Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing in gatefold jacket including bonus CD edition. Ceremony of Opposites is the third album by Swiss extreme metal band Samael, originally released in 1994. This is their second release with Century Media Records after leaving French label Osmose Productions. Although the band's subject matter was similar to previous releases (references to Aleister Crowley, Satanism and blasphemy), it also showed their first signs of interest in industrial music, a direction that they would take on future albums. It was produced by Waldemar Sorychta, who also worked on recordings by Lacuna Coil, Tiamat, Moonspell and others. Samael is known to incorporate metal, industrial, electronic and symphonic music into their sound and mix it with massive beats, martial rhythms, up-tempo or blast beat. One of the key element that distinguish Samael from traditional metal bands is the use of a drum machine in studio and live on stage.