RISE! invited to Inferno Music Conference 2024

RISE!’s editor-in-chief and writer, Jorge Patacas, will be present at the Inferno Music Conference in Oslo, Norway once again in 2024. The conference gathers musicians, media, promoters, managers and other key players in the music industry. There will be panels, Q&As sessions, clinics, etc. RISE! will also be present on this year’s edition of the festival, which features bands such as Dimmu Borgir, Taake, Gorgoroth, Kampfar, Candlemass, Borknagar, Finntroll, Cattle Decapitation and many others.  

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Norwegian folk rock band GÅTE won the national Eurovision final

Folk rock band GÅTE won Melodi Grand Prix 2024, the annual Norwegian music competition that serves as the country’s preselection for the Eurovision Song Contest. Therefore, the band will represent Norway in the contest that will take place in Malmö, Sweden in May. The goth/industrial metal outfit GOTHMINISTER got the fourth place among nine competitors. Below you can see the performance of both bands.    

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RISE! collaborates with Inferno Festival Magazine 2024

Jorge Patacas, editor-in-chief and writer of RISE!, has recently collaborated with the Inferno Festival Magazine 2024 doing interviews with bands that are going to play at the festival such as the melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES, the Norwegian black metal outfit NORDJEVEL and the supergroup VLTIMAS. The other interviews were conducted by Gunnar Sauermann (Metal Hammer), Roy Kristensen (Imhotep / Scream Magazine) and Aleksandra Stasiak. If you are in Oslo, you can find the magazine in places like Rock In, Kniven, Vaterland, Brewgata, Aye Aye Club, Revolver, Katakomben,…

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Interview: FEAR FACTORY

by Jorge Patacas Last February, Fear Factory’s guitarist Dino Cazares announced Milo Silvestro as the new vocalist, and a new era began for the band. Tony Campos (Static-X) on bass and Pete Webber (Havok) on drums complete the current lineup that has been touring non-stop this year. As part of the European leg of the world tour, they performed in Oslo, Norway, where we were able to conduct an interview with Cazares, the band’s only remaining original member, to talk about the new lineup, upcoming music, tours and more!  …

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Interview: GOLDEN CORE

by Jorge Patacas Photos: Storm Drabitius Golden Core is a Norwegian duo formed in 2014 by Simen Jakobsen (guitar) and Johannes Thor Sandal (drums/vocals) when they were kids. Since then, they have been very active mainly on the local scene but also abroad, getting positive comments from both media and fans. Their music is a blend of many different genres, from stoner to black metal, and their lyrics are in Old Norse. “Kosmos Brenner” is the name of their third album that will be released in February 2024 and they’re…

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