MYSTICUM’S SECOND ALBUM, ’PLANET SATAN’. THE LATEST MILESTONE IN BLACK METAL SUPREMACY FROM THE NORWEGIAN PIONEERS.
Having achieved almost mythical status in black metal lore, ‘Planet Satan’ had been 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’ eventually saw release in 2014 to great acclaim.
A work of intense and otherworldly black metal injected with Mysticum’s strong cosmic, satanic and psychedelic overtones, ‘Planet Satan’ welcomed a rejuvenated Mysticum to the new millennium with 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 and 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 and often unconventional programmed drum beats makes 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.
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 & synths. They were originally (and briefly) signed to Euronymous’ Deathlike Silence Productions label, such was his belief in the band.
Mysticum has become active again on the live front, most recently with their headlining set at Inferno festival in 2016, showcasing their highly impressive & unique stageshow.