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Terrorizer

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

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Terrorizer Announce Darker Days Ahead Release Date

Century Media Records has issued the following press release:

“Legendary,” “pioneers,” Los Angeles’ TERRORIZER belong among those few bands that have truly shaped the face of Grindcore and Death Metal. Now, the day has finally come to turn rumors into an unstoppable reality. Darker Days Ahead, the band’s highly anticipated second album, will be released August 22nd, 2006 via Century Media Records.

With an aggression and ferocity until then unheard the band took the scene by storm with the 1989 release of their highly acclaimed and genre-defining debut album, World Downfall (Earache Records). The album installed the band as a cult institution, despite their prompt disbanding, and the musicians went on to concentrate on their future main bands: Pete Sandoval (drums) with MORBID ANGEL and Jesse Pintado (guitars) with NAPALM DEATH.

With World Downfall, Terrorizer created the Reign In Blood of Grindcore inspiring a generation of bands, their popularity never waning through these intervening years. The massive amount of available bootleg recordings and band merchandise, as well as rumors of a follow-up album, kept the Terrorizer name alive.

The eleven new tracks, as well as a new version of the band’s classic 'Dead Shall Rise' now entitled 'Dead Shall Rise V.06', were recorded at Juan “Punchy” Gonzalez’ DOW Studios (Morbid Angel, CHRISTIAN DEATH) resulting in a more mature, sinister piece of Death/Grind, fuelled with contempt and a harsh outlook on the status of our present and future world. Darker Days Ahead is trademarked by Jesse Pintado’s and Tony Norman’s (Morbid Angel, ex-MONSTROSITY) unmistakably feral sounding guitar tone and Pete Sandoval’s skin-flaying blast beats. Joined by vocalist Anthony Rezhawk (RESISTANT CULTURE), who renders an outstanding performance, Terrorizer unleash a brutal tempest predicting the darkest of days.

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Terrorizer Signs To Century Media Records

Recently re-formed legendary grindcore pioneers TERRORIZER, have signed to Century Media Records worldwide. Released in 1989, the bands highly acclaimed and influential debut album "World Downfall" (Earache Records) took the metal scene by storm. With an as yet unheard of aggression the band became a cult institution even though they quickly disbanded. Following the break up the main founding members, drummer Pete Sandoval and guitarist Jesse Pintado, moved on to join legendary extreme bands Morbid Angel and Napalm Death respectively.

The band remained popular through the next 16 years with newer acts citing inspiration from "World Downfall." The massive amount of available bootleg recordings and band merchandise as well as rumours of a follow-up album kept TERRORIZER’s name alive. Now, after what might seem like an eternity of silence, the band have signed a worldwide deal with Robert Kampf, owner of Century Media. Sondoval and Pintado have already started working on a new studio album, to be recorded early 2006 in Florida with producer Juan “Punchy” Gonzalez (Morbid Angel, Unholy Ghost, Christian Death, Diet of Worms etc.) for a summer 2006 release.

“After long negotiations with several labels, it’s official: TERRORIZER and World Management are happy to announce the new album will be on Century Media,” commented the band.

Introducing themselves to the TERRORIZER fold are guitarist Tony Norman (MORBID ANGEL, MONSTROSITY) and vocalist Tony Militia (RESISTANT CULTURE). Many people have asked why Oscar Garcia (NAUSEA) and David Vincent (MORBID ANGEL) are not returning. Simply put, Oscar is no longer interested in TERRORIZER and wants to focus on his own band NAUSEA.

Regarding what the fans can expect from the group's long-awaited new release, Pintado said, "It will be different but in the TERRORIZER vein." There are reportedly talks of introducing classical piano parts, industrial noise parts and chants on the new record. A 13-minute-plus song is in the works as well as some of the fastest drumming ever put to tape.

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Grindcore Pioneers Terrorizer Reunited

"This is a big step in the process for everyone involved with TERRORIZER and we are pleased to announce the great news," commented TERRORIZER guitarist Jesse Pintado (formerly of NAPALM DEATH).

The new TERRORIZER incarnation will consist of one half of its original lineup. Pintado will grind out the guitars and Pete Sandoval (MORBID ANGEL) will play some of the fastest drumming in recorded history. Introducing themselves to the TERRORIZER fold are guitarist Tony Norman (MORBID ANGEL, MONSTROSITY) and vocalist Tony Militia (RESISTANT CULTURE). Many people have asked why Oscar Garcia (NAUSEA) and David Vincent (MORBID ANGEL) are not returning. Simply put, Oscar is no longer interested in TERRORIZER and wants to focus on his own band NAUSEA.

Regarding what the fans can expect from the group's long-awaited new release, Pintado said, "It will be different but in the TERRORIZER vein." There are reportedly talks of introducing classical piano parts, industrial noise parts and chants on the new record. A 13-minute-plus song is in the works as well as some of the fastest drumming ever put to tape. Recording sessions are set to begin in January 2006. A late spring release is tentatively expected.

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Download 4 Resistant Culture Tracks

Jesse PIntado of NAPALM DEATH/TERRORIZER recently recorded several new tracks with tribal grindcore/metal band Resistant Culture. The tracks are like a mix of NAPALM DEATH, DISCHARGE, MINISTRY, AND BOTH THROWER woven into traditional Native American chanting, flutes, and rattle.

This band has deep roots back to the beginning of grindcore in L.A. Originally called RESISTANT MILITIA, the band was combining punk and metal music and subculture back during the early days of FEAR FACTORY, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, TERRRORIZER, ETC. It has survived many line-ups and over the years and now has come full circle with the addition of several tracks with long time friend Jesse Pintado.

You can check out 4 of these tracks here

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