SATYRICON Reveal Self-Titled Album ArtworkWednesday, 26th June 2013
Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have revealed the artwork for their upcoming self-titled album, due out on September 9 via Roadrunner Records and is available for viewing below. Satyricon was produced by Satyr and recorded in their native Norway, and mixed by Adam Kasper.
Frontman Satyr comments on the band’s eighth studio album: “We are back! Sorry it took so long, but we needed the time to be able pull off a record like this. Comparing this one to previous records is time wasted, it is SATYRICON; constantly on the move. Naming this record Satyricon was the most obvious thing in the world. We have never done a record which captures the spirit of this band in such a way. Ever. It will demand a lot from you as a listener, but I know you will love it. It will grow on you and that is why it will stay with you forever. We won’t tour as much in the future as we used to, and that will just make every tour more special. This album and this tour is for you and ourselves. It is our moment!”
The band has always pushed boundaries and never conformed to what was “expected.” That mindset continues to this day, as they announced a very special, exclusive show last month to take place on September 8 at Oslo’s Norwegian National Opera House, where they will perform together with Norway’s 55-strong National Opera Chorus.
The special event is part of the Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, and fans of both SATYRICON and the National Opera Chorus can look forward to a very unique and exciting evening, which coincides with the worldwide release of SATYRICON’s ninth studio album, which can now be confirmed to be self-titled.
Satyr adds further: “SATYRICON excels as a band, the bigger the platform is. In Norway, there is no greater stage than the main hall of our new Opera House. There is nowhere better suited to provide the dynamics, power and authenticity to such an occasion than the Opera Choir and SATYRICON. To us, there is no better way to celebrate with our fans that we are back with our first album in five years. We are also excited to have a couple of special musical friends come and play their part as well. Ladies and gentlemen — welcome!”
The Opera Chorus’ lead conductor, David Maiwald, adds: “Mixing different musical expressions is always exciting. When the internationally acclaimed black metal band SATYRICON meets the voluminous voices of the Norwegian National Opera Chorus, we expect a powerful and monumental result, rich in innovative surprises.”
Satyricon will feature a guest appearance by Sivert Høyem, the Norwegian singer best known as the vocalist of the rock band MADRUGADA.
The band’s most recent album, The Age of Nero was released in 2009.