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
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.
This 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!
History 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.
Formed 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!
Nachash 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.