Origin: Newcastle, England  
Genres: NWOBHM
Last update/review: September 24, 2018

Satan

Though Satan is regarded as one of the better metal bands to emerge from England after the peak of the NWOBHM, theirs is really a case of "deserved better". Their style of technical power metal was not in vogue in their country at the time, and their very name was misrepresentative of their style and image, so much so that they felt the need to change it no less than three times, in a constant struggle to define themselves. Rising up through the British local scene in the early 80's, they acquired standout vocalist Brian Ross from Blitzkrieg in time for their excellent debut, Court In The Act. But this formation did not last long, as two years later the band changed to Blind Fury with a new vocalist, releasing one album under that name that is noticeably different in style from anything else they'd done before or since. Back to Satan two years later, another vocalist change, and in 1987 the fine Suspended Sentence album was released. Then, they put the Satan name to rest again, keeping the same lineup but changing to Pariah, where they survived for a few more years before giving it up. Ross revived his old band Blitzkrieg, while the guitarists and bassist later went on to Skyclad. Finally, in 2011 the band came back together for a few one-off shows, and are once again the original Satan, with the Life Sentence album released in 2013.

Recent album: Early Rituals, released on September 25, 2020.

Current Members

Brian Ross

vocals (Blitzkrieg)

Steve Ramsey

guitars (ex-Blind Fury, ex-Pariah, Skyclad)

Russ Tippins

guitars (ex-Blind Fury, ex-Pariah)

Graeme English

bass (ex-Blind Fury, ex-Pariah, Skyclad)

Sean Taylor

drums (ex-Blind Fury, ex-Blitzkrieg, ex-Pariah)

Former Members/Guests

Michael Jackson

vocals (ex-Pariah)



Discography



Court In The Act  
1983 Roadrunner
  1. Into The Fire
  2. Trial By Fire
  3. Blades Of Steel
  4. No Turning Back
  5. Broken Treaties
  6. Break Free
  7. Hunt You Down
  8. The Ritual
  9. Dark Side Of Innocence
  10. Alone In The Dark
  • Brian Ross
  • Steve Ramsey
  • Russ Tippins
  • Graeme English
  • Sean Taylor



Into The Future  EP
1987 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Key To Oblivion
  2. Hear Evil, See Evil, Speak Evil
  3. Fuck You
  4. Iceman
  • Michael Jackson
  • Steve Ramsey
  • Russ Tippins
  • Graeme English
  • Sean Taylor



Suspended Sentence  
1987 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. 92nd Symphony
  2. Who Dies Wins
  3. 11th Commandment
  4. Suicidal Justice
  5. Vandal
  6. S.C.U.M.
  7. Avalanche Of A Million Hearts
  8. Calculated Execution
  • Michael Jackson
  • Steve Ramsey
  • Russ Tippins
  • Graeme English
  • Sean Taylor




Live In The Act  LIVE
2004 Metal Nation
  1. Trial by Fire
  2. No Turning Back
  3. Heads Will Roll
  4. Hunt You Down
  5. Pull the Trigger
  6. Break Free
  7. Blades of Steel
  8. The Ritual
  9. Kiss of Death
  10. Oppression
  11. The Executioner
  12. Blitzkrieg
  13. Dynamo
  14. Kiss of Death
  15. Heads Will Roll
  • Brian Ross
  • Steve Ramsey
  • Russ Tippins
  • Graeme English
  • Sean Taylor



Into The Fire / Kiss Of Death  COMPILATION
2011



The Early Demos  COMPILATION
2011
  1. Kiss Of Death
  2. Heads Will Roll
  3. Oppression
  4. The Executioner
  5. Into The Fire
  6. Trial By Fire
  7. Blades Of Steel
  8. No Turning Back
  9. Break Free
  10. Pull The Trigger
  11. The Ritual
  12. Blades Of Steel (live at Earthquake Festival)
  13. No Turning Back (live at Earthquake Festival)
  14. Pull The Trigger (live at Earthquake Festival)



Life Sentence  
2013 Listenable
  1. Time To Die
  2. Twenty Twenty Five
  3. Cenotaph
  4. Siege Mentality
  5. Incantations
  6. Testimony
  7. Tears Of Blood
  8. Life Sentence
  9. Personal Demons
  10. Another Universe
  • Brian Ross
  • Steve Ramsey
  • Russ Tippins
  • Graeme English
  • Sean Taylor
2013 Readers' Album #22




Trail Of Fire - Live In North America  LIVE
2014
  1. Intro / Trial By Fire
  2. Blades Of Steel
  3. Time To Die
  4. Twenty Twenty-Five
  5. Break Free
  6. No Turning Back
  7. The Ritual
  8. Siege Mentality
  9. Oppression
  10. Incantations
  11. Testimony
  12. Alone In The Dock
  13. Heads Will Roll
  14. Cenotaph
  15. Kiss Of Death
  • Brian Ross
  • Steve Ramsey
  • Russ Tippins
  • Graeme English
  • Sean Taylor



Atom By Atom  
2015 Listenable
  1. Farewell Evolution
  2. Fallen Saviour
  3. Ruination
  4. The Devil's Infantry
  5. Atom By Atom
  6. In Contempt
  7. My Own God
  8. Ahriman
  9. Bound In Enmity
  10. The Fall Of Persephone
  • Brian Ross
  • Steve Ramsey
  • Russ Tippins
  • Graeme English
  • Sean Taylor



Cruel Magic  
2018 Metal Blade
  1. Into the Mouth of Eternity
  2. Cruel Magic
  3. The Doomsday Clock
  4. Legions Hellbound
  5. Ophidian
  6. My Prophetic Soul
  7. Death Knell for a King
  8. Who Among Us
  9. Ghosts of Monongah
  10. Mortality
  • Brian Ross
  • Steve Ramsey
  • Russ Tippins
  • Graeme English
  • Sean Taylor
2018 Readers' Album #15




Early Rituals  COMPILATION
2020 Listenable
  1. Kiss of Death
  2. Heads Will Roll
  3. Oppression
  4. The Executioner
  5. Into The Fire - Trial By Fire
  6. Blades of Steel
  7. No Turning Back
  8. Break Free
  9. Pull the Trigger
  10. The Ritual
  11. Key to Oblivion
  12. Hear Evil See Evil Speak Evil
  13. Fuck You
  14. The Ice Man




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