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Latest news: Thu, Mar 02 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 the second leg of their "Bloodshed Across Europe" tour this April. The fast-rising US black metal duo will kick off their rampage at the Royal Metal Fest in the Danish city of Aarhus on April 7th in support of their current full-length 'Bloodshed Across the Empyrean Altar beyond the Celestial Zenith'.

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INQUISITION comment on their return: "We are proud to announce our upcoming dates in April, which will take us partly outside of the usual touring circuit. Many of these places we will visit for the first time - expanding the circuit through this second leg for our Bloodshed tour throughout the continent."

INQUISITION Europe
07 Apr 17 Aarhus (DK) Royal Metal Fest
08 Apr 17 Stockholm (SE) Dark Days in Stockholm
10 Apr 17 Hamburg (DE) Markthalle
11 Apr 17 Möhrlenbach-Weiher (DE) Live Music Hall
13 Apr 17 Roma (IT) Traffic Club
14 Apr 17 Brescia (IT) Circolo Colony
15 Apr 17 Pratteln (CH) Mini 27
16 Apr 17 Rotterdam (NL) Baroeg (Conspiracy Of The Damned)
17 Apr 17 Roeselare (BE) De Verlichte Geest
18 Apr 17 Groningen (NL) Vera
19 Apr 17 Essen (DE) Turock
20 Apr 17 Cham (DE) LA
21 Apr 17 Colmar (FR) Grillen
22 Apr 17 Quimper (FR) Polarites
23 Apr 17 Nantes (FR) Ferrailleur
24 Apr 17 Paris (FR) Glazart
27 Apr 17 Saragossa (ES) King King
28 Apr 17 Barroselas (PT) SWR Festival
29 Apr 17 Sevilla (ES) Fanatic
30 Apr 17 Murcia (ES) Garaje Beat Club

INQUISITION will be touring in support of their current full-length 'Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith' (26th of August 2016). Artwork and track-list are shown below.

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  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!

Biography

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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.

Line-up

Name Instrument
Dagon Guitars, Vocals
Incubus Drums

Releases Season of Mist

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Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith

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

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Ominous Doctrines Of The Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm

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

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Nefarious Dismal Orations

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

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Magnificent Glorification of Lucifer

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

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Invoking The Majestic Throne Of Satan

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

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Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient Cult

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

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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, Apr 07 2017 DK Aarhus Royal Metal Fest
Sat, Apr 08 2017 SE Stockholm Dark Days in Stockholm
Mon, Apr 10 2017 DE Hamburg Markthalle
Tue, Apr 11 2017 DE Möhrlenbach-Weiher Live Music Hall
Thu, Apr 13 2017 IT Roma Traffic Club
Fri, Apr 14 2017 IT Brescia Circolo Colony
Sat, Apr 15 2017 CH Pratteln Mini 27
Sun, Apr 16 2017 NL Rotterdam Baroeg Conspiracy Of The Damned
Mon, Apr 17 2017 BE Roeselare De Verlichte Geest
Tue, Apr 18 2017 NL Groningen Vera
Wed, Apr 19 2017 DE Essen Turock
Thu, Apr 20 2017 DE Cham LA
Fri, Apr 21 2017 FR Colmar Grillen
Sat, Apr 22 2017 FR Quimper Polarites
Sun, Apr 23 2017 FR Nantes Ferrailleur
Mon, Apr 24 2017 FR Paris Glazart
Thu, Apr 27 2017 ES Saragossa King King
Fri, Apr 28 2017 PT Barroselas SWR Festival
Sat, Apr 29 2017 ES Sevilla Fanatic
Sun, Apr 30 2017 ES Murcia Garaje Beat Club
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