SATYRICON: 'Russia Was A Blast!'

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have posted the following message on their official web site:

"The opening show is in Lillestrøn, Norway today. The set list will change quite a lot from show to show as we have covered most of Norway already on this record. We're also playing old and new songs that we did not play during the festival season. People keep asking, and yes; we are carrying a new line of merchandise on this tour. There will be local support on several of the shows on this tour. We are also confirmed as one of the headliners at Sweden's House Of Metal festival in February.

"Russia was a fucking blast! St. Petersburg was almost sold out and it was truly a monumental city which gave you a feeling of what Russia must have been like during the Soviet Union. Moscow was the most sold out show we have experiensed in a while and the show was delayed almost two hours, just to get everyone inside. Great crowd and a special vibe! We'll be back."

As previously reported, Russia's Darkside webzine has uploaded photos of SATYRICON's headlining performances in St. Petersburg (Oct. 27) and Moscow (Oct. 28).

SATYRICON has posted its video for the song "The Pentagram Burns" at this location (Quicktime required). Photos from the shoot can be seen here.

The "The Pentagram Burns" clip was filmed in August with director Håvard Arnstad in Oslo, Norway. "Visually the video is strongly linked with the look and the style from the album cover, hence we find ourselves covered with minor burns all over bodies and it feels nothing but good," the group writes on its web site.

SATYRICON will join forces with The Norwegian Broadcasting Orchestra and Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra to perform at Sentrum Scene in Oslo on November 4.

SATYRICON's latest album, "Now, Diabolical", debuted at No. 2 on the national Norwegian chart and also charted in Sweden and Finland.

SATYRICON reissued their 1999 album, "Rebel Extravaganza", on July 25. The record was remixed and features three bonus tracks: "Nemesis Divina (Clean Version Mix)" and "Blessed From Below (Melancholy Oppression Longing)", as well as a cover of SARCOFAGO's "I.N.R.I."

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