Norwegians Satyricon have cancelled their scheduled October U.S. appearances at Housecore Horror Film Festival 2014 and Knotfest 2014 to focus on writing their new album, re-editing the footage from the Live At The Opera live album/DVD and another project that will be announced later. What could it be?
On March 21st, Norwegian black metallers Satyricon will deliver a very special show at Rockefeller in Oslo and the last guests have been confirmed. The band will be joined by a Brass Ensemble consisting of members from the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and The Norwegian Radio Orchestra. Some of these guys performed both on Now, Diabolical and The Age Of Nero, and live with Satyricon in the past. With Nocturno Culto from Darkthrone already confirmed as special guest on Nemesis Divina songs, Thorns mastermind Snorre Ruch will be there performing classic Thorns songs that Satyr recorded with him, and Sivert Høyem is joining for the new single "Phoenix".
Satyricon have released a new video for their song "Phoenix", taken from their recently released self-titled album. "Phoenix" features Sivert Høyem (vocalist of Madrugada) on vocals and percussion by Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven and Karl Oluf Wennerberg. Enjoy it here!
Satyricon, the band's new studio album, was released yesterday in Norway via Indie Recordings and Satyricon also unveiled the official lyric video for the new song "Phoenix". You can hear the brand new song from the Norwegian black metallers below. The track features Sivert Høyem on vocals.
Satyricon are pleased to present their first single, "Our World, It Rumbles Tonight", off their upcoming self-titled album. The band has also signed a record deal with Indie Recordings, who will release their new album in Norway, on September 9th. Check out the new song in the YouTube player below.
Satyricon have confirmed that the name of their long-awaited upcoming new album is none other than Satyricon, since it promises to capture the spirit of the band like never before. Satyricon was recorded in Norway, produced by Satyr and mixed by Adam Kasper. The album will be released worldwide on September 9th via Roadrunner Records and the album horned artwork can be seen below. An European tour to promote the album will follow in November and you can see the dates confirmed on the flyer.
As previously reported, Satyricon have been recording their new opus and successor to The Age Of Nero released back in 2008. Recently, the group's mastermind Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven has revealed that the recording process is nearing completion.
Satyricon are currently working on new songs and recording new material in the studio for the follow-up to The Age Of Nero. So far, the drum tracks are all recorded. The band's frontman Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven was recently interviewed at Inferno Metal Festival and gave an update on what the band is up to at the moment and what you can expect from the new album.
On November 18th, members from high profile Norwegian metal bands, including Darkthrone, Satyricon and Taake, will take part in a live show called "Algir - Støttekonsert For Jonas R. Christiansen", at Bergen's prime rock venue, Garage. The aim is to raise awareness for colon cancer. In addition, Helheim, Gravdal and Slavia themselves will perform in order to help raise funds and provide 31-year-old Jonas Christiansen with a chance to fight the disease.
Norwegian black metallers Satyricon have scheduled a string of live dates in Mexico, South and Central America. The tour will take place in late October/early November. Get the list of dates after the jump.
In late 2009, Satyricon announced that it was planning to take a break following the completion of the group's most recent headlining European tour. Satyricon vocalist Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven later told Terrorizer.com that the band's December 20, 2009 concert in London, England would mark the beginning of a new phase in the group's evolution.
"From then on, there are going to be a lot of changes in the Satyricon camp," he said. "After we take a long touring break and come back a couple of years later, certain people may not be with us any longer. Although we won't be doing anything overly dramatic, we'll be trying quite a few different things, which I think is going to be really good for Satyricon. The reason we're doing that is so we can continue to develop our sound. At the moment we are still enjoying what we do, but if that continues any longer it'll undoubtedly stagnate, so we need to ensure that doesn't happen. And moving in different musical directions is definitely a good way to go about it."
Close to a year ago, Satyricon announced they were taking a short break. Well, the band's hibernation is now over. Moreover, Satyricon announced today they will start working on a new record any time soon. Here's the full message:
"Our off year is coming to an end and in a few months time we will start writing for a new album. We are feeling fresh and charged. In 2011 we will re-release all albums from the nineties with updated art work and re-mastering where it is needed. There might even be some interesting shows to go with it!
Unfortunately we never had the opportunity to visit Russia with The Age Of Nero, until now that is. Therefore we are pleased to announce shows in St Petersburg and Moscow in December."
In an interview at the beginning of November, Satyr told Terrorizer.com that Satyricon's London show on 20 December is "not just the last gig of the tour. It's also the beginning of a new phase in the evolution of the band. From then on, there are going to be a lot of changes in the Satyricon camp. After we take a long touring break and come back a couple of years later, certain people may not be with us any longer. Although we won't be doing anything overly dramatic, we'll be trying quite a few different things, which I think is going to be really good for Satyricon. The reason we're doing that is so we can continue to develop our sound. At the moment we are still enjoying what we do, but if that continues any longer it'll undoubtedly stagnate, so we need to ensure that doesn't happen. And moving in different musical directions is definitely a good way to go about it." Read the full article here.
Swedish extreme metallers Shining have been confirmed to support Satyricon on the upcoming European Tour. The 17-date tour, set to start on the 2nd December, also includes Negură Bunget and Dark Fortress.
Referring to the recent cancellation of Shining's European tour, front man Niklas Kvarforth said: "We are all too aware of the fact that a lot of fans were disappointed by the actions of the Metal Maniacs Agency, which forced us to cancel the tour, but hopefully the tour with Satyricon will go some way towards making up for it. We are also looking at a lot of possibilities for next year at the moment, so be prepared for Shining and 2010".
Dates so far confirmed for the Satyricon + Shining + Negură Bunget + Dark Fortress tour as follows:
Polish death/black metal band Uziel have added their version of Satyricon's "K.I.N.G." to their profile on MySpace. The band is currently working on their debut album which is scheduled to be out at the end of the year.