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Inferno Metal Festival 2018 - Part 2

Friday, March 30th – Day Two

Being that this was the Easter holiday weekend, just about everything in Oslo was shut down to include every restaurant that wasn’t a kebab joint. I was also tipped off that beer sales would be ending by late afternoon for the duration of the holiday. I came to the harsh realization that I was going to survive these next few days on a steady diet of kebab, a set amount of canned beer and 7-11 paninis for nourishment.

The first thing that was on my agenda was to attend a screening for a movie called Rockabul. Here’s a short synopsis copy/pasted from the movie’s promotional material; “Rockabul follows Afghanistan’s first metal band District Unknown. The film features never before seen footage of underground expat party scene, at odds with an extremely conservative society. The band put themselves in the firing line to challenge conflict with culture.” Even though in all actuality I’m reviewing a heavy metal music festival, I will say this: Rockabul is a movie that highlights the harsh reality about an arts culture trying to get off the ground during the middle of a war (Operation Enduring Freedom) and socio/political uncertainty. I liked that Rockabul doesn’t sugarcoat anything and the ending leaves you with some questions regarding “what ifs” and “where are they now?” The director, Travis Beard (a separate exclusive interview forthcoming on Metalunderground.com), stated that Rockabul will be released for public consumption via streaming platforms within a year or so.



After the movie, I made my way back to the Rockefeller and settled in for the 2nd night of shenanigans. On this night, I was able to peruse more of the merch booths and art exhibits available. Compared to other metal festivals I’ve been to, Inferno doesn’t have the sheer number of merchants slinging merch. This is probably due to the fact that there really isn’t the space to house said vendors. Regardless, the selection of shirts, LPs, CDs, spiked leather gear, etc. on hand was pretty decent and the lines weren’t bad at all. I really enjoyed the art exhibits. I have made a point to check out the art exhibits at every festival I’ve been to, but I would have to say that Inferno’s are some of the best I’ve seen so far.

Emperor was the first band I checked out on this night. Without a doubt, they were one of the hometown favorites throughout the entire festival. I swear that everyone in attendance on this night was jam-packed into the main stage room. For a band that is exclusively playing festivals at the moment, you would hope that they would play a wide spread of songs from their entire catalog, and that they did. They ended their three-song encore with “Inno A Santana,” and it was absolute perfection.

The headliner for this night, Fleshgod Apocalypse, put on a brilliant show as well. Following Emperor was no easy task, but the theatrically inspired Italian death metal band did more than a fine job. This was actually my first time checking them out and it definitely won’t be the last. After partying to the wee hours of dawn the previous night, I decided to take it easy on my liver and returned to my room after Fleshgod Apocalypse’s set. Inferno Festival is a marathon, not a sprint… More...

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Goatwhore Announces May Tour

The road demons in Goatwhore will return to the streets this May on a short run of live dates supporting Norwegian black metal legends, Satyricon.

The tour is set to commence on May 13th in Los Angeles, California and run through May 30th in Austin, Texas -- follows Goatwhore's recent month-long European live takeover with Sepultura where frontman Ben Falgoust performed in a cast after sustaining a broken leg and fractured foot just days into the journey. More...

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Susperia Debut Music Video For "My Darkest Moment"

Norway's blackened thrash/heavy metal band Susperia (feat. former Dimmu Borgir, Satyricon and Old Man's Child members) premiere their new music video for the track "My Darkest Moment". The video was filmed by Costin Chioreanu (Twilight 13 Media) and Gina Sandulescu. The song comes from the band's upcoming album "The Lyricist", set to be released on March 16th via Agonia Records. Watch the video below:

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Susperia (Satyricon, Etc.) Debut New Music Video

Norway's blackened thrash/heavy metal band Susperia (feat. former Dimmu Borgir, Satyricon and Old Man's Child members) premiere music video for the title track from their upcoming album "The Lyricist", due out on March 16th via Agonia Records. The video is available below:

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Satyricon Announces Final North American Tour

Norwegian black metal duo Satyricon has announced that they will be performing in North America for the final time this year in support of their latest album, "Deep Calleth Upon Deep." Support on the tour will come from Inquisition on most dates and Panzerfaust on others. A message from the band's official Facebook page reads as follows:

"We are excited to announce that we will be touring in the US and Canada. As our U.S fans will have noticed, we haven't toured there in nine years. There are many reasons for that. I like America and I like Americans, but unfortunately touring there has been a difficult chapter in the history of Satyricon. I can't guarantee what the future holds, but we did not go on the last record, so I am hoping that one final headlining tour can be a good way of sharing some electric musical moments with our U.S fans, whom we love just as much as all our other fans across the world. See you all soon. - SW"

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Susperia Premiere Lyric Video For "I Entered"

Norwegian blackened thrash/heavy metallers Susperia, comprising former members of Dimmu Borgir, Satyricon and Old Man's Child, release the first single from their recently announced new studio album, "The Lyricist". Titled "I Entered", the single is available in a form of a lyric video designed by Costin Chioreanu (At The Gates, Paradise Lost, Arch Enemy) below:

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Satyricon Hope To Finish Covers Album

Satyricon hope to sometime finish work on their covers effort. Says Sigurd “Satyr” Wongraven of the album:

"That is something that we did do quite a lot of work with, but we had to shelve it because ‘Deep Calleth Upon Deep‘ took all of our attention. In general, we would like to pick up on that again. I don’t know when that will happen, because we have to really want to do it — we can’t just do it because it’s something that we didn’t finish; we have to finish it because we want to finish it.

When we left it on the shelf, it was because, even though we were enjoying it, it took a lot of time and it took time away from the [‘Deep Calleth Upon Deep‘] album, which we thought was a more important project. So when you do a project like a covers album, it has to be because there is space for it in your life right now. But once we get there, yeah, it’s possible."

Asked about what kind of material Satyricon plan to cover, he offers: More...

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Satyricon Releases New Music Video

Norway's Satyricon released the new video clip for "To Your Brethren In The Dark" courtesy of Metal Injection at this location, or even easier - just down in the player below. The song is taken from the band's latest album "Deep calleth upon Deep," which was released on September 22nd via Napalm Records.

Speaking about the new video, frontman and band visionary, Satyr tells us, "I wanted 'To your brethren in the dark' to be a director's interpretation of the song, rather than a band performance type of thing. Seeing what we do through the eyes of another artist is always interesting to me and just like the song, the video has become a little bit of a journey on it's own. 'To your brethren in the dark' is definitely one of the flagship songs on the record. It is about emotion, our nature, the spirits, the autumn, the sombre and rainy days, those who we lost and the ones who we have not met yet. You could say it is a tribute to the sorrow in man and to the drama of the nature we surround ourselves with. A song for the dark towers of the past and those who will rise in the future. Pass the torch to your brethren in the dark."

Check out the clip here:

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Satyricon Announces Live Stream Of Release Show

Only one duo is able to evoke sinister settings like the world of bleak woods lurking behind Norwegian wafts of mist. And that duo is legendary Satyricon. Formed in Oslo in 1991, Satyricon made an immediate and enduring impact when emerging from the flourishing Norwegian black metal scene.

With the brand new opus titled "Deep calleth upon Deep," the iconic masters Satyr and Frost properly dispense the darkest art of metal. Satyricon's highly anticipated ninth studio album will be coming out this Friday, September 22nd, on Napalm Records.

To celebrate the upcoming record, the band will play an exclusive and very special album release show - on the rooftop of the KLP building in the heart of Oslo!

300 fans will exclusively experience Satyricon live at this very special event, but the release concert will also be streamed live to fans around the world, before the band leaves for an extensive world tour! More...

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Satyricon Issues New Single

Satyricon issued the second single from the highly anticipated new album "Deep Calleth Upon Deep," which is set for release on September 22nd via Napalm Records. Check out "To Your Brethren in the Dark" in the player below.

On the song, Satyr informs us: "'To your brethren in the dark' is definitely one of the flagship songs on the record. This is about emotion, our nature, the spirits, the autumn, the somber and rainy days, those who we lost and the ones who we have not met yet. You could say it is a tribute to the sorrow in man and to the drama of the nature we surround ourselves with. A song for the dark towers of the past and those who will rise in the future. Pass the torch to your brethren in the dark."

The track listing for the album is:

1. Midnight Serpent
2. Blood Cracks Open the Ground
3. To Your Brethren in the Dark
4. Deep Calleth Upon Deep (song streaming here)
5. The Ghost Of Rome
6. Dissonant
7. Black Wings and Withering Gloom
8. Burial Rite

Check out "To Your Brethren in the Dark" here: More...

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Satyricon Premieres Title Track Of New Album

Satyricon premiered the lyric video of the title track of the highly anticipated new album "Deep Calleth Upon Deep" over at Invisible Oranges at this location, or you can just click play in the convenient player below. The album is set for release on September 22nd via Napalm Records.

"Deep Calleth Upon Deep" was recorded in Oslo, Norway and Vancouver, Canada, during early 2017 and mixed together with studio guru Mike Fraser.

On the title track, Satyr commented: "It was not easy to chose a song to represent this album as they are all so different. I consider them all to be a group of individuals with strong and unique personalities and together they make the album 'Deep Calleth Upon Deep'.

"The title track is the only song we've done with baritone and regular guitar all the way through the song. I felt it was needed for the tonal depth I was looking for and to enhance the swing of the groove in the heavier parts. It also has mellotron, cello, violin and backing vocals by classical singer Håkon Kornstad where the cello supports the baritone guitar and the mellotron, violin and the backing vocals provide air and width to the sound. Consider it a journey, play it loud, close your eyes and head into the forest. That's what I do."

The track listing for the album is:

1. Midnight Serpent
2. Blood Cracks Open the Ground
3. To Your Brethren in the Dark
4. Deep Calleth Upon Deep
5. The Ghost Of Rome
6. Dissonant
7. Black Wings and Withering Gloom
8. Burial Rite

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Satyricon Reveals New Album Track Listing

Nearly three years in the making, Satyricon just recently unveiled ninth studio album, "Deep Calleth Upon Deep," which is set for release on September 22nd via Napalm Records.

"Deep Calleth Upon Deep" was ecorded in Oslo, Norway and Vancouver, Canada, during early 2017 and mixed together with studio guru Mike Fraser.

After previously unveiling the artwork - an obscure drawing from 1898 by Edvard Munch - today the band is proud to announce the full track listing.

Says frontman Satyr: "Approaching this release, what I always kept in mind is that either this is the beginning of something new or it's gonna be my last record. If this is going to be the last, then it needs to be something special. If there are more records, then I'd better make sure that this is so different from the last one that it feels like a new beginning. I think it's really, really dark, very spiritual and filled with confidence and energy."

1. Midnight Serpent
2. Blood cracks open the ground
3. To your brethren in the dark
4. Deep calleth upon Deep
5. The Ghost Of Rome
6. Dissonant
7. Black wings and withering gloom
8. Burial Rite More...

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Satyricon Unveils New Album

Nearly three years in the making, Satyricon has announced that ninth studio album "Deep Calleth Upon Deep" is set for release on the 22nd of September via Napalm Records.

The album was recorded in Oslo, Norway and Vancouver, Canada, during early 2017 and mixed together with revered studio guru Mike Fraser. Frontman Satyr informs us:

"Approaching this release, what I always kept in mind is that either this is the beginning of something new or it's gonna be my last record. If this is going to be the last, then it needs to be something special. If there are more records, then I'd better make sure that this is so different from the last one that it feels like a new beginning. I think it's really, really dark, very spiritual and filled with confidence and energy." More...

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Satyricon Signs To Napalm, New Album In Fall 2017

Norwegian black metal legend Satyricon has signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records and entered the studio to begin recording a brand new album. The still-untitled effort is expected to drop on September 22nd.

Formed in 1991 in Oslo, Satyricon reinvented the world of extreme music. With the third album "Nemesis Divina" released back in 1996, the band's status as one of the most significant and creatively vital bands in Norwegian black metal was already beyond dispute. When this most illustrious and influential piece of dark art was successfully re-released with Napalm Records in the Spring of 2016 and in celebration of the band's 20th anniversary, it marked a cornerstone to extend the relationship to a worldwide record deal between the Austrian label and pioneers of black metal.

Thomas Caser, CEO of Napalm Records: "We are proud to announce the signing of one of this most influential Extreme Metal act and pioneer of a whole genre. This upcoming album will surely set another mile stone in heavy music and we are honoured to release it this fall!"

Satyricon is already hard at work in the studio and are currently recording the highly anticipated new studio album that is set for a September 22nd release. A European tour in support of the upcoming record will kick off the same weekend.

Satyricon has not just inspired entire genres and beyond, the band has also always excelled live. The powerful and evocative performances, spearheaded by charismatic frontman and visionary, Satyr as well as drummer extraordinaire Frost, will always be a memorable special event you will never forget. In support of the band's upcoming album, Satyricon will heavily hit the road this fall!

Make sure to catch them live on the following dates: More...

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Fall Of Summer Reveals Final Band Additions

The Fall Of Summer team is proud to announce the last seven bands of the third edition's line up. The festival's organizers comment:

"So we will start with two bands from the 70s. For the first one, formed in 1972 if you don't recall their name, you will certainly remember their music, as the Italian progressive rock band Claudio Simonetti's Goblin is known for their soundtrack work for films like 'Suspiria,' 'Dawn of the Dead,' 'Profondo Rosso' and we know already that their performance on the Blackwater stage with it's natural amphitheater, the video screening and the lake behind will be one of the highlights of the festival.

"Another band you would be a fool to miss and we are glad to announce is Riot V. If you search for heavy speed ,etal at its best don't search further and just enjoy a pure metal moment with a band that hasn't played in France for so long that we had to do something.

"Let's move to the 80's with two great and solid bands who have always been a reference in their countries, with Heavy Metal french representatives ADX and polish death metal masters Vader. Two bands that don't need introduction and who will as always provide a kick ass gig.

"If we now look at the 90's, we are thrilled to remind you the birth of funeral doom in Finland and announce that, one of its pioneers, Skepticism will join us, or another crucial band that we needed to bring to Fall Of Summer and to France for the first time. More...

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Satyricon Streaming Full Re-Release

Satryicon will return to celebrate the 20th anniversary of "Nemesis Divina" with a re-release via Napalm Records on May 20th, newly remastered by Satyr himself and boasting upgraded and revamped packaging.

The re-issue version is now streaming in full online and can be heard below. The track listing is as follows:

1. The Dawn Of A New Age
2. Forhekset
3. Mother North
4. Du Som Hater Gud
5. Immortality Passion
6. Nemesis Divina
7. Transcendental Requiem Of Slaves More...

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Satyricon Re-Issuing "Nemesis Divina"

"There are, at most, a handful of albums and a handful of songs that really define modern day black metal. 'Nemesis Divina' is definitely one of those records, and ‘Mother North‘ is definitely one of those songs,” Satyr boldly claims.

When Satyricon released a third album in 1996, the band's status as one of the most significant and creatively vital bands in Norwegian black metal was already beyond dispute, but "Nemesis Divina: was no ordinary record or just another step along the road to infamy.

To herald the 20th anniversary of this most illustrious piece of dark art, "Nemesis Divina" will be re-released on May 20th via Napalm Records, newly remastered by Satyr himself, and boasts upgraded and revamped packaging.

Satyricon will then embark on a series of exclusive one-off shows, performing the record in full for the first and only time.

“It’s not what we do and it won’t happen again!” avows frontman and creative mastermind Satyr. “This band, as you know, is definitely not retrospective. But we started playing live in 1996. Our most groundbreaking milestone record came out in 1996. It’s the only one that we still play several songs from in our set to this day… so if we're ever going to do a reissue, do anniversary shows, and make it a big deal, it’s gonna be 'Nemesis Divina', and it has to be now.” More...

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Satyricon Vocalist Reveals Brain Tumor Diagnosis

Satyricon has been working on the follow-up to the band's 2013 self-titled album, but unfortunately a wrench has been thrown in that works as vocalist / guitarist Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven revealed via his Instagram account that he has a brain tumor. Satyr comments:

"I'm going home. I got extremely sick 8 days ago and was rushed to hospital. Scans have shown that there is a blind passenger in my head. Most likely it is benign. I can live with it as long as it does not grow bigger.

"Removing it is extremely complicated and should only be done if it grows into a size where it is a matter of life and death. We all get our set of cards and this happened to be one of mine. There are so many people who have to deal with much worse things than I do, so I do not feel sorry for myself.

"I have a great family, lots of friends, Satyricon, Wongraven Wines and many people who support my endeavours all over the world. I will spend the next two weeks trying to get my strength back, then try to starting writing on the new Satyricon again and pick up where I left on all my wine projects." More...

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Satyricon To Mark "Nemesis Divina" Anniversary

Artistically imperious, instinctively forward-thinking and remorselessly creative, Satyricon have long since earned the right to be hailed as one of black metal’s most important and influential bands. And now the band is set to revisit the album that raised it from underground heroes to bold contenders on the world stage…the timeless and towering "Nemesis Divina." Satyricon will return in 2016 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this seminal masterpiece, with a never-to-be-repeated series of exclusive European shows, wherein the Norwegian trailblazers will perform the album in its entirety for the first and last time.

“It’s not what we do and it won’t happen again!” avows frontman and creative mastermind Satyr. “This band, as you know, is definitely not retrospective. But we started playing live in 1996. Our most groundbreaking milestone record came out in 1996. 'Nemesis Divina' is the only one of the first three records that has aged really well. It’s the only one that we still play several songs from in our set to this day… so if I’m ever going to do anniversary shows and do a reissue and make it a big deal, it’s gonna be 'Nemesis Divina' and it has to be now.” More...

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Satyricon Working On Album

Satyricon is currently working on new material to follow the previous 2013 self-titled album (reviewed here), and the band comments:

"Demo sessions for the new album day two. Really productive day despite having to overcome annoying obstacles. We have always enjoyed getting away during writing and this is the first of many get aways for the new record.

"New stuff is sounding amazing! Our good friend Snorre from Thorns is not involved in the new record, he's just hanging out making sure the vibe is right. Respect." More...

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