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The Age of Nero
1/13/2009

Volcano
4/13/2004
 
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Chthonic Kick Off Tour With Satyricon, Bleeding Through
October 1, 2009
Taiwanese metallers Chthonic just kicked off their United States tour in support of their new album 'Mirror of Retribution'. The tour features Satyricon, Bleeding Through and Toxic Holocaust and runs through October 27th in Montreal, Quebec.

Bassist Doris Yeh comments: “After 2 years, we finally have our new album ‘Mirror of Retribution’ out on Spinefarm Records, and this is our second North American tour. We're very excited to see the fans here, and we just met the members of Bleeding Through, they're very nice people, but including the members of the band and staff, there will be a total 15 people on the bus!! Whew! That will be a huge family on the bus!”

Doris
continues: “This tour will be an awesome one, and the fans will kill themselves if they miss the show!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Chthonic
is touring to support their latest release, 'Mirror of Retribution', which is in stores now on Spinefarm Records. After years of controversy surrounding how to classify Chthonic, the band has clearly asserted themselves on 'Mirror of Retribution'. There is no proper label for the type of dark, melodic, extremely heavy sound the band conveys on their latest release. This sound conveys the deep sadness and despair from old Eastern mythos as well as the unforgivable wrath from the history that Taiwan has experienced.

Chthonic
Headlining Dates:
10/4 – Marquee – Tulsa, OK
10/18 – Oz Café – Wichita, KS
10/22 – Penny Arcade – Rochester, NY

Chthonic
w/ Satyricon, Bleeding Through, Toxic Holocaust:
10/01 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
10/02 – The Door – Dallas, TX
10/05 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
10/06 – Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ
10/07 – The Glass House – Pomona, CA
10/08 – Key Club – Los Angeles, CA
10/09 – The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
10/10 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
10/12 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
10/13 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
10/14 – Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
10/16 – Club Sound – Salt Lake City, UT
10/17 – Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO
10/19 – The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
10/20 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
10/21 – Opera House – Toronto, ONT
10/23 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
10/24 – The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
10/25 – The Fillmore at Irving Plaza – New York, NY
10/27 – Club Soda – Montreal, QUE

For more info on Chthonic, visit www.myspace.com/chthonicctw.
 
 
 
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Satyricon Announce December UK Tour Date
September 24, 2009
Black N Roll legends, Satyricon, follow their incendiary performance at this year’s Bloodstock Festival with another rare UK show this winter at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire. The London show comprises just one date on the ‘Finale In Black’ tour, which runs through Europe during the month of December. London is the final date of the tour.

The Norwegian ground-breakers’ current album, ‘The Age Of Nero’ was released to resounding critical acclaim last year and saw the band gracing the cover of rock weekly Kerrang! and picking up top rated reviews across the board at core metal press.

Frontman, guitarist and visionary Satyr is looking forward to the band’s return, stating, "Due to our insanely hectic schedule we have not been able to visit many places as often as we would have wanted to and the UK is definitely one of those places. The electric atmosphere at this years Bloodstock Open Air have made us single out the London show on our upcoming European tour as one of the absolute highlights we will look forward to. It will truly be the Finale In Black!"

Show details are as follows:
12/20 – London - Shepherds Bush Empire
Support comes from Shining, Negura Bunget and Dark Fortress.

Tickets are on sale now from the box office and all usual agents and online via www.ticketweb.co.uk.
 
 
 
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Satyricon Prepare For North American Headline Tour
September 2, 2009
Highly influential extreme metal band, Satyricon, is set to headline a 24-city North American tour which begins on September 25th in Baltimore, MD. The revered Norwegian outfit will also release a special edition 2-CD version of its critically acclaimed latest album, 'The Age of Nero'.

The bonus material on this special 'The Age of Nero' package has never been available in North America before. Featuring 8 live and rare recordings, this package is a must-have for Satyricon fans.

Over the course of its distinguished career, Satyricon has been widely recognized for its distinctive sound as well as its contributions to the genre. The band won the Norwegian Indie Awards’ ”Alarm” for ”Best Live Act” in 2000, and in 2002, won the Norwegian Grammy for ”Best Metal Album” for 'Volcano', in addition to Alarm Awards for ”Metal Album of the Year” and ”Song of the Year” (for their track ”Fuel for Hatred”). Satyricon also won an Oslo Award for “Best Overall Album” that year. In 2006, Satyricon won the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award for "Best Underground Act" as well as the "International Metal Album of the Year" honor at the Danish Music Awards for its album 'Now, Diabolical'.

When asked about the upcoming tour, vocalist/guitarist Satyr states, "Finally…The way everyone greeted us in the states and Canada during our run in Jan, Feb and March, it was obvious that we needed to come back as soon as possible. The reception we got every night, all the conversations we had after the shows with everyone who had been waiting for us to make it over...it was given that it was never a question of if, just when. For the most part we are focusing on coming back to the same cities as we visited in the winter, so that you can see the full Satyricon show that you got a taste of a few months back. There are also some cities in there where we will be visiting for the first time. It's a quite diverse line-up with support coming from Bleeding Through (U.S.), Chthonic (TAI) and Toxic Holocaust (U.S.) (Toxic Holocaust from 9/25-10/10). We need your support!”

Satyricon
Tour Dates:
09/25 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
09/26 - Norfolk, VA - Norva
09/28 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
09/29 - Orlando, FL - Firestone
10/01 - Houston, TX - Warehouse
10/02 - Dallas, TX - The Door
10/03 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
10/05 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
10/06 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theater
10/07 - Pomona, CA - Glasshouse
10/08 - West Hollywood, CA - Key Club
10/10 - San Francisco, CA - Slim’s
10/12 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
10/13 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
10/14 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theater
10/16 - Salt Lake City, UT - Club Sound
10/17 - Englewood, CO - Gothic Theater
10/19 - Mokena, IL - The Pearl Room
10/20 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s Down Under
10/21 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
10/23 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
10/24 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
10/25 - New York, NY - The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza
10/27 - Montreal, QC - Club Soda
 
 
 
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Toxic Holocaust Announces Tour W/ The Black Dahlia Murder
August 25, 2009
Toxic Holocaust, who have been tour for almost a full-year since the release of their Relapse debut, 'An Overdose Of Death…', has announced that they will join The Black Dahlia Murder, Skeletonwitch, and Trap Them for a month-long US tour starting in mid-October. This tour falls on the heels of the band’s fall run alongside Satyricon and Bleeding Through.

Toxic Holocaust is on tour now as part of the “Decimation Of The Nation” tour with Hatebreed, Chimaira, Winds Of Plague and Dying Fetus. Immediately following this, the band will headline two dates in Philadelphia and Brooklyn. A complete listing of Toxic Holocaust tour dates can be found below with more details to be announced soon.

Toxic Holocaust's
latest video from 'An Overdose Of Death…', for “Nuke The Cross”, can be viewed below. The video was lensed by director Jamie Robillard in Oregon.
Toxic Holocaust Tour Dates:

w/ Hatebreed, Chimaira, Winds Of Plague, Dying Fetus:
8/25 - Little Rock, AR - The Village
8/26 - Jackson, MS - Fire
8/27 - Knoxville, TN - Valarium
8/28 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House Of Blues
8/29 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
8/30 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
9/01 - Millvale, PA - Mr. Smalls
9/02 - Scranton, PA - Tink’s
9/04 - Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s (w/ Howl)
9/06 - Brooklyn, PA - Europa (w/ Atakke)

w/ Satyricon, Bleeding Through, Chthonic:
9/25 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
9/26 - Norfolk, VA - Norva Theatre
9/28 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
9/29 - Orlando, FL - The Club @ Firestone
10/01 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
10/02 - Dallas, TX - The Door
10/03 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
10/05 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theatre
10/06 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
10/07 - Pomona, CA - The Glass House
10/08 - Los Angeles, CA - Key Club
10/09 - Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk

w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Skeletonwitch, Trap Them:
10/13 - San Diego, CA - Soma
10/14 - Victorville, CA - Karma
10/15 - San Luis Obispo, CA - Downtown Brewing Co.
10/19 - Murray, UT - Murray Theater
10/20 - Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Sheep
10/22 - Iowa City, IA - Picador
10/23 - DeKalb, IL - The House Café (w/ Trap Them)
10/24 - Madison, WI - Orpheum Stage Door
10/25 - Columbus, OH - The Basement
10/26 - Evansville, IN - Boney Junes
10/27 - Nashville, TN - Rocketown
10/29 - Metairie, LA - The High Ground
10/30 - Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits
10/31 - Augusta, GA - Sector 7G
11/01 - Wilmington, NC - Soapbox Laundrolounge
11/02 - Baltimore, MD - The Ottobar
11/03 - Farmingdale, NY - The Crazy Donkey
11/04 - Hartford, CT - Webster Underground
11/06 - Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s Down Under
11/07 - Grand Rapids, MI - The Intersection
11/08 - Louisville, KY - Uncle Pleasants
11/10 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
11/11 - Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place
11/12 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
11/13 - Bucksport, ME - The Kave

Toxic Holocaust news and tour information will be made available at www.relapse.com, and the Toxic Holocaust Official MySpace page.
 
 
 
 
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Chthonic Prepare To Embark On U.S. Tour
August 12, 2009
Just in time for back-to-school, Chthonic announces their upcoming tour with Satyricon, Bleeding Through, and Toxic Holocaust. The tour kicks off on September 23 in West Springfield, VA and will run through October 27th.

Bassist Doris Yeh comments: “It’s great for us to tour the US again; we really miss the fans over there so much. It's a new start for us, even though we've toured the US on Ozzfest before as well as with Obituary and Nile, but after 2 years, we are coming back with a brand new album on a very good label (Spinefarm/Fontana) which has progressed the sounds our previous albums and we believe the fans will love the new songs and new look.

Also, we are very excited to tour with Satyricon, Bleeding Through AND Toxic Holocaust, the line up is very strong, and I’m sure we we'll have a good time with them on this trek."

Chthonic
is touring to support their forthcoming release, 'Mirror of Retribution', which hits streets on September 1st on Spinefarm Records. After years of controversy surrounding how to classify Chthonic, the band has clearly asserted themselves on 'Mirror of Retribution'. There is no proper label for the type of dark, melodic, extremely heavy sound the band conveys on their latest release. This sound conveys the deep sadness and despair from old Eastern mythos as well as the unforgivable wrath from the history that Taiwan has experienced. Full tour dates are below.

Chthonic w/ Satyricon, Bleeding Through, and Toxic Holocaust:
09/23 – Jaxx - West Springfield, VA*
09/25 – Sonar – Baltimore, MD
09/27 – Uncle Pleasants – Lousiville, KY*
09/26 – The Norva – Norfolk, VA
09/28 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
09/29 – The Club at Firestone – Orlando, FL
10/01 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
10/02 – The Door – Dallas, TX
10/04 – Marquee – Tulsa, OK*
10/05 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
10/06 – Marquee Theater – Tempe, AZ
10/07 – The Glass House – Pomona, CA
10/08 – Key Club – Los Angeles, CA
10/09 – The Boardwalk – Orangevale, CA
10/10 – Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
10/12 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
10/13 – El Corazon – Seattle, WA
10/14 – Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
10/16 – Club Sound – Salt Lake City, UT
10/17 – Gothic Theater – Englewood, CO
10/18 – Oz Café – Wichita, KS*
10/19 – The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
10/20 – Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
10/21 – Opera House – Toronto, ONT
10/22 – Penny Arcade – Rochester, NY*
10/23 – The Palladium – Worcester, MA
10/24 – The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
10/25 – The Fillmore at Irving Plaza – New York, NY
10/27 – Club Soda – Montreal, QUE

* = Chthonic Headlining Off Dates

For more info on Chthonic, visit www.myspace.com/chthonictw.
 
 
 
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Biography
YEAR FORMED: 1992
HOME TOWN: Norway
MEMBERS:
Satyr - Vocals/Guitars
Frost - Battery

These days it seems that even the field of extreme metal - which by definition should be destroying boundaries instead of creating new ones - has become saturated with sub-genres, where minimal stylistic differences turn into criteria for what's hot and what's not.

And stylistic in this sense doesn't even stop with music; it's as much about fashion, image and appearance. Norway's Satyricon are a rare exception to this norm – they never cared for trends, for the latest fashion in how one is supposed to present oneself and they always abhorred the tried and tested genre stereotypes. The result is a notable career, spanning eight albums that always put the music first, often as a surprise and challenge to the listener, which creates, we should all agree, a deeper satisfaction than any devotion to set formulas. And most importantly it is a career telling a great story about what an artist can achieve through strict adherence to his principles and ambitions.

Satyr, the driving force behind the band, never made a secret out of his plan to turn Satyricon into more than just the darlings of a subculture, but into a generally well-known and respected metal band. He's been working on it for more than 15 years, and the results have been impressive. There is a strong sense of rejection running through Satyricon's work: The medieval fantasy settings of the earliest releases quickly made way for bone-dry, pure emotion. This band is going to the essentials, they stripped away all ambiguous metaphors and developed a very refined sense for sombre, great melody lines and precise, overwhelming rhythmic structures courtesy of drum legend Frost, culminating in their critically acclaimed last effort "Now, Diabolical".

Now the stage is prepared for the next step: "The Age of Nero". Largely written in a remote cabin deep in the Norwegian woods by Satyr in collaboration with his old friend Snorre Ruch (of Thorns; himself a legendary figure in the history of Norwegian extreme metal), it features eight of the heaviest songs in Satyricon's history. Then again this heaviness is not the raison d'etre for "The Age Of Nero", it is a necessity dictated by the inherent power of the songs. From the unstoppable urgency that marks 'Black Crow On A Tombstone' to the epic frenzy of 'Die By My Hand' and the bleak nihilism of 'Den Siste' - each title demands the utmost sonic intensity. They got it, thanks to the skilful song writing, execution and production. Most parts were recorded in Los Angeles in renowned places such as Sound City (where among many others Metallica and Slayer recorded drums), with Satyr acting as producer and Joe Baresi (Tool, Queens of the Stone Age) twisting the knobs. In a bold departure from their previous way of working, the guitars have been seriously down-tuned, adding to the raw power of the sound. Drummer Frost does an exceptional job in supplying a fundamental that seems almost casual in its measured aggression, but defines the rocking blackness of the album as much as Satyr's pronounced guitar work.

And before you summon pictures of Sir Peter Ustinov in his famous role in the movie "Quo Vadis": "The Age of Nero" features no mad emperor playing the lyre to a backdrop of burning buildings, the album title is as vague an allusion to Roman history as is the band's name to Roman author Petronius. There is no metaphor here, just, in the words of Satyr, "a nod towards the hedonism of the late Roman empire", which feels appropriate in our time of growing detachment from the grim realities of existence. "Nero" is the Italian word for "black", which is the better summary for what this album is all about: the darkness within, that which remains when you strip away the conventions of culture and civilisation from human nature.

It's tempting to call this "thinking man's metal" and to a certain degree it's a fitting description: With every detail of the music and production meticulously planned and executed, there is no feeling of improvisation, of chance success. On the other hand, the core is not technique, but feeling. "The best songs dictate themselves", explains Satyr. In this sense "The Age of Nero" indeed is a force of nature, a natural translation of the subconscious urges and powers into sound. This is metal music in its most mature form - not as simple escapism or a form of anger management, but as a profound experience of what it's like to live in the increasingly dark age ours has become.

Robert Müller (September 2008)