Anna Dave Bertram of Sweden's Access: Rock conducted an interview with frontman Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven of Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON. You can now watch the chat below.
SATYRICON will release its new, self-titled studio album on September 9 in Norway via Indie Recordings, on September 8 in the rest of Europe through Roadrunner Records, and on September 17 in North America via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The CD was produced by Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven and was recorded in Norway, and mixed by Adam Kasper. The effort features a guest appearance by Sivert Høyem, the Norwegian singer best known as the vocalist of the rock band MADRUGADA.
"Satyricon" is available for preorder in the following formats:
* Red transparent vinyl
* Clear vinyl
* Mixed color vinyl
* Black vinyl
* Digipack CD
"Satyricon" track listing:
01. Voice Of Shadows
02. Tro Og Kraft
03. Our World, It Rumbles Tonight
04. Nocturnal Flare
06. Walker Upon The Wind
08. Ageless Northern Spirit
09. The Infinity Of Time And Space
Limited-edition CD digipack bonus tracks:
11. Phoenix (Recording Session Mix)
12. Our World, It Rumbles Tonight (Deeper Low Mix)
13. Natt (Wet Mix)
The song "Our World, It Rumbles Tonight" can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.
Comments Satyr: "We are back! Sorry it took so long, but we needed the time to be able pull off a record like this.
"Comparing this one to previous records is time wasted, it is SATYRICON; constantly on the move.
"Naming this record 'Satyricon' was the most obvious thing in the world. We have never done a record which captures the spirit of this band in such a way. Ever. It will demand a lot from you as a listener, but I know you will love it. It will grow on you and that is why it will stay with you forever.
"We won't tour as much in the future as we used to, and that will just make every tour more special. This album and this tour is for you and ourselves. It is our moment!"
Check out photos from the studio at this location.
Speaking to AOL's Noisecreep at this year's Inferno festival, Satyr stated about SATYRICON's upcoming album: "To me, it sounds very authentic, it's organic-sounding. And in this digital age where music is mostly played through computers, a lot of that analog vibe gets lost in translation when you play music through medias like that, but I still wanna do it because there's nothing quite like it. To me, it just makes everything sound the way it's supposed to sound — it's dynamical; the music is alive, it's not overly compressed, the levels are not pushed. So, musically speaking, it's a very atmospheric record… This record is full of life. There are a lot of surprises here, but I think it's gonna be a record that's gonna help the black metal movement perhaps find a new way for the future."
SATYRICON has always pushed boundaries and never conformed to what was "expected". That mindset continues to this day, as they awill take part in a very special, exclusive show on September 8 at Oslo's Norwegian National Opera House, where they will perform together with Norway's 55-strong National Opera Chorus.
The special event is part of the Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, and fans of both SATYRICON and the National Opera Chorus can look forward to a very unique and exciting evening, which coincides with the worldwide release of SATYRICON's new CD.
"Our World, It Rumbles Tonight" audio stream: