Band Photo: Satyricon (?)
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.
Norwegian black metallers Satyricon have posted this report from Wacken Open Air 2004 on their official website:
Today there is a lot of tired and happy people out there. It's the same for us. We put a lot into preparing this show and the weekend itself was one facing many challenges of practical nature. But, the show went well and we were very proud to see how far this genre has come. How far? 43,000 people, they told us! INSANE. All there throughout the entire show, loud and proud. Perfectionists as we are, there were things that in the bigger picture is not important that we let get to us. Then we decided to go for a walk to talk to fans and press to see how they felt. It was such a good move because it helped put everything into perspective. People said they felt had witnessed a historical moment and that this would go down in history as a legendary concert. Thank you for reminding us about what is important! And thanks to Nocturno Culto for the strength put into the show and Zephyrous for helping create the right vibe in the hours before the show. Last salute goes out to the several hundred who lined up for the signing session with Frost, Nocturno Culto and Satyr.
Satyricon's set list for W:O:A 2004: More...
DARKTHRONE, as a compact ensemble, has not graced a stage since 1996. With brand new album Sardonic Wrath ready for next month's release,Darkthrone's Nocturno Culto will make a special appearance at Wacken this Saturday (August 7th), joining SATYRICON for an unprecedented half hour showcase of Darkthrone classics.
"Four years in a row, Wacken has asked us to headline," comments Nocturno Culto. "And four years in a row, we have turned their request down. It would have been too much for me and Fenriz to get a whole band together for one gig. The joint show with Satyricon is a more accessible format so we finally accepted. Plus, Wacken is a good festival and well organised. This would be a great opportunity to perform to a large audience and spread hatred for the human kind, especially the religious ones."
An alliance of titanic proportions for the genre, the Satyricon/Darkthrone joint show at Wacken will be a historical event and the last of its kind. "Anyone who knows their black metal is aware of Darkthrone's policy of not playing live," comments Satyricon's driving force, Satyr. "They've decided to do this special event and asked us to be a part of it and that is, of course, a great honour. We're also glad that this historical event has the approval of Fenriz and Zephyrous. Bonds between Satyricon and Darkthrone have always been extremely tight and this is a great way of showing it.”
As to whether a show of such proportions could produce pressure, Nocturno Culto replied, "It's a mixed bag. The ideal thing for me would be to fly by helicopter just before I am due to go on stage and then press an eject button to get myself back on the same helicopter right after the gig."
This, however, will not be the last live appearance by the guitarist/vocalist. "Even if Darkthrone are not actively playing live," conclude Nocturno Culto. "I will join another band or something in the future. We just have to see what happens."
Satyricon will kick off Saturday's headline show on Saturday, 7th August at midnight.
Darkthrone's new album, Sardonic Wrath, is out on September 6th.
Norwegian Black metallers SATYRICON have announced they will be playing with DARKTHRONE's singer Nocturno Culto on Wacken Open Air:
"We will be headlining [Wacken Open Air] Saturday the 7th of August doing a special set where we will perform DARKTHRONE songs with their singer the last 30 minutes of our show. Anyone who knows their black metal is aware of DARKTHRONE's policy of not playing live. They've decided to do this special event and asked us to be a part of it and that is of course a great honour. We're also glad that this historical event has the approval of Fenriz and Zephyrous. Bonds between SATYRICON and DARKTHRONE have always been extremely tight and this is a great way of showing it. The thought of kicking into our opening song 'Walk The Path Of Sorrow' in front of 30-40.000 people makes the wait almost unbearable. Some of you have have been sending concerned e-mails asking what the festival means by using the phrasing 'last show forever' about our performance. We don't know WHAT THEY FUCK they are talking about and rest assured... SATYRICON is alive and kicking as ever before.
[Regarding another USA tour] No movement on the Frost [immigration] case. We've will be auditioning drummers in August. So far we've had no luck as some drummers we have contacted have schedules that doesn't allow them to tour with us or they turn out not to be good enough. We're hoping to return in Sep/Oct/Nov. So be patient, darkness always prevails."
The tracklisting for the forthcoming Headbangers Ball Vol. II, which will be making it's way onto store shelves in late September: More...
A number of well-respected Norwegian black metal musicians will gather to perform a selection of classic BATHORY songs during Norway's Hole In The Sky Festival as a tribute to the group's mastermind Thomas "Quorthon" Forsberg, who passed away earlier this month. So far, the following musicians have been confirmed to take part in this special performance (in alphabetical order):
Apollyon (AURA NOIR)
Nocturno Culto (DARKTHRONE)
Samoth (ZYKLON, ex-EMPEROR)
The Hole in the Sky organizers have "the utmost respect for all the musicians lending their valuable time to make this a memorable event in the memory of Quorthon and his work of brilliance," according to an official press release. A portion of the profits from the festival — which is scheduled to be held August 25-28, 2004 at three different venues in Bergen, Norway — will be donated to Black Mark Records, the label owned by Quorthon's father, Börje Forsberg.
Commented Samoth: "Needless to say, Quorthon and his mighty BATHORY had a huge impact on me as a musician and definitely sparked my fascination for black metal in the early days. It was sad to hear of his early death. Quorthon was already a legend for years, and left behind an epic testimony blood, fire and death! May he rule among the gods of Valhalla!"
In the wake of SATYRICON drummer Kjetil "Frost" Haraldstad not being allowed into the country because of VISA problems and a criminal past, ex-EMPEROR drummer Trym will be joining the band on their forthcoming US trek with MORBID ANGEL, SUFFOCATION and PREMONITIONS OF WAR.
SATYRICON's participation in the upcoming MORBID ANGEL North American tour appears to be in jeopardy after the group's drummer, 30-year-old Kjetil "Frost" Haraldstad, was recently denied a work visa required for him to work and perform in the U.S., the Norwegian newspaper VG Nett has reported.
As a result, the planned million Norwegian krone commercial/marketing launch (approximately $144,000) of the legendary black metal band could be stopped in its tracks.
"I've been working on the [band's] launch [in the U.S.] and the tour since last June," SATYRICON's Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven, 28, told VG Nett. "Now we were going to reap the rewards of our hard work."
The SATYRICON singer and songwriter is in despair. Time is running out for the band, who, in just three weeks, are due to play their first concert in Orlando together with MORBID ANGEL.
"We have supplied [the immigration officials] with contracts and letters documenting the fact that SATYRICON will be working with well-known partners in the American music industry," Satyr said. "Therefore we're trying to do things in a professional and formal manner. This is not a hobby band going on vacation." More...
More dates have been added to the MORBID ANGEL, SUFFOCATION, SATYRICON and PREMONITIONS OF WAR tour:
04/13/2004 House of Blues, L. Buena Vista, FL
04/15/2004 Thunderdome, Baltimore, MD
04/16/2004 Saratoga Winners, Cohoss, NY
04/17/2004 The Palladium, Worcester, MA
04/18/2004 B.B. Kings, New York, NY
04/20/2004 The Trocedero, Philadelphia, PA
04/21/2004 The Odeen, Cleveland, OH
04/22/2004 Bogarts, Cincinnati, OH
04/23/2004 Oasis 160, Chicago Heights, IL
04/24/2004 Quest Club, Minneapolis, MN
04/25/2004 The Canopy, Urbana, IL
04/27/2004 Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO
04/29/2004 Graceland, Seattle, WA
04/30/2004 Roseland Theatre, Portland, OR
05/01/2004 Slim’s, San Francisco, CA
05/02/2004 House of Blues, Los Angeles, CA
05/03/2004 House of Blues, Anaheim, CA
05/04/2004 House of Blues, Las Vegas, NV
05/06/2004 Cajun House, Scottsdale, AZ
05/07/2004 Sunshine Theatre, Albuquerque, NM
More to still be announced. These were posted on MORBID ANGEL's site yesterday, so it looks like SATYRICON are still on the bill.
Norway's Progressive/ Doom metal act GREEN CARNATION is turning away from the plan of making a MCD, instead the band already started making pre-production demos of new songs for a coming new full- length album which will be recorded from late August `04. A pre-production sample of one new song will be featured on the upcoming DVD which will be recorded in Poland in the end of January 2004.
The band featuring Tchort (a.k.a. Terje Vik Schei, ex-Emperor, Satyricon), are the latest band confirmed for this year's Summer Breeze festival, set to take place August 19-21, 2004 in Abtsgmünd, Germany.
Here are the first confirmed dates for the upcoming American Heretic Tour 2004 with MORBID ANGEL, SUFFOCATION, SATYRICON and PREMONITIONS OF WAR: More...
Read the full article at Morbid Angel.
World Management has announced that MORBID ANGEL's "American Heretic tour" will start on April 14th, 2004, the first headlining tour in support of their new album, "Heretic". Headlining will be MORBID ANGEL, with SUFFOCATION as direct support with SATYRICON and PREMONITIONS OF WAR to follow. A full list of dates and 25 major US cities will be released in early 2004.