Rebel Extravaganza
Rebel Extravaganza
Album info
ReleaseSeptember 6, 1999
RecordedMarch–April 1999 at Ambience Studios
GenreBlack metal

Rebel Extravaganza is the fourth studio album by Norwegian black metal band Satyricon. It was released in 1999, through Moonfog Productions.

Background Edit

Satyr viewed Rebel Extravaganza as an album that embodies both inhuman and anti-human characteristics: "The lyrics are very misanthropic and I feel the album itself is quite cold and cynical. It's not that emotional, it's more lifeless in a way."[1]

While the album incorporates industrial elements, Frost contended that this aspect of the album has been overblown: "I don't hear as much of an industrial influence in Satyricon's music...I know that several people found Rebel Extravaganza to have lots of industrial qualities and influences, but I can hear them in very few places, not dominating the album in any way."[2]

On the album, the band have commented that black metal "had come to a point where romance and bloodsucking seemed more important than darkness and extremity".[3]

Track listing Edit

# Track title Length
1. "Tied in Bronze Chains" 10:56
2. "Filthgrinder" 6:39
3. "Rhapsody in Filth" 1:38
4. "Havoc Vulture" 6:45
5. "Prime Evil Renaissance" 6:13
6. "Supersonic Journey" 7:49
7. "End of Journey" 2:18
8. "A Moment of Clarity" 6:40
9. "Down South, Up North" 1:13
10. "The Scorn Torrent" 10:23
Note: The CD has a hidden intro at position "0", accessible by rewinding the CD from the start.

Release Edit

Rebel Extravaganza was also released on Nuclear Blast (CD and vinyl) and Spinefarm Records in 1999 under license. It was re-released in 2006 by Nuclear Blast as a Deluxe Edition, with the tracks from Intermezzo II as a bonus.

Charts Edit

Chart (1999) Peak
Finnish Albums Chart 27[4]
Norwegian Albums Chart 32[5]

Credits Edit

  • Satyr (Sigurd Wongraven) – vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards
  • Frost (Kjetil-Vidar Haraldstad) – drums
Session musicians
  • Anders Odden – ead guitar on "Tied in Bronze Chains", rhythm guitar on "Tied in Bronze Chains", "Prime Evil Renaissance" and "Supersonic Journey"
  • Død (Daniel Olaisen) – riff contribution on "Tied in Bronze Chains" and "Havoc Vulture"
  • S. W. Krupp (Snorre Westvold Ruch) – guitar on "Filthgrinder", "A Moment of Clarity" and "The Scorn Torrent", riff contribution on "Havoc Vulture"
  • Fenriz (Leif Gylve Nagell) – percussion on "Havoc Vulture" and "Prime Evil Renaissance"
  • Lasse Hafreager (Lars A. Hafreager) – Hammond organ on "Havoc Vulture"
  • Gerlioz (Geir Bratland) – synthesizer on "Supersonic Journey"
  • Bjørn Boge – fretless bass guitar on "The Scorn Torrent"
  • Stelbis – choir vocals on "Down South, Up North"
  • Satyr - producer, mixing, mastering, art direction, effects
  • Mike Hartung - engineering, mixing, effects
  • Marcel Lelienhoff - photography
  • Espen Berg - mastering
  • S.W. Krupp - effects
  • Ra - effects

References Edit

  1. Atkinson, Peter. Interview with Satyr. Satyricon official website. Retrieved on 1 June 2013.
  2. Zawislanski, Andrew (May 2006). Satyricon. Tartarean Desire. Retrieved on 1 June 2013.
  3. Satyricon. Satyricon. Retrieved on 1 October 2012.
  4. - Finnish charts portal. Retrieved on 6 September 2012.
  5. - Norwegian charts portal. Retrieved on 6 September 2012.

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