INQUISITION are streaming their crushing new album, ‘Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith’. The highly anticipated new album is streaming now at New Noise Magazine, and features an exclusive interview with guitarist, lyricist, and founder Dagon.
Regarding the album, Dagon comments, ‘Bloodshed Across the Empyrean Altar Beyond the Celestial Zenith’ represents a multi layered theme beginning with the universe as an infinite space of war between the cosmic gods of our creation, transcending into the spirit of our inner space which is an extension of the gods, and the connection between our species, our spirit, and the absolute universe as a whole as a result from the interstellar warfare. Inspired by the forces before creation, its mechanics and the ancient question/reason as to what placed us here as the most recent ruling species in such an instantaneous window of time.”
‘Bloodshed across…’ will be released worldwide on August 26. The artwork and track list can be found below. Pre-orders across all formats, including several limited edition ones, are available at the Season of Mist E-shop.
Their first new record in 3 years,’Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith’ was recorded at the legendary London Bridge Studios in Seattle (ALICE IN CHAINS, QUEENSRYCHE, SOUNDGARDEN, and many more) with long time engineer Arthur Rizk (PRURIENT, POWER TRIP).
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
“When a new Inquisition album appears, it’s not even a question of whether it’ll be any good. It’s a matter of how good.” – Decibel Magazine
“They’ve been there since the beginning, and will be here making outstanding records long after the rest of their peers have given up the ghost.” – Pitchfork
“…inventive and incredible, a stellar assembly of riff-first black metal guaranteed to go down as one of the year’s finest albums, metal or otherwise.” -Stereogum