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Terrorizer

Formed: 1987
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Terrorizer News

Below is our complete Terrorizer 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.

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New Metal Songs Arrive On The Rock Band Network

Rock Band lovin' metalheads on the hunt for more songs to play this weekend now have access to a few new offerings on the Rock Band Network. Xbox 360 players can now get these songs:

Deception of a Ghost - “American Terrorist” (160 MSP)
Our Last Enemy - “10,000 Headless Horses” (160 MSP)
Terrorizer - “Hordes of Zombies” (160 MSP)

PS3 players will instead have these songs on 2/26/2013 (North America) and 2/27/2013 (Europe):

Emmure - "Cross Over Attack" ($1.99)
A Plea for Purging - "Heart of a Child" ($0.99)
His Statue Falls - "Jasmin W Knows How to Mosh" ($1.99)

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Cynic And Nightrage Come To The Rock Band Network

After a few disappointing weeks on the metal front, there's finally some new heavy music to get excited about this weekend on the Rock Band Network. These three new songs are now available for the Xbox 360 edition of the game:

Cynic – “Evolutionary Sleeper” (160 MSP)
Nightrage – “So Far Away / Delirium Of The Fallen (2x Bass Pedal)” (160 MSP)
Terrorizer – “Subterfuge” (160 MSP)

On Tuesday, 7/17/2012 (North America) and 7/18/2012 (Europe) the PS3 version of the game also gets the following track:

Asking Alexandria – “Reckless & Relentless” ($1.99)

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Terrorizer Posts New Music Video

U.S. grindcore/death metal band Terrorizer posted a new music video for the title track of the band's comeback LP "Hordes Of Zombies." The album is the first in six years for the band and the is now available through Season of Mist Records.

The track listing for "Hordes of Zombies" is as follows:

1. Intro
2. Hordes of Zombies
3. Ignorance and Apathy
4. Subterfuge
5. Evolving Era
6. Radiation Syndrome
7. Flesh to Dust
8. Generation Chaos
9. Broken Mirrors
10. Prospect of Oblivion
11. Malevolent Ghosts
12. Forward to Annihilation
13. State of Mind
14. A Dying Breed

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Terrorizer Streaming New Song

U.S. grindcore/death metal band Terrorizer is streaming the new track "Subterfuge" from the forthcoming LP "Hordes Of Zombies." The album is the first in six years for the band and the new LP will drop on February 24, 2012 through Season of Mist Records.

The track listing for "Hordes of Zombies" is as follows:

1. Intro
2. Hordes of Zombies
3. Ignorance and Apathy
4. Subterfuge
5. Evolving Era
6. Radiation Syndrome
7. Flesh to Dust
8. Generation Chaos
9. Broken Mirrors
10. Prospect of Oblivion
11. Malevolent Ghosts
12. Forward to Annihilation
13. State of Mind
14. A Dying Breed

Check out "Subterfuge" here:

TERRORIZER - Subterfuge by Season of Mist

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Terrorizer Reveals "Hordes Of Zombies" Details

L.A. grindcore act Terrorizer has revealed the cover artwork for the band's new album "Hordes of Zombies," which can be viewed below. "Hordes of Zombies" is set for release on February 24th (28th in North America), and has the following track listing:

1. Intro
2. Hordes of Zombies
3. Ignorance and Apathy
4. Subterfuge
5. Evolving Era
6. Radiation Syndrome
7. Flesh to Dust
8. Generation Chaos
9. Broken Mirrors
10. Prospect of Oblivion
11. Malevolent Ghosts
12. Forward to Annihilation
13. State of Mind
14. A Dying Breed

Terrorizer was also covered earlier this year in our "Sunday Old School" column, which can be found at this location.

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Terrorizer Completes New Album

U.S. grindcore legends Terrorizer recently completed their new album. This third manifesto of face-melting brutal metal is entitled "Hordes of Zombies" and has been scheduled for a February 24th (Feb. 28th in North America), 2012 release through Season of Mist. The record label commented on Terrorizer:

"The band's line-up features the dark lord of metal David Vincent (Morbid Angel) on bass. He's back to continue the onslaught he began with Terrorizer's debut album masterpiece 'World Downfall.' Commando Pete Sandoval remains dug into position on drums, blasting out armor-piercing beats and defending his territory as one of the most brutal drummers alive.

"Wolf, aka Anthony Rezhawk (Resistant Culture), the vocalist on the previous album release 'Darker Days Ahead,' returns for his second menacing oration of dark politicized prophecies about the apocalyptic near future. On guitar, it is the great honor of Katina Culture (Resistant Culture) to shred in place of the late Jesse Pintado, who is still felt to be in the band in heart and spirit. She is attempted to do justice to Jesse's frantic, yet precise tornado of riffing while adding her own style to the mix of sonic wreckage."

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Sunday Old School: Terrorizer

There are some bands who continue for decades, never making a splash of any kind in their respective genres, then there are bands who earn instant legendary status. Terrorizer would, and should, be classified in the latter. The band formed in 1986 by guitarist Jesse Pintado, along with Nausea vocalist Oscar Garcia and rhythm section Pete Sandoval and Dave Vincent. At the time of formation, Garcia was still busy with Nausea and Sandoval and Vincent were also busy with another death metal band named, Morbid Angel, which may have proved time consuming and a factor in Terrorizer taking time to release a full length record. Nevertheless, in 1989, the band finally did release their debut album, "World Downfall," which was almost immediately hailed as a classic in the field of grindcore, earning it comparisons to the classic Slayer album, "Reign In Blood." The record was notable for it's album cover, which like the debut full length from fellow grindcore legends, Napalm Death, featured something of a socially active collage, including pictures of corpses, nuclear power stations and Islamic extemists, topped off by the eye catching centre piece of Jesus Christ. Although it was a Terrorizer album, almost one third of the material was actually written by Nausea, not that that stopped Terrorizer from being championed as one of the best original bands in American grindcore.

Despite the unanimous praise, the band decided to fold later that year in order for Sandoval and Vincent to focus more on Morbid Angel and allowing Pintado to head overseas and join Napalm Death, as well as becoming a member of extreme metal group Brujeria in 2000. After leaving Napalm Death in 2004, Pintado decided to bring back Terrorizer from it's fifteen year hiatus, with Pete Sandoval returning as the only other original member and brought with him Morbid Angel guitarist Tony Norman. The reactivated version of the group rounded out their lineup by recruiting Resistant Culture frontman, Anthony Rezhawk. Together the band began work on their second album, "Darker Days Ahead," which was finally released on August 22nd in 2006. The hype behind the album was sadly soon to be overshadowed however, as Pintado tragically passed away five days after the record's release in a Dutch hospital as a result of liver failure. Following the death of Pintado and the mixed reception "Darker Days Ahead" received, the group once again decided to call it a day.

The split proved to be a short lived one when in 2009, Terrorizer seemed to have once again risen from the ashes by posting a new demo online entitled, "Hordes Of Zombies." The comeback wasn't confirmed until two years later however, when the French record label, Season Of Mist announced that they had signed Terrorizer and that they would be releasing a brand new studio album in 2012, with Pintado's place taken by Resistant Culture guitar player, Katina Culture. Regardless of how the new album will sound, Terrorizer have been able to forge a legacy of outstanding grindcore despite a limited catalogue. "World Downfall" will always be remembered as one of the true classics in extreme music, and thanks to modern mediums like the internet and video game soundtracks (specifically Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost And Damned, which featured the song, "Fear Of Napalm,") the band will be etched in to the minds of extreme metal fans worldwide for years to come. More...

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Terrorizer To Release New Album

Legendary American grindcore outfit Terrorizer has announced that they will be returning to the metal scene soon with a brand new album, their first since 2006's, "Darker Days Ahead." The album will be released next year through French label, Season of Mist, whom the band have just signed a new deal with. This will mark the first Terrorizer album not to feature founding member Jesse Pintado, who passed away in 2006, during the same week "Darker Days Ahead" was released. Speaking on the new label and album, the band stated:

"We are happy to team up with SoM for the worldwide release of the next Terrorizer album! We are currently finishing the recordings and expect to mix down the record by the summer! We are also determined to finally bring Terrorizer on tour all over the globe to support the album's release."

The current Terrorizer lineup is as follows:

Anthony Rezhawk - Vocals
Katina Culture - Guitar
Dave Vincent - Bass
Pete Sandoval - Drums

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Goatwhore Track Appearing In Splatterhouse Game

Goatwhore's "Apocalyptic Havoc" has been confirmed for the soundtrack for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game Splatterhouse. Additional details on the game can be found here. The Splatterhouse in game soundtrack includes:

Goatwhore – "Apocalyptic Havoc"
The Accused – "Pounding Nails"
ASG – "Dream Song"
Cavalera Conspiracy – "Must Kill"
Five Finger Death Punch – "Dying Breed"
The Haunted – "Hollow Ground"
High On Fire - "Fire, Flood & Plague"
Invisible Enemies – "Dead Eyes"
Lamb of God – "Walk With Me in Hell"
Mastodon – "Blood and Thunder"
Municipal Waste – "Rigorous Vengeance"
Mutant Supremacy – "Morbid Dismemberment"
Terrorizer – "Dead Shall Rise"
WolfShirt – "Headlong Into Monsters"

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Terrorizer Posts New Demos Online

Grindcore legends Terrorizer has posted three new demo tracks online. You can check out the songs "Hordes Of Zombies," "Legacy Of Brutality" and "Crematorium" at their official Myspace. These are the first songs from the band since the passing of founding member and former Napalm Death guitarist Jesse Pintado in 2006.

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GTA4: The Lost and Damned Gets A Metal Station

"The Lost and Damned," the first expansion pack for Rockstar Games' hugely successful video game, Grand Theft Auto IV, is out now on Xbox 360. Aside from the new missions and characters, one of the biggest features of the expansion pack is the addition of all-new radio shows - with one aimed squarely at metalheads.

The game's LCHC (Liberty City Hardcore) radio station now features a new show hosted by MAX CAVALERA of SEPULTURA/SOULFLY fame, which includes a slew of timeless metal favourites such as Earache Records legends AT THE GATES, ENTOMBED and TERRORIZER - providing the perfect soundtrack for hitting the streets of Liberty City.

For more information on "Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned" and to see the full list of new music included in

1. At the Gates - "Slaughter of the Soul"
2. Drive By Audio - "Jailbait"
3. Celtic Frost - "Inner Sanctum"
4. Entombed - "Drowned"
5. Sepultura - "Dead Embryonic Cells"
6. Deicide - "Dead by Dawn"
7. Cannibal Corpse - "I Cum Blood"
8. Bathory - "Call From the Grave"
9. Kreator - "Awakening of the Gods"
10. Terrorizer - "Fear of Napalm"

You can check out the rest of their music selections here. The rock station in particular features some decent metal songs as well. More...

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Max Cavalera To Appear In New GTA Game

Former Sepultura frontman and current leader of Soulfly Max Cavalera will appear as the host of the L.C.H.C. (Liberty City Hardcore) radio station in the new video game, "Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost And Damned" Rockstar Games revealed today. The radio station will include some more metal songs this time around, including "I Cum Blood" by Cannibal Corpse, Bathory's "Call From The Grave", Entombed's "Drowned" and "Fear Of Napalm" by Terrorizer. The Classic Rock station will also be updated to include "Wild Side" by Motley Crue and "Wheels Of Steel" by Saxon amongst others. You can check out a sample of the new stations and DJ by heading to the games official website.

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Resistant Culture Plans Midwest/East Coast Tour

Tribal/grindcore band Resistant Culture, which once featured Jesse Pintado of NAPALM DEATH/TERRORIZER among its ranks, is planning a Midwest/East Coast tour for October. Shaman Records is booking the tour, and if you can help out with any of the dates contact them at fuegosubterraneo@aol.com or their MySpace page.

Here are the planned tour dates so far:

Saturday October 4th- Chicago Apocalyptic Crust Fest II 2008 Chicago, IL
Sunday October 5th BBQ Picnic @La casa maldita w/ Shaman Records
Monday October 6th- Cincinnati,Ohio venue TBA (SHOW BOOKED w/ Todd)
Tuesday October 7th- Pittsburgh, PA vevue TBA (SHOW BOOKED w/ Dishonor)
Wednesday October 8th- Baltimore, MD venue TBA (SHOW BOOKED)
Thursday October 9th- Philadelphia, PA venue TBA
Friday October 10th- Providence, RI venue TBA (SHOW BOOKED)
Saturday October 11th- Welfare Records in Haverhill Massachusetts (SHOW BOOKED)
Sunday October 12th- 12THThe Brickhouse in Dover, NH (SHOW BOOKED)
Monday October 13th- Washington D.C. venue TBA
Tuesday October 14th-Asheville North Carolina venue TBA (SHOW BOOKED w/ Kakistocracy)
Wednesday October 15th- Ralleigh NC venue TBA (SHOW BOOKED w/ Man will Destroy Himself)
Thursday October 16th- Richmond VA venue TBA
Friday October 17th- Boston MA venue TBA (SHOW BOOKED w/ Lucho- Coche Bomba Records)
Saturday October 18th- New York City (MATINEE SHOW BOOKED @ ABC NO RIO w/ Huasipungo)
Sunday October 19th- New York OR Brooklyn venue TBA
Monday October 20th-Rochester NY
Tuesday October 21th Detroit MI venue TBA (SHOW BOOKED w/ Serpent Men)
Wednesday October 22th Grand Rapids, MI venue TBA
Thursday October 23th Milwaukee WI venue TBA
Friday October 24th Madison, WI venue TBA (SHOW BOOKED w/ Tierra De Nadie)
Saturday October 25th Minneapolis MN venue TBA (SHOW BOOKED WITH PROFANE EXISTENCE)
Sunday October 26th Chicago, IL or Des Moines, IA

All Cities and venues are subject to change.

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Anaal Nathrakh, Napalm Death Members Start Label

Mick Kenney (ANAAL NATHRAKH, MISTRESS, PROFESSOR FATE, EXPLODER) and Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, LOCK-UP, BRUJERIA) have set up their own record label, Feto Records, as an outlet to release their own music. The first two releases will be LOCK-UP's long-awaited "Live in Japan" album and Mick's EXPLODER debut. Further releases will include Mick's PROFESSOR FATE debut, featuring vocals from Kristoffer Garm Rygg (ARCTURUS, ULVER) and the next MISTRESS album, entitled "The Glory Bitches of Doghead".

LOCK-UP's "Live in Japan" CD was recorded at Club Quattro in Nagoya, Japan on June 28, 2002 and features the following lineup:

Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH) - Bass
Jesse Pintado (TERRORIZER, ex-NAPALM DEATH) - Guitars
Thomas Lindberg (ex-AT THE GATES, THE CROWN) - Vocals
Nick Barker (ex-DIMMU BORGIR, CRADLE OF FILTH) - Drums

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Jesse Pintado Memorial Album Free For Download

Earache Records is making available for free downloading an mp3 album in honour of the late Jesse Pintado. The album, which is entitled ‘In Memory Of Jesse Pintado’, is a mixture of Jesse’s most well-known songs recorded for both Napalm Death and Terrorizer during his time as guitarist for the bands. Dan Tobin, label manager of Earache Records, said this in regards to Jesse’s sudden passing:

"Jesse was one of the most genuine people I ever met, extremely friendly and easy-going. Its such a tragic waste. I’ll remember him as part of what is my all time favourite Earache record, Terrorizer’s ‘World Downfall’, which is simply a grindcore masterpiece, and for all his amazing work with Napalm Death that I was honoured to be a small part of. I don’t think Jesse’s passing has been recognised as the huge loss it is – the worlds of extreme music and grindcore/death metal have lost a true pioneer. We owe him a massive debt and for that I’ll always remember the guy fondly."

The track-listing for the album, which can be downloaded here, is as follows:

01. Ripped To Shreds (Terrorizer)
02. The World Keeps Turning (Napalm Death)
03. Throwaway (Napalm Death)
04. Storm Of Stress (Terrorizer)
05. Upwards And Uninterested (Napalm Death)
06. I Abstain (Napalm Death)
07. Corporation Pull-In (Terrorizer)
08. Purist Realist (Napalm Death)
09. Remain Nameless (Napalm Death)
10. Inner Incineration (Napalm Death)

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Napalm Death Comment on Ex-guitarist's Death

The following message has been posted on the official NAPALM DEATH web site:

"The band are shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Jesse Pintado this past Sunday. Please expect a statement shortly. Jesse Pintado was a member of NAPALM DEATH from 1989-2004."

In a recent interview with Rockdetector.com, Pintado spoke about his final days in NAPALM DEATH.

"The departure was basically due to a variety of reasons," he said. "We shared a house together, we toured together, we were always together, but people move on. Along the way there was a little rough bumps, though I don't know. In my situation it got to the point where I needed a little fresh start. I'm still good friends with the guys; there's no animosity there, we're all cool, and they're happy with what I'm doing." More...

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Ex-Napalm Death Guitarist Jesse Pintado Dies

Guitarist Jesse Pintado (TERRORIZER, ex-NAPALM DEATH) died over the weekend in a hospital in Holland, Century Media Records has confirmed. A pioneer in our musical genre, Jesse and his influential sound will be sorely missed. Century Media Records will make a further announcement later in the week.

In a recent interview with Rockdetector.com, Pintado spoke about his final days in NAPALM DEATH.

"The departure was basically due to a variety of reasons," he said. "We shared a house together, we toured together, we were always together, but people move on. Along the way there was a little rough bumps, though I don't know. In my situation it got to the point where I needed a little fresh start. I'm still good friends with the guys; there's no animosity there, we're all cool, and they're happy with what I'm doing." More...

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Terrorizer Frontman Comments On Napalm Death Split

TERRORIZER guitarist Jesse Pintado recently spoke to Rockdetector.com's Welsh interviewer Anthony Morgan. Topics of discussion included the group's recent reformation, the recording of their upcoming album "Darker Days Ahead", the uncertain future of side-project LOCKUP and the circumstances surrounding Pintado's departure from NAPALM DEATH after 15 years of service. Several excerpts from the interview follow:

Rockdetector: What were your motives in resurrecting TERRORIZER?

Jesse Pintado: "Basically, we've always spoken about it, and jammed even. We went to Florida and rehearsed some music. Enough material had been compiled for a full-length record, and we enjoyed playing the songs. So we decided 'Why not? Let's do a record.'"

Rockdetector: How would you compare the new songs to the old songs from years back?

Jesse Pintado: "I think they're in the same vein. If anything, they're more brutal though — I think it's way faster, the guitars are downtuned, it's heavier and it's got a different feel."

Rockdetector: Why was "Dead Shall Rise" re-recorded?

Jesse Pintado: "When we were rehearsing I brought out my demo tapes just to listen to. The original version had a 32-bar blast in the chorus line, but when we listened to the album version, it had a skank beat. This was slower, like 'da na da na da na,' yet the demo take had blast, like 'daaa naa da naa (aggressive).' We started rehearsing the track, so I thought 'Hey we should do it.' That's really the original way."

Rockdetector: Could you talk me through your final days in NAPALM DEATH?

Jesse Pintado: "The departure was basically due to a variety of reasons. We shared a house together, we toured together, we were always together, but people move on. Along the way there was a little rough bumps, though I don't know. In my situation it got to the point where I needed a little fresh start. I'm still good friends with the guys; there's no animosity there, we're all cool, and they're happy with what I'm doing."

Rockdetector: Did the media twist the situation in some ways? The media reported that the band stated you had personal problems and alcohol issues, so did they manipulate the facts?

Jesse Pintado: "Yeah, of course. The other day I was browsing the Internet, and they stated I was dead! I thought 'Oh shit, I'm dead!' I really don't pay much attention to that."

Rockdetector: Did you do any soul searching after you left NAPALM DEATH, because you'd been in the group for well over a decade?

Jesse Pintado: "Hmm no, basically I lived in England for such a long time. In a crazy way I moved to Holland, and from there I was working on TERRORIZER. I wanted to visit California so I could spend time with my family, because my parents are quite old. Also, I heard some bad news about my grandma, so..."

Rockdetector: In a few years to come and if the timing was right, would you consider rejoining NAPALM DEATH if asked?

Jesse Pintado: "I don't know. If the timing was right, maybe, but I don't think that'll come. I can't foretell the future though, but we'll see."

Rockdetector: Do you regret the way things turned out with your former bandmates?

Jesse Pintado: "No, not at all. Like I said, we're still mates and we keep in touch. I don't regret one bit."

Read the full interview at Rockdetector.com.

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Terrorizer Removed From Auditory Assault Festival

TERRORIZER will not be playing now, but don't worry, we have a back-up plan which includes 2 headlining quality bands that are nearly confirmed.

Want the explanation? We'll be glad to give you one. This is a very, very messy situation and we still can't believe how out of hand it's gotten. In the 4 years of organizing festivals, we've never had to experience such unprofessionalism as we have with the agency which we dealt with for TERRORIZER. Deadlines and promises were never met, but we were patient the entire time. We were promised clearance to announce TERRORIZER on Monday, then were asked to wait until Tuesday to announce it. Well it was announced and suddenly today we received emails from the agency demanding that we take it off the web site and that the deal was never confirmed, despite the fact that we were given a 100% confirmation from the agency that it would happen. A whole lot of money was on the table from our side for this deal, we were patient the whole time, and now we are being called assholes, meatheads, dickheads and whatever else just for asking why it's our problem that the agency fucked everything up. Each time I called the agency, they hung up on me immediately and clearly could not talk to me like a man. So whatever, we'd like to put this shit behind us and move on. I'm taking down the AA fest site for a very short time, and then we'll re-launch it with 2 headlining quality bands and the rest of the billing. We think you won't be disappointed with what will come instead of this TERRORIZER disaster. The bright side is that tickets have not yet gone on sale and this was only announced a few days ago.

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New Terrorizer Song Available For Download

You can stream a new TERRORIZER song entitled "Crematorium" here. The track comes off the band's upcoming new album, Darker Days Ahead, which will be released on August 22nd through Century Media.

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