In May this year we were so lucky to be able to attend Steelfest Open Air in Hyvinkää, Finland (for our report go here). The festival brings every year an impressive selection of the best of underground metal, ranging from black metal to doom metal to death metal and everything in between. Going for quality rather than quantity, you can be rest assured that (usually) there is not a single bad artist to be found. Today they released the first 7 names of the 2018 line-up, so be ready to be amazed:
With Mortiis (an exclusive “Ånden som gjorde opprør” show), Nokturnal Mortum, Cult of Fire, Forteresse (exclusive European show), Satanic Warmaster, Archgoat and Malokarpatan had a good start. 20-25 more bands will be announced still, though tickets are already available here. Be quick if you want to get one of the 200 cheaper early bird tickets!
If you can’t wait till May of 2018, you can always attend their indoor “Winter edition” Steelchaos that takes place on 10 and 11 November of this year at Nosturi in Helsinki. It definitely should satisfy your need for dark and extreme with again an impressive line-up, filled with exclusives and much appreciated artists in the underground scene: