SKITLIV — the doom/noise/black metal project of former MAYHEM frontman Maniac — has been confirmed for next year's installment of the Inferno metal festival, set to take place March 19-22, 2008 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Noway. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:
The full lineup will be announced at the Inferno kick-off party at John Dee on January 26, but a few more bands will be revealed before Christmas.
The organizers of the Inferno festival recently announced plans to expand the event to four days in in 2008, with the total number of scheduled performers going up from 30 to 40.
Maniac recently announced the addition of former SHINING drummer Wedebrand to SKITLIV's ranks. The band's lineup is completed by SHINING frontman and creator Niklas Kvarforth on guitars, Icelandic guitarist Ingvar, and sculptor and stage designer Spacebrain on bass. Kvarforth's SHINING has also been confirmed to appear at Inferno.
SKITLIV will join SHINING and Austrian black metallers HELLSAW on a 19-date tour of Europe starting in Sweden on December 4. A limited-edition mini-CD, with a collage mix intro of CURRENT 93 music especially arranged for Maniac by C93's David Tibet and Andrew Liles (who have also arranged the intro for the band's live appearances) will be released to coincide with the tour.
Rehearsal tracks from SKITLIV, as well as the video for "Virescit Volnere Virtus", can be found on the band's MySpace page.
Watch the "Virescit Volnere Virtus" video below: