Nomination domination: Bandit King Award

We’re honored to have been nominated for the Bandit King Award.

Feel free to vote on us, as well as your favorite band, right here!

Artwork exhibition

Fantastic news everyone! We just got back from visiting the exhibition, and we got really impressed. Metalness overload.


So here’s the deal. Before the doors of the festival open on saturday (15:00), visitors will be able to go to Gothenburg’s museum of arts, where a special exhibition of heavy metal artwork will be held, featuring original paintings of legendary albums from swedish metal acts such as Dissection and Dark Funeral. Large digital prints from many other legendary heavy metal bands will also be featured, including our own Dark Tranquillity as well as original fantasy art.



Dimension Zero forced to cancel – The Resistance as replacement!

We’re sorry to announce that Dimension Zero is forced to cancel their show on GSF 2015, due to family matters. However, we’re happy to announce that Dimension Zero will play GSF 2016 instead. We’re also happy to announce that Jesper Strömblad’s other band, The Resistance, will be the replacement for 2015, so you who wanted to see Jesper deliver his riffs live will still be able to.

The final line-up for 2015 consists of the following bands: Dark Tranquillity, Mustasch, Evergrey, Avatarium, The Resistance, Ice Age, B-Thong, The Order Of Israfel, Intoxicate and Deathening.

Mustasch honors us with their presence

Ladies and gentlemen, sisters and brothers, may we present to you Mustasch.

Attend the event here:

And buy your tickets here to guarantee that you don’t miss out on the epic festivities:

With seven albums released, a smash hit with “Double Nature”, sold out tours in Sweden, headline and supporting tours with Motörhead and many more in Europe, three Grammy nominations and a Grammy Award for Best Metal, they’ve had an impressive career.

We’re more than proud to have them return to Gothenburg and where they once started out.

We also have a schedule now:
Friday 2 Jan
17.00 Doors open
18.00-1830 TBA
19:00-19:30 TBA
20:00-20:45 Avatarium
21:15-22:15 Dimension Zero
23:00- Dark Tranquillity

Saturday 3 Jan
18:00-18:30 Intoxicate
19:00-19:30 TBA
20:00-20:45 Ice Age
21:15-22:15 Evergrey
23:00- Mustasch

Avatarium added to the line-up!

With members from the heroes of the 2014 edition, Tiamat, we’re proud to announce the latest addition to the line-up: Avatarium. We’re stoked to see these doom metal masters live, as reviews of their live performance speaks of an epic show.


Attend on Facebook and get your tickets now to not miss out on these festivities, friends!

New artist announcements!

Not too long ago Evergrey was almost dead. Long live Evergrey. Long live the Gothenburg Sound.


Yes it’s true, one of the most original metal bands to come out of Sweden almost called it quits. It wasn’t a decision vocalist/guitarist Tom S. Englund had spent hours or weeks brooding over, but as time passed following the band’s ‘Glorious Collision’ album from 2011 he felt less and less inspired to continue. Perhaps it was the splintering of the band line-up in 2010 – which saw Henrik Danhage (guitars), Jonas Ekdahl (drums), and Jari Kainulainen (bass) leave on friendly terms – or maybe it was the business side of the music that had worn him down, but Englund had seriously considered throwing in the towel. Fate had other plans, however, and he found himself working alongside his former bandmates due to circumstances beyond his control. The end result of that unplanned collaboration, which was meant to be temporary, resulted in a re-energized Evergrey creating ‘Hymns For The Broken’, arguably the strongest album in the band’s 16 year career.


We’re proud and honored to have Evergrey playing in their hometown at Gothenburg Sound Festival.

In addition to Everygrey, old school female trashers Ice Age has been resurrected for 2015′s edition of Gothenburg Sound Festival.

The first acts for 2015!

After last year’s success with the legendary At the Gates, Transport League och Tiamat, the first bands for Gothenburg Sound Festival 2015 have been revealed. We are proud to present one of the biggest name in the genre as well as exclusive revivals of respected bands.

Tickets are limited to 1100, so book your ticket now to not miss out on the epic festivities.


Dark Traquillity is recognized as one of the greatest and most legendary names when it comes to the Gothenburg Sound, and together with At the Gates, they helped put Gothenburg on the world map of metal in the early 90s. Formed in 1989, they stay relevant to this day with their spectacular audio-visual live shows and world-class album releases.


20 years ago, members of In Flames formed the more brutal Dimension Zero. In 2015, the legends are revived exclusively for Gothenburg Sound Festival 2015.


Intoxicate, formed in 1988 and disbanded in 1991, are also being reunited for the festival, as visitors will have the chance to witness one of Gothenburg’s very first thrash metal bands.


Make sure to attend our Facebook-event to not miss out on anything.

2014 in pictures

Dear friends! The festival is over for this year and we’ve all hopefully recovered from the hangover. We want to sincerely thank all the visitors and supporters of good music for coming out and making this year’s festival unforgettable. We can’t wait ’til next year, for an ever bigger celebration of the music we love.

Until then, here’s some photographies by our dear Therés Stephansdotter.

Final line-up and schedule

With the addition of the last band to the line-up, The Ryot, we present the final schedule:


Friday 3 Jan


17.00 Doors open
19.00-19.30 One Inch Giant
20.00-20.45 Transport League
21.15-22.15 Freak Kitchen
22.45-00.00 At the Gates

Saturday 4 Jan


17.00 Doors open
18.00-18.30 Saffire

18.30-19.00 FreakGuitar (Ia Eklund Clinic)

19.00-19.30 The Ryot
20.00-20.45 Pagandom
21.15-22.15 Amaranthe
22.45-00.00 Tiamat