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Satyricon – Deep Calleth Upon Deep Review

Release Date: September 22nd, 2017

Released by: Napalm Records




Satyr | vocals, guitars, bass

Frost | drums



01. Midnight Serpent
02. Blood Cracks Open The Ground
03. To Your Brethren In The Dark
04. Deep Calleth Upon Deep
05. The Ghost Of Rome
06. Dissonant
07. Black Wings And Withering Gloom
08. Burial Rite


The latest 8 track offering from Norway’s SATYRICON titled Deep Calleth Upon Deep has arrived which takes fans back to the traditional Norwegian black metal sound that SATYRICON has been known for in the early days. This latest offering is full of hooks and technical brutality that both old and new fans of the band will enjoy. 

Only one duo is able to evoke sinister settings like the world of bleak woods lurking behind Norwegian wafts of mist. That duo is SATYRICON. Formed in Oslo in 1991, SATYRICON made an immediate and enduring impact when they emerged from the flourishing Norwegian black metal scene. Deep Calleth Upon Deep has been three years in the making and will not disappoint by its raw and more natural stripped down, black metal sound which promises to be one of the best albums released yet by the band yet.

From the opening track “Midnight Serpent” this album reminded us of the classic SATYRICON sound in opposition to the bands more recent releases. The raw tone of Satyr’s vocals are back with a more stripped down and simplified old school approach as the power-chord riffs and slow tempo drumming from Frost create an eerie backdrop for tales of pure darkness. As an opener the album is very promising and as mentioned earlier reminds us of the early days. It came as no surprise to find out that the album was mixed by Mike Fraser who previously worked with the band on Now, Diabolical in 2006. Deep Calleth Upon Deep sounds like the follow up album which should have happened after Now, Diabolical.

Recorded in the bands hometown in Oslo, Norway and Vancouver, Canada – Deep Calleth Upon Deep is not just a new SATYRICON release but a completely new reinvention of the band.  When speaking about this latest release Satyr stated “I think this is a totally different record. This is day one of a new chapter,”   Speaking more depth Satyr went on to say that when approaching this record, he kept in mind that when thinking of creating something new he also thought about if it was his last ever record.  If this was to be the last record, Satyr explained it would have to be something special – And what an offering it is to take fans back to the early sound of band where it all began in 1991 in Oslo, Norway.  The band went on to  describe Deep Calleth Upon Deep  as “really, really dark and very spiritual and filled with confidence and energy.”

We agree after listening to this album that SATYRICON have returned to the scene with renewed intensity and with creativity at an all-time high. Deep calleth upon Deep will inevitably restore the band to their rightful position as one of metal’s most distinctive and undeniable acts

Notable stand out tracks on the band include the title track Deep Calleth Upon Deep, the second single which the band released via their Facebook page yesterday To Your Brethren In The Dark, Midnight Serpent and the closing track Burial RiteBurial Rite in particular is the perfect ending a strong release from the band with pounding beats from Frost and catchy guitar riffs from Satyr. The track showcases the bands more progressive and experimental approach which is apparent throughout as the band touch on a more raw, true and old school black metal sound while supported by excellent production and mixing from Mike Fraser.


Written by: David Bell

Rating: 9/10


SATYRICON will return to the stage supporting Deep Calleth Upon Deep on September 24th in Hamburg, Germany

Tour Dates:


24.09.17 DE – Hamburg / Grünspan

25.09.17 DE – Essen / Turock

26.09.17 NL – Tilburg – 013

27.09.17 BE – Vosselaar / Biebob

29.09.17 UK – London / Heaven

30.09.17 FR – Paris / La Maroquinerie

01.10.17 FR – Nantes – MJC De Reze

02.10.17 FR – Toulouse / Le Metronum

04.10.17 ES – Madrid / Sala But

05.10.17 ES – Barcelona / Razzamatazz

06.10.17 FR – Montpellier / Rockstore

07.10.17 IT – Bologna / Zona Roveri

09.10.17 CH – Zurich / Dynamo

10.10.17 DE – Munich / Backstage Halle

11.10.17 AT – Vienna / Szene

12.10.17 CZ – Prague / Akropolis

14.10.17 PL – Krakow / Kwadrat

15.10.17 PL – Warsaw / Progresja

16.10.17 DE – Berlin / SO36

17.10.17 DK – Copenhagen / Pumpehuset

19.10.17 DK – Aarhus / Train

20.10.17 SE – Gotherburg / Pustervik

21.10.17 SE – Stockholm / Klubben

31.10.17 MX – Guadalajara / C3 Stage

01.11.17 MX – Mexico City / Circo Volador

02.11.17 CR – San Jose / Pepper’s Club

07.11.17 CL – Santiago / Blondie

08.11.17 AR – Buenos Aires / Uniclub

10.11.17 BR – Belo Horizonte / Stonehenge

11.11.17 BR – Sao Paulo / Clash Club

12.11.17 BR – Rio De Janeiro / Teatro Oddiseia

22.11.17 NO – Molde / Gamle Kulturset

23.11.17 NO – Trondheim / Byscenen
24.11.17 NO – Oslo / Sentrum Scene
25.11.17 NO – Tromso / Driv

29.11.17 NO – Bergen / Hulen

30.11.17 NO – Stavanger / Folken

01.12.17 NO – Kristiansand / Kick

02.12.17 NO – Hamar / Gregers


SATYRICON Deep Calleth Upon Deep is out September 22nd 2017 through the Napalm Records.  We think that all old and new fans will enjoy picking up this album and attending the bands upcoming shows.

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