SATYRICON Release “To Your Brethren In The Dark” Single; Teaser Video Streaming
September 15, 2017, a year ago
Black metal legends Satyricon will release their highly anticipated ninth studio album, Deep Calleth Upon Deep, on September 22nd via Napalm Records. The opus will be available in digital format, CD digipak and gatefold vinyl options and is now available for pre-order here.
The iconic duo, fronted by visionary Satyr, recently unveiled a lyric video for the album’s title track, and have now unleashed the second single, “To Your Brethren In The Dark”.
Says Satyr: “‘To Your Brethren In The Dark’ is definitely one of the flagship songs on the record. This is about emotion, our nature, the spirits, the autumn, the somber and rainy days, those who we lost and the ones who we have not met yet. You could say it is a tribute to the sorrow in man and to the drama of the nature we surround ourselves with. A song for the dark towers of the past and those who will rise in the future. Pass the torch to your brethren in the dark."
Get the new single here, and watch a teaser clip below:
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.
Says Satyr: "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."
The album's front cover is an obscure drawing from 1898 by perhaps the greatest Norwegian artist of all time, Edvard Munch.
Deep Calleth Upon Deep tracklisting:
“Blood Cracks Open The Ground”
“To Your Brethren In The Dark”
“Deep Calleth Upon Deep”
“The Ghost Of Rome”
“Black Wings And Withering Gloom”
“Deep Calleth Upon Deep” lyric video:
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 - Hamburg, Germany - Grunspan
25 - Essen, Germany - Turock
26 - Tilburg, Netherlands - 013
27 - Vosselaar, Belgium - Biebob
29 - London, England - Heaven
30 - Paris, France - La Maroquinerie
1 - Nantes, France - Mjc De Reze
2 - Toulouse, France - Le Metronum
4 - Madrid, Spain - Sala But
5 - Barcelona, Spain - Razzamatazz
6 - Montpellier, France - Rockstore
7 - Bologna, Italy - Zona Roveri
9 - Zurich, Switzerland - Dynamo
10 - Munich, Germany - Backstage Halle
11 - Vienna, Austria - Szene
12 - Prague, Czech Republic - Akropolis
14 - Krakow, Poland - Kwadrat
15 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja
16 - Berlin, Germany - SO36
17 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Pumpehuset
19 - Aarhus, Denmark - Train
20 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Pustervik
21 - Stockholm, Sweden - Klubben
22 - Molde, Norway - Gamle Kulturset
23 - Trondheim, Norway - Byscenen
24 - Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene
25 - Tromso, Norway - Driv
29 - Bergen, Norway - Hulen
30 - Stavanger, Norway - Folken
1 - Kristiansand, Norway - Kick
2 - Hamar, Norway - Gregers