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MetalUnderground.com Sponsors Hammerslag Vinterblot 2006 Extreme Metal Festival

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Metalunderground.com is once again sponsoring Norway's Hammerslag Vinterblot festival for the second year in a row. The festival, which is to take place on December 15 and 16, 2006, is a two-day showcase of extreme black, death and grind metal bands. Sponsorship of the Hammerslag Vinterblot festival fits with Metalunderground.com's mission of promoting underground heavy metal.

The two-day extreme metal festival, in its third year, takes place in Norway's oldest city, Tønsberg (est. 871). Friday night's show will be held at Rivals Rockpub and Saturday's at Eikhallen, a sports arena in Tønsberg. The Hammerslag Vinterblot festival features performances by some of Norway's best as well as underground black metal, death metal, thrash, grindcore and doom metal bands, boasting more than nine confirmed bands including Zyklon, Kampfar, Framferd, Cutthroat, Malsain, Sarkom, Abominat, Dead Man's Hand, and Pandemi with others in negotiation.

"Once again, we're happy to be part of the Hammerslag Festival and bring word of some excellent Norwegian and European extreme metal bands to our predominantly American readership," said Metalunderground.com owner Doug Gibson. "I'm even more excited this year to have a local journalist reporting directly from the festival for Metalunderground.com."

"Promotion of this event to an American audience benefits the Hammerslag Vinterblot Festival, the Norwegian Extreme Metal Scene, and metalheads alike," commented the festival's organizer, Bjørn Almar Rolstad Johansen. "We hope to bring the US and Europe closer together in the metal community so we can share all the great music being made in both continents. This year's festival is a much bigger production than in past years. The festival has outgrown the ancient church where it was held the past two years and has now moved to a bigger venue. We are thrilled that all of the hard work that has been put into Hammerslag is paying off and that this year we will be able to celebrate the darkest time of the year with even more metalheads."

Tickets for the Hammerslag Vinterblot Festival can be purchased at http://www.bilettservice.no/ or at the door.

In the coming weeks leading up to Hammerslag Vinterblot 2007, we'll be posting some interviews with these bands on the bill.

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1. Skript writes:

Damn it would of been good to see some underground extreme bands in an ancient church... mmm evil

# Dec 1, 2006 @ 3:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. zyklon writes:

"Norway's best as well as underground black metal, death metal, thrash, grindcore and doom metal bands, boasting more than nine confirmed bands including Zyklon"

f***ING YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ZYKLON!!!!!!! THE TRUE LEADING METAL BAND OF THIS GENERATION!!!!!!!!!!!!

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3. slayerdisciple writes:

Zyklon kicks f***in ass

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4. ZeroTolerance writes:

^^^^^^^I agree!!!

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5. Cynic writes:

Wow this is really cool, it can be pretty hard to get bands together for these sorts of things so well done.

# Dec 1, 2006 @ 8:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Anti-Satan writes:

Hail Zyklon!!!

f*** evil!!!

f*** hypocrites!!!

lol

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7. Angry Mob Justice writes:

This looks f***ing awesome and yes, Zyklon does kick some major ass.

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8. 6(sic)6 writes:

hehe zyklon.

you gotta love em.

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9. Spirit of the elder gods writes:

Zyklon are awesome for sure however mustard or nerve or methane doesn't quite have the same sinister overtones hence the name Zyklon should have used the "B" as well if you ask me.

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10. Hammerslag Vinterblot! writes:

Here is the latest news from the Hammerslag Vinterblot!


"Hammerslag Vinterblot

The Ekstreme-metalfestival in Tønsberg, Norway is arranged the 3. year on a rowe!

15. & 16. december!

Friday 15. desember:

Place: Rivals Rockpub, Tønsberg, Norway

Lineup:

Dead Mans Hand
Pandemi
Abominat

CC: 50 NOK! (+- 7 $, 6 EURO, 4 £ etc)
Doors open at 21:00
Minimum age: 20 years. Identification must be shown on request!


Saturday 16. december: The main event!

Place: Eikhallen, Tønsberg/Eik, Norway

Zyklon
Kampfar
Sarkom
Malsain
Cutthroat
Framferd

CC: 280 NOK! (+- 33 EURO, 44 $, 22 £, etc)
Doors open at 20:00
Minimum age: 18 years - Identification must be shown on request!


Buy your tickets at: www.ticketmaster.no


Please check www.hammerslagfestival.net for more info about travel,hotels faq...


Hammerslag Vinterblot 2006 - www.hammerslagfestival.net

Dark Side of Norway - Booking/management - www.darksideofnorway.com

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11. Hammerslag Vinterblot! writes:

Edit:

The doors at saturdays event open at 18:00!

hehe

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12. metalmayhem writes:

they did use the "B" Spirit of the Elder Gods, however, they were kind of forced to drop it b/c of its obvious connection w/ anti semitism and i dont think trym and samoth wanted their band labled as such (anti semetic) cause that type of thing can kind of pigeon hole a band if they want to sell a few records.......and they do kick f***in ass...

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