TERRORIZER Gets Resurrected by Pete Sandoval with some help from David Vincent
The drumming legend, Pedro “Pete” Sandoval, has masterfully breathed new life into TERRORIZER, and this time he’s bringing along his former MORBID ANGEL comrade and current I AM MORBID bandmate, David Vincent, who handles bass and vocals duties.
In a turn of events that left many fans delighted, just a mere seven months after declaring that the band was calling it quits due to the whirlwind of his personal life and the commitments with I AM MORBID, Sandoval took to his social media to deliver some electrifying news. Brace yourselves, because the band is making a triumphant return to the stage, slated to ignite the atmosphere on October 22 at the Maranhão Open Air 2023 in São Luís, Brazil.
“Hey Brazil #terrorizer is ready for you,” Pete wrote. “This time with my friend and original member (World Downfall 89 Hordes of Zombies @officialdavidvincent .”
Before Pedro Sandoval wielded his drumsticks for MORBID ANGEL‘s iconic debut album “Altars Of Madness” back in 1989, he had a prolific stint with his original band, TERRORIZER. These earlier endeavors saw him contributing his percussive mastery to two demos and a split album. The explosive result was the band’s 1989 full-length debut “World Downfall,” a veritable zenith for death metal and grindcore. This seminal album featured lightning-fast blast-beats and double-bass drumming, combined with an onslaught of guitar prowess by the late Jesse Pintado (NAPALM DEATH) and the fierce vocals of Oscar Garcia (NAUSEA). The 1989 lineup was further solidified with Sandoval and Vincent lending their talents on bass.
Across the subsequent twenty-three years, Sandoval artfully juggled MORBID ANGEL projects with his ongoing devotion to TERRORIZER. This dedication yielded two more cataclysmic full-length albums: 2006’s “Darker Days Ahead” and 2012’s “Hordes Of Zombies.” Fast forward to 2018, and the group was still delivering sonic devastation with “Caustic Attack,” a release hailed as their most intense and diverse offering to date.
The year 2021 brought forth a significant development as the band joined forces with Earache Records for a worldwide record deal. At that juncture, the band was comprised of Sandoval, the skilled Lee Harrison on guitar, and Sam Molina on bass and vocals. Meanwhile, in the world of I AM MORBID, shifts were occurring. The fall of 2022 witnessed the departure of guitarist Kelly McLauchlin, who was succeeded by Richie Brown (EXMORTUS, THE ABSENCE, TRIVIUM). Brown‘s debut performance with I AM MORBID, which also features guitarist Bill Hudson (NORTHTALE, DORO), occurred on October 16, 2022, at the Grita Fest in Colombia.
Notably, the spring of 2022 witnessed the resurrection of a musical partnership. The European tour of I AM MORBID marked a long-awaited reunion between Sandoval and Vincent, who hadn’t graced the stage together in twelve years.
As life has charted its course, Sandoval has embraced a new chapter as a born-again Christian. His journey saw him step away from MORBID ANGEL in 2010, following surgery to address a prolapsed disc.
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