Location:Oslo, Norway
Venue:Rockefeller, John Dee
Date:April 12-15th 2017
Age Limit:18 years
Capacity:1500 a day
Doors Open:17:00 (19:00 to 21:00 on Wed depending on club)
Official Hotel:Royal Christiania
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Primordial, Insidious Disease and Slagmaur Joins the 2017 Lineup
By lfh on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 11:14 AM

Once again Inferno Metal Festival announces some kick-ass metal for the 2017 edition. First out is Ireland's finest black metal band; PRIMORDIAL. Then we have the death metal super group INSIDIOUS DISEASE with members and exmembers from bands like Napalm Death, Nile and Dimmu Borgir. Returning to Inferno for a unique concert  and their 2nd appearance is the avantgarde black metal band Slagmaur.

Bands announced so far:


Primordial LogoIrish black metal band Primordial started in 1987 under the moniker Forsaken, covering classics from bands like Bathory and Venom. In 1993 the band changed the name to Primordial and in 1995 their debut album "Imrama" saw the light of day. The band was critical acclaimed from the very start, but not until 2007, when the release of "To the Nameless Dead", hit the streets, the band conquered the world. From then on the band has played in every corner of the world and it is time for Primordial to return to Inferno Metal Festival for the 2017 edition!

Insidious Disease LogoInsidious Disease was formed in late 2004 by Silenoz (Dimmu Borgir) and Jardar (Old Man’s Child) with drummer extraordinary Tony Laureano (Angelcorpse, Nile). Later Shane Embury (Napalm Death, Brujeria, Lock Up) joined the fold to complete the pounding pulse and rhythm section. The band later on found their distinct main voice in non other than Marc Grewe (of former German death metal cult act Morgoth) to handle vocal duties since his maniacal screams perfectly fit the rabid sound of the band. Musically, lyrically and visually the 2010 album “Shadowcast” is one hell of a ride down to the core of honest, brutal and violent death metal at its very best, and should leave no fan of the genre dissatisfied. The band has been working on the long awaited as of yet untitled follow up album which will finally hit the streets in 2017. Expect an even more refined back to basics groovy old school approach, and sick, filthy, twisted abhorrence! This will be their first appearance at Inferno Metal Festival.

Slagmaur LogoThose battle ants are back again! With a new album called “Thill Smitts Terror”, soon to be released on Osmose, Slagmaur will enter the stage at Inferno Metal Festival for the second time. For those who were lucky enough to witness this band live the last time you know that Slagmaur delivers some scary, dark, heavy and creepy Norwegian black  metal. Don't expect the band to be ordinary in any way. This band know how to make the visuals right for the perfect mood for their weird and creepy kind of music. Welcome to an extraordinary show with Slagmaur at Inferno Metal Festival 2017

Furze, Tangorodrim, Whip and Nachash to Inferno 2017
By lfh on Friday, October 7, 2016, 11:49 AM

In co-operation with THE GREAT NORTHERN DISTRIBUTION we present the following bands for Inferno Metal Festival 2017: FURZE, TANGORODRIM, WHIP and NACHASH. The bands will play at The Great Northern Distribution Stage at Pokalen on the club night Wednesday 12th of April.

The Great Northern Distribution is a co-operation between 6 local Oslo-based underground record-labels:  Polypus Records, Duplicate Records, Apocalyptic Empire Records, No Posers Please!, Unborn Productions and Fresh Tea. Combined these 6 labels have well over 100 releases under their bullet-belts. In 2015 they decided to join forces under the banner The Great Northern Distribution to co-operate on getting their releases distributed and spread outside Norway as well as working together on various promotional fronts – like this special night during Inferno 2017. Together they are stronger and since they all work in the same musical landscapes it seemed like a natural thing to do.

FurzeThis obscure and ever-changing Norwegian Black Metal band is rare to witness on a stage. Only a few local live-appearances in the Osloarea have ever happened and now a wider audience attending Inferno 2017 will finally have the chance to see Furze live! After a period of heavy psychedelic and doom-oriented influences it seems like Furze were returning to it's Black Metal roots on the latest 2015 album "Baphomet Wade" released by Fresh Tea. It's much darker and more extreme than the last albums and a pleasure to hear the Furze-style riffs that was heavily present on the first cult records "Trident Autocrat" and "Necromanzee Cogent". Prepare for a long show to end this unholy night at Inferno 2017!

Tangorodrim LogoHistory will be made when Tangorodrim enter the stage during Inferno Metal Festival 2017 since just a few to that basically no-one at the festival have ever seen this band live before. Tangorodrim was formed in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1996 and quickly delivered their 2 first albums "Unholy Metal Way" and "Those Who Unleashed". These albums were later re-released on CD by Apocalyptic Empire Records - who will also release them for the first time ever on vinyl in early 2017. In total Tangorodrim have release 5 albums, but always stayed in the shadows and not been interested in playing much live. Their gig at Inferno 2017 will be a very sepcial event - considering it will only be their second gig in 21 years after their so far only gig in Israel in 2013! Prepare for alcohol-fueled, dirty and unholy metal praised in the underground as the ultimate homage to the first and second wave of black metal (Hellhammer, Bathory and Darkthrone) without drowning in the tsunami of countless 80s clones and so-called old-school bands.

WhipFormed all the way back in ‘98, Whip has been known in the underground for a long line of feroucious gigs. They released their long awaited debut EP "Unholy" in 2013. The debut album was released on LP in December of the same year, and was met with great reviews. By popular demand, the album is now also available on CD and MC. After a long time of being a pure live band, time has now come for releasing the material they have recorded throughout the years. The “Godfucking and Wardreams” and “Primitive Slaughter” demos are now available digitally. Whip is now releasing a new EP and their second album “Contra Mundum”, with many more still to come. Whip’s style is hard, furious, full of influences from black metal, thrash metal, grindcore, crust-punk and death metal. Akin to bands such as Nifelheim, Terrorizer and Impaled Nazarene. Prepare for a hellacious show of rancid relentless death thrash!

Naghash LogoNachash released a bombshell of a debut cassette EP released by Unborn Productions in 2015. Limited to only 300 tapes, it took the underground by storm and the demand for a more "easy" format became evident after a while. Now the cassette has been re-pressed on a limited edition CD and a vinyl version is coming late 2016. The word in the underground was that this was a new fresh breath in the Norwegian black metal scene. A band heavily influenced by old greatness such as Mercyful Fate and Master's Hammer. With only this EP released the band was handpicked to play at festivals like Live Evil Berlin in Germany and Metal Magic in Denmark in 2016. The band is now currently working on their first full-length to be recorded at the end of 2016 set to be released by the American label Shadow
Kingdom Records in 2017.

Borknagar, Helheim and Pillorian Joins Our 2017 Lineup
By lfh on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 11:30 AM

Another batch of great metal bands are confirmed for Inferno Metal Festival 2017! We give you Norway's progressive metallers BORKNAGAR, the viking black metal band HELHEIM from Bergen and newcomers PILLORIAN consisting of ex-members from bands like Agalloch, Infernus and Arkhum!

Borknagar LogoIt is now 20 years since Borknagar released their self-titled debut album. The band has always strived to progress and take things a step further – while keeping to their musical roots. Something you can hear on their 10th studio album “Winter Thrice” that was released earlier this year. Inferno Metal Festival was actually co-founded by Borknagar guitarist Jens F. Ryland and Borknagar was the first band to headline Inferno Metal Festival in 2001 together with Enslaved. They will now return to Inferno Metal Festival and give the audience a musical experience only Borknagar can give.

Helheim LogoHelheim, the pioneers of Norwegian viking metal, have been running since 1992. Since then the band has released eight full-length albums of viking hymns. Helheim's latest effort is called “raunijaR” and was released yesteryear - a great record where the viking spirit is strong. Expect their performance at Inferno Metal Festival 2017 to be just as strong as they return to the festival for the 4th time!

Pillorian LogoPillorian was formed in early Summer of 2016 by Stephen Parker (Maestus, ex-Arkhum), John Haughm (ex-Agalloch), and Trevor Matthews (Uada, ex-Infernus) with the goal to create a unique, sinister, and twisted style of dark/black metal. Fusing haunting melodies with avantgarde structures, dark folk elements and blackened walls of furious sound; the music of Pillorian is the perfect aural definition of its namesake. The band recently signed to Eisenwald Records in Germany and will be releasing their debut album in 2017.

Carcass to Play Inferno for the First Time
By lfh on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 11:15 AM

Inferno Metal Festival is proud to present British legends CARCASS for the next edition of the festival. Carcass is regarded as pioneers and one the biggest influence on grindcore and melodic death metal. The band will perform at Inferno Metal Festival for the very first time!

Carcass logo

UK legends Carcass have released several classic albums over the years and changed the trajectory of extreme metal with each consecutive release. Whether it was inventing goregrind with the first two albums or creating the template for melodic death metal during the 90s – Carcass has always made records by which bars were set and rules were broken. After breaking up in 1996 after releasing “Swansong”, the band finally got back together after many years and in 2013 they released “Surgical Steel” to great acclaim from both critics and fans. Carcass are now ready for Inferno Metal Festival for the very first time and have no doubts this concert will be legendary!

Abbath, Red Harvest, Infernal War and Zhrine Ready for Inferno 2017
By lfh on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 10:55 AM

Once again we invite you to the black Easter celebrations in Oslo - when Inferno Metal Festival kicks off on 12 - 15 April 2017. This will be the 17th year in a row and has become a tradition for metal fans from all over the world to attend. Now we present the first four bands for Inferno Metal Festival 2017: ABBATH (NO), RED HARVEST (NO), INFERNAL WAR (PL) and ZHRINE (IS).

Abbath Logo

Abbath is the band that started up after Immortal's frontman, singer and guitarist, Abbath Doom Occulta, went separate ways in 2015. With him he took the coldness, power and a personality few can match in Norwegian black metal and made the album "Abbath” in 2016. Abbath still bears the torch high and it is with great pride we present him at the Inferno Metal Festival in Oslo for the first time.

Red Harvest LogoRed Harvest was founded back in 1989 and was one of the most active live bands in the Norwegian metal scene for a long period. Red Harvest's music is often labeled as industrial metal – but Red Harvest is so much more than a band you can only put one label on, and the band has always liked to surprise their audience. In 2010, however, Red Harvest was put to sleep - but finally the band is back to give their fans a long-awaited return. Red Harvest has not played in their hometown, Oslo, since 2009 and it is with great pleasure we present Red Harvest to Inferno Metal Festival 2017!

Infernal War LogoInfernal War was formed in Poland and they play raw black metal. The band has been going on since 1997 and their last album, “Axiom” released last year, is considered a masterpiece of fans of underground black metal. Infernal War was supposed to play at Inferno Metal Festival in 2011, but for unforeseen reasons that did not happen. Finally Infernal War will perform at the festival and this time with more strength and power then ever before


Zhrine LogoZhrine comes from Iceland and was formerly known as Gone Postal. Under their former name, the band has been performing since 2007 and earned their reputation as one of Iceland's best live bands. In 2015 the band changed their name to Zhrine, signed to Season of Mist and released the furious album "Unortheta" earlier this year. The band is now ready to conquer the world and for the very first time they will be playing in Oslo and Inferno Metal Festival!



Demo/Promo Upload for 2017
By lfh on Monday, May 23, 2016, 6:44 PM

Our demo/promo upload for bands that wish to apply to play at one of the opening spots at John Dee or clubs is now open. Make sure you read the terms before applying. The deadling for applying is November 15th.

Upload by clicking here.

Early Bird Packages With Festival Pass and T-Shirt Available
By lfh on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 4:02 PM

We're happy to offer you early bird packages for 2017. These packages include access to the festival all 4 days as well as a festival t-shirt or girlie at a cost of 1500 NOK. These packages are available for purchase only at our festival website using PayPal.

The ticket will be shipped to your home address and the festival t-shirt/girlie will be received upon arrival at the festival.

This offer will be available for a limited time. 

Thank You
By lfh on Sunday, April 10, 2016, 5:07 PM

Inferno Metal Festival 2016 is now over and we hope all the people that attended the festival had a blast. 

We would like to thank our volunteers and crew, partners, sponsors, press, photographers, all the artists and Rockefeller 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 2016. Without you this would not be possible.

We hope to see you all again in 2017.