AmbPirate of Capital Chaos conducted an interview with the reunited 1984-1986 lineup of SENTINEL BEAST last week before the band’s show in Sacramento as a warm-up for their appearance at the Keep It True XVfestival, set to take place April 27-28 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany. You can now watch the chat below. Also available is performance footage from the Sacramento concert.
SENTINEL BEAST was formed in Sacramento in 1984 by Debbie Gunn, Mike Spencer (bass), and Scott Awes (drums). During this time, the axes were played by Greg Williams and Jerry Fraiser, later to be replaced by Barry Fischel and Mark Koyasako. Discovered by Kerry King of SLAYER, the band recorded and released the influential “Depths of Death” album, on Metal Blade Records, in 1986 and the band later went on to open shows for the likes of SLAYER, EXODUS, MEGADETH, MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND, and others. The band broke up and Debbie Gunn departed for Chicago shortly after to front ZNOWHITE, then relocated to Europe to join the all-female thrash pioneers, ICE AGE.