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Latest news: Thu, Dec 08 2016, 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 their "Bloodshed Across North America Tour" in support of Norwegian black metal legends and labelmates MAYHEM. INQUISITION will embark on their hellish road trip on January 20th in Québec, Montreal. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below.


20 Jan 17 Montreal (CA) Club Soda
21 Jan 17 Toronto (CA) Phoenix Theater
22 Jan 17 Cleveland (OH) Agora Ballroom
23 Jan 17 Chicago (IL) Metro
24 Jan 17 Milwaukee (WI) Turner Hall Ballroom
25 Jan 17 Minneapolis (MN) Mill City Nights
27 Jan 17 Denver (CO) Gothic Theater
28 Jan 17 Salt Lake City (UT) The Complex
30 Jan 17 Calgary (CA) Marquee
31 Jan 17 Edmonton (CA) Starlite Room
02 Feb 17 Seattle (WA) El Corazon
03 Feb 17 Vancouver (CA) Rickshaw
04 Feb 17 Portland (OR) Hawthorne Theater
06 Feb 17 San Francisco (CA) Social Hall SF
07 Feb 17 Santa Ana (CA)The Observatory
08 Feb 17 Phoenix (AZ) Club Red
10 Feb 17 San Antonio (TX) Alamo Music Hall
11 Feb 17 Dallas (TX) Trees
13 Feb 17 Atlanta (GA) Masquerade
14 Feb 17 Wilmington (NC) Thorne Theater
15 Feb 17 Washington (DC) The Howard Theater
16 Feb 17 Philadelphia (PA) Theater of the Living Arts
17 Feb 17 Poughkeepsie (NY) The Chance Theater
18 Feb 17 Boston (MA) Royale
19 Feb 17 New York (NY) Gramercy Theater


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

Cover 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

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
Sun, Jan 22 2017 US Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom +Mayhem +Black Anvil
Mon, Jan 23 2017 US Chicago, IL Metro +Mayhem +Black Anvil
Tue, Jan 24 2017 US Milwaukee, WI Turner Hall Ballroom +Mayhem +Black Anvil
Wed, Jan 25 2017 US Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights +Mayhem +Black Anvil
Fri, Jan 27 2017 US Denver, CO Gothic Theater +Mayhem +Black Anvil
Sat, Jan 28 2017 US Salt Lake City, UT The Complex +Mayhem +Black Anvil
Mon, Jan 30 2017 CA Calgary Marquee +Mayhem +Black Anvil
Tue, Jan 31 2017 CA Edmonton Starlite Room +Mayhem +Black Anvil
Thu, Feb 02 2017 US Seattle, WA El Corazon +Mayhem +Black Anvil
Fri, Feb 03 2017 CA Vancouver Rickshaw +Mayhem +Black Anvil
Sat, Feb 04 2017 US Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater +Mayhem +Black Anvil
Mon, Feb 06 2017 US San Francisco, CA Social Hall SF +Mayhem +Black Anvil
Tue, Feb 07 2017 US Santa Ana, CA The Observatory +Mayhem +Black Anvil
Wed, Feb 08 2017 US Phoenix, AZ Club Red +Mayhem +Black Anvil
Fri, Feb 10 2017 US San Antonio, TX Alamo Music Hall +Mayhem +Black Anvil
Sat, Feb 11 2017 US Dallas, TX Trees +Mayhem +Black Anvil
Mon, Feb 13 2017 US Atlanta, GA Masquerade +Mayhem +Black Anvil
Tue, Feb 14 2017 US Wilmington, NC Thorne Theater +Mayhem +Black Anvil
Wed, Feb 15 2017 US Washington, DC The Howard Theater +Mayhem +Black Anvil
Thu, Feb 16 2017 US Philadelphia, PA Theater of the Living Arts +Mayhem +Black Anvil
Fri, Feb 17 2017 US Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance Theater +Mayhem +Black Anvil
Sat, Feb 18 2017 US Boston, MA Royale +Mayhem +Black Anvil
Sun, Feb 19 2017 US New York, NY Gramercy Theater +Mayhem +Black Anvil
Fri, Apr 07 2017 DK Aarhus VoxHall Royal Metal Fest
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