BEYOND THE GATES – first bands announced
Beyond the Gates reveals first bands for 2024
including Behemoth, Satyricon, Watain, Venom, Trelldom (First Ever Concert!) and more
Norway’s leading extreme metal festival Beyond the Gates announce the first batch of bands for the 2024 edition, taking place on July 31 – August 3rd.
We say this every time, but we do promise that next year is going to be something you’ve never experienced before. On the back of that statement, please welcome the juggernaut that is Behemoth. The band hasn’t played in Bergen since 2012, so their return is much welcomed. We’re also very excited to be able to present Satyricon, who is releasing a new album next spring, and will return to the live scene for the first time in five years!
Founders and innovators Venom and Watain will also grace Beyond the Gates with a visit next year with their spectacular and energetic live shows. Moving on, Trelldom, featuring the iconic singer Gaahl, who will do their first live appearance ever since their formation in the early 90s. Vreid will celebrate 30 years of Sognametal, while Norwegian black metallers Djevel and Dødheimsgard will grant us with exclusive sets.
Completing the first round of names are the Czech’s Cult of Fire with their massive liveshow, the mysterious Darkspace from Switzerland and Polish Manbryne, who will do their first concert outside of their home country.
As always, the festival will be stacked with numerous activities you can experience in addition to the live concerts: Guided tours, fairs, market and so forth. Grab your limited Gold Passes now. These includes all live concerts, including the Day and Night Shift concerts.
Enslaved performing Eld at Beyond the Gates – Picture by Jarle H. Moe
Tattoo Convention at Beyond the Gates – Picture by Jarle H. Moe
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.
In addition, there will be exclusive listening parties, music and culture panels, in-depth live interviews, and a wealth of of events and activities that will give you a Beyond the Gates Experience that will last for a lifetime. Stay tuned for more…