Order With Pure Fucking Armageddon in Oslo

Order © Per Ole HagenOrder is a new Norwegian black metal band, but playing old school metal. The band started out in 2013, but the members have a long history from the Norwegian black metal scene. Earlier this year they played the Inferno Festival, and last night they played at Blå, one of the best clubs in Oslo. (Picture above: Messiah from Order)

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Black Metal in His Majesty’s Service

Order © Per Ole HagenBlack metal has always existed outside of the established culture, both by choice and also from lack of acceptance. So also in Norway, until four years ago, when our Department of Foreign Affairs started educating their aspirants in black metal history, acknowledging the international reputation of Norwegian black metal. Since then the aspirants have got a yearly lecture one black metal, and this year it happened as a road trip with a twist. (Picture above: Order in the cowshed)

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R.I.P Rene Jansen

Order © Per Ole HagenThis summer I had an experience to remember, presenting a photo exhibition in Warsaw. The exhibition, Norwegian Metal in Concert, was hosted by the Norwegian embassy in Warsaw, and staged at the rock club Club Progresja. As part of the package, the Norwegian black metal band Order played at the exhibition. on Friday the band played in their bass player, Rene Jansen’s funeral. R.I.P Rene.

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Satyricon – from Russia to Raade

Satyricon © Per Ole HagenI recently saw Satyricon at the Norwegian Opera, playing with the Norwegian Opera Choir. The concert was sold out and got great reviews.  Since then Satyricon have started a European tour that lasts until Christmas. Yesterday night they played a local festival in Raade, south of Oslo, and two days before they played in Sibir in Russia.

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