Dedicated metal fans from across the globe will yet again descend on Bergen this February. The thousand-year-old
capital of western Norway, which has played a central role in the international rise of black metal, is nowadays home to Blastfest – a yearly celebration cutting across all genres of metal music. “This year’s programme is more melodic
than ever, but we certainly have more extreme bands for those who like that. I’m personally looking forward to seeing the debut of former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo’s new black metal band SCOUR,” says Yngve Christiansen, the musician, entrepreneur and metal head behind it all.