Saviours Sign To Kemado Records, Prepare To Record New Album, Tour

Thursday, 09 August 2007

The minute I received the Kemado Records compilation Invaders, released early last year, a song blasted in my ears that made me feel like it was 1987 again, when metal actually meant something. The first notes of “Circle of Servants Bodies” is metal at its finest, but the thing I couldn’t figure out was, why doesn’t this sound like anything else? They didn’t copy anyone, they just played hard—REALLY hard—Metal, with a sense of originality that basically says, “We don’t give a fuck.”

That fundamental nature was all over their debut album Crucifire. Each and every song was metal with a punk-rock attitude. Oakland’s Saviours were dubbed the Metallica of our generation, which is a lot to handle, but after seeing them live and listening to their music—A LOT—it’s more than an accurate assessment.

So, it’s only fitting that Kemado sign a deal with the band, since that label is home to some of the most acclaimed rock and metal bands to hit the scene over the past few years, such as Danava, The Sword, Audionom, Dungen and Vietnam.

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."

Wanna see what the hell I’m talking about? Check them out at one of the below 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

More Saviours music here:

Download "Holy Slaughter" from Crucifire – [mp3]

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