Satan playing live in Belgium in 2013
|Also known as||Blind Fury|
|Origin||Newcastle upon Tyne, England|
|Labels||Guardian, Neat, Roadrunner, Steamhammer, Listenable, Metal Blade|
|Associated acts||Blitzkrieg, Skyclad|
Satan are a heavy metal band originating from Newcastle upon Tyne, England in 1979, known as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement. The band is considered influential for playing a form of proto-thrash/speed metal that was fairly advanced by the standards of the early 1980s.
Their line-up has undergone a number of personnel changes and even name changes; for a time the band was called Blind Fury, putting out one album, 1985's Out of Reach, under that moniker before reverting to Satan. In 1988, the group changed its name to Pariah, releasing two albums under that name before folding in the early 90s. In 1998, Pariah released another album. The band's shifting line-up has included members of many other heavy metal bands such as Blitzkrieg, Atomkraft, Avenger, Persian Risk, Cronos and Battleaxe. In 1990, Steve Ramsey (guitar) and Graeme English (bass) together with singer Martin Walkyier of UK thrash metal band Sabbat founded folk metal band Skyclad.
Satan performed a one-off gig at Germany's Wacken Open Air in 2004 and finally reunited in 2011. Since their reunion, the band has performed at several European festivals and released a new album, Life Sentence, in April, 2013 via Listenable Records. In 2014 the band increased their global reach by touring in North and South America.
On 2 October 2015 the band released their fourth studio album, Atom by Atom, while two days earlier the entire album was made available for streaming via Invisible Oranges.
In 2018, the band signed a new multi-album recording contract with Metal Blade Records. Their fifth studio album and first under Metal Blade Records, Cruel Magic was released on 7 September 2018. The first single from Cruel Magic, The Doomsday Clock, was released on 6 July.
As Blind Fury
Singles and EPs
- Kiss of Death (1982)
- Into the Future (1986)
- The First Demo (1981)
- Into the Fire (1982)
- Dirt Demo '86 (1986)
Compilations and live albums
- Blitzkrieg in Holland (2000)
- Live in the Act (2004)
- Into the Fire / Kiss of Death (2011)
- The Early Demos (2011)
- Trail of Fire-Live in North America (2014)
- Popoff, Martin (2005). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal Volume 2: The Eighties. Toronto: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 309. ISBN 1-894959-31-0.
- "SATAN Perform Live for First Time in 20 Years: Photos Available". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 17 September 2012.
- "'Life Sentence' Cover Art & Release Date". Satanmusic.com. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
- "'Atom by Atom' Available For Streaming In Its Entirety!". 30 September 2015.