The first day, the first band to play (around 2PM). Just arrived to the festival area and had stuff to organize up so couldn´t give them proper attention.

Took some pics and had to get going. Recognized Ari XIII in the lineup. He played with Iku-Turso at last years edition of Steelfest. This festival is really great even for getting updated with the Finnish scene. Lots of good bands and musicians there.

The debut album “Vihavirsiä aamunkoin” sounds pretty good and also got good reviews @ Imperiumi.net.
Didn´t find so much info about them.

[Live clip by Gronn Onland]

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I love Norway and many Norwegian bands, but TAAKE is definitely the most “Norway” to me. Epic (as always) show. Even with only one guitar. The second guitar ( Aindiachaí  or Sanrabb  ?) was on his way but got stuck somewhere for some stupid reason and couldn´t get to the festival:/ Gjermund is a hero and an awesome musician so in the end it all had the best possible outcome. Ofc they played Myr also. Banjo solos rule!:D
Pehr from ALFAHANNE appeared on stage again for one song:)
On stage @ Steelfest: Hoest Rune Nesse (drums) Gjermund Fredheim (guitar & banjo) V’gandr (bass)
[Live clips by TopiKoo, sams6s & Gronn Onland]

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“Every single element of Antimateria looks totally devoted to Atmospheric Black Metal in its purest meaning, even the production work, enough clean to let us tell each single instrument and yet sufficiently home-madeish to highlight the darkest vein of the arrangement”
Juno Bloodlust, 2016 review of “Valo Aikojen Takaa”

[Live clips by TopiKoo &  Extreme Metal Syndicate]

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VALKYRJA got booked kinda in the last minute because of a sudden free spot in the festival line up. Good to see them live again. First time I saw Linus (IXXI, SINIESTRO etc) on stage with them.
Janetta (merch & my roommate) actually took time off from the booth just to see the band:)
[Live clips by Gronn Onland, sams6s & Anna Bekker]

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Local guys from Hyvikää who obviously have played several times at Steelfest. Was looking for clips on Youtube but nothing yet from this years festival. But there is some previous ones to find.
Not really sure of the line up but Aki Klemm alias Grim666 has done all instruments since the start in 2011. Later addition for Tyrant (Niko Lindell) for vocals since 2016. Guess the rest of the guys are live musicians? Enlighten me if needed.

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ALFAHANNE – always the right choice. Been awhile since the last gig I saw with the guys and they still got it for sure. Awesome show.
Notes: Addition to the line up I remember is keyborards by Stefan Eriksson. They do often have guest vocalists and this time it was Spellgoth from HORNA.
Spellgoth has also appeared on one of their albums and so has many others, like Hoest (TAAKE) and V’gandr (HELHEIM), Dolk (KAMPFAR), Erlend Hjelvik (KVELERTAK), Nattfursth (SORHIN), David Lindh (YVONNE and BRODER DANIEL), Sanrabb (GEHENNA) and Niklas Kvarforth (SHINING). So you never really know who´s showing up on stage with them:)
Band: Pehr Skjoldhammer – Fredrik Sööberg – Niklas Åström – Jimmy Wiberg – Stefan Eriksson

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Best way to start a very tired 4th day was the awesome roast pig buffet (with Werwolf as DJ playing the upcoming SATANIC WARMASTER album for us) and then HELLBOOZER UNION. Somewhat different from the rest of the bands at Steelfest but lots of fun and actually a really good band. According to themselves they sound like “A vomit bursting out at sunday morning” :D In addition they also got the vocalist from the BURZUM cover/tribute band “IMPENETRABLE DARKNESS” running around with a bowl of blood. Completely naked.
Hard to find any clips but a bit from Steelfest 10 years ago.

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A nice post-show picture wit some of the guys:) A short clip from the roast pig buffet below.

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“Osculum infame is the name of a witch’s supposed ritual greeting upon meeting with the Devil. The name means the ‘shameful kiss’ or ‘kiss of shame’, since it involved kissing the devil’s anus, his “other” mouth”Wiki

French black metal founded already 1993. Had no idea about them before but it was weird and fantastic!

Really good recordings also. They´ve made a bunch of demo´s, EP´s and some compilation but only 2 full length albums. The latest in 2015. Anyways, good stuff!

 

[Live clips by NorwegianBlackKvlt & Gronn Onland]

 

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