Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON are gracing the cover of this week's Kerrang! magazine. The issue is on shelves now, dated November 1.
The UK branch of Roadrunner Records has uploaded video footage footage of the photo shoot which took place in London recently.
If you are a UK resident, you can now stream the first four songs off the new SATYRICON album, "The Age Of Nero", at this location (courtesy of the UK branch of Roadrunner Records).
SATYRICON recently completed the video shoot for its new single, "Black Crow On A Tombstone". The song, which was released digitally on October 20, is available for streaming at this location. The single is the first track to be released from "The Age Of Nero", which hits stores in Europe on November 3 via Roadrunner Records.
Largely written in a remote cabin deep in the Norwegian woods by frontman Satyr in collaboration with his old friend Snorre Ruch (of THORNS; himself a legendary figure in the history of Norwegian extreme metal), "The Age Of Nero" features eight of the heaviest songs in SATYRICON's history.
The album will be available as a digital download, standard CD and as a special-edition two-CD set. Track listing will be as follows:
CD 1: (reflects the standard edition)
02. The Wolfpack
03. Black Crow on a Tombstone
04. Die By My Hand
05. My Skin is Cold
06. The Sign of the Trident
07. Last Man Standing
08. Den Siste
CD 2: (Bonus CD for Special Edition)
01. My Skin is Cold (EP Version)
02. Live Through Me (Re-mastered, original version only released as bonus song on the LP edition of "Volcano")
03. Existential Fear-Questions (Re-mastered, original version only released as bonus song on the LP edition of "Volcano")
04. Repined Bastard Nation (Live and turbocharged from the Gjallarhorn show at Sentrum Scene, Oslo, November 2006)
05. Mother North (Live from the Gjallarhorn show at Sentrum Scene, Oslo, November 2006)
06. The Pentagram Burns (Radio Edit)
07. Last Man Standing (Guitar wall mix)
08. De Siste (Analog mix)
Plus this disc is also digitally enhanced with the videos for:
02. The Pentagram Burns
When asked about the involvement of producer Joe Barresi (TOOL, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE) in SATYRICON's new CD, Satyr recently told Norway's VG newspaper, "Joe has been a technician on practically the whole project. There might have been some misunderstandings in the Norwegian media about his role — it is me who is the producer; Joe's role is to know which buttons to push to create the sound that I want."
Speaking about the first time he played the new album for Roadrunner, Satyr said, "I had nothing to say to them. I just played the album loud, and thought that if they they don't like it, it's their problem. I am so sure about what we have done this time that I don't think about changing a single thing. The door is closed, and we are so much on the right path, that we are not turning eother left or right on this. But they thought it was really good."
A European headlining tour will kick off on November 12 in Stavanger, Norway and ending in Hamburg, Germany on December 20. Opening all shows will be up-and-coming UK thrashers EVILE.
SATYRICON will support CRADLE OF FILTH on a North American tour in January/February.
As previously reported, SATYRICON has recruited two new members for its live shows. The rhythm guitar is now handled by French axeman Gildas Le Pape, who has been playing black and thrash metal, as well as jazz, for quite a few years. The band's new touring bassist is Victor Brandt (Sweden) from the death metal band DOMINION and TOTALT JÄVLA MÖRKER. Victor Brandt can also be heard on the new SATYRICON EP "My Skin Is Cold".