Die Black Metal-Band SATYRICON hat für die Veröffentlichung ihrer kommenden Live-DVD At The Opera einen Plattenvertrag bei Napalm Records unterschrieben. Die DVD wird am 1. Mai 2015 erscheinen. Auch wird es im April eine Europa-Tournee der Norweger geben.
Statement von Satyr zur DVD:
The whole thing started with us doing one song, To The Mountains a year and a half before the actual show. We performed at a closed event in the main hall of the opera with the Royal Norwegian Opera Chorus. It was very inspirational. I then said to the conductor that I would love to do a whole show like this. He loved the idea, I was serious about it, and he was serious about it.
We spent approximately one and a half year working with composer and arranger Kjetil Bjerkestrand on the choral arrangements. When I picked songs, I was not necessarily looking at only songs suitable for choral arrangements or typical in the Satyricon live set. For me, it had to be a combination. If you look at songs like Die By My Hand, it´s pretty obvious we´ll want to use a choir for that because it has a choir on the record too. On the other hand, there were other things I had to consider. For example, K.I.N.G. is probably the most famous Satyricon song ever – and not necessarily a song I can imagine with choral arrangements. But just because people hear it more or less the same way always, I thought it would be interesting to take that song and give it a totally different vibe for this one time. And it´s also interesting to see if we can work it around the structure of a song that is more or less straightforward.
For something that we planned for so long, put so much work into, and something this unique – of course it would be nice to film it and record it. But I made it very clear to the people around Satyricon that I´m not going to turn this into a recording session where you can buy tickets. When you hear or or watch this recording you should feel like you´re there.
This is not Satyricon – Best Of from the Opera, this is a show! The perfect parts need to go in there, but also the parts that are not so perfect. That´s the nature of it, that´s the real deal. It´s not a live album. It´s a celebration of what Satyricon stands for as a band.