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.
I kicked the 3rd day off quite late with SVALBARD, who performed on the John Dee stage. It was my first time seeing SVALBARD and I need to admire how deeply I fell in love with Serena Cherry’s powerful voice. After that, the American band NILE entered the main stage. NILE played songs from various albums that were released over the 30 years of the band’s activity. They was followed by GAEREA’s performance on the John Dee stage and the day ended with WATAIN’s highly anticipated, bloody performance.
Text and photos by Aleksandra Majak