Frost On Satyricon’s “Diverse” New Album: “Every Song Has A Life Of Its Own”

Satyricon’s Kjetil-Vidar “Frost” Haraldstad was recently interviewed on Jamey Jasta’s (Hatebreed) “The Jasta Show” and talked a bit about the band’s upcoming album. He said the effort, which will be released through Napalm Records on September 22, is “very, very diverse” and that “every song has a life of its own.”

Frost said the following [transcribed by Blabbermouth]:

“This is an album that we have been really working a lot with for a long time. It’s all about getting the right expression for each and every song.

It has never been anything that we’ve discussed in the band, but at least I personally feel that every song has a life of its own, a very strong and unique identity. This album is really about giving life to those eight songs that constitute it.

Like with every SATYRICON album, I guess it’s very, very diverse, and this is more true than ever with the new one. In particular, when it comes to this identity bit, I feel the songs, even if they fit extremely well together in a compilation of songs, each and every one, it’s very, very different from the others — almost like human beings are different from each other.”

He also added:

“I realize that the previous albums opened lots of doors for us. There was a reason that we chose to name the [last] album after the band itself. Basically, we felt that somehow SATYRICON became a very complete band with that album. We managed to bring that dynamic element into the band that somehow had been missing a little, and we felt that when that was there, it was like we had all the basic components that should constitute SATYRICON. And as those doors were opened with that album, we then found ourselves in a situation where we were, like, roaming about in those different rooms. And this new album is a result of discovering and searching through and basically exploring new territory and making it ours.”

Satyricon Announce 2017 European/UK Tour

Satyricon have announced a European/UK tour. The band will be touring in support of their new album which is set to be released on September 22

Tour Dates:

09/24 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan
09/25 Essen, GER – Turock
09/26 Tilburg, NET – 013
09/28 Vosselaar, BEL – Biebob
09/29 London, UK – Heaven
09/30 Paris, FRA – La Maroquinerie
10/01 Nantes, FRA – MJC De Reze
10/02 Toulouse, FRA – Le Metronom
10/04 Madrid, SPA – Sala But
10/05 Barcelona, SPA – Razzamatazz 2
10/06 Montpellier, FRA – Rockstore
10/07 Bologna, ITA – Zona Roveri
10/09 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
10/10 Munich, GER – Backstage Halle
10/12 Prague, CZE – Palac Akropolis
10/14 Krakow, POL – Kwadrat
10/15 Warsaw, POL – Progresja
10/16 Berlin, GER – SO36
10/17 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumpehuset
10/19 Aarhaus, DEN – Train
10/20 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik
10/21 Stockholm, SWE – Klubben

Satyricon To Release New Album In September

Satyricon have officially started the recording process for their new album, and are planning to release it on September 22. They posted the following:

Here we are, doing what we like the most. #newalbum #recording #satyricon

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Sigurd “Satyr” Wongraven (Satyricon) Diagnosed With Brain Tumor

Sigurd “Satyr” Wongraven (Satyricon) has been diagnosed with brain tumor. He broke the news via a recent Instagram post, which you can see below:

I'm going home. I got extremely sick 8 days ago and was rushed to hospital. Scans have shown that there is a blind passenger in my head. Most likely it is benign. I can live with it as long as it does not grow bigger. Removing it is extremely complicated and should only be done if it grows into a size where it is a matter of life and death. We all get our set of cards and this happened to be one of mine. There are so many people who have to deal with much worse things than I do, so I do not feel sorry for myself. I have a great family, lots of friends, Satyricon, Wongraven Wines and many people who support my endeavours all over the world. I will spend the next two weeks trying to get my strength back, then try to starting writing on the new Satyricon again and pick up where I left on all my wine projects. 👊👊👊 #thankyou

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Hopefully things won’t get worse.

Satyricon Release Live Clip Of “Die By My Hand” From “Satyricon Live At The Opera”

Satyricon have released a new live clip of them performing their song, “Die By My Hand,” during their show with the Norwegian National Opera Chorus, on September 8, 2013, at the Den Norske Opera & Ballett in Oslo, Norway. This video is from their new DVD/CD, “Satyricon Live At The Opera,” which will be released in April.