Beyond The Gates Festival 2024 Completes its Line-up with Mayhem, Enslaved, Death SS, Black Anvil, and More!

Following a slew of newly announced special sets and tribute events, Beyond the Gates 2024 has completed its lineup with nine final bands and more exclusive performances. The festival has added Mayhem – set to perform their 40th anniversary set, icons Enslaved performing all of Frost in full, Death SS, Black Anvil, Owls Woods Graves, Attic, Syn and others. The full line-up and tickets links can be found below. The fest has also revealed its daily lineups.  

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Over the past few days, Beyond the Gates festival has announced a spectacular all-star tribute to Quorthon and the music of Bathory and a Satyricon residency in Grieghallen, where the band will perform two unique sets with no repeats. Now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for has arrived; Beyond the Gates 2024 is now revealing the full lineup and daily schedules!


The festival has added nine names to the already stacked program: Mayhem will bring its highly anticipated 40 year anniversary show to the opening day of the festival. Grieghallen house band Enslaved, will this time celebrate its iconic breakthrough album, ‘Frost,’ which was of course recorded in Grieghallen. Meanwhile, Italian cult phenomenon Death SS will play its first show in Norway ever. Yes, you read that right Steve Sylvester will bring his theatrical heavy metal show to Bergen and Beyond the Gates!


In addition, Norwegian icons Whoredom Rife And Vemod will each be celebrating the launch new albums next year, so they have been invited back to support their respective offerings. And the lineup is finalized with New York black metal collective Black Anvil, Polish Owls Woods Graves (featuring members of MGLA), German black heavy metal outfit Attic, and Norwegian newcomers Syn.


The epic four-day metal event will take place once again in the heart of Bergen (NO) from July 31 – August 3, 2024!


The full lineup and daily schedules are as follows:

Wednesday, July 31 – Usf Verftet
Mayhem (40th Anniversary)
Whoredom Rife
Black Anvil

Thursday, August 1

Usf Verftet:
Death SS (First Ever Show In Norway)
Cult Of Fire
The Day Shift – Kulturhuset
Ritual Death
The Night Shift – Kulturhuset
Old Tower

Friday, August 2

Satyricon (Horns & Diadems Pt 1)
Enslaved (Performing ‘Frost’)

The Day Shift – Kulturhuset
Owls Woods Graves
Bad Omen
The Night Shift – Kulturhuset
Aura Noir

Saturday, August 3 – Grieghallen
Satyricon (Horns & Diadems Pt. 2)
Blood Fire Death – A Tribute To Quorthon And The Music Of Bathory


The revamped versions of the highly successful guided tours with Pytten, Tore and Finn Håkon ars on sale now! Hear the stories about how black metal classics where recorded in the revered Grieghallen studios, visit famous locations in Norwegian Black Metal lore and get a chance to get the in-depth story behind the world famous Fantoft Stave Church. Tickets are available now. 

Metal legend and storyteller bar none, Tore Bratseth (Old Funeral, The Batallion, Bömbers) will take you on a trip to the outskirts of Bergen to show visitors a series of key locations in the Norwegian black metal lore. The trip includes stops at the Lysekloster ruins, where a series of legendary photo and video shoots have taken place, as well as the bunker where Euronymous was photographed for the “De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas” promo cycle. Another stop on the trek is the location of the original Os Rock Club where Mayhem rehearsed before the recording “DMDS” in Grieghallen, and also regular rehearsal place for Old Funeral and Amputation.

This trip will go by bus from outside of Grieghallen (Nygårdsgaten).

Beyond the Black Metal Classics – a guided tour of Grieghallen with Pytten

If you want to get an in-depth look at how some of the most renowned black metal classics from the 90s came together, look no further! Legendary producer Pytten has offered to take the Beyond the Gates audience on a guided tour of Grieghallen, where he recorded seminal albums such as Enslaved’s Vikingligr Veldi, Frost and Eld, the first two Emperor albums, In the Nightside Eclipse and Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk, Gorgoroth’s Pentagram and Antichrist, Mayhem’s De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, and Immortal’s Diabolical Fullmoon Mysticism, Battles in the North. Without a doubt, all of these records were instrumental in shaping what became the sound of the inimitable Norwegian Black Metal scene in the 90’s.

In an effort to make this an intimate experience for all attendees, there will only be a very limited number of tickets available for each group.

Any self-respecting black metal aficionado knows the dark story of the genre’s origins, which includes the infamous Fantoft Stave Church arson that took place on June 6, 1992. Now rebuilt exactly as it was before the fire, fans can get a personal tour of this legendary site with black metal historian Finn Håkon Rødland.

About Beyond the Gates

Since the inception of the Beyond the Gates festival, fans have been coming to Bergen to see performances of their favorite Norwegian artists in their home environment. As most visitors know, nature and local culture has always been a poignant source of inspiration for the bands emerging from the Bergen scene. Yet again, Beyond the Gates will give all of the traveling fans the opportunity to get an unique insight into all aspects of the Norwegian Metal scene and the local culture in general. In that regard, we’re putting together a series of events before and during the festival so that all of you can discover what inspired – and still does – the Norwegian metal scene.