SATYRICON and AMON AMARTH have been confirmed for the Satans Convention Festival, set to take place December 13 at Gempt Halle in Lengerich (between Osnabrck + Mnster), Germany.
The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
For more information, visit www.satansconvention.de.
SATYRICON held a press conference on June 4, 2008 prior to its headlining show at Sweden Rock Festival in Slvesborg.
"We just got back fron Los Angeles where we've finishing tracking the drums [for the new SATYRICON studio album]", revealed frontman Satyr. "I'm going back to L.A. to do the guitars and will finish the album on August 2. The album wll be released on November 3."
He added, "The new album isn't just another album, it's a milestone. It's epic and still the choruses are catchy. Some of the songs are really long."
Satyr also revealed that a musician "celebrity" visited the band at Sound City studios in Van Nuys, California, where METALLICA recently recorded its forthcoming album.
"Daron Malakian, who was the main songwriter in SYSTEM OF A DOWN, came down one night and we did a song together in just a few hours, which is very unusual for us," Satyr said. "I don't think the song will appear on the album; we'll most likely use it as a bonus track."
A previously unreleased SATYRICON song, "My Skin Is Cold", is included on the band's new EP of the same name, which was issued on June 2 in most of Europe. The track was omitted from the final running order of the group's 2002 album "Volcano" and has remained unreleased up until this point. Joining those two tracks are live versions of "Repined Bastard Nation" and "Mother North" that were recorded in Gjallarhorn and include members of the Oslo Philarmonic Orchestra and the Norwegian Broadcast Orchestra as well as "Live Through Me" and "Existential Fear-Questions", two tracks that were only released as bonus songs on the LP edition of "Volcano".
"My Skin Is Cold" was released as a seven-inch gatefold vinyl single including a five-track CD. This is the only physical version of the EP and the packaging is said to be "truly one of a kind!"
The EP was relased via Roadrunner Records worldwide, except in Norway, where it came out through SATYRICON's new partner, Indie Recordings.
Fan-filmed video footage of SATYRICON performing the song "Mother North" in St. Petersburg, Russia on May 16, 2008 can be viewed below (clip uploaded by YouTube user "anticoO").