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

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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 Seeking Rhythm Guitarist

Satyricon have announced that they are seeking a rhythm guitarist. Here's the update from the Satyricon website:

"We are looking to recruit a rhythm guitar player and a bass player for our live band, with immediate effect.

"You are a skilled musician with some touring experience. Your age is of no big concern, if you are good enough, you are good enough. However, you need to be relentlessly hungry and ambitious in your work with SATYRICON. SATYRICON is during touring cycles, a very time consuming effort and SATYRICON would be your number one musical priority. If you do not wish to re-locate to Oslo our nearby, you will have to travel and be available for rehearsal in Oslo whenever called upon. We will consider candidates from anywhere in the world. If you think you have what it takes, you will be invited to come jam with SATYRICON in Oslo as soon as possible. When e-mailing us, take your time to tell us a little bit about your musical background as a player and as a fan. Also include some information about your age, where you live, what you do etc. This is your chance — take it! E-mail us at musician@satyricon.no."

The video for Satyricon’s ‘The Pentagram Burns’ is available here (Quicktime required) and photos from the video shoot can be found at this location

The video was filmed in Oslo, Norway by director Håvard Arnstad. SATYRICON's latest album, "Now, Diabolical", debuted at No. 2 on the national Norwegian chart and also charted in Sweden and Finland. Satyricon comment on the video:

"Visually the video is strongly linked with the look and the style from the album cover, hence we find ourselves covered with minor burns all over bodies and it feels nothing but good."

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More Bands Confirmed For New England Metal Fest

Polish and Dutch death metal bands BEHEMOTH and GOD DETHRONED have been added to the lineup of the ninth annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival, presented by ESP Guitars & Basses and Krank Amps on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28.


The festival will join forces with Metal Blade this year to celebrate the label’s 25th anniversary. The main and side stages will both exclusively feature Metal Blade bands on Saturday, topped off by a once-in-lifetime performance that will bring together musicians from Metal Blade’s stellar roster of bands.

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New England Metal and Hardcore Fest Lineup

The lineup has been announced for this year's New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. The event will be headlined by black metal act Dimmu Borgir and feature performances from Bury Your Dead, Kylesa, The Devil Wears Prada, 100 Demons, Nora, The Human Abstract, Death Before Dishonor, Dead Hearts, Unearth, Shai Hulud and many more.

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival take place at the Palladium, located at 261 Main Street in Worcester, Mass.

The full lineup is as follows (in no particular order): More...

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Satyricon Ready To Tour The US, South America

Satyricon issued the following update:

"We have so much news for you on the new album in writing and many stories to tell from our visits to Australia and Japan. We'll fill you in on that later. Finally the necesarry permits and paperwork have been sorted on Frost's [drums] behalf and we are now ready to come over to America again. Seems like it will be a small run of three weeks starting with a few days in South America for the first time before we come over the U.S. This will most likely take place between mid-April and second week of May. We'll keep you posted of course."

’The Pentagram Burns’ video was filimed in August in Norway, and can be viewed at this location (Quicktime required) and photos can be viewed here.

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Naglfar Unveil 'Harvest' Album Artwork

Through trenchant seas, the seasoned crew on the ship NAGLFAR deliver their fifth and most accomplished slab of melodic black metal yet, Harvest. Perfectly fusing the raw energy of their earlier works with the inspired and cutting melodicism of 2005's Pariah, Harvest marks the raucous return of one of the genre?s most celebrated acts, and sees these five Swedes set their sights on sinister shores previously uncharted. The highly anticipated effort is set for a March 12th release.

Without sacrificing their trademark ferocity, NAGLFAR delve deeper into songwriting mode on Harvest, crafting nine brilliantly orchestrated tracks that stick harder than cement. Newest member Morgan Lie (bass) and Mattias Grahn (drums) provide the backdrop for the sharp, anguished screams of Kristoffer Olivius (vocals), who injects the release with an even more diverse array of vocal venom than that found on Pariah, his singing debut. NAGLFAR have created another masterpiece and find themselves the lone champion of all that is dark, technical, and unholy.

Official Harvest Track Listing: 01. Into The Black 02. Breathe Through Me 03. The Mirrors Of My Soul 04. Odium Generis Humani 05. The Darkest Road 06. Way Of The Rope 07. Plutonium Reveries 08. Feeding Moloch 09. Harvest

A limited edition of Harvest will also be available, which includes a bonus DVD with four professionally recorded live clips from the Party.San Festival 2006, a video for the Pariah track The Perpetual Horrors and an interview with Olivius. The cover artwork was handled by the acclaimed Travis Smith (Opeth, Nevermore) and can be viewed by clicking the link below. http://www.naglfar.net/enter_harvest.jpg

NAGLFAR will kick off the albums touring cycle in Japan this week with labelmates Celtic Frost and Satyricon. A video for the track The Darkest Road will be filmed by Roger Johansson (Arch Enemy, The Haunted, Dark Tranquillity) shortly after the band returns from Japan and an MP3 of the song will be posted online later this month.

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PyroMusic Post Tons of Live Satyricon Photos

PyroMusic.net has uploaded over 100 photos from last night's near-sold out Satyricon show in Sydney with Tasmania's Ruins supporting (feat Dave Haley and Joe Haly of Psycroptic, The Amenta). The crowd of around 1000 were treated to TWO encores from Satyricon who put on a great show. Photos of both bands can be found online here.

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Satyricon Post New Live Video

A video clip of Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON performing live in Stockholm, Sweden during the group's recent European tour has been posted online at the Roadrunner Records U.K. web site.

As previously reported, SATYRICON will take part in an in-store signing session at the new Utopia store in Sydney, Australia on Monday, December 4 beginning at 4:30 p.m.

SATYRICON has posted its video for the song "The Pentagram Burns" at this location (Quicktime required). Photos from the shoot can be seen here.

The "The Pentagram Burns" clip was filmed in August with director Håvard Arnstad in Oslo, Norway. "Visually the video is strongly linked with the look and the style from the album cover, hence we find ourselves covered with minor burns all over bodies and it feels nothing but good," the group writes on its web site.

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Satyricon, Soilwork Confirmed For House Of Metal

Satyricon and Soilwork are the latest inclusions to the list of bands to perform at next year's House Of Metal festival. The festival will take place in Umeå, Sweden on the 16th, 17th February, 2007.

A total of 22 bands will be performing at the festival. The bands announced so far are: Satyricon, Soilwork, Hardcore Superstar, Savage Circus, Heed, Hellfueled, 6th Awakening, Lesra and Assailant. More acts are said to be announced soon.

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Celtic Frost and Satyricon Japanese Tour

Celtic Frost and Satyricon are teaming up for a Japanese tour, which will run from January 16-18. The trek's being dubbed 'Extreme The Dojo', and is the first time that the Swiss legends have been to Japan.

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Satyricon Post 'The Pentagram Burns' Video Online

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have posted their video for the song "The Pentagram Burns" at this location (Quicktime required). Photos from the shoot can be seen here.

The "The Pentagram Burns" clip was filmed last month with director Håvard Arnstad in Oslo, Norway. "Visually the video is strongly linked with the look and the style from the album cover, hence we find ourselves covered with minor burns all over bodies and it feels nothing but good," the group writes on its web site.

As previously reported, SATYRICON will join forces with The Norwegian Broadcasting Orchestra and Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra to perform at Sentrum Scene in Oslo on November 4. More...

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Satyricon Announce Dates w/ Full Brass Section

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have posted the following message on their official web site:

"The booking of the Scandinavian tour in November is coming to an end and will be announced shortly. For now there are three shows already on sale: Oslo, Trondheim and Bergen, Norway. We are looking at approximately 10 shows in Norway, 6 in Sweden and 2 in Denmark. "

"As a part of this tour we will realise our ambition to make the appearance of the brass section on the 'Now, Diabolical' album become reality, live in concert. We have already done this in a scaled down version as a part of the P3 sessions show that was a concert broadcast on radio shortly before the release of the album. "

"This time around we have been lucky enough to join forces with the whole cavalry and we have some of the best men from The Norwegian Broadcasting Orchestra and Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra joining us on stage at Sentrum Scene in Oslo, November 4th. Please note that we are talking about big-ass horns in various shapes and forms. There will be no harps, or violins for that matter! "

"Together with Øivind Westby that helped arrange brass for three of the songs on 'Now, Diabolical', we are arranging brass for old and new SATYRICON songs trying to give the songs a dimension and feel they normally don't have. We have moved the show to Sentrum Scene to ensure it is an all-ages show. We hope this will be a spectacular night for us the performing musicians, and the fans. The show will also be recorded and filmed."

"Tour Diabolical" will hit the following cities:

Fri 15th Sep – Birmingham Academy
Sat 16th Sep – London Islington Academy
Sun 17th Sep – Manchester Academy 2
Mon 18th Sep – Newcastle Academy
Tue 19th Sep – Glasgow Cathouse
Wed 20th Sep – Nottingham Rock City

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Satyricon Shoot Video For "The Pentagram Burns"

Norwegian black metallers Satryicon have revealed details about their new video for "The Pentagram Burns" on their website:

"We spent the weekend shooting a new video for 'The Pentagram Burns' with director HÃ¥vard Arnstad in Oslo, Norway. The video will be ready for viewing the first week of September here on this website, before it hits TV stations around the globe. Visually the video is strongly linked with the look and the style from the album cover, hence we find ourselves covered with minor burns all over bodies and it feels nothing but good. Stills from the video shoot will be posted here in a few days and in the meantime we would like to thank the director, the crew and the cast for the effort and the hard work you put down!"

Satryicon's latest album, "Now, Diabolical," was released earlier this year.

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Susperia, Red Harvest, Grimfist and Slit UK Tour

SUSPERIA (ex Dimmu Borgir, Satyricon) have joined forces with fellow Norwegians RED HARVEST and GRIMFIST for a heavyweight package that is set to hit the UK for a short tour in October 2006. Joining the bands for the tour will be SLIT from Malta who have in their ranks Omar Grech from Beheaded.

Dates confirmed for "The Eternal Anger Tour" are Nottingham - Rock City on October 12th, London - The Underworld on October 13th, Bradford - Rio on October 14th, Glasgow - Cathouse 15th and Dudley - JB's on October 16th. Check with venues for age restrictions. Tickets for all shows are available through the usual outlets.

RED HARVEST's DVD "Harvest Bloody Harvest", out on September 18th, 2006. The DVD, which comes in a limited deluxe metal box, shows their concert at the Rockefeller Music Hall, Oslo (NO), shot last year, and many bonus materials.

RED HARVEST are currently working on their upcoming album that will be released through Season of Mist, early 2007.

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1349 Taps Nile Drummer For Tour Dates

Norwegian black metallers 1349 have confirmed that they will be utilizing the services of former NILE drummer Tony Laureano on their upcoming dates as regular skinsman Frost is busy with promoting SATYRICON's recently released "Now, Diabolical" CD. In addition, they will be using a session guitarist for upcoming live appearances as the replacement for Tjalve, who left earlier in the year.

1349 has been confirmed as one of the support acts for CELTIC FROST on their fall 2006 North American tour. Also appearing on the bill will be SAHG. The bands will support CELTIC FROST from September 12 (Springfield, Virginia) to October 2, 2006 (Portland, Oregon).

1349 released their third studio album, "Hellfire", in the U.S. last October via Candlelight Records. Recorded at Studio Studio in Nyhagen, Norway, "Hellfire" was supported by a European tour with Norwegian black metallers GORGOROTH.

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Satyricon Announce First Russian Tour

Satyricon has announced their first Russian tour:

"At the tail end of Tour Diabolical which has already been announced, we will pay a visit to Russia for the first time. Dates are here. We won't be bringing any opening bands over to Russia as it is a fly-in. We very much look forward to this tour as it is our first in Europe since 2003. The festivals this summer have been amazing and have really left us lusting for more. The new material undoubtedly goes down extremely well live we've experienced, and for this tour we also plan to bring forth some old songs that we have never played live before.

Pre-sales are up and running all over the place. Visit the website of your local venue for details on how to buy tickets."

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Satyricon Gear Up For Tour Diabolical

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON will team up with KEEP OF KALESSIN and INSOMNIUM for their first European tour in three years. Dubbed "Tour Diabolical", the trek will take SATYRICON to countries they have never been before, like the Chech Republic, Hungary and Croatia. Many cities are destined for a first-time visit, like Newcastle, Bilbao, Warsaw, Nottingham, Antwerp and a few more. The dates are as follows:

Sep. 11 - GER - Hamburg - Knust
Sep. 12 - GER - Frankfurt - Batschkapp
Sep. 13 - GER - Bochum - Zeche
Sep. 15 - UK - Birmingham - Academy
Sep. 16 - UK - London - Islington
Sep. 17 - UK - Manchester - Academy
Sep. 18 - UK - Newcastle - Academy
Sep. 19 - UK - Glasgow - Cathouse
Sep. 20 - UK - Nottingham - Rock city
Sep. 21 - NL - Utrecht - De Helling
Sep. 22 - NL - Rotterdam - Baroeg
Sep. 23 - NL - Amsterdam - Melkweg
Sep. 24 - BEL - Antwerp - Hof ter Loo
Sep. 26 - FR - Paris - Locomotive
Sep. 27 - SP - Barcelona - KGB
Sep. 28 - SP - Madrid - Caracol
Sep. 29 - SP - Bilbao - Bilborock
Sep. 30 - FR - Lyon - CCO
Oct. 01 - CH - Fribourg - Frison
Oct. 03 - IT - Milan - Alcatraz
Oct. 04 - SLO - Ljubljana - VKP Mediapark
Oct. 05 - CRO - Zagreb - Boogaloo
Oct. 06 - HUN - Budapest - A38
Oct. 07 - AT - Wien - Planet Music
Oct. 08 - CZ - Prague - Abarton
Oct. 10 - PL - Wroclaw - WZ Club
Oct. 11 - PL - Warsaw - Proxima Club
Oct. 12 - GER - Berlin - Kato
Oct. 13 - GER - Saarbrucken - Garage
Oct. 14 - GER - Munchen - Kleiner Elserhalle
Oct. 15 - GER - Stuttgart – Röhre

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Watch Satyricon's Video For "K.I.N.G." Online

Satyricon have posted the video for their first single, "K.I.N.G.", off their new album, "Now, Diabolical". You can watch the video here.

Satyricon's "Now, Diabolical" was just released in the U.S. on June 13 and was released in Europe in April.

As previously reported, Satyricon frontman Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven was recenlty ordered to pay 97,000 Norwegian kroner (approximately $16,000) in legal fees after his lawsuit against the VG newspaper was thrown out of court. Wongraven filed a lawsuit against VG after the newspaper published a story suggesting that members of SATYRICON were charged with rape. The VG article was accompanied by a close-up photo of Wongraven, with a disclaimer that Wongraven had nothing to do with the incident.

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Satyricon Frontman Discusses Black Metal In U.S.

According to an article on MTV.com, Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven, the snarling frontman for Norwegian black-metallers Satyricon, says his band's forthcoming LP, Now, Diabolical, constitutes perhaps the darkest material he's ever had a hand in writing. But he doesn't say you've got to be a black-metal disciple to relish the record.

"These songs are very direct," he explained. "Instead of 12 or 13 themes per song, there are just a handful of themes that carry each song, because I wanted the album to have an extremely solid framework — something that was undeniable and unquestionable, something that was very insisting and full of authority. A way of achieving that is to concentrate on purifying the power of a few themes, as opposed to never letting one theme establish itself.

"I think too many metal bands sound like they play music for other musicians, that the song has no higher purpose or that they don't look for a special atmosphere or anything like that," he continued. "They just play and say, 'Look at me, I can shred.' It's very typical and it's really sad."

Still, Satyr said he has no idea what sort of response Now, Diabolical's going to receive when it lands in U.S. record stores on June 13. Satyricon's previous outing, Volcano, has sold a mere 15,000 copies since its release back in 2003. Six weeks ago, Now, Diabolical was released in Europe and is one of the fastest-selling records in their homeland.

But Europe isn't America, and according to Satyr, "Americans have a different understanding of extreme-metal music.

"It's kind of weird," he continued, "because death metal is a part of what I call extreme-metal music, and death metal has more to do with America than Europe, that's for sure. It seems like there is a lot of confusion as to who's, where it concerns black metal and death metal. Europeans pinpointed a long time ago who's black metal and what bands are important. The American kids don't seem to have the slightest clue about that, so you find yourself in a situation where a band that is not popular in Europe at all ... can do really well in America, while other bands that have very solid standings in Europe are not doing very well in America. It's hard to predict.

"If I was to go by the reception and the overall status of a band like Satyricon in Europe, I would say that [the record] is going to do extremely well in America. But given what I just explained, you never know."

Read the full article at MTV.com.

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Satyricon Frontman Loses Court Case

According to Dagbladet.no, SATYRICON frontman Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven has been ordered to pay 97,000 Norwegian kroner (approximately $16,000) in legal fees after his lawsuit against the VG newspaper was thrown out of court.

Wongraven filed a lawsuit against VG after the newspaper published a story suggesting that members of SATYRICON were charged with rape. The VG article was accompanied by a close-up photo of Wongraven, with a disclaimer that Wongraven had nothing to do with the incident. More...

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Celtic Frost Announce New Touring Guitarist

The Emperors return! On the eve of next week’s European warm-up shows, prior to their June 3 Rock Hard Festival debut, Swiss metal pioneers CELTIC FROST have announced the addition of Norwegian guitar player Anders Odden to their touring line-up. Odden, who has played with Apoptygma Berzerk, Satyricon, Cadaver, and Mayhem, auditioned for the group in April, and returned to Zurich, Switzerland, CELTIC FROST's base, last week for dedicated tour rehearsals. A life-long CELTIC FROST devotee, Odden will be performing with the band for their summer festival performances ( full band itinerary here).

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