Blastfest Announce Final Bands Including Final Headliner Watain

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The lineup announcements had to come to an end eventually and today Blastfest have revealed the final 3 bands to the main lineup. But that’s not to say what you see on the burgeoning Blastfest poster is all that’s happening. No, no, no, there will be more!

There’s already a lineup that would bring tears to the eyes of even the toughest metalhead with bands such as Demilich, Satyricon, Decapitated, Paradise Lost, At The Gates & Moonsorrow… and just last week a cruise up the Norwegian fjords with live bands was announced as part of the first days festivities. We still have to hear more… the clinics, the stand up comedy, the exhibitions, and lots more have yet to be revealed!

For now, let’s leave this here… Sweden’s Uppsala upstarts, the black metal powerhouse, the entity of its own who released possibly their best work to date just last year with ‘The Hunt’, yes, the mighty Watain have been announced as another Blastfest 2015 headliner. The festival has also welcomed Austria’s sickest death metal export Schrinec Plays Pungent Stench and Bergens blackened deaththrash horde Grimfist.

Watain

Watain

Are you sworn to the black? Well, then you’ll be happy to hear that the final Blastfest headliner for the sophomore edition of the festival will be none other than the Swedish legions of the black light, Watain! Prepare yourself for fire, brimstone, and the real deal; carcasses, blood, foul stench and hatred in abundance. Lawless darkness commence!

Schrinec Plays Pungent Stench

Schrinec Does Pungent Stench

Blastfest bring you a nice little platter of splatter! Schrinec Does Pungent Stench! They will be playing the twisted material from the Austrian cult band’s first three albums. Basically there’s going to be some proper old school death metal coming your way.

Grimfist

Grimfist

Norwegian Grimfist released two highly-acclaimed albums around the turn of the century, and seemed to disappear into obscurity not long after. But lately, they’ve been at it again, flying high the banner of brutality! At Blastfest 2015 they will be doing their first show in eight years with an as-of-yet still undisclosed new lineup. You’re probably in for yet another all-star Norwegian ensemble!

Lineup
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 | Grimfist | 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 | Schrinec Plays Pungent Stench | The Sickening | Tortorum | Tsjuder | Vallenfyre | Watain | Winterfylleth | Wyruz

Check out the Official Blastfest Spotify Playlist
https://play.spotify.com/user/blastfest2015/playlist/6ypvNVdf83asF1VlF5eJWk

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: HERE

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Official Blastfest Spotify Playlist

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Do you feel the countdown to Blastfest dragging on excrutiatingly? Not sure how you’ll manage four more months of waiting and anticipation?

Well, why not crank up the official Spotify Blastfest 2015 playlist on your home stereo, on the job, during your commute, or wherever else you may be? We’ll be updating it regularly for your brutal listening pleasure, and so that you can get familiar with all the amazing bands that will be present for the festival in February. Remember to subscribe, and enjoy!

Check out the Official Blastfest Spotify Playlist
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Blastfest Announce First Day Lineup & Fjord Cruise

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Fancy a cruise on the Norwegian fjords?

Blastfest are doing it in true KVLT style with metal up your sea born asses! Earlier this month the festival organisers announced the addition of an extra day to kick things off a day earlier. We can now reveal that this day will start on Bergen’s finest party boat, Showline, during the day. The ship sets sail at 1pm and rides into the sunset.

 

Four bands have been picked to make it special and there will also be a very special DJ who will entertain revellers on this fine ship. Food and drinks will be available on board and the organisers have promised great surroundings throughout the 5 hour cruise.

Sail the seas where the Vikings left for battle, where medieval kings conquered new lands and where the 2nd World War came to Norway. Dramatic history and beautiful landscapes will now be the setting for METAL!

After the cruise, the ship will dock back in Bergen city where everyone will head over to Bergen’s beloved venue, Garage Bergen, to continue the party with 6 more bands blasting into the night. The festival have confirmed Bergen’s best party band headlining and a hard hitting brutal lineup to make you ‘rock out with your cock out’ when it all comes to an end.

Welcome to ‘the new beginning’, welcome to the fjords, put your Viking helmet on and let’s conquer the seas.

Lineup (Showline – Fjord Cruise)

The 3rd Attempt
Aspherium
Purple Hill Witch
+ 1 TBA

Lineup (Garage Bergen)

Bömbers – The Ultimate Motörhead Tribute
Gehenna
Naer Mataron
Kall
Falloch
The Sickening

Tickets for this event are separate to the main festival days (February 19-21, 2015) and are available here: http://www.billettservice.no/event/440773

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Lineup
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.

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: HERE

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Blastfest Headliner Announced: Satyricon + More

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Yes, you did in fact read that right, Norway’s Satyricon have been announced as the Saturday headliner at Blastfest. And that’s not all! The festival has also announced another 8 bands including 3 of the best from Britain, black metallers Winterfylleth, stoner doom hard rockers Orange Goblin and Falloch from Glasgow, Scotland. The latest announcement also includes Kall, Naer Mataron, Aspherium, Purple Hill Witch, all very much forces of reckoning in their respective fields. Blastfest has also booked its very first covers band, Bergen’s very own Motörhead tribute act Bömbers, whom have been approved by Lemmy Kilmister himself.

It will be cold and it will be extreme! Held in the beautiful city of Bergen, Blastfest is offering one of the, if not thee, finest extreme metal line-ups of 2015. Acts already announced include Paradise Lost, Decapitated, Primordial, Rotting Christ, Destruction and Asphyx with many more yet to be announced.

Satyricon

Satyricon

Have you ever heard the Norwegian national anthem? It goes a little something like this: “Mother north – united we stand (together we walk). Phantom north – I’ll be there when you hunt them down.” Yes indeed, Blastfest will have one of the biggest bands of the early Norwegian black metal scene gracing the stages not only with their presence but as headliners at Blastfest 2015. The mighty Satyricon, grinding away all filth and protecting the wealth of the… elite?

Winterfylleth

Winterfylleth

‘Winterfylleþ’ is the Old English name for the month of October. Have you gotten it yet? We’ll make this one short then: Semantically fitting, Blastfest officially announce that the British black metal band Winterfylleth, will be a part of the 2015 lineup. They will surely bring with them more triumph than threnody.

Orange Goblin

Orange Goblin

The month of October possesses the day known to many as Halloween. On Halloween there are plenty of pumpkins. Pumpkins are usually orange. I’m not sure whether or not there are supposed to be any goblins involved in either October or in Halloween. There’s an Orange Goblin involved in Blastfest 2015 though!

Falloch

Falloch

This up-and-coming Scottish band Falloch recently released an acclaimed piece of post-rock/folk metal. This is surely a band you need to pay attention to.

Kall

Kall

The Swedish soundtrack to depression, of the desperate psychotic kind, would surely include a track by Lifelover. Sadly one of their members, Jonas Bergqvist, passed away in 2011, at a (too) young age. The remaining members of said Lifelover have created a new band, under the name of Kall. We are very proud, and look forward greatly to see them play Bergen for the very first time.

Naer Mataron

Naer Mataron

From Greece hails a black metal juggernaut of the early 90’s, Naer Mataron. They bring with them all the intensity from the old scene to their first ever show on Bergen soil. Heuristics: Hellish. Hellenic. Hellcome to Blastfest 2015!

Aspherium

Aspherium

Hard hitting Norwegian melodic death metal band Aspherium are ready! They have become a household name in the underground scene in latter years, and recently went on tour with both Blood Red Throne and Decapitated. Blastfest 2015 will reunite them all!

Purple Hill Witch

Purple Hill Witch

Old school doom metal fanatic? Then you’ll be pleased to see Purple Hill Witch added to Blastfest 2015! They’ll present you with those tunes in the vein of bands like Black Sabbath and Pentagram. Basically, come my fanatics! No sleep till Bergen!

Bömbers

Bombers

You’re a proper metalhead, right? Then you’re bound to be into Motörhead. Well, Blastfest have gotten hold of a Lemmy-approved Motörhead cover band. Fronting the mighty Bömbers is no other than local black metal legend Abbath of Immortal fame. He is teaming up with his comrades Tore ‘Stud Bronson’ Bratseth (Old Funeral, The Batallion, Studfaust) and Pez to become what is dubbed the ultimate Motörhead tribute band. Bombs away!

Lineup
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 | Tortorum | Tsjuder | Vallenfyre | Winterfylleth | 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: HERE

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Blastfest Is Expanding!

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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 spate 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!

Another 6 Bands Confirmed For Blastfest!

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It was already a lineup bursting at the seams with cream of the crop metal and one with the diversity to leave just about every extreme metal fan salivating at the prospect that such a bill could actually be pulled together. But, with still some stage time available Norway’s Blastfest have just gone and upped the ante once again with the announcement of 6 new bands!

Melodeath heroes Dark Tranquility have joined the ranks alongside Gothenburg brothers At The Gates. Another band to be announced, whose frontman Nick Holmes has been making the headlines recently with the announcement of him joining Bloodbath. It can only be Paradise Lost… need we say any more? Fellow English brethren and NWOBHM upstarts Satan have been announced as have Dead To This World, The Sickening and Byfrost.

The Bergen festival is only in its second year and is creating waves world-wide for offering one of the finest extreme metal line-ups of 2015. Acts already announced include Decapitated, Primordial, Rotting Christ, Destruction and Asphyx amongst others and with more yet to be announced.

Dark Tranquility

Dark Tranquility

Blastfest lay those wonders right at your feet. Yupp, a ticket to this year’s festival may very well be the Freecard you needed to get Therein. Ok. Since you’ve already seen the logo above here, we might as well just stop it with the ridiculous wordplays: Blastfest are proud to welcome Dark Tranquillity to their ever-expanding 2015 lineup. Along with At The Gates this constitutes a Gothenburg alibi, and that is one hell of a good alibi too!

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

“Better to reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven”, John Milton wrote. You might know him as the author of the infamous work called Paradise Lost, from which this quote is taken. Well, whether there will be anyone serving or reigning remains to be seen, we are talking egalitarian Blastfest and Norway here. What seems to be certain though, is that the contemporary British ensemble Paradise Lost will grace Blastfest with their on-stage presence for the festival in 2015. This band is truly one of the pioneers in the doom metal genre, partaking in establishing the subgenre of ‘death-doom’. Forever Failure would be to miss this band playing Bergen for the very first time!

Satan

Satan

What would a proper metal festival be without the inclusion of some good old New Wave Of British Heavy Metal? Well, Blastfest won’t even dignify that with an answer, they simply open the gates yet again, and now unleash Newcastle quintet Satan upon you.

Dead To This World

Dead To This World

To free Dead To This World upon them… Iscariah, of Immortal fame, will bring his hellish minions to spew forth some of the most wicked black thrash Norway has to offer these days, if not ever. What!? You haven’t checked them out yet? Then you better get your ass in gear, because they were not joking around when they named their debut album “First Strike For Spiritual Renewance”. This is truly a band that will eventually rise to a height of fame that matches their musical output. As we eagerly await their sophomore album, Blastfest 2015 will be there, as facilitators… It’s the fucking goatpower! Goatpower now!

The Sickening

The Sickening

Oh, so you thought Norway couldn’t offer some of the more twisted brutal death metal out there? Well, here is the falsification of said assumption. The Sickening is one hell of a brutal band. One might not think that this kind of derangement could be fostered in the very belt-buckle of the Norwegian bible belt, but it sure was. Drag your collection of dead girls along, this is going to be a show for the entire grisly collection of people under your stairs.

Byfrost

Byfrost

Playing a special show at Blastfest with their complete original lineup; introducing Bergen thrashers Byfrost. This concert will be their first since 2011, and boy are we looking forward to once again raise those horns to sky!

Lineup
Alfahanne | Asphyx | At The Gates | Baptism | 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 | Impaled Nazarene | Melechesh | Moonsorrow | Morgoth | Paradise Lost | Primordial | Rotting Christ | Samael | Sarke | Sarkom | Satan | Saturnus | The Sickening | Tortorum | Tsjuder | Vallenfyre + more yet to be announced.

Blastfest will be held 19-21st February 2015 in Bergen, Norway.

3 Days | 3 Venues | 40 Bands | Exhibitions | Clinics | Stand Up Comedy | Tattoo Convention | Theme DJ’s

Tickets on sale now: HERE

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Blastfest Adds Seven More Bands To The Lineup!

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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 announced 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 Asphyx amongst 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.

Finntroll

Finntroll

In their spare time we at Blastfest like to pursue our native Norwegian interest of troll hunting. This led us deep into the woods of Finland, where we picked up quite the collection of healthy specimens. In February 2015 we’ll present them to you, on stage, under the moniker of Finntroll. Yes, the Finns are indeed booked and ready to wreak havoc with their extreme folk metal!

Primordial

Primordial

We witnessed them laying Beyond The Gates festival in ruins, and we have seen them do amazing performances earlier, so we figured we’d invite them back to Bergen once again. Yupp, we’ve gotten hold of the mighty and epic Primordial for you! They will surely spirit the earth aflame with yet another of their absolutely brilliant performances.

Moonsorrow

Moonsorrow

Yet another Finnish act!? Don’t mind if we do! They have never been to Bergen before, and we know they have quite a following over here as well, so we invited Moonsorrow to introduce their brand of pagan/folk- black metal. We have no idea what all those album titles translate to, but we know that the band are poised and ready to deliver you with the goods. Keep your Minttu bottle close and your spirits high!

Morgoth

Morgoth

Yes, we do indeed feel sorry for the death metal fanatic. Thus, we are continuing our line of classic death metal bands for the lineup, to ease whatever emotional distress the aforementioned group might struggle with. We have managed to get hold of the classic German band Morgoth. This will be their very first appearance on stage in Bergen!

Crib45

Crib45

There’s no complete lineup without the inclusion of some up-and-coming acts. Since we have already been picking up Finnish acts en masse, we thought that we could very well add yet another one to Blastfest 2015. Crib45 is a sludge metal/post-hardcore act with a great promise of making an impact in the metal scene. We are proud to welcome them as part of the Blastfest 2015 edition.

Tortorum

Tortorum

According to themselves, these guys are set on totally annihilating Blastfest 2015. They promise an utterly dark and psychotic delivery of the brilliant material that constitutes their hitherto two album releases. We are talking about Tortorum, the crazy bunch comprised of members hailing from such acclaimed acts as Aeternus, Gorgoroth, Dead To This World, Vulture Industries and Gravdal. Be prepared for an onslaught, or stay at home!

Djevelkult

Djevelkult

Forged in the fiery pits of hell, and expanding our black metal community outreach program, we present you with the Norwegian black metallers in Djevelkult.

Lineup
Alfahanne | Asphyx | At The Gates | Baptism | Bolzer | Borknagar | Craft | Crib45 | Cryptopsy | Dark Funeral | Decapitated | Demilich | Den Saakaldte | Djevelkult | Destroyer 666 | Destruction | Endstille | Esoteric | Finntroll | Impaled Nazarene | Melechesh | Moonsorrow | Morgoth | Primordial | Rotting Christ | Samael | Sarke | Sarkom | Saturnus | Tortorum | Tsjuder | Vallenfyre + more yet to be announced.

Blastfest will be held 19-21st February 2015 in Bergen, Norway.

3 Days | 3 Venues | 40 Bands | Exhibitions | Clinics | Stand Up Comedy | Tattoo Convention | Theme DJ’s

Tickets on sale now: HERE

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At The Gates, Dark Funeral, Rotting Christ & More Announced For Blastfest 2015

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Bergen, Norway, former home of the legendary Hole In The Sky Festival and considered thee black metal capital of the world, is now just under 6 months away from seeing a total extreme metal annihilation!

The second edition of Bergen’s new indoor metal festival, Blastfest, has already been launched with a remarkable lineup. The 2015 lineup includes the brutal force of Poland’s own Decapitated, Swedish black metal legends, whom will perform their 2nd show ever, Craft, the Canadian death institution of Cryptopsy and Finnish black metal kings, Impaled Nazarene, to name a few. With still 20 more bands to come, we are proud to announce the following 8 more bands to be added to the lineup of Blastfest 2015!

At The Gates

At The Gates

Nu jävlar, nu kör vi! There are seminal metal acts, and then there are those that stand out as so influential that they codify whole new genres, with themselves at the forefront. At The Gates is one of those bands. This iconic Swedish band were godfathers of the world-renown genre often referred to as Gothenburg-metal, a special form of melodic death metal with a ferocious intensity. They paved the way for what would become a total Swedish dominance in this particular style, inspiring bands like In Flames, Dark Tranquillity, Arch Enemy, Soilwork and The Haunted. This year, we at Blastfest are lucky enough to have them headline one of our festival days! The rain in the sky is ours, and the red in the eye will be yours, as you are blinded by fear!

Dark Funeral

Dark Funeral

Not content to just keep our youth in school and off drugs, this band kicked off the term of the millennium with their own public service campaign entitled, “Teach Children to Worship Satan.” Blastfest is hereby honored to welcome the ineffable kings of darkness, Dark Funeral, to the roster! Back with a new lineup showcasing their new vocalist, they will be presenting us with a host of black metal classics. Along with Marduk, this is one of thee top Swedish bands of the second wave of black metal, and we’re looking forward to their first ever Blastfest appearance! Open the gates… Sataaaaaaan!

Rotting Christ

Rotting Christ

Thy Mighty Contract has been signed! From Greece there comes a giant in black metal, one of the bands that shaped the 90’s black metal scene, that has also stayed on top of their game ever since, refreshing and reinventing their sound repeatedly over the years. We are of course talking about the bombastic and legendary Rotting Christ, the band that famously got Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine’s panties in a twist!

Demilich

Demilich

Only death is real. Trve believers. Trve kvlt. Whatever ridiculous slogan you prefer, we cater to it. This time around, we bring you the legendary death metal outfit, widely known amongst connoisseurs of the genre … the mighty Demilich! This will be the band’s first performance outside of Finland in decades. Don’t get burdened with the uncontrollable regret of missing it!

Sarke

Sarke

Yet another supergroup, consisting of Norwegian legendaries from bands like Darkthrone, Khold, Tulus, Borknagar, Dimmu Borgir, Susperia, Satyricon, Old Man’s Child… Well, we could pretty much namedrop associated acts until we went out of breath. Fronted by black metal legend Nocturno Culto, Sarke will deliver us stories of drunken priests and general pessimism and misanthropy. You’re neither too old, nor too cold for these self-proclaimed frost junkies!

Destruction

Destruction

The butcher strikes back! Yupp, we’re talking teutonic thrash legend here, we’re talking Destruction! Ever since the early 80’s these guys have been in the forefront of the thash metal scene, not to speak of all the bands they have inspired over the years. There’s hardly a Norwegian black metal head out there that hasn’t in one way or the other been influenced by these Germans.

Saturnus

Saturnus

Christ Goodbye, Bergen, Hello! The one and only Saturnus, one of the finest metal acts to ever come out of Denmark, will be with us for this year’s Blastfest! Their unique mixture of guttural growls, softly spoken passages, and clean vocals with tear-jerking melodies and truly heavy guitar riffs create some of the finest doom metal there is to hear. This is their first-ever performance in Bergen, and promises not to disappoint!

Borknagar

Borknagar

What would a metal festival in Bergen be without the addition of some local flavor? To our luck, the city just happens to be swarming with great metal acts, and one that seldom performs in their own city has agreed to celebrate their 20th anniversary at Blastfest in 2015: none other than Bergen veterans Borknagar! It´s been more then 10 years since their last performance here, so if you fancy some epic and majestic viking metal, you better get a move on and get your hands on a ticket!

Lineup
At The Gates | Borknagar | Dark Funeral | Destruction | Rotting Christ | Destroyer 666 | Asphyx | Samael | Decapitated | Craft | Sarke | Tsjuder | Impaled Nazarene | Cryptopsy | Vallenfyre | Demilich | Saturnus | Melechesh | Endstille | Esoteric | Baptism | Den Saakaldte | Alfahanne | Bolzer | Sarkom + 20 more yet to be announced.

Blastfest will be held 19-21st February 2015 in Bergen, Norway.

3 Days | 3 Venues | 40 Bands | Exhibitions | Clinics | Stand Up Comedy | Tattoo Convention | Theme DJ’s

Tickets on sale now: HERE

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Blastfest Makes First Round Of Announcements!

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At the peak of the summer festival season, one particular festival has only just begun to make its first announcements. Opting to bring a legion of the worlds finest extreme metal to the masses in the heart of winter, it can only be one such festival we’re talking about…

BLASTFEST!

Held in Bergen, on the beautiful west coast of Norway and filling the gap left in the wake of Hole In The Sky; Blastfest was put firmly on the map when it played host to bands such as Hypocrisy, My Dying Bride, Triptykon, Aborted, Vader, Marduk and many more in February 2014.

Just days after the extremely successful first instalment of Blastfest, 19-21st February 2015 was announced as a day metalheads worldwide should mark in their diary and today we can unveil the first round of band announcements for the festival 2015.

Tsjuder

Tsjuder

Catering to the black metal purists, Tsjuder are the first band to be welcomed to the Blastfest 2015 lineup; a band that still tends to that first blaze in the northern sky!

Craft

Craft

For their debut show in Norway and their second show ever, legendary Swedes Craft have been invited to Bergen and will no doubt turn the earth into a raging blaze with their misanthropic rock and black metal!

Alfahanne

Alfahanne

A second dousing from the other side of the Norwegian/Swedish border; Alfahanne are coming with their amalgamation of punk, black metal and general darkness, alfopocalyptic rock!

Sarkom

Sarkom

Treading further down the already pitch-black path set by the first three bands, Blastfest have delved even further into the darkness with the self-proclaimed doomsday elite, Sarkom! And judging by their most recent album ‘Bestial Supremacy’, they are indeed black metal elite.

Den Saakaldte

Den Saakaldte

With a name drawing on inspiration from eclectic cult group Ved Buens Ende, Den Saakaldte will be present in Bergen for what shapes up to be a pure holocaust for the senses! Mind you, this band is comprised of members that have also been part of stalwart acts like 1349, Naer Mataron, Dødheimsgard, Pantheon I, Nidingr and Koldbrann. Beware!

Asphyx

Asphyx

With all this black metal it of course wouldn’t be a proper Blastfest without some death metal and Blastfest are indeed very keen to provide death… the brutal way! Asphyx, the cult death metallers from The Netherlands will be returning to Bergen for the first time since 2008. Expect classics and top picks from the latest album ‘Deathhammer’!

Impaled Nazarene

Impaled Nazarene

Finnish Armageddon death squad: Impaled Nazarene! Some bands are cult acts, Impaled Nazarene are one of those. They have not set foot in Bergen since their completely crazy performance at Hole in the sky in 2002. Now they are coming back with their original pig rig, goat perversion and motorpenises!

Esoteric

Esoteric

For the first time ever in Bergen: Esoteric, the classic and critically acclaimed UK funeral doom/death metal act will bring their paragon of dissonance to the Western shores of Norway. This will be the perfect soundtrack to the gloom of the Norwegian winter!

Endstille

Endstille

Turning the Stalinorgel to a doomsday major Blastfest will be presenting Endstille! These German black metallers will engage in ‘Operation Wintersturm’ in February, no retreat, no surrender! No capitulation in 2015, not for Blastfest!

Baptism

Baptism

Suomi Finland Perkele! Oh yeah, there will be more Finns added to the 2015 edition of Blastfest. Baptism are coming with their grim arts of melancholy.

Bölzer

Bölzer

Last but not least, in the world of up-and-coming extreme metal acts one such band that should be on everyone’s radar is Bölzer. These Swiss metallers just showcased themselves at Maryland Deathfest, and in February they will be in Bergen!

Blastfest will be held 19-21st February 2015 in Bergen, Norway.

3 Days | 3 Venues | 40 Bands | Exhibitions | Clinics | Stand Up Comedy | Tattoo Convention | Theme DJ’s

Tickets on sale now: HERE

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