SPURV will play Høstsabbat 2018

Finally, a sense of spring is upon Oslo!

With spring comes birds, and what could be more soothing than the announcement of the fantastic six-piece Spurv (“sparrow” in English) to this years’ Høstsabbat.

When we were able to check out their forthcoming album, “Myra”, out 1st of June on the ever-magnificent Oslo label Fysisk Format, we were totally blown away…

What they lack in vocals (because there is non), they make up for with painting the most beautiful soundscapes, taking the listener on a trippin’ journey over blossoming fields of spring flowers. It’s tender, massive, fragile, heavy and straight up awesome! We can’t wait to see this in the church room.

Spurv will treat us with a new kind of postrock. Be amazed.


Tickets will be out next week. Watch this space.

SÂVER will play Høstsabbat 2018

As for this Fridays announcement, we have a freshly baked band to present for you.

SÂVER made their live debut in January, and we have to admit the total devastation presented from the stage was impressive to witness. A three piece, mixing raw riffage, savage vocals and an earth shattering groove, with gentle synth passages to put you in a transcendent state of spaced out darkness.

Sharing members with household Norwegian bands, Hymn and Tombstones, SÂVER shows no signs of being new to their game.

If you like your rock heavy as a Chevy. Look no further.

ASTEROID will play Høstsabbat 2018

On this crispy March Friday, we’re proud to announce a somewhat legendary band.

Out of Ørebro, Sweden, Asteroid has played an influential role together with their hometown allies in Truckfighters. Asteroid has delivered fuzzy and groovelicious tunes to a hungry audience for over fifteen years, combining hard rock with a psychedelic and bluesy sound as their imprint.

The band went on total hiatus in 2013, but are finally back in motion again. We couldn’t be happier, or hippier, to welcome them to Høstsabbat in October.

Asteroid speaks for itself, you better come watch them glaze our main stage Saturday October 6th…

TAIGA WOODS will play Høstsabbat 2018

Another Friday announcement is upon us!

The next band out has been lurking in the shadows for well over a decade. The road from Rendalen to Høstsabbat is long, but finally it seems like Erik Skundberg will take his brain child Taiga Woods into the live circuit for good.

Taiga Woods had their live-debut in Oslo midst February, to a completely packed out venue. Delivering their sharply tuned, stoned out, desert rock anthems, they impressed us at Høstsabbat, creating an almost euphoric atmosphere in the audience. Give us more!

The debut album from Taiga Woods dropped last fall, and received unison praise from the underground press, and hit almost every best of list at the end of the year. In the Doomed & Stoned feature one could read; “It reminds me of a blend of Queens of the Stone Age, Kyuss and Baroness, but with some 70’s psych influence”, and we second that. Taiga Woods brings something else to the table. With their catchy licks, contagious groove and well placed oohs and aahs, it’s like re-discovering aforementioned Kyuss on a sunny day, with plenty of beers at hand.

Prepare for some old school sing-a-longs at Høstsabbat in October!

KROKOFANT will play Høstsabbat 2018

Yes! Once again, it’s Friday.

This weekend, Oslo is boiling with music as by:Larm is upon us. A festival trying to give their audience a wide spectre of artists and genres. And we try to do that ourselves in a more heavy sense. But it’s not all about the heavy.

As we dive into the Norwegian underground, there are so many unbelievably talented bands, doing their very own thing. One of these bands, is KROKOFANT. Very hard to describe in written, much better to experience from a stage, especially in a church, but let’s give it a try:

Krokofant does everything, all the time, with distinct precision and an irresistable groove. Spaced out, jazzed up riff rock from another dimension. Combining the attack of the original Mahavishnu Orchestra and the heavy crunch of Black Sabbath, they leave their audience in a blackened heap on the floor. Signed on the Norwegian cred-label rune grammofon, Krokofant is ready to expand our vision about what Høstsabbat really is.

Expect the unexpected, and welcome KROKOFANT.

BRUTUS will play Høstsabbat 2018

We are super happy about this Friday’s announcement!

They played our first Høstsabbat back in 2013, and everyone who attended know what to expect. No band knows how to throw a party like the hellhounds in our beloved Brutus.

Hailing from both Sweden and Norway, they celebrate 10 years as a band in 2018, and what better occasion to mark this impressive event, than returning to Høstsabbat for an overdose of soulful, bluesy 70’s rock, combined with an infective cheerful atmosphere impossible to surpass.

Brutus are currently working on a new album, so fingers crossed they’ll unleash some new gems together with their old classics.

We hope you share our joy, and welcome one of the finest live bands we’ve had, and keep the beers flowing \m/


DWAAL will play Høstsabbat 2018

Another Friday….cloudy, gloomy and dark this time.. as is our next announcement.

It’s about time we unveil some of the Norwegian bands coming to Høstsabbat in October. 
As we’ve mentioned before, we have our eyes peeled on the underground scene in our neighbouring countries, but our main focus is of course what’s going on here in Norway.

DWAAL saw the light of day in 2014, and immediately started their slow, churning climb towards the surface of the underground. They’ve established a reputation for their live shows, as well as praise for their self-released EP, Darben. 
This monstrous release, consisting of two (very) lengthty tracks. shows what to expect from Dwaal. 
Riffs heavy as a concrete Chevy, finely mixed with post metal atmospheres, leaving the listener numb, before grabbing the attention again with foreboding vocals from the depths of Hell.

Please welcome DWAAL to Kulturkirken JAKOB in October \m/

ELEPHANT TREE will play Høstsabbat 2018

It’s Friday, it’s sunny, it’s fresh (at least here in Oslo)… pretty much how to describe our next band.

Two albums into their career, the London based Elephant Tree hit momentum with their self-titled album out on Magnetic Eye Records. This blissful release found them featured on festivals such as Freak Valley, Psycho Las Vegas, Keep it Low and Desertfest to mention a few.

It feels refreshing to hear a band blend melody, psychedelic riffs and doomy heaviness in such seamless manner, giving their sound a lysergic touch. There’s plenty of weight, with a grunge-like feel at times. Almost reminiscent of bands like Alice in Chains, Elephant Tree shows massive song writing skills, easily separating them from the average stoner outfit.

We are confident Elephant Tree will add a distinct flavour to Høstsabbat 2018, hardly found elsewhere in todays underground.

The British are coming!

DOMKRAFT will play Høstsabbat 2018

We have a profound devotion for the underground here at Høstsabbat, and it’s natural for us to focus on the Norwegian scene. But just as much, we look to the east, taking notice of what’s bubbling in Sweden. Last year, Domkraft out of Stockholm, hit the scene with a bang. Gaining massive attention, even playing Psycho Las Vegas, their Magnetic Eye Recordsdebut captures what Høstsabbat was intended to be from the get-go. Thunderous stoner doom, with riffs thick as syrup drenched in fuzz, wailing vocals and an ethereal atmosphere. The Swedes can do no wrong. We’re proud to present DOMKRAFT at Høstsabbat 2018.