Fresh from headlining Sunday night’s Pepsi Max stage at Download Festival, extreme metal icons, SATYRICON are set to play a handful of UK and Irish dates, in support of their forthcoming eponymous album. ‘Satyricon’ is pencilled for a 9th September release via Roadrunner Records and will be the revered and ground breaking band’s eighth studio album. The sleeve artwork, whcih can be seen below, was revealed online today on the band’s official Facebook page.
SATYRICON have always excelled live, delivering powerful and evocative performances, spearheaded by charismatic frontman and visionary, Satyr. Speaking about the band’s new album and return to the live fray in the UK, Satyr comments: “We are back! Sorry it took so long, but we needed the time to be able pull off a record like this. Comparing this one to previous records is time wasted, it is Satyricon; constantly on the move. Naming this record ‘Satyricon’ was the most obvious thing in the world. We have never done a record which captures the spirit of this band in such a way. Ever. It will demand a lot from you as a listener, but I know you will love it. It will grow on you and that is why it will stay with you forever. We won’t tour as much in the future as we used to, and that will just make every tour more special. This album and this tour is for you and ourselves. It is our moment!”
‘Satyricon’ was produced by Satyr and recorded in their native Norway, and mixed by Adam Kasper.
Dates rack up as follows:
Sunday 10th Nov – MANCHESTER Academy 3
Monday 11th Nov – BELFAST Limelight
Tuesday 12th Nov – DUBLIN Button Factory
Thursday 14th Nov – LONDON O2 Islington Academy
Tickets go on general sale at 9am Friday 28th June. Check