Recorded during their 2001 shows, "Live ritual" is one of the most iconic live recordings in black metal history. Originally a joint release with War Hammer Records, 666 copies of ?Live Ritual? were pressed, with 100 on red vinyl, which would serve as the primary component in a more limited die-hard edition that also included, among other exclusive items, a CDR of a Blasphemy rehearsal that took place later that summer. Approximately seventeen years and several hundred other releases later, ?Live Ritual? has become one of the rarest and most sought-after of all NWN releases, and so the time has come for a repress of this historic album. The audio has undergone an additional round of mastering at the hands of James Plotkin to remove the distracting preamble and improve the overall sound.