(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)
It seems today is the day for announcing final / farewell runs for some bands as Slayer started the day with such a revelation (here). Now we have the PR information coming in that Oslo’s black metal-infused legends Satyricon will return to U.S. shores for the final time this Spring.
The tour starts May 13th in Los Angeles, CA and runs through May 30th in Austin, TX with two stops in Canada. Inquisition will provide support on the tour and a complete list of dates can be found below. The run also includes a headline appearance at the Maryland Death Fest.
Satyricon will be trekking in support of their critically acclaimed latest release, “Deep Calleth Upon Deep“, which is out NOW from Napalm Records.
Satyricon vocalist Sigurd “Satyr” Wongraven was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. This is suspected to be a partial reason for the band’s imminent U.S. farewell, something Wongraven recently commented on:
“As our U.S fans will have noticed, we haven’t toured there in nine years. There are many reasons for that. I like America and I like Americans, but unfortunately touring there has been a difficult chapter in the history of Satyricon. I can’t guarantee what the future holds, but we did not go on the last record, so I am hoping that one final headlining tour can be a good way of sharing some electric musical moments with our U.S fans, whom we love just as much as all our other fans across the world“
5/16: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
^Panzerfaust to support