Founded in 1977 in Pesaro, Italy, by figurehead Steve Sylvester together with Paul Chain, Death SS went on to pioneer an entire genre by combining a serious interest in all things occult with the theatrical grandeur of shock rockers like Arthur Brown or Alice Cooper in a distinctly extreme musical context, thus even predating the achievements of King Diamond and Mercyful Fate.
Incomprehensibly, the band never got full recognition apart from the metal underground, and it may well be for this reason that Steve, who has remained the only constant member throughout the years, was forced to release their latest album ?Rock ?n? Roll Armageddon? via his own label Lucifer Rising in 2018. Due to its undeservedly low exposure beyond the group?s devoted fans, High Roller have decided to introduce the record to international audiences.