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'BLASTFEST (2017) - Bergen Norway, 22nd -25th February 2017' Announces More Bands, Day Schedule, And Club Show & Hotel


In the heart of winter, in the shadows of the mountains and in one of the most renowned for metal and beautiful cities in the world, Blastfest takes place on next February in Bergen, Norway. The four day festival runs from 22nd to 25th February 2017, and since this year’s one time only celebration of the Norwegian metal scene, which featured the likes of Abbath, Gorgoroth, Ihsahn and Green Carnation, there has been a steady stream of band announcements for the next edition of the festival, including an exclusive heavy set from Devin Townsend Project, an exclusive Heaven Shall BurnWhen We Are Gathered set from Marduk, and with more bands including appearances from ex-Bolt Thrower and Benediction members new band Memoriam, Between The Buried and Me, Dying Fetus, Hell, Akercocke and the world debut performance of Phil Anselmo’s new Scour project.

ANNOUNCE MORE BANDS
Now it’s time for some new announcements which brings the festival ever closer to a complete lineup… Elizabeth, Kronos and Sigh!

In conspiracy with Satan, Blastfest presents a little special something! Sweden’s Bathory are by many considered among the very godfathers of the black metal genre. In honour of their three first album releases, members from Gehenna and Throne of Katarsis have gathered to summon the spirit of old with Elizabeth. Yellow goat in your possession or not, this will be an epic return to darkness and evil… Raise your fists, raise the dead!

From France, hails the mighty Kronos! Their crushingly brutal death metal has been likened to that of bands like Blood Red Throne, Prostitute Disfigurement, and the almighty Nile. Insane energy, catchy guitar riffs, frenetic solos, and glorious breakdowns all come together in Kronos’ hymns to the old gods of Greek mythology. It’s going to be one hell of a history lesson!

Infamous Øystein ‘Euronymous’ Aarseth signed the Japanese horde of Sigh back in the early days of the second wave of black metal. Their album Scorn Defeat from March 1993 was actually one of the only nine releases on Aarseth’s label, Deathlike Silence Productions, before he was murdered in August of the very same year. Since then Sigh have kept on releasing one quality album after the other, with one of their career highs being Graveward of 2015. As much as the band started out as a pure black metal band, they have evolved constantly through the years, and have produced some of the most innovative and creative music in the extreme metal genre, never limiting their expression. The band has never feared the inclusion of classic rock, jazz, psychedelia, classical music, or other musical elements, and have always been pushing the boundaries of artistic expression. Having never played in Bergen before, everyone should look forward to seeing them at such a historical metal location! Blastfest might have conjured up feelings of scorn in a small group of individuals lately, but that does not equal defeat! Hail horror, hail!

CLUB SHOW AND HOTEL
Going back to the very first incarnation of the festival the first day of the 2017 event, the club show, will be taking place at Hulen. An iconic Bergen venue, Hulen was once an air raid shelter which was converted into a club in the late 60’s and has played host to many acts from the world over. With a lineup including Gehenna, Lucifer’s Child, Abyssic, Aspherium, Overoth and Burning Hatred.   This is an amazing opportunity to witness metal inside a mountain.

As with previous years the official hotel will be the Augustin, book online at www.augustin.no using the booking code BLASTFEST2017 to receive discounted rates.


DAY SCHEDULE
Day schedule and day tickets have now been released, the complete lineup to date can be viewed in the below poster.


BLASTFEST 2017
Bergen, Norway
Hulen (22nd) and USF Verftet (23rd – 25th)

Line-up 
Devin Townsend Project / Scour / Marduk / Hell / Between The Buried And Me / Dying Fetus / Leprous / Hour Of Penance / Angelcorpse / Batushka / Memoriam / Akercocke / Elizabeth / Sigh / HateSphere / Benighted / Blood Red Throne / Gehenna / Ajattara / The Monolith Deathcult / Misþyrming / Torture Killer / Nordjevel / Regarde Les Hommes Tomber / Cut Up / Zhrine / Emptiness / Lucifer’s Child / Auðn / Deluge / IXXI / Kronos / Abyssic / Aspherium / Trident / Beneath / Darkend / Burning Hatred / Avslut / Overoth / Ade / Doomas Plus More TBA

Check out the official Blastfest Spotify playlist!
https://play.spotify.com/user/blastfest2015/playlist/1pH5j0Oe6b6D7HFbxXjYtq

Tickets on sale now (day tickets now available): http://blastfestnorway.no/?page_id=1281



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