MYSTICUM To Release “Planet Satan” In OctoberMonday, 8th September 2014
Norway’s MYSTICUM will release their second album, Planet Satan, on October 27th via Peaceville. A band that achieved almost mythical status in black metal lore, Planet Satan follows MYSTICUM ‘s debut release, 1996’s In the Streams Of Inferno, and unifies the core trio of Herr General Cerastes, Svartravn and DrBest.
Peaceville Records comments, “There is truly no other band quite like MYSTICUM. 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, and so it is finally time to welcome the return of Mysticum with the long-overdue arrival of Planet Satan to infect the masses once more.”
A work of intense and otherworldly black metal power injected with MYSTICUM ‘s strong cosmic, satanic and psychedelic overtones, Planet Satan welcomes MYSTICUM to the new millennium with full and unrelenting force, whilst retaining the core elements which made the Norwegian band a pioneering legend of industrial black metal. Both infernal and nihilistic, as well as apocalyptic in its scope and execution, Planet Satan is a new milestone for the genre in its sublime, chaotic ferocity. Primitive minor-chord riff patterns and tortured vocals mixed with the band’s manic and often unconventional programmed drum beats makes this an eerily hypnotic work of the darkest order.
Planet Satan was recorded and mixed at Fias Co. Studios with producer Sverre Dæhli and mastered by Tom Kvålsvoll at Strype Audio in Oslo.
Emerging in the early 1990’s, MYSTICUM brought to the world a completely unique brand of psychedelic discordant black metal with insane drum machine patterns and synths. The group was originally signed to Euronymous’ Deathlike Silence Productions label, such was his belief in the band. 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.