ARCTURUS and MANTAS are the first two bands confirmed for Norway's Inferno Metal Festival 2005, set to take place March 24-25 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo. A total of 30 bands will be performing at the festival.The second batch of confirmations for the festival will be announced on December 24. The complete lineup will be announced at the kick-off event at the Underworld in London on January 27. Groups scheduled to perform at the kick-off event include ARCTURUS, ENSLAVED, RED HARVEST, GRIMFIST and MADDER MORTEM. Hosting the show will be former SKYCLAD/SABBAT and current THE CLAN DESTINED frontman Martin Makyier. A Norwegian kick-off party will take place two days later (Jan. 29) at John Dee in Oslo. Performing at the Norwegian kick-off event will be BOMBERS, a MOTÖRHEAD cover band featuring former IMMORTAL guitarist/vocalist Olve Eikemo (a.k.a. Abbath).
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