We are proud to present the first 5 bands for Inferno Metal Festival 2016, that will take place in Oslo, Norway, in the Easter from 23rd to 26th of March 2016! This will be the 16th time the iconic festival will be held and has visitors and supporters from all over the world.
The first band is the legendary Norwegian black metal band MAYHEM! We also have old school thrash metallers EXODUS for their first visit at Inferno Metal Festival headlining our club night. The mighty blasphemous Swedish black metal war machine MARDUK will make everyone feel unsafe when they enter the stage at Rockefeller. The man with the mighty voice ICS VORTEX will make his first appearance at Inferno Metal Festival with his solo project. As always we welcome some new up and coming bands, and this time it is Polish industrial black metal beast THAW! See you all at Inferno Metal Festival 2016!
There is no doubt that MAYHEM is one of the most legendary and controversial bands coming from Norway. They are one of the most influential extreme metal bands and the reason why Norwegian black metal has conquered the world. Even with their notorious past – the band still stand strong after more than 30 years of mayhem. After all; the music speaks for itself. With classic songs from "Pure Fucking Armageddon","Deathcrush" and "De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas" to newer material from "Grand Declaration of War" to "Esoteric Warfare", the band has a huge back catalog that can make your skin shiver. And so it will when The True Mayhem return to Inferno Metal Festival in 2016!
If you are a thrash metal fan – then Exodus need no introduction. Exodus is one of the earliest band from the Bay Area thrash metal scene, starting up already in 1979. One of the co-founders was the well-known guitarist Kirk Hammett that joined Metallica after a couple of demo tapes. Riff-master Gary Holt is the bands only long time member that has been playing on every record that Exodus has released. Today he also play in the mighty Slayer. At Exodus' prime in the early 80s, the band was known as “Kings of the Bay Area”. Today they are back in good old shape as vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza has returned in their line up. The man was the singer on such classic records as “Pleasures of the Flesh” and “Fabulous Disaster”. Last year the band released “Blood In Blood Out” and there is no doubt that the thrash metal legends are ready to destroy at Inferno Metal Festival!
The most blasphemous band in the world! Marduk has lived up to their reputation and still today, 25 years after the band was formed, they sounds like a war machine crushing every religious figure that crosses their path. The band has huge back catalog consisting of great albums, and they are just continuing to release some of the most brutal and heretic black metal albums there is today. The band has just released their album “Frontschwein” and it is an instant classic. Their gig at Inferno Metal Festival 2016 will be a fist in the face of god and is not to be missed!
ICS Vortex is a name most extreme metal fans should be aware of. He is the front man for such bands as Borknagar, Arcturus and Lamented Souls and he used to play bass in Dimmu Borgir. The man behind this voice call himself ICS Vortex and this band is his own playground. His solo project released one album back in 2011 called “Storm Seeker” and they have just performed live a couple of times before. Finally you can see this band live at Inferno Metal Festival for the very first time!
Thaw is an experimental black metal band hailing from Poland. The band has been around since 2010 and already released several splits, demos and albums. The latest one is the atmospheric masterpiece “Earth Ground” from 2014. Thaw has a good reputation for their loud and energetic live shows and they will for sure be something to see when the play at Inferno Metal Festival for the very first time!