Rebel Extravaganza

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Rebel Extravaganza
Rebel - satyricon.jpg
Studio album by Satyricon
Released September 6, 1999
Recorded March–April 1999
Studio Ambience Studios, Oslo, Norway
Genre Black metal, heavy metal
Length 60:34
Label Moonfog
Producer Satyr
Satyricon chronology
Intermezzo II
(1999)Intermezzo II1999
Rebel Extravaganza
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.


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]

All tracks written by Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven.

No. 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.


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.


Chart (1999) Peak
Finnish Albums Chart 27[6]
Norwegian Albums Chart 32[7]


  • 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"


  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.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ Zawislanski, Andrew (May 2006). "Satyricon". Tartarean Desire. Retrieved 1 June 2013.  External link in |work= (help)
  5. ^ Satyricon. "Satyricon". Retrieved 1 October 2012. 
  6. ^ " - Finnish charts portal". Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  7. ^ " - Norwegian charts portal". Retrieved 6 September 2012.