28 Years Ago: DEATH SS release Black Mass

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28 Years Ago: DEATH SS release Black Mass

Year by year we had evolved our style, enriching it of new elements, but the roots were always the same... from the old "glitter rock" of acts like the Sweet, Slade and T-Rex (for the glamorous taste and the strong visual characterization), to Punk rock (for the aggressive strength), to progressive bands like Black Widow, High-Tide and Atomic Rooster, to the dark sound of early Black Sabbath...
- Steve Sylvester / Death SS interview, Metal Rage, 2006

DEATH SS released their second album, Black Mass, on this day in 1989, opening with "Kings of Evil"... see the promo video below!

People were shocked to see five crazy young boys, masked as monsters, that, from a stage set up with authentic cemetery artifacts (stolen the night before from the local cemetery) threw worms, real blood and rotting flesh to the audience, playing a kind of music so dark and violent!
- Steve Sylvester / Death SS interview, Queens of Steel, 2005