SATAN To Release Early Rituals Album; Features Legendary Demos Fully Remastered
July 27, 2020, 14 days ago
Legendary act, Satan, was born in Newcastle, England in 1979. Though generally obscure throughout their career, the band is considered influential for playing a form of proto-thrash metal that was advanced by the standards of the early 1980s and later revered by the likes of Metallica and other major heavy metal bands.
The band is now very enthusiastic to announce the release of their much sought after demos: 'The First Demo' (1981) , 'Into The Fire' (1982) , ‘The Dirt' Demo '86 (1986) in limited edition digipack and vinyl, digital.
Guitarist Russ Tippins comments: "In the 1980s we made three different demos which were reproduced on cassette tape (of course). The songs on each demo give the listener a broad indication of where the band was at both artistically and technically. What’s interesting about this double-vinyl & CD release is that it features three different singers and three different drummers. Satan was in a constant state of flux in those early days, energy and free time were all we had! We are proud of our history and hope you enjoy these demos. Once again we’d like to extend sincere thanks to our former bandmates for being part of this story and especially to Listenable Records not only for putting this album out, but also for their vital support from 2013 to 2017 - a significant period since the reunion of Satan nine years ago."
Early Rituals is a collection of the band’s legendary demos now freshly and fully remastered. They showcase stunning songwriting and playing that still sound so relevant today. It is a must have for all worshippers of classic heavy metal.
Available in Europe on September 25, and in North America on October 9. Pre-order here.
"Kiss Of Death"
"Heads Will Roll"
"Into The Fire - Trial By Fire"
"Blades Of Steel"
"No Turning Back"
"Pull The Trigger"
"Key To Oblivion"
"Hear Evil See Evil Speak Evil"
"The Ice Man"