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SATYRICON's FROST: 'If You're Too Pretentious, Then You Can Easily End Up Looking Like A Silly Clown'

In a brand new interview with Stereoboard.com, drummer Kjetil-Vidar "Frost" Haraldstad of Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON spoke about whether black metal bands sometimes take themselves too seriously. "I think it's not necessarily wrong to take yourself seriously, but I think it feels a bit foul when people get too pretentious and don't realize ...

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Video: SATYRICON Performs At Belgium's DURBUY ROCK FESTIVAL

Fan-filmed video footage of SATYRICON's April 10 performance at the Durbuy Rock Festival in Durbuy, Belgium can be seen below. SATYRICON has signed a worldwide deal with Austrian label Napalm Records for release of its upcoming DVD, "Live At The Opera". To coincide with the release of its self-titled, eighth studio album, SATYRICON played a ...

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Video: SATYRICON Kicks Off European Tour In Nijmegen

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON kicked off their "The Dawn Of A New Age" European tour on April 4 at Doornroosje in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. SATYRICON has signed a worldwide deal with Austrian label Napalm Records for release of its upcoming DVD, "Live At The Opera". ...

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VENOMOUS MAXIMUS To Release 'Firewalker' Album In May

Houston heavy metal band VENOMOUS MAXIMUS will release its new album, "Firewalker", on May 5 via Shadow Kingdom Records. The quartet recorded the CD at the Diamond Factory in Austin, Texas with engineer Travis Bonner (ANCIENT VVISDOM). The record was mastered at PLX Mastering by Paul Logus (SATYRICON, CLUTCH, ANTHRAX), with early reports describing the ...

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SATYRICON Signs With NAPALM For 'Live At The Opera' DVD

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have signed a worldwide deal with Austrian label Napalm Records for release of their upcoming DVD, "Live At The Opera". To coincide with the release of their self-titled, eighth studio album, SATYRICON played a very special, exclusive show on September 8, 2013 at at Den Norske Opera & Ballett in Oslo, ...

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SYLOSIS: 'Mercy' Video Released

UK modern thrashers SYLOSIS will release their fourth studio album, "Dormant Heart", on January 12, 2015 via Nuclear Blast. The CD was produced by SYLOSIS frontman Josh Middleton with the help of engineer Scott Atkins and was mastered by TESSERACT guitarist Acle Kahney. The official video for the new track "Mercy" can be seen below. ...

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Conjuring the Dead - BELPHEGOR

Austrian hellhounds BELPHEGOR return, or should we say, Helmuth and Serpenth do with session appearances by guitarist Schoft (as in the BRUTUS and SATYRICON alumnus) and band-trusted drummer Marthyn. Added to the bloody festivities this round are vocal cameos from DEICIDE's Glen Benton and MAYHEM's Atilla, plus HATE ETERNAL mastermind Erik Rutan on production duties. ...

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FEAR FACTORY, NAPALM DEATH, SATYRICON, AMEN, OTEP, PRONG Added To SLIPKNOT's KNOTFEST

SLIPKNOT's very own Knotfest — the most cutting-edge heavy music festival in America — has revealed additional bands for the October 24-26 destination festival held at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, California. Already featuring some of the biggest names in metal — SLIPKNOT, DANZIG, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, VOLBEAT, OF MICE & ...

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WHILE HEAVEN WEPT To Release 'Suspended At Aphelion' In October

Virginia's long-running epic metallers WHILE HEAVEN WEPT will commemorate their 25th year with the October 27 release of their sixth full-length album, "Suspended At Aphelion", via Nuclear Blast. "Suspended At Aphelion" is undoubtedly the band's most ambitious, epic, and progressive album so far, featuring a single track divided into 11 parts, performed by the entire ...

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1349's FROST On Upcoming 'Massive Cauldron Of Chaos' Album: It 'Really Carries The Mark Of Conviction'

Norway's masters of blackened sonic evil 1349 will release their new album, "Massive Cauldron Of Chaos", in Europe on September 29 via Indie Recordings. The follow-up to 2010's "Demonoir" is described by 1349 drummer Kjetil-Vidar "Frost" Haraldstad (also of SATYRICON) as "unmisakeably 1349." He tells PlanetMosh.com: "It doesn't really mean that we have changed the ...

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Napalm Nights - NOCTURNAL BREED

It's been seven years since Norwegian death-thrash vets NOCTURNAL BREED put out a new album. A band that has shared with the metal world members of SATYRICON, DIMMU BORGIR, AETERNUS and GEHANNA, NOCTURNAL BREED's contributions, oddly enough, get mentioned far less than they should. Following a lengthy sojourn from their last offering "Fields of Rot", ...

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SATYRICON's FROST Interviewed By INFERNO TV (Video)

Drummer Kjetil-Vidar "Frost" Haraldstad of Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON was interviewed by Inferno TV at this year's Inferno metal festival, which was held April 16-19 in Oslo, Norway. You can now watch the chat below. SATYRICON's self-titled album sold around 1,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release. This is roughly ...

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SEPTICFLESH: New Song 'Burn' Available For Streaming

Still riding high from the success of their critically acclaimed 2011 album "The Great Mass", Hellenic metallers SEPTICFLESH will release their new full-length album, "Titan", on June 24 via Season Of Mist in Europe and Prosthetic in North America. The new CD consists of 10 songs that were recorded once again at Devasoundz Studios in ...

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Tied to a Dying Animal - SHROUD OF DESPONDENCY

It can never be understated that double albums come with risks, the main caveats being they should either be special or at least serve a credible purpose. Otherwise, there lies automatic suspicion of bloated packaging in the interest of sales boosting. Black metal/dark meditative artists SHROUD OF DESPONDENCY have no concern in lighting up Billboard, ...

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SATYRICON's FROST Talks To Australia's 'Rabid Noise' Podcast (Audio)

Nev Pearce of Australia's "Rabid Noise" podcast recently conducted an interview with drummer Kjetil-Vidar "Frost" Haraldstad of Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. SATYRICON's self-titled album sold around 1,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release. This is roughly in line ...

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AKANI Featuring AT THE GATES, MERAUDER, ENTOMBED, Ex-SOILWORK Members: Another Song Available

"Slither", a brand new song from AKANI, the band featuring guitarist Anders Björler (AT THE GATES, THE HAUNTED), vocalist Jorge Rosado (MERAUDER), guitarist Daniel Antonsson (SOILWORK, DARK TRANQUILLITY), bassist Victor Brandt (ENTOMBED, SATYRICON) and drummer Anders Lowren (DEAD REPRISE), can be streamed using the Bandcamp widget below. The track is taken from AKANI's four-song seven-inch ...

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SEPTICFLESH: The Making Of 'Titan' Part Two (Video)

Still riding high from the success of their critically acclaimed 2011 album "The Great Mass", Hellenic metallers SEPTICFLESH will release their new full-length album, "Titan", on June 24 via Season Of Mist in Europe and Prosthetic in North America. The new CD consists of 10 songs that were recorded once again at Devasoundz Studios in ...

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AT THE GATES, MERAUDER, ENTOMBED, Ex-SOILWORK Members Join Forces In AKANI

AKANI, the new band featuring guitarist Anders Björler (AT THE GATES, THE HAUNTED), vocalist Jorge Rosado (MERAUDER), guitarist Daniel Antonsson (SOILWORK, DARK TRANQUILLITY), bassist Victor Brandt (ENTOMBED, SATYRICON) and drummer Anders Lowren (DEAD REPRISE), will release a four-song seven-inch single entitled "Santa Muerte" in May through Demons Run Amok Records (SUBZERO, CRO-MAGS). The effort was ...

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SATYRICON To Be Joined By Special Guests At Oslo Concert

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON will play a special concert on March 21 at Rockefeller in Oslo, Norway. Says the band: "We will be joined by a brass ensemble consisting of members from the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Norwegian Radio Orchestra. Some of these guys performed both on 'Now, Diabolical' and 'The Age Of Nero', ...

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SEPTICFLESH: The Making Of 'Titan' Part One (Video)

Still riding high from the success of their critically acclaimed 2011 album "The Great Mass", Hellenic metallers SEPTICFLESH have finished recording their new full-length album, "Titan", for a summer release via Season Of Mist in Europe and Prosthetic in North America. The new CD consists of 10 songs that were recorded once again at Devasoundz ...

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SATYRICON's SATYR Discusses Winemaking With Punch.com

Punch.com journalist, sommelier, and black metal music fan Steven Grubbs recently spoke with SATYRICON founder, frontman, and winemaker Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven and asked whether the musician's friends in the metal scene think it's odd that he makes wine, which is sold under the Wongraven family name. "I think the majority think it's pretty ...

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SEPTICFLESH Completes Work On New Album

Still riding high from the success of their critically acclaimed 2011 album "The Great Mass", Hellenic metallers SEPTICFLESH have finished recording their new, as-yet-untitled full-length, tentatively scheduled for a summer release. The new CD will consist of 10 songs that were recorded once again at Devasoundz Studios in Athens, Greece and in the Czech Republic ...

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