Blastfest 2016 – Thursday with Gorgoroth, Taake, Dødheimsgaard and more

Gorgoroth © Per Ole HagenAfter Hole In The Sky in Bergen quit in 2012, the new Blastfest festival started in 2014. I attended the festival in 2015, and came back for three days of extreme metal this year. This year the lineup is 100% Norwegian metal, but that doesn’t hinder metal heads from all over the world come to Bergen.Someone told me that 43 nations are present, which shows that metal rock has penetrated the world. (Picture above: Gorgoroth)

Doedheimsgaard © Per Ole HagenDødheimsgaard

Blastfest always starts with a club night Wednesday, before three days at the Verftet venue, with music from three stages almost ten hours each night. Of course, the quality of the bands vary, but generally I am impressed with the precision, the songs and the energy from all of them.

Here are photos of the bands I saw Thursday.

Viper Solfa

Viper Solfa © Per Ole Hagen

Viper Solfa © Per Ole Hagen

Dødheimsgaard

Doedheimsgaard © Per Ole Hagen

Doedheimsgaard © Per Ole Hagen

Taake

Taake © Per Ole Hagen

Taake © Per Ole Hagen

Taake © Per Ole Hagen

Gravdal

Gravdal © Per Ole Hagen

Gravdal © Per Ole Hagen

Virus

Virus © Per Ole Hagen

Virus © Per Ole Hagen

In The Woods

In The Woods © Per Ole HagenIn The Woods © Per Ole Hagen

Gorgoroth

Gorgoroth © Per Ole Hagen

Gorgoroth © Per Ole Hagen

Gorgoroth © Per Ole Hagen

Here are the photos of the artists on Friday.

Here are photos of the artists from Saturday.

All photos are © Per Ole Hagen and must not be used without written permission.

3 thoughts on “Blastfest 2016 – Thursday with Gorgoroth, Taake, Dødheimsgaard and more

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