Explosive, Oakland, CA quartet SAVIOURS will release a 12â€ EP next month in anticipation of its forthcoming sophomore full-length and Kemado Records debut, Into Abaddon. Titled the Cavern of Mind EP, the release will hit stores on November 13th via Kemado and contains the blistering demos for the new SAVIOURS tracks â€œCavern of Mindâ€ and â€œRaging Embersâ€ which will appear on Into Abaddon in their finished form. Produced by Joe Barresi (Melvins, Kyuss, Tool), Into Abaddon is set to drop on January 22, 2008.
Known for their refreshing take on the classic metal of decades past, SAVIOURS are rapidly becoming frontrunners in todayâ€™s thriving heavy metal underworld. Spewing blasphemous lyrical hellfire over an endless arsenal of harmonized leads, locomotive rhythms and riff heavy, locking guitars and bass, SAVIOURS spit poignant venom that swings and thrashes somewhere between Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, â€˜Kill â€˜Em Allâ€™ â€“era Metallica and Thin Lizzy.
Fresh off a sold out tour of the UK as hand-picked direct support to progressive metal giants Mastodon, SAVIOURS have announced a four week tour which will see the band bring its not-to-be-missed live shows to points across the U.S. while debuting many of the new songs from Into Abaddon. The SAVIOURS tour will kick off on October 12 in Reno, NV and will see the band will team up with slew of their hard-rockinâ€™ peers including Witchcraft, Earthless and Danava along the way. SAVIOURS will perform a high-profile show as part of the Kemado Records 2007 CMJ Showcase, set for October 18 in Brooklyn and will appear as one of the featured artists at the Fun Fun Fun Festival, set for November 3-4 in Austin, TX, where the band will share the stage with Against Me!, The Sword, Neurosis, Explosions in the Sky and more.
A taste of what SAVIOURS will unleash with its new material is available now as the new track “Cavern of Mind (12″ Version)” has been posted online at this location. Originally recorded as a demo for the Into Abaddon full length, the track will appear on the upcoming Cavern of Mind EP in this same form.
SAVIOURS are 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: www.myspace.com/saviours666, the Kemado Records website: www.kemado.com and the ACTION! website: www.action-pr.com.
“[with] 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
“riff-heavy, classic-rock-inspired…some of the best heavy music around” – SEATTLE STRANGER
SAVIOURS ON TOUR!
October 12 Reno, NV Satellite Lounge (w/ Earthless)
October 13 Salt Lake City, UT Burt’s Tiki Lounge (w/ Earthless)
October 14 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge (w/ Earthless)
October 15 Kansas City, MO Static Bar (w/ Earthless)
October 16 Chicago, IL The Note (w/ Earthless)
October 17 Pittsburgh, PA Garfield Artworks (w/ Earthless)
October 18 Brooklyn, NY Luna Lounge (As part of 2007 CMJ Festival / Kemado Records showcase)
October 20 Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar (w/ Witchcraft, Serpent Throne)
October 21 Washington D.C. Black Cat’s Backstage (w/ Witchcraft)
October 22 Baltimore, MD Talking Head Club (w/ Witchcraft, Absolver)
October 23 Norfolk, VA The Boot (w/ Witchcraft, Constrictor)
October 24 Asheville, NC Joli Rouge (w/ Witchcraft)
October 25 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn (w/ Witchcraft)
October 26 Savannah, GA Jinx (w/ Witchcraft)
October 27 Orlando, FL The Backbooth (w/ Witchcraft)
October 29 Ybor City, FL Crowbar (w/ Witchcraft)
October 30 Tallahasse, FL Beta Bar (w/ Witchcraft)
October 31 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jacks (w/ Witchcraft, Evil Army)
November 1 Houston, TX Rudyard’s Pub (w/ Witchcraft)
November 2 Dallas, TX Double Wide Bar (w/ Witchcraft)
November 3 Austin, TX Waterloo Park (as part of the 2007 Fun Fun Fun Festival w/ Against Me!, The Sword, Neurosis, Explosions in the Sky, Witchcraft and more)
November 5 Phoenix, AZ Casablanca (w/ Witchcraft)
November 6 San Diego, CA Brick by Brick (w/ Witchcraft, Danava)
November 8 Los Angeles The Echo (w/ Witchcraft, Danava)
November 10 San Francisco Slim’s (w/ Witchcraft, Danava)
November 11 Oakland, CA Uptown Nightclub