“Phoenix”, the new video from Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON, can be seen below. The track features a guest appearance by Sivert Høyem, the Norwegian singer best known as the vocalist of the rock band MADRUGADA.
The performance footage for the “Phoenix” clip was filmed on September 8 at Den Norske Opera & Ballett in Oslo, Norway, where SATYRICON was joined by the 55-strong Norwegian National Opera Chorus as part of the Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival.
“Phoenix” comes off SATYRICON’s new, self-titled album, which sold around 1,600 copies in the United States in its first week of release. This is roughly in line with the opening-week performance of the band’s previous CD, “The Age of Nero”, which premiered with 1,700 units back in November 2008.
“Satyricon” debuted at position No. 1 on the official chart in the band’s home country — the first time one of the group’s releases topped the chart in Norway. “Satyricon” also saw success internationally, debuting at No. 6 in Finland, No. 23 in Germany and No. 26 in Austria. By comparison, SATYRICON’s previous studio album, “2008’a “The Age Of Nero”, entered the chart at No. 5 in Norway and No. 73 in Germany.