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Satyricon’s Frontman Satyr Gives Details On Upcoming “The Dawn Of A New Age” European Tour

Posted in Black Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on April 2, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As stated on the Satyricon Facebook timeline by Satyr:

Personal message from the bossman: We had our last rehearsal for the tour today and we’re ready. When preparing this, the most important thing for me has been to make this tour different from our last Euro tour in 2013. We tour less and less although we play together more often than ever before. So the few tours we do should all have an identity of their own and feel special to me also. We’ve divided the show into four acts and this less conventional format is interesting to work with. I also like playing songs we haven’t played in many years. Not just old stuff from the nineties. We do that too. Come on. It’s great playing songs from Volcano and Now, Diabolical that have not been touched in many years as well. I hear these songs with new ears now. Incorporating choral arrangements from “Live At The Opera” on some songs has also been a bit of a task. Keyboard and human voices are not the same, but we have found those parts that work really well and some songs get a whole new feel to them with these additions. I’m so heavily into working on new stuff these days, that I decided I want to show bits and pieces to the crowds as well. It does not matter to me if they are bits and pieces in progress – I want to play future Satyricon material for you and I know you’ll get it. We also invited fans who play classical instruments to join us in doing improvised jam sessions and I know that it will happen in at least a handful of the shows. I love the idea that fans will take part in our show, also on a musical level. We are working on a cover album project and on some shows we’ll show you some of that on stage as well. We’re bringing a treasure chest of visual effects, I think the show in Paris will be filmed for television and we are visiting many cities we have not played before.

The old touring format is dead. This is The Dawn Of A New Age. Join me. SW

The Dawn Of A New Age European Tour 2015 kicks off on Saturday in Nijmegen, Holland. We are doing this INSTEAD of a summer festival tour, and we hope to see you all in the coming weeks.

Satyricon - The Dawn Of A New Age - promo tour poster - April - 2015 - #663SWMOF

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LONG LIVE SATYRICON.

LONG LIVE NORWAY.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SATYRICON – “Live At The Opera” DVD/CD/LP Releasing This April

Posted in Black Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on February 17, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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As read on the Satyricon Facebook page:

Dear Satyricon fans. We are working around the clock with a million different things currently, but we try to keep you posted in between.”Live At The Opera” is coming out in April as we tour Europe and this is the cover. There will be many editions with exclusive packaging and artwork, but this is the main cover. Very soon we will also post a song from the DVD that is a part of this elaborate album.

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Satyricon – “Die By My Hand” – Exclusive preview from “Live at the Opera”

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* For more info on SATYRICON:

Facebook: Satyricon

Website: http://www.satyricon.no/

http://www.twitter.com/Satyricon

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LONG LIVE SATYRICON.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

“Terrorizer’s Secret History Of Norway” – Special Issue Dedicated To History Of 1990’s Black Metal Scene Is Out Now!

Posted in Black Metal, metal bands, metal music, music news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on May 7, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the Terrorizer Facebook page:

Terrorizer’s Secret History of Norway is out now! We bring you the history of all that transpired in that famous black metal scene of the early 1990s – the music, the mayhem, the murders and the controversy. We get the oral history on what it was actually like to be a part of that scene, as told by key players like The True Mayhem‘s Necrobutcher, Darkthrone‘s Fenriz and Satyricon‘s Satyr, to name but a few.

But don’t think black metal is all that Norway has to offer, as we also explore everything from avant-garde weirdness to death metal destruction and the fury of Oslo punk, as well as bringing you our list of essential Norwegian albums.

Click here to get your copy! http://Terrorize.it/dp7

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Stone Says: Whoa! I came across this whiz-bang magazine from Terrorizer and now I MUST get myself a copy! This looks to be a grand source for the history of 90’s Black Metal! Barnes & Noble… here I come! Metal be thy name.

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LONG LIVE BLACK METAL.

Stone.

SNAKES And METAL = Some Very Intense And Memorable Album Covers!

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Snakes And Metal – What makes snakes so attractive to Metal? It must be the biblical reference/story of Satan taking the form of a serpent in the Garden Of Eden. No? Maybe it’s the snake being profiled throughout history as simply… evil? No? What about many, many snakes being downright intimidating and venomous? Yes? Regardless the reasoning, snakes are undoubtedly badass; and Metal is badass.

I chose to pick some of my favorite Metal album covers that depict, in various grand forms, the almighty, evil and often times misunderstood snake. I surely hope y’all like the album covers I’ve chosen. For certain, there are probably one million other album covers out there with a snake or two on them, I just cannot list them all! However, feel free to share which snake themed album cover you dig and which did not show up here, via comment.

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The Whitesnake Lovehunter album cover (at top of post) is my all-time favorite snake themed album cover. No, no, no… it’s not because of the gal’s naked butt either; although I’ve never complained about it. I first fell in love with this album cover as a graphic design student, many light years ago, back in college. I absolutely cherish the artwork of Lovehunter and countless other works of world-renowned painter/illustrator Chris Achilleos.

WARNING: If you suffer from Ophidiophobia or ophiophobia, which is the abnormal fear of snakes, feel free to leave and visit an ABBA or U2 website.

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SATYRICON – VOLCANO

Released back in 2002, this fifth album from the powerful Satyricon depicts a snake that looks 100% evil. Pure evil. A perfect Satyricon album cover! It’s as if this snake will leap from the cover and bite my face off. I love that! Plus, I love this album and band.

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PANTERA – THE GREAT SOUTHERN TRENDKILL

Released back in 1996, The Great Southern Trendkill is another album I infinitely love. PANTERA is personified to perfection with this snake, cause it looks extremely pissed-off and ready to strike! This snake doesn’t seem like it wants to f*$K around; it looks like it wants to kill and eat anything in its path. Neat.

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FIGHT OR FLIGHT – A LIFE BY DESIGN?

Released in 2013, A Life By Design by the Metal/Hard Rock supergroup Fight Or Flight is a tremendous album! I wish I had room to put it on my best of list, from last year. The album cover depicts a creepy, creepy snake that has syringes for fangs! Ouch!! Plus, that melancholy driven corn field as a back-drop, only worsens the nightmare for me. Excellent!

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ALICE COOPER – CONSTRICTOR

Compare this snake on Alice Cooper’s Constrictor cover and it doesn’t look to be as mean-spirited as the others on this list. However, this snake is wrapping itself around Alice Cooper’s neck and face rather well. A very commercial Alice Cooper album from 1986, I do enjoy listening to it for its over-the-top mid-80’s MTV and Arena charm.

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ESCAPE THE FATE – THIS WAR IS OURS

This sophomore album from Escape The Fate I don’t own. I do own their last two releases. With that out-of-the-way, This War Is Ours, from 2008, has snakes bookending their band logo in a subtle, yet very cool way. Sometimes, less snake is more. The overall artwork is solid as hell too.

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That concludes this Snakes and Metal list! Thanks for taking part! Perhaps y’all dug it? If not, please feel free to pull out your Barbara Streisand CD’s and crank ’em up to the point of constipation. Metal be thy name.

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LONG LIVE SNAKES.

LONG LIVE METAL.

REST IN PEACE, DIMEBAG DARRELL.

Stone.

SATYRICON – Nominated For 2013 Norwegian (Grammy) Spellemann Award

Posted in Black Metal, Heavy Metal, heavy metal bands, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on December 26, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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As reported on the SATYRICON Facebook page:

Congratulations to all those who contributed to the album in one way or another! It has been announced that the album “Satyricon” that went number 1 on the Norwegian Album Charts has been nominated for a Norwegian Grammy.

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The 42nd Annual Spellemann Awards (Norway’s equivalent to America’s Grammy Awards) will be handed out on January 18th, 2014, at Konserthus in Stavanger, Norway, with the event being broadcast live on the NRK1 channel.

Also nominated in the Metal category are:

KVELERTAK – Meir

OBLITERATION – Black Death Horizon

SHINING – One One One

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* For more info on SATYRICON:

Facebook: Satyricon

Website: http://www.satyricon.no

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LONG LIVE SATYRICON.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

SATYRICON – EUROPEAN TOUR BEGINS NOVEMBER 7TH!

Posted in Black Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on November 1, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Oslo Norway’s Black Metal icons, SATYRICON, will be embarking on their European tour, starting this Thursday, November 7th! Taiwan Republic’s very own CHTHONIC will be main support to the Satyricon UK, Europe and Scandinavian tour dates from November 7th to December 20th, 2013. Metal be thy name!

For more SATYRICON tour info go here: http://www.satyricon.no

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$14.99 SALE on SATYRICON’s s/t DOUBLE VINYL in BLACK! Ships worldwide at: http://bit.ly/satyricon-black-2lp

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* For More Info On CHTHONIC:

Facebook: ChthoniC 閃靈

http://chthonic.tw

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LONG LIVE SATYRICON.

LONG LIVE CHTHONIC.

Stone.

CHTHONIC – To Kick Off European Tour With SATYRICON Next Month

Posted in avant-garde metal, avant-garde music, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on October 22, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Taiwanese avant metal ensemble, CHTHONIC, are readying to kick off a massive European trek supporting Norwegian metal titans, Satyricon. Slated to begin on November 7th in Copenhagen, the extensive journey marks the band’s first performances on European soil since the release of their latest studio album, Bú-Tik, and will also mark their first-ever shows in Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Spain, Italy, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Luxembourg!

“We are looking forward to the tour in Europe, especially because we will be visiting some cities for the first time,” said the bassist Doris Yeh. “CHTHONIC’s music is full of Oriental martial art spirits and traditional music; we are confident that the blend of traditional elements and heavy metal could bring some very different sensations to those audiences.”

Meanwhile, CHTHONIC have also been nominated for seven Golden Indie Music Awards, including best album, best band, best performance, and best musician. CHTHONIC will depart for their European quest following their participation in the award ceremony.

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CHTHONIC w/ SATYRICON:

11/07/2013 Amager Bio – Copenhagen, Denmark,

11/08/2013 Turock-   Essen, Germany

11/09/2013 Le 106 – Rouen, France

11/10/2013 Academy 3 – Manchester, England

11/11/2013 The Limelight – Belfast, N. Ireland

11/12/2013 Buttn Factory – Dublin, Ireland

11/14/2013 O2 Academy Islington – London, England

11/15/2013 Le Maroquinerie – Paris, France

11/16/2013 L’echonova – Vannes, France

11/17/2013 Cc John Lennoné – Limoges, France

11/19/2013 Paradise Garage – Lisbon, Portugal

11/20/2013 Sala But – Madrid, Spain

11/21/2013 Apolo – Barcelona, Spain

11/22/2013 La Tannerie – Bourg En Bresse, France

11/23/2013 La Laiterie – Strasbourg, France

11/24/2013 Distortion Festival – Eindhoven, Holland

11/26/2013 Trix – Antwerp, Belgium

11/27/2013 Logo – Hamburg, Germany

11/28/2013 Lido – Berlin, Germany

11/29/2013 Progresja – Warsaw, Poland

11/30/2013 Exit Chmelnice – Prague, Czech Rep.

12/01/2013 Arena – Vienna, Austria

12/03/2013 Randall – Bratislava, Slovakia

12/04/2013 A38 – Budapest, Hungary

12/05/2013 Kino Siska – Ljubljana, Slovenia

12/06/2013 Orion Club – Rome, Italy

12/07/2013 Magazzini Generali – Milan, Italy

12/08/2013 Backstage Halle – München, Germany

12/10/2013 Konzerthaus – Luzern, Switzerland

12/11/2013 L’usine – Geneva, Switzerland

12/12/2013 Club Zentral – Stuttgart, Germany

12/13/2013 Kulturfabrik – Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

12/15/2013 Sticky Fingers – Gothenburg, Sweden

12/17/2013 The Circus – Helsinki, Finland

12/18/2013 Klubi – Tampere, Finland

12/20/2013 Debaser Medis – Stockholm, Sweden

Chthonic - Bu-Tik - promo cover pic - 2013

CHTHONIC released their seventh studio recording, Bú-Tik,in North America via Spinefarm Records US on June 25, 2013. Bú-Tik was recorded at Sweden’s Sweetspot Studio by producer Rickard Bengtson, who also worked on 2011’s critically lauded Takasago Army full-length. Called “a masterful and elegant tradition served underneath soaring thrash-influenced guitars, pummeling drums and a vocal performance that is absolutely stellar from an overlooked vocalist,” by About.com, Bú-Tik is centered around the story of the 228 Massacre, the Bú-Tik Palace and the Mirror Of Retribution, and highlights what bassist Doris Yeh describes as “righteous violence, justifiable defense, and the armed spirits.” The cover image depicts the fighting spirit of a girl with albinism.

To order, Bú-Tik point your browser HERE. 

Critical Praise:

“‘Next Republic’ and ‘Supreme Pain for the Tyrant’ demand your attention from the start, only to blow you away with an epic and memorable chorus. The soaring emotional register of ‘Between Silence and Death’ is unforgettable. And the female vocal parts, though used sparingly, sound exquisite in ‘Set Fire to the Island’ and ‘Defenders of Butik Palace.’ Bú-Tik is a solid album which will earn CHTHONIC many new symphonic oriental fans without alienating the band’s long-time following. 8/10″ – Metal Injection

“…a solid album full of epic moments. Fans of symphonic or melodic death metal are likely to enjoy it, as Chthonic have yet again delivered a unique and memorable album that no other band could have made.” – HeavyBlogIsHeavy

“Symphonic black metal gets an oriental overhaul for a fantastic result.4/5″ – Metal Underground

Chthonic - Europe Tour - promo banner - Winter - 2013

(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For More Info On CHTHONIC:

Facebook: ChthoniC 閃靈

Website: http://chthonic.tw

Twitter: http://twitter.com/CHTHONICtw

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LONG LIVE CHTHONIC.

LONG LIVE SATYRICON.

Stone.

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