Satyricon believe that you, are as much a part of an album as they.
At last Satyricon have unveiled their brand new album. Set to be released via Napalm Records the frowning duo that are Satyr and Frost have completed work on their brand new record. Titled Deep Calleth Upon Deep, the album has somewhat an air of mystery behind it. Dispelling this frontman and Black Metal master Satyr states :
“Deep calleth upon Deep’ is a profound statement about the essence of Satyricon’s music and the eternal value of art itself. Satyr continues, “The way that I see it is that for any art, be it Satuyricon or any other form of art with substance, in order for you to be able to inhale and completely understand it, it will take a little bit of you as well. If you get it all after a couple of listens, you know that it probably won’t stay with you. So the title is saying, ‘From the depth of the people making this record to the depth of the listener…’ If you want to take part in this journey, you should be prepared to dig deep down in the darkest corner of your soul with us.”
Although to some that might sound incredibly pretentious, to me, I love the idea of having the actual act of listening become part of puzzle itself. That you have to take a small part of yourself in order to truly appreciate the album. Returning with producer Mike Fraser who was responsible for the band’s previous Now, Diabolical, the man returned for this new offering. Not one for going by half measures, Satyr wanted the record to either be their final piece or if it was continuing to be something entirely different to what Satyricon stands for.
“Approaching this release, what I always kept in mind is that either this is the beginning of something new or it’s gonna be my last record. If this is going to be the last, then it needs to be something special. If there are more records, then I’d better make sure that this is so different from the last one that it feels like a new beginning. I think it’s really, really dark, very spiritual and filled with confidence and energy.”
Along with the announcement the band have also unveiled the new artwork for Deep Calleth Upon Deep. Taken from a famous Edvard Munch drawing titled “1898” it seems like the band have got something very special indeed planned for fans. In light of that, Satyricon will play a special show on September 29th at Heaven in London.
Satyricon’s brand new album is set for a September 22nd release via Napalm Records.