Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Inquisition (Black Metal)




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, Jan 20 2017 CA Montreal Club Soda +Mayhem +Black Anvil
Sat, Jan 21 2017 CA Toronto Phoenix Theater +Mayhem +Black Anvil
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
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