The concert is held at a place called Vulkan Arena in a nice area of Oslo not far from Blå, which is one of the venues of Inferno Festival. The stage is big enough and the scenography is simple but essential: a large writing “Death is complete” between two images of Trondr. The task of opening the concert is given to Endezzma from Hønefoss, with their energy and melodic approach at the same time. Frontman Morten Shax is like a possessed on stage; his stage presence and the engaging riffs grip the audience. Something fun during their show is when Shax Morten and guitarist Nihil spit blood in each other’s face, after drinking it from a cup (not sure if fake or true).
After Beastcraft, Vulkan Arena is vibrating with the anxious waiting for the next and main act of the evening. Nihil also joines Urgehal, and the first frontman is Hoest with his immense charisma. The second frontman is Morten Shax who has the honour of singing “Goatcraft Torment”, my favoruite Urgehal song, and so to me the highlight of the evening: Morten Shax screams it with fury and passion. After Morten Shax the other guest singers are Sorath Northgrove of Beastcraft, Kvarforth of Shining, Nattefrost of Carpathian Forest and Nag of Tsjuder who ends playing bass. When Kvarforth is on stage, Hoest, Morten Shax and Sorath come out near the pit where I am standing and enjoy the concert; Hoest also shoots videos with his mobile phone. Morten Shax comes back onto the stage to close the show with the last song.
A little remark: among all the many concerts at which I have been, this is the first time I see a musician performing at the same concert with three different bands, and in addition all of three great bands!
Text and photos by Herjann