INFERNO FESTIVAL // BLACK METAL BUS SIGHTSEEING 2024
The Black Metal Bus sightseeing with Anders Odden is back! NEW ROUTING 2024
A trip through some of the places that marked the beginning of the legend that became NORWEGIAN BLACK METAL.
Conducted by Anders Odden (Cadaver, Celtic Frost, Order)
For the normal music fan the story of Norwegian black metal is essencially something about murder, suicide and church fires. Between 1991 and 1993 many of the most important events in this dark chapter in Norwegian music history took place in Oslo and we have put together a field trip to the sights that takes you back in time.
In the beginning there is always someone that does something new and then gets people to follow a new vision. Through his record store, Helvete, and his band, Mayhem, Øystein Aarseth aka Euronymous became the key person. He inspired and promoted all the early bands in the early Norwegian metal scene such as Emperor, Darkthrone, Immortal, Burzum etc.
He was subsequently killed by the infamous leader of Burzum, Varg Vikernes aka Count Grishnack, in his apartment on the 10th of August 1993 after a whole year of turmoil in the growing but obscure underground scene of Oslo and Bergen alike.
This date marked the end of an era and the small scene that until then was totally unknown to the public was in the tabloid media and made headlines far outside Norway.
Anders Odden formed his first black metal band, Slaught, in 1986 after attending a rehearsal with Mayhem at the age of 14. He was one of the pioneers in the infancy of the Norwegian scene dealing with tape trading, organizing of concerts and creating more and more extreme music on his own. He formed Cadaver in 1988 and released the first Norwegian death metal album on Earache Records in 1990. His band played shows with Darkthrone, Mayhem, Old Funeral and many more bands of what would become the Norwegian black metal scene in the beginning. This field trip has exclusive anecdotes and personal memories of the early life of the scene from someone who was there.
BLACK METAL BUS SIGHTSEEING – A FIELD TRIP THROUGH NORWEGIAN BLACK METAL
12:00 Departure The Hub, Inferno Festival hotel.
12:30 Langhus station – Photo op – Those who know knows
13:30 Visit to NESEBLOD RECORDS the site of “HELVETE” 1991-1993
15:00 Holmenkollen Kapell, re-done after church-fire 23rd of August 1992