Latest news: Mon, Jul 18 2016, INQUISITION
Upcoming release: "Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith"
Release date: Fri, Aug 26 2016, US Fri, Aug 26 2016
US black metal duo INQUISITION have revealed the second track taken from their forthcoming full-length 'Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith' (out 26th of August). The song "Power from the Center of the Cosmic Black Spiral" is exclusively streaming via the official media partners listed below.
Metal Obsession (AU)
Metal Hammer (DE)
Friedhof Magazine (ES)
Radio Metal (FR)
Lángoló Gitárok (HU)
Metal Wani (IN)
Metal Italia (IT)
Eternal Terror (NO)
Zware Metalen (NL)
Musick Magazine (PL)
Antichrist Magazine (UA)
Regarding "Power from the Center of the Cosmic Black Spiral", Frontman Dagon comments on behalf of the duo: "This is Inquisition in its mid paced, heavy and hypnotic form; classic Inquisition. Here we have tight neck breaking riffs and percussive rhythms while mixed with an open and wide atmospheric segment that comes later in the song opening an entire new dimension; this contrasting works with the song's theme of: death and destruction from chaos, perfection and creation from order all from within the center of the galactic battlefield where the gods of creation and the mechanics of the universe are one, working as destroyer and creator enabling cosmic evolution. In short, this is tribute to the center of galaxies and their law as an all-consuming force, a great Satan."
INQUISITION recorded 'Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith' at the legendary London Bridge Studios in Seattle (ALICE IN CHAINS, QUEENSRYCHE, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, and many more) with long time engineer Arthur Rizk (PRURIENT, POWER TRIP).
Artwork and tracklist of 'Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith' are shown below.
On previous news, INQUISITION and ROTTING CHRIST have already announced the extensive 'European Bloodshed Rituals' tour for this autumn. The unholy duo will be joined by MYSTIFIER and SCHAMMASCH. See below for a list of all confirmed dates.
INQUISITION EUROPEAN TOUR
19 Oct 16 Hamburg (DE) Markthalle
20 Oct 16 København (DK) Beta
21 Oct 16 Berlin (DE) TBA
22 Oct 16 Warsaw (PL) Progresja
23 Oct 16 Katowice (PL) Mega Club
24 Oct 16 Prague (CZ) Storm
25 Oct 16 Budapest (HU) Barba Negra
26 Oct 16 Ljubljana (SL) Gala Hala
27 Oct 16 Salzburg (AT) Rockhouse
28 Oct 16 München (DE) Backstage
29 Oct 16 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony
30 Oct 16 Lausanne (CH) Les Docks
31 Oct 16 Lyon (FR) Cco
01 Nov 16 Luynes (FR) Le Korigan
02 Nov 16 Madrid (ES) Caracol
03 Nov 16 Barcelona (ES) Apolo 2
04 Nov 16 Toulouse (FR) Metronum
05 Nov 16 Rennes (FR) Ubu
06 Nov 16 Paris (FR) Petit Bain
07 Nov 16 London (UK) Islington Assembly Hall
08 Nov 16 Dublin (IR) Voodoo Lounge
10 Nov 16 Esch-sur -Alzette (LU) Kultur Fabrik
11 Nov 16 Bochum (DE) Matrix
12 Nov 16 Nijmegen (NL) Doornroosje
13 Nov 16 Vosselaar (BE) Biebob
14 Nov 16 Weinheim (DE) Café Central
INQUISITION AUSTRALIAN TOUR
10 Aug 16 Perth (AU) Amplifier Bar
11 Aug 16 Melbourne (AU) Max Watts
12 Aug 16 Brisbane (AU) Crowbar
13 Aug 16 Sydney (AU) Newtown Social Club
14 Aug 16 Canberra (AU) The Basement
INQUISITION CLUB AND FESTIVAL SHOWS
17 Jul 16 Chicago (US) Metal Threat
19 Aug 16 Borre (NO) Midgardsblot Festival (exact date tbc)
INQUISITION frontman Dagon commented: "Our 2016 European co-headlining tour marks another journey for INQUISITION that comes with a new album. We take great pride at selecting artists who are willing and have the time and dedication to share the stage with us while considering what should be a ritualistic experience that goes beyond a music event from uprising bands, to the classic ancients all under one shadow. We invite you to witness SCHAMMASCH, MYSTIFIER, ROTTING CHRIST, and INQUISITION on the Bloodshed Rituals 2016 European tour with the intentions of evoking the essence of occult music, while breaking necks in the process of invoking your spirit."
Dagon: guitars, vocals
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There are certain cycles in the rise and fall of bands that form a discernible pattern. One of the stations in this process is the break-though, when a group rises from the murky underground into the sphere of heightened mainstream attention. In the case of WATAIN for example, this transition can be pinpointed to a specific album, 'Lawless Darkness' (2010).
It may seem a rather daring to attribute such a moment to INQUISITION's forthcoming seventh full-length 'Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith' in advance. Yet even with the first spin of this record, any doubt and thought of hyperbole should disappear. The American black metal duo has obviously reached a level of confidence, maturity, and mastery of song writing, technical execution as well as strength of production that this masterpiece will mark a milestone in a career that has already gathered momentum.
While INQUISITION have so far grown without full attention paid by the metal mainstream, they have nevertheless amassed a huge underground following. Such a pivotal shift always comes with a risk. The most loyal adherents might be antagonised if a band strays too far from course in their attempt to reach for the stars. There is no danger for this to happen with 'Bloodshed…'. Notable changes from the highly praised 'Obscure Verses For The Multiverse' (2013) are rather gradual than revolutionary, but still prove decisive. Dagon has slightly lowered his vocal pitch, which sounds less amphibian and the fiercer sound of his voice leaves a stronger impact. INQUISITION's song writing has been tightened and appears more focused without losing the trademark epic majesty. Each track hits its mark, there are no fillers. This album represents the culmination and peak of a long term gradual evolution.
INQUISITION hail from the US city of Seattle, Washington although originally formed by Dagon in the South American state of Colombia in 1989. Three demos were released during this early thrash metal period, before the frontman moved back to the United States in 1996. There Dagon was joined by drummer Incubus in 1997. Their debut full-length 'Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient Cult' (1998) immediately created a buzz in the netherworld of the black metal genre. Their impact on the scene deepened with each of the following four albums and the duo's much sought after back catalogue has meanwhile been reissued by Season of Mist in its entirety.
With 'Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith', INQUISITION are about to conquer the world. Resistance is futile.
Releases Season of Mist
|Wed, Aug 10 2016||AU||Perth||Amplifier Bar|
|Thu, Aug 11 2016||AU||Melbourne||Max Watts|
|Fri, Aug 12 2016||AU||Brisbane||Crowbar|
|Sat, Aug 13 2016||AU||Sydney||Newtown Social Club|
|Sun, Aug 14 2016||AU||Canberra||The Basement|
|Fri, Aug 19 2016||NO||Borre||Midgardsblot Festival||exact date tbc|
|Wed, Oct 19 2016||DE||Hamburg||Markthalle|
|Thu, Oct 20 2016||DK||København||Beta|
|Fri, Oct 21 2016||DE||Berlin||TBA|
|Sat, Oct 22 2016||PL||Warszawa||Progresja|
|Sun, Oct 23 2016||PL||Katowice||Mega Club|
|Mon, Oct 24 2016||CZ||Praha||Storm|
|Tue, Oct 25 2016||HU||Budapest||Barba Negra|
|Wed, Oct 26 2016||SL||Ljubljana||Gala Hala|
|Thu, Oct 27 2016||AT||Salzburg||Rockhouse|
|Fri, Oct 28 2016||DE||München||Backstage|
|Sat, Oct 29 2016||IT||Brescia||Circolo Colony|
|Sun, Oct 30 2016||CH||Lausanne||Les Docks|
|Mon, Oct 31 2016||FR||Lyon||CCO|
|Tue, Nov 01 2016||FR||Luynes||Le Korigan|
|Wed, Nov 02 2016||ES||Madrid||Caracol|
|Thu, Nov 03 2016||ES||Barcelona||Apolo 2|
|Fri, Nov 04 2016||FR||Toulouse||Metronum|
|Sat, Nov 05 2016||FR||Rennes||Ubu|
|Sun, Nov 06 2016||FR||Paris||Petit Bain|
|Mon, Nov 07 2016||UK||London||Islington Assembly Hall|
|Tue, Nov 08 2016||IR||Dublin||Voodoo Lounge|
|Thu, Nov 10 2016||LU||Esch-sur -Alzette||Kultur Fabrik|
|Fri, Nov 11 2016||DE||Bochum||Matrix|
|Sat, Nov 12 2016||NL||Nijmegen||Doornroosje|
|Sun, Nov 13 2016||BE||Vosselaar||Biebob|
|Mon, Nov 14 2016||DE||Weinheim||Café Central|