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Black metal easter in Oslo with Inferno Festival

By Erlend Buflaten Posted: 22. Mar, 2018

For the 18th time, industry and fans from all over the world gather at Inferno Metal Festival in Oslo

Inferno Metal Festival takes place from March 29. – April 1. in downtown Oslo. Over 35 bands are set to play the four day festival which every year attracts fans from around the world.

The festival has become an institution in the metal scene. Every easter is dedicated to black metal, with up-and-coming bands playing alongside some of the biggest names in the game.

This year’s edition will be headlined by Emperor and Satyricon with 30+ more acts on the bill.

During the day, Inferno Music Conference is held with more than 100 delegates and press attending. The full list of confirmed delegates can be seen here.

Some of the panels this year. See the full list over at Inferno

Thursday 29.3
12:00 – 13:00 Musical Identity: Branding a Festival
What is needed to survive in today’s festival market?

Moderator: Gunnar Sauermann
With Full Force // Roland «Bogo» Ritter (DE)
Eistnaflug // Karl Óttar Pétursson (IS)
Roadburn // Walter Hoijemakers (NL)
Brutal Assault // Tomáš Fiala (CZ)
Midgardsblot // Runa Strindin (NO)

13:15 – 14:00 The Canadian Metal Music Industry
JJ Tartaglia from Boonsdale Records / Skull Fist / Wacken Metal Battle Canada will share his wisdom on the Canadian metal.

14:15 – 15:00 Metal Music Promotion: Key steps
Whether you’re a brand new musician establishing yourself, or an already established band with a dedicated fan base, there is one thing that love it or hate it, all musicians will have to do. Marketing your music.

Moderator: Pål Dimmen // Music Norway
Jerry Graham // Jerry Graham Publicity (USA)
Jonathan Seltzer // Metal Hammer (UK)
Beckyl Laverty // Pioneere Music Press (UK)
Andy Farrow // Norhern Music (UK)

16:00 – 17:30 Leiligheten @ Rockefeller – Delegate lounge

Friday 30.3
12:00 – 13:15 Globalization in the live Metal music industry
What happens when international booking agencies all of a sudden start to book concerts and festivals in your country, in a territory that more or less used to be booked by the people that lived there?

Moderator: Pål Dimmen // Music Norway
Roman Alexander Hödl // Vienna / Eindhoven Metal Meeting (AT)
JJ Tartaglia // Boonsdale Records (CA)
Luuk Van Gestel // Doomstar Bookings (NL)
Tomáš Fiala // Brutal Assault (CZ)
Walter Hoeijmakers // Roadburn (NL)


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