Without a doubt, UK legends Carcass have released several classic albums over the years and changed the trajectory of extreme metal with each consecutive release. Whether it was inventing gore-grind with ”Reek of Putrefaction” (1988) and ”Symphonies of Sickness” (1989) or helping molding the template for melodic death metal with ”Heartwork” (1993), Carcass has always made records by which bars were set and rules were broken. Upon their untimely demise in 1996, the band resurrected in 2013 after an 18 year hiatus with the album ”Surgical Steel”. At the moment a new album is under works due to be released during 2020.


Doro Pesch, dubbed the “Queen of Heavy Metal”, may not really need any major presentation, with a career spanning over three whole decades. With a beginning back in 1982 in the German heavy metal band Warlock to the first solo album “Force Majeure” in 1989 and forward… With no less than 13 solo albums and material from the Warlock era, House of Metal is proud to present this legend in the metal world as one of this year’s headlines on the Idun-stage.


Marduk is a band that hardly needs any major introduction for anyone who has ever gazed upon the world of extreme metal. Since the beginning in 1990, the band has released countless of albums and toured in approx. 70 different countries with over 1300 concerts in the bag. The band visited House of Metal festival back in 2010 and now it’s finally time again – with the FIRST gig on their upcoming 30th anniversary tour, which will take place in 2020. The band will tear off songs from their entire career, tracks that have not been played in a long time will be dusted off together with material that has never before been played live.


I Am Morbid was formed by David Vincent, the legendary front man (vocalist & bassist) of the genre-defining extreme metal purveyors, Morbid Angel. Alongside Tim Yeung (drums), Bill Hudson (guitar) och Kelly McLauchlin (guitar), the band performs Vincent-era classics from Morbid Angel’s ‘Altars of Madness’, ‘Blessed Are the Sick’, ‘Covenant’ and ‘Domination’ albums.


Freak Kitchen is a band from Gothenburg founded by innovative & unique guitar virtuoso Mattias ”IA Eklundh. Completing the line-up is drummer Björn Fryklund and bassist Christer Hysén. Freak Kitchen’s style of music is an original, yet identifiable mixture of heavy metal, progressive avant-garde and Indian carnatic influences, paired with catchy songwriting, baffling rhythm structures and adventurous tonalities that escape genre labelling. Having established a passionate, loyal and ever-growing fan base, the band is steadily touring all corners of the world, lighting up the crowds at small clubs as well as vast festival venues with nine studio albums in the bag.


Brazilian power-trio Nervosa has since their debut “Victim of Yourself” (2014) quickly built a career, with no less than three albums under their belt at the moment. Known for their raw aggression and “in-your-face” thrash riffs and gigs at most of the world’s biggest festivals as well as tours around the world, it is now time for the band to finally visit Sweden’s northern latitudes for the first time.

♠ HOUSE OF METAL 2020 - 28-29 FEBRUARY ♠

House of Metal - Skolgatan 59, 903 29 Umeå

Skolgatan 59, 903 29 Umeå