Blastfest will be held 18-21st February 2015 in Bergen, Norway and in case you missed this lineup announcement, here it is again:
Alfahanne Aspherium Asphyx At The Gates Baptism Blood Red Throne Bolzer Bömbers Borknagar Byfrost Craft Crib45 Cryptopsy Dark Funeral Dark Tranquility Dead To This World Decapitated Demilich Den Saakaldte Djevelkult Destroyer 666 Destruction Endstille Esoteric Falloch Finntroll Gehenna Hecate Enthroned Impaled Nazarene Kall Melechesh Moonsorrow Morgoth Naer Mataron Orange Goblin Paradise Lost Primordial Purple Hill Witch Rotting Christ Samael Sarke Sarkom Satan Saturnus Satyricon The Sickening The 3rd Attempt Tortorum Tsjuder Vallenfyre Winterfylleth Wyruz + more yet to be announced.
Norways Blastfest is expanding to a four-day festival with over 60 bands due to perform. The festival, located in Bergen will run from the 18th to the 21st February and will feature performances from the likes of At The Gates, Paradise Lost and Primordial.
Press Release: Blastfest Is Expanding!
Blastfest has accepted the challenge and has delivered! It is official, Blastfest will be even bigger! With very positive results and excitement of a recent poll, the Bergen, Norway festival have decided 3 days of metal madness wasn’t enough and have expanded the festival into a 4 day event with a total of 60 bands! That’s 4 days, 4 venues, and 60 bands! Yes. 60 BANDS! The festival is now running from Wednesday February 18th to Saturday February 21st.
And that’s not just the only announcement the festival will make today because just like the recent state of updates the festival are keeping form and have just confirmed another 4 bands to the already exploding poster! So without further adieu, we are pleased to report the addition of true Norwegian black metal veterans Gehenna, British symphonic black metallers Hecate Enthroned, Norwegian death metal titans Blood Red Throne and death thrashers Wyruz!
Gehenna All of our grenade prayers have been answered; the word became flesh! It’s with a shivering voice of the utmost excitement that Blastfest welcome Norwegian black metallersGehenna to the lineup of 2015! These purveyors of the dark arts have long been regarded as one of the most important acts to come out of the Norwegian black metal scene in the 90’s. It’s therefore with great delight that the festival welcome them back to Bergen for their first ever Blastfest performance.
Hecate Enthroned Back in the 90’s a band made its way to the forefront of the symphonic black metal scene alongside bands like Cradle of Filth and Dimmu Borgir, receiving praise for their ability to be both extreme in their expression as well as incorporating symphonic elements. We are of course talking about UK act Hecate Enthroned. As of today the band is still going strong, if not turning towards an ever heavier expression with their now death metal-infused take on the black arts. Blastfest are very pleased to have them cross the North Sea to perform live in Bergen for the very first time ever, as part of the festival!
Blood Red Throne If you were asked to name a Norwegian death metal band, chances are that the first name to enter into your mind would be that of Blood Red Throne. Ever since the release of their first four-track demo back in 2000, they have been a household name in death metal circles. It’s therefore with great pride that Blastfest welcome the ravenous war machine, the primitive killing machine that is Blood Red Throne into the fold. Be prepared for blood spatter and arterial lust!
Wyruz Some say Blastfest needed to add more thrash metal to the lineup, so they have decided to include prime death/thrash act Wyruz! These guys have been going strong for over a decade now, and are dead set on destroying everything at Blastfest 2015.
Lineup Alfahanne | Asphyx | At The Gates | Baptism | Blood Red Throne | Bolzer | Borknagar | Byfrost | Craft | Crib45 | Cryptopsy | Dark Funeral | Dark Tranquility | Dead To This World | Decapitated | Demilich | Den Saakaldte | Djevelkult | Destroyer 666 | Destruction | Endstille | Esoteric | Finntroll | Gehenna | Hecate Enthroned | Impaled Nazarene | Melechesh | Moonsorrow | Morgoth | Paradise Lost | Primordial | Rotting Christ | Samael | Sarke | Sarkom | Satan | Saturnus | The Sickening | Tortorum | Tsjuder | Vallenfyre | Wyruz + more yet to be announced.
Blastfest will be held 18-21st February 2015 in Bergen, Norway.
4 Days | 4 Venues | 60 Bands | Exhibitions | Clinics | Stand Up Comedy | Tattoo Convention | Theme DJ’s
Tickets on sale now: http://blastfest.no/?page_id=60
Norway’s premier metal festival continues to gain steam as Blastfest has added seven more bands to their already impressive lineup. Finntroll, Moonsorrow, Primordial, Morgoth, Crib45, Tortorum and Djevelkult join a stacked bill that already features At The Gates, Samel, Decapitated, Cryptopsy, Asphy, Borknagar, Vallenfyre, Melechesh, and Rotting Christ among others. Blastfest will be held 19-21st February 2015 in Bergen, Norway and features 3 Stages, over 40 Bands, exhibitions, clinics, stand up comedy, a tattoo convention and themed DJ’s.
From The Press Release:
Blastfest Adds Seven More Bands To The Lineup!
Norway’s Blastfest has just unveiled another seven great reasons why you need to book the 19th – 21st of February 2015 off work. Today the festival organisers announce the addition of seven more bands to the billing including Finnish folk metal upstarts Finntroll, melodic black metal sextet Moonsorrow and Ireland’s men of myth Primordial.
The Bergen festival is only in its second year and after having already announced acts such as At The Gates, Decapitated, Rotting Christ, Destruction and Asphyxamongst others and with more yet to come, it’s fair to say that Blastfest is already offering one of the finest extreme metal line-ups of 2015.