Brutal Assault 2020 Adds Cattle Decapitation, Fever333, Katatonia, Life of Agony and More!

Brutal Assault has added a plethora of new bands for 2020! Among the new bands playing the festival include Cattle Decapitation, Fever333, Katatonia, Life of Agony, Shadow of Intent, Fueled By Fire, Katatonia, Psykup, Mysticum, and Imperial Triumphant. The twenty-fifth edition of Brutal Assault Festival takes place August 5 – 8th at historic Fortress Josefov, in Czech Republic and will feature 130+ bands on five stages over four days. Watch a new trailer for the fest right now! Continue reading

Cradle of Filth, Static-X, Kvelertak, Havok, While She Sleeps and More Added to Brutal Assault 2020

Brutal Assault has added twenty more bands for their 25th anniversary in 2020. Now joining the bill (in alphabetical order) are 1914, Arcturus, Author & Punisher, Beyond Creation, Cradle Of Filth, Draconis Infernum, Frontierer, Havok, Kvelertak, Mass Infection, Me And That Man, Necrophobic, Ottone Pesante, Pensées Nocturnes, Ring Of Saturn, Sigh, Static–X, Toxic Holocaust, Vader, and While She Sleeps. Brutal Assault 25 takes place August 5-8, 2020at the legendary Fortress Josefov and boasts 140+ bands on four days over five stages. Tickets and full band list below. Continue reading

Brutal Assault Announces Dark Funeral, Asphyx, Myrkur, Evoken and More For 2020 Festival

Brutal Assault came to a close last night and has already announced the first bands for their 2020 festival which will be their 25th Anniversary! The fest handed out flyers with their first announcements of Dark Funeral, Asphyx, Myrkur, Evoken, Razor, Manes, Nocturnis AD, Hentai Corporation as the first bands on the bill with many more to come. Brutal Assault 2019 played host to 140 bands performing inside legendary Fortress Josefov, a historic war fortress, in Czech Republic. Continue reading

Lord Ahriman Of Dark Funeral Talks Black Metal History With Ghost Cult

This past spring Dark Funeral played a string of sold-out shows in America for their first time in a few years. Joined on the trek with Septicflesh and Thy Antichrist, by all reports the shows were pure chaos. The band was supporting their latest album Where Shadows Forever Reign (Century Media), and both the 25-year anniversary and the 20-year anniversary of their second full-length album Vobiscum Satanas. Ghost Cult caught up with leader Lord Ahriman at The Gramercy Theater to talk about the new music, the history of the band, black metal controversies, Inferno Festival, and the upcoming Lords of Chaos movie. Videography and photos by Omar Cordy for OJC Photography. Continue reading

Inferno Metalfest 2018, Live In Oslo, NO

Each year at Easter, when the western and Christian world celebrates the rebirth of Jesus over the dates of an ancient fertility festival, in Norway’s capital the mandatory days off are used by the metal community to celebrate a darker get together: Inferno Metalfest. The festival and the connected Inferno Metal Conference celebrates Norway’s role and focus on Metal Music from its own stables as well as new things and greats from abroad. Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Inferno Metal Festival 2018

 

The spring festival season kicks off in earnest this weekend in Oslo, Norway with the amazingly kvlt experience that is Inferno Metal Festival. The four-day festival of extreme music and culture takes over one of the birthplace cities of heavy music in the world. The fest is sold out once again, adding to the excitement. It’s great to see this scene surviving and thriving after many years.  Continue reading

Shining (SWE) Replaces Katatonia At Inferno Festival 2018

Enigmatic Swedish metal band Shining has been added to Inferno Festival 2018, as a replacement for Katatonia, who canceled their appearance after going on hiatus. Shining is still touring in support of their tenth album X , Varg utan flock (Dark Essence/Season Of Mist) from 2016. Inferno Metal Festival is the longest-running and most extreme metal festival in Norway and one of the most important extreme metal festivals in the entire world. The festival still has 8 more bands to add between now and March 29t,h. When the fest kicks off. Continue reading

SepticFlesh, Dark Funeral, Thy Antichrist North American Tour Dates

Septicflesh, Dark Funeral and Thy Antichrist announced back in October that they would be touring North America in 2018, and those dates are finally here. Continue reading

Grave, Naðra And Dodecahedron Added To Inferno Festival 2018

 

Swedish death metal titans Grave have been added to Norway’s Inferno Metal Festival 2018! They will play a special “30th anniversary old school set 1988 – 91” for their set during the fest. Also added to the impressive bill are Icelandic black metallers Naðra and Netherlands avant-garde black metal band Dodecahedron. Continue reading