Satyricon - Dark Medieval Times
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Satyricon - Dark Medieval Times
Satyricon is a Norwegian black metal band founded in Oslo, Norway in 1990 by Czral (Carl-Michael Eide, of Ved Buens Ende, Ulver and Virus) and Wargod. Sigurd Satyr Wongraven (also in Thorns, Storm and Wongraven) took over lead vocals in 1991. A year later renowned drummer Kjetil Vidar Frost Haraldstad joined the band. Frost has appeared in 1349, Keep of Kalessin, Gorgoroth, and Gehenna. Members of many other black metal bands have contributed to Satyricon either in the studio or live, including Samoth and Ihsahn of Emperor, Fenriz and Nocturno Culto of Darkthrone, and A O. Gronbech of Keep of Kalessin. Satyricon credit their 1993 first album, Dark Medieval Times, with starting a sub-genre of black metal termed medieval metal. The album displayed their fascination with the Middle Ages, blending extreme metal with acoustic guitar and flute. From "Dark Medieval Times" Full-length, 1994 Line-up: Satyr : Guitars, bass, vocals, keyboards Frost : Drums Torden : Keyboards (session) Lemarchand : Guitar (session - uncredited) The album was recorded in Autumn 1993, but released as an album somewhen during winter/spring 1994 (advance-tapes may have been available from late 1993). It also includes uncredited session-work from Lemarchand. (Source for all this info: Slayer Mag 10). Cover art by Jannicke Wiese-Hansen. First pressings have in the back only the frames with pics of Satyr and Frost and the name of the band and the album, without any other text and without bar code. The ...
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