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Arcturus - La Masquerade Infernale Album
Arcturus - La Masquerade Infernale Album
Performer: Arcturus
Title: La Masquerade Infernale
Label: Music For Nations, Misanthropy Records
Country: UK
Released: 27 Oct 1997
Style: Prog Rock, Modern Classical, Space Rock, Avantgarde, Experimental
Cat: CDMFN 230
Rating: 4.4/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 1327 mb | MP3 size: 2327 mb | WMA size: 1112 mb
Genre: Electronic / Rock

1Master Of Disguise
Backing Vocals – Simen Hestnæs
2Of Nails And Sinners
Guitar [Additional Guitarsolos] – Carl August Tidemann
3Ad Astra
Cornet – Idun FelbergFlute – Erik Olivier LancelotGuitar [Additional Guitarsolos] – Carl August Tidemann
Lyrics By [Poem By] – Edgar Allan Poe
5The Throne Of Tragedy
Lyrics By [Based On The Poem By], Translated By [Translated To English] – Jørn Henrik Sværen
6The Chaos Path
Lead Vocals [Lead Vocals And Pennery] – Simen Hestnæs
8Painting My Horror
Backing Vocals – Simen Hestnæs
9La Masquerade Infernale1:59


  • Bass [Limousine & Low Frequencies]Hugh Steven James Mingay
  • CelloHans Josef Groh
  • CoverSubfernale
  • Double BassSvein Haugen
  • Drums [Hellhammers]Jan Axel Von Blomberg
  • Engineer [Drum Takes]Marius Bodin
  • Engineer [In Charge, String Takes]Pål Klåstad
  • Guitar [Guitar Treatments]Knut M. Valle
  • Mastered ByG. Wolf, Gandalf Stryke
  • Mixed ByBørge Finstad
  • Photography By [Photos]Per Heimly
  • ProducerG. Wolf, Knut M. Valle
  • Synthesizer [Synthetic Devices Of Horror]Steinar Sverd Johnsen
  • ViolaDorthe Dreier
  • ViolinVegard Johnsen
  • Vocals [Statements], Sampler [Samples], Loops, Electronics [Buffoonery]G. Wolf


"Secret audio information can be found if sought..." says inside of the back insert, meaning that a secret audio track starts at -1:29 of the first track, so you have to go back in order to hear it (you cannot just skip to 0 track).

Recorded at Jester Studio between December 1996 & May 1997, excluding the drum takes which were engineered between 15th & 20th of December 1996 at Fløystøy, and string takes which took place on 1st of May 1997 at Endless.
Mixed between 2nd & 12th of June 1997 at Major Studio.
Mastered at Strype Laboratories.

Lyrics for track 6 are based on the poem "Tragediens Trone", translated to English in 1996, dedicated to Kristoffer Garm Rygg.

(c) 1997 Misanthropy (p) Amazonian Music

Made in England

Total running time: 45:21


  • Barcode (Text): 5 016583 123024
  • Barcode (String): 5016583123024
  • Mould SID Code: ifpi 4B21
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored): MASTERED BY DOCDATA CDMFN230
  • Label Code: LC 8541
  • Other (Distribution Code): M7.862


  • Marketed By – Music For Nations
  • Distributed By – Music For Nations
  • Distributed By – Rough Trade Distribution – RTD GAS 211.1230.2
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Amazonian Music
  • Copyright (c) – Misanthropy Records
  • Published By – Amazonian Music Publishing U.K.
  • Recorded At – Jester Studio
  • Recorded At – Fløystøy Sound
  • Recorded At – Endless Studios, Oslo
  • Mixed At – Majorstudio
  • Mastered At – Strype Audio
  • Glass Mastered At – DOCdata UK