SDI was founded in May 1986 but they disbanded in 1991, and had a short comeback in 1992 before they again disbanded, and now for long time and to 2013. 31 years after their last full-length Mistreated, German Speed Metal veterans SDI return with a new album 80s Metal Band! After reactivating their activity back in 2013, SDI went to perform on several shows and festivals such as True Thrash Fest in Japan, as well as the Czech Obscene Extreme and several other shows and tours across Europe since 2017.
In the year 2019, the trio finally made it back to the studio, where they recorded 12 new tracks, reflecting the band’s range from speed metal grenades to metal anthems in ways of the old school. To get rid of the expectation to have reinvented the wheel somehow, the title of the album makes it clear on what’s going on and so this album is all about the 80s, the period of time where the band left their mark! The track Freeride,
80s Metal Band is therefore not only a description in which SDI feel represented in 2020, but also the motto and title of the new full-length which takes the listener 30 years back in time. The mix of Føni Goedereis and the mastering of Peter Pluto Neuber (Primordial, Blood Red Throne, Manos) makes sure that the sound of SDI fits into the new millennium!