December 13, 2012

Music News - Peaceville to reissue 'Mysticum' debut album

On February 26th Peaceville Records will be reissuing the debut album from Mysticum. In the Streams of Inferno will be remastered and contain two bonus songs, as well as an accompanying DVD featuring two live sets. Read on for more info.

NORWAY - One of the pioneering industrial black metal forces to emerge in the early 90's, Mysticum and Peaceville Records are proud to announce the reissue of the band's debut album,In the Streams of Inferno, on February 26th. The reissued version of In the Streams of Infernowill feature an extensive remastering, courtesy of Tom Kvålsvoll at Strype Studios in Oslo, Norway, two bonus songs and bonus DVD. The packaging also contains new artwork made in close association with the band to fully reflect the intended vision, plus liner notes and additional lyrics. The release will be available in both CD and vinyl format.

The bonus DVD will contain two live shows from 1996. "Grotten" in Asker, Norway has until now been totally unknown to the masses except for the few that were present at the show. The other show is the more well-known Bradford, UK set from Mysticum's European tour with Marduk and Gehenna. Overall both gigs give a great glimpse into the pure atmosphere and intensity of this cult act - a must for all fans.
A perfect concoction of cold, primitive black metal and forward-thinking ideas from an act unafraid to push boundaries, the hell of In the Streams of Inferno has had a lasting and profound impact on many since 1996.

The band was originally signed to Euronymous' Deathlike Silence Productions label, such was his belief in the band (Mysticum even featured Hellhammer from Mayhem in their line-up for a brief period). However, this venture proved to be cut short following his death, forcing Mysticum to look elsewhere for the release of their eventual debut album, In the Streams of Inferno finally surfacing in 1996.
Unifying the core trio of Herr General Cerastes, Svartravn and Mean Malmberg in late 2011, Mysticum has commenced work on its follow-up album, Planet Satan, to be released 2013 on Peaceville Records.

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