PYRAMAZE, NIGHTHAWK & EXELERATE among the last bands on the bill for Nordic Noise 2023

PYRAMAZE, NIGHTHAWK & EXELERATE among the last bands on the bill for Nordic Noise 2023

21st January 2023 0 By John Deaux

Nordic Noise 2023 – “The Melodic Year” – announces the full program consisting of 16 bands spread over three days in May. An exciting package with heavy metal and hard rock bands from Sweden, Norway, England, and Denmark.

Today we unveil the last five bands on the program:

Pyramaze is one of Denmark’s best-preserved bands within progressive metal and is mentioned in connection with the biggest bands in the genre. In the past, American Lance King (Balance Of Power) and Matt Barlow (Iced Earth) have been singers in the band – and in recent years it is the sublime Norwegian singer Terje Harøy who is fronting the band. Pyramaze will release a new album this spring on German AFM Records. Also, one of the band’s two guitarists is Jacob Hansen, probably best known as producer and owner of Hansen Studios (Dizzy Mizz Lizzy, Volbeat and Pretty Maids

Swedish Nighthawk will release their new album in May, where vocals on the entire album are provided by Bjørn Strid (Night Flight Orchestra & Soilwork). The style is melodic, catchy AOR-oriented hard rock not unlike what Night Flight Orchestra practices. Watch the band’s first music video “Running Wild”

Exelerate is a new Danish thrash metal band, that has chosen a polished and technical take on the genre known from the early nineties. The band has already been well received by the international press, where i.a. the big American site Metal Injection has showered their love on the band and their latest music video. See more here

Finally, we present the two classic Danish heavy metal bands Evil and Metal Cross, who both have a past dating back to the beginning of the Danish heavy metal scene in the 80s both released successful comeback albums last year and performed live both in their native country and abroad. The audience can expect both old classics and new fresh material.


Previously we announced Evergrey (S), Eclipse (S), Tygers Of Pan Tang (UK), Ambush (S), Captain Black Beard (S), Meridian (DK), Alien Force (DK), Boys From Heaven (DK), and Stargazer (N), Silver Phantom (DK) and Steel Inferno (DK).

Nordic Noise expands the festival to three days with a packed program within the creme de la creme of what the hard rock and traditional heavy metal genre have to offer in 2023, with a retrospective, romantic relationship to the time when the genre defined itself in the 70s and 80s.

It all takes place at the Stairway venue in Copenhagen on the 11, 12, and 13 May 2023.

3-day tickets can be purchased for the sum of 90€. The program for each individual day and one-day tickets will be announced at a later date together with other events during the festival, like photo exhibition, metal market, and after party.

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