20 Years Ago: DØDHEIMSGARD release Monumental Possession on Malicious Records

Lineup for this album: Aldrahn (Vocals), Vicotnik (Drums), Apollyon (Guitars / AURA NOIR), Alver (Bass / EMPEROR).

Released by Malicious Records (Germany), the press sheet sent out to reviewers gave the release date as January 1997, so 5 June may be wrong – but since magazines work weeks/months in advance January could have been given to ensure it was included in a future issue.

Malicious flyers advertised it as “coming next” after GORGOROTH’s Antichrist.
Also “coming next” was AURA NOIR’s debut Black Thrash Attack. Apollyon plays guitars on this album and they are definitely some killer AN-flavoured riffs on this great record!
“In Production” was DØDHEIMSGARD’s EP Satanic Art, which would eventually be released by Moonfog in 1998.

From the Malicious Records press sheet:

This album offers 9 tracks of intense, tormenting and destructive Black Metal…
On the other hand it is also varied, a huge development to their first album…
With three different vocalists this is and will remain as a monument in Norwegian Black Metal history.

Dødheimsgard plays SATANIC Black Metal exclusively. Extremely destructive and cold void !

The press sheet also mentions that the debut Kronet til konge sold over 7000 copies!