SATYRICON, SONATA ARCTICA, W.A.S.P. and DORO have been confirmed for the Norway Rock Festival, set to take place July 9-12 in Kvinesdal, Norway.

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"The Age Of Nero", the new album from SATYRICON, entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 73.

As previously reported, SATYRICON will take part in a signing session today (Tuesday, December 2) at 3:00 p.m. CET at Mariposa Duomo in Milan, Italy.

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Quality photos of SATYRICON's November 19, 2008 concert at the Waterfront venue in Rotterdam, the Netherlands have been posted on the web site of the Dutch branch of Roadrunner Records.

SATYRICON has inked a deal with Koch Records for the North American release of its new album, "The Age Of Nero". The CD, which was issued in Europe on November 3 via Roadrunner Records, will be released in the U.S. on January 13, 2009 in time for the group's tour with CRADLE OF FILTH.

In a recent interview, vocalist Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven said, "We are very anxious to get over the pond ourselves and look forward to establishing SATYRICON in America. We want to bring to America what we have built over here in Europe. We know it will take time, but we are ready for it."

SONATA ARCTICA's latest album, "Unia", was certified gold in Finland for sales in excess of 15,000 copies. This brings the band's total number of gold albums to seven, with their debut LP, "Ecliptica", and "best-of" compilation, "The Collection", also reaching gold status last year. Recorded and mixed at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, the CD — which has been available in North America since May 2007 — landed on the following international album charts: Finland - #1; Japan - #7; Sweden - #27; Germany - #35; Switzerland - #40; Austria - #62. The "Paid in Full" single also secured the #1 single position in the band's native land.


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