Legendary NWOBHM band SATAN will kick off its first U.S. tour tonight at Black Bear Bar in Brooklyn, New York. The influential Trad Metal pioneers will spend the next six days gracing North American stages in support of their 2013 comeback album, Life Sentence. Dates are as follows:
4/11 – Brooklyn, NY @ Black Bear Bar
4/12 – Montreal, QC @ Katacombes
4/13 – Worcester, MA @ Ralph’s Rock Diner
4/14 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
4/15 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
4/16 – Baltimore, MD @ The Metro Gallery
SATAN is a heavy metal band originating from Newcastle, England in 1980, known as part of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement. Though generally obscure throughout their career, the band is considered influential for playing a form of proto-thrash metal that was fairly advanced by the standards of the early 1980s.
Their 1983 debut album, Court In The Act, is now widely acclaimed and regarded by many as the pinnacle of their career, during which the band’s line-up underwent a number of personnel changes and even changes in band name, releasing albums under the name of BLIND FURY and PARIAH, before folding in 1990. Guitarist Steve Ramsey and bassist Graeme English went on to found folk metal band SKYCLAD, while vocalist Brian Ross reformed his original band BLITZKRIEG.
SATAN remained inactive until re-assembling for a one-off gig at Germany’s Wacken Open Air in 2004, and finally reunited in their original Court In The Act line-up for 2011’s Keep It True festival. The band performed at several european festivals in 2011 and 2012 and have announced more festival shows and even a new album for 2013, to mark the 30th anniversary of Court In The Act‘s release. Bow to your knees, SATAN was back with its new album Life Sentence, released in April 2013 on Listenable Records.
Life Sentence was featured on many a “Best Of 2013″ lists, and has been heralded as one of the best comeback album of the decade.
“The 80s NWOBHM legends return with an absolute beast of a comeback” – Metal Hammer
Footage of SATAN performing “Cenotaph” at last year’s Live Evil Fest in London is now playing at this location.
Brian Ross – vocals
Steve Ramsey – Guitar
Russ Tippins – Guitar
Graeme English – Bass
Sean Taylor – Drums
(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)
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LONG LIVE SATAN.
LONG LIVE METAL.