Inferno Metal Festival Loses Madder Mortem, Adds Sarkom And Slegest

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Inferno Metal Festival, Europe’s longest running and most extreme black and death metal festival arrives again next April in Oslo. The fest has announced a change to their Dark Essence sponsored Stage with Madder Mortem dropping off and Sarkom and Slegest jumping on the bill. Continue reading

Great Northern Distribution Partners With Inferno Festival 2017, Books Club Night

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Inferno 2017 has announced a partnership with The Great Northern Distribution to present The Great Northern Distribution Stage at Pokalen on the Club Night, Wednesday 12th Of April. Continue reading

Beyond The Gates 2016: Live At The Garage Bergen NO

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So, we’re the Ghost Cult, and they’re a cvlt festival in Bergen ‘The Cradle Of Black Metal’, Norway. It’s a match made in heaven. It’s a solid swipe to the right, and it brings the promise of a romantic walk down that left hand path. OK, enough now. I mean, according to a pilot study conducted by famous Vilayanur Ramachandran there’s potential readers out there suffering from what is known as ‘metaphor blindness’. Keeping it simple: we found ourselves at one of Norway’s hottest underground metal festivals at the very last weekend of August, for four days of a full à la carte metal menu.

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Inferno Festival 2017 Books Abbath, Red Harvest, Infernal War, Zhrine, Tickets On Sale Now

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Long-running Oslo, NO based Inferno Metal Festival will return from April 12th -15th, 2017 falling once again on Easter weekend. For its 17th year, the fest has announced its first four bands:

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Venom Inc, Deströyer 666, Gaahl, Black Anvil, Gehennah To Play Beyond The Gates Fest This Weekend

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Celebrating their 5th anniversary this weekend in Bergen NO, the Beyond The Gates Festival brings the best in underground Black Metal, Death Metal, Doom, Thrash, Occult and Heavy Metal. Headliners include Venom Inc, featuring Abbadon and Mantas from the legendary Venom, Deströyer 666, and Gaahl’s (Gorgoroth, Wardruna) new band, Gaahls WYRD. Consisting of Trelldom material only, the Gaahl has commented “Many of these songs, from frontman Gaahl’s first ever black metal band, have never been played live before, so this will be a unique and unforgettable event.”

 

You can get tickets for the weekend at this link:

Beyond The Gates Festival -Full Line-up:

Venom Inc (UK)

Deströyer 666 (AU)

Gaahls WYRD performing Trelldom (N)

Infernal War (PL)

Secrets of the Moon (D)

Nekromantheon (N)

Degial (S)

Gehennah (S)

Urfaust (NL)

Magister Templi (N)

Black Anvil (US)

Sortilegia (CA)

Malthusian (IRL)

Nettlecarrier (N)

Spirit Cabinet (NL)

Saturnalia Temple (S)

Ritual Death (N)

Reptilian (N)

Black Magic (N)

Gravdal (N)

For further information, please contact torgrim.oyre@gmail.com

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Infernal War – Axiom

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It’s all been quiet on the front lines recently when it comes to Polish extreme metal band, Infernal War. Forming in 1997, the band took 3 years to produce their first demo, following it on with a small stream of releases leading up to their debut album, 2005’s Terrorfront. For a band that has survived that many years, their releases have always been sporadic with only 2 full-length albums and 2 EPs under their belt since they released their original demo in 2000, but with the quick successive release of their second full length Redesekration (both Agonia) in 2007, it seemed that the band were finally about to start making their mark on the scene.

After Redesekration however the quintet seemed to return to their old pattern of smaller releases, putting out just a handful of tracks across a number of different records, including a split with fellow Polish black metal band Kriegsmaschine. Finally, 2015 sees the return of the band with their third full-length album, Axiom (Agonia).

Where Axiom differs from the previous albums is not a change in sound, but a redefining of the old style into something tight and succinct. Blasting its way though 43 minutes of chaotic drums and staccato riffing, their music takes on a frantic urgent feel, racing through the song as vocalist Herr Warcrimer barks their hateful mantra. While Axiom has its moments, ‘Into Dead Soil’ pausing in the middle for flying guitar solo or the dropping back to half time for sections of ‘Nihil Prayer’, it fails to carve out any kind of lasting impression.

Axiom may have taken on a new level of togetherness in terms of sound but in between the blasting it’s hard to find anything particularly interesting or unique about this band.

 

5.0/10

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CAITLIN SMITH

Infernal War Streaming “Transfigure”

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Polish extreme black/death metallers Infernal War is streaming “Transfigure”, off of Axiom, out April 17, 2015 in Europe and April 21, 2015 in North America via Agonia Records below.

Axiom was recorded, mixed and mastered in No Solace Studio with M. (Mgła/Kriegsmaschine), who also guest appears on the album on vocals. The 11 new songs on Axiom clock in at around 42 minutes. The album cover was created by Mentalporn.

Tracklist:
I. Coronation
II. Militant Hate Church
III. Into Dead Soil
IV. Paradygmat
V. Nihil Prayer
VI. The Parallel Darkness
VII. Transfigure
VIII. Eater Of Hope
IX. Camp 22
X. No Forgiveness
XI. Axiom

On the new material, the band commented:

Axiom is the essence of Infernal War. At the same time, it’s not a copy of our previous works. The new material is more mature, diversified and bloody uncompromising. It’s very grim, both musically and lyrically. We have no doubt, that Axiom is our crowning achievement”.

Line-up:
Herr Warcrimer – vocals
Zyklon – guitars
Triumphator – guitars
Godcrusher – bass
Stormblast – drums

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