Reactivated NWOBHM rogues Satan have made a brand new song from their upcoming album available for streaming.
‘Siege Mentality’ is taken from the band’s latest full-length, “Life Sentence”, which will be released on April 29th in Europe and May 21st in the U.S. via Listenable Records. The track can be heard HERE
Satan’s first LP in over a quarter of a century was recorded from September to November of 2012 at First Avenue Studios in Newcastle.
The record was mixed and mastered by Dario Mollo (Anathema, Cradle of Filth, Glenn Hughes; Tony Martin’s Headless Cross project), at Damage Inc. Studio in Italy.
The band recently commented on Mollo’s work , saying: “We’re really happy to have Dario on board to mix the album. We’ve already had a few tracks back and they sound amazing. We wanted to capture the energy the band produce when playing live and we’ve done just that.”
The album’s cover artwork was drawn by Eliran Kantor (Testament, Sodom) and depicts a similar concept to that of the band’s classic debut LP, “Court In The Act”, which was originally released 30 years ago . “Life Sentence” boasts the same lineup as the mesmerising debut.
According to a press release, “Life Sentence” is the “culmination of a process that began when the original “Court In The Act” lineup got together for an exclusive ‘one-off’ reunion show at Germany’s Keep It True festival in 2011 in what marked their first performance together in 28 years. The band was somewhat overwhelmed with the response — 10 minutes into headliners Crimson Glory’s set, the crowd could still be heard chanting, “Satan! Satan!” The Satan bandmembers immediately booked more shows in Germany, Holland, Belgium and London, and have since kept in close contact with each other, writing songs and making demos.”
The new record’s songs are said to deal with themes of “injustice, impending death, reincarnation, atonement, third-world politics, and biblical retribution.”
‘Life Sentence’ (2013): .
1. Time To Die
2. Twenty Twenty Five
4. Siege Mentality
7. Tears Of Blood
8. Life Sentence
9. Personal Demons
10. Another Universe
Satan will perform at the Wings Of Metal festival in August at Katacombes in Montreal, Canada, marking their first appearance in North America. For more information, visit www.wingsofmetal.com.
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