A Bergen Girl’s Black Metal Story

By Liam Carroll Seated in her tattoo studio, wearing a black dress that leaves her fully-tatted arms exposed, Jannicke Wiese-Hansen reflected on her role in the madness of the black metal story. Wiese-Hansen, 44, grew up on the west coast of Norway in Bergen, and began getting into heavy metal music around the age of … Continue reading A Bergen Girl’s Black Metal Story

Datarock: Grumpy, middle-aged men making happy music

By Liam Carroll The band Datarock took the stage at Miniøya in matching sweatsuits and large sunglasses, playing upbeat music that brings kids and parents right to the edge of the stage. After seeing this outburst of joy, you might be shocked if you heard lead singer Fredrik Saroea describe the band members as a … Continue reading Datarock: Grumpy, middle-aged men making happy music

Bergenfest spotlights eclectic acts in a historic space

By Billy Ray Malone Bergenfest started in 1993 and has come a long way. What began as an Americana music festival has grown into a diverse musical profile with a growing audience every year. The festival sold out of five-day passes this year, so only one-day tickets were available. Genres at the festival today include country, metal, soft-rock, hip-hop, EDM (Electric Dance Music) and … Continue reading Bergenfest spotlights eclectic acts in a historic space