Crush & Kill
Devastator was formed by guitar/vocalist Tyler Satterlee and Derek Bean on drums in the fall of 2001 in Colfax, CA. They quickly covered many songs from bands such as Slayer, Metallica, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Judas Priest, and Black Sabbath under the name Atrosity. Always having a revolving door of musicians coming and going, they finally settled as a 3 piece with the addition of the 4-stringer neck wrecker Patrick Hamby in 2002. Now having a solid lineup, they continued to cover shitloads of metal songs from their favorite bands and tried gigging locally as much as they could, playing local clubs, battle of the bands and high school rallies. On January 1st, 2005, Atrosity recorded a 5 song e.p. known as 'F*** Everything' with songs like 'March of the Wicked' and 'Speed Demons'. They quickly sold over 100 copies locally and in the greater Sacramento area and established themselves as the thrash metal band in the Nor Cal area. 2005's local 'Wrecking Roseville' tour saw Atrosity establish themselves locally and landing opening slots for bands like Kreator and Overkill. In December of 2005, atrosity was forced to change their name from Atrosity to Devastator due to there being a famous Atrosity from Germany (but with a 'c' instead of an 's'). 'Crush and Kill' was recorded and mastered in 2 days, as well as having most of the tracks done in one take! It features 2 previously unrecorded tracks and 3 re-recorded tracks found off of Devastator's first demo release 'F*** Everything'.