TERRORIZER’s PEDRO ‘PETE’ SANDOVAL Says That He Is ‘Back Behind The Drum Kit’

Drummer Pedro “Pete” Sandoval (MORBID ANGEL, TERRORIZER), who last year underwent back surgery for a deteriorating disc problem and has been in recovery ever since, has released the following statement via his Facebook page:

“I am back behind the drum kit! Lots of surprises for 2012, starting with the release of the new TERRORIZER album. Thanks so much, my friends!”

An excerpt from an upcoming DVD that Sandoval recorded in Barcelona, Spain can be viewed below.

In a November 21, 2011 interview with Metal Storm, MORBID ANGEL bassist/vocalist David Vincent was asked if the band’s current touring and recording drummer, Tim Yeung, is now a permanent member of the group. “Permanent is an interesting word,” Vincent replied. “When we got Tim to do [the latest MORBID ANGEL album, ‘Illud Divinum Insanus’] — everybody knows what the story is on that — it was to do the record and to do the subsequent touring for the record. So that’s what I’m prepared to discuss this evening. Tim is a very capable drummer, a very talented fellow. He’s a good friend, and I feel very pleased that his schedule worked out, as such, that he could do this, ’cause we’re having a good time.”

In an October 2011 interview with Brazil’s Som Extremo, Sandoval was asked for his opinion about MORBID ANGEL‘s “controversial” new CD, “Illud Divinum Insanus”, which incorporates industrial and electronic elements into the band’s traditional death metal sound. “No comment! I don’t play on that album.” He was then questioned about what he thought he would have done different on “Illud Divinum Insanus” had he played on the record. “More exreme deathgrind metal and less DJ, boring awful typical I care less industrial experimental same as everybody boring bull!” he said. “This is not what MORBID has been all about! …Hmmmmmm, and I really care less…!”

TERRORIZER‘s new album, “Hordes Of Zombies”, is scheduled for release in North America on February 28, 2012 via the French label Season Of Mist.

Joining Sandoval in TERRORIZER‘s current lineup are Wolf (a.k.a. Anthony Rezhawk), the vocalist on the previous TERRORIZER album release, “Darker Days Ahead”, who returns for his second menacing oration of dark politicized prophecies about the apocalyptic near future; David Vincent on bass, ready to continue the onslaught he began with TERRORIZER‘s debut album masterpiece, “World Downfall”; and Katina Culture (RESISTANT CULTURE) on guitar as the replacement for the late Jesse Pintado.


Wolf (a.k.a. Anthony Rezhawk) – Vocals
Katina Culture – Guitar
David Vincent – Bass
Commando (a.k.a. Pete Sandoval) – Drums