Heaven Shall Burn... When We Are Gathered

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Heaven Shall Burn... When We Are Gathered
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Studio album by Marduk
Released July 1, 1996
Recorded January 1996 at The Abyss, Pärlby, Sweden
Genre Black metal
Length 35:42
Label Osmose Productions (Standard)
Regain Records (Reissue)
Producer Marduk and Peter Tägtgren
Marduk chronology
Opus Nocturne
(1994)
Heaven Shall Burn... When We Are Gathered
(1996)
Glorification
(1996)
Digipak Cover
Digipak cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4.5/5 stars link
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link

Heaven Shall Burn... When We Are Gathered is the fourth studio album by Swedish black metal band Marduk. It was recorded and mixed at The Abyss in January 1996 and released on July 1 that year by Osmose Productions. It was re-released in digipak format with bonus tracks on June 27, 2006. Heaven Shall Burn... When We Are Gathered is the first Marduk album to feature Legion, formerly of Ophthalamia, on vocals and Peter Tägtgren as mixer. This album marked a shift in style for what Marduk are popularly known for; hyper-blast blast beats and furious drum work, sheer brutality over melody (compared to previous releases), and raw vocals.[1]

The music for "Glorification of the Black God" is an adaptation of Modest Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain". The First guitar riff is from a score in The Wizard of Oz (1939 film). Furthermore, the lyrics of the song are clearly inspired by "Bald Mountain's" basic theme (a witches' Sabbath on St. John's Night).[citation needed] The title of the album is a reference to the Bathory song Dies Irae.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Summon the Darkness" 0:21
2. "Beyond the Grace of God" 5:17
3. "Infernal Eternal" 4:41
4. "Glorification of the Black God" 4:52
5. "Darkness it Shall Be" 4:40
6. "The Black Tormentor of Satan" 4:15
7. "Dracul va Domni Din Nou in Transilvania" 5:39
8. "Legion" 5:55
Bonus tracks
No. Title Length
9. "Beyond the Grace of God" (Demo-Version; Reissue bonus track) 5:21
10. "Glorification" (Demo-Version; Reissue bonus track) 4:07
11. "Black Tormentor/Shadow of our Infernal King" (Demo-Version; Reissue bonus track) 4:20
12. "Infernal Eternal/Towards the Land of the Damned" (Demo-Version; Reissue bonus track) 4:36

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Personnel[edit]

Marduk
  • Legion – vocals
  • Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson – guitar
  • B. War – bass
  • Fredrik Andersson – drums

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