Only one duo is able to evoke sinister settings like the world of bleak woods lurking behind Norwegian wafts of mist. That duo is SATYRICON. Formed in Oslo in 1991, SATYRICON made an immediate and enduring impact when they emerged from the flourishing Norwegian black metal scene.
In support of their latest opus “Deep calleth upon Deep,” SATYRICON have returned to U.S. shores for the final time. The tour kicked off last night in Los Angeles and stops tonight in Oakland, CA. The tour runs through May 30th in Austin, TX with two stops in Canada. Goatwhore will provide support on the tour. A complete list of dates can be found below. The run also includes a headline appearance at The Maryland Death Fest.
Drummer Frost commented on the tour:
“Nine long years have passed since I last had the honor of travelling to the U.S. with SATYRICON. Now it is luckily about to happen again. We will come in Conquering Spirit, to unleash fire and fury, and create live magic. SEE YOU soon! In the Sign of the Trident.”
With “Deep calleth upon Deep,” the masters Satyr and Frost properly dispense the darkest art of metal. The album oozes with sorrow, as black metal hymns drag shake the soul and the skeleton like hyenas feasting on a rotten carcass. The resulting album is erratic and destructive, in addition to being raw and pure. It plows. It’s progressive. It mounts an unapologetic sonic attack.
The sheer force of personality and creativity that has driven SATYRICON forward over the last quarter of a century is writ large across “Deep calleth upon Deep’s” extraordinary musical contents. “Deep calleth upon Deep” is a profound statement about the essence of SATYRICON’s music and the eternal value of art itself.
SATYRICON W/ Goatwhore
5/14: Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Operahouse
5/15: Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
5/16: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
5/18: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
5/19: Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
5/20: Joliet, IL @The Forge
5/21: Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
5/23: Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
5/24: Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
5/25: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
5/26: Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Death Fest
5/28: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
5/29: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
5/30: Austin, TX @ Come and Take it Live