Satyricon - Taking A Break At The End Of The Year


In an interview at the beginning of November, Satyr told Terrorizer.com that Satyricon's London show on 20 December is "not just the last gig of the tour. It's also the beginning of a new phase in the evolution of the band. From then on, there are going to be a lot of changes in the Satyricon camp. After we take a long touring break and come back a couple of years later, certain people may not be with us any longer. Although we won't be doing anything overly dramatic, we'll be trying quite a few different things, which I think is going to be really good for Satyricon. The reason we're doing that is so we can continue to develop our sound. At the moment we are still enjoying what we do, but if that continues any longer it'll undoubtedly stagnate, so we need to ensure that doesn't happen. And moving in different musical directions is definitely a good way to go about it." Read the full article here.

In response to the speculations and gossip, Satyricon released the following statement a couple of days ago: "Let's try and bring some clarity to the rumours that have been circulating lately. Although The Age Of Nero is now a year old, the project is still very much alive to us as we've been working it more or less non-stop for almost three years. The last 12 months since release has been spent relentlessly touring and the fortunate success of the album has taken us to India, Australia, Japan, twice to America, across Europe and around Scandinavia and now we head out on the "Finale In Black" tour [with Shining and Dark Fortress], which will mark the end of the colossal The Age Of Nero project.

Once we have done that, we feel the time is right to take a break. A break where we can rest, get some perspective, work on other musical projects and non-musical projects and allow ourselves to figure out Satyricon's next move. We have some ideas on what we want to do next and one of them is to open a new musical chapter. It has never been in this bands nature to rest on our laurels and we won't be doing that either. When the time is right, we will start working on exploring new musical territory and only the future can tell what that will turn into. Taking on challenges like that is something Satyricon never has been afraid of. On the contrary, it is what has made the band grow. We tried to perfect everything Satyricon has learnt and experienced musically for the last decade on The Age Of Nero and we feel that we reached the goal we set out to achieve. It is time to pave way for something new. No, we won't return to something old. Forget it! All we know is that regardless of what we end up doing, it will still sound unmistakably like Satyricon.

We won't tour in the foreseeable future unless it is something so unique that it could be considered an historical event, but we will do one or two select festivals here and there whenever we feel like it. When we return, some of the people surrounding us today might be gone and some might still be with us. We don't know when, we don't know how, but we do know that Satyricon is still very much alive and this break is something we know we need to do to keep it that way. Until then, see you at "Finale In Black"!"

Source: satyricon.no
Band profile: Satyricon
 
Posted: 29.11.2009 by Thryce


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29.11.2009 - 14:18
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
So what will be with the show scheduled to 19.02.2010?
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29.11.2009 - 15:21
Arioch
So, what about new album?
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Extreme Brutal Black Death Grind Madness
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29.11.2009 - 16:52
Lord_Regnier
Not surprised at all to read this. What I believe is the band will turn into something completely mainstream.
Every album after "Nemesis Divina" was more easily accessible and, imo, reached a new low.
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29.11.2009 - 17:10
AnGina--
Dark Phoenix
So what, no more drooling over Satyr on concerts for me?? That sux.

I think they're just building a drama, so when they come back on stages, we're all gonna be like.... ou yea.
And I'm always all ''ou yea'' when Satyr is on stage
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29.11.2009 - 18:42
Ragana
Rawrcat
Quote:
After we take a long touring break and come back a couple of years later, certain people may not be with us any longer. Although we won't be doing anything overly dramatic, we'll be trying quite a few different things, which I think is going to be really good for Satyricon.

Boy, sounds like they're going to Himalayas (that's why someone might not return) and spend there a few years... learning how to play music on the rocks...
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29.11.2009 - 18:46
Vitriolic Hate
Chaos Reaper
Written by Lord_Regnier on 29.11.2009 at 16:52

Not surprised at all to read this. What I believe is the band will turn into something completely mainstream.
Every album after "Nemesis Divina" was more easily accessible and, imo, reached a new low.

agreed
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29.11.2009 - 19:22
Jiri
I think Satyr realized that he looks retarded with his new short hair cut, so he is taking some time to grow it back for the next album.
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29.11.2009 - 19:25
Ragana
Rawrcat
Written by Jiri on 29.11.2009 at 19:22

I think Satyr realized that he looks retarded with his new short hair cut, so he is taking some time to grow it back for the next album.

Funny, but no, he looks good with short hair.
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29.11.2009 - 20:18
Carrion Misery
Yeah, I think it works well for him. If I had to cut my hair, I'd probably do the same thing.
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29.11.2009 - 22:23
TheBigRossowski
Dudeist Priest'
At least I'll see them before this break :/
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That rug really tied the room together, did it not?
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29.11.2009 - 23:00
Mother_North
I'll be with Satyricon when they decide to come back.
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"i still can't imagine any of them dead. They live on; they are fixed on that far-off region called childhood, were nothing ever dies, not even oneself."
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29.11.2009 - 23:52
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Mastercommander
Rest is never a bad thing.
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30.11.2009 - 00:50
SatyriconChick
Just because they're taking a break (which, by the way, they well deserve after all the extensive touring) doesn't mean they'll be putting out a "mainstream" or commercial album.

I'm a very patient girl... I can definitely wait for them to start touring again.
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30.11.2009 - 17:09
mara
''come back a couple of years later''..... noooooo. I want to see them next year again and not a couple of years later.
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01.12.2009 - 00:16
Uirapuru
Liver Failure
Maybe they come back with a decent album. The last one kinda sucked.
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01.12.2009 - 13:45
6Exiled6Child6
Whatever works for them...as long as they come back with a nemesis divina trsuworthy-respectfull album.
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01.12.2009 - 15:23
Misanthrope
"No, we won't return to something old. Forget it! All we know is that regardless of what we end up doing, it will still sound unmistakably like Satyricon." How will it sound like Satyricon? ....Satyricon killed it :@
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03.12.2009 - 01:49
U47
Written by Lord_Regnier on 29.11.2009 at 16:52

Not surprised at all to read this. What I believe is the band will turn into something completely mainstream.
Every album after "Nemesis Divina" was more easily accessible and, imo, reached a new low.


I tzhink you're right in general. But in my eyes Nemesis Divina is more accessible to many people than Rebel Extravaganza, which is their best release after the Shadowthrone. That's just my point of view
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03.12.2009 - 07:51
ItalktotheWind
Wood Troll
Written by Misanthrope on 01.12.2009 at 15:23

"No, we won't return to something old. Forget it! All we know is that regardless of what we end up doing, it will still sound unmistakably like Satyricon." How will it sound like Satyricon? ....Satyricon killed it :@

At first I was thinking "New direction? Maybe going back to a nemesis divina sound???"
But then I read that and.... well, dissapointment. Now, Diabolical wasnt terrible but the new one was definitely a step down. Unfortunately this band peaked over a decade ago
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04.12.2009 - 05:52
SatyriconChick
Why should they go backwards and put out an album they already released 13+ years ago? Hell, you guys might even be surprised when their next album comes out - for all you know, you might even *gasp* LIKE it.
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