Sigurd Wongraven

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Satyr
Satyr live at Elbriot, 2018
Satyr live at Elbriot, 2018
Background information
Birth nameSigurd Wongraven
Also known asSatyr
Born (1975-11-28) 28 November 1975 (age 45)
OriginOslo, Norway
GenresBlack metal, dungeon synth, ambient
Occupation(s)Musician
Songwriter
Producer
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, harmonica
Years active1991-present
Associated actsSatyricon
Storm
Wongraven
Black Diamond Brigade
Thorns

Satyr (born Sigurd Wongraven on 28 November 1975) is the vocalist, lead and rhythm guitarist, bassist, and keyboardist for the Norwegian black metal band Satyricon. In 2009 he started his own wine business Wongraven which he sold to Norwegian wine company Vingruppen while still operating the business by himself to this day.[1]

Musical career[edit]

Wongraven was a founding member of Satyricon (although the band had been around for a short length of time as Eczema without him) and have so far released nine albums, two demos, and a live DVD. He has also contributed to other bands such as Darkthrone, Eibon, Storm, Thorns, Black Diamond Brigade and Wongraven. About black metal, he stated "It, black metal, doesn't necessarily have to be all satanic as long as it's dark."[2] He has recently been endorsed by ESP Guitars.[3]

Health[edit]

Wongraven was diagnosed with a brain tumor in late September/early October 2015, which he says does not need to be removed surgically, "as long as it does not grow bigger."[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blabbermouth reporting on Wongraven Wines being sold to Vingruppen". 7 July 2020.
  2. ^ Rockworld TV - Live Web TV, Sky Channel 368 - Murder Music - Black metal Archived 2009-08-28 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20081221133256/http://espguitars.com/news/news_satyr.html
  4. ^ "SATYRICON Frontman SATYR Diagnosed with Brain Tumor". 5 October 2015.

External links[edit]

New title Vocalist for Satyricon
Guitarist for Satyricon
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since 1990
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Vocalist for Storm
Guitarist for Storm
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1993–1995
Disbanded
Vocalist for Wongraven
Guitarist for Wongraven
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since 1994
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Preceded by
Samoth
Bassist for Satyricon
since 1996
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Vocalist for Thorns
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1998–2000
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Aldrahn
New title Guitarist for Black Diamond Brigade
2003
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