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Last night saw the intimate launch of the third edition of Blastfest at Bergen Norway's infamous Garage, featuring excellent performances from each and every band including Chrome Division and Mistur.
Today the event moves on to a much larger venue, USF Verftet for the remainder of the festival which will host bands such as Gorgoroth, Ihsahn, Abbath and many more in 'A One Time Only Celebration Of The Norwegian Metal Scene'!
With such an amazing celebration, and yet so many people across the world not being able to attend, Blastfest are now coming to you via an online live stream! Although it's not the same as being in Bergen and experiencing the festival first hand, at least you can now experience a part of it.
Stream the festival live right here (direct link at this location):
Blastfest 2016 will be celebrating its national metal scene and will boast a lineup that will be 100% Norwegian.
Just hours after the final note rang out across the venue at Blastfest 2015, the organizers were brainstorming ideas for the third edition of the festival and here we are, a brand new concept: a one time only celebration of the Norwegian metal scene.
The 2016 editions will feature the triumphant return of the long-defunct Ancient, as well as other Norwegian luminaries such as Ihsahn and Tristania. The currently announced lineup (with more coming) is as follows:
In The Woods
Fan filmed video footage has been posted online of Red Harvest performing the song "Beyond the End" during their show in Oslo's Spacebunker on October 24th, 2009. The video clip can be viewed below. More...
Indie Recordings has released a free compilation, entitled "Christmas Carnage Vol. 1," for download. "Christmas Carnage Vol. 1" contains 14 tracks of metal with songs by Satyricon, Enslaved, Keep Of Kalessin, Audrey Horne, Stonegard and more, and will be available from December 24th to January 1, 2009. The entire album will be streamed in the player, and next to it you can choose to download either a package with mp3s or one with all the songs in lossless format. The downloads include complete artwork for the CD as well.
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, RED HARVEST and GRAVE have been confirmed for have been confirmed for this year's edition of the Party.San Open Air festival, set to take place August 9-11, 2007 in Bad Berka, Germany. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): More...
Season of Mist have just uploaded 2 songs to their website, from their February 19th releases - namely RED HARVEST "A greater Darkness" and WATAIN "Sworn to the Dark." You can download them here:
Red Harvest's "A Greater Darkness" will be released February 19th, 2007. For this occasion Red Harvest will give a release party at Club Maiden in Oslo (NO) on February 23rd. To make this party stand out, the band will play the entire "A Greater Darkness" album live that evening. And after a short break there'll be time for some 'oldies but goldies'.
Norwegian industrial extreme metallers RED HARVEST are releasing their "Harvest Bloody Harvest" DVD on September 18th via Soulfood. The DVD comes in a limited deluxe metal box. Here is an excerpt from the press release: "Filmed at the Sonic Solstice festival in Oslo in 2005, the band’s pummeling set is a faithful account of live endurance and exhilaration. Red Harvest pull no punches with Ofu Kahn (vocals, guitars) and his crew steering their dark vessel through a 50-minute odyssey featuring crushing slabs of austere and glacial soundscapes."
The tracklist is as follows: 'Fall Of Fate', 'Mekanizm', 'GodTech', 'Cybernaut', 'Absolut Dunkelheit', 'Junk-O-Rama', 'Teknocrate', 'I.P.P.', 'Cold Dark Matter', 'A.E.P.', 'Beyond The End'.
The DVD also includes: exclusive rehearsal footage prior to the gig, 'Wounds' video from 1994, 'The Burning Wheel' video from 1996 and 'Sick Transit Gloria Mundi' video from 2003.
Toxic Waste Dump Bootleg Section: 'Dead Men Don't Rape' (GGFH cover version), 'Death In Cyborg Jam' from the 'Sick Transit Gloria Mundi' release party in Oslo in 2002, 'Acid' performed at Jessheim in 1990 and 'Mekanizm' performed at With Full Force 2005.
SUSPERIA (ex Dimmu Borgir, Satyricon) have joined forces with fellow Norwegians RED HARVEST and GRIMFIST for a heavyweight package that is set to hit the UK for a short tour in October 2006. Joining the bands for the tour will be SLIT from Malta who have in their ranks Omar Grech from Beheaded.
Dates confirmed for "The Eternal Anger Tour" are Nottingham - Rock City on October 12th, London - The Underworld on October 13th, Bradford - Rio on October 14th, Glasgow - Cathouse 15th and Dudley - JB's on October 16th. Check with venues for age restrictions. Tickets for all shows are available through the usual outlets.
RED HARVEST's DVD "Harvest Bloody Harvest", out on September 18th, 2006. The DVD, which comes in a limited deluxe metal box, shows their concert at the Rockefeller Music Hall, Oslo (NO), shot last year, and many bonus materials.
RED HARVEST are currently working on their upcoming album that will be released through Season of Mist, early 2007.
Susperia, Red Harvest, Grimfist, and Slit will tour the UK together briefly in October. Here are the tour dates:
10/12 Nottingham @ Rock City
10/13 London @ Camden Underworld
10/14 Bradford @ Rio
10/15 Glasgow @ Cathouse
10/16 Dudley @ JB's
Season of Mist has had to postpone the releases of 4 out of 5 special deluxe Metalpak DVDs. These are:
ARCTURUS "Shipwrecked in Oslo"
CONFESSOR "Live in Oslo"
RED HARVEST "Harvest Bloody Harvest"
TSJUDER "Norwegian Apocalypse"
The first deluxe Metalpak DVD, MACABRE's "Tales of Slaughter and Slaying", will come out on July 17th.
Norwegian legends MAYHEM have been confirmed for the Gates of Metal festival, set to take place August 4-5 at at Folkets Park in Hultsfred, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET
Around 16 bands will perform over the course of the two days, with a total of 5,000 tickets available, priced at 666 SEK.
Season of Mist is about to release several DVD's filmed at the Sonic Solstice festival that took place in Olso, Norway, last September. One of the those bands is RED HARVEST. "We have agreed to release the entire gig that we recorded in September 2005 on DVD", the guys say. "The gig was filmed at Rockefeller Music Hall in Oslo with a professional film team with twelve cameras. The mixing of the sound has already started, and the clipping of the visual part is almost done. So, soon we'll be back with full tracklist, title, release date and stuff. We believe it will be out before the summer. We are also busy looking for cool clips and interesting things to put on the DVD as extra material. Hopefully we have some real goodies up our sleeves that you all will find interesting."
Videos of the complete live performances by ARCTURUS, TSJUDER, RED HARVEST and CONFESSOR from the Sonic Solstice festival on September 24, 2005 at Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway were previously made available for streaming and download at Gigs.no.
RED HARVEST will enter Multimono studio in June to begin recording their new album for a late 2006 release via Season of Mist. "At the moment we are working on new songs and the pre-production for the album", the band explains. "We will try to keep you updated with song titles and stuff when it is ready."
High-quality videos of the complete live performances by ARCTURUS, TSJUDER, RED HARVEST and CONFESSOR, recorded at this year's Sonic Solstice festival, which took place on September 24, 2005 at Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway, have been made available for streaming and download at Gigs.no. The set times are as follows:
ARCTURUS - 1 hour 31 minutes
TSJUDER - 53 minutes
RED HARVEST - 52 minutes
CONFESSOR - 1 hour
Kurt Gronbech from Gigs.no commented in a statement: "We are very excited about being able to offer these videos for download, and are very pleased to have the backing of Season of Mist, who, [being] so foresighted, are exploring new and exciting distribution methods."
Gigs.no is run by Legio Media (www.legiomedia.com), a provider of secure digital distribution solutions for the music industry.
Susperia have received a nomination for best album in the 'Metal' category of the respected Norwegian Alarm Awards, which will take place in Oslo, Norway on Saturday 5th February 2005. The band have been recognised for their acclaimed 'Unlimited' album, which was released last year through the TABU label in Europe and Candlelight in the USA. The recording fast became a firm favourite with both media and fans around the world. Susperia are one of five nominees for the 'Metal' award alongside Mayhem, Enslaved, Red Harvest and Khold. Voting is open to the public and votes can be made at http://www.alarmweb.org/2005/nyheter/index-05metal.html
The band are currently working on a new video for the song 'Devil May Care'. The video is set to incorporate live footage from their recent tours and is expected to be completed shortly.
Susperia have lined up their first live shows of 2005, at the Hamar Metal Festival which takes place at the Hydranten in Hamar, Norway on Friday 25th Feb 2005 and at Horten Scene 37 on Friday 1st April 2005. The Horten show has been arranged, to make up for the bands' non appearance at the venue on last years 'Unlimited Grudge' tour. They had to cancel their performance at the time, due to vocalist Athera losing his voice.
Arcturus and Mantas are the first two bands officially confirmed for next year's Infermo Festival, which will be happening on March 24-25 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Norway.
The next two bands will be announced on December 24. Also, a kick- off party is to be held on January 27th at the Underworld in London. Bands performing live will be Arcturus, Enslaved, Red Harvest, Madder Mortem and Grimfist.
Norwegian black/extreme metallers Hades Almighty have been confirmed to headline the first day of the Elements Of Metal Festival, set to take place December 3-4 in Sandefjord, Norway. Red Harvest will be headlining the second day. Also scheduled to perform at the festival are Guardians of Time, Octavia Sperati, Grand Alchemist, Cutthroat, Lucid Fear, V:28, Harm and Arch Nemesis. More information is available at the festival's web site.
In other news, Hades Almighty will appear on Norwegian national TV, on the program "Metal Blender," on Thursday, November 11 on NRK2.
Hades Almighty have uploaded the video for their song "Submission Equals Suicide" at this location (Quicktime).
"Submission Equals Suicide" comes off the group's recently reissued "forgotten classic," "The Pulse of Decay," now available through Dark Essence Records. The group originally released the album in 2001 through Psycho Bitch Records, the label formed by the band's then-management. That resulted in "no distribution," making it virtually impossible for fans to find the album, according to a posting on the group's web site. Now the CD has been re-released with new cover design, three bonus songs and the "Submission Equals Suicide" video.
Formed in 1992, Hades Almighty are currently working on new material for a tentative early 2005 release.
The organizers of Norway's Inferno Metal Festival 2005 will begin selling tickets for next year's event on Monday, November 1. Advance tickets will be sold at the symbolic price of 666 NOK.
The first bands confirmed to play the festival will be revealed on December 1 and December 24. The complete lineup will be announced at the kick-off event at the Underworld in London on January 27. Groups scheduled to perform at the kick-off event include Arcturus, Enslaved, Red Harvest, Grimfist and Madder Mortem. A Norwegian kick-off party will take place two days later (Jan. 29) at John Dee in Oslo. The lineup of groups performing at the Norwegian kick-off event will be announced in December.
Inferno Metal Festival 2005 will take place on March 24-25 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo. A total of 30 bands will be performing at the festival.
Arcturus, Enslaved, Red Harvest, Grimfist and Madder Mortem are the first confirmed bands for the U.K. edition of the Inferno Metal Festival, set to be held on Thursday, January 27, 2005 at The Underworld in Camden.
Commented the festival's organizers, "Inferno Metal Festival's arrangers realize that the international interest has increased with staggering speed and as a result of this we have decided to do an Inferno event in London.
"Since this is an Inferno event, we’ll announce the full festival line-up for 2005 exclusively to the U.K. audience. In Norway this will happen two days later.
"During the day we will in cooperation with Bylarm (Norway's equivalent to 'In the City'), have a press/partner gathering with press-conference, get-together, lots of freebies and more. And of course an eventful musical evening.
"The plan is to make this an annual event, and maybe expand to 2-3 consecutive days, or even different cities."
Candlelight Records today confirms October 5 as the US release date for the new album from Norway's Red Harvest. "Internal Punishment Programs" is the sixth album from the aggro industrialists.
Norwegian Grammy and Alarm Award nominated, Red Harvest have been releasing records near a decade, with much of their material still out of reach of US fans. This, however, has not stopped the accollades this five-piece have received from outlets big and small. Previously working with Relapse (via license from Nocturnal Art Productions), "Internal Punishment Programs" unites, for the first time, the band with Candlelight for the Americas.
Recorded at Subsonic Society Studios in Oslo and mixed by Fredrik Nordstrom, the album is already confirmed for feature story coverage in Metal Maniacs and the newly published Decibel Magazine. It is expected to be a growing and action-intensive year for this talented and highly revered band. A video for album track “Anatomy of the Unknown” has already been filmed and is expected to hit national and regional outlets in mid-October.
Unlike any of their peers, Norway’s Red Harvest truly are in a class unto themselves. More than mixing industrial and the most extreme metal, their music surgically units the two with such precision and intimate detail it is, for lack of better work, staggering. Where Blut Aus Nord (Candlelight, The Work Which Transforms God) travels the outer regions of a similar musical atmosphere thus blurring the dotted line, Red Harvest drive a stake right through it.
Track listing for "Internal Punishment Programs" is confirmed as Anatomy of the Unknown, Fall of Fate, Abstract Morality Junction, Mekanizm, Symbol of Decay, Teknocrate, Synthesize My DNA, Wormz, 4-4-1-8, Internal Punishment Programs.
Read the full article at Digital Metal.