Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have been confirmed for the Close-Up Festival, set to take place April 15-16 at Münchenbryggeriet in Stockholm, Sweden. The festival billing is shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
CULT OF LUNA
PATH OF NO RETURN
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
As previously reported, SATYRICON have uploaded the cover artwork for their upcoming CD, "Now, Diabolical", and a one-minute audio sample of the album's title track at their official web site, www.satyricon.no (turn up the sound on your computer!).
"Now, Diabolical" is scheduled for release on April 24 in Europe (via Sony/BMG in Norway and Roadrunner Records in the rest of the continent). A U.S. release date has not yet been announced.
SATYRICON spent time in Vancouver, Canada in February mixing their first new studio album since 2002 with Mike Frasier (METALLICA, AC/DC).
"Now, Diabolical" track listing:
01. Now, Diabolical
03. The Pentagram Burns
04. A New Enemy
05. The Rite Of Our Cross
06. That Darkness Shall Be Eternal
08. To The Mountains
The vinyl version of the album will include a bonus track called "Storm (of the Destroyer)".
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.