Rebel Extravaganza

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Rebel Extravaganza
Studio album by Satyricon
Released 1999
Recorded March–April 1999
Genre Black metal
Length 1:00:34
Label Moonfog
Satyricon chronology
Intermezzo II
(1999)
Rebel Extravaganza
(1999)
Volcano
(2002)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Chronicles of Chaos 9/10[2]

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."[3]

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."[4]

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".[5]

Track listing[edit]

  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
position
Finnish Albums Chart 27[6]
Norwegian Albums Chart 32[7]

Credits[edit]

Satyricon
  • Satyr (Sigurd Wongraven) – vocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards
  • Frost (Kjetil-Vidar Haraldstad) – drums
Session musicians
  • Anders Oddenlead 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"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mathew, Leslie. "Rebel Extravaganza - Satyricon : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Azevedo, Pedro (10 December 1999). "CoC : Satyricon - Rebel Extravaganza : Review". Chronicles of Chaos. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Atkinson, Peter. "Interview with Satyr". Satyricon official website. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Zawislanski, Andrew (May 2006). "Satyricon". Tartarean Desire. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Satyricon. "Satyricon". satyricon.no. Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "finnishcharts.com - Finnish charts portal". finnishcharts.com. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  7. ^ "norwegiancharts.com - Norwegian charts portal". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 6 September 2012.