Norwegian black metal icons Emperor will play two exclusive shows in Japan on July 17th and July 18th. A statement from Vegard Sverre "Ihsahn" Tveitan and Tomas "Samoth" Haugen reads as follows:
"2014 marks the 20th anniversary of In The Nightside Eclipse and we are finally ready to announce that we are coming to Tokyo (July 17th) and Osaka (July 18th) to celebrate this occasion with you. Faust will be performing with us for the European shows, but due to visa issues he will not be able to join us in Japan. However, Trym has kindly agreed to step in and perform with us exclusively for these two shows! We have both had the great pleasure of performing in Japan previously, but never before as Emperor. Band and crew are all very excited about this and we all look forward to seeing you there."
Emperor has now uploaded drum-cam rehearsal footage performing “Beyond The Great Vast Forest”: