Do you think that Satyricon and other Black Metal bands have been influenced by Industrial in recent years?
Not to a large extent. I don’t hear as much of an Industrial influence in Satyricon’s music, for instance. 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. So I would say to a very small extent. I wanted to ask you about the name Satyricon and if you’re a fan of the Petronius book. I wouldn’t call myself a fan. I started reading the book several years ago, [but then] the copy was lost and I don’t know where it is, so I never finished it. I remember it dealt with decadence in ancient Rome under the government of Emperor Nero. I’ve also seen the Fellini movie, and it’s a very interesting story. But how connected it is to the band name, I don’t know. It was the former guitar player of the band who came up with the moniker, and in a way he didn’t want to reveal his intentions with the name, he preferred to be a little bit mystical about it. But the band fel