal Festival - a gig that will be their only one in Norway in 2014.



1All the way from Singapore we have the black death thrash metal band IMPIETY – a band that's been around from 1990. This is brutal stuff and they will sure as hell tear you apart when they set the stage at Inferno Metal Festival 2014. The band has many classic albums behind them, like «Skullfucking Armageddon» and «Kaos Kommand 696». They also got some new killer albums out, like last year's «Ravage & Conquer» and this year's EP called «The Impious Crusade».


Tickets for 2014 Available
By lfh on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 3:43 PM

Tickets for the 2014 edition of the festival are now available for foreigners. For Norwegians the tickets will be available from tomorrow on.

Only the festival passes have been made available at this time. The one day and club tickets will be released soon.

Demo Upload for 2014 Open
By lfh on Monday, August 5, 2013, 5:20 PM

The demo upload for Inferno 2014 is now open. Click on the link below or in the menu on top to upload your music and information. The deadline for uploading is December 20th.

Thank You
By admin on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 9:54 AM

Inferno Metal Festival 2013 is now over and we hope all the people that attended the festival had a blast. We know we at Inferno had a great time and the 13th edition of our festival was a nothing but a great success. Your response has been overwhelming.

We would like to make a huge thanks to all the volunteers that made it possible to make this festival. We would like to thank our partners, our sponsors, the press, all the photographers, all the artists, Rockefeller and crew as well as everybody else that made this festival so special. Last but not least; we would like to thank all the metal fans that took part of Inferno Metal Festival 2013. Without you this would not be possible.

We hope to see you all again in 2014.