Played at Graspop Metal Meeting


Black Metal




In the early to mid-90s the Norwegian black metal scene was tumultuous to say the least. Halfway through the decade a new black metal band emerged that poured some more oil on the fire. Mysticum pioneered a whole new subgenre that sounded even harder and more devoid of humanity: industrial black metal. Their debut ‘In the Streams of Inferno’ quickly became legendary in black metal circles but unfortunately it did not earn them the recognition they deserved. In combination with a debauched lifestyle this led to the dissolution of Mysticum until ‘Planet Satan’ heralded a triumphant return nearly two decades later. Since then they’ve stayed the course as is obvious from ‘Never Stop the Madness – The Roadburn Inferno’ (2018), a compelling live document that pays tribute to the obliterating force that is Mysticum. (#GMM19)