Concert Reviews: HJALLARHORN / STILL CRAZY in Reinsvoll, Norway

HJALLARHORN / STILL CRAZY in Reinsvoll, Norway Friday, August 12, 2022 by Jorge Patacas   Garasjefestival is an annual three-day festival with two stages held in the village of Reinsvoll, Norway. Bands like Abyssic, Blodhemn and Crest of Darkness have all played there in the past and this year Mork and Bömbers were part of the lineup as well. The same organizers were also in charge of this concert with two bands held at the same location, but only the small stage was used this time. The first ones to…

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Concert Reviews: BEYOND THE GATES 2022 (Bergen, Norway)

BEYOND THE GATES 2022 (Bergen, Norway) August 2-6, 2022 by Jorge Patacas   Every August, both locals and people from all over the world gather in the city of Bergen in Western Norway to attend Beyond the Gates, one of the best metal festivals in the Scandinavian country. At this point the fans know there’s going to be a good lineup every year, but this time the organizers went a step further when they announced that Grieghallen was going to be one of the venues, besides the usual former sardine…

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Concert Reviews: TONS OF ROCK 2022

TONS OF ROCK 2022 – Ekebergsletta (Oslo, Norway) June 23-25, 2022 by Jorge Patacas Since its inception in 2014, Tons of Rock has become one of the most important rock festivals in Norway and nowadays it’s definitely the biggest one in the country when it comes to this genre. Three years have passed since the last edition and this time a total of 52 countries were represented in the audience and a total of 80.000 tickets were sold over the three days. Since the number of people doubled this year,…

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Interview: WRATH

by Jorge Patacas Wrath is a band from the west coast of Norway that has been around since 2019. They’ve recently released their first EP which contains three songs recorded in the city of Haugesund and is available both online and on cassette. After their very first concert in Oslo, we had the chance to interview Jenny Rudi (vocals/guitar) and Leon Torskangerpoll (bass) to discuss the origins, influences and everything related to their debut. Concert promoter Espen Forsmo from Brenn Alt Booking joined as well to explain the concept behind…

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