Dear Chester, I only realised a few days ago that it’s nearly been a year …
It’s been a long time coming but black metal legends Satyricon have announced that their long awaited ninth studio album will hit shelves on 22 September.
Titled Deep Calleth Upon Deep the album has been three years in the making and the band are keen for their opus to get out to fans.
This album is not just a bunch of new tracks from the extreme metallers, it’s being hailed as a complete reinvention and the start of a brand new era in the history of Satyricon.
“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,” says frontman Satyr.
“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.” he adds.
The album art consists of an obscure drawing from 1898 by perhaps the greatest Norwegian artist of all time, Edvard Munch. The album was recorded in Norway and Canada in early 2017. It was mixed together with revered studio guru Mike Fraser, who previously worked on Satyricon’s 2006 album, Now, Diabolical.
You can pre-order the album over at the band’s Nerve Gas page.