Black Metal Bus Sightseeing for IMC delegates
Saturday 8. April 11:30 - 16:00
The Black Metal Bus sightseeing with Anders Odden is back! A trip to the places that marked the beginning of the legend now known as NORWEGIAN BLACK METAL. Conducted by Anders Odden (Cadaver, Celtic Frost, Satyricon, Order). For the ordinary music fan, the story of Norwegian Black Metal is essentially about murder, suicide, and church fires. Between 1991 and 1993, many of the most critical events in this dark chapter in Norwegian music history took place in Oslo.
We have made a field trip to the sights that take you back in time. In the beginning, there is always just one man that starts something new and then gets people to follow his vision. This man was Øystein Aarseth, aka Euronymous. He was the key person in the early Norwegian black metal scene through his record store, Helvete, and his band, Mayhem. His visions led to his demise. The equally infamous leader of Burzum, Varg Vikernes, aka Count Grishnack, killed Euronymous in his own apartment on the 10th of August 1993. This date marked the end of an era, and the small scene that until then was unknown to the public was suddenly in the tabloid media and made headlines far outside Norway.
Anders Odden formed his first black metal band, Slaught, in 1986 after attending a rehearsal with Mayhem at 14. He was one of the pioneers in the infancy of the Norwegian scene dealing with tape trading, organizing concerts, and creating more and more extreme music on his own. He formed Cadaver in 1988 and released the first Norwegian death metal album on Earache Records in 1990. His band played shows with Dark Throne, Mayhem, Old Funeral, and many other bands of what would become the Norwegian black metal scene in the beginning. This field trip has exclusive anecdotes and personal memories of the scene's early life from someone there.
You need to have an Inferno Music Conference delegate wristband – and a ticket for the sightseeing.
11:30 Attendance outside The Hub, Inferno Festival hotel.
12:30 Holmenkollen Kapell, re-done after church-fire 23rd of August 1992
13:30 Visit to the crime scene of Varg vs Euronymous 1993
14:00 NESEBLOD RECORDS the site of “HELVETE” 1991-1993
15:00 Nasjonalbiblioteket - Black Metal Exhibition.