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

Shining Is Streaming “X – Varg Utan Flock” Online

Sweden’s Shining will be unleashing X – Varg Utan Flock on Friday, January 5th, via Season Of Mist. What can fans expect? The press release states, “X – Varg Utan Flock is a musical masterpiece far beyond simple genre limitations, and a shining tribute to the achievement that a troubled mind is capable of when driven by a passionate will to excel and overcome.

Over the past few weeks, Shining‘s mastermind Niklas Kvarforth has shared new tracks with the public, and today he’s decided that he wants fans to hear the entire album before its release. Continue reading

Shining Debut New Song – “Svart Ostoppbar Eld”

Sweden’s Shining will be unleashing their forthcoming album, X – Varg Utan Flock, on January 5th via Season Of Mist. What can fans expect? The press release states, “X – Varg Utan Flock is a musical masterpiece far beyond simple genre limitations, and a shining tribute to the achievement that a troubled mind is capable of when driven by a passionate will to excel and overcome.

Shining‘s mastermind Niklas Kvarforth has already shared the ‘Jag Är Din Fiende’ and ‘Gyllene Portanas Bro’ singles with the world, and today another new track has made its way online. Continue reading