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Latest news: Fri, Sep 01 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 are embarking on a headlining US tour in support of their latest release 'Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith'. The "Bloodshed For Zenith 2017 tour" kicks off today, September 1st, with a sold out show in Los Angeles and sees the band traveling throughout the country. A full list of confirmed dates can be found below.


01 Sep 17 Los Angeles, CA (US) Union
02 Sep 17 San Diego, CA (US) Brick by Brick
03 Sep 17 Oakland, CA (US) Metro Opera House
04 Sep 17 Portland, OR (US) Bossanova Ballroom
05 Sep 17 Seattle, WA (US) Studio Seven
07 Sep 17 Denver, CO (US) Roxy Theater
08 Sep 17 Kansas City, MO (US) The Riot Room
09 Sep 17 Minneapolis, MN (US) Triple Rock
10 Sep 17 Chicago, IL (US) Reggie's
11 Sep 17 Detroit, MI (US) Corktown Tavern
12 Sep 17 Lakewood, OH (US) The Foundry
13 Sep 17 New York, NY (US) Gramercy Theatre
14 Sep 17 Providence, RI (US) Alchemy
15 Sep 17 Washington, DC (US) The Pinch
16 Sep 17 Spartanburg, SC (US) Ground Zero
17 Sep 17 Tampa, FL (US) The Orpheum
18 Sep 17 Atlanta, GA (US) The Masquerade
19 Sep 17 New Orleans, LA (US) Gasa Gasa
20 Sep 17 Houston, TX (US) Concert Pub North
21 Sep 17 Harlingen, TX (US) Hop Shop
22 Sep 17 Austin, TX (US) Barracuda
23 Sep 17 Oklahoma City, OK (US) 89th Street Collective
25 Sep 17 Las Vegas, NV (US) Adrenaline
26 Sep 17 Phoenix, AZ (US) Joe's Grotto
28 Sep 17 Guatemala City (GT) Salon Agayc
29 Sep 17 El Salvador (SV) Buhos Pizza
30 Sep 17 Managua (NI) El Centro Recreativo el Ateneo
01 Oct 17 Panama City (PA) Hangar 18
03 Oct 17 Tunja (CO) Liptus Café-Bar
04 Oct 17 Bogata (CO) Auditorio Lumiere
05 Oct 17 Pasto (CO) Club Cresemillas
06 Oct 17 Barranquilla (CO) Sala Asopelis
07 Oct 17 Medellin (CO) Teatro Matacandelas
11 Oct 17 Concepción (CL) La Bodeguita De Nicanor
13 Oct 17 Buenos Aires (AR) Mvseo Rock
14 Oct 17 Sao Paulo (BR) Vic Club
15 Oct 17 Recife (BR) Burburinho

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

Join INQUISITION on their official Facebook page!



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
Thu, Jan 04 2018 DE München Backstage +Septicflesh
Fri, Jan 05 2018 DE Leipzig Hellraiser +Inquisition
Sat, Jan 06 2018 CZ Praha Klub Nová Chmelnice +Septicflesh
Sun, Jan 07 2018 HU Budapest Barbara Negra +Septicflesh
Mon, Jan 08 2018 AT Vienna Viper Room +Septicflesh
Tue, Jan 09 2018 SI Ljubljana Orto Bar +Septicflesh
Wed, Jan 10 2018 IT Bologna Alchemie Club +Septicflesh
Thu, Jan 11 2018 IT Brescia Circolo Colony +Septicflesh
Fri, Jan 12 2018 CH Zürich Meh Suff! Winter-Fest 2018
Sat, Jan 13 2018 FR Denain In Theatrum Denonium festival
Sun, Jan 14 2018 FR Lyon Cco Jean Pierre Lachaize +Septicflesh
Tue, Jan 16 2018 ES Madrid Sala Caracol +Septicflesh
Wed, Jan 17 2018 ES Barcelona Razzmatazz +Septicflesh
Thu, Jan 18 2018 FR Toulouse Le Metronum +Septicflesh
Fri, Jan 19 2018 FR Angers Le Chabada Angers Mini Fest
Sat, Jan 20 2018 FR Paris La Machine du Moulin Rouge +Septicflesh
Mon, Jan 22 2018 UK London The Underworld +Septicflesh
Tue, Jan 23 2018 BE Vosselaar Biebob +Septicflesh
Wed, Jan 24 2018 NL Nijmegen Doornroosje +Septicflesh
Thu, Jan 25 2018 DE Hamburg Hamburg +Septicflesh
Fri, Jan 26 2018 DE Matrix Bochum +Septicflesh
Sat, Jan 27 2018 DE Mannheim MS Connexion Complex +Septicflesh
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