So, what to say.
It's hard to express what’s going through our minds at this point. Høstsabbat. We love you. We really do.
Thank you to every single one taking part in creating this realm of feelgood heavyness.
See you next year.
We just received the saddest of news from Superlynx, telling the tragedy of how their drummer lost his brother out of the blue. Our thoughts are going in Ole and his family’s direction.
We would like to forward our deepest condolences to Superlynx, and will welcome them to Høstsabbat next year.
Light, love and strength to Ole, and the rest of the band <3
However the circumstances, as a festival, our job is to find a worthy replacement.
It didn’t take us very long to circle in on the three-piece Kosmos Brenner. These space mongers have been on our radar for years. The Kosmsos has aligned, and the band will burn their amps from the Verkstedet stage Friday at 19:30. If you like it heavy and your taste is spacey, go check them out.
Høstsabbat is proud to present an intergalactic journey, led by the astronauts in Kosmos Brenner.
The puzzle is completed and the schedule for Høstsabbat 2019 is finally LIVE!!
If you have a close look, you’ll see a new live act, accompanying a special live painting session with our art curators Trine Grimm and Linda K. Røed. HIGHRULE is a one-man-monster-drone-machine flowing out of the brains of Espen Haukelid, taking advantage of the church room acoustics, HIGHRULE's hypnotizing sounds and stomach twisting low end will leave you floored while watching a magical piece of art taking shape. Right in front of your eyes.
We can’t wait to welcome you to another weekend in the spirit of Høstsabbat.
After the success at last years’ Høstsabbat, Linda K. Røed and Trine Grimm are back, this time as curators for the art exhibition. They grew up together in Haugesund, and have been making art their whole life.
"This time we are bringing more artists with us, which we’re excited to present during the festival. We will also do a live painting together on stage, something we haven’t done before. We are proud to have picked artists we think represent the mood of the festival"
More info and more artists will be updated soon.
All tickets are now sold out. Thank you for the great support.
See you in October!
Saturday tickets sold out! Only 13 tickets left for Friday.
Day splits are out! There are few day tickets left, so be quick if you want to join in. The festival passes are sold out.
Full schedule will be announced in the end of August. Yeessss!
CANCELATION AND NEW BAND
Due to events outside of our control, BLACK PYRAMID has decided to cancel the northern part of their upcoming European tour. This is a huge bummer, and we apologize to the ones attending Høstsabbat, looking forward to see their anniversary show. We hope we can bring them to Oslo at another point.
But – Nothing is as bad as it’s not good for something.
We turned our heads around, and found a replacement last minute, a band we have been wanting to have on our bill for years. Norway has a brimming psych/kraut scene, and we are proud to announce ELECTRIC EYE to come play the Chapel stage, Friday October 4th. Their sound represents Høstsabbat in a perfect way, blending sunshine melodies, with hard grooves and basslines. Magnificent guitar work on top of this, makes ELECTRIC EYE a delicious treat as much for the ocular senses as our sense of hearing. We’re stoked they said yes to our proposal!
Watch out for the ELECTRIC EYE, it will be watching you.
Høstsabbat is just as much into darkness and despair, as groove and joy. Only in their third year of existence, Acârash has become a household name in the Norwegian underground. Their very own occult take on doom will showcase a band so grim, filthy and bleak, you’ll question the meaning of light altogether.
Their debut album “In Chaos Becrowned”, is a manifestation of a band well schooled in the art of metal. In reverence, we will worship to the altar of Acarash at Verkstedet scene.
In the meantime you can check out this great interview from Evig Lyttar(in Norwegian).
Festival passes are already sold out! That’s a new record. Thanks for joining in!
There are still some day passes left. The day schedule will be out soon.
In the meantime you should check out our Høstsabbat playlist with all the bands from this years lineup. Perfect summer vibes!
"A SONIC KALEIDOSCOPE OF LAVA AND LIGHTNING"
Please welcome the mighty Earthless to an intimate, loud and utterly kickass evening at Vaterland in Oslo, Aug 13th!
Høstsabbat are super stoked to present Earthelss at such an intimate venue as Vaterland. This will definitely be something else.
Earthless is Isaiah Mitchell (Vocals / Guitar), Mike Eginton (Bass), Mario Rubalcaba (Drums). Together they make jam explosions and riff bonanzas like no others.
Only 110 tickets for sale, so be quick!
Come to space, come to rawk.
BUY TICKETS HERE
CC: 295,- (inc. ticket fee)
ELECTRIC WIZARD (UK)
Doomlegendene fra Dorset, UK, returnerer til Norge!
Electric Wizard, med Jus Oborn og Liz Buckingham i spissen, har vært toneangivende siden bandets begynnelse i 1993, og deres misantropiske og okkulte image har gjort de umiskjennelige i en verden som vrimler av copycats.
Høstsabbat er utrolig stolte av å kunne presentere et så sterkt visuelt band i en venue som Kulturkirken Jakob.
Velkommen til dommedagsmesse lørdag 21. september!
NB! BILLETTER I SALG FREDAG KL. 11:00
The festival poster is here.
Thanks a million to Trine Grimm for the kickass artwork!
Can' wait to get this going.
Colour Haze (DE)
UFOMAMMUT (IT)- 20th anniversary set -
The Devil And The Almighty Blues (NO)
Black Pyramid (US)
Yuri Gagarin (SE)
Stuck in Motion (SE)
Barren Womb (NO)
Golden Core (NO)
Kanaan - Band (NO)
All of a sudden we are there. The last, but definitely not the least addition to Høstabbat 2019 is confirmed.
We have been wanting to have this band on the bill for years, and we are super proud to finally bring the mighty COLOUR HAZE to Norway for the first time, headlining the Saturday bill.
COLOUR HAZE represents the essence of what Høstsabbat is all about. They are heavy, they are lush, they are groovy, they are retro-oriented, but first of all they are one of the best bands on display in the world today. Make no mistake, they are no beginners. COLOUR HAZE is a band that seems to have existed forever. They have played the biggest festivals a numerous of times; Roadburn, Duna Jam, Desertfest and the list goes on… Their latest epos “In her Garden”, out 2017 on Elektrohasch Records, marked their place in the European psych/kraut rock community as an entity that never rests on its prior accomplishments, but rather keeps pushing boundaries to expand their sound to the enjoyment of all their fans.
They are at times reminiscent of Norwegian legends Motorpsycho, both in their sound and artistic vision. There is a constant moving forward aesthetic, leaving all components in limbo. We surely hope and think COLOUR HAZE will blow minds like no one before them, when they enter the Chapel stage Saturday October 5th.
COLOUR HAZE has been added, Høstsabbat 2019 booking is done.
See you in October!
Most of the times these band descriptions kind of write themselves.
This next band however, is something completely different.
Their latest album “All Tree”, released one month ago on Century media Records, has spellbound the Høstsabbat camp completely. HEXVESSEL operate in their own universe, mixing classic folky tones and groove, with the flourishing sounds of the 60’s-era. Freedom and no restraint is key.
The band serves the listener a lush experience, putting a smile on your face, teasing you for walk in the sun leaving all things bad behind... Sometimes that’s what music is all about, right?
It’s also a landmark, to finally have the first Finnish band represented on our lineup. Can you imagine a better debut for these beautiful people from the East, than having HEXVESSEL play the Church? We surely can’t.
Please welcome HEXVESSEL to Høstsabbat 2019!
Some bands are born in the wrong generation, in a different time and age... DUNBARROW has a sound taking us back to the golden 70’s, where riff, groove and melodies was what it was all about, and they execute their craft with sheer brilliance, lending ear to old-school Witchcraft and classic Pentagram equally.
Their recent album “II”, was praised by blogs and magazines all over the world, taking the band to the next level. Hailing from the coast in western Norway, DUNBARROW sat sail over the pond, and is now under the wings of the evergreen So Cal label Riding Easy Records.
These fine gentlemen took us completely by surprise when they played the first edition of Høstsabbat back in 2013, and we can’t wait to see what the years in between have done to their output. It’s a joy to welcome DUNBARROW back to the Church of Sabbat.
SPACE > EARTH
This Friday’s announcement is a band who knows how to handle the rotten existence of the average human being, wandering around our endlessly doomed planet called the Earth. They leave it. Easy.
Luckily for all Sabbathians, they have room in their shuttle when we once again shall be guided by the mindblowing YURI GAGARIN on our way to a colorful cosmos. A trip cleansed from fear and hatred, a trip manifested by their locked down grooves and infinite sounds, a trip that leaves us floating aimlessly amongst planets and stardust.
The Swedes in YURI GAGARIN is a band we have been wanting to invite back since their last feedback ended in 2015, and it’s with huge anticipation and joy we are welcoming them to church in October!
Have you read any heavy music blogs lately? If not, go do! If you have, there’s no chance in the world you’ve missed the presence of the Americans in YATRA, for the moment number 7 at Doom Charts. Their brand new album “Death Ritual” has been on everyone’s lips, taking over news feeds completely. Rightfully so.
From the starting sounds, which recalls the soothing sounds of Thebes, by OM, there’s no turning back. YATRA play some kind of old school, almost blackened, stoner doom. It’s terrifying, with a sound nodding to Goatsnake as well as Sleep, but with a much grimmer output.
This is a booking we are very proud of, since we’re certain YATRA will leave marks in our community for years to come.
Please give hand to YATRA, as they visit Norway and Oslo for the first time. Hail!!
SPOTIFY PLAYLIST - HØSTSABBAT 2019
Fellow Sabbathians! Listen up!
As Høstsabbat has been growing over the years, since our humble start in 2013, our intentional focus on showcasing the Norwegian underground has lost turf to bigger acts from foreign countries. It’s been super fun to be able to book top shelf bands from different corners of the world, but it’s no secret that our focus on the always brimming scene in our native country has lost ground.
Fear no more! Høstsabbat 2019 will include a third stage, at the awesome stage and bar at Verkstedet, literally a 30 second walk from the church. This stage will consist of Norwegian bands ONLY. After months of planning, we feel we have captured the essence of bands, set to break through to the next level. It’s hard to describe the quality and diverse impact of this stage, and we would like to thank all the bands for making this vision become reality.
It’s a tremendous joy to welcome these nine acts to Høstsabbat 2019, illustrated on a stunning poster by the incredibly talented Trine Grimm, who is also set to curate the art program this year, alongside our long-time companion Linda K. Røed!
There you go, Boom!
Barren Womb (NO)
Golden Core (NO)
Design by: Trine Grimm
Finally we have the pleasure of welcoming the Swedish giants in Skraeckoedlan to Høstsabbat!
It’s been a long time coming. This band has nothing but gained reputation and following since their debut in 2010. We can't get away from mentioning their stunning debut album "Äppelträdet", which already is a classic amongst the fans.
With their recent epos “Earth”, released last Friday, cemented their place as pioneers of spaced out, psychedelic stoner rock. In collab with the Swedish writer Nils Håkanson, they have painted their own universe, with the first half of the album portraying the underworld, and the latter describing what’s happening on the surface of the Earth, amongst mammoths, octopuses and otherwordly creatures.
Make no mistake, this is a masterpiece, and we are proud to have them come play Høstsabbat with this effort in their back pockets. Sweden has proven their magic again.
SPOTIFY PLAYLIST - HØSTSABBAT 2019
After being a festival since 2013, it’s weird to acknowledge we haven’t had any Danish acts on stage at Høstsabbat. Obviously our focus has been on Sweden and Norway, but we are very happy to be able to announce the second band from Denmark this year for Høstsabbat 2019. Papir is a stranger to no one, as they’ve been at the forefront of the European psychrock-scene for years. Their instrumental sound is like a sweet lullaby, with their mellow, lush and straight up beautiful soundscapes. It might sound like the biggest cliché, but with these guys, taking you on a soulful trip into a dreamlike state of mind couldn’t be more accurate.
They are releasing their new album later this year, and we are sure it will blend well into their already splendid discography, spanning almost ten years back. In addition to their studio albums, Papir are subject to fantastic live recordings, in particular the documentation of the PAPERMOON SESSION, a live collab with our friends from last year, Electric Moon.
We surely hope all of you Sabbathians look as much forward to welcoming Papir as we do.
Sometimes it’s important to embrace the past, just as much as the time being.
Lurking around our community since what seems like forever, Black Pyramid has been a pivotal band in inspiring flesh blood and talent for ages. We are proud to invite these American pioneers to Oslo and Norway for the first time.
Joining in on the anniversaries this year, Black Pyramid are celebrating the 10-year-mark of their magnificent self-titled debut album, bringing it on a full euro tour after years on hiatus.
Black Pyramid cements the essence of Høstsabbat, playing a classic kind of stoner metal, inspired by heavy metal as much as the doomier side of things. After being featured on all the major festivals, such as Roadburn, Hammer of Doom, Desertfest and so on, we are proud to present them to our loyal Sabbathians in Kulturkirken Jakob in October.
Black Pyramid was dead, long live Black Pyramid!
Finally, it’s time for another Høstsabbat announcement.
We can assure you it’s been worth the wait. It’s with tangling excitement we can announce Oslo and Norway’s finest. The bearded 5-piece that is The Devil and The Almighty Blues, will do ONE SHOW ONLY on Norwegian soil this year, and luckily for all of us, it goes down at The Chapel stage at Høstsabbat. We couldn’t be more stoked.
The delta-infused, greasy AF sound of these guys have proven to be something sorely missed in the heavy underground. It’s vintage in a way that is not vintage, and most importantly, it feels heartfelt, not like something created to go by certain trends. The Devil and The Almighty Blues is the real deal. No kidding around.
With their new album out this Spring, we are eagerly awaiting their unfuckwittable stage presence, giving us tunes from their already almost ten year long career.
Please welcome The Devil and The Almighty Blues.
The first OM gig in Kulturkirken Jakob sold out in less than two weeks. There were definitely a huge demand for this gig.
Now we are super stoked to unveil that OM will play an extra concert at Kulturkirken Jakob, Wednesday 8th of May.
They will play a partly different set than the day before. We can't wait to get this going.
Grab your tickets here before it's to late!
We've been working on a new homepage for a while, and can finally proudly present it. Here you will find news and info about the festival, all the previous lineups, pictures, videos and more. Enjoy!
We've also added a brand new Newsletter. Here, all info regarding Høstsabbat will be sent directly to your inbox. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/NLhostsabbat
New band releases are closing up!
The tickets for next years Høstsabbat are out!
After an intense month, we’ll enjoy the holidays and come back with more announcements in the new year. Thanks you for all the great response! We promise there are much more goodies to come.
Come to the church, come to the sabbath...
FESTIVAL PASS: 950,- + ticket fee
FRIDAY: 550,- + ticket fee
SATURDAY: 550,- + ticket fee