Mütiilation’s Vampires of Black Imperial Blood is an iconic Black Metal release, an album that was a great influence for the extreme bands of the genre, and one of the most collective records of the Black Metal sound.
Mütiilation were founded in 1991 in France and they were members of the legendary “The Black Legions” (Les Legions Noire). Vampires of Black Imperial Blood was released in 1995, it was their third release and the first release (1000 CDs) from the Drakkar Productions Record Company.
The album re-released as a double-LP in 1999 by End All Life Productions a black metal & experimental label from France. This re-release does not include a song from the first CD release ( Born Under the Master’s Spell) and there are three additional songs including a cover of Bathory (The Rite Of Darkness). The edgy and distinct music of the album added to the very small amount of numbered copies (100), have made the album coveted for the Black Metal collectors. The highest price the album has been sold is 1525 dollars, in May 2012.
Very rarely one can find it for sale and a good price for an NM copy is from 1600 to 1800 dollars.
– Music Rating (“Rate Your Music” database) 3.54 / 5.0
– Highlights: Ravens of My Funeral
– Reissue on Vinyl: – Dark Adversary Productions (2015) – Drakkar Productions (2012, 2017)
– Value (NM): $1600 – $1800
TOP 5 HIGHEST SOLD PRICES (ebay – discogs)
- $1,525 ( 8 bid- Start Price:$999)/ 2012-05-08 / ( Cover: VG+ | Media: NM / Seller from USA)
- $1,389 (“Buy it Now”) / 2015-04 / ( No Details about Condition or Seller)
- €1,210 (22 bids – Start Price: €1) / 2012-09-01 / ( Cover: M | Media: M / Seller from Austria)
- $1,250 (1 bid – Start Price: €1,250) / 2014-02-06/ ( Cover: NM | Media: NM / Seller from USA)
- $1,051 (“Buy it Now”) / 2012-05 / ( No Details about Condition or Seller)
A1-Magical Shadows Of A Tragic Past
A2-Black Imperial Blood
B1-Eternal Empire Of Majesty Death
B2-Tears Of A Melancholic Vampire
C2-Ravens Of My Funeral
C3-Under Ardailles Night
D1-Forests Of An Evil Dream
D2-Travels To Sadness, Hate And Depression
D3-The Rite Of Darkness
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Matrix / Runout (Side A): AE 19513/A
Matrix / Runout (Side B): AE 19514/A
Matrix / Runout (Side C): AE 19515/A
Matrix / Runout (Side D): AE 19516/A
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