Today the ragers at Metal Injection bring forth the exclusive video premiere of “Slaves Of The Inverted Cross” from blackened thrash assailants SATAN’S WRATH. The tune comes off the band’s Galloping Blasphemy full-length released last September through Metal Blade Records. Noting that the offering, “methodically and unapologetically tears limbs off all the arty existentialist schlock that passes for hell-raisin’ these days,” Decibel Magazine placed Galloping Blasphemy at #15 on their Top 40 Albums Of 2012 list. In keeping with the theme, the “Slaves Of The Inverted Cross” video finds the unholy collective methodically and unapologetically leveling the stage at The Underworld in London.
Elaborates the band in a collective statement: “We are ghouls of the shallow graves marching to battle against God.”
Watch the video. Feel the sacrilege:
SATAN’S WRATH deal in a style of heavy metal music which hearkens to the times when the death, black and thrash genres were all considered one in the same, and only leather, spikes and bullets were real! SATAN’S WRATH is in direct communication with thy Master through ceremonial black magic and necromantic rituals.
“Total first wave black metal, hearkening back to when those bands didn’t even know they were ‘first wave,’ simply playing old-fashioned heavy metal with a decidedly grim twist. Consequently the album is loaded with plenty of Satanic shtick and extreme passage, but at its core is deep appreciation of classic metal, where the flamboyance of Mercyful Fate is references as much as the primitivism of Bathory.” – Terrorizer
“During the thrash explosion of the ‘80s, bands like Slayer and Metallica betrayed an unapologetic allegiance to their NWOBHM forebears, enhancing the attack with speed and heavier riffage. That sound is replicated on Galloping Blasphemy, a punishing nine song campaign of sacrilege that could be one of the ‘80s lost treasures were it not for the black metal vocals…” – Outburn
“SATAN’S WRATH uses most of their 41 minutes to buzz their way into your black and cold hearts and at this they are effective. If evil is your game as well as 1980s extreme metal, then Galloping Blasphemy should be right up your alley.” – About.com
“A throwback to metal circa the early ’80s, where bands like Iron Maiden and Venom reigned supreme.” – Metal Underground
“…there’s something to be said for a band that can take bare-bones elements and reignite the specter of Bathory in such a manner. Way to go, Satan.” — Blistering