Saviours Sign To Kemado; Start Work on New Album

Explosive, Oakland, CA outfit SAVIOURS has inked a deal with NYC label Kemado Records.  The self-described “piss-angry metal band”, known for its ferocious live performances and original stamp on the classic power and thrash metal of decades past, will enter Los Angeles’ A&M/Henson Studios in late August with producer Joe Barresi (Melvins, Kyuss, Tool) to record its sophomore album.

Merging howling lyrical venom with an endless arsenal of corrosive guitar orchestrations, harmonized leads and runaway locomotive rhythms, SAVIOURS have been rapidly garnering international attention as one of the best heavy bands active today.  Fresh off a red-hot tour of the United Kingdom as hand-picked direct support to progressive metal giants Mastodon, SAVIOURS have launched a fourteen city road jaunt that will see the band’s “not-to-be-missed” live sets including many of the new songs that will comprise the new full-length.  The as-yet-untitled album is expected to see an early 2008 release.

On the topic of the forthcoming album and the band’s new label home, SAVIOURS drummer Scott Batiste comments, “We signed to Kemado because they understand what we’re trying to do more than any other label.  We each share a vision of how a Saviours record should be released.  And it helps that Keith and company know how to party.”

SAVIOURS’ standout cut “Circle of Servants Bodies” represented the ass-kicking opening salvo for Kemado’s excellent compilation of rare and unreleased heaviness, 2006’s much-publicized “Invaders”.  The release, called “a nearly flawless and numbingly coherent compilation of contemporary heavy rock” features a host of today’s best hard rock and metal acts that, in addition to SAVIOURS, also includes The Sword, Big Business, High on Fire, Wolfmother and Torche.  “Circle of Servants Bodies” can be heard at this location.

SAVIOURS is available to speak with interested media now.  To chat with the band / request a review copy of the new album / attend a live performance, simply contact ACTION! PR via any of the means listed below.  Updated SAVIOURS news and tour information will be made available via the SAVIOURS web domain:, the Kemado Records website: and the ACTION! website:

“From Aussie power trio Wolfmother’s radio-ready Sabbath/Zeppelin/Deep Purple pastiche to the rise of underground whiplash-inducing heroes like Mastodon and the Bay Area’s own High on Fire, today’s Hessian masses have a host of worthy acts to support.  Oakland outfit Saviours set the headbanging bar still higher, delivering a ferocious onslaught…Saviours display dynamics and versatility rarely heard among one-trick pony modern metal bands” – SAN FRANCISCO WEEKLY

“tom fills and big sustain, topped off with amalgamated Dio and Maiden solo-run riffs” – PITCHFORK

“Saviours have quickly established themselves as some of the best purveyors of rock-tinged metal in the Bay Area, playing guitar riffs so big they could choke a whale” – SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN

“SABBATH-era doominess, NWOBHM/punk rawness, and MAIDEN-esque, elegant, harmonized lead guitar lines” – THE BIG TAKEOVER

“If Mastodon were on their way out, Saviours would be their heir apparent. With a triple guitar attack and classical metal sensibilities, this Oakland-based group won a lot of people over this year, playing dates with such high-profile names as High on Fire, The Sword, and Pelican. Down and dirty just the way you love it” – ZERO Mag

“riff-heavy, classic-rock-inspired…some of the best heavy music around” – SEATTLE STRANGER

SAVIOURS tour dates:

8/8 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge w/ Black Cobra
8/9 Chicago, IL @ The Note w/ Black Cobra
8/10 Alma, AR @ D’Amico’s Music Hall
8/11 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves (w/ THE SWORD)
8/12 Austin, TX @ Emo’s (w/ THE SWORD)
8/14 Phoenix, AZ @ Modified (w/ Landmine Marathon)
8/17 Tijuana, Mexico (venue TBA)
8/18 Los Angeles, CA @ Warehouse

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