EMPEROR (NORWAY)


In their youth, Ihsahn and Samoth (Tomas Thormodsæther Haugen) met at a rock music seminar. The two young men began playing together under various names; first Dark Device, then Xerasia, then Embryonic. The group soon evolved into the now well-known band Thou Shalt Suffer. Soon, however, Samoth began to write music outside of Thou Shalt Suffer, and together with Ihsahn and a new bass player called Mortiis (Håvard Ellefsen). Emperor was formed in 1991. After a short while together, the band released a demo entitled Wrath of the Tyrant. It quickly gained popularity in the underground and attracted the attention of the then-start-up label Candlelight. Soon afterwards, a record contract was signed, Samoth moved to rhythm guitar, Ihsahn continued the vocal duties and lead guitars and Faust was recruited as a drummer. Mortiis departed, and was later replaced by Tchort. Emperor utilized downtuned-guitars on the demo only: the demo was recorded in D, which was determined by Ygg's and Samot's experience with death metal. "My Empire's Doom" eventually metamorphosed into "Beyond the Great Vast Forest" on the band's debut album, In the Nightside Eclipse. In 1998, the demo was remastered with four tracks from the 1993 Hordanes Land split with Enslaved that preceded the original tracks.



RELATED BANDS:
Mortiis
Thou Shalt Suffer
Ildjarn
Xerasia
Embryonic


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WRATH OF THE TYRANT 1992 DEMO

This is the original version. Cover folded out. Recorded onto studio tapes. Handnumbered and autographed!
 

TRACK LISTING:
- Introduction
- Ancient Queen
- My Empire's Doom
- Forgotten Centuries
- Night of the Graveless Souls
- Moon over Kara-Shehr
- Witches Sabbath
- Lord of the Storms
- Wrath of the Tyrant



 

WRATH OF THE TYRANT 1992 DEMO

This is the Wild Rags version. Professionally printed cover and tape with band pictures. It had 2 extra songs.
 

TRACK LISTING:
- Introduction
- Ancient Queen
- My Empire's Doom
- Forgotten Centuries
- Night of the Graveless Souls
- Moon over Kara-Shehr
- Witches Sabbath
- Lord of the Storms
- Wrath of the Tyrant
- Witches Sabbath
- Ancient Queen

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