NWOBHM legends Satan release third single ‘Death Knell for a King’ off of ‘Cruel Magic’

The new studio album by English NWOBHM legends Satan, ‘Cruel Magic’, will be released by Metal Blade Records on September 7th. Stream the 3rd single ‘Death Knell For A King’ below.

While standard bearers of the NWOBHM movement and responsible for ’83’s seminal ‘Court In the Act’ and ’87’s ‘Suspended Sentence’, with their tentative new album SATAN make it abundantly clear 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’, in the process displaying more passion and energy than slews of bands half their age.

Cruel Magic artwork by Eliran Kantor

Cruel Magic artwork by Eliran Kantor

Track listing:
01. Into The Mouth Of Eternity
02. Cruel Magic
03. The Doomsday Clock
04. Legions Hellbound
05. Ophidian
06. My Prophetic Soul
07. Death Knell For A King
08. Who Among Us
09. Ghosts Of Monongah
10. Mortality

 

 

Tracking the album at First Avenue Studio, they 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.

The videos for the first two singles ‘The Doomsday Clock’ and ‘Into The Mouth Of Eternity’ can be seen at Metal Blade where ‘Cruel Magic’ can be pre-ordered in the following formats:

– Limited 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)
– CD
– 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)

Represented both lyrically and in the record’s artwork, Cruel Magic stands as “a personification of injustice in our world. Anyone who knows us knows we never sing about the Devil except in the most abstract terms. That said, we have no interest in light-hearted subject matter either. You will never hear the words ‘rock and roll’ in a Satan song, nor any references to sex, drugs, fast cars or motorcycles. But, generally bad things that happen in the world, real or imagined, and injustice in particular, has always been a big part of what drives us to write lyrics.”

SATAN line-up:
Brian Ross – Vocals
Russ Tippins – Guitars
Steve Ramsey – Guitars
Graeme English – Bass
Sean Taylor – Drums

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Cristoffer Eriksson

Cristoffer Eriksson

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