If you have the chance to go to Umeå in the north paret of Sweden in the end of February you should vist the festival House of Metal. The festival will take place on February 27 to 28, indoors and you will see bands like: AT THE GATES, CANDLEMASS, THE DUSKFALL, FINNTROLL, GRAND MAGUS, HARDCORE SUPERSTAR, THE HAUNTED, WATAIN and more.
At the Gates
Walking with Strangers
The festival premiered at Umeå Folkets Hus in February 2007 with a capacity of 2700 visitors per night and enforces an age limit of 13. There are also various bar areas where the age limit is 18.
HoM has three stages and a coverband-stage and every year app. 25 bands, Swedish and international, crowd these stages. The festival also spots a market area selling CDs and candy etc and during daytime there are free guitar and drum clinics.
The goal is to become the best metal festival in Sweden and that goal is not too far off. Exceptional acts have visited the festival over the years, among others Lamb of God, Behemoth, Meshuggah, Soilwork, Satyricon, Pain, Nocturnal Rites, Entombed, Opeth, Samael, just to mention a few.
The festival is blessed with fantastic reviews by both media and visitors, visitors not only native to Sweden but arriving from all over the world.
Please see the “tickets” area for more information on how to buy your ticket for the festival.
You can travel to Umeå by flight, train or bus, or drive your own car. There are numerous hotels to choose from in the city.