19 Years Ago: EMPEROR live in London (Emperial Live Ceremony)

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19 Years Ago: EMPEROR live in London (Emperial Live Ceremony)

EMPEROR recorded a live set, later released as Emperial Live Ceremony, on this day in 1999 at London's LA2 (formerly Astoria 2, later Mean Fiddler, now demolished).

This was towards the of their April European Conquest Spring 1999 tour, playing the next day in Bradford at the Rio then one final date on 8th May in Oslo.

"Decrystallizing Reason" was part of the set, but is cut from the album.

The reason why that song was cut away from the live DVD is that one of the guitars is missing in long parts of the song due to mic problems that were solved after the end of the song. But it did not sound good during the song, and we just had to cut it away.
- Trym Torson / Emperor interview, Maelstrom #59, 2007

Emperial Live Ceremony was released by Candlelight in June the following year on CD and VHS. The video included "The Loss and Curse of Reverence" promo video as bonus.

You'll notice a few times the camera and sound, on the drum close ups, run out of sync.

Me and Samoth went over to the studio in London to take part in the last step of the video, and there was a problem with one of the cams that lost the sync, and I had to make sure the picture matched the music. But after we had fixed everything, the producer must have forgot to save the changes, and therefore the drums don't match the music towards the end of the video
- Trym Torson / Emperor interview, Maelstrom #59, 2007