Blessed Curse, a Northern California-based trio, have been making a name for themselves through selfless hard work playing countless shows and unleashing some of the most punishing true heavy metal. Like many, the band began with humble beginnings as childhood friends forging their love of music into their own band, and over the past ten years they’ve grown up and became a meticulous killing militia primed to join the bigger league and take things to a more international playing field.
In 2011 with an arsenal of new songs the band headed to Trident Studios with producer Juan Urteaga (Testament, Machine Head, Sadus) and laid down their greatest achievement with the full-length recording of their self-titled Blessed Curse debut album. True metal performed with integrity highlighting the band’s distinct take on their metal influences and capturing the past, present and future of Blessed Curse. Packaged with a killer original artwork piece from Marc Sasso (Dio, Halford, Cage), Blessed Curse are ready to take it to the next level and have partnered with Cyclone Empire Records to make that next leap possible.
This story begins in the fall of 2001 with guitarist/vocalist Tyler Satterlee and drummer Derek Bean in Colfax, California. The two school friends wanted to play music they felt in their hearts and quickly went on to cover many metal classics from bands such as Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Judas Priest, and Black Sabbath under the brand name Atrosity. The two finally settled as a three-piece with the addition of the four-string neck-wrecker Patrick Hamby in 2002. After a couple years of continuing to cut their teeth in the local music trenches, Atrosity recorded their debut demo in early 2005. This 5-song EP, appropriately titled “Fuck Everything”, quickly sold through the first 100 copies in a day or two all over the local area as Atrosity quickly established themselves as the true, young thrash metal band in the Northern California area. In 2006, Atrostiy was forced to undergo a name change due to their being an established death metal band from Germany using the proper English spelling of Atrocity. Quickly deciding on the ultra heavy alternate name of Devastator, the band continued the metal mayhem as the now revamped headbanging force needed a release with the new name to get the word out to all the ravenous followers, as well as potential new fans they would set out to convert. Devastator recorded a 5-song EP, titled “Crush and Kill”, which was recorded
completely live in the studio in two days.
In the fall of 2007, Devastator once again headed off to the studio, this time in Petaluma, CA, to record their follow-up EP, “Slaughtered Like Pigs”, with the help of Slave Productions. With the new recording Devastator joined their Bay Area brothers-in-arms Hatchet on a west coast tour blazing a path of destruction.
In 2009, Devastator geared up to record their next demo recording, the far more professional “Burn the Beast” EP, recorded, mixed and mastered in a week by Juan Urteaga at Trident Studios. “Burn the Beast” received rave press reviews and metal radio airplay across the country and to build upon the momentum the band embarked on a full US tour that summer.
Aiming to join the big leagues Devastator felt the need for a another new name that was more unique and original and dubbed themselves Blessed Curse – because being in a band is both a blessing and a curse.
Since the completion of their debut album, the band have returned to the live front assaulting audiences with their intense barrage of metal mayhem and sharing stages all over the west coast with bands like Death Angel, Destruction, Warbringer, D.R.I., Evil Dead, Hatchet, Bonded By Blood, Exmortus, Sacrificial Slaughter, and Witchaven with plans to do a full US tour again this summer, 2012.
01. Bleeding Cross
03. Demon Dance
04. Slaughtered Like Pigs
05. March Of The Wicked
06. Carpathian Mist
07. Rise Of The Undead
08. Feasting Witch
09. The Devil´s Mark
10. Something Evil
11. Eternal Hate / Blessed Curse
12. Burn The Beast
Tyler Satterlee- Vocals/Guitar
Derek Bean- Drums
Patrick Hamby- Bass Guitar