Satyricon Exhibition “Satyricon & Munch” To Explore Intersection Of Black Metal And Visual Art

Satyricon have joined forces with the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway for a new exhibit called “Satyricon & Munch.” The exhibit will open on March 26, 2022 and it will feature musical work that was inspired by painter Edvard Munch.

The following was said about the exhibition:

“Since the fall of 2018, Satyricon has been working on the writing and recording of a musical work whose main objective is to create a symbiosis with Edvard Munch’s iconic art in an exhibition that will be held at the new Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway, opening 3/26/2022. Following the exhibition will be the release of the musical work in album format, carrying the same title as the exhibition, Satyricon & Munch.”

Satyricon added:

“Since the fall of 2018, Satyricon has been working on the writing and recording of a musical work whose main objective is to create a symbiosis with Edvard Munch’s iconic art in an exhibition that will be held at the new Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway, opening 26/3/2022. Following the exhibition will be the release of the musical work in album format, carrying the same title as the exhibition, ‘Satyricon & Munch’.

We consider this massive challenge the greatest honor of our career. Edvard Munch created some of the most iconic images in the world of art and through his career demonstrated the kind of courage and freedom we have always embraced and aspired to us as artists ourselves. To write music whose ambition is to take the art of Munch into uncharted territory is quite a journey to be on. We look forward to sharing more details with you in the coming months.”

Satyr Says Satyricon Are About “Midway Through” With Their New Album

During a recent interview with Kaaos TV, Sigurd “Satyr” Wongraven offered an update on the new Satyricon album. According to him, the band are about “midway through” with the record.

Satyr said the following when asked if Norwegian folk music has influenced the new material:

“Yeah, there are some guitar things that clearly [have] the typical SATYRICON incorporation of that type of tonality. But perhaps the most important part is my peculiar rhythmical patterns which some of my colleagues find to be troubling because they are inconsiderate of the rules of rock music and any other kind of structure and more based around the freedom that I feel is in Norwegian folk music. So that some of the parts that I write, you can’t really anticipate where the chord progression is going to end because I don’t necessarily follow established rhythmical patterns for how music is done. I let the idea and the melody line lead the way.”

He continued when asked how close the album is to being finished:

“It is midway through, I would say. It’s difficult when you work on these type of projects because, at least in my case, I end up writing a lot more than I actually use. I probably end up writing three times more than I end up using. And also I know that when you are in the first stage of such a process, you very often find that what you do in the very beginning that you believe firmly in and that you are absolutely confident that this will be a very important part of the record ends up not being used at all. And then some part which you are not sure about and you probably think that you will not end up using becomes a very important part of the record because, all of a sudden, coincidentally, you will come up with some idea that will bring this idea to a whole new level that you were never before able to imagine, and then something that seemed to be a likely candidate to be dropped becomes an integral part of the record. And then maybe something else which you thought would be one of the most significant musical pieces on your record doesn’t fit in anywhere and then you just end up skipping the whole thing and not including it at all. We haven’t gotten that far in the process, but I know from experience that that will happen sooner or later, and then we will see if that will take up a lot of our time or if bits and pieces will fall into their places without too much hassle and resistance.”

“The unusual part here is that I’m not really working the way that I’m used to working, because I’m used to writing at home or in the rehearsal studio or in remote locations like cabins up in the mountains and things like that. But this is the type of record where I realized that although I can make some ideas under the circumstances I normally would, I find that this is a record that is better to write primarily in the studio for the reason that I’m working on a lot of things which you can’t really prepare in the way you would prepare drums, bass, guitar and vocals.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Satyricon To Reissue “Dark Medieval Times” & “The Shadowthrone” In May

Satyricon will be reissuing “Dark Medieval Times” and “The Shadowthrone” on May 28 via Napalm Records. Both efforts have been remixed and remastered. Pre-orders are available HERE in several formats including a limited edition box set.

Sigurd “Satyr” Wongraven Says Satyricon’s New Album Will “Not Have The Instrumentation You Are Used To Hearing”

Satyricon have been working on their new album as of late. Frontman Sigurd “Satyr” Wongraven recently shared a photo of himself and Snorre Ruch (Thorns) in the studio, along with the following caption:

“Snorre Ruch and have been sparring musically for over twenty years with Thorns and @satyriconofficial This project is the new Satyricon album that I’m working on which is close to a musical work in its approach. It is not a collection of songs and it does not have the instrumentation you are used to hearing. Black Metal has unlimited forms of expression as long as it has the feeling that is unique to real Black Metal. You’ll like this and I look forward to sharing it with you in about one year from now.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Satyricon’s Sigurd “Satyr” Wongraven Sells 90% Of His Wine Business For $5.4 Million

Satyricon’s Sigurd “Satyr” Wongraven has sold 90% of his wine company, Wongraven Wines. Vingruppen reportedly purchased the stake in the business for NOK 51.3 million (approximately 5.4 million USD). The deal was made in 2019, but the details were previously undisclosed until Dagens Næringsliv obtained Vingruppen’s financial statements for last year.

[via Metal Injection]

Anders Odden (Satyricon, Cadaver) Diagnosed With Colon Cancer

Anders Odden (Satyricon, Cadaver) has revealed that he has been diagnosed with colon cancer. The musician has already undergone chemotherapy and is also scheduled to undergo surgery on January 6.

Odden said the following:

“I wanted to wait to tell you all about my condition until my surgery was done, but then I got this video clip. On my musical hero Lemmy’s, death date (28.12.2015) my friend Hank Von Hell is in Sweden raising money for the cancer cause with Motorhead drummer Mikkey Dee. Getting this video was very touching and made me wanna share it with you to raise money for cancer research.

I was diagnosed with colon cancer the 3rd of October 2019. Since then I have done chemotherapy to shrink the tumor down so I can undergo surgery.

The surgery date is set to the 6th of January 2020. The doctors have told me that everything will go as planed and that I will get rid of this cancer. It’s a tough journey, but I am ready. Have a happy new year and I will see you when I am through. #cancer #coloncancer #cancerresearch #mikkeydee #hankvonhell #motorhead #riplemmykilmister #🤘😎🤘”

He also added the following in a separate post:

“It’s been a weird year – recorded a new fantastic @cadavertheband album with my new wingman, @dirkverbeuren. Ruled the metal festivals of the world with @satyriconofficial – Made my live comeback with Cadaver at @hellbotn_metalfest – then toured Norway with @haape and the legendary @tonyharnell – then, My life turned upside down the 3rd of October getting diagnosed with colon cancer- BUT – i am allready on the road to getting back- Surgery and recovery, then back out with new music and gigs! Thanks to all of you who have supported me this year – love you all – happy new year! #newyearseve #2020vision #2019reflections”

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Satyricon To Release 20th Anniversary Edition Of “Rebel Extravaganza” In December

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.”

Goatwhore Added To Satyricon’s North American Tour

Goatwhore have been added to Satyricon‘s spring North American tour. Inquisition were originally set to open, but the band were dropped from the trek after it was recently revealed that frontman Jason “Dagon” Weirbach had been charged with possession of depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct back in 2009.

Tour Dates:

05/13 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
05/14 Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro Operahouse
05/15 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
05/16 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
05/18 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
05/19 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
05/20 Joliet, IL -The Forge
05/21 Columbus, OH – Al Rosa Villa
05/23 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
05/24 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
05/25 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
05/26 Baltimore, MD – Maryland Death Fest
05/28 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
05/29 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
05/30 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live

Satyricon Postpone Australia & Japan Dates

Satyricon have postponed their shows in Australia and Japan until September. Satyr commented:

“We had on and off-stage personnel dropping out on us at the last minute for this tour. We would have had to really compromise on the quality of our shows, which is something that we wouldn’t want to do when we go to Australia and Japan. It’s better for us to postpone and come back and do this properly.”

Tour Dates:

09/04 – Capitol – Perth, Australia
09/06 – Max Watts – Melbourne, Australia
09/07 – Metro Theatre – Sydney, Australia
09/08 – Transit Bar – Canberra, Australia
09/09 – The Triffid – Brisbane, Australia
09/11 – Umeda Trad – Osaka, Japan
09/12 – Unit – Tokyo, Japan

Satyricon Announce “Final” North American Headlining Tour

Satyricon will be heading out on “one final headlining tour” of North America this May. Inquisition will serve as support.

Sigurd “Satyr” Wongraven commented:

“We are excited to announce that we will be touring in the US and Canada. As our U.S fans will have noticed, we haven’t toured there in nine years. There are many reasons for that. I like America and I like Americans, but unfortunately touring there has been a difficult chapter in the history of Satyricon.

I can’t guarantee what the future holds, but we did not go on the last record, so I am hoping that one final headlining tour can be a good way of sharing some electric musical moments with our U.S fans, whom we love just as much as all our other fans across the world. See you all soon.”

It is worth noting that this doesn’t necessarily mean the band is coming to an end. It could just mean that they are just planning to stick to touring Europe, etc.

Tour Dates:

05/13 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent Theater
05/14 Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro Operahouse
05/15 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
05/16 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
05/18 Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
05/19 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
05/20 Joliet, IL -The Forge
05/21 Columbus, OH – Al Rosa Villa
05/23 Toronto, ON – The Opera House (with Panzerfaust) (no Inquisition)
05/24 Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre (with Panzerfaust) (no Inquisition)
05/25 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
05/26 Baltimore, MD – Maryland Death Fest
05/28 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
05/29 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
05/30 Austin, TX – Come and Take it Live