Anno Satana

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"Anno Satana"
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Single by The Smashing Pumpkins
ReleasedOctober 9, 2020
Studio sessionsApril-August 2019 – Pumpkinland II
Length3:52
Songwriter(s)Billy Corgan
Producer(s)Billy Corgan
The Smashing Pumpkins singles chronology
"Confessions of a Dopamine Addict"
(2020)
"Anno Satana"
(2020)
"Ramona"
(2020)

"Anno Satana" is the third single from The Smashing Pumpkins' eleventh studio album, CYR, released with "Birch Grove" as an accompanying A-side. The music video was released on October 9, 2020 as part of the In Ashes animated series written by Billy Corgan.

Consequence called "Anno Satana" a "thunderous" new wave song, and praised the "glacial bath of synths" of the accompanying "Birch Grove", adding that both songs demand re-listens.[1]

Videos[edit | edit source]

Official music video, from In Ashes

The music video for "Anno Satana" served as episode 3 of the In Ashes animated series. In this episode, entitled "I'm In Love With Your God" (the main lyric on "Purple Blood"), the two of the main protagonists stumble upon a cult-style ritual taking place in the woods, where they are captured. They follow the dance moves of the antagonists, and the situation grows more tense putting the two in seeming peril.[2]

Live solo acoustic version, February 7, 2022

Lyrics[edit | edit source]

Oh, did you know I'm a wanted man?
Steeped in black, where the sun won't pass
I never needed anyone, no-oh
I never needed anyone, no-oh

Young hearts must flame
Hell must roil
And feeling this all and all that surrounds you
It's I who admits he'll lie in wait

Lord knows I've been gunning fast, oh
On seven's six, low on thirteen black
I never needed anyone, no-oh-oh
I never needed anyone, no-oh-oh

Saturn curdles sleep
Death will change a heart
I'm feeling this all and all that surrounds you
It's I who admits he'll lie in wait

Strike earth, ply name
Rend sulfur to sage
I'm feeling this all and all that surrounds you
Here he comes, here comes a wanted man
So step back, where the word don't last
I never needed anyone, no-oh-oh
I never needed anyone, no-no-no

Young hearts will change
Hell will have its roil
And feeling this all and all that surrounds you
It's I who admits he'll lie in wait

Track listing[edit | edit source]

No.TitleLength
1."Anno Satana"3:49
2."Birch Grove"3:16

Release history[edit | edit source]

Released Label Catalog ID Format Country External sites
October 9, 2020 Sumerian Digital Worldwide Discogs MusicBrainz [1]
More releases: MusicBrainz

Additional personnel[edit | edit source]

Availability

TitleType
CYRStudio
CYR SinglesCompilation

Tour stats

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Roffman, Michael. "The Smashing Pumpkins Share New Songs "Anno Satana" and "Birch Grove": Stream". Retrieved October 8, 2021.
  2. Legaspi, Althea. "Smashing Pumpkins Drop New 'Cyr' Songs 'Anno Satana,' 'Birch Grove'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved October 8, 2021.