MYSTICUM’S 2014 ALBUM, ’PLANET SATAN’ - A LEGENDARY MILESTONE IN BLACK METAL
SUPREMACY FROM THE NORWEGIAN PIONEERS, PRESENTED ON BLACK VINYL.
Having achieved almost mythical status in black metal lore, ‘Planet Satan’ was rumoured since the late 1990’s following the band’s debut release (1996’s ‘In The Streams Of Inferno’). Unifying the core trio of Herr General Cerastes, Svartravn & DrBest, ‘Planet Satan’ was released in 2014.
A work of intense & otherworldly black metal power injected with Mysticum’s strong cosmic, satanic & psychedelic overtones, ‘Planet Satan’ welcomed Mysticum to the new millennium with full & unrelenting force, whilst retaining the core elements which made the Norwegians pioneering legends of industrial black metal. Both infernal & nihilistic, as well as apocalyptic in its scope & execution, ‘Planet Satan’ became a new milestone for the genre in its sublime, chaotic ferocity. Primitive minor-chord riff patterns & tortured vocals mixed with the band’s manic & often unconventional programmed drumbeats make this an eerily hypnotic work of the darkest order. The album was recorded & mixed at Fias Co. Studios with producer Sverre Dæhli & mastered by Tom Kvålsvoll at Strype Audio in Oslo.