Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have just released a limited-edition single of their song "K.I.N.G" (mp3). Available exclusively on the Norwegian market, it contains an exclusive bonus track, entitled "Storm (of the Destroyer)", and will only be on sale up until the new SATYRICON album is released or until it is sold out. The video for "K.I.N.G" will was recently shot in London.
In other news, the European release date (through Roadrunner Records) of SATYRICON's new album, "Now, Diabolical", has been moved forward to April 18, except in France where it remains April 24. The CD will receive a U.S. release on June 13 via Century Media Records. The American version will contain bonus audio and video material.
As previously reported, SATYRICON will perform live on Norwegian national radio on Wednesday, April 5 in front of a live audience of about 100 people. Transmission of the show starts at 6:03 p.m. Mainman Satyr will answer questions from the studio audience at aproximately 6:35 p.m. The concert will start at 6:55 p.m. and will be over at 7:55 p.m.
To hear the concert on the Internet, simply log on to www.nrk.no/p3 in the upper left column click "Nettradio" and a pop-up window will appear with a stream of the show. Another way is to click the "Nettradio" button in the green field below the top banner.
"Now, Diabolical" was mixed in Vancouver, Canada with Mike Fraser (METALLICA, AC/DC) and is described by SATYRICON mainman Satyr as "a deeper dive in the abyss than ever before. [The album] is a catchy and aggressive record with a pitch-black heart. I think this is the kind of record that we and our supporters in America need to help steer the direction that no one has really set yet 'over there.' America has produced some of the greatest metal bands of all time, yet black metal has very much been a European phenomena until now. It is gradually tightening its grip on the American metal scene and we want to be a part of it just like we were when it started in Europe."
SATYRICON's last album, the acclaimed "Volcano" (2002), received the Norwegian Grammy for "Best Metal Album", the Alarm Award for "Song Of The Year" (for track "Fuel For Hatred") plus "Metal Album Of The Year", and also the Oslo Award for "Best Overall Album". "Volcano" debuted at #4 on the Norwegian national album chart.
Upcoming SATYRICON shows:
Apr. 15 - Stockholm, SWE - Close up Festival
May 05 - Hamar, NOR - Hydranten
May 06 - Bergen, NOR – Bergenfest (Teatergarasjen)
May 13 - Oslo, NOR - Rockefeller
Jun. 01 - Milan, ITA - Gods of Metal Festival
Jun. 23 - Dessel, BEL - Graspop
Jun. 24 - Nantes, FRA - HellFest
Jul. 14 - SWE - Arvika Festival