NWOBHM heroes, Satan, who released their sixth full length album “Earth Infernal” via Metal Blade in April 2022, have announced a 9-date trek through Germany and the Benelux in October 2022.
Support comes from Swedish Heavy Metal villains Portrait, who released their critically acclaimed new album “At One With None” last September, via Metal Blade.
European Tour Dates 2022:
21.10.2022 NL – Amstelveen, Heavy Metal Maniacs festival
22.10.2022 BE – Vorselaar, De Dreef
23.10.2022 NL – Eindhoven, Dynamo
24.10.2022 DE – Osnabrück, Bastard Club
25.10.2022 DE – Langen, Stadthalle
26.10.2022 DE – Essen, Turock
27.10.2022 DE – Lichtenfels, Paunchy Cats
28.10.2022 DE – Berlin, Brutz & Brakel Stromgitarrenfest
29.10.2022 DE – Hamburg, Heavy Hamburg Halloween
“Earth Infernal” is a product of the times that birthed it and could only be the work of Satan. Having churned out cutting edge heavy metal throughout the 80s – and reunited in 2011 – their sixth full-length maintains the high standard they long ago set, and it is perhaps their timeliest release. “For two years the world has been preoccupied with politics and pandemics and while we were all looking the other way our planet has continued to get hotter”, says guitarist Russ Tippins. “Our Earth is now infernally hot. Almost irreversibly so. We are on a one-way trip to Hell and dragging our children along with us. Yes, Satan has something to say about global warming”. The album entered the German Charts on position 12, the highest Chart entry ever for Satan!
When it comes to modern heavy metal, there are few bands operating at the same level as Portrait! For a decade and a half, the Swedish unit have been forging their own path, and in the process, infusing life into a longstanding, well-established genre and taking it in new directions. Following up 2017’s acclaimed “Burn the World”, they returned in 2021 with the mighty “At One With None”, which was recorded at JFK Studios in Kristianstad, Sweden with Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Hatesphere) handling the mixing. While Portrait fans will immediately recognize it as the work of their heroes, they are not simply rehashing old ideas and treading where they have before. “At One With None” received critical acclaim by the fans and entered the German Charts on position 41!
Brian Ross – Vocals
Russ Tippins – Guitar
Steve Ramsey – Guitar
Graeme English – Bass
Sean Taylor – Drums