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Latest news: Tue, Jul 18 2017, INQUISITION

Latest release: "Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith"

Release date: Fri, Aug 26 2016, US Fri, Aug 26 2016

INQUISITION have announced new US headlining dates together with UADA and VOLAHN. The "Bloodshed For Zenith" 2017 tour kicks off at the Union in Los Angeles, CA on September 1 in support of their latest release 'Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith'. A full list of confirmed shows can be found below.


01 Sep 17 Los Angeles (CA) Union
02 Sep 17 San Diego (CA) Brick by Brick
03 Sep 17 Oakland (CA) Oakland Metro Opera House
04 Sep 17 Portland (OR) Bossanova Ballroom
05 Sep 17 Seattle (WA) Studio Seven
08 Sep 17 Kansas City (MO) The Riot Room
09 Sep 17 Minneapolis (MN) Triple Rock
10 Sep 17 Chicago (IL) Reggie's
12 Sep 17 Lakewood (OH) The Foundry
13 Sep 17 New York (NY) Gramercy Theatre
14 Sep 17 Providence (RI) Alchemy
16 Sep 17 Spartanburg (SC) Ground Zero
17 Sep 17 Tampa (FL) The Orpheum
18 Sep 17 Atlanta (GA) Masquerade
20 Sep 17 Houston (TX) Acadia Bar
22 Sep 17 Austin (TX) Barracuda
23 Sep 17 Oklahoma City (OK) 89th Street Collective
25 Sep 17 Las Vegas (NV) Adrenaline
26 Sep 17 Phoenix (AZ) Joe's Grotto

INQUISITION are touring in support of their latest release 'Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith'. Artwork and track list can be viewed below.



  1. Intro: The Force Before Darkness
  2. From Chaos They Came
  3. Wings Of Anu
  4. Vortex From The Celestial Flying Throne Of Storms
  5. A Black Aeon Shall Cleanse
  6. The Flames Of Infinite Blackness Before Creation
  7. Mystical Blood
  8. Through The Divine Spirit Of Satan A Glorious Universe Is Known
  9. Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith
  10. Power From The Center Of The Cosmic Black Spiral
  11. A Magnificent Crypt Of Stars
  12. Outro: The Invocation Of The Absolute, The All, The Satan
  13. Coda: Hymn To The Cosmic Zenith

'Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith' can still be ordered in various formats from the Season of Mist shop

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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.


Name Instrument
Dagon Guitars, Vocals
Incubus Drums

Releases Season of Mist


Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith

General information
: Fri, Aug 26 2016
: Fri, Aug 26 2016
: Black Metal
: SOM387
: available


Ominous Doctrines Of The Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm

General information
: Mon, Jun 15 2015
: Black Metal
: SOM341
: available


Nefarious Dismal Orations

General information
: Mon, May 18 2015
: Tue, Jun 16 2015
: Black Metal
: SOM340
: available


Magnificent Glorification of Lucifer

General information
: Mon, Mar 23 2015
: Tue, Mar 24 2015
: Black Metal
: SOM339
: available


Invoking The Majestic Throne Of Satan

General information
: Mon, Feb 23 2015
: Tue, Feb 24 2015
: Black Metal
: SOM338
: available


Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient Cult

General information
: Mon, Jan 26 2015
: Tue, Sep 01 2015
: Black Metal
: SOM337
: available


Obscure Verses For The Multiverse

General information
: Fri, Oct 25 2013
: Tue, Oct 29 2013
: Black Metal
: SOM315
: available

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Fri, Sep 01 2017 US Los Angeles, CA Union +Uada +Volahn
Sat, Sep 02 2017 US San Diego, CA Brick by Brick +Uada +Volahn
Sun, Sep 03 2017 US Oakland, CA Oakland Metro Opera House +Uada +Volahn
Mon, Sep 04 2017 US Portland, OR Bossanova Ballroom +Uada +Volahn
Tue, Sep 05 2017 US Seattle, WA Studio Seven +Uada +Volahn
Fri, Sep 08 2017 US Kansas City, MO The Riot Room +Uada +Volahn
Sat, Sep 09 2017 US Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock +Uada +Volahn
Sun, Sep 10 2017 US Chicago, IL Reggie's +Uada +Volahn
Tue, Sep 12 2017 US Lakewood, OH The Foundry +Uada +Volahn
Wed, Sep 13 2017 US New York, NY Gramercy Theatre +Uada +Volahn
Thu, Sep 14 2017 US Providence, RI Alchemy +Uada +Volahn
Sat, Sep 16 2017 US Spartanburg, SC Ground Zero +Uada +Volahn
Sun, Sep 17 2017 US Tampa, FL The Orpheum +Uada +Volahn
Mon, Sep 18 2017 US Atlanta, GA Masquerade +Uada +Volahn
Wed, Sep 20 2017 US Houston, TX Acadia Bar +Uada +Volahn
Fri, Sep 22 2017 US Austin, TX Barracuda +Uada +Volahn
Sat, Sep 23 2017 US Oklahoma City, OK 89th Street Collective +Uada +Volahn
Mon, Sep 25 2017 US Las Vegas, NV Adrenaline +Uada +Volahn
Tue, Sep 26 2017 US Phoenix, AZ Joe's Grotto +Uada +Volahn
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