About Per Ole Hagen

Avid concert photographer and music journalist. Works with Music IP management at the Norwegian Brodcasting System (NRK).

Inferno Metal Festival 2019 – Sunday with Opeth, 1349, Carach Angren and more

1349 21042019-07The last day at the Inferno Metal Festival 2019 had a good variety of music styles. Prog metal from Opeth, black metal with lots of pyro from 1349, symphonic black metal from Carach Angren, epic black metal from Cult of Fire and blackened death metal from Archgoat. (Photo above: Ravn from 1349)

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Inferno Metal Festival 2019 – Saturday with Bloodbath, Taake, Gaahls Wyrd and more

Bloodbath 20042019-05Saturday at the Inferno International Metal Festival had mostly Nordic bands on the Rockefeller stage. Norwegian bands Gaahls Wyrd, Taake, Impaled Nazarene from Finland plus Bloodbath from Sweden, and Der Weg Einer Freiheit from Germany. (Photo above: Old Nick Holmes from Bloodbath)

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Inferno Metal Festival 2019 – Friday with Hypocrisy, Tribulation, MGLA and more

Tribulation 19042019-03Friday at the Inferno Metal Festival had less symphonic and more black and death metal than the first day. This day was also the only day of the festival where there were still a few tickets left when the doors opened at 4 PM, but after a few hours the night was sold out, like the rest of the days. (Photo above: Jonathan Hultén from Tribulation)

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Inferno Metal Festival 2019 – Thursday with Dimmu Borgir, Witchcraft, Svarttjern and more

Dimmu Borgir 18042019-37The yearly Black Easter event, The Inferno Metal Festival, is on in Oslo. It started yesterday, with the first of four full concert nights at the Rockefeller Music Hall with bands playing on two stages for almost two thousand fans from all over the world. The headliner the first night was Dimmu Borgir.

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SXSW 2019 – Nothing Stays The Same, The Film About The Saxon Pub

NOTHING STAYS THE SAME - The ResentmentsThis year I have attended Music and Film at SXSW. And the film I really liked, was Nothing Stays The Same, the film that tells  story  of one of the best music  venues in Austin, the Saxon Pub, and how it has been threatened by the ever growing demand on land to build condos. This threat is definitely a real one, and unfortunately it concerns a lot of the clubs in town. (Photo above: The Resentments at the Saxon Pub)

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Leeann’s Barndance 2019 – The Very Very Best Ever?

Darling West 17032019-07I said that the 2015 Barn Dance may have been the best post SXSW Barn Dance ever, but after yesterday’s event I may have to moderate this. Yesterday didn’t have the warmest weather, but it was around 70 F, and it was probably the biggest crowd I have ever seen there. On top of that everyone seemed super happy. Photo above: Darling  West and Leeann Atherton)

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SXSW 2019 – Saturday with Hayes Carll, Ben Dickey, The Iguanas and more

Ben Dickey 16032019-02The last day of SXSW 2019 I spent seeing the excellent film Nothing Stays The Same in the afternoon, before walking over to South Congress and the Bloodshot Records party behind The Yard Dog. After dinner I went  to The Continental Club to see the bands there.  To me this was the perfect closing to a hectic and successful SXSW. Photo above: Ben Dickey)

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SXSW 2019 – Friday with Steve Earle, Darling West, Seratones and more

Robert Ellis 15032019-02Friday night at SXSW I decided to go and stay the whole night at the Mohawk before going over to The Driskill  for  Darling West. I have actually never been to the Mohawk before, and with both father and son Earle, Steve and Justin Townes, it was an easy choice.  (Photo above: Robert Ellis)

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Luck Reunion With Willie Nelson, Lukas Nelson, Steve Earl, Mavis Staples and more

Willie Nelson 14032019-09Every year for some years Willie Nelson has had his own festival at his ranch, Luck, called Luck Reunion. This year was my first, and what a day it was. Sunny weather, lats of great bands, friendly people, and if you wanted to, you could but some of Willie’s Reserve for your own pleasure. (Photo above: Willie Nelson)

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SXSW 2019 – Wednesday With Edie Brickell, The Waco Brothers and more

Waco Brothers 13032019-14The first full SXSW night of showcases kicked off with almost 500 bands showcasing their music at close to one hundred venues. Since Edie Brickell was playing an eleven o’clock gig, I chose to go there early to be sure to get in. That also meant that I saw two bands before her that I have never heard before, nor knew anything about. (Photo above: The Waco Brothers)

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