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Oslo, Norway (1991 – present)

Satyricon is an influential band, whose line-up over the years has constantly revolved around a stable core of multi-instrumentalist Sigurd “Satyr” Wongraven and drum powerhouse Kjetil Vidar “Frost” Haraldstad.

Satyricon was founded in Oslo, Norway in 1991 by Czral (Carl-Michael Eide, of Ved Buens Ende, Ulver and Virus) and Wargod. Sigurd “Satyr” Wongraven (also in Thorns, Storm and Wongraven) took over lead vocals in 1991.

A year later renowned drummer Kjetil Vidar “Frost” Haraldstad joined the band. Frost has appeared in 1349, Keep of Kalessin, Gorgoroth, and Gehenna. Members of many other bands have contributed to Satyricon either in the studio or live, including Tchort, Samoth and Ihsahn of Emperor, Fenriz and Nocturno Culto of Darkthrone, and A O. Gronbech of Keep of Kalessin.

Satyricon credit their 1993 first album, Dark Medieval Times, with starting a sub-genre of black metal termed medieval metal. The album displayed their fascination with the Middle Ages, blending extreme metal with acoustic guitar and flute.

Satyricon’s 1994 second album, The Shadowthrone, kept some of the medieval soundscapes that Dark Medieval Times showcased, but with more of a or feel. This album saw the band collaborate with Samoth (of Emperor and Zyklon fame, and Frost’s bandmate in the short-lived Zyklon-B).


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    @AinaeL is rebel extravaganza "shitty disco-rock'n'roll for teens"? kek

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  • AinaeL

    @wholly-mountain Yeye butthurt from kids like you rly makes my day. Fuckin Trv Metal Militia, Ho Ho Ho, just kill yourself. Seriously, do it, but first swallow cum from those 10 cocks.

    29 Jun 10:01pm Reply
  • wholly-mountain

    @AinaeL: "i can listen to Scooter and Satyricon shuffled" you could probably also take about 10 cocks in your mouth at the same time. Scooter is like the greatest music ever composed. The sheer genius of it's tone, rhythm, atmosphere and EVEN the genius lyrics. (the only lyrical genius greater is Kanye/JayZ/some rapper here). You should seriously stop listening to anything else, just jam those Scooter tunes bro.

    29 Jun 7:30pm Reply
  • AinaeL

    @versionfiv Another library militia twat, you forgot to mention The Prodigy, Empire of the Sun, Manowar, Blind Guardian, Gamma Ray. I listen to music i like and i have no problem with that, i can listen to Scooter and Satyricon shuffled together and so what? You must be retared, if you are comparing my libraries with this disscusion. Go back to school and repeat lessons about reading comprehension.

    29 Jun 12:17am Reply
  • versionfiv

    anael is into balls. That's why he listens to so much Scooter, Alien Vampires, and The Cure. and hypocritically enough for someone complaining about shiny and sleek disco rock n roll for teens, his most played Immortal album is Sons of Northern Darkness by a landslide. Too entertaining. Thanks.

    25 Jun 6:02pm Reply
  • AinaeL

    @ Nocturnalpriest This is matter of personal taste. I dont like their sound after Nemesis and this aesthetics, its to shiny and sleek. There is no balls, anywhere.

    24 Jun 11:25pm Reply
  • Nocturnalpriest

    I cannot agree with the comment below: Rebel Extravaganza and Volcano are materpieces. "Volcano" may be their best album in fact: mature, violent, well composed and balanced with some great experimentations (female vocals, samples etc) "Now, Diabolical!" is also very good and it's clear that the inspiration gently went away with the two last ones (not so bad though, they contain great tracks and lots of filler material). Now it's ok that the medieval spirit of the first three albums was great, but after "Nemesis Divina", they had the balls to admit it couldn't be better and changed their approach. Would you prefer a band getting out the same record again and again, growing weaker and weaker like AC/DC ?

    24 Jun 11:59am Reply
  • AinaeL

    There is no more Satyricon after Nemesis Divina. There is no doubt to this. Now it's some shitty disco-rock'n'roll for teens. Full hate and disdain for them.

    16 Jun 10:54pm Reply
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    beli3ver I'd take your word for it that you think fuck may suck... for me on the other hand.....

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  • dark_wisdom

    "Vote down the true black metal pictures. Satyricon have grown out of this shit." They still use corpse paint and spikes at concerts though.

    25 May 5:38am Reply
  • beli3ver

    live at the opera sucks as fuck

    24 May 11:10am Reply
  • flori_hedig

    German review for the new album online at "Live At The Opera" gets 9 out of 10!

    17 May 4:09pm Reply
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    Oh shit! Mother North is epic as is, but the live version with the Oslo Opera is pure gold.

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    Dafuq happened to this band... DAMN

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