Candlelight Records confirms October 19 and November 2 as the reissue dates for four of EMPEROR’s genre-defining albums. Wrath of the Tyrants, In the Nightside Eclipse, Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk, and IX Equilibrum, all currently out of print in the U.S., have been reworked with additional bonus footage and material unavailable on both European and U.S.-licensed versions.
In documentary style, each of the four recordings have been enhanced with live and studio footage. Wrath of the Tyrants, being part one, “includes very rare, exclusive footage of pre-Nightside rehearsals plus live outtakes from our first tour (in support of CRADLE OF FILTH, 1993),” says guitarist Samoth. In the Nightside Eclipse, part two, “includes edited material from a live show in Oslo for the song, “Towards the Pantheon,” as well as various other clips from live recordings in 1997.”
“Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk, starts off with a band interview on Finnish TV talking about Anthems and then various live clips from 1997-98, including cool clips from the Dynamo Festival,” continues Samoth. “Part four, IX Equilibrium, starts off with a clip from the No Mercy Festival Tour and then follows us to the U.S. for our first and only headline American tour in 1999.” IX Equilibrium concludes the four-part enhancement series with a clip from the Mystic Festival in Poland, the final EMPEROR performance.