One of the most pre-eminent bands to emerge from the Norwegian lands, black metallers Satyricon have always amazed their fans with their exceptional zest and energy that comes along with their works. Rising to fame with their first full-length album titled “Dark Medieval Times” released back in 1994, the band has continued to deliver unrivalled might in the form of powerful vocals, overwhelming riffs and immensely skillful drumming. Coming out at a perfect time in the band’s career, is their new collaborative DVD album with the National Opera Chorus at Den Norske Opera & Ballett in Oslo, titled “Live At The Opera“.
Greetings from Metal Wani Frost! How are you doing?
You guys are just a week away from releasing your live album on DVD titled “Live At The Opera”. How are you feeling?
You guys recently released a preview from the upcoming live album had previously put out an official video for the track titled “Phoenix”. You must have received several responses from friends and fans alike. What are some of the best responses that you have gathered so far?
All the response I’ve gotten or seen is so good that I’m almost getting a little worried. I’m used to mixed responses, and there’s always some disappointment and complaining. That type of reaction is largely missing now, which leads me to wonder what’s going on. Of course I’m glad that our new release resonates well with our audience.
Can you tell us more about how the idea of an operatic album come about?
What was the key intention behind releasing this album as a live DVD as well?
According to you, how was this a good time to release a collaborative album in Satyricon’s timeline of more than two decades?
“Live At The Opera” seems to comprise the best of Satyricon redone in a style that has not been taken up by many black metal bands. Can you tell us about the process of choosing and listing down songs to work with?
Can you tell us more about the process of coalescing operatic vocal arrangements with your songs?
While working with the choir on and off-stage, did the songs remain the same as you thought their operatic versions will sound like?
The shows must gather a mix in the type of audience. How has the experience been performing for such a diversified crowd?
If you were to describe the atmosphere of an opera house when Satyricon plays with the national opera chorus in three sentences, what would they be?
Satyricon’s last self titled album now appears like a link between all of your previous albums and the upcoming collaboration.
After all the admiration “Live At The Opera” is receiving worldwide, you guys must have already started planning out the band’s future. Is there any new material you guys are working on?
Thank you so much for talking to us Frost! We wish you all the best with your future ventures. Your fans down here in India would love to hear from you! Do you have message for them?