Inquisition release new European dates for April
Inquisition are announcing 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 and then proceed to bring darkness all over Europe throughout the whole month. Please see below for a list of all confirmed shows.
Inquisition comment on the tour: “We are proud to announce our upcoming tour 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.”
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.
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
Photo-credit: Peter Beste
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.
Dagon: guitars, vocals
Style: Black Metal
Photo-credit: Peter Beste
Gatefold double vinyl (black, coloured, and picture)