Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON will return to U.S. shores for the final time this spring. The tour starts May 13 in Los Angeles, California and runs through May 30 in Austin, Texas, with two stops in Canada. INQUISITION will provide support on the tour. A complete list of dates can be found below. The run also includes a headline appearance at the Maryland Deathfest.
SATYRICON frontman Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven said: "As our U.S fans will have noticed, we haven't toured there in nine years. There are many reasons for that. I like America and I like Americans, but unfortunately touring there has been a difficult chapter in the history of SATYRICON. I can't guarantee what the future holds, but we did not go on the last record, so I am hoping that one final headlining tour can be a good way of sharing some electric musical moments with our U.S fans, whom we love just as much as all our other fans across the world."
May 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater
May 14 - Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Operahouse
May 15 - Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
May 16 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
May 18 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
May 19 - Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
May 20 - Joliet, IL @The Forge
May 21 - Columbus, OH @ Alrosa Villa
May 23 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House*^
May 24 - Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre*^
May 25 - New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
May 26 - Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Deathfest
May 28 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
May 29 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
May 30 - Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
* No INQUISITION
^ PANZERFAUST to support
SATYRICON's latest album, "Deep Calleth Upon Deep", was released last September via Napalm Records. The disc was recorded in Oslo, Norway and Vancouver, Canada, during early 2017 and mixed together with revered studio guru Mike Fraser (who previously worked on SATYRICON's 2006 album, "Now, Diabolical").
The "Deep Calleth Upon Deep" front cover is an obscure drawing from 1898 by perhaps the greatest Norwegian artist of all time, Edvard Munch.
SATYRICON drummer Kjetil-Vidar "Frost" Haraldstad told "The Jasta Show" that "Deep Calleth Upon Deep" "is an album that we have been really working a lot with for a long time. It's all about getting the right expression for each and every song," he explained.
"It has never been anything that we've discussed in the band, but at least I personally feel that every song has a life of its own, a very strong and unique identity," he continued. "This album is really about giving life to those eight songs that constitute it.
"Like with every SATYRICON album, I guess it's very, very diverse, and this is more true than ever with the new one," he said. "In particular, when it comes to this identity bit, I feel the songs, even if they fit extremely well together in a compilation of songs, each and every one, it's very, very different from the others — almost like human beings are different from each other."