THE pioneering industrial black metal force to emerge in the early 90’s, Norway’s Mysticum brought to the world a completely unique brand of extreme & psychedelic discordant black metal with insane drum machine patterns & synths. They were originally signed to Mayhem guitarist Euronymous’ Deathlike Silence Productions label. However, this venture was cut short following his death, forcing Mysticum to look elsewhere for the release of their eventual debut album & genre classic, ‘In the Streams of Inferno’, in 1996.
A perfect concoction of cold, primitive black metal & forward-thinking ideas, Mysticum has had a lasting & profound impact on many since the 90’s, and so when the long-talked about follow-up album, ‘Planet Satan’, surfaced in 2014, these godfathers of the scene rightly returned to reclaim their throne, following a long period of inactivity.
In light of the release, Mysticum decided that a return to the stage would be the next logical step, but it had to be done THEIR way, without compromise; and so, with Herr General Cerastes, Dr Best & Svartravn stood upon three 3 metre high podiums surrounded by screens, with one of the most intense light and sound spectacles witnessed at an extreme metal show, Mysticum stuns the crowd into submission, as captured here at the famous Roadburn Festival in the Netherlands, with this CD/DVD package featuring live material from both ‘Planet Satan’ & ‘In the Streams of Inferno’ for a night of sheer hell