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Inquisition Reveals "Ominous Doctrines Of The Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm" Re-Issue Artwork

Season Of Mist continues its string of Inquisition re-issues as today the band unveils new artwork for the upcoming re-release of 2011 album "Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm."

The new version has been scheduled for release on the 18th of May 2015 (North America in January 2016). All Inquisition re-issues come with new artwork by Paolo Girardi. The renowned artist already created the cover art for the U.S. duo's latest album "Obscure Verses For The Multiverse" (2013). Girardi's covers are part of an overarching concept and should be seen in conjunction.

Inquisition's infernal concept goes back to an idea of Season of Mist CEO Michael Berberian and is based on medieval altar painting "The Last Judgement," which is attributed to German artist Hans Memling from the 15th century. Paolo Girardi echoes its composition of a central painting flanked by two outer wings and their backsides in the five cover artworks of the reissues. Yet instead of the celestial Day of Judgement, the Italian adapts the original motif to the black metal context. He depicts a scene from the pits of Hell. The souls are now being weighed by the Angel of Death instead of St. Michael the Archangel, and none are being led by St. Peter to the Gates of Paradise, but those not rising to worship the Devil are convicted to flame and torture.

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