Peaceville to release newly remastered edition of Ulver’s Themes from William Blake’s The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell on 23 July

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Peaceville Records are set to release a newly remastered edition of Ulver’s paradigm-shifting fourth studio opus – Themes From William Blake’s The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell. This new edition will be presented on double gatefold coloured vinyl (red & white) and as a 2 CD set both formats include a retrospective look at the album courtesy of writer Jeff Wagner, on 23 July 2021

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Having been known for their more folklore-tinged black metal compositions on early studio releases, in late 1997, mainman Kristoffer Rygg invited keyboardist, sound conceptualist, and composer Tore Ylwizaker into the collective, and together they devised a plan for ‘The Blake’ Album; an altogether far more adventurous endeavour than prior releases.

What resulted was a seamless integration of electronic & industrial music, with elements of progressive metal & avant-garde rock, all fused with ambient passages, & following Blake’s plates as track indexes. A work of deep and personal art, the album, while initially surprising to fans due to its complete shift in genre, has become a classic today, and a prime example of the boundary-pushing evolution beyond the confines of genre expectations through the latter part of the 90s.

Upon release, The Marriage of Heaven & Hell received widespread acclaim from critics within the rock, metal and alternative music press, being awarded Album of the Month in several high-profile magazines such as Terrorizer, Metal Hammer, and Rock Hard.

The album notably includes guest vocal appearances from Darkthrone’s Fenriz, as well as Ihsahn & Samoth; most known for their work in Emperor.

This newly remastered edition of The Marriage of Heaven & Hell is presented as a gatefold double LP with either 2 white coloured vinyl or a set with both a red and white coloured vinyl and CD, including full lyrics/text, plus a new article from writer and journalist Jeff Wagner on the background, nature and triumph of such an ambitious release.

Pre-orders are available now HERE

 

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 DOUBLE LP TRACKLISTING 2 CD TRACKLISTING
DISC 1

A.1. The Argument, Plate 2[04:02]

A.2. Plate 3[02:48]

A.3. Plate 3, Following[01:33)

A.4. The Voice Of The Devil, Plate 4 [02:49]

A.5. Plates 5-6 [02:31]

A.6. A Memorable Fancy, Plates 6-7 [04:26]

B.1. Proverbs Of Hell, Plates 7-10 [09:04]

B.2. Plate 11 [02:01]

B.3. Intro [03:26]

B.4. A Memorable Fancy, Plates 12-13 [05:55]

 

DISC 2

C.1. Plate 14 [02:08]

C.2. A Memorable Fancy, Plate 15 [04:51]

C.3. Plates 16-17 [03:17]

C.4. A Memorable Fancy, Plates 17-20 [11:23]

D.1. Intro [02:27]

D.2. Plates 21-22 [03:11]

D.3. A Memorable Fancy, Plates 22-24 [04:50]

D.4. Intro [03:59]

D.5. A Song Of Liberty, Plates 25-27 / Chorus Vocals [06:16]

 

DISC 1

1. The Argument, Plate 2 [04:02]

2. Plate 3 [02:48]

3. Plate 3, Following [01:33]

4. The Voice Of The Devil, Plate 4 [02:49]

5. Plates 5-6 [02:31]

6. A Memorable Fancy, Plates 6-7 [04:26]

7. Proverbs Of Hell, Plates 7-10 [09:04]

8. Plate 11 [02:01]

9. Into [03:26]

10. A Memorable Fancy, Plates 12-13 [05:55]

11. Plate 14 [02:08]

12. A Memorable Fancy, Plate 15 [04:51]

13. Plates 16-17 [03:17]

 

DISC 2

1. A Memorable Fancy, Plates 17-20 [11:23]

2. Intro [02:27]

3. Plates 21-22 [03:11]

4. A Memorable Fancy, Plates 22-24 [04:50]

5. Intro [03:59]

6. A Song Of Liberty, Plates 25-27 / Chorus Vocals [06:16]

 

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