Deep calleth upon DeepJuly 12, 2017 3:00 pm Leave your thoughts
Nearly three years in the making, SATYRICON have announced that ‘Deep calleth upon Deep’, their highly anticipated ninth studio album, is set for release on 22nd September via Napalm Records.
Recorded in Oslo, Norway and Vancouver, Canada, during early 2017 and mixed together with revered studio guru Mike Fraser (who previously worked on SATYRICON’s 2006 album, ‘Now, Diabolical’), ‘Deep calleth upon Deep’ is not just a new collection of songs from one of extreme music’s most enduring and reliable bands: this is a wholesale reinvention and a brand new era in SATYRICON history.
Frontman and visionary, Satyr informs us “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.”
‘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 SATYRICON 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.”
SATYRICON is also proud to share the album’s front cover – an obscure drawing from 1898 by perhaps the greatest Norwegian artist of all time, Edvard Munch.
SATYRICON have always excelled as a live band, their evocative performances increasingly becoming special events as their frequency is dialled back to accommodate the Oslo band’s new ‘modus operandi’. The band are set to play a European run of dates in support of Deep calleth upon Deep:
24.09.17 DE – Hamburg / Grünspan 25.09.17 DE – Essen / Turock 26.09.17 NL – Tilburg – 013 27.09.17 BE – Vosselaar / Biebob 29.09.17 UK – London / Heaven 30.09.17 FR – Paris / La Maroquinerie 01.10.17 FR – Nantes – MJC De Reze 02.10.17 FR – Toulouse / Le Metronum 04.10.17 ES – Madrid / Sala But 05.10.17 ES – Barcelona / Razzamatazz 06.10.17 FR – Montpellier / Rockstore 07.10.17 IT – Bologna / Zona Roveri 09.10.17 CH – Zurich / Dynamo 10.10.17 DE – Munich / Backstage Halle 11.10.17 AT – Vienna / Szene 12.10.17 CZ – Prague / Akropolis 14.10.17 PL – Krakow / Kwadrat 15.10.17 PL – Warsaw / Progresja 16.10.17 DE – Berlin / SO36 17.10.17 DK – Copenhagen / Pumpehuset 19.10.17 DK – Aarhus / Train 20.10.17 SE – Gotherburg / Pustervik 21.10.17 SE – Stockholm / Klubben 22.11.17 NO – Molde / Gamle Kulturset 23.11.17 NO – Trondheim / Byscenen 24.11.17 NO – Oslo / Sentrum Scene 25.11.17 NO – Tromso / Driv 29.11.17 NO – Bergen / Hulen 30.11.17 NO – Stavanger / Folken 01.12.17 NO – Kristiansand / Kick 02.12.17 NO – Hamar / Gregers
‘Deep calleth upon Deep’ will be released in digital format, a CD digipak and gatefold vinyl options. Pre-orders will go live in August.
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This post was written by Chris Klimek