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Monday, July 25, 2016
Inquisition (WA state): shows coming up this week!
There are some interesting Inquisition activities taking place here in the state of Washington. First, the black metal duo has a new album that is coming up on August 26, 2016 and it will be called Bloodshed Across the Empyrean Altar Beyond the Celestial Zenith. In recent years the band’s profile has been on the rise due to the positive reception to the albums Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm (2011) and Obscure Verses for the Multiverse (2013). Second, in anticipation of the new work, the band has made available at least two tracks:
"Power From The Center Of The Cosmic Black Spiral" and "Wings of Anu." The songs also have been posted at various publications, including this one. Third, this week there are some shows coming in this area:
July 28 Inquisition, UADA, Hissing, Sacrament ov Impurity, guests at Wild Buffalo, Bellingham, WA
July 29 Inquisition, UADA, Necrosomnium, Sacrament ov Impurity, Guests at Studio Seven, Seattle, WA
July 30 Inquisition + guests at Panic Room, Portland, OR
If you are new to Inquisition, here’s a bit of official information.
OFFICIAL: The band Inquisition was formed in 1988 in Cali, Colombia by Dagon. The band started as a thrash metal act, and in 1994 evolved into raw black metal.
In 1996, Dagon left Colombia and moved back to the United States to continue Inquisition and search for a new drummer. That same year Dagon met Incubus, who joined the band on drums and the creation of their debut full length album began. This line-up has remained stable for more than fifteen years and is now seen as the classic Inquisition line-up.
INQUISITION style of black metal involves slow, deep and dark riffing combined with sudden tempo changes to faster sections based around blast beats and high-speed riffing; at times adding melodic solos. The classic Inquisition sound incorporates a combination of early era thrash metal-influenced riffing with darker and more chaotic black metal, primarily involving fast, tremolo picked minor-key guitar riffs, thus creating the trademark "Inquisition sound".