11 June 1999
| June 11, 1999 (1999-06-11)|
Black metal, Avant-garde metal, Industrial metal
Dødheimsgard albums, Black metal albums
666 International is the third full-length album by Norwegian black metal band Dødheimsgard. It was released on June 11, 1999, by Moonfog Productions.
With 666 International, Dødheimsgard abandoned the black metal style of their previous two albums, further developing the style of their EP Satanic Art (1998). The album heads into a more avant-garde style that fuses black and industrial metal, with some electronic and keyboard interludes.
666 International was Dødheimsgard's last release to feature Aldrahn on vocals (until his eventual return to the band in 2013, when the band recorded A Umbra Omega with him), Apollyon on bass, and Svein Egil Hatlevik on keyboards. It was also their last release under the name Dødheimsgard; in 2003, the band shortened their name to DHG.
The piano intro on "Shiva-Interfere" is taken from the outro track "Wrapped in Plastic" from Satanic Art.
It was re-released in 2011 by Peaceville Records, and included two bonus tracks. "Hæmorrhage Era One Reconstructed" was originally featured on the 2000 compilation Moonfog 2000: A Different Perspective.
William York of AllMusic called 666 International "an elaborate, ambitious and creative album that is bound to frustrate purists".
All lyrics written by Aldrahn and Fog; all music composed by Vicotnik except where noted.Aldrahn (Bjørn Dencker Gjerde) – guitars, vocals
Vicotnik (Yusaf Parvez) – guitars
Apollyon (Ole Jørgen Moe) – bass
Czral (Carl-Michael Eide) – drums, percussion
Mr. Magic Logic (Svein Egil Hatlevik) – keyboards
Bjørn Boge – production, engineering, mixing
Tom "Thrawn" Kvålsvoll – mastering
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