Tons of Rock 2017 – Saturday with Satyricon, Sabaton, Five Finger Death Punch and more

Satyricon POH 24062017-47Saturday at Tons of Rock came with sun and no rain, but the wind had picked up. The bad thing about this was that the festival had to close down the Huth stage on the highest  point of the fortress. They took no chance of the stage falling over in the wind. With a tight schedule on three stages, this meant an even tighter one on the tent stage. (Photo above: Satyricon)

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Tons of Rock 2017 – Friday with Devin Townsend, Slayer Emperor, Rotting Christ and more

Avatar POH 23062017-07Friday at Tons of Rock was the rainy day. The sky was grey, and it rained a little bit most of the day – not much, but just enough to make you wet. But the crowd didn’t seem to mind that much, and the music was just as good as the first day. So here are the bands I saw on Friday. (Photo above: Johannes Eckerström of Avatar)

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Tons of Rock 2017 – Thursday with Rob Zombie, Entombed A.D., Candlemass, Myrkur, TNT and more

Rob Zombie POH 22062017-34This year is the fourth Tons of Rock festival at the Fredriksten festning in Halden, Norway. The festival includes hard rock, heavy metal and all other forms of metal rock. During its existence an amazing line up of big names have played at the festival. This year is no exception, and here are the bands I saw on Thursday. (Photo above: Rob Zombie)

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Norwegian Wood – 25 Year Anniversary in Perfect Surroundings

deLillos 17062017-17After two years the festival moved to the centre of Oslo, to the idyllic Frognerbadet, an outdoor swimming pool with a natural amphi. The festival has had many great artists during the years, and as also been the arena for new and upcoming bands. The last couple of years the festival was near to bankruptcy, but this year there are new owners, and the 25th anniversary festival was held this weekend with a 100% Norwegian band line-up.

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