AdvertisementA trip through the places that marked the beginning of the legend that is now known as NORWEGIAN BLACK METAL. Conducted by Anders Odden (Cadaver, Celtic Frost, Order)
For the avarange music fan the story of Norwegian Black Metal is in essence something about murder, suicide and church burning. Between 1991 and 1993 many of the most important events in this dark chapter in Norwegian music history took place in Oslo and we have put together a field trip to the sights that takes 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 through his record store, Helvete, and his band, Mayhem, the key person of the early Norwegian black metal scene and his visions lead to his demise. The equally infamous leader of B*rzum, 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 totally unknown to the public was 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 the age of 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 more bands of what would become the Norwegian black metal scene in the beginning.
This field trip has exclusive anecdotes and personal memories of the early life of the scene from someone who was there.
Tickets Thursday 6 april: https://www.ticketmaster.no/event/699831
BLACK METAL BUS SIGHTSEEING – A FIELD TRIP THROUGH OSLO
12:00 Departure 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 Visit to NESEBLOD RECORDS the site of “HELVETE” 1991-1993
15:00 Visit to Nasjonalbiblioteket - Black Metal Exhibition.
16:00 Return to the Hub, Inferno Festival hotel.
Exhibition about Norwegian black metal at the National Library of Norway
In April 2023, the National Library in Oslo, opens a new exhibition investigating the dark and chaotic feelings of Norwegian black metal. Drawing from the library’s rich collection, the exhibition references ancient Norwegian cultural history and shows black metal as a music form with a distinct artistic expression The exhibition conveys how Norwegian black metal has had an impact far beyond Norwegian borders with a vast number of international followers.
The National Library of Norway invites fans and other lovers of music and cultural history to dig deep and explore Norwegian black metal as a music genre and a cultural phenomenon.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Clarion Hotel The Hub, Biskop Gunnerus' gate 3,Oslo, Norway, Oslo, Norway