Inferno Metal Festival is located in the busy capital city Oslo of Norway. The festival is focused on the extreme metal genres and takes place each year during easter. Inferno was founded in 2001 by former Borknagar guitarist Jens F. Ryland and the booking agency Radar Booking.
The Inferno Festival is held at two venues called Rockefeller and John Dee, which are located in the same building in the center of Oslo. As the festival only has one band playing at a time, attendees can enjoy all the bands they would like to see without missing any performances. The 2024 edition of the festival is scheduled to take place from March 28th to March 31st.
In addition to the music festival, the organizers also offer other activities for attendees. One of these is a black metal bus sightseeing tour hosted by Cadaver frontman Anders “Neddo” Odden. For those willing to pay, the tour takes participants to historic black metal locations around Oslo.
Inferno also hosts the Inferno Music Conference every year, which provides a platform for brands, media, and artists to expand their networks and stay updated on the latest developments in the metal industry.
On June 16th, 2023, the first 15 bands were announced for the 2024 lineup. These bands come from various countries and include both Norwegian and international acts. The genres represented typically fall within the extreme aspect of metal, such as black metal, death metal, doom metal, and thrash metal.
First festival flyer
A taste of the black metal bands playing!
Borknagar is Norwegian band hailing from the historic black metal city of Bergen. The band was formed in 1994 by guitarist Øystein Garnes Brun. Borknagar has released a total of eleven full-length albums to their discography.
The Icelandic four piece band was formed in 1995 in capital Reykjavik. Solstafir started out as black metal band but has in the last years gone in another direction playing post-metal/rock. The band has seven full-length releases and five EP’s.
Keep of Kalessin
Keep of Kalessin is another Norwegian black metal band, founded in 1995. The Trondheim band has seven full-length albums in their catalogue and 3 EP’s. Their latest album Katharsis was released in March earlier this year.
The Reykjavik band Misþyrming was founded in 2013. The Icelandic band name means “mistreatmnent” in English. The band has releases three highly praised full-length albums and one split with the other Iceland band Sinmara.
Atmospheric black metal band from Glasgow, Scotland. The band was formed in 2013 and it’s name means “free”, translated from Scottish Gaelic. Saor has five full-length releases in their catalogue.
Orm is a Danish Epic/Melodic black metal band. The three piece act was formed in Copenhagen in the year of 2015. The band has three full-length releases.
Tilintetgjort is a newly formed avant-garde black metal band from Oslo. The band was formed in the summer of 2020. The bands first full-length album was released earlier this year. We in BMP did a review of that release which can be found here.
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