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 2, 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. After shopping labels, they landed on Hells Headbangers, who were eager to be a part of making sure Steve's legacy lived on.
Featuring Steve on guitar and bass and Matt Glaser on vocals and drums, The Eternal Infernal was recorded over the course of October-December 2015 at the Cloudy Eye Tavern studio. With Steve's trademark savagery all across the record, it was then up to Joshua Freemon (Demonic Christ, Hellgoat), a longtime supporter and friend of Steve's, to make this recording an album, not a demo, through his mastering expertise. With cover art by cult artist Ereshkigal and a logo by the legendary Chris Moyen, The Eternal Infernal serves to forever preserve Steve Childers' musical freedom, his talent, and his undying love for music.