Norway’s Blastfest has just unveiled another seven great reasons why you need to book the 19th – 21st of February 2015 off work.
Today the festival organisers announce the addition of seven more bands to the billing including Finnish folk metal upstarts Finntroll, melodic black metal sextet Moonsorrow and Ireland’s men of myth Primordial
The Bergen festival is only in its second year and after having already announced acts such as At The Gates, Decapitated, Rotting Christ, Destruction and Asphyx amongst others and with more yet to come, it’s fair to say that Blastfest is already offering one of the finest extreme metal line-ups of 2015.
In their spare time we at Blastfest like to pursue our native Norwegian interest of troll hunting. This led us deep into the woods of Finland, where we picked up quite the collection of healthy specimens. In February 2015 we’ll present them to you, on stage, under the moniker of Finntroll. Yes, the Finns are indeed booked and ready to wreak havoc with their extreme folk metal!
We witnessed them laying Beyond The Gates festival in ruins, and we have seen them do amazing performances earlier, so we figured we’d invite them back to Bergen once again. Yupp, we’ve gotten hold of the mighty and epic Primordial for you! They will surely spirit the earth aflame with yet another of their absolutely brilliant performances.
Yet another Finnish act!? Don’t mind if we do! They have never been to Bergen before, and we know they have quite a following over here as well, so we invited Moonsorrow to introduce their brand of pagan/folk- black metal. We have no idea what all those album titles translate to, but we know that the band are poised and ready to deliver you with the goods. Keep your Minttu bottle close and your spirits high!
Yes, we do indeed feel sorry for the death metal fanatic. Thus, we are continuing our line of classic death metal bands for the lineup, to ease whatever emotional distress the aforementioned group might struggle with. We have managed to get hold of the classic German band Morgoth. This will be their very first appearance on stage in Bergen!
There’s no complete lineup without the inclusion of some up-and-coming acts. Since we have already been picking up Finnish acts en masse, we thought that we could very well add yet another one to Blastfest 2015. Crib45 is a sludge metal/post-hardcore act with a great promise of making an impact in the metal scene. We are proud to welcome them as part of the Blastfest 2015 edition.
According to themselves, these guys are set on totally annihilating Blastfest 2015. They promise an utterly dark and psychotic delivery of the brilliant material that constitutes their hitherto two album releases. We are talking about Tortorum, the crazy bunch comprised of members hailing from such acclaimed acts as Aeternus, Gorgoroth, Dead To This World, Vulture Industries and Gravdal. Be prepared for an onslaught, or stay at home!
Forged in the fiery pits of hell, and expanding our black metal community outreach program, we present you with the Norwegian black metallers in Djevelkult.