Earlier this month Metal Blade Records released Cruel Magic, the critically acclaimed new studio album. For a preview head over to: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CcdlxBPyYk “Death Knell For A King”!
For another preview of Cruel Magic, please visit: www.metalblade.com/satan – where you can watch the videos for the first two singles, “The Doomsday Clock” and “Into The Mouth Of Eternity”, plus pre-order the album in the following formats:
–ltd. Boxset (incl. Digipak-CD, excl. bonus-CD, excl. dead gold-marbled vinyl w/excl. bonus-LP, 75×75 cm flag, circular 12″ back patch, five A4 art prints, A4 photo card, numbered certificate)
–Digipak-CD (EU exclusive)
–180g black vinyl
–clear vinyl (limited to 500 copies – EU exclusive)
–red/black-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – EU exclusive)
–water blue-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – EU exclusive)
–steel grey-marbled vinyl (limited to 300 copies – US exclusive)
–yellow/ochre-marbled vinyl (limited to 200 copies – US exclusive)
While Bearers of the NWOBHM movement and responsible for ’83’s seminal Court In the Act and ’87’s Suspended Sentence, Satan make it abundantly clear with their upcoming new album that in 2018, they are not interested in simply capitalizing on past glories. Comprised of 10 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?”
Cruel Magic track-listing:
1. Into The Mouth Of Eternity
2. Cruel Magic
3. The Doomsday Clock
4. Legions Hellbound
6. My Prophetic Soul
7. Death Knell For A King
8. Who Among Us
9. Ghosts Of Monongah
In support of Cruel Magic, Satan will head out on the road this October for a USA tour, which includes an appearance at the Frost and Fire IV festival in Ventura, CA. See below for all dates!
Satan tour dates
05/10/18 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
06/10/18 – Ventura, CA – Frost And Fire IV
07/10/18 – Los Angeles, CA – Whiskey
08/10/18 – San Francisco, CA – Elbo Room
09/10/18 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/10/18 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
11/10/18 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
12/10/18 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
13/10/18 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
14/10/18 – Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
31/10/18 DE – Hamburg – Markthalle w/ROSS THE BOSS/BULLET/PORTRAIT
01/11/18 DE – Bochum – Matrix
02/11/18 DE – Mannheim – 7er Club
24/11/18 UK – London – The Lounge
14/12/18 GR – Athens – Into Battle Festival Vol. 2
26/04/19 DE – Lauda-Königshofen – Keep It True Festival
Brian Ross – Vocals
Russ Tippins – Guitars
Steve Ramsey – Guitars
Graeme English – Bass
Sean Taylor – Drums
Saturday 24th November marks a special day for Retribution Alive and we have SATAN along for the party, fresh from releasing new album ‘Cruel Magic’!
Five years ago we started as a DJ night upstairs at our legendary, original home, the Intrepid Fox near Tottenham Court road near the West End. Since then we have traveled to various venues across London including The Lounge (Archway), Purple Turtle, Black Heart, The Dev, Electrowerktz, Unicorn, Nambucca, Underdog Gallery, Big Red, Scala, 12 Bar, New Cross Inn, Fiddlers Elbow, Amersham Arms, Wig & Gown, Amwell Arms, Upstairs @ The Garage, Kings Arms (Bexleyheath) and the Plough & Harrow (Leytonstone), bringing you a mix of bands and DJs every month.
BUT… there could be only one place we hold such a commemoration and that is The Lounge in Camden, run by Arno, one of the notorious crew who manned the Fox right back at our wretched, stinking birth.
To mark the occasion we take over the WHOLE venue with SATAN, 3 support acts (TBC) and a 2 floor after show / club night running until 3am.
When people ask what you did THIS weekend the answer is simple. You partied with SATAN…