Official press release:
On September 7th, Metal Blade Records will release Cruel Magic, the new album by English NWOBHM legends Satan! For a preview of Cruel Magic, head over to MetalBlade.com/Satan, where you can watch the video for the first single, “The Doomsday Clock”, and pre-order the album.
“Not everyone believes in magic but you all better believe in Cruel Magic. This album is going to change everything, and we are ready for it. Satan is calling you!”
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!
10/05 – San Diego, CA | Brick By Brick
10/06 – Ventura, CA | Frost And Fire IV
10/07 – Los Angeles, CA | Whiskey
10/08 – San Francisco, CA | Elbo Room
10/09 – Seattle, WA | El Corazon
10/10 – Cleveland, OH | Grog Shop
10/11 – Chicago, IL | Reggie’s
10/12 – Brooklyn, NY | Saint Vitus
10/13 – Boston, MA | Great Scott
10/14 – Philadelphia, PA | Voltage Lounge
Brian Ross – vocals
Russ Tippins – guitars
Steve Ramsey – guitars
Graeme English – bass
Sean Taylor – drums