UADA, a young local band had the honor to open the festival on friday. They also told me this was their biggest gig so far and they seemed to be quite happy with it:) A good start to something that only got better during the two days it lasted.
Line up: Vocals: Pontus Fälting Jacobson / Lead Guitar: Kenan Osmić / Rhythm Guitar: Tomaz Oginski / Bass/Backing Vocals: Naim Hrustanović / Drums: Oscar Källström.
Next on stage: NEFANDUS who´s been around a lot longer and “was founded as a satanic Black Metal band in 1993 by Belfagor, Ushatar and Blackwinged. Today, almost two centuries later the band is still active as a duo (Ushatar & Belfagor) with principally the same agenda as in the beginning: to spread the Light of Lucifer and the satanic legacy that has been chosen to the band by the gods and goddesses of Sitra Ahra”.
And still, NEFANDUS has only performed live twice during all those years!?
I asked Belfagor about the “sideshow”
– On this, the second show ever by Nefandus, the band included a tortured Jesus figure and someone to represent a modern Pontius Pilatus, a figure representing the torture and humiliation of Christ. Only suitable for an event called Black Christmass.
Line up: Belfagor- vocals / Ushatar -guitar /Slob- bass / Vrash-drums / The Tower -guitar
The torture team: Tommie Meyer -Jesus and Florian Hucek – the Torture Master