Fresh from what was by at least one reliable account a “trance-inducing” set at last weekend’s Rites of Darkness festival in San Antonio, Seattle-by-way-of-Colombia black-metal duo Inquisition headline Reggie’s Rock Club on Tuesday night. Their most recent record, Ominous Doctrines of the Perpetual Mystical Macrocosm, came out abroad in late 2010 and in the States in January 2011, so though it turned up on its share of “top metal albums” lists last year (it’s number five on Black Bubblegum’s 2010 Brooklyn Vegan countdown), it’s enjoying a second run of best-of appearances right now (it’s number nine on Decibel magazine’s top 40 for 2011).
Philip Montoro has been an editorial employee of the Reader since 1996 and its music editor since 2004. Pieces he has edited have appeared in Da Capo’s annual Best Music Writing anthologies in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2011. He shared two Lisagor Awards in 2019 for a story on gospel pioneer Lou Della Evans-Reid, and he’s also split two national awards from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia: one for multimedia in 2019 for his work on the TRiiBE collaboration the Block Beat, and one in in 2020 for editing the music writing of Reader staffer Leor Galil. Philip has played scrap metal in Lozenge, drummed with the Disasters, the Afflictions, and Brilliant Pebbles, and sung for the White Outs. He wrote the column Beer and Metal from 2012 till 2015, and hopes to do so again one day. You can also follow him on Twitter.More by Philip Montoro