There is a spell which comes every time Satyricon decide to play in the U.S. Norwegian black metal makers have bitter news for their American fans.
Satyricon will return to U.S. shores for the final time this spring. The tour starts May 13 in Los Angeles, California and runs through May 30 in Austin, Texas, with two stops in Canada. Inquistion will provide support on the tour. The run also includes a headline appearance at the Maryland Deathfest.
Satyricon frontman Sigurd “Satyr” Wongraven said:
As our U.S fans will have noticed, we haven’t toured there in nine years. There are many reasons for that. I like America and I like Americans, but unfortunately touring there has been a difficult chapter in the history of Satyricon. I can’t guarantee what the future holds, but we did not go on the last record, so I am hoping that one final headlining tour can be a good way of sharing some electric musical moments with our U.S fans, whom we love just as much as all our other fans across the world.
Saytricon’s latest album, “Deep Calleth Upon Deep”, was released last September via Napalm Records. The disc was recorded in Oslo, Norway and Vancouver, Canada, during early 2017 and mixed together with revered studio guru Mike Fraser (who previously worked on Saytricon’s 2006 album, “Now, Diabolical”).
The “Deep Calleth Upon Deep” front cover is an obscure drawing from 1898 by perhaps the greatest Norwegian artist of all time, Edvard Munch.
Saytricon drummer Kjetil-Vidar “Frost” Haraldstad told “The Jasta Show” that “Deep Calleth Upon Deep” is an album that they have been really working a lot with for a long time, it’s all about getting the right expression for each and every song.
It has never been anything that we’ve discussed in the band, but at least I personally feel that every song has a life of its own, a very strong and unique identity. This album is really about giving life to those eight songs that constitute it.
Like with every Saytricon’s album, I guess it’s very, very diverse, and this is more true than ever with the new one. In particular, when it comes to this identity bit, I feel the songs, even if they fit extremely well together in a compilation of songs, each and every one, it’s very, very different from the others — almost like human beings are different from each other.