Satyricon (band)

Satyricon (band)

Infobox musical artist
Name = Satyricon

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Origin = Oslo, Norway
Genre = Black metal
Years_active = 1990 - Present
Label = Moonfog, Century Media, Sony BMG, Roadrunner, Indie Recordings [ [ Satyricon ] ]
Associated_acts =
URL = []
Current_members = Sigurd Wongraven Kjetil-Vidar Haraldstad

Satyricon is a Norwegian black metal band, formerly known as Eczema. The band credits their first album, "Dark Medieval Times", with starting a black metal subgenre that they dubbed "medieval metal".Fact|date=April 2008 The album showed off the fascination Satyricon had with the Middle Ages, along with raw black metal blastbeats produced by Frost, mixed with acoustic guitar and flute. On the next album, "The Shadowthrone", this medieval spirit was continued.

Regarding one of their latest albums, "Volcano", frontman Satyr stated in a press release / biography on their homepage that "the music is rock based but more extreme; it is black metal pushing the boundaries that began with bands like Venom and Bathory, reinventing ourselves based on a foundation of rock oriented black metal is our philosophy." It resulted in a total of 4 Awards for "Volcano" being, the Norwegian Grammy for "Best Metal Album", an Alarm award for "Fuel For Hatred" in the category for "Song of the Year", as well as The Alarm Award for "Metal Album of the Year" and The Oslo awards for "Best Overall Album".

Satyricon participated in the Darkthrone tribute "Darkthrone Holy Darkthrone", released by Moonfog Productions in 1998, covering the song "Kathaarian Life Code". Also in 1998, Satyricon participated in the Bathory tribute "In Conspiracy With Satan", released by Hellspawn/No Fashion Records, covering the song "Born For Burning".

In 2006, the band released a new studio album, "Now, Diabolical".

In March 2008, the band headlined the Inferno Metal Festival in Oslo for the first time.

A new single "My Skin Is Cold" was released on June 2, 2008. []

Satyricon's newest album is entitled "The Age of Nero" and is due to be released November 3, 2008



*"Dark Medieval Times" - (1993)
*"The Shadowthrone" - (1994)
*"Nemesis Divina" - (1996)
*"Rebel Extravaganza" - (1999)
*"Volcano" - (2002)
*"Now, Diabolical" - (2006)
*"The Age Of Nero" - (2008)


*"Megiddo" - (1997)
*"Intermezzo II" - (1999)
*"My Skin Is Cold" (2008)


*"Fuel For Hatred" - (2002)
*"The Pentagram Burns" - (2006)
*"K.I.N.G." - (2006)

Compilation releases

*"The Forest Is My Throne / Yggdrassil" [Split CD with Enslaved] - (1995)
*"The Box Set" [3 LPs] - (1998)
*"Ten Horns - Ten Diadems" [Compilation] - (2002)


*"Omnipotence" [Unreleased Demo] - (1991)
*"All Evil" [Demo] - (1992)
*"The Forest Is My Throne" [Demo] - (1993)


*"Mother North" [VHS] - (1996)
*"Roadkill Extravaganza" [VHS/DVD] - (2001)
*"Fuel For Hatred" [Videoclip] - (2002)
*"Armageddon Over Wacken Live: Satyricon & Darkthrone & Mayhem" [2 DVD] - (2004)
*"K.I.N.G." [Videoclip] - (2006)
*"The Pentagram Burns" [Videoclip] - (2006)

Band members

Current members

*"Satyr (Sigurd Wongraven)" - vocals, lead & rhythm guitars, bass, keyboards (1990-present)
*"Frost (Kjetil-Vidar Haraldstad)" - drums, percussion (1992-present)
*"Steinar (Azarak) Gundersen" - live guitar (1999-present)
*"Jonna Nikula" - live keyboards (2003-present)
*"Victor Brandt" - live bass (2007-present)
*"Gildas Le Pape" - live guitar (2007-present)

Former members/Session members

*"Vargen (Joakim Jensen)" - guitar (1990-1992)
*"Kveldulv (Ted Skjellum)" a.k.a. Nocturno Culto of Darkthrone - guitar (1996-1997)
*"Obsidian C. (Arnt Grønbech)" of Keep Of Kalessin - guitar (2002-2007)
*"Lord Deadmeat (Goran Basso)" - bass (1990) fired same year due to medical problems)
*"Wargod (Vegard Blomberg)" - bass (1990-1993)
*"Samoth (Tomas Thormodsæter Haugen)" of Emperor and Zyklon - bass (1993-1996)
*"Lars K. Norberg" - live bass - (2002-2007)
*"Exhurtum (Carl-Michael Eide)" - drums - Original drummer, starting when the band was still called Eczema, played on their eponymous first demo.
*"PrimeEvil (Steinar Henriksen)" - drums (1990-1992)
*"Joey Jordison" - live drums (played with Satyricon during their 2004 Winter Tour)
*"Trym Torson" - live drums on spring 2004 tour
*"Fenriz (Gylve Nagell)" of Darkthrone - Music and lyrics of "Du Som Hater Gud", drumming session of tracks 4 and 5 on "Nemesis Divina", and percussion session of tracks 4 and 5 on "Rebel Extravaganza"
*"Morfar Blodtann" (Anders Ørjebu) - percussion (1990-1996)
*"Torden (Tord Vardøen)" - Keyboards (1993)


External links

* [ Satyricon Official site]
* [ Official Satyricon myspace]
* [ Satyricon] at Allmusic

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