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

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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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Satyricon Steps In For Opeth At Two Shows

Norwegian black metal band Satyricon will be replacing Opeth at two upcoming shows. The band issued the following statement on their website:

We are in the middle of recording bass for the new record and it is sounding very powerful and everything is coming together nicely. Today we got a call from our agent asking us to step in for Opeth who has to cancel a a show tomorrow at Hovefestivalen in Norway and MetalTown in Gothenburg on Saturday. It seemed like an ideal break from the studio. It is a workload of another world to organize Satyricon's machinery on such extremely short notice, but somehow we have managed and we very much looking forward to be firing on all cylinders Friday at 20.00 at Hove and Saturday at 17.30 at MetalTown. It's going to be good to see you all!

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Satyricon Finishes Tracking Drums And Guitars

Norwegian black metal legends SATYRICON have checked in with the following update:

"We've now completed the drums and the guitars for the new Satyricon album in Los Angeles! We have a new session beginning Monday, doing vocals, bass and and perhaps some brass too. Third week of July we're doing some keyboard/FX stuff before we go back to LA o mix the record. These are exciting times as we feel this is a milestone in the making. It won't help keeping expectations down, but we can't help it, it feels so incredibly strong! Dates are being confirmed and offers are coming in constantly as we speak and it looks like we will start touring the world mid November. We'll post a video from the recording of the drums over the weekend and in the meantime we might see some of you at Nummirock and Hellfest. Take care."

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Archer Confirmed For Sweden Rock Festival

Archer has performed with some of the biggest names in rock including, Heaven and Hell, Heart and Sevendust. The band is looking forward to sharing the stage at the Sweden Rock Festival (www.swedenrock.com) this summer alongside such metal giants as Judas Priest, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Poison, RATT, Triumph, Saxon, Disturbed and many more as they return to Europe.

The Santa Cruz, CA-based power trio, who won "Best Local Band 2008" in the Metro Santa Cruz Goldies Awards, takes the stage on Saturday, June 7th, opening for some of the biggest names in the metal music genre. The Sweden Rock Festival is held in Norjeboke, in the tiny village of Norje which is situated in Sölvesborg in the western part of southern Sweden.

Archer’s debut album "Doom$day Profit$" is a "genuine tour-de-force, rich with powerful songs imbued with that essential combination of brain-burrowing melodies, ripping riffs, pulsing basslines, tsunami drums and grab-by-the-throat vocals." The band cites influences that include Ozzy and Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Metallica and other legendary names.

Here is the current lineup for the Sweden Rock Fest 2008, which takes place June 4th - 7th: More...

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Satyricon Posts "My Skin Is Cold" Sample Online

Norwegian black metal legends SATYRICON are streaming a sample of their new single, 'My Skin Is Cold', on the main page of their official website.

The My Skin Is Cold EP will be released as a 7 inch gatefold vinyl single including a five track CD. The tracklisting is as follows:

- 'My Skin Is Cold' (exclusive)
- 'Live Through Me' (re-mastered, original version only released as bonus song on the LP edition of Volcano)
- 'Existential Fear-Quetions' (re-mastered, original version only released as bonus song on the LP edition of Volcano)
- 'Repined Bastard Nation' (Llive and turbocharged from the Gjallarhorn show at Sentrum Scene, Oslo, November 2006)
- 'Mother North' (live from the Gjallarhorn show at Sentrum Scene, Oslo, November 2006)"

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Devilish Impressions To Support Satyricon

After successful European tour alongside BEHEMOTH, appearance at Wacken Road Show alongside OVERKILL, SAMAEL, ENSLAVED & TRISTANIA as well as UK / Scotland / Ireland tour with DISMEMBER, the band will be soon heading for their first tour ever in Poland ('Rebel Angels Tour') followed by an exclusive gig in Kiev with SATYRICON on the 18th of May. DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS will held main support slot while the gig will be opened by Nokturnal Mortum.

Devilish Impressions has been touring in support of their latest album, "Diabolicanos Act III: Armageddon."

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Satyricon Release Details About New EP

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have issued the following update:

"Our new EP which comes as a seven-inch gatefold vinyl single including a five-track CD is now on its way. This will be the only physical version of the EP and the packaging is truly one of a kind! The track listing is as follows:

01. My Skin Is Cold (exclusive)
02. Live Through Me (re-mastered, original version only released as bonus song on the LP edition of "Volcano")
03. Existential Fear-Quetions (re-mastered, original version only released as bonus song on the LP edition of "Volcano")
04. Repined Bastard Nation (live and turbocharged from the Gjallarhorn show at Sentrum Scene, Oslo, November 2006)
05. Mother North (live from the Gjallarhorn show at Sentrum Scene, Oslo, November 2006)

"The EP will be relased via Roadrunner Records worldwide, except Norway, where SATYRICON's new partner, Indie Recordings, will release it. The release date is June 2 for all countries and will also be released digitally via iTunes and other outlets who sells music digitally."

Fan-filmed video footage of SATYRICON performing the song "My Skin Is Cold" at the Inferno metal festival, whick took place March 19-22, 2008 in Oslo, Norway can be viewed at this location.

SATYRICON is currently writing material for a new full-length album, tentatively due in the fall.

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Keep Of Kalessin Sign To Nuclear Blast Records

Nuclear Blast Records welcome KEEP OF KALESSIN to their label with the following message:

"Indie Recordings and Nuclear Blast are proud to finally announce their collaboration in the signing of epic extreme metal masters, KEEP OF KALESSIN."

"The band of former SATYRICON live guitar player Obsidian C. has so far, in addition to the legendary Reclaim EP, released three highly acclaimed albums since its formation back in 1994 and is now ready to conquer the world with it..s forth offering. The highly anticipated new album entitled, Kolossus, is scheduled to be released in June 2008. Expect nothing less than a masterpiece!" More...

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Krux Announce Live Tour Dates

KRUX, the Swedish doom band featuring CANDLEMASS mainman/bassist Leif Edling, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/THERION singer Mats Levén, ex-ENTOMBED drummer Peter Stjärnvind, guitarist Jörgen Sandstrom (THE PROJECT HATE, ex-ENTOMBED/GRAVE), guitarist Fredrik Åkesson (ex-ARCH ENEMY) and keyboardist Carl Westholm, have issued the following update:

"Krux will play the classic Inferno Festival in Oslo, Norway on March 21st. Showtime is 8 PM and headliners that evening is SATYRICON. No doubt there will be a brutally cool long Friday at the Rockefeller venue."

"A few days later Krux plays in Stockholm on March 25. Venue is Club 44 and it's an all ages evening. No alcohol is served but the bill is really good. Krux headlines before TAINT and KEN MODE, two really cool British metal bands."

"Tickets are 80 kr. Be there!!"

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Immolation Announce More European Tour Dates

On March 8th (Saturday) legendary New York- based IMMOLATION appeared on Metalmania Festival in Poland (Katowice, Spodek Hall). It was their warm-up show before the upcoming Shadows Of The Emissaries' Curse Tour 2008.

At the festival Immolation shared the stage with such metal monsters as MEGADETH, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and SATYRICON. Two days later, March 10th in Prague the band teamed up with MELECHESH and SICKENING HORROR, to begin their regular European tour featuring 25 shows. America's GOATWHORE are joining the tour on March 14th in Trencin, Slovakia.

Unfortunately, the tour won't come to Stockholm (as was previously announced) due to lack of interest of local promoters. What a shame! The tour will last till April 6th. The last gig will take place in Warsaw, Poland.

Check out a tour trailer here. More...

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Book On Norwegian Black Metal Due In May

American documentary photographer Peter Beste's book "True Norwegian Black Metal" will be issued on May 15 via Vice Books.

In the last two decades a bizarre and violent musical subculture called black metal has emerged in Norway. It has its roots in a heady blend of splatter movies, heavy metal music, Satanism, Pagan mythology and adolescent angst. In the early-mid 1990s, members of this extremist underground committed murder, burned down medieval wooden churches, and desecrated graveyards. What started as juvenile frenzy came to symbolize the start of a war against Christianity, a return to the worship of the ancient Norse gods, and the complete rejection of mainstream society.

Peter Beste has spent the last eight years working in the milieu of this insulated and secretive community. Beste's access and insight has been absolutely without precedent, resulting in an amazing photographic journey. Beste has earned the respect and trust of this impenetrable, suspicious and often elitist community. With each visit Beste saw more, photographed more and eventually accumulated enough material for this book. "True Norwegian Black Metal" is a visual testimonial to this subculture. Peter Beste and editor Johan Kugelberg have created a unique photographic narrative that explores black metal from a truly visceral perspective.

With extensive contributions from the personal archive of Jon "Metalion" Kristiansen, publisher of the original Norwegian black metal publication Slayer magazine, a unique opportunity is here presented to see original artifacts and ephemera from this secluded rock community, and to read accounts of these events in the words of the people who were actually there at the time.

"True Norwegian Black Metal" offers confrontational live performance photographs of a savage subculture set alongside the stark beauty and natural allure of a landscape often shrouded in darkness.

The book is comprised of:

* 160 pages of photographs of the following bands/individuals: Nocturno Culto and Fenriz of DARKTHRONE; Necrobutcher, Hellhammer, Blasphemer, and Maniac of MAYHEM; Samoth of EMPEROR; Frost of SATYRICON; ENSLAVED; Abbath of IMMORTAL; Gaahl, Infernus, King, and Kvitrafn of GORGOROTH; Nattefrost of CARPATHIAN FOREST; 1349; DIMMU BORGIR; ILDJARN; AURA NOIR; and many more

* Interviews/quotes from Frost (1349), Abbath (IMMORTAL), Fenriz (DARKTHRONE), Gaahl (GORGOROTH)

* Essay by authors and Jon "Metalion" Kristiansen, publisher of the original Norwegian black metal publication Slayer magazine, including 32 pages of original artifacts, photographs, ephemera, and personal accounts by black metal's key figures from Krisiansen's personal archive."

For more information, visit www.peterbeste.com.

Beste has scheduled a photo exhibition beginning May 8 at Steven Kasher Gallery in New York City, with London, Stockholm, Oslo, Berlin, Los Angeles shows to follow.

Peter Beste on Norway's NRK talking about his black metal pictures: More...

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Satyricon To Play Russia In May

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have issued the following update:

"It is with great pleasure we confirm that SATYRICON will be back in Russia after the awesome trip in October 2006. This time a show in Kiev, Ukraine has been added as well and this will be our first visit there ever. Our Russian friends have a tendency of showing up in great numbers and we hope for just the same in Ukraine!"

SATYRICON book the following shows:

Mar. 08 - Katowice, POL - Metalmania (Spodek)
Mar. 21 - Oslo, NOR - Inferno Festival
May 16 - St Petersburg, RUS - Club Port
May 17 - Moscow, RUS - Club Tochka
May 18 - Kiev, UA - [to be announced]
Jun. 21 - Nantes, FRA - Hellfest
Jul. 19 - Spital am Semmering, AUT - Kaltenbach Open Air
Aug. 16 - Oulu, FIN - Jallometalli Festival More...

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Unleashed, Gorefest & Gorgoroth To Play Inferno

Unleashed, Gorefest and Gorgoroth have been added to the Inferno Metal Festival set to take place in Oslo, Norway on March 19-22.

Gaahl of Gorgoroth will be speaking at the Inferno Music Conference. This is a tandem event with Inferno Festival during the daytime hours.

Other bands confirmed for the festival include Behemoth, Tristania, Cult of Luna, Satyricon, 1349, Overkill and Destruction.

For more information, visit www.infernofestival.net

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Roadrunner Records To Release Roadrage 2007 In U.K

Roadrunner Records UK reports:

"If you cast your mind back to last year, you will remember that we released another in the series of Roadrage DVD's, featuring a plethora of choice cuts from the years releases via Play.com.

This coming March (the 3rd day of the month no less!) it will become generally available and you will be able to pick it up in places such as ZAVVI, HMV, The Roadrage Stores and Amazon.co.uk.

Full track listing for this lil beauty is as follows:

01. Stone Sour - 'Made Of Scars'
02. Stone Sour - 'Through Glass'
03. Stone Sour - 'Sillyworld'
04. Killswitch Engage - 'My Curse'
05. Killswitch Engage - 'Arms Of Sorrow'
06. Trivium - 'Anthem (We Are The Fire)'
07. Trivium - 'Entrance Of The Conflagration'
08. Trivium - 'The Rising'
09. Machine Head - 'Aesthetics Of Hate'
10. Dream Theater - 'Constant Motion'
11. Megadeth - 'A Tout Le Monde'
12. Slipknot - 'The Blister Exists' (Live)
13. Porcupine Tree - 'Fear Of A Blank Planet'
14. Still Remains - 'Stay Captive'
15. DevilDriver - 'Not All Who Wander Are Lost'
16. Madina Lake - 'House Of Cards'
17. Madina Lake - 'Here I Stand'
18. Cradle Of Filth - 'Temptation'
19. Shadows Fall - 'Redemption'
20. Sanctity - 'Beneath The Machine'
21. Daath - 'Subterfuge'
22. 3 Inches Of Blood - 'The Goatrider’s Horde'
23. Satyricon - 'The Pentagram Burns'
24. Black Stone Cherry - 'Lonely Train'
25. Black Stone Cherry - 'Hell & High Water'
26. Caliban - 'I Will Never Let You Down'
27. Black Label Society - 'Concrete Jungle'
28. Black Label Society - 'Blood Is Thicker Than Water'
29. Hatebreed - 'Defeatist'
30. Nickelback - 'Savin’ Me'
31. Nickelback - 'If Everyone Cared'
32. Delain - 'Frozen'
33. Delight - 'Divided'
34. Pain - 'Zombie Slam'


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More Bands Added To Metalmania Festival

The following bands have been confirmed for next year’s Metalmania festival, which will take place on March 8th, 2008 at Spodek Hall in Katowice, Poland:


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Overkill Confirmed For Inferno Festival

US thrash legends OVERKILL are confirmed for the 2008 edition of the Inferno Festival is being held in Oslo, Norway from March 19th-22nd at the following venues: Rockefeller, John Dee, Sentrum Scene, Garage, Maiden and Rock In. The confirmed lineup is now as follows: SATYRICON (headliners), DESTRUCTION, SHINING, SKITLIV, 1349 and TULUS. The full schedule will be announced at their kick-off in January. The tickets for the 2008 edition of the festival are now available.

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Satyricon Drummer Breaks Leg

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have issued the following update:

"It is with deep regret we have to inform you that Frost (drums) broke his leg yesterday morning. As a result of this, our headlining performance at Arnhem Metal Meeting has been cancelled. It was a freak accident where he simply slipped on ice and snow covered surface, fell to the ground with his foot in a twisted position, and broke it. This was obviously very bad news given our scheduled show at Arnhem Metal Meeting this coming Saturday (December 1st). However, with Frost's history of actually playing ten shows in a row on our European Tour in 2003 with a broken foot, we were hoping he could pull this one off as well. Doctors said last night they wanted to keep him at the hospital over night for observation and we agreed on making a decision as to whether he could do the show, today. Unfortunately we have been informed today that his brake is so complicated that it needs surgery which will take place shortly. They intend to keep him hospitalized for at least one week. Perhaps two.

We apologize for the inconvenience this causes to our fans and the festival. As Satyricon is also in the midst of rehearsing a new album, we will to have take an unwanted break from that. We will reorganize and put our attention into other parts of the album-making process to ensure no delays. Have a great festival and join us in wishing Frost a speedy recovery."

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1349 Confirmed For Inferno Festival

Norwegian black metallers have 1349 have been confirmed for next year's installment of the Inferno metal festival, set to take place March 19-22, 2008 at the Rockefeller and John Dee venues in Oslo, Noway. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows:


The full lineup will be announced at the Inferno kick-off party at John Dee on January 26, but a few more bands will be revealed before Christmas.

The organizers of the Inferno festival recently announced plans to expand the event to four days in in 2008, with the total number of scheduled performers going up from 30 to 40.

In other news, Inferno organizers are launching the third edition of Inferno Music Conference (IMC) in 2008. Promoters, journalists, designers, artists, managements, labels, venues, booking agencies, photographers are welcome. Registration will start September 1. It will be four days (to be announced soon) of metal industry featuring keynote speakers, panels, speed meeting sessions, listening sessions, meet-and-greet parties every evening, black metal bus sightseeing, Inferno Metal Expo and more.

For more information, visit www.infernofestival.net.

1349 released its third studio album, "Hellfire", in the U.S. in October 2005 via Candlelight Records. Recorded at Studio Studio in Nyhagen, Norway, "Hellfire" was supported by a North American tour with Swiss avant-garde metal pioneers CELTIC FROST.

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Behemoth And Krux Confirmed For Inferno Festival

BEHEMOTH and KRUX are the latest acts confirmed for the 2008 edition of the Inferno Festival which is being held in Oslo, Norway from March 19th-22nd at the following venues: Rockefeller, John Dee, Sentrum Scene, Garage, Maiden and Rock In. The confirmed lineup is now as follows: SATYRICON (headliners), DESTRUCTION TULUS and SHINING. The full schedule will be announced at their kick-off in January. The tickets for the 2008 edition of the festival are now available.

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Satyricon To Issue New DVD And EP Next Year

According to sources, SATYRICON leader Satyr is currently "holed up in the Norwegian mountains" writing new material for the band's full-length follow-up to 2006's triumphant Now, Diabolical, due out in late 2008 via their recently "extended partnership" with Roadrunner Records. In the meantime, the band will release a stop-gap DVD-EP that will feature at least one new song from their new album, plus one live track and various live video clips from their last world tour. More news as it develops.

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Satyricon To Headline Inferno Festival

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have been confirmed to headline next year's Inferno Festival, scheduled to take place March 19-22, 2008 at Rockefeller, John Dee, Sentrum Scene, Garage, Maiden and Rock In, all in Oslo, Norway. In 2008, the Inferno Metal Festival expands with a fourth day which increases the number of bands from 30 to 40. More information about this fourth day will follow.

All the confirmed bands thus far are: DESTRUCTION, SATYRICON, SHINING and TULUS.

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