POSSESSED ut – DESTRUCTION, BELPHEGOR og VESEN inn
DESTRUCTION, BELPHEGOR AND VESEN TO INFERNO 2017
First off we have some sad news that Possessed had to cancel their tour in April. Possessed’s Jeff Becerra says "This is the very first show I have ever had to cancel in my entire career so while it pains me immensely. Because of personal reasons we are unfortunately unable to make this show. But we most definitely hope to make this show at a later date." On the other hand we are adding Destruction, Belphegor and Vesen to the bill. With this our lineup for Inferno Metal Festival 2017 is completed apart from a competition winner band to be determined later this week!
Germany’s thrash metal veterans Destruction are one of the pioneers of Teutonic thrash metal and are considered to be one of the four big ones from the German thrash metal scene together with Sodom, Kreator and Tankard. Since their debut album "Infernal Overkill" in 1985, that band has not only had a big impact on the thrash metal scene, but was also a big influence within black metal. Destruction’s fourteenth studio album, "Under Attack", was released last year. This means that is time to attack Inferno Metal Festival again!
Get ready for a special ritual show by Austria death machine Belphegor! The band was formed in 1991 in Zalsburg as Betrayer. Since then Belphegor has conquered nearly every continent on the planet and continues performing their infamous rituals in both old and new territory. Belphegor is now working on the follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2014 recording "Conjuring the Dead" that will be released later this year. The band will take a break from the studio to bring the Inferno audience their infamous "Death/ Black Metal" sound.
Vesen was formed in the Norwegian wilderness with only one intension; to create some ugly black thrash metal. Their new album, "Rorschach", was just released and praised by fans and critics. Their mission is still the same; create some ugly black thrash metal! Vesen may be some grumpy old men today – but they can still kick some ass, bang some heads and make your ears bleed!
INFERNO METAL FESTIVAL 2017
Inferno Metal Festival is the longest running and most extreme metal festival in Norway as well as one of the most important extreme metal festivals in the world. We are very proud of this position and we will continue fronting Norwegian metal and bringing bands from all over the world to Norway. 2017 will be our 17th edition of the festival.
ABBATH – CARCASS – GORGOROTH
DESTRUCTION – SAMAEL – BORKNAGAR – BELPHEGOR
PRIMORDIAL – VENOM INC – ANAAL NATHRAKH
CROWBAR – RED HARVEST – SVARTIDAUDI – HELHEIM
SLAGMAUR – PILLORIAN – INSIDIOUS DISEASE
FURZE – INFERNAL WAR – SARKOM – KONTINUUM
HAIL SPIRIT NOIR – AZARATH – PANZERFAUST
TANGORODRIM – ZHRINE – AUDN – DEUS MORTEM
SULPHUR – WHOREDOM RIFE – SLEGEST – NETHERBIRD
DARVAZA – DIABOLICAL INCARNATE – WHIP – VESEN
HEAVYDEATH – SLIDHR – BEFOULED – NACHASH
AGE OF WOE
4 day festival pass (12-15 April 2017): 1800 NOK – BUY
3 day festival pass (13-15 April 2017): 1500 NOK – BUY
Club day pass (12 April 2017): 460 NOK – BUY
Single day pass (13 April 2017): 600 NOK – BUY
Single day pass (14 April 2017): 600 NOK – BUY
Single day pass (15 April 2017): 600 NOK – BUY
Tickets available at http://www.infernofestival.net and BillettService
FESTIVAL HOTEL – SCANDIC ST. OLAVS PLASS
We’re happy to announce Scandic St. Olavs Plass as our new official festival hotel. Actually we’ve been guests at this hotel before, back in the days when it was called Scandic Edderkoppen (The Spider.) Since then, the hotel has been rebuilt and renovated – ready to once again offer their hospitality to Inferno; Artists, music bizz, journalists and photographers, crew and festival goers will gather here. And this time the hotel will be open exclusively for Inferno guests!
Scandic St. Olavs Plass is located in the city centre with approximately 10 minutes walk from the main festival venue Rockefeller and 15 minutes to Vulkan Arena. The airport express train, Flytoget, from Oslo Airport Gardermoen stops at Nationaltheatret station and is within walking distance to the hotel. Main street Karl Johan and The National Gallery (Nasjonalgalleriet) is just down the street.