Satan's Host was one of a seemingly endless supply of 80's
indie bands that were releasing albums at the height of the
With an unimaginative album name (Metal From Hell) as well as
not terribly impressive songs, their debut album's
only item of note
was the appearance of none other than
vocalist Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin, using a pseudonym as did
the other members.
Though the album really isn't very exciting, it has generated a bit
of cult interest among metal collectors.
The band seemed to disappear shortly after Metal From Hell and
surely many believed the band to be a one-album, long-disbanded
but as it turns out, the band has survived
all these years and is still active, though until recently
Tyrant hasn't been involved.
Led by guitarist Patrick Evil, several self-financed albums
have been released, apparently only found in Colorado.
Based on a few samples, it would appear that the musical
direction mixes black metal attitude with an 80's power
They've recently signed to the cult Moribund label which has given
them a bit more exposure.
Finally, in an interesting move that brings the band back to square one,
Harry Conklin has rejoined the band, in time for their 2011 release,
By The Hands Of The Devil.