It didn't take long for Inquisition's last effort, 2011's Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm, to jump into heavy rotation around my house once my friend recommended the record during a kvlt black metal jam session. The band has now signed Season of Mist, the same awesome label that rosters Watain, Saint Vitus, Kylesa, and Mayhem.
Inquisition frontman Dagon issued the following statement in the Season of Mist press release:
"For many years INQUISITION has loyally walked upon the path of Black Metal deeply devoted to its spirituality and magic while growing and maturing our craft, yet always preserving the essence that ignited us since our beginning, always keeping us rooted in the elements that make us what we are now and who we were in the past. Time is relativity and this relativity is affected by choice and selection during our time of existence as INQUISITION. Therefore our careful choice of a new label as a means to take us further into our journey, and your journey, extending this path we walk upon into deeper dimensions and allowing us to heighten our potential will be placed in the hands of Season of Mist. At this time we are heavily devoted to the composition and arrangement of our next opus. We know what we want, we know what you expect and we look forward to 2012 being the year of creation and production of this upcoming ritual. With pride we announce this new relationship and with pride we will continue to deliver INQUISITION at its finest… Hail the cult."
The band plans to hit the studio sometime this year to knock out the band's sixth album, which will be released on Season of Mist's Underground Activists division, and will be released later this year.
Originating in Columbia in 1988, Dagon formed Inquisition as a thrash band. In 1994, the band's sound evolved into the gloomy black metal that it is today. Two years later, Dagon decided to return to the United States, which is where he met Incubus, the band's current drummer. Over ten years later, the band still maintains the "classic" lineup. Hail the cult, indeed.