Year Formed


Satan are a heavy metal band originating from Newcastle, England in 1979, known as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. " Though generally obscure throughout their career, the band is considered influential for playing a form of proto-thrash metal that was fairly advanced by the standards of the early 1980s. The group is listed as active, due to their announced reunion with Brian Ross in 2005 Their line-up has undergone a number of personnel changes and even changes in band name; for a time the band was called Blind Fury, putting out one album, 1985's Out of Reach, under that moniker before reverting back to Satan. In 1988 the group changed its name again to The Kindred and then yet again to Pariah, releasing two albums under that name before folding in the early 90's. In 1997 Pariah released another album. The band's shifting lineup has included members of many other heavy metal bands such as Blitzkrieg, Rough Edge, Pariah, 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.

Fast forward to 2011: Seven years after the band's one-off performance at Germany's Wacken Open Air in 2004, Satan have reunited in their original Court In The Act line-up:

Brian Ross (Blitzkrieg/Metalizer)
Russ Tippins
Steve Ramsey (Skyclad)
Graeme 'Bean' English (Skyclad)
Sean Taylor (Metalizer)

Satan played shows at festivals in 2011 and 2012 (Keep It True and Metal Assault/GER, Four Blades Of Steel/UK, Zwarte Cross/NL) and started writing and rehearsing new songs. New album Life Sentence is out now and available to buy from their website.