On their first three albums, the band around frontman Satyr and drummer Frost adhere to the fairly traditional black metal sound, earning them a reputation as one of the scene’s leading acts.
Then on album number four, ‘Rebel Extravaganza’ (1999), Satyricon shed their black metal skin and venture forth, exploring and pushing genre boundaries. Following their epic period they switch to post-black, including the integration of industrial elements, but on their most recent albums they’ve gone in search of the essence by stripping the music of its frills and leaving nothing but the skeleton. The speedometer is dialled way back, giving the songs a more thoughtful character. Strong releases such as the self-titled ‘Satyricon’ (2013) –featuring a collaboration with Madrugada frontman Sivert Høyem – and ‘Deep Calleth upon Deep’ (2017), the talented Satyr/Frost tandem continues to diversify and enrich Satyricon’s discography. They’re only playing a limited number of shows in 2020 so don’t miss out!