The kings of black metal, EMPEROR, have announced that they will be visiting Japan for the first time this July. They will be performing the classic, In the Nightside Eclipse, in its entirety for the two shows in Tokyo and Osaka. Ticket info can be found here. Here is what the band said:
“2014 marks the 20th anniversary of ‘In The Nightside Eclipse‘ and we are finally ready to announce that we are coming to
Tokyo (July 17) and Osaka (July 18) to celebrate this occasion with you.
“Faust will be performing with us for the European shows, but due to visa issues he will not be able to join us in Japan. However, Trym has kindly agreed to step in and perform with us exclusively for these two shows!
“We have both had the great pleasure of performing in Japan previously, but never before as Emperor. Band and crew are all very excited about this and we all look forward to seeing you there.
Ihsahn and Samoth”
In related news, In the Nightside Eclipse has been reissued as a 20th anniversary 2-CD set in a digibook.