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Satyricon

A black metal band from Oslo, Norway, founded in 1991. Initially formed as a death metal band Eczema in 1990 by bassist Wargod and drummer Exhurtum (Carl-Michael Eide), who were joined by Lemarchand (Håvard Jørgensen) on guitar. In 1991 they started to play black metal and renamed the band to Satyricon. At this point they were joined by Satyr (Sigurd Wongraven), who quickly became the driving force in the band and soon the other members either quit or were kicked out. In 1993 drummer Frost (Kjetil-Vidar Haraldstad) joined the band and without few exceptions Satyricon has been a two-man force ever since. The core duo has however utilised various session musicians throughout the years for live situations and also for album writing purposes. Satyricon's early works were strongly characterised by medieval aesthetics and heavy use of folk music influences and "Nemesis Divina" can well be considered as the peak of this era and style. After this there was a clear change in the musical direction as the 1999's "Rebel Extravaganza" saw the band enter the industrial age with its cold, guitar driven and dissonant sound and overall more contemporary imagery. Since then Satyricon has been pushing the boundaries of traditional Norse black metal, not only by incorporating more heavy metal/rock elements into music, but also by becoming generally a more mainstream media figure in Norway. On their most recent releases the band has found its musical niche in their unique style of blackened heavy metal, which rely heavily on guitar riffs and often complex timings rather than keyboard laden atmospherics. In October 2015 Satyr was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which forced the band for a short break. Their latest album "Deep Calleth Upon Deep" was released in 2017. Current members: Satyr (Sigurd Wongraven) – vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards (1991– ) Frost (Kjetil-Vidar Haraldstad) – drums (1993– ) Current live members: Azarak (Steinar Gundersen) – lead guitar (1999– ) Neddo (Anders Odden) – bass (2009, 2013– ) Anders Hunstad – keyboards (2011-2013, 2014– ) Ben Ash (4) - guitar (2019– ) Former members: Wargod (Vegard (last name unknown)) – bass (1991–1992) Exhurtum (Carl-Michael Eide) – drums (1991–1992) Lemarchand (Håvard Jørgensen) – guitar (1991–1993), bass guitar (1993) Samoth (Tomas Thormodsæter Haugen) – bass, guitar (1993–1996) Kveldulv (Ted Skjellum) – guitar (1996–1997) Former session/live members: Ihsahn (Vegard Tveitan) - synths (????) Torden (Tord Vardøen) - keyboards (1993) S.S. (Steinar Sverd Johnsen) - synths (1994) Bratland (Geir Bratland) - synths (1996, 1999) Nebelhexë (Andrea Haugen) - vocals (1996) Fenriz (Gylve Nagell) - lyrics (1996), bass & percussion (1999) Svartalv (2) (Kenneth Halvorsen) – bass (1996) Grothesk (Stephan Groth) - synths & programming (1997) Daimon (Richard Cabeza) - bass (1997) Død (Daniel Olaisen) – guitars (1996-1999) Tchort (Terje Vik Shei) – guitars (1997-1999) Anja Garbarek - vocals (2002) Ingar Amlien - bass (1999) Vegard Blomberg - effects (1999) Snorre (Snorre Ruch) - guitars (1999) Sanrabb (Morten Furuly) – guitars (1999) Tyr (5) (Jan Erik Torgersen) – bass (2000) Kine Hult – keyboards (ca. 1999-2000) Cyrys (Terje Andersen (2)) – guitars (2000-2002) Erik Ljunggren - keyboards (2002) A.O Grønbech (Arnt Ove Grønbech) – guitars (2002-2007) Lars Norberg – bass (2002-2007) Ivar Bjørnson – keyboards (2003) Brynjulv Guddal - keyboards (2003) Jonna Nikula – keyboards (2003-2011) Joey Jordison – drums (2004) Trym Torson () – drums (2004) Schoft – guitars (2007) Victor Brandt – bass (2008) Gildas Le Pape – guitars (2008-2013) Brice Leclercq – bass (2009-2011) Silmaeth – bass (2011-2013) Job Bos - keyboards (2013) Diogo Bastos - guitar (2013-2015) Dirk Verbeuren - drums (2014) Attila Vörös - guitar (2017-2018)

Review: Norwegian Black Metal band, Satyricon pushed the envelope in this genre alittle bit, being among the first to incorporate the synthesizers and gothelements that eventually became hallmarks of black metal. Their first tworecords are more traditional-sounding, with the usual throat-raking vocalsand an emphasis on shimmering walls of guitar shred, but with the release ofNemesis Divina in 1997, the group had started using pianos andmournful melodies to fill out their sound. In 2003, Satyricon became thefirst black metal band to release an album on a major label, when CapitolRecords put out the surprisingly authentic and well-received Volcano.

Members: Carl-Michael Eide, Satyr Wongraven, Håvard Jørgensen, Ted Skjellum, Wargod, Tomas Haugen, Kjetil Haraldstad

Satyricon Discography

Albums
Satyricon (26 Versions) Nuclear Blast Entertainment 1992       Track Listing
Dark Medieval Times (35 Versions) Moonfog Productions 1994       Track Listing
The Shadowthrone (28 Versions) Moonfog Productions 1994       Track Listing
Nemesis Divina (46 Versions) Moonfog Productions 1996       Track Listing
Rebel Extravaganza (36 Versions) Nuclear Blast 1999       Track Listing
Volcano (17 Versions) Kaleidoscope 2002       Track Listing
Now, Diabolical (26 Versions) Roadrunner Records 2006       Track Listing
The Age Of Nero (21 Versions) Roadrunner Records 2008       Track Listing
Deep Calleth Upon Deep (17 Versions) Napalm Records 2017       Track Listing

Singles & EPs
All Evil (4 Versions) Black Hearts Records 1996       Track Listing
Megiddo - Mother North In The Dawn Of A New Age - (6 Versions) Moonfog Productions 1997       Track Listing
Intermezzo II (11 Versions) Nuclear Blast 1999       Track Listing
The Scorn Torrent (Vinyl) Nuclear Blast 1999       Track Listing
Fuel For Hatred (3 Versions) Capitol Records 2002       Track Listing
K.I.N.G (CD) Columbia 2006       Track Listing
The Pentagram Burns (CD) Roadrunner Records 2006       Track Listing
Black Crow On A Tombstone (CD) Roadrunner Records 2008       Track Listing
My Skin Is Cold (3 Versions) Roadrunner Records 2008       Track Listing
Havoc Vulture (Lathe Cut) Not On Label 2013       Track Listing
Our World, It Rumbles Tonight (2 Versions) Roadrunner Records 2013       Track Listing

Compilations
The Forest Is My Throne / Yggdrasill (19 Versions) Moonfog Productions 1993       Track Listing
Picture Disc Box Set (Vinyl, Vinyl, Vinyl, Box Set) Moonfog Productions 1998       Track Listing
Ten Horns - Ten Diadems (3 Versions) Moonfog Productions 2002       Track Listing

Videos
Roadkill Extravaganza - A True Roadmovie (4 Versions) Moonfog Productions 2001       Track Listing
Metal's Darkside -The Hard & The Furious (DVD) Magick Records 2012       Track Listing
Live At The Opera (15 Versions) Napalm Records 2015       Track Listing

Miscellaneous
Mother North (3 Versions) Not On Label 1996       Track Listing
Wrath Of Throne (Cassette) Northern Dark Records 1996       Track Listing
Megiddo / Where Dead Angels Lie (Cassette) Белые Кассеты 1999       Track Listing
Protect The Wealth Of The Elite (Vinyl) Not On Label 2000       Track Listing
Value Box (All Media, CD, CD) Nuclear Blast 2000       Track Listing
Der Forst Ist Mein Thron (2xCassette) Rain Of Blood Records 2002       Track Listing
Tatt Fra Albumet "Volcano" (CDR) Not On Label 2002       Track Listing
Black Lava In The North (3 Versions) Not On Label 2003       Track Listing
Live In Stockholm (2 Versions) Cult Ov Evil Gods 2003       Track Listing
Live Roskilde 2002 (CD) Hells Devils 2003       Track Listing
Коллекция Альбомов И Концертов (CDR) Навигатор, Домашняя Коллекция 2004       Track Listing
MP3 - Новая Фонотека В Кармане (CD) Новая Фонотека В Кармане 2005       Track Listing
MP3 Collection (CD) ООО "Инфосфера", Медиа-Лайн 2005       Track Listing
Pesten 1996 (Vinyl) Not On Label 2006       Track Listing
Now, Crows (DVDr) Pennemunde Records 2009       Track Listing
Evil Renaissance (DVDr) Pennemunde Records 2010       Track Listing
Ravens Over Europe (CD) Black Metal Records 2011       Track Listing
The Festival Burns (CDR) Not On Label 2011       Track Listing
A Sea Of Satanists (Live WOA 2004) (Cassette) Tributte Recordz, Lost Pearlz Records 2016       Track Listing
All Evil Baroeg (2 Versions) Demonicus Productions 2099       Track Listing
All Evil Demo (Cassette) Not On Label       Track Listing
Greatest Hits (2xCD) Not On Label       Track Listing
Live (VHS) Darkest Hour Video       Track Listing
Live In Vosselaar, Belgium - 1996 (Cassette) Not On Label       Track Listing
Live P3 Session, Norway - 2006 (Cassette) Not On Label       Track Listing
Place Where Crosses Still Burn (CDR) Not On Label       Track Listing
Vasselar, Belgium 4/13/96 (DVDr) Blackmetaldvds.com       Track Listing
Volcano / Nordavind (CD) Agat Company Ltd.       Track Listing
    

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