What to say… This weekend was an utterly amazing blast. What a ride!

Our expectations was exceeded each day, and we couldn’t be happier with the vibe throughout the festival.

Thanks to everyone attending and to all the bands that served us so many special moments.

We also want to thank the Høstsabbat crew that did a fantastic job during the whole festival.

See you next year! News to come.

Photo: Per-Otto Oppi Christiansen


Dear Sabbathians!
Today is the day and we welcome you to Kulturkirken Jakob at 16:30! 
Some final information for you. 
THE CRYPT stage (in the basement) has a limited capasity, which means if you are dying to see a band – get there early to be sure you don’t miss out. When the capasity is reached, there will be one person out one person in-principle.
THE CHAPEL stage in the main room will fit all of you. Meet up and revel in!
Yes, there will be merch, and there will be quite a lot of it. All the merch will be able to buy with cash. Most of the merch will be possible to buy with Vipps (Norwegian money transfer app). And some merch will be able to buy with credit card. So now you know. Go get it! 
You like vinyls you say? Our good friends in Tiger Record Store will have a stand and sell their goodies throughout the festival. We love it, and you will too. 
Bear with us… This is our first time at Kulturkirken Jakob. We have worked a lot to make everything go as smooth as possible throughout the festival. This is a church, not a usual festival arena, but we hope and think the solutions will work out good. 
Be nice to each other, bring your doomy smile and enjoy the weekend!


Good peoples! The final schedule is here.
There has been one change. The mighty Elephant Tree will open The Chapel stage on Saturday while The Moth Gatherer will destroy The Crypt stage later the same evening. It’ll be a joy!
There will be a big tent connected to the church where there will be a lot of seatings, great barbecue food (for both meat lovers and vegans) and refreshing drink servings. You will also find the toilets outside beside the tent, and a couple ones in the crypt/basement.
Yes, there will be bars. One in the The Chapel room, one in The Crypt and one in the tent outside the church. You get small bottles inside the church and 0,5 litres in the tent. In The Chapel they will also serve different kind of special brews. Yummy!
There is a free wardrobe in the basement. It is unmanned and your own risk.
Each day there will be an afterparty at Vaterland from 00:00 – 03:30. Beer, great music, great people, kick ass pizza and good times! It’s a short 5 minute walk from the Church. Peace of cake.
Summon the spirits, gather the souls.
Anyone ready?

Download the schedule in PFD format: SCHEDULE, Høstsabbat 2018

SÁVER announce release of debut record.

SÂVER has finally announced the release of their debut album, “They Came With Sunlight”, out on Pelagic Records early 2019.

We are super stoked to have them present this album in full at Høstsabbat this coming Friday, and can promise an utterly crushing live experience. It’s a mind blowing album.

They will kickstart the whole festival in our basement stage Friday October 5th, at 17.00.

Besides that, Høstsabbat representants will join the radio show Doom di Doom at 20:00 tonight at and FM 99,3 (in Norwegian).

We also attended Råkkfolk‘s live podcast this Friday. Check that out as well!

More info to come the next days.

SÂVER Sign to Pelagic Records; They Came with Sunlight Due Early 2019


The amazing artists Linda K. Røed @lindakroed and Trine Grimm @meditationinartform are showing their dark arts for an exclusive collab!
During the festival you can se their art hanging in the main hall, and the crypt.

Saturday October 6th 15:00 – 16:00 (free)
Meet Linda and Trine, and hear about their process creating art for galleries, bands, clothing lines & festivals.
Start your day by diving deeper into their world where music meets paint, cherries and sewing needles.

*Because of the small capacity in the crypt , feel free to email to secure your spot for the presentation



All tickets for Høstsabbat 2018 are now SOLD OUT!

Thanks again for your dedication. This is actually the first time Høstsabbat is sold out, and we hope this is the start of many good years to come!

More practical info will follow over the next weeks. There will be music, food, drinks, art and everything else that is good.

Have a great day everyone! We sure do.

Breakfast doom and ticket report

Good morning! Here are some great breakfast doom for you all. A massive album from start to end by the Swedish three piece in Domkraft.

Be sure to catch them live at Høstsabbat Friday 5th of October on the Basement Stage.

And by the way, there is only 15 weekend passes left of the extras we put out. Be quick to grab the last ones! Only single day tickets will be sold after that.

Doom out.




Ticketing news!

Ok, we just frickin’ SOLD OUT the weekend passes. We’re really greatful for everyone who has bought tickets and can’t wait for the festival to commence.

BUT, there’s been a huge demand for weekend tickets, so we’ve decided to add a couple more of them and adjust down the number of available single day tickets.

We just released 50 more weekend passes for those of you who didn’t make it, and this will definitely (yes, definitely) be the last tickets on offer. You’ll find them on the same link. From there on, there will be single day tickets ONLY, but they are selling fast too.

Anyway, here’s a GREAT song by Brutus to set the mood. They close out the basement stage with a bang on Saturday!

Have a nice Wednesday!