“Blood & Guts”, the Nerdist YouTube channel web series hosted by ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian, premiered on October 3.
Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON will perform with the Norwegian National Opera Chorus on September 8 at Den Norske Opera & Ballett in Oslo, Norway.
A press release states: “Mixing musical modes of expression is always interesting. New sound pictures emerge, and when they are successful, new directions in style and genre are created.
“What would a mix of heavy metal rockers and singers with operatic training produce? Let’s find out! When the internationally renowned heavy metal group SATYRICON mix with the voluminous voices of theNorwegian National Opera Chorus, we can expect some thrilling surprises with two such powerful and monumental sound sources and widely divergent modes of expression come together as one.
“Will it be operatic metal or heavy metal opera? Performed as part of theUltima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival.”
SATYRICON recently entered the studio to begin recording its new album for a late 2013 release, Speaking to AOL‘s Noisecreep at this year’sInferno festival, SATYRICON frontman Sigurd “Satyr” Wongravenstated about the band’s upcoming album: “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.”