ANTHRAX’s FRANK BELLO Performs With SATYRICON For The First Time (Video)

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On Thursday, June 6, ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello made his live debut with Norwegian black metal veterans SATYRICON at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden.

Bello is performing as the bassist for SATYRICON during their summer 2024 European festival tour, which includes appearances at Mystic Festival in Poland, Hellfest in France, and Tons Of Rock in Norway.

When Bello‘s addition to SATYRICON‘s touring lineup was first announced on May 27, SATYRICON shared in an online post: “There is smoke in the chimney at the SATYRICON HQ every day. Next week we will fire up the engine again, starting at Sweden Rock and Mystic Festival. From there we go to HellfestTons Of RockARTmania Festival, Grieghallen/Beyond The Gates (two nights in a row),Brutal AssaultHellsinki Metal FestivalAlcatraz FestivalBloodstock Open Air and finally Næstved Metal Fest. In November we come to Latin America.

“As you can imagine, we look immensely forward to seeing all SATYRICON Ultras across the world again.

“If we’re not playing anywhere near you, maybe you will travel to see us, if not we will meet later some day. This is going to be THE summer!”

In April and early May, Frank Bello missed ANTHRAX‘s South American tour and two U.S. festival dates due to “personal reasons.” During his absence, ANTHRAX founding member and original bassist Dan Lilker stepped in, marking his first performance with the band in 40 years.

In a recent interview with Finland’s Chaoszine, Lilker was asked about the announcement that Bello would be playing a few festival shows with SATYRICON this summer and whether this indicated that Dan might perform more gigs with ANTHRAX in the future, to which he responded: “I think it’s only that because ANTHRAX had no plans in the summer anyway. They weren’t doing all the Euro fests or anything. So, during the summer, everybody in ANTHRAX would go do something else. So, I think Frank had that plan anyway. So it’s funny, because SATYRICON are old friends of mine from the Norwegian scene. Scott had told me, though, that Frank might do something like that. And I, of course, was surprised, but I think SATYRICON has changed from the very grim, dark stuff to more kind of like dark rock and roll. So I think that’s cool. And I think he’ll be great with that. He’s a great bass player.”