Satyricon have announced that they will be releasing a 20th anniversary edition of “Rebel Extravaganza” on December 13. This version of the effort was remastered and it will be available as a special limited picture double vinyl set, as a 2-LP gatefold, and as a digipack.
Sigurd “Satyr” Wongraven commented:
“As much as Rebel was a new record to us, it was also a protest. I felt the genre was turning gothic and that there were more interesting and sustainable types of expression that could be incorporated in the Black Metal to make it grow and spark new life into it.
My own bottomless misanthropy at the time, was also instrumental in shaping the record. Frost and I are proud of how this record contributed to a development for the genre we all know now was necessary. This was a record many discovered in hindsight and that says a lot about its complexity, controversy and importance.
Today, 20 years later, the new version sounds and looks better than this record has ever done. We hope you feel the same way.”