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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Ellrohir - 29.11.2009 at 14:18  
So what will be with the show scheduled to 19.02.2010?
Arioch - 29.11.2009 at 15:21  
So, what about new album?
Lord_Regnier - 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.
AnGina-- - 29.11.2009 at 17:10  
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
Ragana - 29.11.2009 at 18:42  
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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...
Vitriolic Hate - 29.11.2009 at 18:46  
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
Jiri - 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.
Ragana - 29.11.2009 at 19:25  
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.
Carrion Misery - 29.11.2009 at 20:18  
Yeah, I think it works well for him. If I had to cut my hair, I'd probably do the same thing.
TheBigRossowski - 29.11.2009 at 22:23  
At least I'll see them before this break :/
Mother_North - 29.11.2009 at 23:00  
I'll be with Satyricon when they decide to come back.
-DC-002- - 29.11.2009 at 23:52  
Rest is never a bad thing.
SatyriconChick - 30.11.2009 at 00:50  
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.
mara - 30.11.2009 at 17:09  
''come back a couple of years later''..... noooooo. I want to see them next year again and not a couple of years later.
Uirapuru - 01.12.2009 at 00:16  
Maybe they come back with a decent album. The last one kinda sucked.
6Exiled6Child6 - 01.12.2009 at 13:45  
Whatever works for them...as long as they come back with a nemesis divina trsuworthy-respectfull album.
Misanthrope - 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 :@
U47 - 03.12.2009 at 01:49  
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
ItalktotheWind - 03.12.2009 at 07:51  
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
SatyriconChick - 04.12.2009 at 05:52  
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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