All I wanna know is, who’s coming to Norway with me in August?
Festival organizer Torgrim Øyre had this to say about this year’s event:
Beyond the Gates 2020 is by far the biggest and most ambitious metal event in Bergen ever. Being so fortunate as to have a band like Mercyful Fate headlining the event is certainly a dream come true.
The festival has a very diverse bill this year with all four days moving in different directions, from black metal, via alternative music and prog, as well as more traditional metal, we feel that we are branching out.
Bands are going out of their way to make this a special occasion. Mercyful Fate will be joined by Candlemass, who will perform the seminal doom classic “Nightfall” in its entirety, and Enslaved will perform one of modern prog metals finest hours, “Below the Lights”. Needless to say, we are very excited indeed.
Here’s the full lineup, venues, and what days they’re playing:
Me and That Man
Year of the Goat
Kvarteret – Terratur Possessions showcase
Drottinn – matiné show
Umbra Conscientia – matiné show
Candlemass – “Nightfall”
Kvarteret (club shows):
Archgoat – matiné show
Djevel – matiné show
Mystik (Afterparty presented by Born For Burning)
Enslaved – “Below the Lights”
Chapel of Disease