ARCTURUS, ENSLAVED, RED HARVEST, GRIMFIST and MADDER MORTEM are the first confirmed bands for the U.K. edition of the Inferno Metal Festival, set to be held on Thursday, January 27, 2005 at The Underworld in Camden.
Commented the festival's organizers, "Inferno Metal Festival's arrangers realize that the international interest has increased with staggering speed and as a result of this we have decided to do an Inferno event in London.
"Since this is an Inferno event, we’ll announce the full festival line-up for 2005 exclusively to the U.K. audience. In Norway this will happen two days later.
"During the day we will in cooperation with Bylarm (Norway's equivalent to 'In the City'),have a press/partner gathering with press-conference, get-together, lots of freebies and more. And of course an eventful musical evening.
"The plan is to make this an annual event, and maybe expand to 2-3 consecutive days, or even different cities."
(Thanks: Yngve M. Jacobsen / www.heavymetal.no)