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Mundanus Imperium - Ode To The Nightsky album

Mundanus Imperium - Ode To The Nightsky album

  • Performer: Mundanus Imperium
  • Genre: Rock
  • Title: Ode To The Nightsky
  • Released: 1997
  • Style: Black Metal, Symphonic Rock
  • Country: Norway
  • MP3 version size: 1810 mb
  • FLAC version size: 1931 mb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 132


Band: Mundanus Imperium Album: Ode to the Nightsky Genre: Symphonic Black Metal Country: Hamar, Norway.

Recorded and mixed at X-Ray Studios march'96 First vinyl version of this release with unreleased bonus track 5 copies of the test press exist Remastered for the vinyl format by James Plotkin.

Band Name Mundanus Imperium. Album Name Ode to the Nightsky. 1. Ode to the Nightsky. 3. Ridende pa Nattenes Vinger.

Ode to the Nightsky (1996) by Mundanus Imperium. Genres: Dark Progressive Metal. 0. Ridende Pa Nattens Vinger. Mundanus Imperium Discography.

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Mundanus Imperium initially started out in Hamar, Norway in late 1994, when Lars "Grond" Wiik (drums, bass, guitars and vocals) and Bent "Draug" Holm (synths), created the band Nattefall. In 1996 they recorded their first and only demo tape "Ode To The Nightsky". at X-Ray Studios that in May 1997 released as a MCD by Velvet Music. Their style is great atmospheric Black Metal in the vein of early Arcturus. The band agreed for the release knowing that this was a good opportunity. to promote their new band name Mundanus Imperium and also their new musical direction. Changing their style to Progressive Metal, they only released one album in 1998 before disbanding.

Among the smaller jewels of this style was Mundanus Imperium. A couple of years before they released their quite interesting full length album which sounded like a mixture between their original style, progressive metal and classic hard rock, there was this EP. A 16 minute trip into Nordic melancholy and longing. All the elements that a fan of this style would want to hear are present. First of all, a thick blanket of keyboards that seem to serve as the main source of composition. Adequate and moderately paced drums.

Ladies and gentlemen of Sputnik, Mundanus Imperium is one of those bands. A long disbanded Symphonic Black Metal outlet (with their second and last effort being a Power Metal record) Mundanus Imperium wish to take you on a journey to the darkest reaches of the cosmos through this EP. The first of the three songs 'Ode to the Night Sky' starts out straight forward enough. A catchy tremolo picked riff with some mid paced drumming usher you up before dying down for the vocals and drums, picking up speed again with the addition of the keyboards

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1 Ode To The Nightsky 5:09
2 Winds Of The Frozen Stars 5:39
3 Ridende På Nattens Vinger 5:14

Companies, etc.

  • Licensed Through – Impure Creations Records – ICR 007
  • Recorded At – X-Ray Studios
  • Mixed At – X-Ray Studios
  • Pressed By – Disctronics S


  • Guitar, Bass, Drums, Vocals – Lars Wiik
  • Producer – Mundanus Imperium, Pål Espen Johannesen*
  • Synthesizer – Bent Holm


Recorded and mixed in X-Ray Studios March 1996.

2nd issue of this release on Velvet Music Int.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: DISCTRONICS S ICR 007 01
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L502

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
none Mundanus Imperium Ode To The Nightsky ‎(Cass, S/Sided) Not On Label (Mundanus Imperium Self-released) none Norway 1996
ICR 007 Mundanus Imperium Ode To The Nightsky ‎(CD, EP, Promo, RE) Velvet Music International ICR 007 France 1997
ICR 007 Mundanus Imperium Ode To The Nightsky ‎(CD, EP, RE, Dig) Velvet Music International ICR 007 France 1997
HAPAX 3 Mundanus Imperium Ode To The Nightsky ‎(LP, MiniAlbum, RM, TP) Le Narthécophore HAPAX 3 France 2019
HAPAX 3 Mundanus Imperium Ode To The Nightsky ‎(LP, MiniAlbum, Ltd, RM) Le Narthécophore HAPAX 3 France 2019