There are at most a handful of albums and a handful of songs that really define modern day black metal. The “Nemesis Divina” album from SATYRICON is one of those records, and Mother North is definitely one of those songs, Satyr boldly and rightfully claims.
When SATYRICON released their third album in 1996, their status as one of the most significant and creatively vital bands in Norwegian black metal was already beyond dispute, but Nemesis Divina was no ordinary record or just another step along the road to infamy.
From its uniquely vibrant and impact artwork, which broke every supposed rule in the black metal handbook with its vivid colors and refined aesthetic core, to the supremely confident and idiosyncratic songs and individual performances that heralded a new found sophistication and a freshly incisive vision, “Nemesis Divina” almost single-handedly took black metal from its voluntarily shadowy and obscure origins into the glaring spotlight of the international metal scene.
It showcased a band that finally had the skill and the musical intuition to back up the undeniable potency of their artistic vision. Sonically devastating and compositionally meticulous, songs like Mother North and The Dawn Of A New Age redefined what black metal was capable of, while proudly retaining the genres ageless essence and aesthetic values.
To herald the 20th anniversary of this most illustrious piece of dark art, “Nemesis Divina” will be re-released in spring 2016 via Napalm Records, newly remastered by Satyr himself, and boasts upgraded and revamped packaging worthy of an album that has had a huge and enduring impact on both the black metal scene and underground heavy music in general.
SATYRICON will then embark on a series of exclusive one-off shows performing the record in full for the first and only time.Its not what we do and it wont happen again! Avows frontman and creative mastermind Satyr.
This band, as you know, is definitely not retrospective. But we started playing live in 1996.
Release date 06.05.2016
Our most groundbreaking milestone record came out in 1996. It’s the only one that we still play several songs from in our set to this day so if we’re ever going to do a reissue, do anniversary shows, and make it a big deal, its gonna be “Nemesis Divina” and it has to be now.
20.02.2016 NO – Oslo, Rockefeller
04.03.2016 SE – Umea, Umeå Folkets Hus
10.06.2016 SE – Norje, Sweden Rock Festival
18.06.2016 BE – Dessel, Graspop
08.07.2016 DE – Harzgerode, Rockharz Festival
12.08.2016 CZ – Jaromer, Brutal Assault
13.08.2016 AT – Graz / Metal On The Hill Festival
14.08.2016 UK – Walton On Trent, Catton Park
19.08.2016 DE – Sinbronn,Summer Breeze
27.08.2016 DE – Crispendorf, Wolfzeit Festival