Satanic Warmaster is a black metal band from Lappeenranta in southern Finland. The musician "Satanic Tyrant Werwolf" (real name Lauri Penttilä) began recording under this name in 1999. The band's lyrics deal mainly with nature, folklore, Satanism, and "occult and warlike themes".
The idea for Satanic Warmaster was first formed in 1998, while Werwolf was performing vocals for the band Horna. While with Horna he recorded under the name "Nazgul Von Armageddon". During this time he released three demos for Satanic Warmaster, Bloody Ritual and Marsch Zu Neuen Zeitaltern in 1999, and Gas Chamber in 2000. He left Horna in 2001 to focus on Satanic Warmaster and also because of personal reasons, citing his frustration and need to create his own art.
In a 2003 interview for the Finnish metal webzine Imperiumi, Satanic Tyrant Werwolf explained his personal beliefs in a detailed manner: "Pan-European traditional Satanism is a comprehensive ideological and philosophical alignment, which ...