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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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Inferno Metal Fest Announce “Nosferatu” Silent Film Concert with Void ov Voices (Attila Csihar)

Adding to an already extensive event, Oslo’s Inferno Metal Fest have announced a silent film concert where Attila Csihar’s Void ov Voices will create the music for the classic German horror film Nosferatu from 1922. The silent film concert will take place at the cinema Vega Scene on Saturday, March 30th. Find more details below.

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Inferno and Summer Breeze Join Forces with New Band Exchange Program

Norway’s Inferno Metal Festival and Germany’s Summer Breeze Open Air have partnered up to bring emerging talent a new opportunity. Starting in 2024, the events will be running a collaborative band exchange, trading developing artists between the two countries. Head into the article below to find out more about this new initiative.

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Borknagar, Sólstafir, Finntroll, Keep of Kalessin, Crypta and More are Booked for Inferno Festival 2024


Inferno Metal Festival is now revealing the first wave of bands for its 2024 edition, taking place from March 28-31, 2024 across several venues in Oslo (NO). So far, the iconic festival is revealing a mixture of classic bands as well as some vital and exciting new-comers! The current lineup is as follows:Continue reading

Inferno Festival 2020 Has Been Cancelled Due To Coronavirus Restrictions

Sad news as one of the greatest metal festivals in the world, and a favorite of Ghost Cult, Inferno Festival 2020, set to take place in Oslo, Norway has been totally canceled. The fest was to feature Kreator, Mayhem, Triumph of Death, Amorphis, Venom, Gorgoroth, Marduk, Ihsahn, Kampfar, and many more! According to a message from the festival, “all public events in Norway are banned until the end of April, and this period might be extended. The health authorities estimate 4-5 months. So, there are no chance that we can make Inferno happen this year.” See a message from the fest here: Continue reading

Triumph of Death, Amorphis, Asphyx, Oranssi Pazuzu, and The Great Old Ones are The Final Bands Booked for Inferno Metal Festival 2020!

Events Center, Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, NV 8/17/19

Inferno Metal Festival has booked its final five bands for the 20th anniversary in 2020, and they are all legends. Triumph of Death (Hellhammer/Celtic Frost band led by Tom G. Warrior), Amorphis, Asphyx, Oranssi Pazuzu, and The Great Old Ones will perform at the fest in Oslo, Norway next spring, on 9-12 of April. The full lineup and details can be found below. Continue reading

Schammasch Books European Headline Tour

Schammasch, by Susanne A. Maathuis Photography

Swiss avant-black metallers Schammasch has booked a full tour of Europe, kicking off next week. Direct support will come from Batushka and Trepaneringsritualen, making for a thrilling bill for lovers of kvlt and extreme music. Schammasch are creating their new album for release later this year, have also has dates booked for the upcoming Inferno Festival in Norway this March and Hellfest in France as well. All dates for the tour next week are below.Continue reading

Inferno Metal Festival Loses Madder Mortem, Adds Sarkom And Slegest

Abbath, by Jonathan Arevalo Photography

Inferno Metal Festival, Europe’s longest running and most extreme black and death metal festival arrives again next April in Oslo. The fest has announced a change to their Dark Essence sponsored Stage with Madder Mortem dropping off and Sarkom and Slegest jumping on the bill.Continue reading