Atom By Atom, the forthcoming new full-length from British heavy metal titans, SATAN, will see release via Listenable Records on October 16th. Recorded at Newcastle’s First Avenue Studios, and mixed and mastered by Dario Mollo (Crossbones, The Cage, Voodoo Hill) who helmed the band’s 2013’s critically-acclaimed comeback album Life Sentence, Atom By Atom includes a collaboration with Angel Witch’s Kevin Heybourne as well as the striking cover renderings of Eliran Kantor (Testament, Sodom, Sigh, Iced Earth etc.) who crafted the art for SATAN‘s previous opus. Issues guitarist Steve Ramsey of the upcoming full-length, “We wanted to keep some continuity going with both the look and sound of this album. We’ve been working on the music for nearly two years now and I think people will definitely hear a progression from Life Sentence. I can’t really describe it but I promise you, these songs will speak for themselves.”
In advance of its release, today Decibel Magazine offers up new SATAN hymn, “Fallen Saviour,” for public appreciation noting, “NWOBHM legends SATAN unsuspended their sentence with a vengeance in 2013, conjuring acclaimed comeback album Life Sentence. The quintet is poised to follow it up with Atom by Atom, and second track ‘Fallen Saviour’ is indicative of the ripping evil within.”
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Founded in Newcastle, England in 1979, SATAN was part of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement. Though generally obscure throughout their career, the band is considered influential for playing a form of proto-thrash metal that was fairly advanced by the standards of the early 1980s. Their lineup has undergone a number of personnel changes over the years and even changes in band name. For a time the band was called Blind Fury, putting out one album – 1985’s Out Of Reach – under that moniker before reverting back to SATAN shortly thereafter. In 1988, the group changed its name again to The Kindred and then yet again to Pariah, releasing two albums under that name before folding in the early ’90s. In 1997 Pariah released another album. The band’s shifting lineup has included members of many other heavy metal bands such as Blitzkrieg, Rough Edge, Pariah, Atomkraft, Avenger, Persian Risk, Cronos and Battleaxe. In 1990, guitarist Steve Ramsey and bassist Graeme English together with singer Martin Walkyier of UK thrash metal band Sabbat founded folk metal act Skyclad.
Atom By Atom will see release on October 16th via Listenable Records. For preorders point your browser to THIS LOCATION.