Stockholm Slaughter festival is this weekend!

Heavy Metal maniacs, as Stockholm own Metal festival Stockholm Slaughter is about to happen in a day, we sum it up for you: final poster, timetable and… some mandatory Metal sightseeing.

City/country: Stockholm, Sweden

Date: 27th – 29th April 2018

Age limit: 18 years old (no restricted alcohol areas)

Location for 27th and 28th: Fryshuset Klubben/ Arenan (Mårtensdalsgatan 2-8, 120 30 Stockholm, Sweden)

Location for 29th- it’s a secret one, not yet unveiled.

Tickets: www.tickster.com

Stockholm Slaughter 2018 final timetable

Bands performing by days:

Friday 27th: SEPTICFLESH, AURA NOIR, HALLATAR, TSJUDER, THYRFING, DEMONICAL, COUNT RAVEN, ASAGRAUM

Saturday 28th: ENTOMBED A.D., MASTER’S HAMMER, SWALLOW THE SUN, ARKONA, SINISTER, ENFORCER, ONE TAIL, ONE HEAD, DOOL, OCTOBER TIDE, FEJD, ALFAHANNE

Sunday (early shows) 29th: MARDUK, TAAKE, FIDES INVERSA

Marduk and Taake at Stockholm Slaughter 2018

For the timetable for 27th and 28th please check the image below.

Stage times for Sunday (MARDUK, TAAKE and FIDES INVERSA, The time schedule for) are as follows:

11:30 Doors open
12:15 FIDES INVERSA
13:30 TAAKE
15:00 MARDUK

Here is the final poster for Stockholm Slaughter 2018 after the line-up changes (ENTOMBED A.D. added to it!) and the shitty political intervention due to which the shows of MARDUK and TAAKE had to be moved to a different venue.

Stockholm Slaughter 2018

Once you get to the mighty metal mecca Stockholm, make sure to visit the legendary record store Sound Pollution and all the local metal bars you could. Also try to find time to go to “Skogskyrkogården”, Stockholm’s Forest Cemetery, hosting the famous stone cross so to take picture in front of it just like Entombed as seen in their “Left Hand Path” album!

We are proud to be part of this event as we have few metalheads from Bulgaria attending. Our country is among the nearly 30 countries presented at the festival this year at it’s second edition! Now that’s a great job, District 19!

Cheers and see you for some serious headbang this weekend!

Please check the other events, organized by this same professional promoter District 19:

Vienna Metal Meeting 12th May 2018

Vienna Metal Meeting 2018

Vienna Metal Meeting 2018

Eindhoven Metal Meeting 14th-15th December 2018

Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2018

Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2018

Submitted by Albena Tsolova-Beta

TAAKE debuts track from upcoming album

With the release of TAAKE’s “Kong Vinter” less than three weeks away, Dark Essence Records have today debuted a track “Inntrenger” from what will be the seventh full-length album from one of Norway’s Black Metal elite.

Nestled within the looming embrace of seven mountains, the rugged, rain-swept coastline of Bjoergvin has spawned many extreme bands and musicians over the years, but none quite as iconic as TAAKE and its formidable founder Hoest, who is now back with a seventh full-length album. Titled “Kong Vinter” (King Winter), the album is set for release on Dark Essence Records on the 24th November in Digipak CD, Digital and Vinyl formats, with the Vinyl available in black, transparent and white versions. All are double, 180 gram LPs in a gatefold cover. Transparent and white are limited to 1000 each.

Over the years Hoest has steered his creation with unerring accuracy through the mire of Black Metal. He has avoided the pitfalls of either stagnation or over-experimentation, and remained true to the spirit of the traditional Black Metal genre, whilst at the same time breathing fresh life into it.

Taake - Kong Vinter

Taake – Kong Vinter

True to form Hoest has spent three years working on “Kong Vinter”, ensuring that the album is imbued with the unique Taake sound, whilst at the same time taking it even further. It is deceptively familiar to the ear, yet it is unpredictable as it winds its way sinuously through a soundscape that only a mother could love. A soundscape underscored by a nasty groove, that at times can seem devilishly playful.

The result is an album that is both progressive and straight forward, with a touch of the devil’s own music – Rock’n’Roll, making it unmistakably TAAKE. It is, in fact, an illustration as to why, for over two decades, Hoest has succeeded in remaining relevant and at the forefront of the genre.

“Kong Vinter”, on which Hoest plays all the instruments himself, was recorded and produced by Bjornar Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES) at his Conclave and Earshot Studios in Bergen. With a running time of 55 minutes and album artwork by Tom Korsvold of Coverart, track listing is as follows:

1. Sverdets Vei
2. Inntrenger
3. Huset i Havet
4. Havet i Huset
5. Jernhaand
6. Maanebrent
7. Fra Bjoergegrend mot Glemselen
8. On Top (DE PRESS cover, bonus track on the vinyl edition)

TAAKE reveals details of seventh full-length album

Nestled within the looming embrace of seven mountains, the rugged, rain-swept coastline of Bjoergvin has spawned many extreme bands and musicians over the years, but none quite as iconic as TAAKE and its formidable founder Hoest, who is now back with a seventh full-length album. Titled “Kong Vinter” (King Winter), the album is set for release on Dark Essence Records on the 24th November in Digipak CD, Digital and Vinyl formats, with the Vinyl available in black, transparent and white versions. All are double, 180 gram LPs in a gatefold cover. Transparent and white are limited to 1000 each.

Over the years Hoest has steered his creation with unerring accuracy through the mire of Black Metal. He has avoided the pitfalls of either stagnation or over-experimentation, and remained true to the spirit of the traditional Black Metal genre, whilst at the same time breathing fresh life into it.

Taake - Kong Vinter

Taake – Kong Vinter

True to form Hoest has spent three years working on “Kong Vinter”, ensuring that the album is imbued with the unique Taake sound, whilst at the same time taking it even further. It is deceptively familiar to the ear, yet it is unpredictable as it winds its way sinuously through a soundscape that only a mother could love. A soundscape underscored by a nasty groove, that at times can seem devilishly playful.

The result is an album that is both progressive and straight forward, with a touch of the devil’s own music – Rock’n’Roll, making it unmistakably TAAKE. It is, in fact, an illustration as to why, for over two decades, Hoest has succeeded in remaining relevant and at the forefront of the genre.

“Kong Vinter”, on which Hoest plays all the instruments himself, was recorded and produced by Bjornar Nilsen (VULTURE INDUSTRIES) at his Conclave and Earshot Studios in Bergen. With a running time of 55 minutes and album artwork by Tom Korsvold of Coverart, track listing is as follows:

1. Sverdets Vei
2. Inntrenger
3. Huset i Havet
4. Havet i Huset
5. Jernhaand
6. Maanebrent
7. Fra Bjoergegrend mot Glemselen
8. On Top (DE PRESS cover, bonus track on the vinyl edition)