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La Masquerade Infernale

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TypeStudio Full-length
Released
GenresAvant-garde Black Metal
LabelsMusic for Nations, Mystic
Length45:11
Ranked#39 for 1997 , #1,277 all-time
Reviews :  1
Comments :  0
Total votes :  1
Rating :  85 / 100
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La Masquerade Infernale Information

Track listing (Songs)

Title Length Rating Votes
1. Master of Disguise 6:42 90 1
2. Ad Astra 7:40 95 1
3. The Chaos Path 5:33 90 1
4. La Masquerade Infernale 2:00 80 1
5. Alone 4:39 85 1
6. The Throne of Tragedy 6:33 80 1
7. Painting My Horror 5:59 85 1
8. Of Nails and Sinners 6:06 85 1

Line-up (Members)

  • G. Wolf : Vocals, Samples, Electronics
  • Knut M. Valle : Guitars
  • Steinar Sverd Johnsen : Keyboards
  • Hugh Steven James Mingay : Bass
  • Jan Axel Von Blomberg : Drums

Guest / session musicians

  • Svein Haugen : Double Bass
  • Vegard Johnsen : Violin
  • Dorthe Dreier : Viola
  • Simen Hestnæs : Vocals, Songwriting (track 3), Backing Vocals (tracks 1, 7)
  • Carl August Tidemann : Lead Guitar (tracks 2, 8)
  • Hans Josef Groh : Cello
  • Idun Felberg : Cornet (track 2)
  • Erik Olivier Lancelot : Flute (track 2)

Production staff / artist

  • Børge Finstad : Mixing
  • Pål Klåstad : Technician, Engineering (strings)
  • Jørn H. Sværen : Lyrics, Translation (track 6)
  • Gandalf Stryke : Mastering
  • Knut Magne Valle : Producer
  • Marius Bodin : Engineering (Drums)
  • G. Wolf : Producer, Mastering
Additional notes
Recorded at Jester Studio between December 1996 & May 1997, excluding the drum takes, which were engineered between 15th & 20th of December 1996 at Fløystøy, and string takes, which took place on 1st of May 1997 at Endless.
Mixed between 2nd & 12th of June 1997 at Major Studio.
Mastered at Strype Laboratories.

CD is actually 01:27 longer because of the hidden pretrack on song #1.
Lyrics of 'Alone' are taken from a poem by Edgar Allan Poe.

Re-released in 2003 by Candlelight Records. This release is remixed and does not contain the hidden track.

The Throne of Tragedy is based on the poem «Tragediens Trone» by Jørn Henrik Sværen, is translated to English by the undersigned, and hereby dedicated to Kristoffer Garm Rygg.

La Masquerade Infernale Reviews

Reviewer :    (85/100)
Date : 
Arcturus는 Black Metal계의 슈퍼 프로젝트밴드로, 주작곡자인 Sverd, 메이헴의 Hellhammer, 울버의 Garm가 주축이 되어 있다. 1991년에 7인치 EP앨범 My Angel, 1993년에 프로모앨범 Constellation, 1996년에 정규 데뷔앨범 Aspera Hiems Symfonia를 발표한 바 있다. 국내에 라이센스로 소개되기도 한 이들의 두 번째 앨범 La Masquerade Infernale으로 심포닉하고 서사적인 분위기가 지배적이었던 전작에 비해 마치 한 편의 오페라는 감상하는 느낌이며 보다 난해한 구성을 지니고 있다. 음악적으로 충실한 앨범.

Best Track : Ad Astra
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Arcturus Discography

Album title Type Released Rating Votes Reviews
(1996) Studio - 0 0
(1997) Studio 85 1 1
(2001) Studio 90 1 1
(2005) Studio - 0 0
(2015) Studio - 0 0