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SATYRICON – Unveil First Details About Brand New Album!

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on July 13, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

As reported by Napalm Records:

Nearly three years in the making, SATYRICON have announced that ‘Deep calleth upon Deep’, their highly anticipated ninth studio album, is set for release on 22nd September via Napalm Records.

Recorded in Oslo, Norway and Vancouver, Canada, during early 2017 and mixed together with revered studio guru Mike Fraser (who previously worked on SATYRICON’s 2006 album, ‘Now, Diabolical’), ‘Deep calleth upon Deep’ is not just a new collection of songs from one of extreme music’s most enduring and reliable bands: this is a wholesale reinvention and a brand new era in SATYRICON history.

Frontman and visionary, Satyr informs us “Approaching this release, what I always kept in mind is that either this is the beginning of something new or it’s gonna be my last record. If this is going to be the last, then it needs to be something special. If there are more records, then I’d better make sure that this is so different from the last one that it feels like a new beginning. I think it’s really, really dark, very spiritual and filled with confidence and energy.”

‘Deep calleth upon Deep’ is a profound statement about the essence of SATYRICON’s music and the eternal value of art itself. Satyr continues, “The way that I see it is that for any art, be it SATYRICON or any other form of art with substance, in order for you to be able to inhale and completely understand it, it will take a little bit of you as well. If you get it all after a couple of listens, you know that it probably won’t stay with you. So the title is saying, ‘From the depth of the people making this record to the depth of the listener…’ If you want to take part in this journey, you should be prepared to dig deep down in the darkest corner of your soul with us.”

SATYRICON is also proud to share the album’s front cover – an obscure drawing from 1898 by perhaps the greatest Norwegian artist of all time, Edvard Munch.

‘Deep calleth upon Deep’ will be released in digital format, a CD digipak and gatefold vinyl options. Pre-orders will go live in August.

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SATYRICON – To Perform “Nemesis Divina” In Its Entirety At ROCKHARZ Open Air Festival In July, 2016

Posted in Black Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on November 29, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Satyricon - band logo - pentagram - 2015 - #MO99330033

As reported by Germany’s ROCKHARZ Festival:

20 years have passed since a Norwegian band released one of the most groundbreaking albums of Black Metal history, continuing a groundbreaking character for the dissemination of a genre out of a small, rather subcultural audience in a new flow of Extreme Metal sounds. The band was SATYRICON and the masterpiece called NEMESIS DIVINA. Now, 20 years later, SATYRICON have decided to play on a few selected concerts, this seminal album, in all of its unique and immeasurable entirety. We are proud that one of those rare shows will go with us on our stage! Hail to Mother North!

Rock Harz Open Air Festival - promo logo - 2016 - #MO776633SL







Metal Odyssey’s METAL Pick Of The Day Is: SATYRICON – “Die By My Hand” – From “Live at the Opera”‬

Posted in Black Metal, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , on November 1, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Satyricon - Live At The Opera - promo album cover pic - #2015SSFMO

SATYRICON – It is November 1st already, holy crap! I could have sworn it was just August 1st. Regardless, today I want to celebrate one of the true icons of Black Metal: SATYRICON. Satyr (musical genius) and Frost (drums) have once again brought their band together in 2015 with spectacular results: Live At The Opera.

Released via Napalm Records, I can honestly state that this live album featuring The Norwegian National Opera Chorus is already an all-time Metal classic in my Metal life. I highly recommend this album to those who appreciate Black Metal and Metal; despite that I also recommend this album to those who appreciate music.

This live performance is mesmerizing for me! A top ten Metal album of 2015, by Metal Odyssey’s standards. The live music video spotlighted below is: Die By My Hand. This song was originally featured on SATYRICON‘s spectacular studio album from 2008: The Age Of Nero. I admire SATYRICON so much that words alone cannot express it. I hope you enjoy this song and video as much as I do. Metal Be Thy Name.







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


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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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

Satyricon - Live At The Opera - promo album cover pic - #2015SSFMO

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.


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


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“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

Terrorizer Magazine - Norway - special issue - May 2014 - promo cover pic

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!


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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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.

Whitesnake - classic logo!

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.

Satyricon - Volcano - promo cover pic - #77590


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.

Pantera - The Great Southern Trendkill - promo cover pic - #660805


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.

Fight Or Flight - A Life By Design? - promo cover pic - #22892


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!

Alice Cooper "Constrictor" X-Large Album Pic!!


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.

Escape The Fate - This War Is Ours - promo cover pic - #660303


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.


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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