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MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN Teams Up With ROPPONGI ROCKS To Launch Drum Key For Japanese Market

MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren has teamed up with Roppongi Rocks in Japan to launch a collectable limited-edition drum key for the Japanese market. "Dirk Verbeuren has been a friend of ours for many years, even prior to him joining MEGADETH," says Roppongi Rocks founder Stefan Nilsson. "He is not o...
February 6, 2023


Dissonant death metal has produced some astonishing music over the last few years. Groundbreaking efforts by the likes of ULCERATE, GORGUTS, PORTAL and MITOCHONDRION collectively help to forge a new path into the black depths of heaviness, and that same experimental mindset has been conspicuous in o...
February 2, 2023

SATYRICON's FROST Says His Band Is 'Always Going Through A Constant Evolution'

Drummer Kjetil-Vidar "Frost" Haraldstad of Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON spoke to Heavy New York about how he and his bandmates have progressed musical since the group's inception three decades ago. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The way I see it, SATYRICON is always going thro...
July 21, 2022

SATYRICON Exhibition 'Satyricon & Munch' To Open This Week

In a unique collaboration with the world-famous Munch museum in Oslo, Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON have created a musical composition in album format specifically to be experienced in a new exhibition called "Satyricon & Munch" alongside selected paintings and graphics by Edvard Munch. No...
April 27, 2022

PSYCHO LAS VEGAS Festival Moves To Resorts World, Announces 2022 Lineup

The sixth installment of the Psycho Las Vegas festival will take place August 19-21 at Resorts World Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. A Psycho Swim pre-party is set for August 18. Psycho Las Vegas made its debut in 2016 at the Hard Rock Hotel, where it was held its first three years before moving to...
March 17, 2022


ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian and SATYRICON frontman Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven are among the musicians who have wished METALLICA's Lars Ulrich a happy 58th birthday. Born in Gentofte, Denmark, on December 26, 1963, Lars is the son of the Danish musician, filmmaker and former tennis pro Torben Ulrich, w...
December 27, 2021

Family Of Singer Killed In Norway Rampage Says She Will Be 'Deeply Missed'

The family of Andrea Meyer, the German recording artist, writer, actress and model who was killed in a deadly rampage in a quiet Norwegian town last week, has issued a statement regarding her passing. Meyer was one of five people who were murdered by Espen Andersen Bråthen, a 37-year-old Danish citi...
October 20, 2021

EMPEROR Guitarist's Ex-Wife Among Five People Killed In Norway Bow-And-Arrow Attack

Andréa Meyer, the German recording artist, writer, actress and model who released several albums under the Nebelhexë moniker, is one of five people who were killed in a bow-and-arrow attack in a quiet Norwegian town earlier this week. She was 52 years old. Espen Andersen Bråthen, a 37-year-old Danis...
October 16, 2021

SATYRICON Frontman Has Best-Selling Wine In Norway

Wongraven Morgenstern Riesling, which is part of the portfolio of SATYRICON frontman Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven's wine company, Wongraven Wines, is now officially the best-selling wine in his home country of Norway. Satyr broke the news earlier today in an Instagram post. He wrote: "This is a big day...
August 10, 2021

SATYRICON Exhibition 'Satyricon & Munch' To Explore Intersection Of Black Metal And Visual Art

Norwegian black metal veterans SATYRICON have teamed up with Munch Museum for an upcoming exhibit, set to open in Oslo, Norway in early 2022. The exhibition "Satyricon & Munch" explores the intersection of black metal and visual art, where a specially composed musical work is connected with a se...
May 27, 2021

SATYRICON Is 'Midway Through' Making Of New Album, Says SATYR

SATYRICON frontman Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven spoke to Finland's Kaaos TV about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the follow-up to 2017's "Deep Calleth Upon Deep" album. Asked if the Norwegian "folk" music influence will find its way on to the record, he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH...
May 15, 2021

SATYRICON's FROST On Veganism: 'Plant-Based Foods Seem To Make The Body Happier'

Drummer Kjetil-Vidar "Frost" Haraldstad of Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON spoke to the "Heavy Demons" radio show about his relatively recent adoption of a mostly vegan diet. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It has to do with what is good for my health, and in turn what is good for...
May 10, 2021

SATYRICON 'Will Continue To Be Unpredictable And Creative And Innovative' On Upcoming Album

SATYRICON drummer Kjetil-Vidar "Frost" Haraldstad has confirmed to the "Heavy Demons" radio show in a new interview that the band's working on the follow-up to 2017's "Deep Calleth Upon Deep" LP. "There will be a new album in 2022," he said. "And we will continue to be unpredictable and creative and...
May 9, 2021

SATYRICON To Release Remixed And Remastered Editions Of 'Dark Medieval Times' And 'The Shadowthrone'

SATYRICON's first album, "Dark Medieval Times", was released in the autumn of 1993 followed by its successor, "The Shadowthrone", only eight months later. These pioneering pieces of art marked a start of a black metal evolution and have influenced the genre ever since. Both records will now be relea...
March 29, 2021

SATYRICON Frontman Says Upcoming Album Will 'Not Have The Instrumentation You Are Used To Hearing'

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON are working on their new album for a 2022 release. Last week, SATYRICON frontman Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven shared an Instagram photo of him in the studio with THORNS guitarist, keyboardist and programmer Snorre Ruch, and he included the following message: "Snorre R...
March 3, 2021