The Age of Nero

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The Age of Nero
Studio album by Satyricon
Released 3 November 2008
Recorded May 2008 at Sound City studios, Van Nuys, California, United States
Genre Black metal
Length 42:43
Label Roadrunner
Producer Satyr
Satyricon chronology
My Skin Is Cold
(2008)
The Age of Nero
(2008)
Satyricon
(2013)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3.5/5 stars[1]
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Chronicles of Chaos 8.5/10[3]

The Age of Nero is the seventh studio album by Norwegian black metal band Satyricon. It was released on 3 November 2008, through Roadrunner Records. The release was backed by a full European headlining tour opening in Stavanger, Norway on 12 November and ending in Hamburg, Germany on 20 December.[citation needed]

Background[edit]

Most of the album was written in a forest cabin, with the collaboration of Snorre Ruch (Thorns).[4] It was recorded in part at Sound City studios in Van Nuys, California, the place where Metallica had recorded Death Magnetic.[citation needed]

On 6 October 2008, the first single, "Black Crow on a Tombstone", was released for online streaming at Roadrunner Records' UK website.[5]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven

No. Title Length
1. "Commando"   4:29
2. "The Wolfpack"   4:05
3. "Black Crow on a Tombstone"   3:52
4. "Die By My Hand"   7:07
5. "My Skin Is Cold" (album version) 5:15
6. "The Sign of the Trident"   6:58
7. "Last Man Standing"   3:40
8. "Den Siste" ("The Last") 7:24

Personnel[edit]

Satyricon[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Snorre Ruch – guitars
  • Windhfyr – keyboards, choir on tracks 1-4
  • Erik Ljunggren – additional effects
  • Victor Brandt – bass guitar
  • Eirik Devold, Terje Midtgård, Øivind Westby – trombone
  • Thomas Røisland – tuba
  • Andrew John Smith – choir on tracks 1-4
  • Arild Rohde – choir on tracks 1-4
  • Bjørn Bugge – choir on tracks 1-4
  • Christian Lyder Marstrander – choir on tracks 1-4
  • Kjell Viig – choir on tracks 1-4
  • Sturla Flem Rinvik – choir on tracks 1-4

Production[edit]

  • Snorre Ruch – arrangement
  • Joe Barresi – engineering, mixing
  • Josh Smith – engineering
  • Lars Klokkerhuag – engineering
  • Erik Ljunggren – engineering
  • Rail Jon Rogut – engineering
  • Jun Murakawa – mixing assistance
  • Brian Gardner – mastering

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Finnish Albums Chart 30[6]
French Albums Chart 136[7]
German Albums Chart 73[8]
Norwegian Albums Chart 5[9]
Swedish Albums Chart 26[10]
U.S. Top Heatseekers Chart 18[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bowar, Chad. "Satyricon The Age of Nero Review - Review of The Age of Nero by Satyricon". About.com. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "The Age of Nero - Satyricon : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards : AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Smit, Jackie (31 August 2012). "CoC : Satyricon - The Age of Nero : Review". 
  4. ^ "Satyricon - The Age of Nero - Roadrunner Records UK". roadrunnerrecords.co.uk. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Satyricon Stream Upcoming Single 'Black Crow on a Tombstone' - Roadrunner Records UK". roadrunnerrecords.co.uk. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "finnishcharts.com - Finnish charts portal". finnishcharts.com. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "lescharts.com - Les charts français". lescharts.com. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Blabbermouth.net - Satyricon Drummer Comments on Bassist Split, Temporary Replacement; Video Available". Blabbermouth.net. 14 April 2009. Archived from the original on 25 April 2009. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  9. ^ "norwegiancharts.com - Norwegian charts portal". norwegiancharts.com. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "swedishcharts.com - Swedish Charts Portal". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "billboard.com - Billboard Charts Portal". billboard.com. Retrieved 5 June 2013.