Satyricon are finally working on an album for late 2013 and planning a performance the with Norwegian National Opera Chorus. What a life, right?
The band is planning a performance with the Norwegian National Opera Chorus as part of the Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival, which makes me question why America doesn't do super cool things like this. There is absolutely no mention if the performance is going to be recorded, what material it's going to be covering, or even when it is. All we know is that it'll be happening and it'll be really, really cool.
Then to make your life a little bit more awesome, the band's frontman Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven had this to say about the new record that they're currently working on:
To me, it sounds very authentic, it's organic-sounding. And in this digital age where music is mostly played through computers, a lot of that analog vibe gets lost in translation when you play music through medias like that, but I still wanna do it because there's nothing quite like it. To me, it just makes everything sound the way it's supposed to sound — it's dynamical; the music is alive, it's not overly compressed, the levels are not pushed. So, musically speaking, it's a very atmospheric record… This record is full of life. There are a lot of surprises here, but I think it's gonna be a record that's gonna help the black metal movement perhaps find a new way for the future
The fact that he references a dead digital sound versus a warm organic sound makes me so excited for this. Now if the bad can avoid the usual black metal production pitfalls and put something out on the level of say Septicflesh of Fleshgod Apocalypse… well, damn. That would rule.