We Made Some Improvements To The New Satyricon Album Art



Norwegian black metallers Satyricon will be making their return with the release of their new album Deep Calleth Upon Deep on September 22nd via Napalm Records. The recent buzz about the album is less about the music and more about the album’s art. It’s…different.


That is probably not what most people were expecting from a new Satyricon album, but then again, it’s better than some of their previous output. On the one hand, it’s different from most black metal album art. All the white makes it stand out among the spooky, scary images and black on black color scheme. It’s definitely better than anything I can do. On the other hand, it looks like a sketch you’d find in the back of a spiral notebook. Some think it looks great, others not so much.

The art is actually a 1898 drawing by famous Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. If his name doesn’t ring a bell, making a gander at his painting will. Does that change your opinion of the art knowing who did it? I’ll leave that up to you to decide.

Regardless, we’d thought we try to make some changes and improvements to the album art. Take a look.

What do you think? Better or worse? Post your own improvements in the comments.

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  • Lacertilian
    • Janitor Jim Duggan

      I love this. I love this so much.

    • Holy shit

    • The Arm(KJM)

      Featured comment!

  • Howard Dean
  • Señor Jefe El Rossover

    Dark Medieval Times has a perfect album cover.

    • Howard Dean

      “And perfect production!”

      -Jimmy McNulty

    • TheGranulatingDarkSatanicMilfs

      One time I was at a tattoo parlor and this guy was getting the artwork of DMT on his arm and it looked fucking sweet.

      • Señor Jefe El Rossover

        Damn! That’s dedication!

        • TheGranulatingDarkSatanicMilfs

          The artist did a great job on that guy’s arm. I almost asked to get it done on myself

    • Óðinn

      True. It still makes me laugh to this day. One of the nerdiest things to ever happen.

    • Howard Dean

      Yeah, I agree. That album art is classic. It’s pretty much a perfect representation of great second wave album covers. You either had the black and white snapshot of band members in corpse paint (Darkthrone, Fimbulwinter, etc_, or you did the gnarly artwork a la DMT, Det Som Engang Var, Hvis lyset tar oss, In the Nighside Eclipse, For All Tid, etc.

      • Señor Jefe El Rossover

        Exactly, and DMT’s art is a great representation of the music within.

      • Zeke

        I think it looks like a 15 year old drew it. that knight isridiculous. I like shadowthrone’s cover much more

        • Howard Dean

          For real, homie? Shadowthrone looks like a poopy sandwich made with Satyr’s own mudbutt (after eating 4-5 purple Peeps):


          • ME GORAK™✓ᶜᵃᵛᵉᵐᵃⁿ


          • Zeke

            I dig pictures like that better than funny drawings. I also don’t really like those necrolord covers; they all look so cheesy to me. I actually think my favorite 2nd wave covers might be hvist and the burzum debut

          • TheGranulatingDarkSatanicMilfs

            Those two were drawn by the same lady that did the DMT cover

          • Zeke

            Really, the burzum cover is a very different style. DMT is so cartoonish

  • Franklin, get down from there.

  • Howard Dean

    Speaking of album art: How long until those new images of Jupiter’s Big Red Spot get used on an album cover?


  • TheGranulatingDarkSatanicMilfs

    Satyr’s wife is fucking hot

    • Howard Dean

      Which is remarkable, ’cause he’s a pretty fugly dude. Black metal swag must work its charm much better in Norway than in North America.

      • TheGranulatingDarkSatanicMilfs

        Definitely. Satyricon is fucking huge in their homeland. They are even invited to play at sporting events (while America won’t even get Metallica to perform at the Super Bowl). Plus I’ve heard his wine is quite popular in Europe, so the guy must be rich enough to get himself a banging hot wife


      • Óðinn

        Also, the hot women to fugly dude ratio is way different there.

        • PostBlackenedWhaleGaze

          That’s cause back in the 10th century Vikings only took back the hot women from the places they plundered and left and/or most likely killed the ugly ones

  • Doc Torluv

    Looking at that cover instantly brought to mind the following song. A big difference in style, but listen while looking at that art and tell me if I’m off my rocker:


  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    Outlaw Metal Alpha and Franklin take the cake for me

    • Gromit Burger

      Watain has probably already stolen it for it their next album!

  • There’s no way I could beat those last three. 10/10

    • TheGranulatingDarkSatanicMilfs

      The Labonte one needs moar AK-47s and Mountain Dew logos

  • Count_Breznak
  • Óðinn

    Here you go. FTFY. Now it’s exactly the same as every other Black Metal album cover. Problem solved.