1996 - Nemesis Divina.
2002 - Volcano.
way more Helter Skelter.

April 22, 1996 - 2021: 25 years of: Nemesis Divina.

This is Armageddon !

Norway in the early 90s, deep in the remote forests we find an underground movement, plagued by deaths and arsons. And on top of the blackmetal mountain, we find the imposing SATYRICON.

Thrashmetal and deathmetal must step aside and suffer in awe, as this is "The Dawn Of A New Age". Blazing speed and ear-splitting vocals rips everything above sea-level. These unholy metal-monsters attack with more hate on "Immortality Passion" and shows more progressive elements on the closing-track, the grandiose "Transcendental Requiem Of Slaves"

The album's center-piece and one of the genre's most defining moment is found on the chilling "Mother North". From the neck-breaking intro riff, to the monumental mid-paced keyboard supported mid-part, this is pristine black-magic-metal. 25 years later, this 6:25sec exhibition remains one of the corner-stone in the genre. The accompanying video adds a new level of eeriness in an already raw morbid tale.

SATYRICON is a two-man project. On vocals and guitar Satyr and his partner behind the kit, Frost. This made in hell union was accompanied for these sessions by another key-player from the then explosive scene: DARKTHRONE's Nocturno Culto on extra guitars.

Hail the pure darkness and divine evilness of Nemesis Divina, worship it before the upcoming millennium change, including a new haircut, new esthetics and the new sounds of 1999's Rebel Extravaganza CD.

Mother North = video
Nemesis Divina = full CD
Live in 1996

October 25, 2002 - 2022: 20 years of: Volcano.

Blackmetal rocknroll: the great Northern trendkill !

Following the mutation from 1999's Rebel Extravaganza CD, parts of the blackmetal scene dug deep into the roots of heavymetal and morphed with the rocknroll element it blacknroll ! And once again, the creative SATYRICON duo breaks bronze chains.

Hate bites hard "With Ravenous Hunger". The opening cut presents all the key-signatures of late 90s blackmetal, but with an ultra sleek production. The doom-factor high-jacks with "Suffering The Tyrants" and on the 14:28sec laidback melting metal of "Black Lava".

The award-winning video-cut thrashmetal mosh of "Fuel For Hatred" is reminiscent of early CELTIC FROST riffing, while modern off-set blasts explodes on "Possessed" and the wicked "Mental Mercury".

Now signed to eclectic label Virgin Records under EMI distribution in Europe and handled by SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Daron Malakian's EarURmusic imprint label, through Sony Music distribution in America ... it is safe to say that SATYRICON were commercially in good hands. An important era in the evolution away from Black-Metal's Third Wave.

Our lovely evil Olsovian Grammy winners would spill more black blood on 2006's Now, Diabolical CD.

Fuel For Hatred = uncensored video
Volcano = full CD
Interview in 2002
Live in Stockholm in 2003


Black-Metal 90-96

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