GRANDIOSE MALICE’s The Eternal Infernal is the final will and testament of Steve Childers, otherwise widely known in the metal underground as Tregenda, founding guitarist of the legendary Black Witchery. Worldwide, Childers was revered as a master of stark simplicity, his riffs burrowing immediately into the brain with total violence and force, but underneath all that sturm und drang lay a master songwriter. Sadly, Childers departed this mortal coil on February 2nd, 2016.
Before his untimely passing, Childers was working on a new solo-project, and had a demo for it. He sent the demo to a few close friends for feedback, but tragically, it was never released. Within days of his death, DEMONIC CHRIST’s Dana Duffey (who received the demo tracks from Steve) reached out to Joel Bagley, Steve’s best friend, to discuss making sure Steve’s work would not be forgotten and be given a proper release on a killer underground label done the way Joel and Dana feel Steve would have wanted it.
Members: Steve “Tregenda” Childers – all guitars/bass
Matt Glaser – drums/vocals (and lead guitar on “The Messenger”)