Italy's prog/death innovators SADIST have completed the songwriting process for their new studio album, the tenth of their career. Following the well-acclaimed "Firescorched", released in 2022, the new album promises to be even more aggressive, both musically and lyrically. The band will enter the recording studio in late 2023, with the album due for a 2024 release on Agonia Records.
SADIST started out in the early nineties, having emerged from Genoa in Italy. The band went ahead of its time, with an adventurous take on the then-developing progressive death metal subgenre. Its presence was firmly established through an unmistakable style, detectable since the debut installment "Above The Light" from 1993, as well as following albums: "Tribe" (1995) and "Crust" (1997). After the release of "Lego" (2000), which brought about a temporary shift towards the avant-grade/core spectrum of the genre, SADIST went on a hiatus. The band returned to its proven sonic formula in 2005, having put out four studio albums since, and continues to maintain its epic take on death metal, featuring jazz and Middle-Eastern elements.
SADIST played before huge crowds as a support act and opener for such iconic bands as Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Slayer or Motorhead, guesting at Olympic stadiums and gaining exposure at high-profile metal festivals as Wacken Open Air (1998), Gods Of Metal (2006 & 2010) or Hellfest (2010). In 2019 the band toured Europe with I Am Morbid, Vital Remains and Atrocity. This year alone, SADIST shared the stage with Samael, Pantera, Dark Tranquility and Sepultura.
Trevor Sadist - vocals
Tommy Talamanca - guitar, keyboards
Davide Piccolo - bass
Giorgio Piva - drums