Inferno Metal Festival Announces Official Art Exhibition

Inferno Festival Norway has officially announced the Inferno Art Exhibition, a journey through different mediums, exploring the minds of artists across their personal worlds of creativity, inspiration and imagination. The exhibit will take place from March 27-31 at Clarion The Hub Hotel, and will be open for public access on the opening day and weekend. Keep reading below for more information.
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Gorgoroth Replace At The Gates at Inferno Metal Festival

Inferno Metal Festival has announced that Gorgoroth has been added to the lineup, headlining the Friday, after At The Gates cancelled all of their upcoming live appearances. Taking place from March 28-31, 2024 across several venues in Oslo (NO), the event has opened refund requests for the Friday. Keep reading below for more information.
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Prophecy Fest Books Triptykon and Farsot for 2024 Festival

Prophecy Fest are thrilled to announce Triptykon for the 2024 billing! The innovators of dark avant-garde metal will grace the Cave of Balve with a journey to their masterpieces – and as a generous nod to the special location, they will even briefly visit the legendary Celtic Frost classic “Into The Pandemonium”! On more exciting and forward looking news, game-changing black metal outfit Farsot has also agreed to perform in the cave next year. The Germans will not ‘only’ bring a brand new album to Balve but also perform a special 25th anniversary show!Continue reading

Me And That Man, Mantar, Befouled and More Added to Inferno Festival 2024

Norway’s Inferno Metal Fest have announced another batch of artists for their March 2024 lineup. Now joining the bill – which already features At The Gates, Candlemass, and many others – are Me and That Man, Mantar, Befouled, Zustand Null, and Visegard. Find out more about these new additions in the article below.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Udo Dirkschneider – My Way

When one thinks of that classic heavy metal voice, the musings often land on the great Mr. Udo Dirkschneider. His is that voice: the sandpaper over rusted metal, the two-pack-a-day unfiltered Pal Mal smoker of the 1940s, the male version of Mama in Throw Mama From the Train; to wit, Udo Dirkschneider is sultry. So it is with delicious aplomb that Mr. Dirkschneider has graced the metal community with a new album. My Way (Atomic Fire Records) is one hour and five minutes of lovingly crafted cover toons in which that voice croons and barks and puts nails on a chalkboard through classic metal, pop, and yes, even classic standards from 1968 and 1969. I would be remiss if I did not mention forthwith that I have been enamored with Udo Dirkschneider since his Accept days and many of the songs and artists he covers are among my favourite.

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Wormwitch – Strike Mortal Soil

I went into Wormwitch’s Strike Mortal Soil (Prosthetic) with a groovy attitude. I thought it clever that it opens with ‘As Above’ and closes with ‘So Below’. The first words spoken were, “I stand on the precipice. And I leave my body to wash away in the current of time. Pour your wisdom into me. Repent into me. And prepare for total annihilation.” In my mind I swear I heard Arthur Brown starting to sing ‘Fire’. I tried to sing ‘Fire’ whilst listening to ‘Howling From the Grave’. In a very scary twist of musical fate, it worked!Continue reading