English NWOBHM legends SATAN today confirm a short run of US live dates in support of their forthcoming Cruel Magic full-length, set for release in September via Metal Blade Records. The trek — which rolls from October 5th through October 14th — includes an appearance at the Frost And Fire IV festival in Ventura, California. See all confirmed dates below.
10/05/2018 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
10/06/2018 Frost And Fire IV – Ventura, CA
10/07/2018 Whiskey – Los Angeles, CA
10/08/2018 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA
10/09/2018 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
10/10/2018 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
10/11/2018 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
10/12/2018 Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
10/13/2018 Great Scott – Boston, MA
10/14/2018 Voltage Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
Cruel Magic will see release on September 7th. For a preview of Cruel Magic, visit metalblade.com/satan, where you can watch the video for the first single, “The Doomsday Clock,” and preorder the album in various formats.
Bearers of the NWOBHM movement and responsible for 1983’s seminal Court In the Act and 1987’s Suspended Sentence, SATAN makes it abundantly clear with their upcoming new album that in 2018, they are not interested in simply capitalizing on past glories. Comprised of ten tracks of searing metal, it is blatantly and profoundly the work of the Newcastle upon Tyne natives at their very best, infusing their signature sound with a more raw, wild, and spontaneous vibe than they showcased on 2015’s mighty Atom By Atom – and in the process, displaying more passion and energy than slews of bands half their age.
Tracking the album at First Avenue Studio, they further demonstrated their trust and rapport with past collaborators, recruiting engineer Dave Curle and Dario Mollo to handle the mix, letting them handle the technical side of things so the quintet could focus all of their energies on giving the best performances. Confident in the songs they had written and how they wanted them to sound made the process a very easy one, walking out of the studio with a record of which they are understandably proud, and will reign supreme in the speakers and headphones of metalheads the world over when it drops in September. “We truly feel we’ve got it 100% right this time, the balance between considered content and reckless performance. We always break loose on stage so why not on record?”
Brian Ross – vocals
Russ Tippins – guitars
Steve Ramsey – guitars
Graeme English – bass
Sean Taylor – drums