Following the success of their recent South American tour, British heavy metal titans, SATAN, are set to release their new studio album this October via Listenable Records. Titled Atom By Atom, the ten-track monster was recorded at Newcastle’s First Avenue Studios, mixed and mastered by Dario Mollo (Crossbones, The Cage, Voodoo Hill), who helmed the band’s 2013’s critically-acclaimed comeback album Life Sentence, in Italy, and includes a collaboration with Angel Witch’s Kevin Heybourne. Cover art was commissioned to Eliran Kantor (Testament, Sodom, Sigh, Iced Earth etc.) who also 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.”
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 in early October via Listenable Records with cover art and teaser tracks to be unveiled in the coming weeks. Stand by.
Brian Ross – Vocals
Steve Ramsey – Guitar
Russ Tippins – Guitar
Graeme English – Bass
Sean Taylor – Drums