My Favorite Female Live Artists

Ida Jenshus © Per Ole HagenWhen shooting concerts, you develop your own style with likes and dislikes. Personally I have always liked shooting metal and heavy metal bands, because of the spectacular clothes, long hair and hair whips, and the challenging lights. But I have also shot some female artists that I have really liked. (Picture above: Ida Jenshus)

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Highasakite With New Songs

Highasakite © Per Ole HagenHighasakite have in a little more than two years become one of the most exciting Norwegian bands, both on record and live. Their album Silent Treatment from last year won them two awards in the Norwegian Grammy (Spellemannprisen) in January. They have also got deservedly rave reviews for their live shows. Last night they played a sold out show at Sentrum Scene, and tonight they are playing another, also this one totally sold out.

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Behemoth At Inferno 2015

Behemoth © Per Ole HagenThe definitive headliner at Inferno 2015 were Behemot. The Polish band is among the most respected in the world among all black/death metal bands, and their performance at the Inferno Festival was top class. I showed some of the photos I took of them on the report from Thursday at the festival. Here are more photos.

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Enslaved Ruled Inferno

Enslaved © Per Ole HagenEnslaved were one of the headliners of the Inferno festival. You can read more about them  here, listen to their latest album, In Times here, and see photos from earlier concerts with them at Rockefeller in 2013 and at Eidsivablot last September. Here are more pictures of Enslaved from their Inferno concert. (Photo above: Grutle)

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Inferno 2015 – Saturday

Kampfar © Per Ole HagenThe last night of a festival is always special. The fans know it is a year until next time, and ant to do the most of it. On the other hand, there days of partying takes it’s toll, so the energy isn’t always up to expectations. Saturday night was a good night at Inferno, with bands from Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Sweden and Norway. (Photo above: Dolk from Kampfar)

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Inferno 2015 – Friday

Goatwhore © Per Ole HagenFriday night at the Inferno festival had My Dying Bride from the UK and Enslaved fromNorway as their headliners. Before them we also got Egyptian, Finnish, Norwegian and American bands on the two stages, Rockefeller and John Dee. With the highly international audience, this made for a black multi cultural night. (Photo above: Ben Falgoust of Goatwhore) Continue reading

Inferno 2015 – Thursday

Behemoth © Per Ole HagenThe Inferno festival in Oslo is arranged every Easter, from Wednesday through Saturday. The first day is a club day, while the three next are arranged at the Rockefeller Music Hall, plus the smaller venue John Dee in the same building. I started my Inferno Easter on Thursday, and here are the bands I saw. (Photo above: Behemoth)

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