From June 16 to 19th, over 20 bands descended upon Vancouver, Canada to participate in the second Covenant Festival, a black and death metal festival that was sorely needed in Vancouver. I went last year and was extremely excited for this year. I’m going to run through every band that I saw and highlight the amazing moments of the fest. Continue reading
Author: Jan Vermund Jakobsen
Photo Credits: Freimen (Link to photographer’s page)
Festival: Karmøygeddon 2016
Karmøygeddon has become a staple in the Norwegian metal scene by now, arranged every year since 2004 with big bands such as Behemoth, Hammerfall, Helloween and Paradise Lost as previous headliners. Its as close to local as possible for me, with only a ten-minute drive from my hometown to the city of Kopervik in western Norway. I’ve been going since 2011, this means this year was my sixth year in a row attending. There were twenty-nine bands in total playing, some as far as possible away from my preference, so the review will only be of the bands I saw. Also, my memory of the last couple of bands on each day may be a bit hazy considering there was beer, and a lot of it, involved.