Explosive, Oakland, CA quartet SAVIOURS will unleash its sophomore full-length album Into Abaddon on January 22, 2008 via NYC’s Kemado Records. Episode two of an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the making of the band’s new record has been posted online by Ground Control Magazine.
Filmed on location at Los Angeles’ Bay Recording Studios, the special “Lunarcast” documents SAVIOURS recording and speaking about Into Abaddon, which was produced, engineered and mixed by “Evil” Joe Barresi. Over the years, Barresi has consistently worked with quality artists and made some of their more seminal records — Tool “10,000 Days,” Melvins “Stoner Witch” and the Queens Of The Stone Age debut, to name a few. Known for its refreshing take on the classic metal of decades past, SAVIOURS are becoming frontrunners in todayâ€™s thriving heavy metal underworld, rapidly garnering international attention as one of the best heavy bands active today.
The final track listing for Into Abaddon is as follows:
1.) Raging Embers
2.) Into Abaddon
3.) Narcotic Sea
4.) Cavern of Mind
6.) Firewake Angel
7.) Inner Mountain Arthame
SAVIOURS just wrapped up a pre-release U.S. tour alongside Swedish rockers Witchcraft, where the band debuted many of the new songs from Into Abaddon. The self-described “piss-angry metal band” will hit the road in January, 2008 as hand-picked support for fellow Oakland metalheads High on Fire.
Founded in 2006, Ground Control is a music magazine started by a team of experienced music journalists who “got sick of seeing music magazines that seem to be more devoted to sarcasm than actually discussing music” and is “run by people who aren’t ashamed to be considered fans as well as audiophiles.”
SAVIOURS feature guitarist / vocalist Austin Barber, drummer Scott Batiste, guitarist D. Tyler Morris and bassist Cyrus Comiskey.
SAVIOURS are available to speak with interested media now. To chat with the band / request a review copy of Into Abaddon / 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.
â€œYou know youâ€™re playing a good set when your music not only commands the attention of the likes of J Mascis and Matt Pike, but youâ€™re sounding so tight that it compels the two guitar greats to air shred like a couple of Maiden fans circa 1980. Such was the caseâ€”according to eyewitnesses, anywayâ€”at a showcase performance by Oaklandâ€™s SAVIOURS at SXSW in Austin, TX.â€ â€“ DECIBEL
â€œSAVIOURS seem the clear favorites to champion metal’s return to prominence. Metallica is a shadow of its former self. Who, then, will usurp the throne? My money is on SAVIOURS. And rest assured, Bob Rock won’t be allowed within ten feet of these boys. Cliff Burton would be proud.â€ â€“ PREFIX
â€œOakland, California NWOBHM-embracersâ€ â€“ MTV NEWS
â€œThis is not the ultra-cleanly produced European metal sound. This is the slightly dirty, raw, classic metal that you grew up on. SAVIOURS take classic metal influences and make them modern again. They are every bit as Black Sabbath as they are Motorhead. They are every bit as the Fucking Champs as they are Mastodon. They are riff worshippers of the highest degree.â€ â€“ LAMBGOAT