We are both Tranquilos™ and Fucking Crazy™. Spectacularly homeless and yet optimistic. There’s a sour taste in our mouths. Blackened notes, with a tint of red (wine). We are Satan Made Me Do It and we are back with a main-event calibre show worthy of the noblest ziggurats. What we got here is 80 minutes of delightful darkness come alive through the power of our resolve and an overly complicated home setup put together to inflict pain and mess with our poisoned heads.
Rough around the edges, as always, and as always a product of our fondness for a noisy way of life.
Still here and still louder than y’all. We shall return…..
If not us, then who? SATAN MADE ME DO IT are back to its despicable duo format after one of us moved from sunny Lisbon to leathery London. And you can tell by this show: we’re thirsty for gallons of blood and hungry for ingesting chunks of hot metal as easy as eating celery sticks.
There’s dark ambient and synth, noisy dementia and depression, tons of metal punk, south american vibes, punk hardcore anger, saucy band names, crazy use of the mixing table’s flanger, reverb and phaser effects, and plain old school metal on top. And guess what: it all makes sense. One of those metal shows you can actually dance to.
No one does it quite like SATAN MADE ME DO IT and you better believe it!
Stress just doesn’t get to us. This show happened mere days before our dj set at Santa Maria Summer Fest, in Beja, but we came prepared to deliver to goods on both fronts. On this episode, hour UNO kicked so much ass that it interfered with the very cables on the studio in Radio Quântica. Great new Mefisto track, Power Trip, Arkona, Cruel Force, just *UGH!*
It got so maddening there for a second that the damn equipment started frying our selection by the end of hour two… Sorry about that!
Metal will be the end of us and till the end we’ll proclaim: ‘tis but a scratch!
We got inspiration for this episode after reading a great Greg Anderson (from Southern Lord) interview about his hardcore roots in Seattle. Initially we thought about repeating a hardcore drenched episode, just like we did on “Episode 25 – Nothing Ever Changes”, but as Greg’s interview was about how different the Seattle scene was compared to the rest of the West Coast, soon our thoughts drifted to the roots of crossover thrash, particularly the LA of the early 80s. Back then, the punks and skaters didn’t see eye to eye with metalheads, but bands like Suicidal Tendencies, Cryptic Slaughter, Excel or DRI helped change that. Soon, you started seeing punks and skaters turning up at Slayer and Metallica shows, while metal bands started to play faster and harder. So basically this episode is part early crossover thrash and part modern crossover outfits, mostly released (or re-released!) by Southern.