Twenty years ago: “O’Nightspirit! I am at one with thee. I am the eternal power. I am the Emperor!”. These are the words from the opening track “Alsvartr (The Oath)” from Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk – and they can make your skin crawl. So it will when the mighty Emperor return to Inferno Metal Festival to perform Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk in its entirety!
Emperor is one of the pioneers of Norwegian black metal and need no further introduction for the Inferno audience. Back in 1997 the band released their second album, Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk. Twenty years ago! Today the album is regarded as one of the best albums ever released from Norway – no matter the genre. Even the metal god himself, Rob Halford, has this album as one of his all-time favorites. Inferno give you one of the very few chances to experience this masterpiece on an intimate indoors stage at Rockefeller during Inferno Metal Festival 2018. This will be one of those rare events that people will talk about for ages to come. Not to be missed!
Inferno Metal Festival is the longest running and most extreme metal festival in Norway and one of the most important extreme metal festivals in the world. 2018 will be the 18th edition of the festival that keeps on growing and for the first time the festival will be located for all four days at Rockefeller Music Halls two stages – Rockefeller & John Dee. The current lineup stands as:
- Carpathian Forest
- Dark Funeral
- Napalm Death
- Fleshgod Apocalypse
- Earth Electric
With more bands still to be announced.
Official Festival Hotel – Scandic St Olavs Plass
For the second year the Scandic St. Olavs Plass is the official festival hotel. Scandic St. Olavs Plass is located in the city center only approximately 10 minutes walk from the festival venue, Rockefeller. The airport express train, Flytoget, from Oslo Airport Gardermoen stops at Nationaltheatret station and is within walking distance of the hotel. Main street Karl Johan and The National Gallery (Nasjonalgalleriet) is just down the street, for shopping and exploring.
The alternative culture house (and previous illegal squat) Blitz is just around the corner – with affordable vegan food and drinks. Basically all main sites are at your feet from this location! The Inferno Music Conference (IMC) will use the main conference facilities at the hotel, Edderkoppen Scene, and there will be metal expo with exhibitions and stands in the spacious lobby area. Join the official vorspiels and nachspiels with DJs in the stylish art deco bar.
During the festival period from 25 March to 2 April, Scandic St. Olavs Plass offers rooms at these rates (early bird festival price available to 1 February 2018):
- Single room: NOK 725,- per night including breakfast
- Double room: NOK 999,- (NOK 499,- each person) per night including breakfast
Booking: https://www.scandichotels.no – choose “Scandic St. Olavs Plass” and add your details. Use booking code: BINF250318
4 day festival pass (29 March -1 April 2018): 2000 NOK (approx £180)