Emperor – Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk
Emperor is a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1991, regarded as highly influential by critics and emerging black metal bands. The group was founded by Ihsahn (guitar/vocal) and Samoth (then, drums), split up in 2001, reunited from 2005 to 2007 for a few festival dates and brief US tours, and again reunited in 2013 to 2014. Emperor reformed for the third time in 2016 but despite the reunion shows, Ihsahn has stated that there are no plans to record a new album. Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk is their second studio album, released on July 1997 through Candlelight Records and Century Black. The opening guitar riff to “Ye Entrancemperium” is taken from an unnamed Mayhem song. As such, Mayhem guitarist Euronymous is credited in the album liner notes, even though he was murdered three years before the album was written and recorded. A recording of this unfinished track can be found on the Mayhem bootleg Ha Elm Zalag. For critics, Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk firmly established black metal as an art form and opened up a wide range of creative possibilities to the more progressive, eccentric wing of the genre.
Original Pressing Replica
Limited Edition Colored Vinyl
Label: Candlelight Records
Cat. # Candle769231