Candlelight Records confirms the completion of the final recordings from black metal legends Emperor. Titled "Live Inferno", the special live series features various releases recorded/filmed during the band's sold out 2005-2007 reunion performances. Several formats will be available including a 2CD/slip case with 16-page booklet, a limited edition box featuring 2 CD's & DVD with an enhanced 24 page booklet, a single DVD, and two limited edition double-vinyl gatefold sets. April 16 is set as the European release date for the series with April 21 set as the North American release date.

The audio aspect of the "Live Inferno" series features exclusive recordings from the band's headlining performances at Norway's Inferno Festival and Germany's Wacken Open Air Festival. Each recording will be pressed as individual double-vinyl sets; the first pressing limited to 1000 on black vinyl with any additional pressings in varied colours selected by the band. A special gold-vinyl seven-inch limited to 2000 titled "Thus Spake The Nightspirit" (featuring a live rendition of the band's famed song from the album "Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk" with a live recording of "Inno A Satana" from the album band's popular "In The Nightside Eclipse" album on the b-side) will be pressed and released via the label's official webstores beginning February 16.

The video portion, titled "Live At Wacken Open Air 2006 - A Night Of Emperial Wrath", has a running time of 70-minutes and includes footage professionally filmed at the Wacken Open Air Festival with additional on-stage and exclusive backstage footage filmed and compiled by the band. "It looks like these releases will be the final nail in the coffin for Emperor," says guitarist Samoth. "They are a testimony of the live reunion that took Emperor to even new heights; unique events like Wacken where Emperor headlined in front of 60 000 people. We had a great run of shows and feel lucky that we were able to come back even bigger and perform songs from our complete catalogue for a lot of dedicated fans old and new. There will be several cool formats and limited editions coming that should be a nice treat for the fans and a worthy representation of the Emperor legacy. Emperor is dead, long live the Emperor!"

Confirmed tracklistings include:

Disc I [Inferno]

01. Infinity Burning (medley)
02. Cosmic Keys To My Creations & Times
03. Thus Spake The Nightspirit
04. An Elegy Of Icaros
05. Curse You All Men!
06. Wrath Of The Tyrant
07. With Strength I Burn
08. Towards The Pantheon
09. The Majesty Of The Night Sky
10. The Loss And Curse Of Reverence
11. In The Wordless Chamber
12. Inno A Satana
13. I Am The Black Wizards
14. Ye Entrancemperium
15. Opus A Satana

Disc II [Wacken]

01. Infinity Burning (medley)
02. Cosmic Keys To My Creations & Times
03. Thus Spake The Nightspirit
04. An Elegy Of Icaros
05. Curse You All Men!
06. With Strength I Burn
07. Towards The Pantheon
08. The Majesty Of The Night Sky
09. The Loss And Curse Of Reverence
10. In The Wordless Chamber
11. I Am The Black Wizards
12. Inno A Satana

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Posted: 11.12.2008 by Thryce


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AdiabsA - 11.12.2008 at 15:05  
-Soulreaper- - 11.12.2008 at 15:24  
Freaking awesome, will be getting this.
Ravendark - 11.12.2008 at 15:38  
Nice, this is a must for me. Hope they will have a new tour in the future.
Varegan - 11.12.2008 at 15:48  
Nice sruff
Nym666 - 11.12.2008 at 15:59  
Berfones - 11.12.2008 at 16:04  
Too bad the songs on the second cd are the same as the ones on the first...
Nerevarine - 11.12.2008 at 16:25  
Slyfang - 11.12.2008 at 16:50  
They only played one song live from Prometheus?!
corrupt - 11.12.2008 at 18:09  
Written by Slyfang on 11.12.2008 at 16:50

They only played one song live from Prometheus?!

Yep, they did. And not even the best one too. But still awesome. I was really pissed when the Wacken DVD only features two songs of their set. This makes up for it
Baz Anderson - 11.12.2008 at 18:35  
Well, in times when I haven't been buying too many things - I know I absolutely will purchase this.

I managed to see Emperor twice live, in London in 2006 and at Hellfest 2007.. shame neither of these will see the light of day, but it will be great to half re-live these memories.
White Winter Sun - 11.12.2008 at 19:53  
Really interesting news. Probably I'll purchase the limited edition of this release...
Katatronik - 11.12.2008 at 20:16  
A nice epitaph. I can't wait for this release...
Metal George - 11.12.2008 at 22:44  
I already have thier first DVD and i don't think they can top that. They play most of those songs on my dvd anyway.
Baz Anderson - 12.12.2008 at 00:08  
Did they not do "Ye Entrancemperium" at Wacken, or is it just missed off the CD...?
That song was the highlight of both the times I saw them. Probably my favourite song of theirs..
-DC-002- - 12.12.2008 at 00:15  
I don't know... I might buy this if the old one isn't better
Dangerboner - 12.12.2008 at 00:46  
I wish both discs had different songs :/
ASiema113 - 12.12.2008 at 01:29  
Sounds quite intriguing, yet sad that this is the end. Although who knows...
Warman - 12.12.2008 at 02:30  
Can't wait!
Nightmare^ - 12.12.2008 at 02:45  
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah ^^
Shadowcross - 13.12.2008 at 21:43  
fuck yeah!
Calypso. - 14.12.2008 at 19:38  
Nice! I can't wait!
foschino - 14.12.2008 at 21:27  
One of their best song "Into The Infinity Of Thoughts" is not on the list. can't believe it!
Piratepinoy - 19.12.2008 at 01:50  
Emperor is dead, long LIVE the Emperor

Man wish I could see Emperor live just one last time, man can't wait for this!

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