The schedule has been announced for this year's Hole in the Sky festival, set to take place August 22-25 in Bergen, Norway. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:
Wednesday, August 22 - "Day of Possession":
Thursday, August 23 - "Suffer the Sky":
NAPALM DEATH (UK)
SECRETS OF THE MOON (DE)
Friday, August 24 - "Hole in the Wall":
ANAAL NATHRAKH (UK)
Saturday, August 25 – "Unsilent Storms":
DESTROYER 666 (AU)
Commented the organizers in a statement: "It's amazing how time flies by. It's been almost eight years since we started planning the first Hole in the Sky festival and a lot of things have happened in the world of metal since the inception of this little event of ours.
"We usually have some sort of a thread or a red line as a foundation for what kind of festival we're trying to create for each year. To be honest, this year we weren't quite sure what we were looking for. But as the process of booking bands came along, suddenly it appeared to us that this probably the strongest gathering of pioneering bands within the prime genres thrash, death and black metal along with the new breed of today we've ever had. Let's put it this way; never before has Hole in the Sky cast such a long shadow both into the glorious past as well as the exciting future.
"After a few years with a lot of experimenting, growth in sales and cleaning up the sound, bands have started to look towards their roots again. The general vibe in the metal scene is to recreate and give metal in the true sense of the word a new beginning."
For more information, visit www.holeinthesky.no.