Inferno Metal Festival is one of the biggest metal events in Norway. Inferno has roots in Norwegian black metal, but every year brings bands from around the world to their stages. The festival takes place at two main venues, Rockefeller and John Dee. Additionally, there are plenty of smaller concerts in the bars nearby, a metal music conference, movie screenings, a tattoo convention, and trips around the city. This year’s festival took place over April 6th through 9th.
The second day of Inferno Festival began with HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY, followed by Norwegian black metal ODIUM. Next was another black metal band, DARVAZA. During DARVAZA‘s performance, the audience went completely crazy and DARVAZA’s charismatic vocalist, Björn Erik Holmedahl, had great connection with the audience. DARVAZA was followed by a performance from WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM on the main stage.
However, the performance of the Italian artist LILI REFRAIN made the biggest impression on me that day. I was impressed by her vocal skills and the combination of drums, guitar, synth, and loops, which she used in a real-time. The main bands of that day were GODFLESH and AMORPHIS.
Check out the photo gallery from the second day below…
WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM
Text and photos by Aleksandra Majak