Candlelight Records will be issuing the relatively obscure, Into the Woods of Belial, from THOU SHALT SUFFER on May 18th. The album, previously unavailable in the U.S., features masterminds, Samoth (ex-EMPEROR, ZYKLON) and Ihsahn (ex-EMPEROR, PECCATUM). “I’ve been thinking of re-issuing this album for quite some time, especially considering it was never properly available in the U.S.” says Samoth whose Nocturnal Art Productions originally released the album. “I think to this day the album offers strong and classic material. It is definitely a piece of Norwegian metal history; dark, obscure death metal that spawned the creation of EMPEROR.”
In related news, Candlelight Records will be reissuing the entire EMPEROR back catalogue in the U.S. Enhancements and additions are expected; specifics not available for press time.