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Satan

Formed: 1979
From: Newcastle, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Regrouped

Latest Satan News

Below is our complete Satan news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Satan Announces String Of Live Dates, Includes USA

U.K. NWoBHM act Satan, who released the comeback album "Life Sentence" in 2013 (see review here), announced a string of live dates, which include North America - the first ones ever on this side of the pond.

Confirmed dates are as follows:

3/01 - Hambourg @ Hell Over Hammaburg - GER
3/08 - Santiago @ Evil Confrontation - CHILE
3/15 - Brescia @ Play it Loud - ITxs
4/05 - Helsinki @ PRKL Club - FI

4/11 - Brooklyn, NY @ Black Bear Bar - USA
4/12 - Montreal, QC @ Katacombes - CANADA
4/13 - Worcester, MA @ Ralph's Rock Diner - USA
4/14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie - USA
4/15 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter - USA
4/16 - Baltimore, MD @ The Metro Gallery -USA

5/09 - Wuustwezel @ Puntpop - BE
5/31 - Alvesta @ Muskel Rock - SW
6/20 - Clisson @ Hellfest - FR
8/09 - Dobriach @ Sauzipf Rocks - AT
8/10 - Derbyshire @ Bloodstock open air - UK
8/30 - Bergen @ Beyond the Gates - NO

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Rotting Christ Added To Bloodstock Lineup

Bloodstock has added three headliners to the Sophie Lancaster stage: Rotting Christ, Sister Sin, and Satan.

A teaser trailer for the U.K. fest can be seen below, and this year's edition is set to take place on August 7th - 10th at Catton Park in Derbyshire. There are still many more bands to be announced, and the current lineup is as follows:

Ronnie James Dio stage
DOWN, EMPEROR, MEGADETH, CARCASS, CHILDREN OF BODOM, SAXON, LACUNA COIL, OBITUARY, FLOTSAM & JETSAM, CROWBAR, PRIMORDIAL, LACUNA COIL, PRONG, DECAPITATED, BIOHAZARD, REVAMP, ORPHANED LAND, ABORTED, EVIL SCARECROW

Sophie Lancaster Stage
ROTTING CHRIST, SISTER SIN, SATAN More...

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Satan Posts New Album Online For Streaming

New Wave Of British Heavy Metal veterans Satan have posted their entire new album, "Life Sentence" online for streaming. Y

ou can check it out by heading over to the official website of Terrorizer magazine.

The album will hit shelves in Europe on April 29th, with a North American release date of May 21st to follow. This will be the band's first album under the Satan moniker since 1987's, "Suspended Sentence," and their first album since the group released the 1998 record "Unity" under the name Pariah.

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Satan Streaming New Track

Metal blog InvisibleOranges.com is in league with Satan for the exclusive premier of "Testimony," taken from the forthcoming album "Life Sentence" from the reunited NWOBHM legends. "Life Sentence" will be out in North America on April 29th via Listenable Records. Those eager for the sweet sounds of Satan can bide their time with the stream of "Testimony" posted at this location, or at Brooklyn Vegan's soundcloud page.

"Life Sentence" is Satan's first full-length since 1987's "Suspended Sentence." The new album will mark the 30th anniversary of the band's highly-acclaimed 1983 debut "Court In The Act." "Life Sentence" will also feature the same line-up that appeared on that now-classic piece of metal history.


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Satan Streaming New Song

Legendary British band Satan has released a brand new track off its forthcoming album "Life Sentence." The song, "Siege Mentality," is now streaming below. "Life Sentence," Satan's first full-length since 1987's "Suspended Sentence," will be available in North America on May 21st via Listenable Records. The album will mark the 30th anniversary of the band's highly-acclaimed 1983 debut "Court In The Act." "Life Sentence" will also feature the same line-up that appeared on that now-classic piece of metal history.

The cover art for the album was drawn by famed artist Eliran Kantor (Sodom, Testament, Hatebreed) and depicts a similar graphic concept as Court In The Act. Mixed by Dario Mollo at Damage Inc. studio in Italy and tracked late last year at First Avenue in Newcastle, "Life Sentence" is a very strong uptempo heavy metal album that will undoubtedly become a metal classic.

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Satan Reveals Album Artwork & Release Date

Metal legends Satan, featuring Skyclad guitarist Steve Ramsey and bassist Graeme English, have unveiled the artwork for the comeback album "Life Sentence." The album will drop on April 29, 2013 in Europe via Listenable Records with an undisclosed May date for the U.S.

The cover was created by artist Eliran Kantor (Testament/Hatebreed/Sodom) and depicts a similar concept as on the legendary 1983 debut LP "Court In The Act."

The track listing for "Life Sentence" is:

1. Time To Die
2. Twenty Twenty Five
3. Cenotaph
4. Siege Mentality
5. Incantations
6. Testimony
7. Tears of Blood
8. Life Sentence
9. Personal Demons
10. Another Universe More...

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Satan Comments On Upcoming Album

NWOBHM band Satan has acquired Dario Mollo to mix new album "Life Sentence." Mollo is part of Tony Martin's Headless Cross touring project and has worked with numerous artists as a producer and engineer, including Skyclad, Anathema, Cradle of Filth, and Glenn Hughes.

"Life Sentence" was recorded September - November 2012 at First Avenue Studios, Newcastle and is now being mixed and mastered by Mollo at Damage Inc. Studio in Italy for a March/April 2013 release via Listenable Records.

The band comments: "We're really happy to have Dario on board to mix the album. We've already had a few tracks back and they sound amazing. We wanted to capture the energy the band produce when playing live and we've done just that."

The "Life Sentence" track listing is as follows: More...

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Satan Signs With Listenable Records

Listenable Records has inked a pact with new wave of British heavy metal act Satan. The label issued the following statement:

"The band os currently in the studio putting the finishing touches to an album entirely of new material written over the last 18 months. This is the culmination of a process that began when the original ‘Court In The Act’ album line-up got together for an exclusive ‘one-off’ re-union show at Germany’s ‘KEEP IT TRUE’ Festival last year.

"This line-up had not performed together in 28 years! The band were somewhat overwhelmed with the response - 10 minutes into headliners ‘Crimson Glory’s set, the crowd could still be heard chanting Satan! Satan! Satan immediately booked more shows in Germany, Holland, Belgium, & London, and have since kept in close contact with each other, writing songs and making demos.

"The new album, to be titled ‘Life Sentence’ is scheduled for release March/April 2013. The full track listing is as follows: ‘Time To Die’ ‘Twenty Twenty Five’ ‘Cenotaph’ ‘Siege Mentality’ ‘Incantations’ ‘Testimony’ ‘Tears Of Blood’ ‘Life Sentence’ ‘Personal Demons’ ‘Another Universe’. Fittingly, this will mark the 30th anniversary of their greatly acclaimed debut ‘Court In The Act’." More...

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Satan And Witchfynde Announce London Show

Two New Wave Of British Heavy Metal veterans, Satan and Witchfynde, have announced that they will be teaming up together for a show at the Purple Turtle in Camden, North London on October 1st. The show is in support of two compilation albums released by Satan this year, "Into The Fire/Kiss Of Death" and "The Early Demos." More information about the show will be revealed once it becomes available.

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Satan's Classic Debut Album To Be Reissued

Metal Mind Productions has announced the reissued of NWOBHM power thrash band Satan's debut release, "Court In The Act."

Satan is one of the most important groups that emerged in the early NWOBHM era. Their unique mixture of heavy and power metal spirit with thrash riffage brought a handful of unforgettable tunes and revolutionized heavy music as we know it. "Court in the Act" is their debut release and in the same time their highlight, containing ten tracks (including the intro) and over 40 minutes of music that was absolutely groundbreaking for a 1983 release. Satan managed to come up with a sound that was way ahead of their own time. The songs were melodic, but in the same time very aggressive – a sign of an upcoming revolution. Both guitarists, Russ Tippins and Steve Ramsey, delivered an amazing performance – although their styles were completely different, the duo managed to perfectly balance their playing and introduce a handful of timeless riffs and solos. The best example of the band's impressive guitar virtuosity can be heard in the sharp and heavy tune "Break Free," which features a dazzling 3-minute solo. Other highlights include the intensive "No Turning Back," the atmospheric "Alone in the Docks," and the epic instrumental track "Ritual."

"Court in the Act" remains one of Satan's best releases, as well as one of the most unappreciated – even though the album hit the stores immediately before the thrash metal explosion, being somewhat a pioneer on the scene, it failed to gain the proper popularity it deserved. Most critics claim that this LP was just a bit too much for the average listener in 1983, when even such bands as Judas Priest and Iron Maiden played music nowhere near as dynamic and aggressive as Satan.

Now, thanks to this exclusive re-edition of "Court in the Act", you can once again experience one of the best releases in the history of metal. The new digipack edition includes 3 bonus tracks and is digitally remastered using 24-Bit process on a golden disc, and limited to numerated 1000 copies. Metal Mind Productions will release the album on November 24th in Europe and January 20, 2009 in the USA (via MVD).

Here is the tracklisting for Satan's reissue of "Court In The Act": More...

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Satan Perform Live For First Time In 20 Years

A bunch of photos from legendary NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) band SATAN's one-off reunion show Friday (August 6) at Germany's Wacken Open Air festival have been posted online at this location (courtesy of Germany's Bright-Eyes.de).

SATAN's classic "Court In The Act" lineup (including BLITZKRIEG singer Brian Ross and SKYCLAD's Graeme English and Steve Ramsey) performed together at Wacken for the first time since 1984. A live recording from the group's early days, entitled "Live in the Act", is tentatively scheduled to be released later in the year.

In related news, BLIND FURY's only album, "Out of Reach" (1985), was re-released by Majestic Rock in early June. BLIND FURY was essentially SATAN with a different singer (Lou Taylor - vocals, Steve Ramsey - guitar, Russ Tippins - guitar, Graeme English - bass, Sean Taylor - drums).

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