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Satyricon is an influential Norwegian black metal band, whose line-up over the years has constantly revolved around a stable core of multi-instrumentalist Sigurd “Satyr” Wongraven and drum powerhouse Kjetil Vidar “Frost” Haraldstad.

Satyricon was founded in Oslo, Norway in 1991 by Czral (Carl-Michael Eide, of Ved Buens Ende, Ulver and Virus) and Wargod. Sigurd “Satyr” Wongraven (also in Thorns, Storm and Wongraven) took over lead vocals in 1991. Read more on Last.fm

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Satyricon to tour and release new album

September 1st, 2008

Satyricon Satyr Frost Thrash Hits

Satyricon have announced the release of their seventh studio album, The Age Of Nero, through Roadrunner Records on 03 November 2008.

Talking to Norwegian newspaper, VG, frontman Satyr was typically uncompromising about his thoughts on the record: “I just played the album loud, and thought that if they they don’t like it, it’s their problem.”

satyricon the age of nero packshot album artwork

The new album will include the title track from the My Skin Is Cold EP, released earlier in 2008, as well as seven other, new tracks.

Satyricon – The Age Of Nero tracklisting
‘Commando’
‘The Wolfpack’
‘Black Crow On A Tombstone ‘
‘Die By My Hand’
‘My Skin Is Cold’
‘The Sign Of The Trident ‘
‘Last Man Standing ‘
‘Den Siste’

Following the release of the album, the Norwegian black metallers will indulge in a 6-week European tour. Starting in Stavanger, Norway on 12 November 2008 and ending in Hamburg, Germany on 20 December 2008. Support on all dates will come from awesome British thrashers, Evile.

There will be three rare UK shows from the duo as well, which will incorporate rhythm guitarist, Gildas Le Pape and bassist, Victor Brandt into the lineup. Make sure you do not miss these shows.

Satyricon November tourdates
24 Birmingham Barfly
25 Leeds Cockpit
26 London ULU

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In Photos: Hove Festival 2008

June 27th, 2008

Look how beautiful and sunny it is at Hove Festival

Resident photographer Gary Wolstenholme headed over to Norway this week to visit the quite fantastic Hove Festival.

True to form, Gary’s been snapping away and has got some brilliant shots of what looks like an awesome festival. Check out our photo gallery right here.

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Album: Satyricon – Now Diabolical

April 17th, 2006

Satyricon
Now, Diabolical
Roadrunner Records
17 April 2006

by Raziq Rauf

It’s exciting to see that the most progressive genre around right now is also, by far, the least accessible and the one most people will quite rightly refer to as “scary”. Norwegian stalwarts Satyricon have always looked to further themselves by leading the black metal scene.

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