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.
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/
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/
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!
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.
We have the pleasure of announcing another band today. The dutch green priests in Toner Low make a return to Norway, to melt our brains with mind bending riffs and unmistakable grooves.. Being a band since 1998, Toner Low has gained massive respect in the underground scene, being featured on lineups all over our continent. Their live performances are unmatched.
Just when you think the riff is over, they pull you back in.
Welcome Toner Low to Høstsabbat 2018 \m/
Next up is German psych rock legends Electric Moon. This three-piece have captivated audiences in every corner of Europe with their spellbinding psychedelic kraut rock. Electric Moon will make you forget time and space..
Prepare for a ride… to cosmos.
Sweden gave us a huge buzz last year. Again. Why isn’t this surprising?
The fellas behind the buzz, are the guys in Hällas. We are utterly delighted to bring them to Oslo for the first time in October. Their groove laden retro rock will go down a storm in the beautiful surroundings of the JAKOB church. Put your headband on, and headbang!
Saturday 02. December // Krøsset, Oslo // CC: 325,- (+fee) // Doors: 13:00-03:00
We’re celebrating Høstsabbats five year anniversary!
Saturday the 2nd of December is set for a heavy, exclusive evening at Krøsset in Oslo. (20years age limit)
The crew behind Høstsabbat offers the VINTERSABBAT event – a celebration of five years of delicious sound, from genres like doom, stoner, prog, retro-rock, heavy blues, spacerock and everything in between.
13:00 Doors open
13-18:00 Record fair with Katakomben and Indie Recordings
15:00 Live talk with El Caco held by Evig Lyttar
17:00 Quiz – main prize includes a ticket to Høstsabbat -18
21:00 Purple Hill Witch
00:30 DJ Ole Rokseth (HYMN)
Damn, we can’t wait to get this started.
Summon the spirits, gather the souls…
Here’s the last info before Høstsabbat kicks off tomorrow.
It ain’t over till the fat lady sings. Afterparties are going down at Pokalen, with DJ-sets from Conan on Friday, and Siena Root on Saturday. The bar is closing at 03:00.
There will be served hot dogs at the venue, and you also get 10% off on food at Smelteverket across the road if you got the Høstsabbat wristband.
Bring cash for merch.
Damn, we can’t wait to get this started. See you at the festival at 18:00!