Posteado en Inicio el 8 d-03:00 July d-03:00 2019 por RISE!

Hellbotn Metalfest started up in 2014 in Kolbotn, the Norwegian city where bands like Darkthrone were founded. It’s located approximately twenty minutes by car from Oslo, and it’s the hometown for the organizers of the festival. This year’s edition will take place at Kolben Kulturhus on August 30 and 31 and the lineup features Cadaver, Carpathian Forest, Mysticum, Mork, Nekromantheon, Nocturnal Breed and many others!
We did an interview with the organisers to get to know more about the history of the festival and all the details you want to know.


RISE!: – Tell us a bit about the story of the festival, how did you come up with the idea of starting with Hellbotn Metalfest?

Hellbotn: The idea for the festival came about when we were booking a show with Aura Noir and we started talking about all the cool bands that came from or had members from Kolbotn and the surrounding areas. We quickly agreed that a festival to honor this would be a cool endevour and just went from there.

R!: – How many stages do you have at the festival? Are there bands playing at the same time or is there only one concert at a time?

H: This year we will feature three different stages. All of friday will happen on the same stage, so there will be no concerts going on simultaneously. On Saturday there will be two larger stages, but we will try to make it so that they will feature bands alternately so that one can get to see as many of the bands as possible.
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Concert Reviews: DJEVEL / WHOREDOM RIFE at Blå (Oslo, Norway)

Posteado en Inicio el 3 d-03:00 March d-03:00 2019 por RISE!

DJEVEL / WHOREDOM RIFE at Blå (Oslo, Norway)

Friday, February 22, 2019

by Jorge Patacas


I have been living in Norway for some months now and there’s one thing that has become clear to me. The local scene here is relatively small, but very strong. People really support the Norwegian bands even though there are international shows coming every week and many of them are sold-out.

I’ve noticed that before, but on this Djevel and Whoredom Rife gig there was no doubt that Black Metal is alive and well in its country of origin, and even more so considering that some hours before the show, the organizers announced that it was sold-out.
It all started at 20:00 hs. when Whoredom Rife came out on stage. They are a duet formed in the city of Trondheim in 2014, although they become a quintet when playing live, this time with HBM on vocals, who replaced K.R. since he couldn’t make it that night. HBM who’s also vocalist for Mare, Vemod and Black Majesty, did an amazing job as guest, to the point that someone who was not familiar with the group, could think that he was a permanent member. The setlist was based on songs from their two studio albums to date, “Dommedagskvad” (2017) and “Nid – Hymner av hat” (2018), which were acclaimed and not in vain, since their epic and traditional way of playing Black Metal is very interesting and worthy of being listened to, and they proved it that night with a very intense show where there was almost no pause between the songs. There was no verbal communication with the audience at all, but the music did the talking and the audience responded in a great way. When it comes to the extra musical aspects, all the elements that complement a show of this genre were there, from the corpsepaint to goat skulls placed in the microphone stand and stage lightning that perfectly fit the show.
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Wednesday, January 16 – AMORPHIS / SOILWORK / JINJER / NAILED TO OBSCURITY at Rockefeller (Oslo, Norway)

Posteado en Inicio el 8 d-03:00 January d-03:00 2019 por RISE!


Wednesday, January 16


at Rockefeller

Badstugata 2 (Oslo)

17:30 hs.

Tickets at Ticketmaster: NOK 435 + 35 (service charge)




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