|Origin||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Years-Active||1986–1989, 2005–2006, 2009–present|
|Label(s)||Earache, Century Media Records Season of Mist|
|Associated Acts||Morbid Angel, Napalm Death|
Terrorizer is an American grindcore and death metal band formed in 1986 in Los Angeles, California. After disbanding, its members gained recognition by playing in influential extreme metal bands, such as Morbid Angel (David Vincent, Pete Sandoval), Napalm Death (Jesse Pintado) and Nausea (Oscar Garcia, Alfred "Garvey" Estrada). To date, Terrorizer has released two studio albums, and broken up twice (in 1989 and 2006). They reunited again in 2009, this time without Pintado, who had died three years earlier.
The group released their inaugural album, World Downfall, in 1989. It is seen as one of the classics of early grindcore. An album containing two rehearsal sessions of the band from 1987 was released in 2003.
In early 2005 it was rumored that Terrorizer were to reform with their original line-up, however of the original line up, only Jesse Pintado and Pete Sandoval agreed to be on the long-awaited second studio album, Darker Days Ahead, released in August 2006, on Century Media Records. They recruited Tony Norman of Morbid Angel for guitars and bass and veteran grind/punk/metal vocalist Anthony Rezhawk. Pintado had been recording and playing shows with Rezhawk's band Resistant Culture and asked him to join Terrorizer. In the week of its release Pintado died due to complications arising from liver failure.
In 2009, Terrorizer released a new demo track, "Hordes of Zombies", on its MySpace page. In June 2011, Terrorizer signed to Season of Mist, and released its third album, Hordes of Zombies, on February 28, 2012.Resistant Culture guitarist Katina Culture replaced Pintado and David Vincent rejoined on bass.
In November 2012, drummer Pete Sandoval announced that Terrorizer has begun writing new material for their fourth studio album.
- Current line-up
- Anthony Rezhawk – vocals (2005–present)
- Katina Culture – guitar (2009–present)
- David Vincent – bass (1989, 2011–present)
- Pete Sandoval – drums (1987–1989, 2005–present)
- Former members
- Oscar Garcia – vocals, guitar (1987–1989)
- Jesse Pintado (deceased) – guitar (1986–1988, 2005–2006)
- Alfred "Garvey" Estrada – bass (1987–1989)
- Tony Norman – guitar, bass (2005–2011)
- Studio albums
- Split releases
- Terrorizer / Nausea (1988)
- Nightmares (1987)
- Demo '87 (1988)
- Official website
- Official MySpace includes memorial to Jesse Pintado
- Jesse Pintado Shyly Discusses 'Darker Days Ahead' and Terrorizer's Reformation