Samael: Passage – Live.

Swiss industrial black metal masters Samael bring their groundbreaking album “Passage” to life

Switzerland’s legendary industrial black metal force Samael unleash their live album, Passage – Live, out on February 16, 2024 via Napalm Records! Recorded during a sold-out concert in Krakow on the last day of the European leg of the “Passage 25th Anniversary Tour”, Passage – Live offers a fresh take on the original album released in 1996. Samael states: “This album is a celebration of a record that is a landmark in our history. The album that made us the band we are today!”

The songs remain the same, but captured in the urgency of a live environment, they appear rawer and heavier than they were originally, and the maturation of a quarter-century makes them more immediate. Passage – Live is the first official recording with the band’s current line-up, and as Drop and Ales both were fans of the album before joining the band, they add new vigor and energy to the music.

Passage – Live is a testament to an album that left its mark on a generation of metal fans, as Samael moved towards a more industrial sound, distancing themselves from their roots in black metal, and simultaneously breaking the band into a wider international audience. Passage has stood the test of time, remaining as fresh today as it was nearly three decades ago, and with Passage – Live, SAMAEL adds new depth to one of the most important albums in the band’s history. See you on the other side!

Passage – Live tracklisting: 1. Passage 2. Rain 3. Shining Kingdom 4. Angel’s Decay 5. My Saviour 6. Jupiterian Vibe 7. The Ones Who Came Before 8. Liquid Soul Dimension 9. Moonskin 10. Born Under Saturn 11. Chosen Race 12. A Man in Your Head

Samael are: Vorph – Guitars, Vocals / Xy – Drums, Percussion, Keyboards, Samples, Drum programming / Drop – Guitars / Ales – Bass