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Formed: 1990
From: Oslo, Norway
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Satyricon News

Below is our complete Satyricon news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Hole In The Sky 2011 To Be The Last

The organisers of Norway's Hole In The Sky festival have announced that this year's edition of the event will be the last, concluding twelve years of history. However, it promises to go out with a bang as some of the biggest names in extreme metal will be performing at the event with Immortal, Mayhem, Satyricon and Enslaved being the latest confirmations. A message from the organisers reads as follows:

"There’s a saying that all good things must come to an end. For twelve years we’ve been fortunate enough to meet many of our favourite artists, shared some incredible metal moments with fans coming from all over the world, and worked with some of the best in the scene.

"Twelve years is a long time and we’ve always invested a lot of time and effort in making the festival the best it possible can be and never compromise.

"Hole in the Sky has been a thing we’ve taken great pride in and it would be a very sad thing to let the festival suffer due to other commitments and responsibilities that comes along as you get older, so basically we want go out on a high note when we still feel inspired and on top of the game. Mind you, we will go out in a spectacular fashion. More...

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Satyricon Live Footage Available

Footage has been posted online of Satyricon performing at Club Orlandina. The video clips can be viewed below.


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Satyricon To Re-Issue Albums From The '90s

Norwegian black metal veterans Satyricon has announced that all of their albums recorded and released in the 1990s will be re-issued in the near future. A message from the band reads as follows:

"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 artwork and remastering 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!"

The Russian shows are as follows:

December 11 - St. Petersburg, Russia - Orlandina Club
December 12 - Moscow, Russia - Tochka Club

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Satyricon Remembers Slipknot Bassist

Norwegian black metal outfit Satyricon has posted a message online, remembering Paul Gray, the bass player of Iowa nine-piece Slipknot, who was found dead in a hotel room yesterday morning in Urbandale, Iowa. The message reads as follows:

"Today we mourn the passing of our friend Paul. The down to earth, friendly, unpretentious metal head that we loved. Our hearts go out to Slipknot, his family and his friends. May Paul have found his peace."

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Line-Up Announced For Tuska Festival

Finland's Survival Zero has been confirmed to perform at the 2010 edition of the Tuska Festival, which takes place from July 2nd - 4th in Helsinki. More info on the festival can be found here. The currently announced line-up for the festival is as follows:

Friday 2.7.2010
Devin Townsend – Ziltoid The Omniscient, world exclusive
Barren Earth
Swallow The Sun
The Arson Project More...

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Satyricon Answers Fan Questions

Roadrunner Records recently sought fan questions for Norway's Satyricon to answer. Excerpts from the fan interview can be found below:

"Jenny Sanchez, California USA: I really like Roadkill Extravaganza- will you be releasing another DVD?

"Frost: Possibly, if we release another DVD it’s going to have a very different format to Roadkill Extravaganza – it’s not going to be a follow-on to that one. We have thought of making a live DVD. It is something that might happen and at a certain point it probably will happen. I cannot really tell how and when it’s going to be but it’s going to be different. More...

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Satyricon Changes London Tour Date Venue

Satyricon has issued the following update about changing the venue for their upcoming tour date on December 20th:

"The London show on the 20th December will now take place at the Academy in Islington. Your Shepherds Bush Empire tickets are of course valid at the academy. There are not many tickets left for the show, so if you have not picked up your tickets yet, you'd better move fast!"

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The Haunted Nominated For Danish Metal Award

The Haunted has announced that they've been nominated for a Danish Metal Award for their latest album, "Versus," in the category of "Best International Metal Album." The other nominees are:

GOJIRA: The Way of All Flesh
MASTODON: Crack the Skye
HEAVEN & HELL: The Devil You Know
SATYRICON: The Age of Nero

The Danish Metal Awards takes place January 16, 2010 at Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark. Tickets are 290 Danish kroner can be purchased at Billetnet.dk.

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Video Interview With Satyricon Available

Capital Chaos has posted a video interview online with Frost from black metal band Satyricon at the Boardwalk in Orangevale, CA. The video clip can be viewed below. More...

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Shagrath and King Announce New Band, Ov Hell

Out of Norway's biggest and darkest metal bands rises Ov Hell. This group of Satan’s all-stars has been sharpening their teeth in some of black metal's most influential bands for many years. Known as key figures in bands such as Dimmu Borgir and Gorgoroth, Shagrath and King have come together to bring forward a new chapter in Norwegian black metal history. Ov Hell will carry on in the same tradition for which King and Shagrath are known, but the collaboration between the two will mark a new era for them both.

Frost (Satyricon, 1349), Ice Dale (Enslaved, I) and Teloch (Nidingr, God Seed, 1349) have been recruited for the first full-length release. The album will contain all of the power and blast beats worthy of their evil pedigrees.

King comments: "The first Ov Hell release will contain music I've worked on in my Gorgoroth and God Seed years. It's been a little hell to actually see this music form into a band, so the name of the band is quite suitable. Through the first song I got from Shagrath I knew that he would be the perfect man to join forces with. He has strong individual qualities and a strong will to power. I am very positive that when we finish up this album it will be an album that won't sound like anything we have done before, and with a quality that won't stand back from anything presented in black metal earlier!"

Shagrath comments: “With both of our demanding music careers and other projects, timing was not on our side. After last years inferno festival, King and I yet again joined forces to brainstorm our need to collaborate our passion for dark art. Over the course of the past year, King sent me demo ideas that were so inspiring it made me put my skeptic feelings aside. I wasn't sure if I wanted to have another Black Metal project but my unquenchable thirst to explore my darkest beast, launched the birth Ov Hell. The majestic Ov Hell has become a band that reflects our roots, raw, ugly, arrogantly blasphemous with uncompromising truth from two influential Norwegian musicians needing to express our primitive side, straight out Ov Hell.”

Two new tracks, "Devil's Harlot" and "Ghosting" from the yet untitled upcoming album, have been uploaded to the band's MySpace.

Studio Line-up:
Shagrath (Dimmu Borgir, Chrome Division) - vocals
King (God Seed, Gorgoroth, Jotunspor, I, Sahg, Audrey Horne) - bass
Ice Dale (Enslaved, I, Audrey Horne, Trinacria, Demonaz) - guitar
Frost (Satyricon, 1349) - drums
Teloch (Nidingr, God Seed, 1349, Umoral) – guitar.

Ov Hell online:
Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/ovhell
Twitter: http://twitter.com/OvHell
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/ovhell666
Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ov-HELL/139170130877

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Bleeding Through Drops Off Satyricon Tour

Bleeding Through has issued the following update about dropping off their remaing tour dates with Satyricon:

"Hello All we've got some good news and bad news. The bad news is that we've had to drop off of the remaining dates on our US tour with Satyricon due to some personal / family business that must be attended to immediately. Thank you for respecting our privacy. The good news is that we can now officially announce that BLEEDING THROUGH is the surprise special guest for our friends in TIGER ARMY on Halloween Night in Orange County! We're going to help them close down their four-night 'Octoberflame' event in style by sharing the stage on Halloween Night at The Grove Of Anaheim! Get tickets here!. Tiger Army sold out The Grove last Halloween so you should try to get your tickets right away.

"Rest assured that everything is fine as far as THE BAND is concerned! We're looking very forward to the Halloween show followed by the creation of our BRAND NEW ALBUM, which we can tell you will take place in December and January before our European tour with Machine Head, Hatebreed and All Shall Perish! That's right, NEW Bleeding Through album in 2010! We are very excited about our first album with Rise Records. We've got a lot of material and we're anxious to hit the studio in December and get it out to you in the first half of 2010!"

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Satyricon Scheduled for Vancouver In-Store

Norway's Satyricon is scheduled for an autograph session at Scrape Records in Vancouver October 14th from 5pm to 6pm. Satyricon will be playing later that night at The Rickshaw Theatre with Bleeding Through, Toxic Holocaust and Chthonic.

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Satyricon Comments On Forthcoming Tour

Norwegian black metal veterans Satyricon has posted a message online regarding their forthcoming Finale In Black tour. The message reads as follows:

"The North American tour is closing in, Aalborg Metal Fest in November is confirmed and now finally, Finale In Black is good to go.

"This will be the last European tour with The Age Of Nero before we withdraw to take a well-earned break and work creatively for some time. Support will come from Shining, Negura Bunget and Dark Fortress."

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Shining To Support Satyricon On European Tour

Swedish extreme metallers Shining have been confirmed to support Satyricon on an upcoming European Tour. The 17-date tour, set to start on the 2nd December, also includes Negura 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”.

The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

12/02: Hof Ter Lo, Antwerp, Belgium
12/03: TBA
12/04: Trabendo, Paris, France
12/05: Turock, Essen, Germany
12/06: Z7 Pratteln, Switzerland
12/07: Backstage, Munich, Germany
12/08: Estragon, Bologna, Italy
12/10: Szene, Vienna, Austria
12/11: TBA, Bratislava, Slovakia
12/12: Folimanka, Prague, Czech Rep
12/13: Studio Club, Krakow, Poland
12/15: Train, Ahus, Denmark
12/16: Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany
12/17: Batschkapp Frankfurt, Germany
12/18: Alte Spinerei, Glauchau, Germany
12/19: Effenaar, Eindhoven, Netherlands
12/20: O2, Islington, London, UK

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Satyricon Announces North American Tour Dates

Norwegian black metal legends Satyricon will be heading out on a headlining tour of North America later this year. Supporting the band on the trek will be Bleeding Through, Toxic Holocaust and Chthonic.

The tour dates are as follows:

September 25 – Baltimore , MD – Sonar
September 26 – Norfolk , VA- Norva
September 28 – Atlanta , GA – The Masquerade
September 2September 09 – Orlando, FL – The Club
October 1 – Houston , TX – Warehouse Live
October 2 – Dallas, TX – The Door
October 3 – San Antonio , TX – White Rabbit
October 5 – Albuquerque , NM – Sunshine Theater
October 6 – Tempe , AZ – Marquee Theater
October 7 – Pomona , CA – Glasshouse
October 8 – West Hollywood , CA – Key Club
October 9 – San Francisco , CA – Slim’s
October 12 – Portland , OR – Hawthorne Theater
October 13 – Seattle , WA – El Corazon
October 14 – Vancouver , British Columbia – Rickshaw Theater
October 16 – Salt Lake City , UT- Club Sound
October 17 – Englewood , CO – Gothic Theater
October 19 – Mokena , IL – The Pearl Room
October 20 – Cleveland , OH – Peabody ’s
October 21 – Toronto , Ontario – Opera House
October 23 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
October 24 – Philadelphia , PA – Trocadero
October 25 – New York , NY – The Fillmore @ Irving
October 27 – Montreal , Quebec – Club Soda

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Arsames Confirmed For Metal Camp 2009

Iranian thrash/death metal act ARSAMES has been confirmed for Metal Camp 2009 - talents stage (DARK DOG STAGE BANDS) set to take place July 2-8, 2009 in Tolmin, Slovenia.

The Metal Camp festival billing is shaping up as follows:


For more info, check the Metal Camp website at metalcamp.com.

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Video Interview With Satyricon Available Online

A new video interview with Satyricon drummer Frost conducted by Domination has been posted online. The video can be viewed below. More...

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Gaahl Comments On Signing With Indie Recordings

More comments have been made on both sides of the camp regarding God Seed's recent signing to Indie Recordings. The label commented:

"Through the last years we've worked with King & Gaahl in many different bands and projects such as. Gorgoroth, Trelldom, Sahg, Audrey Horne and Wardruna. The quality of their work has always been outstanding, and we welcome this opportunity to once again work with them – this time building something new together. The as-yet-untitled God Seed album will be released late 2009. The album has been in the making for some time already, and continues the already established path of King and Gaahl in a natural, yet progressive way.

"The new material sounds great and we are truly looking forward to be a part of their new musical carrier through God Seed."

In a press statement King comments the signing and the upcoming album:

"I have high hopes for the future signing to Indie Recordings. Gaahl and I have had various negative experiences with labels in the past, but feel confident that we have made the right choice this time. Indie Recordings consists of people we have worked with in the past and they have shown 100% professionalism. They have proven to take care and bring the best out of the bands on their roster. The fact that they are a Norwegian label and not a Swedish label makes me even more optimistic for the future!!"

God Seed's studio line up is as follows:

Vocals - Gaahl
Bass - King
Drums – Frost (Satyricon, 1349)
Guitar – Ice Dale (Enslaved, I, Audrey Horne)
Guitar – Telloch (Nidingr, Umoral)

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Band Lineup Confirmed For Unholy Fest 2009

The Unholy Fest will take place between July 23 - 25 in Ostrava, Czech Republic at two different venues.

The currently confirmed line up and schedule is as follows:

7/23 at CAS Arena: Cradle of Filth, Cryptopsy, Silva Nigra, Inferno, Alastor, Demonical, Horna, Grave

7/24 at Skalka Sportovni Arena: Satyricon, Enslaved, Amon Amarth, Gorgoroth, Hell United, Vesna, Blood Red Throne, Furia, Shining, Taake, Desulotry, Entombed, Asphyx, Infernal War, Enclave

7/25 at Skalka Sportovni Arena: Mayhem, Dark Funeral, Impaled Nazarene, Nefarium, Rasta, Massemord, Koldbrann, Hate, The No-Mads, Urgehal, Desaster, Root, Primarl Fear, Moonspell, 1349, North, Holy Moses

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Empyrean Has Equipment Stolen At Satyricon Show

Brisbane symphonic black metal band Empyrean had some band equipment stolen at their Brisbane show on Friday night supporting Satyricon.

“Some complete fucktards decided to walk out with my basket filled with cables (Instrument, Speaker and Power cables); my amp pedal and my wireless at the gig on friday night supporting Satyricon at the Arena. This shit fucking sucks…

"Regardless, if you see a Peavey JSX Pedal on sale in Brisbane that has the washers exposed and a Shure Wireless system, send me through a message (on Myspace): it’s mine. This shit does happen folks, make sure someone is always looking after your equipment, especially in older venues”

If you have any information regarding the theft, contact the band on their MySpace at myspace.com/empyreanband.

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