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 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 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 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 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!