SATYRICON To Play Alongside Norwegian National Opera ChorusFriday, 10th May 2013
Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON will perform at Den Norske Opera & Ballett on September 8 with the Norwegian National Opera Chorus. The band recently became holed in studio to commence the recording its new album slated to be released on September 9. Check out a live preview of the duo’s new instrumental track “Gynt,” followed by a SATYRICON classic “Hvite Krists Død” below.
A recent press release offers the following details about the scheduled Fall performance: “Mixing musical modes of expression is always interesting. New sound pictures emerge, and when they are successful, new directions in style and genre are created. What would a mix of heavy metal rockers and singers with operatic training produce? Let’s find out! When the internationally renowned heavy metal group SATYRICON mix with the voluminous voices of the Norwegian National Opera Chorus, we can expect some thrilling surprises with two such powerful and monumental sound sources and widely divergent modes of expression come together as one. Will it be operatic metal or heavy metal opera? Performed as part of the Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival.”
In an interview with AOL’s Noisecreep at Inferno Festival earlier this year, SATYRICON frontman and founder Sigurd “Satyr” Wongraven divulged: “To me, it sounds very authentic, it’s organic-sounding. And in this digital age where music is mostly played through computers, a lot of that analog vibe gets lost in translation when you play music through medias like that, but I still wanna do it because there’s nothing quite like it. To me, it just makes everything sound the way it’s supposed to sound — it’s dynamical; the music is alive, it’s not overly compressed, the levels are not pushed. So, musically speaking, it’s a very atmospheric record… This record is full of life. There are a lot of surprises here, but I think it’s gonna be a record that’s gonna help the black metal movement perhaps find a new way for the future.”