|The now 'Classic' debut album from Finland's master of grim Nordic-influenced orthodox Black Metal is now available again as a long-overdue reissue CD *(third-edition released in June 2006); authorized by the band and Northern Heritage, Finland!
Originally released in 1999 by BlackMetal.com with a full-colour cover, the artwork on this new version has been redesigned directly by the band; featuring a simplified black and white layout, with a corrected track-list, plus lyrics printed in the centerfold! Once again, the overwhelming demand for this early recording, along with the need to combat bootleggers and skyrocketing online auction prices, made this reissue essential and inevitable.
FIRE BURNS IN OUR HEARTS" is a landmark album for the Finnish Black Metal Underground, and the launching pad for Northern Heritage Records, instrumental for the exposure of many of the Scene's spearheading True Black Metal bands such as BAPTISM, UNCREATION'S DAWN, ANNIHILATUS, DEATHSPELL OMEGA, SATANIC WARMASTER, EXORDIUM, WARLOGHE, Ukraine's DRUDKH and BLACKDEATH, etc.
CLANDESTINE BLAZE's now essential debut album is a true 'must-have' for diehard fanatics of orthodox Black Metal cult influenced by Norwegian pioneers DARKTHRONE, BURZUM, and ILDJARN, plus also acknowledging the contribution of USBM pioneer JUDAS ISCARIOT, as well as more famous fellow countrymen such as BEHERIT, IMPALED NAZARENE, PEST, DIABOLI, BARATHRUM, SATANIC WARMASTER, BLOODHAMMER, INCRIMINATED, etc.
CLANDESTINE BLAZE has gone on to release other equally essential albums such as "Deliverers of Faith", "Fist of the Northern Destroyer", "Night of the Unholy Flames", along with compilation tracks and split-albums, but the debut album, "Fire Burns in Our Hearts" is generally viewed as featuring some of the band's best work ever! For those of you who were missing a key piece of the CLANDESTINE BLAZE / Northern Heritage catalog, now is your chance!