Norway’s MYSTICUM will release its long awaited second album Planet Satan on October 27 via Peaceville Records. The band is now streaming a new track from the forthcoming release, “LSD”, on Soundcloud below:
Planet Satan can be pre-ordered now through the Peaceville webstore HERE, in both CD and vinyl formats.
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.
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.
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