Norway's Blastfest has been forced to cancel the appearance of controversial French Nationalist band Peste Noire after threats from French "antifa" organisations. Blastfest held out for as long as they were able, but were eventually backed into a corner - cancel one act or cancel the entire festival as partners / sponsors would walk away … Continue reading Blastfest cancel Peste Noire appearance, Horna step down in support
Another bunch of tour dates and announcements, including news of a rather juicy support slot... Blues Pills / Kadavar Fresh from playing a triumphant set at last weekend's Download Festival, Berlin-based trio Kadavar have announced they will head back to the UK this Autumn as Special Guests to Blues Pills on all UK & European dates. Tickets … Continue reading Tour News Roundup: Blues Pills / Kadavar, UK Tech-Fest, Palace, Blastfest 2017
Last night saw the intimate launch of the third edition of Blastfest at Bergen Norway's infamous Garage, featuring excellent performances from each and every band including Chrome Division and Mistur. Today the event moves on to a much larger venue, USF Verftet for the remainder of the festival which will host bands such as Gorgoroth, … Continue reading Watch BlastFest live online!
It's been months in the making but the schedule for Blastfest 2016 is complete! Now in its third year, the Bergen festival has not only put together yet another incredible lineup, but also one in which will be a one time only celebration of their national metal scene, one of the most influential countries in … Continue reading Blastfest finalise line-up and announce day schedule
Norway's Blastfest made a special announcement a few months back that it will be celebrating its national metal scene by boasting a 100% Norwegian lineup and having already announced acts such as Abbath, Green Carnation, Ihsahn, Ancient and Gorgoroth, the festival has now announced another wave of bands that will be appearing at the festival … Continue reading Blastfest announces another bunch of bands for 2016
Blastfest 2016 will be celebrating its national metal scene and will boast a lineup that will be 100% Norwegian. Has that even been done before? It's hard to imagine how when the first ever Blastfest took place in Bergen in 2014 organisers were going to beat the lineup that had been assembled. But, 2015 smashed … Continue reading Blastfest 2016 (is this the first 2016 festival announcement?)