SATYRICON: A Worthy Farewell To The King

August 30, 2004

SATYRICON frontman Satyr has posted the following message on the group's official web site:

"On Saturday [August 28], the biggest gathering of black metal stars on a stage ever took place in Bergen, Norway during the Hole In The Sky festival. I have already stated here what I feel about [late BATHORY mastermind Quorthon's] work. I just want to say that we — the performers, were so proud to be a part of this and this was the funeral we held for him it felt like. We were all filled with awe and repect for each other's participation in the tribute and his songs. I'm glad Frost was in the crowd so he could fill in me and Abbath (ex-IMMORTAL) on how it felt experiencing it from the crowd perspective. A truly magical evening that I hope and think will inspire you all. It's crucial that you know BATHORY's music to fully understand the depths of black metal. Go buy his six first records if you don't have them. Don't download them, buy them. On vinyl even if you can. It was very emotional for all of us and I think for me, a lot of it comes from knowing that will never be another BATHORY. Today you can't make the same kind of impact without touring, videos, interviews etc etc. He could allow himself to stay away from it all because he established a name during a time where all of this was not needed in the same way as it is today. His records are still here though, and bands like ourselves are still here to carry on the true SPIRIT of black metal!"

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