Norway’s industrial black metallers MYSTICUM have launched a music video for the track “The Ether”, taken from its widely acclaimed 2014 return, Planet Satan. In the true spirit of Mysticum, do not expect the typical kind of video, but instead a dark and cosmic trip – a powerful glimpse into the all-conquering Mysticum universe. Watch the video below:
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In addition, the band has also announced its highly-anticipated return to the stage after 19 years, with a main performance at Finland’s esteemed (and final) Black Flames of Blasphemy festival on November 14, 2015. Expect pure hell!
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. 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. It was recorded and mixed at Fias Co. Studios with producer Sverre Dæhli and mastered by Tom Kvålsvoll at Strype Audio in Oslo.
Planet Satan can be purchased now via iTunes at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/planet-satan/id925725026, Amazon.com at: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N9MIZ3U/ref=dm_ws_ps_cdp?ie=UTF8&s=music and through the Peaceville web-store at: https://www.burningshed.com/store/peaceville/. The band has also released a limited edition t-shirt to coincide with the release at: https://www.burningshed.com/store/peaceville/multiproduct/261/4838/.
4. The Ether
5. Fist of Satan
6. All Must End
7. Cosmic Gun
8. Dissolve to Impiety
In other Mysticum news, a themed restaurant called Planet STN had its grand opening in Guadalajara, Mexico. Under construction for many months, the Planet STN restaurant notably includes a range of Mysticum-spiced delicacies from its menu, an endeavor brought about by the owner’s (undeniable) love for the band, mixed with themes of astronomy and ancient ET civilizations (Annunakkis). The menu mainly features Italian cuisine with an entire burger selection compiled of Mysticum-inspired names, including the irresistible and mouth-watering sounding Annihilation LSD Burger! Reports of Black Magic Mushrooms being included are yet to be confirmed. Check out Planet STN on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Planet-STN/1505413303033331?fref=nf.
Stay tuned for more information on Mysticum and Planet Satan, out now on Peaceville Records.