Sweden might run for gold in football over the next couple of days, but when it comes to catchy retro rock, they’re already world champions.
It’s with great pride we will welcome the band behind one of last years’ biggest underground hits.
From the first time we heard Domkraft, we knew they were destined to play Høstsabbat.
After taking the underground by storm, all we can say is; Prepare to be trampled and buried under the intense heavy fuzz. And then repeat until numb.
Domkraft says: “We’ve been aching to go to Oslo for quite a while, and can’t imagine a better reason to do so. The festival will more or less coincide with the release of our new album, so it will be great to premiere a bunch of new tunes in such a perfect setting. We are totally looking forward to blasting those riffs over and over again until we are all one, unified in the spiritual bond that is the synchronized nodding of the head.”
Come and watch destiny unfold. DOMKRAFT will play FRIDAY 5th OCTOBER.
It’s heavy. It’s harmonic. It’s Elephant Tree. In 2016 this UK-based band blew the underground scene away with their self titled album “Elephant Tree”. After the release the band has received plenty of praise. Metal Injection wrote “There is something transcendent about Elephant Tree and the deeper you delve into sitar padded riffs and wide open vocal lines the easier it becomes to realize, this is a band who could turn the doom world on it’s head”. Elephant Tree is also heavily involved in the crowdfunded animated movie project, “The Planet of Doom”, which will be released during 2018.
Elephant Tree says:
“When we heard that we were going to be playing in Norway Jack just fell down stiff on the floor. We thought he was dead but it turns out he was just pining for the fjords.
Coming to Oslo is something we’ve always talked about wanting to do but never been offered, until Høstsabbat got in touch that is! We know there are at least a few people who listen to us in the Scandinavian region and we are stoked to be able to bring our music to them. We also really like fish.”
We’re stoked to present them at Høstsabbat, SATURDAY 6TH OCTOBER.
Oslo! During the year we’re going to do some collaborations with the great people at Vaterland. It will be kicked off next Saturday at Musikkfest with heavy DJ sets from Høstsabbat people, and we’ll hand out a couple of tickets to the festival too. Good times! Hope to see you there.
Straight from the wilderness in Salt Lake City comes the crushing sludge band Eagle Twin. They just realeased a new album, “The Thundering Heard”, which Pitchfork has named one of the stoner-metal highlights of 2018.
Eagle Twin says: “We are so excited to worship the riff in a church in Norway! To bow to the altar of amps and electrify the ether from the rafters down to the earth.”
We can´t wait for Eagle Twin to electrify the basement stage, FRIDAY OCTOBER 5TH.
In less than two weeks, 1/3 of the festival passes are already gone! THANK YOU!
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See you in October!
When we first landed Church JAKOB as this years’ venue, a couple of bands came to mind as the perfect bookings..
And it is with massive pride we are able to announce our first choice, the legends in the Belgian five piece, Amenra . What could possibly be a more fitting closure to this years event than the founders of the Church of RA-collective?
To witness Amenra from a stage is something you won’t forget. It’s cleansing, ritualistic, nihilistic, scary, painful and in the most accurate sense of the word; mindblowing. Their attention to detail in performance, riffs and visuals can hardly be described as anything but spellbinding, and to have this complete package in a church, downtown Oslo.. well what to say?
On top of this, their recent masterpiece “MASS VI”, put Amenra in a different league all together, as the Neurot Records release was hailed as one of the absolute best metal records of 2017. Also bringing them onboard two massive US-tours alongside label bosses Neurosis and Converge.
On October 6th they grace Church JAKOB with their presence. Are you in?
Before we announce this year’s main headliner, we have a final and kickass Norwegian act to unveil.
Touring Europe as we speak, the re-invented five piece version of Oslo’s stoner legends Lonely Kamel will make a joyful return to Høstsabbat, as they deserve.
Their new album “Death’s-Head Hawkmoth” was released about a month ago on the stellarStickman Records, putting the Kamel’s in the top shelf of European underground rock.
Lonely Kamel have played more or less every underground festival there is European soil, from Duna Jam, to Roadburn, to Desertfest, to Up in Smoke..you name it, and they have toured massively for years, making them an easy act to love.
We’re eager to welcome these blues and boozehounds back, as should you!