Satyricon

Sigurd Wongraven & Kjetil Haraldstad

Short biography of Satyricon: The band were formed in 1990 as Eczema by the bassist Wargod and drummer Exhurtum. In 1991, they decided to start playing black metal, so the name was changed to Satyricon. Satyr (Sigurd Wongraven) then joined the band. After the first demo All Evil, Exhurtum was kicked out of the band because he "preferred hanging out with my girl at the time rather than kicking down gravestones together with the band", while Wargod left the music scene and became a UN soldier afterwards. Lemarchand was kicked out after the second demo. Remaining members Satyr and Lemarchand hired the drummer Frost (Kjetil-Vidar Haraldstad) as a session musician and recorded their second and last demo, The Forest Is My Throne. Shortly after this, Lemarchand also left the band. But before leaving the band he recorded guitars (uncredited on the booklet) for the first full-length album, Dark Medieval Times.[citation needed] In the meantime, Frost was being "promoted" as a permanent member[citation needed] and had recorded drums for the aforementioned album. Satyricon have—with two exceptions—been a two-man band ever since: from 1993–1996, Tomas Thormodsæter 'Samoth' Haugen from Emperor was the bassist and guitarist of Satyricon, and participated in the recording of their second album, The Shadowthrone; and later in 1996, Darkthrone member Nocturno Culto (Ted Skjellum, known as "Kveldulv" during Satyricon's period) became guitarist on the third full-length Satyricon album, Nemesis Divina.
Rebel Extravaganza, Satyricon’s fourth album, was released in 1999.
In April and May 2000, Satyricon toured as a supporting band for Pantera. Phil Anselmo has spoken of his love for black metal numerous times, and has participated in Eibon with Satyricon frontman Satyr. They used to be signed with Daron Malakian's music label EatUrMusic.
Their fifth studio album Volcano was released in 2002 and won four awards: the Norwegian Grammy for Best Metal Album, an Alarm award for the track "Fuel for Hatred" in the category Song of the Year, the Alarm Award for Metal Album of the Year[citation needed] and The Oslo award for Best Overall Album.
Satyricon participated in the Darkthrone tribute Darkthrone Holy Darkthrone, released by Moonfog Productions in 1998, covering the song "Kathaarian Life Code". In the same year, Satyricon participated in the Bathory tribute In Conspiracy with Satan, released by Hellspawn/No Fashion Records, featuring the song "Born for Burning" originally released on Crusade from the North in 1996.
In 2006, Satyricon released Now, Diabolical.
In March 2008, the band headlined the Inferno Metal Festival in Oslo for the first time.
The EP My Skin Is Cold was released before their seventh album, The Age of Nero, which was released on 3 November 2008.

Musical style
The band's first album, 1993's Dark Medieval Times, showed off the fascination Satyricon had with the Middle Ages and featured raw black metal blast beats produced by Frost, mixed with acoustic guitar and flute. On their next album, The Shadowthrone, this medieval spirit was continued. Rock Hard journalist Wolf-Rüdiger Mühlmann wrote that Satyricon reached their "very early zenith" with that album and Nemesis Divina.
Describing their fifth studio album, 2002's Volcano, frontman Satyr stated in a press release and biography on their homepage that "the music is rock based but more extreme; it is black metal pushing the boundaries that began with bands like Venom and Bathory. Reinventing ourselves based on a foundation of rock-oriented black metal is our philosophy."[citation needed] Mühlmann wrote that Satyricon's path after their zenith reached with their second and third album has only a limited connection to black metal, whereas Metal Hammer journalist Robert Müller described Satyr as a "latently arrogant guy who, along the way, makes great music that constantly tests the borders of the genre". His colleague Gunnar Sauermann, on the other hand, considers Satyricon "a pseudo-black pop (and popular) band these days". In their report from the Eindhoven Metal Meeting, he and Thomas Sonder wrote that they "almost play[ed] hard rock" at the beginning of their show.

Current members
Satyr (Sigurd Wongraven) – vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass guitar (1991–present)
Frost (Kjetil-Vidar Haraldstad) – drums (1993–present)

Current live members
Steinar Gundersen (also known as "Azarak") – lead guitar (1999–present)
Gildas Le Pape – rhythm guitar (2008–present)
Anders Odden – bass guitar (2009–present)
Jonna Nikula – keyboards (2003–present)

Former members
Wargod (Vegard) – bass guitar (1991–1992)
Exhurtum (Carl-Michael Eide) – drums (1991–1992)
Lemarchand (Håvard Jørgensen) – guitar (1991–1993), bass guitar (1993)
Samoth (Tomas Thormodsæter Haugen) – bass guitar, guitar (1993–1996)
Kveldulv (Ted Skjellum; also known as Nocturno Culto) – guitar (1996–1997)
Vegard Blomberg - effects (1999) (not to be confused with Wargod)

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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
1 Satyricon - Megiddo - Mother North In The Dawn Of A New Age - Megiddo - Mother North In The Dawn Of A New Age - 4
mp3, CD
1997-09-04 Moonfog Productions
2 Satyricon - Rebel Extravaganza Rebel Extravaganza 11
mp3, CD
1999
3 Satyricon - Intermezzo II Intermezzo II 4
mp3, CD
1999-05-10 Moonfog Productions
4 Satyricon - Dark Medieval Times Dark Medieval Times 7
mp3, CD
1994 Moonfog Productions
5 Satyricon - The Shadowthrone The Shadowthrone 7
mp3, CD
Moonfog Productions
6 Satyricon - Nemesis Divina Nemesis Divina 8
mp3, CD
1996-04-22 Moonfog Productions
7 Satyricon - Nemesis Divina Nemesis Divina 8
mp3, CD
1996 Modern Invasion Music
8 Satyricon - The Forest Is My Throne / Yggdrasill The Forest Is My Throne / Yggdrasill 14
mp3, CD
1996 Moonfog Productions
9 Satyricon - Mother North Mother North 2
mp3, CD
1996 Moonfog Productions
10 Satyricon - The Shadowthrone The Shadowthrone 7
mp3, CD
1994 Moonfog Productions
11 Satyricon - Megiddo - Mother North In The Dawn Of A New Age - Megiddo - Mother North In The Dawn Of A New Age - 4
mp3, CD
1997 Moonfog Productions
12 Satyricon - The Shadowthrone The Shadowthrone 7
mp3, CD
1995 Morbid Noizz Productions
13 Satyricon - Rebel Extravaganza Rebel Extravaganza 11
mp3, CD
1999 Moonfog Productions
14 Satyricon - Ten Horns - Ten Diadems Ten Horns - Ten Diadems 10
mp3, CD
2002 Moonfog Productions
15 Satyricon - Volcano Volcano 8
mp3, CD
2002-10-25
16 Satyricon - Volcano Volcano 11
mp3, CD
2003 Moonfog Productions
17 Satyricon - All Evil Baroeg All Evil Baroeg 10
mp3, CD
Demonicus Productions
18 Satyricon - Volcano Volcano 9
mp3, CD
2004 Red Ink
19 Satyricon - Intermezzo II Intermezzo II 4
mp3, CD
1999-05-10
20 Satyricon - Rebel Extravaganza Rebel Extravaganza 13
mp3, CD
2006-04-21 Nuclear Blast
21 Satyricon - Satyricon Satyricon 91
mp3, CD
2003 Домашняя Коллекция
22 Satyricon - Rebel Extravaganza Rebel Extravaganza 10
mp3, CD
1999 Spinefarm Records
23 Satyricon - Nemesis Divina Nemesis Divina 8
mp3, CD
1997 Century Black
24 Satyricon - The Forest Is My Throne The Forest Is My Throne 3
mp3, CD
1993 Moonfog Productions
25 Satyricon - Now, Diabolical Now, Diabolical 8
mp3, CD
2006 Columbia
26 Satyricon - K.I.N.G K.I.N.G 2
mp3, CD
2006 Columbia
27 Satyricon - Dark Medieval Times Dark Medieval Times 7
mp3, CD
1996 Morbid Noizz Productions
28 Satyricon - Rebel Extravaganza Rebel Extravaganza 13
mp3, CD
1999
29 Satyricon - Pesten 1996 Pesten 1996 2
mp3, CD
1996 Not On Label (Satyricon)
30 Satyricon - My Skin Is Cold My Skin Is Cold 7
mp3, CD
2008 Indie Recordings
31 Satyricon - Now, Diabolical Now, Diabolical 10
mp3, CD
2006-06-13 Century Media
32 Satyricon - Black Lava In The North Black Lava In The North 7
mp3, CD
2003 Not On Label (Satyricon)
33 Satyricon - Live In Stockholm Live In Stockholm 8
mp3, CD
2003 Cult Ov Evil Gods
34 Satyricon - Roadkill Extravaganza - A True Roadmovie Roadkill Extravaganza - A True Roadmovie 14
mp3, CD
2001 Moonfog Productions
35 Satyricon - Now, Diabolical Now, Diabolical 9
mp3, CD
2008-07-07 Moonfog Productions

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