Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Inquisition (Black Metal)

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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

Som387

Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith

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

Som341

Ominous Doctrines Of The Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm

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

Som340

Nefarious Dismal Orations

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

Som339

Magnificent Glorification of Lucifer

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

Som338

Invoking The Majestic Throne Of Satan

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

Som337

Into The Infernal Regions Of The Ancient Cult

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

Som315

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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