Norsk Urskog is a volunteer based project aiming to support and promote young Norwegian underground bands within the metal genre and this is done via its website, the social media and a CD sampler distributed at the Inferno Metal Festival in Oslo, Norway - and possibly at other festivals where Inferno is present.

The main goal is to showcase the participating bands to an international audience, giving the less known quality music a chance to be heard by a wide variety of people and allowing them to discover new favorites from all over Norway. We want to offer the hard working bands an opportunity to be heard, judged and, as much as possible, seen - since Norsk Urskog’s collaboration with Inferno Festival also involves an own scene for concerts where selected bands from each release are given an opportunity to perform live.


20 Mar 2017

Lineup complete for releaseparty


Finally we can reveal the final band for the release party of Norsk Urskog Metal Sampler 2017: Devar from Bergen is a band that’s not afraid to make it’s own path. Their unique sound inspired by everything from black metal to old prog, should make for an interesting performance we think. This evening they will do their first performance in seven years, and release their first single “House of Bones” from their upcoming release later this year. They have previously toured with the death metal legends Master among others.


06 Feb 2016

Registrations closed

Registrations for Norsk Urskog Metal Sampler 2016 are now closed. We can inform everyone that we have a CD filled to the brim with metal in all subgenres! We are really looking forward to presenting this CD at the Inferno Metal Festival!