Pre-Emperor, featuring both Samoth, Ihsahn, Ildjarn and also Thorbjørn Akkerhaugen, who today run Akkerhaugen Lydstudio, who produced bands such as Emperor, Zyklon, Sirius, Tidfall, Mactätus, Hagalaz' Runedance, Myrkskog, Source of Tide, Windir, etc.

The "Into the Woods of Belial" CD features old demo material, the legendary "Open the Mysteriis of your Creation" 7"EP (released by the now defunct Mexican underground label Distorted Harmony Records) - another wanted release by underground fanatics, and also some more obscure rehearsal material.

Thou Shalt Suffer anno 1991 are Dark Death Metal! The name is still alive today, although, the sound is very differnet. Ihsahn (Emperor/ Peccatum) released an album entitled "Somnium" on Candlelight Records in 2000. It's purely electronic with a strong classical influence.

For further info, go to the Candlelight Records