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SATYRICON prepare to unleash hell – "Age of Nero" details & tour dates announced

Norwegian black(ish?) metallers SATYRICON have issued the following update on their new album, due out November 3rd via grimmest-ov-the-grim label Roadrunner Records:

"We have completed the new album The Age Of Nero in its entirety and we are very very proud of it! The release date is November 3rd and will be followed by a full European headlining tour opening in Stavanger, Norway on November 12th and ending in Hamburg, Germany on December 20th. A few more shows will be added soon. Opening act on the tour is EVILE and the direct support act will be added soon. Expect updates with tons of information on the new album and the tour, competitions, interviews and music in the next few weeks!"

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Staying super-tr00 to their black metal roots, Satyricon will also be hitting the road with equally-kvlt labelmates Cradle of Filth for an, appropriately enough, winter US tour in January/February of '09. Expect to hear some rawkin' black'n'roll from Satyr, Frost, and hired guns Gildas Le Pape (rhythm guitar) & bassist Victor Brandt (Dominion, Totalt Javla Morker) alongside Cradle of Filth's bombastic "No really guys, we used to be black metal in the '90s!" shtick.

Say what you will about the lack of rawness inSatyricon's newer material (I know I sure do) but you've gotta admit that they're putting out some diabolically-catchy music. In a way, they've pulled a Darkthrone – regressing so far past their orthodox black metal roots that they bypassed metal altogether and ended up entrenched in a pit of sleazy, dirty rock'n'roll, and you know what? It works. Not to say that I wouldn't have been happier to hear that Dark Medieval Times Part II was coming out, but hey, I'll take what I can get nowadays. At least it's not deathcore. For those interested in European tour dates….

European tour dates:

NO Motstøy – Notodden 10.10.2008
NO Stavanger – Folken 12.11.2008
NO Bergen – Hulen 13.11.2008
NO Oslo – Sentrum Scene 14.11.2008
NO Trondheim – Samfundet 15.11.2008
NL Rotterdam – Waterfront 19.11.2008
NL Amsterdam – Melkweg 20.11.2008
FR Rennes – Antipode 22.11.2008
FR Paris – Locomotive 23.11.2008
UK Birmingham – Barfly 24.11.2008
UK Leeds – Cockpit 25.11.2008
UK London – ULU 26.11.2008
BE Antwerp – Hof ter Lo 27.11.2008
FR Lyon – CCO 29.11.2008
CH Lausanne – Le Romandie 30.11.2008
CH Winterthur – Salzhaus 1.12.2008
IT Milano – Alcatraz 2.12.2008
IT Rome – Alpheus 3.12.2008
SLO Ljubljana – Media Park 4.12.2008
CRO Zagreb – Boogaloo 5.12.2008
AT Wien – Gasometer 6.12.2008
CZ Prague – Futurum 7.12.2008
PL Wroclaw – WZ 8.12.2008
PL Warzaw – Progresja 9.12.2008
DE Berlin Columbia Club 10.12.2008
DE Satan's Convention – Lengerich 13.12.2008
DE Lengerich – Satans Convention 13.12.2008
DE Frankfurt – Batsckapp 14.12.2008
DE Stuttgart – Röhre 16.12.2008
DE Saarbrucken – Garage 17.12.2008
DE Munchen – Metropolis 18.12.2008
DE Halle – Easy Schorre 19.12.2008
DE Hamburg – Knust 20.12.2008

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