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Amon Amarth w/ support – Porto, Portugal

Posted in Gig, Live with tags , , , , , , on 13th February 2015 by Pieni

Savage Messiah, Huntress, Amon Amarth
Hard Club, Porto (PT)
11th February 2015
Promoted by Prime Artits

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Amon Amarth are very dear in my country, but it still positively surprised me that the show in Lisbon sold out a couple of weeks before the event. It didn’t sell out in Porto but it was close enough. And considering that both venues hold 1.000 people each, we’re talking about almost 2.000 metalheads “deceiving the gods” in this little corner of Europe. Not bad, huh?

 photo _DSC0110_zpsv9f8aanv.jpgEven though they could have pulled that off totally on their own, they obviously didn’t, bringing along two other bands. First one was Savage Messiah, who were playing in Porto for the first time. I don’t know how popular they were around here, but Portugal has a fair share of thrashers. And since Savage Messiah were formed in 2007 and last year were awarded as part of the Music Export Growth Scheme by the British Government, I’m pretty sure that many had at least heard of them. Still I didn’t notice the lyrics being sung along, hence my doubt. But I did listen to how loud they screamed their “Hey! Hey!” and how high they raised their fists, so if they didn’t know them before, they certainly do now, and in a very good way. Really a shame that they’ve played for such a short time – so short that photographers were rushed out of the photopit after just two songs instead of the usual three, as three would have literally meant half of the show. So it’s understandable that they’ve only played songs from their latest album, “The Fateful Dark”, even though they have two more in their baggage. The half-an-hour setlist included the opener “Iconocaust”, the “inspired by Satan” song “Hellblazer”, the title-track and “Minority Of One”, which was the last one. (5 / 5)

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 photo _DSC0343_zpsblrxhhrr.jpgI wasn’t so stoked about Huntress and remained that way when the show was over. No, wait, I was stoked at the end BECAUSE it was over. At the time of their debut album, I wrote a review for another webzine and rated it 4/10. I’m looking at it right now and the first paragraph reads: « Huntress is a Californian heavy metal band highly overrated. Napalm Records took them in as “the undisputed newcomer of 2012” and I’m still wondering why. But then again, heavy metal always works on stage, and if you have a hot blonde with a very exposed cleavage screaming her lungs out, well, that surely calls a lot of attention. My question is – in the end of the show, do you remember any song? Did any solo, chorus or even a simple riff stick to your brain? Probably not. At least that’s what happened to me after listening to their debut “Spell Eater”. » What would you know? I was so right! Except for “I Want To Fuck You To Death”, that is, as the chorus is not just explicit but really catchy. But then again, as Jill Janus was so happy to inform, the song was co-written by Lemmy from Motörhead – so maybe the reason why it sounds distinctive.
Anyway, Jill was very energetic (as an aerobics instructor, as a friend would point out) but sadly her high pitch was far from steady. And the long screams were supported by the microphone effects. Then the guitar-hero poses of both guitarists were way too much for my personal taste. Mine and about a dozen friends who I’ve exchanged ideas with afterwards. But I guess we were a minority as the crowd gave a fiery response to Huntress (“We’re from California and we smoke a lot of weed”). So I can’t say that it was a bad concert, just that I didn’t like it.
Jill said “obrigada”, very pleased with herself by knowing the difference between “obrigada” and “obrigado” (it’s a gender thing – as a woman, she had to say the first, the latter is for men). She failed later, however, when she dedicated a song (“Zenith”, I think) to the girls, whom she called “muchachas”. That’s Spanish, Jill. But the crowd was hyped, and a crowdsurfing girl was praised by the singer: “that’s right, sister!”.
A new song, “Flesh”, was also introduced, and the set ended when “it was time to call the witches”“Eight Of Swords”. They left the stage with Jill saying “stay high”. Quite the advice… (3,5 / 5)

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 photo _DSC0497_zpsvsxejzdr.jpgWe always associate Iron Maiden’s “Run To The Hills” to Indians and cowboys because of the music video. But if we look into the lyrics – “one man came across the sea…” – it could be any invader. So given the Vikings’ history, it was only suitable that this song served as intro for Amon Amarth.
Whatever I say about this show, it won’t do it any justice – regarding both the band and the crowd. It was the fifth time I was seeing these Swedes and I’ll make sure it wasn’t the last – they’re THAT kind of band. Right on the first song, “Father Of The Wolf”, I felt a boot on my head, as the crowdsurfers got into action practically in sync with the first riff.
It also didn’t take long for Johan Hegg to say good evening and welcome us to their party – in perfect Portuguese! Trust me, it’s not easy to catch our accent. That he took the time to practice meant a lot to everyone in that room. photo _DSC0458_zpsqxdwuax7.jpg
For one hour and a half, the frenzy only slowed down when Hegg introduced the songs, drank to us from his horn, and the few moments that followed “Victorious March”, marking the encore. Notice that I said “slowed down”, not “quieted”, because the crowd kept screaming and applauding, such was the frenzy. And even despite the heat, that spiked to sauna-levels.
The aforementioned encore started with the sound of thunder, the lights still dim. Then the band returned, with Hegg holding a Mjölnir in the air. Then he hammered the ground with it, Thor-like, before starting to sing “Twilight Of The Thunder God”. In the end he said it had been the last song, getting a desolated roar as response. To get one more, we had to scream our lungs out loud enough. I think it was the first time I saw a singer satisfied with our loudness on the first take. “Of course we have one more song for you!”, Hegg said, asking bassist Ted Lundström to take the lead. As expected, “The Pursuit Of Vikings” echoed, and in the last chorus, Hegg wasn’t as easily pleased with our vocal performance, pushing us further… and achieving his goal, of course.
The whole band had a smile of their faces when they left the stage, with Hegg claiming we were “fantastic” and promising to come back. The next day, they posted a thank-you little video, with the caption “Oporto should now be called Oparty”. For this kind of pun, I didn’t mind the stupid “O” that, for some reason, the English language added to the original name of my hometown. (5 / 5)

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Text & photos by Renata “Pieni” Lino

Amon Amarth about to embark on European tour

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 13th January 2015 by Pieni

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Still promoting their latest album “Deceiver Of The Gods” (released in June 2013 via Metal Blade Records), Swedish Vikings Amon Amarth will raid the UK, France and the Iberian Peninsula between January and February, supported by Huntress and Savage Messiah. Their own words are as follows:

“UK, Portugal, Spain and France…get ready this January for a Viking invasion! We’ll be making an extensive UK expedition where we’ll be pillaging smaller clubs in virtually every nook and cranny of the country. We’re also making a more in depth raid of France, Spain and Portugal. Finally! As support on this mission we’re bringing our friends in Huntress and up-and-comers Savage Messiah. Don’t miss this awesome night of metal and we will take no prisoners!”

Here are the targets of this pillage:

15/01/15 FR – Lille – Le Splendid
16/01/15 UK – Brighton – Concorde 2
17/01/15 UK – Plymouth – The Hub
18/01/15 UK – Bristol – Thelka
19/01/15 UK – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
21/01/15 UK – Norwich – Waterfront
22/01/15 UK – Colchester – Arts Center
23/01/15 UK – Oxford – Academy2
24/01/15 UK – Stoke – Sugarmill
25/01/15 UK – Manchester – Academy2
27/01/15 UK – Glasgow – Classic Grand
28/01/15 UK – Leeds – Stylus
29/01/15 UK – Newcastle – Uni
30/01/15 UK – Lemmington – Assembly
31/01/15 UK – Southampton – 1865
02/02/15 FR – Rouen – Le 106
03/02/15 FR – Reims – Le Cartonnerie
04/02/15 FR – Nancy – L´Autre Canal
05/02/15 FR – Nimes – La Paloma
06/02/15 ES – Bilbao – Santana 27
07/02/15 ES – Barcelona – Razzmatazz1
08/02/15 ES – Madrid – La Riviera
10/02/15 PT – Lisboa – Paradise Garage
11/02/15 PT – Porto – Hard Club
12/02/15 ES – Santiago – Captol
14/02/15 FR – Clermont-Ferrand – Le Cooperative De Mai
15/02/15 FR – Strasbourg – Laiterie

Last autumn, Amon Amarth launched a video for the title-track of “Deceiver Of The Gods”, which is believed to be the most remarkable video of the band so far, as it features clips from the upcoming film “Northmen – A Viking Saga” – a movie where Johan Hegg himself stars as Valli.

http://www.amonamarth.com
http://www.facebook.com/OfficialAmonAmarth
http://twitter.com/amonamarthband
http://deceiver.amonamarth.com

Savage Messiah to headline European tour this autumn

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 29th June 2014 by Pieni

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In order to promote their latest album “The Fateful Dark”, Savage Messiah will headline an European tour, kicking off in later September and finishing in November, after a full UK leg:

Sep. 26 – Hillegom, Netherlands – OJC Solution
Sep. 27 – Dijon, France – Rising Fest
Oct. 04 – Brescia, Italy – Circolo Colony
Oct. 06 – Barcelona, Spain – Rocksound
Oct. 07 – Madrid, Spain – Wurlitzer Ballroom
Oct. 08 – San Sebastian, Spain – Le Bukowski

Oct. 25 – Oxford, UK – The Cellars
Nov. 11 – London, UK – The Garage
Nov. 15 – Sheerness, UK – The Ivy
Nov. 18 – Southampton, UK – The Joiners
Nov. 19 – Bristol, UK – Exchange
Nov. 20 – Winchester, UK – The Railway
Nov. 21 – Cambridge, UK – Portland Arms
Nov. 22 – Birmingham, UK – Institute

“We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be out on the road again this Sept/Oct and November once the festival season is over. This is the biggest headline tour for us so far so we’ll be pulling out all the stops! Expect lots of visuals, lights, popes and of course METAL!!! We’re even thinking of chucking a new song in the set (!!) as we’ve been busy crafting the follow-up to ‘The Fateful Dark’ for a few months now. Get your tickets early, and we’ll see you at the front for a UK heavy metal extravaganza!!!”, says frontman Dave Silver.

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http://twitter.com/savagemessiah

Savage Messiah give away last album for free on Bittorrent

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 7th March 2014 by Nico Davidson

London metallers Savage Messiah are giving away their last album for free via Bittorrent ahead of the release of their upcoming album The Fateful Dark.

Plague Of Conscience was originally released in 2012 and is available now on BitTorrent, with the first three tracks available instantly and the full album available after entering your e-mail address.  You can download Plague Of Conscience now for free on BitTorrent at this location.

Savage Messiah’s new album, The Fateful Dark, is due to be released on 10th March in Europe, 18th March in the USA and 7th April in the UK. The album is available to pre-order now from the Earache Webstore on CD with an exclusive bonus disc featuring three cover tracks, and is also available on limited edition coloured vinyl LP in the following quantities and colours:

100 – Iconocaust Clear
200 – Hellblazer (Red & Yellow Splatter)
300 – Cross of Babylon (Transparent Red)
400 – Black

All vinyl orders of The Fateful Dark also include a bonus 10″ vinyl featuring four cover tracks.  See an image of the different vinyl colours at this location. You can pre-order The Fateful Dark now from the Earache Webstore in Europe at this locationor in North America at this location.

The Fateful Dark is also available to pre-order now on iTunes, including three bonus tracks and three instant grat tracks, at this location.

Savage Messiah online:

http://facebook.com/SavageMessiahMetal
http://twitter.com/savagemessiah

 

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New Savage Messiah track streaming online

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , on 13th January 2014 by Nico Davidson

London metallers Savage Messiah have posted a new song from their upcoming album The Fateful Dark, which is set for release on 10th March in Europe via Earache and 18th March in North American via Century Media and Earache.

Savage Messiah, who were recently banned from entering the Freemason UK headquarters in London for a photo shoot after the society deemed the band’s name offensive, are releasing three instant grat tracks on iTunes which can be downloaded in advance of the album’s release.

The new track, called Minority of One, is available now as an instant grat download and can be heard below, along with a previously-released track, Cross of Babylon.  A further track, Hellblazer, will be available as an instant grat download on iTunes on 10th February. Savage Messiah frontman Dave Silver comments:

The title for this song comes from a famous saying by Ghandi, who said that even if you’re in a minority of one, the truth is the truth.  Which is a good message to people about breaking the mould and not getting sucked into ‘group think’ mentality.  Standing up for what’s objectively right and not compromising for the sake of social acceptance.  Musically, this is my favourite Savage Messiah track ever; we’ve managed to marry the thrash and heavy metal elements into a cohesive track, which is catchy and melodic, but still fast and thrashy.  Enjoy!

Sava Messiah online:

http://facebook.com/SavageMessiahMetal
http://twitter.com/savagemessiah
http://savagemessiah.tumblr.com

 

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Savage Messiah banned from United Grand Lodge

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 24th December 2013 by Nico Davidson

British metallers Savage Messiah found themselves banned from the United Grand Lodge of England, the oldest Masonic Grand Lodge in the world, after attempting to hire the building for a photo shoot. The reason behind the banning was that the Freemasons find the band’s name to be offensive, citing:

There are concerns over the group’s name and we have to be conscious of our members.

Savage Messiah’s third album, The Fateful Dark, which is to be released on 10th March 2014, thematically covers some of the rituals and controversy of the that surrounds the secret society of Freemasonry. Cross of Babylon, the third track makes reference to a highly secretive Masonic ritual called The Red Cross of Babylon, whilst the eye-catching album artwork, as seen above, depicts themes of greed, power and corruption alongside Masonic iconography. Savage Messiah frontman Dave Silver said:

Once more the dubiously hypocritical nature of religious groups has reared its head. We’ve been denied access to a building due to our apparently “offensive” name. I’m assuming that the word “Savage” is the root of the consternation in question. This I find amusing from a group of people that adhere to a book that promotes Slavery, Genocide and celebrates a single human sacrifice as if it had any baring what so ever in the eradication of “sin” or whatever that is supposed to be. If the band was called “arse-fucked Messiah” I might understand their concern, however the very nature of the biblical myths is based on the most savage of human behaviours. Ironically most Christian churches depict the effigy of a brutal murder, the most violent of image of a man strung up, maimed, humiliated and sacrificed, yet us long haired, peace loving, free-thinking heavy metal louts are too “Savage” to enter a building… Such is the way of the world!

Savage Messiah release their second album via Earache Records entitled The Fateful Dark available on CD and limited edition coloured vinyl and has been available for pre-order since 6pm GMT on Friday 20th December, at the following locations:

European webstore US webstore

Savage Messiah online:

http://savagemessiah.net
http://facebook.com/savagemessiah

Savage Messiah reveal details for new album

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 11th December 2013 by Nico Davidson

London shred lords Savage Messiah have revealed details for their new upcoming album which is set for release via Earache Records on 10th March next year in Europe and 18th March via Earache/Century Media in North America. The album will be titled The Fateful Dark. The follow-up to 2012’s Plague Of Conscience was recorded at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk, England with producer Scott Atkins (Amon Amarth, Sylosis, Behemoth) and features artwork created by Peter Sallai (Sabaton). The band’s frontman, Dave Silver, comments:

We’re finally ready to unleash this record on the world!  After the months of hard work and preparation, we are proud to announce all the details for the forthcoming record.  This is easily our best record to date and we’ve been playing most of it live since we toured with Wintersun in July and the reaction to the songs in a live environment has been killer!  Hopefully you’ll all enjoy listening to this one, and we look forward to seeing you all out on tour in 2014!!!

The full track list for The Fateful Dark is as follows:
1. Iconocaust
2. Minority of One
3. Cross of Babylon
4. Hellblazer
5. Live As One Already Dead
6. The Fateful Dark
7. Zero Hour
8. Hammered Down
9. Scavengers of Mercy
10. The Cursed Earth
11. Be Quick or Be Dead *
12. Lightning to the Nations *
13. Killers *
* Earache Webstore/iTunes exclusive bonus tracks.

The Fateful Dark is available to pre-order now on iTunes, and includes three instant grat tracks which will be available to download on the following dates:

December 11th – “Cross of Babylon”
January 10th – “Minority of One”
February 10th – “Hellblazer”
Pre-order THE FATEFUL DARK now on iTunes at this location.

See Savage Messiah on tour at the following shows:

SAVAGE MESSIAH w/ HAVOK, ANGELUS APATRIDA

Dec. 11 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – Orto Bar
Dec. 12 – Borkovany, Czech Republic – Republica San Bonigo
Dec. 13 – Leipzig, Germany – Conne Island
Dec. 14 – Essen, Germany – Cafe Nova
Dec. 15 – Berlin, Germany – Magnet

SAVAGE MESSIAH

Feb. 25 – London, UK – Borderline
Mar. 05 – York, UK – Fibbers
Mar. 07 – Manchester, UK – Sound Control
Mar. 08 – Wolverhampton, UK – Slade Rooms

Savage Messiah online:

http://www.facebook.com/SavageMessiahMetal
http://twitter.com/savagemessiah

 

Savage Messiah finish the recordings for upcoming album

Posted in News with tags , , on 6th October 2013 by Pieni

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Savage Messiah announced that the recordings for their upcoming 4th album have been completed. It should be released early 2014, its title still undecided.

“Finally, after almost seven weeks of brutal hard work, we can proudly say that our third album is complete! Every note has been played, every lyric sung and now we await the finished mixes from producer Scott Atkins. We’ve had a lot of laughs making this record, and despite it being a labour-intensive effort, we had no major disruptions and the whole experience has been really enjoyable. We’re genuinely excited to get this album out into the world and start the promotion! We look forward to releasing more details over the coming months as well as the various touring activities we have planned! See ya on the road!”, says frontman Dave Silver.

Before the tour with Havok and Angelus Apatrida (see dates here), Savage Messiah have other shows booked, the UK ones as headliners:

Oct. 19 – Hillegom, Netherlands – Plug In Festival
Oct. 20 – Tilburg, Netherlands – The Little Devil

Oct. 29 – Manchester, UK – Sound Control
Oct. 30 – York, UK – Fibbers
Oct. 31 – Birmingham, UK – The Temple
Nov. 01 – London, UK – Borderline

Nov. 16 – Sandnes, Norway – Sandnes Rock Club

http://www.savagemessiah.net/
http://www.facebook.com/SavageMessiahMetal
http://twitter.com/savagemessiah

Angelus Apatrida re-release first two albums and go on tour with Havok

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on 19th September 2013 by Pieni

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While there aren’t any details revealed about the successor of “The Call”, Spanish old school thrashers Angelus Apatrida will re-issue their first two albums, “Evil Unleashed” and “Give ‘Em War” – the ones released prior to their record deal with Century Media Records. They will be re-released as one double-disc set on November 18th, getting for the first time a proper distribution outside the band’s homecountry.

In support of this, the band will embark on an European tour with Havok and Savage Messiah on the following dates:

23.11.13 Edegem (Belgium) – JH Nootuitgang
24.11.13 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Distortion Fest (without Savage Messiah)
25.11.13 London (England) – Underworld
26.11.13 Cardiff (England) – Clwb Ifor Bach
27.11.13 Norwich (England) – Epic Studios
28.11.13 Glasgow (Scotland) – Cathouse
29.11.13 Plymouth (UK) – White Rabbit
30.11.13 Châlons en Champagne (France) – Contre Point
01.12.13 Nantes (France) – Le Ferrailleur
02.12.13 Toulouse (France) – Le Saint des Seins
03.12.13 Bilbao (Spain) – Kafe Antzokia
04.12.13 Madrid (Spain) – Sala Caracol
05.12.13 Valencia (Spain) – Rock City
06.12.13 Barcelona (Spain) – Music Hall
07.12.13 Zürich (Switzerland) – Tba
08.12.13 München (Germany) – Feierwerk
09.12.13 Wien (Austria) – Arena
10.12.13 Salzburg (Austria) – Rockhouse
11.12.13 Ljubljana (Slovenia) – Orto Bar
12.12.13 Borkovany (Czech Republic) – Republica San Bonigo
13.12.13 Leipzig (Germany) – Conne Island
14.12.13 Essen (Germany) – Cafe Nova
15.12.13 Berlin (Germany) – Magnet

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Angelus Apatrida online:
http://www.angelusapatrida.com
http://www.facebook.com/angelusapatrida
http://twitter.com/angelusapatrida

Century Media Records online:
http://www.centurymedia.com
http://www.facebook.com/centurymedia
http://www.youtube.com/centurymedia
http://twitter.com/centurymediaeu

Savage Messiah confirm plans to enter studio next month

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 20th June 2013 by Nico Davidson

Savage Messiah have confirmed plans to enter the studio on 1st July to begin recording their as-yet untitled new studio album. The band will be working on the follow-up to 2012’s Plague Of Conscience with producer Scott Atkins (Sylosis, Behemoth) at Grindstone Studios in Suffolk, having already worked with him on the band’s last two albums. Savage Messiah frontman Dave Silver comments:

We’re beyond excited to be fast approaching the day when we’ll head off back into Grindstone Studios, to work once more with Scott Atkins on what we can promise will be the most metal Savage Messiah CD yet!  We’ve approached the writing process in a totally old school manner; just four guys in a rehearsal space getting a vibe going, playing heavy metal!  Which has really allowed us to express the chemistry within the band and build on the musical foundation we laid with ‘Plague of Conscience’.

We’re pleased to be working with Scott Atkins for the third time, as he understands the band and has always delivered above and beyond for us and we’ve no doubt that he’ll get the best out of us once again.  We’ll be releasing titles, track listings, artwork etc. in due course.  In the meantime, look out for plenty of studio video updates which we’ll be posting over at our official YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/savagemessiahmetal).  So stay tuned!

See Savage Messiah live on tour at the following shows:

Savage Messiah w/ Witnersun & Bloodshot Dawn

Jul. 16 – London, UK – The Garage
Jul. 17 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy
Jul. 18 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
Jul. 19 – Newcastle, UK – O2 Academy 2
Jul. 22 – Bristol, UK – O2 Academy 2

Savage Messiah w/ RSJ

Oct. 29 – Manchester, UK – Sound Control
Oct. 30 – York, UK – Fibbers
Oct. 31 – Birmingham, UK – The Temple
Nov. 01 – London, UK – Borderline

Savage Messiah online:

http://www.facebook.com/SavageMessiahMetal
http://twitter.com/savagemessiah

Savage Messiah confirm UK tour with Wintersun and Bloodshot Dawn

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 11th June 2013 by Nico Davidson

Savage Messiah have confirmed a UK tour with Finnish metallers Wintersun and fellow UK metal band Bloodshot Dawn.

Savage Messiah will be taking a break from recording their as-yet untitled new album to take part in the five-date trek, which kicks off on 16th July at the Garage in London.  The band will then be heading out around the UK again in October on a mini headlining tour.

Savage Messiah’s lead guitarist Joff Bailey comments:

Me and the boys will be taking a break from recording our new album in July to tear up the road again around the UK with Wintersun!  The band is in fighting form at the moment and we’re set to raise absolute hell around the UK on this tour and our headline shows in October!  We’ll also be previewing some brand new songs taken from the new record throughout all of these dates, making it the heaviest Savage Messiah set list to date!  It really is gonna kick ya fuckin’ skulls in.  Mark our words… WE MEAN FUCKIN’ BUSINESS!!  We really can’t wait to rip the throat out of these shows and catch up with all the Savages around the country!  See you in the pit – then at the bar, mutha fukkas!  BRING IT!

See Savage Messiah live at the following shows:

Jun. 14 – London, UK – The Garage (w/ Nekrogoblikon)
Jul. 16 – London, UK – The Garage (w/ Wintersun, Bloodshot Dawn)
Jul. 17 – Manchester, UK – Club Academy (w/ Wintersun, Bloodshot Dawn)
Jul. 18 – Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms (w/ Wintersun, Bloodshot Dawn)
Jul. 19 – Newcastle, UK – O2 Academy 2 (w/ Wintersun, Bloodshot Dawn)
Jul. 22 – Bristol, UK – O2 Academy 2 (w/ Wintersun, Bloodshot Dawn)
Oct. 29 – Manchester, UK – Sound Control
Oct. 30 – York, UK – Fibbers
Oct. 31 – Birmingham, UK – The Temple
Nov. 01 – London, UK – Borderline

Savage Messiah online:

http://facebook.com/SavageMessiahMetal
http://twitter.com/savagemessiah

 

New Sirocco album ‘Lambay’ out soon

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 8th August 2012 by izaforestspirit

Skillful metallians SIROCCO are back with a bunch of great new songs!

Finally their new album ‘Lambay‘ is ready, offering you the
finest Celtic Thrash Metal from the ever-green isle Ireland!

Frontcover and inlay-art has been crafted by well known Belgian brush-artist Kris Verwimp!

SIROCCO also looking out anytime massively for new Live-Gigs!

Formed in Co. Waterford in 2003 by Jim Tobin, SIROCCO are a blend of thrashy rythms, beautiful lead guitar melodies, intricate drumming and pounding bass lines, interleaved with plenty of dual guitar harmonies, and old school heavy metal solos, combined to create a sound which they like to call “Celtic Thrash”. Originally an instrumental band, bass player Ciaran O’ Cearuill stepped up to the mic in early 2007 to finalize the line-up, and is audible on their most recent release “The March Through Crimson Frost”, which was officially released in the U.K. and Ireland release on April 7th, 2008, through Code7 Music. SIROCCO have played over 100 shows since their inception, including support spots for Exodus, Megadeth, Wasp, Suidakra, Firebird, Crowning Glory, Waylander and Wolfchant, as well as playing at the Cork Winterfest 2007 festival alongside Primordial, The DOD 2008 Festival alongside Watain and the Full Metal Rack 2008 Festival alongside Pagan Altar. The 4-piece have also travelled to the U.K., where they played a headlining show with U.K. metallers Savage Messiah and Heathen Foray in November 2007, and again in June 2008 to headline the inaugural Summer Solstice Pagan Festival. Their new and third album, “Lambay“, a concept album about the Viking invasion of Ireland, will see the light of the day in August / September 2012. 2012 will also see the bands first shows in Belarus, Lithuania, Spain and Malta.

http://www.siroccoband.com

Evile, Cerebral Bore, Savage Messiah & Damond Plate Set To Rock Hammerfest

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 16th March 2012 by Nico Davidson

This weekend sees the return of Hammerfest, the annual metal festival held at Pontin’s Holiday Village in Prestatyn, Wales.

Set to cause a storm at this year’s edition of the festival are Earache’s very own talents Evile, Cerebral Bore, Savage Messiah and Diamond Plate, joining a line-up that includes the likes of thrash legends Anthrax, Metal Blade’s heavyweight death metallers Amon Amarth, Chimaira and more. As well as Earache’s new breed of bands, the line-up also includes a number of Earache alumni, including reactivated madcap thrashers Lawnmower Deth and Saturday headliners Skindred, featuring ex-Dub War frontman Benji Webbe.

Ben Carter of Evile commented: Evile are again going to be let loose at Hammerfest, and we can’t wait to unleash Five Serpent’s Teeth on our cult! It’s an honour to play the main stage, we always have a great time with great people, and everybody knows more people equals more carnage!  So see you all there for beers and mayhem!

Kyle Rutherford of Cerebral Bore also stated: What an honour to be asked to play on this bill, and straight off the back of the Suffocation tour. We love playing these kind of shows as they’re not death metal shows, and we stick out like a sore thumb. This is good for us though, as it gets us playing to people who probably don’t listen to death metal, and gives us a chance to win them over.

Don’t miss these killer bands live at Hammerfest at these times:

Friday 16th March
DIAMOND PLATE – 5:45pm
EVILE – 12:30am (Friday night)
Saturday 17th March
CEREBRAL BORE – 2:00pm
SAVAGE MESSIAH – 1:40am (Saturday night)

Also, head down to the Earache stall at Hammerfest for a meet & greet with Diamond Plate at 4pm on Saturday and with Savage Messiah at 7pm on the same day.