Emperor return to Greece after 27 years!


PRESS RELEASE: Emperor, the iconic Norwegian black metal band, is returning to Greece after 27 years!


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• Le Disque Noir (Themistokleous 29, Exarheia)

• Monstervile (Agias Eirinis 13, Monastiraki)

For some, Emperor is synonymous with the extreme sound of the Scandinavian peninsula. For others, they represent the most influential act that spawned the Norwegian black metal scene alongside fellow iconic bands such as Mayhem, Enslaved, Darkthrone, Immortal, Satyricon, and Arcturus, among others.

It was in February 1994 when Emperor’s debut album “In The Nightside Eclipse” exploded like a bolt of lightning, leaving its mark as a landmark album on the global black metal scene and changing the game of that sound. The album contains highly timeless songs such as “I Am the Black Wizards” and “Inno a Satana”. Just look at the album cover, which marries the mythology of J.R.R. Tolkien and a pictorial rendering of Minas Morgul from The Lord of the Rings with the Christian tradition, specifically one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as depicted by the 19th century French designer Gustave Doré. Here, Emperor stretched the norms of the genre, spreading their dark tentacles even outside of it. It was only the beginning.

“Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk,” released in July 1997, was a blend of the epically sophisticated legacy of forefathers Celtic Frost and Bathory with the compositional evolution of Emperor. The album boldly introduced a progressive approach to the black metal sound. The guitar parts produced by the Samoth – Ihsahn duo, as well as the synthesizer performances of the latter, got more complex, while clean vocals made their first appearance. This contributed to an epic result that left no room for doubt.

Although it divided fans at the time of its release, “IX Equilibrium” came at a time when the constants of the genre were changing. Loyal to the rules they themselves set for their evolutionary path, Emperor sounded more symphonic and more sonorous at the same time. The vindication came years later, and their third full album in a row is now considered another timeless classic.

In a paraphrased version of a well-known saying, it can be said that “Prometheus: The Discipline of Fire & Demise” embodies the idea that “history is written by the brave.” This fourth consecutive record by the Norwegians boasts an unmistakably unique sonic signature. With Ihsahn at the helm of composition and creation, the album features cerebral, progressive, and intellectual compositions that are rare and exceptional. It’s a majestic swan song that encompasses all the qualities of a grand finale befitting the greatness of Emperor, one of the most legendary bands in metal history.

Having now headlined at the biggest extreme sound festivals, Emperor is once again hitting stages around the world for one-off shows in the spring of 2024. On this occasion, they are returning to Greece 27 years after their first live show here, with a best-of setlist in a unique live performance, which is predicted to be legendary. The show will take place at the newly established Floyd Live Music Venue in Athens.

Opening for Emperor will be Lucifer’s Child, a Greek black metal band that has made a name for themselves in the European metal scene. With two excellent full-length releases and live performances at some of the most important metal festivals in Europe, Lucifer’s Child is undoubtedly one of the most promising up-and-coming representatives of the genre in Greece. Their performance will undoubtedly warm up the stage before the long-awaited arrival of the Norwegian gods.

Production: Como Esta Events