Satyricon

Satyricon

Profile:
The band were formed in 1990 as Eczema by the bassist Wargod and drummer Exhurtum. In 1991, they decided to start playing black metal, so the name was changed to Satyricon. Satyr (Sigurd Wongraven) then joined the band. After the first demo All Evil, Exhurtum was kicked out of the band because he "preferred hanging out with my girl at the time rather than kicking down gravestones together with the band", while Wargod left the music scene and became a UN soldier afterwards. Lemarchand was kicked out after the second demo. Remaining members Satyr and Lemarchand hired the drummer Frost (Kjetil-Vidar Haraldstad) as a session musician and recorded their second and last demo, The Forest Is My Throne. Shortly after this, Lemarchand also left the band. But before leaving the band he recorded guitars (uncredited on the booklet) for the first full-length album, Dark Medieval Times.[citation needed] In the meantime, Frost was being "promoted" as a permanent member[citation needed] and had recorded drums for the aforementioned album. Satyricon have—with two exceptions—been a two-man band ever since: from 1993–1996, Tomas Thormodsæter 'Samoth' Haugen from Emperor was the bassist and guitarist of Satyricon, and participated in the recording of their second album, The Shadowthrone; and later in 1996, Darkthrone member Nocturno Culto (Ted Skjellum, known as "Kveldulv" during Satyricon's period) became guitarist on the third full-length Satyricon album, Nemesis Divina.
Rebel Extravaganza, Satyricon’s fourth album, was released in 1999.
In April and May 2000, Satyricon toured as a supporting band for Pantera. Phil Anselmo has spoken of his love for black metal numerous times, and has participated in Eibon with Satyricon frontman Satyr. They used to be signed with Daron Malakian's music label EatUrMusic.
Their fifth studio album Volcano was released in 2002 and won four awards: the Norwegian Grammy for Best Metal Album, an Alarm award for the track "Fuel for Hatred" in the category Song of the Year, the Alarm Award for Metal Album of the Year[citation needed] and The Oslo award 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". In the same year, Satyricon participated in the Bathory tribute In Conspiracy with Satan, released by Hellspawn/No Fashion Records, featuring the song "Born for Burning" originally released on Crusade from the North in 1996.
In 2006, Satyricon released Now, Diabolical.
In March 2008, the band headlined the Inferno Metal Festival in Oslo for the first time.
The EP My Skin Is Cold was released before their seventh album, The Age of Nero, which was released on 3 November 2008.

Musical style
The band's first album, 1993's Dark Medieval Times, showed off the fascination Satyricon had with the Middle Ages and featured raw black metal blast beats produced by Frost, mixed with acoustic guitar and flute. On their next album, The Shadowthrone, this medieval spirit was continued. Rock Hard journalist Wolf-Rüdiger Mühlmann wrote that Satyricon reached their "very early zenith" with that album and Nemesis Divina.
Describing their fifth studio album, 2002's Volcano, frontman Satyr stated in a press release and 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."[citation needed] Mühlmann wrote that Satyricon's path after their zenith reached with their second and third album has only a limited connection to black metal, whereas Metal Hammer journalist Robert Müller described Satyr as a "latently arrogant guy who, along the way, makes great music that constantly tests the borders of the genre". His colleague Gunnar Sauermann, on the other hand, considers Satyricon "a pseudo-black pop (and popular) band these days". In their report from the Eindhoven Metal Meeting, he and Thomas Sonder wrote that they "almost play[ed] hard rock" at the beginning of their show.

Current members
Satyr (Sigurd Wongraven) – vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass guitar (1991–present)
Frost (Kjetil-Vidar Haraldstad) – drums (1993–present)

Current live members
Steinar Gundersen (also known as "Azarak") – lead guitar (1999–present)
Gildas Le Pape – rhythm guitar (2008–present)
Anders Odden – bass guitar (2009–present)
Jonna Nikula – keyboards (2003–present)

Former members
Wargod (Vegard) – bass guitar (1991–1992)
Exhurtum (Carl-Michael Eide) – drums (1991–1992)
Lemarchand (Håvard Jørgensen) – guitar (1991–1993), bass guitar (1993)
Samoth (Tomas Thormodsæter Haugen) – bass guitar, guitar (1993–1996)
Kveldulv (Ted Skjellum; also known as Nocturno Culto) – guitar (1996–1997)
Vegard Blomberg - effects (1999) (not to be confused with Wargod)
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Satyricon Discography

Albums

FOG001LP Satyricon Dark Medieval Times (Album) Moonfog Productions FOG001LP Norway 1993 Sell This Version
Fog 003 Satyricon The Shadowthrone (Album) Moonfog Productions Fog 003 Norway 1994 Sell This Version
FOG-002-4 Satyricon Nemesis Divina (Album) Moonfog Productions FOG-002-4 Thailand 1996 Sell This Version
PCKD 20014 Satyricon Rebel Extravaganza (Album) Moonfog Productions PCKD 20014 Japan 1999 Sell This Version
SATYCD1, 50373 0 04800 2 2, 07243 5 42860 2 5 Satyricon Volcano (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records, Kaleidoscope (7), Kaleidoscope (7) SATYCD1, 50373 0 04800 2 2, 07243 5 42860 2 5 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
RR 8062-2 Satyricon Now, Diabolical (Album) Roadrunner Records, Kaleidoscope (7) RR 8062-2 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
RR 7893-2 Satyricon The Age Of Nero (Album, Comp) Roadrunner Records RR 7893-2 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
INDIE121CD Satyricon Satyricon (Album) Indie Recordings INDIE121CD Scandinavia 2013 Sell This Version
NPR 590 Satyricon Live At The Opera (Album) Napalm Records NPR 590 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Satyricon Satyricon (Demo)(Cass) Not On Label (Satyricon) none Norway 1992 Sell This Version
FOG 014 Satyricon Megiddo - Mother North In The Dawn Of A New Age - (EP) Moonfog Productions FOG 014 Norway 1997 Sell This Version
fog021 Satyricon Intermezzo II (EP, MiniAlbum) Moonfog Productions fog021 Norway 1999 Sell This Version
none Satyricon Fuel For Hatred(CD, Single, Promo) Eat Ur Music none US 2003 Sell This Version
RR PROMO 949 Satyricon The Pentagram Burns(CD, Single, Promo) Roadrunner Records RR PROMO 949 Netherlands 2006 Sell This Version
82876825742 Satyricon K.I.N.G(CD, Single, Ltd) Columbia 82876825742 Norway 2006 Sell This Version
RR 7922-8 Satyricon My Skin Is Cold Indie Recordings RR 7922-8 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
RR Promo 1076 Satyricon Black Crow On A Tombstone(CD, Single, Promo) Roadrunner Records RR Promo 1076 US 2008 Sell This Version
none Satyricon Our World, It Rumbles Tonight(CD, Single, Promo) Roadrunner Records none UK 2013 Sell This Version

Compilations

Fog 009 Satyricon / Enslaved Satyricon / Enslaved - The Forest Is My Throne / Yggdrasill (Comp) Moonfog Productions Fog 009 Norway 1996 Sell This Version
none Satyricon Picture Disc Box Set(Box, Comp, Ltd + 3xLP, Album, Pic) Moonfog Productions none Norway 1998 Sell This Version
NB 418-2, NB 396-2 Satyricon Rebel Extravaganza / Intermezzo II Value Box(2xCD, Album, EP, Comp) Nuclear Blast Records NB 418-2, NB 396-2 Norway 2000 Sell This Version
FOG030 Satyricon Ten Horns - Ten Diadems (Comp) Moonfog Productions FOG030 Norway 2002 Sell This Version
IROND CD 07-1382 Satyricon Nemesis Divina / Megiddo(CD, Comp) Irond IROND CD 07-1382 Russia 2007 Sell This Version
182 Satyricon The Shadowthrone / Dark Medieval Times(Cass, Comp) Mystic Production 182 Poland Unknown Sell This Version

Videos

FOG VD 001 Satyricon Mother North(VHS, PAL, E30) Moonfog Productions FOG VD 001 Norway 1996 Sell This Version