MORTIIS COMMENTS ON BEING PART OF FIRST- EVER FULL BLACK METAL SCORE IN EMPEROR'S 'IN THE NIGHTSIDE ECLIPSE'

Image: Mazur PR, Emperor, Mortiis, Michael MazurOSLO - For the first time ever, composer Martin Romberg has taken on the task of transcribing influential black metal into full classical sheet music, beginning with Emperor's 1994 masterpiece In the Nightside Eclipse.

"Martin has clearly put a lot of time and effort into transferring the Nightside Eclipse record into actual sheet music," said original Emperor bassist Mortiis, "and it's cool to be a small part of that."

The 72-page score includes all instruments and chord analysis for study and performance.

It is published by Raven Music Editions, a sheet music publisher founded in 2014, specializing in producing scores from dark alternative and black metal music genres. It is the first publisher of its kind. The score is available via www.ravenmusic.org.

In the 20 years since In the Nightside Eclipse's release, Mortiis has gone on an eponymous journey that began as solo dark, ambient music and has since evolved into a full band playing equally dark, angry, industrial-influenced heavy music. Mortiis' long-awaited new album will be available March 4.

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