The year was 1989. Los Angeles’ TERRORIZER released an album and influenced an entire generation of grindcore bands. That album was “World Downfall”, a blistering assault of pummeling blast beats, searing vocals and war-like guitar rhythms reaching a new level of speed, brutality and untamable rage. This classic album of extreme music history was wrapped in the seminal recording of Tampa, Florida’s Morrisound Studios (Obituary, Morbid Angel, Deicide), the recording mecca of the then hot Florida death metal scene.
The original band on the early demos before “World Downfall” was comprised of Nausea members, vocalist Oscar Garcia and guitarist Jesse Pintado (who went on to join Napalm Death), along with bassist Garvey and drummer Pete Sandoval (Morbid Angel), the band was well-respected in the extreme metal underground. By the time the band was signed by Earache and the album was to be recorded, the band had broken up, and recording sessions were completed with David Vincent (Morbid Angel) on bass guitar. With “World Downfall” this short-lived line up created one of the most long-living records in the death metal/grindcore genres. Keeping TERRORIZER’s memory alive, Morbid Angel played songs from “World Downfall” live throughout the next decade, bootleggers kept spreading the old demos as well as unofficial band shirts, and throughout the years, old and new fans continued to adore “World Downfall” as a groundbreaking album.
Rumors that TERRORIZER, who had created one perfect, timeless album, would reform refreshing their legacy never ceased to circulate. That time is now, and the album is “Darker Days Ahead” offering 11 newly recorded tunes among which you can discover some of the classic demo tracks (e.g. “Mayhem”, “Fallout”, “Crematorium”), finally gifted with a contemporary powerful and thundering production, exposing the true force of this classic material. Also, the band revisited the classic “World Downfall“ track “Dead Shall Rise,” entitling the new version “Dead Shall Rise V.06”. Returning to Florida, TERRORIZER entered Juan “Punchy” Gonzalez’ DOW Studios (Morbid Angel, Christian Death, Diabolic) to record and produce this highly anticipated second effort early 2006. The result is a more mature sounding piece of death grind, unleashing pessimistic, hateful visions of our present and future. The increased amount of death metal elements does not harm TERRORIZER’s traditionally high level of brutality, making the band anno 2006 sound heavier, more massive and sinister than ever before! “Darker Days Ahead”, is trademarked by Jesse Pintado’s and Tony Norman’s (Morbid Angel, ex-Monstrosity) unmistakably feral sounding guitar tone and Pete Sandoval’s skin-flaying blast beats. Joined by vocalist Anthony Rezhawk (Resistant Culture), who renders an outstanding performance on every level, with Tony Norman doubling his duties on some solid bass playing, TERRORIZER deliver an unrelentingly brutal tempest predicting the darkest of days!
Shortly after the release of "Darker Days Ahead" band leader Jesse Pintado died and the album remains as his testament to all the TERRORIZER maniacs out there!