Founded in 1977, Denver’s Satan’s Host is one of those band’s that has ebbed and flowed with the changing metal scene. Originally labeled a power metal band, then later a black metal band, they prefer to think of themselves as simply metal. No other label need apply.
Originating guitarist and mainstay composer Patrick Evil has composed another album of dark and grisly metal for fans. The band also see their long missed vocalist, Harry “Leviathan Thisiren” Conklin (Jag Panzer), return to the fold. As always Anthony “Evil Hobbit” Lopez (Torrid Flesh) man’s the skins, while the band welcomes thunderous new bassist, Margar.
The new album, By The Hands of the Devil is a ten song opus that leads the listener on a satanic journey through the depths of the underworld. Conklin’s shrill vocals are reminiscent of those of the band’s influences, such as Dickinson or even a young Halford, which counters Evil’s fast hand guitar work. This album marks a return to more of the metal style they were known for in their early years.
Metalholic recently sat down with Conklin and Lopez to talk about By The Hands of the Devil. Just from talking to these guys, it is evident that they are extremely passionate about not just the band that they helped make successful, but heavy metal itself. They talked about the changing music industry, Satanism, Atheism and Christianity and the evolution of the band. The album is in stores now, so make sure you go out and buy yourself a copy today.
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