Jul. 17 – Tachov, Czech Republic – Tarock Open Air
Jul. 17 – Tachov, Czech Republic – Tarock Open Air
London heavy metallers, SAVAGE MESSIAH have launched the new single ‘Cross Of Babylon’ ahead of their UK support tour with AMON AMARTH that begins this week.
Listen to ‘Cross Of Babylon’ here:
And hear the band talk about the writing process of the track here:
The track is taken from their 2014 album “The Fateful Dark” released last year via Earache records. 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).
Get “The Fateful Dark” now from the Earache Webstore in Europe http://webstore.earache.com/savage-messiah
And via iTunes, including three bonus tracks
SAVAGE MESSIAH were picked by a panel of music industry experts to receive funding from the BPI Music Export Growth Scheme for European tour support and promotion/marketing in 2014. The grant itself caused a lot of controversy as to whether tax payers money should be spent in this way, especially on a heavy metal ’thrash’ band. Following this the band appeared in a host of national newspapers, plus Sky News and Channel 4 news too.
Catch Savage Messiah on tour with Amon Amarth
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 – O2 Academy 2
24/01/15 UK – Stoke – Sugarmill
25/01/15 UK – Manchester – Academy 2
26/01/15 UK – Aberdeen – Downstairs (Headline show without Amon Amarth)
27/01/15 UK – Glasgow – Classic Grand
28/01/15 UK – Leeds – Stylus
29/01/15 UK – Newcastle – Newcastle University
30/01/15 UK – Leamington Spa – The Assembly
31/01/15 UK – Southampton – 1865
UK thrash giants ONSLAUGHT have been announced as the final Headliner of this year’s HEADBANGERS BALLS tour.
After incredible reviews for their latest album VI and a storming international tour ONSLAUGHT are a band that are once again ripping up venues around Europe. The thrash legends head up an eclectic mix of rock and metal at all day show at The Flapper in Birmingham on 6th December. ONSLAUGHT join headliners FLESHROT London 15th November, SAVAGE MESSIAH Manchester 8th November and BULL RIFF STAMPEDE Gloucester, 13th December in leading the four main all day shows making up this years exciting tour.
Andy Pilkington of the HEADBANGERS BALLS said “we’re truly honoured that the ONSLAUGHT boys see us as a worthwhile cause. They’ll be leading an already exceptional line up including main support act Beholder, Martyr De Mona, Warlord UK, Morgue Orgy, Left For Red, Reign of Fury and more. We’re dedicated to making this show an exciting blend of old masters and newest talent from the area, following our blueprint in 2014 of showcasing the best each area has to offer.”
The HEADBANGERS BALLS have teamed up with the BEARDFEST festival to host the Birmingham event. BEARDFEST will be helping to raise money for Teen Cancer Trust and with ONSLAUGHT on board as headliner, this is one event that will be a highlight of the metal calendar in 2014.
Earache Record’s SAVAGE MESSIAH have powered their way on the European scene with a reputation for highly charged live shows, and will lead an exceptional rock lineup including Collibus, Babylon Fire, I.C.O.N, Line of Fire, and the immense talent of Massive Wagons among others. The show is in partnership with Viper events.
Death metal masters FLESHROT, newly re-formed for 2014, join a London show partnered with Chaotic Tapestry Management, who represent several of the bands on the bill such as Taunton’s Flayed Disciple, Virus, Meta-Stasis, One For Sorrow and new boys on the block Reprisal. Also announced for this brutal billing are Morgue Orgy, and of course the hosts of the tour Reign of Fury. The show will cater for even the heaviest tastes and is sure to make it’s mark in one of the best young music venues in London, Boston Music Rooms.
BULL RIFF STAMPEDE, one of the UK’s hottest thrash metal properties, lead a Gloucester show at new venue OLYMPUS THEATRE in partnership with Nerva Events, bringing a much needed hub to one of the most vibrant metal regions in the UK. Reign of Fury will be playing to their first home crowd on a Headbangers Balls date, and with bands such as Seprevation, Lifer, and Hellbound this will be the biggest collection of South West talent seen on one lineup for some time.
The tour will also be teaming up with several local promoters to take in in several free warm-up shows leading up to the all day events, with bands like Anihilated, Collapse and Spirytus on board.
To date the Headbangers Balls project has raised over £12,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust, and this year has seen its supporters even more involved than ever with the Hairy Balls Challenge raising over £5000, and their Kickstarter Campaign release of the 2014 compilation album reaching the funding target it just 3 hours.
SAVAGE MESSIAH are auctioning off Joff Bailey‘s Schecter V-1 custom Diamond series guitar, with all proceeds will go to the Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy (Registered Charity no. 280960) as part of a pledge campaign started by Dave Silver (Singer and guitarist from the band) for doing a charity bike ride entitled ‘Heavy Metal Truants’. Dave rode 161 miles from Alexandra Palace in London, to Donington Park to join everyone at the Download Festival.
Having entered the race at a very late stage, Dave has been granted additional time to collect donations now. As such, they have offered Joff’s actual Schecter V-1 custom Diamond series SIGNED by the band. You can see the guitar being used in the official video for “All Seeing I” below, taken from their Earache debut, “Plague Of Conscience”:
The guitar itself is in matt black, with 10 beautiful dark Mother of Pearl cross inlays embedded in the neck. This particular model is now discontinued and you can only purchase one second hand. It is in fully working order, and currently has a fresh new set of 10-46 gauge Ernie Ball Slink guitar strings fitted. There’s just under 4 days remaining until the end of this auction, so you haven’t got long if you want to win this awesome guitar!
Visit the auction website here.
Even if you can’t bid, you can still make a difference by making a donation of any size at:
British thrashers SAVAGE MESSIAH have posted footage from their performance on the Acoustic Stage at Hammerfest VI. Check out ‘Live As One Already Dead’ below:
Hammerfest VI ‘Book Of The Dead’ is taking place this weekend, 13th – 16th March at Hafan y Moor Holiday Park, North Wales.
For more information check the official Hammerfest website here.
London metallers SAVAGE MESSIAH are giving away their last album for free, ahead of the release of their new 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. Download the album now for free on BitTorrent at http://bit.ly/1pUsKqI
SAVAGE MESSIAH‘s new album, “The Fateful Dark”, is due to be released on March 10th in Europe, March 18th in the USA and April 7th 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 http://bit.ly/1fLMZCD
“The Fateful Dark” is also available to pre-order now on iTunes, including three bonus tracks and three instant grat tracks, at http://bit.ly/fatefuldarkitunes
Don’t miss SAVAGE MESSIAH on tour:
Mar. 07 – Manchester, UK – Sound Control
Mar. 08 – Wolverhampton, UK – Slade Rooms
Mar. 13 – Pwllheli, UK – Hammerfest
Apr. 19 – Norwich, UK – Thrashersaurus Festival
May 14-21 – San Antonio, Ibiza – Hard Rock Hell Road Trip
Aug. 16 – Kettering, UK – Alt-Fest
Metal Shock Finland’s Utilifest Project partners at Scotland’s LES-FEST have revealed that as well as recently announcing the change of venue for Les-Fest 3, they have also confirmed a number of new acts for the event to be held at Wiston Lodge in June 2014.
Top British metal band SAVAGE MESSIAH has been confirmed as the headline act for Saturday 28th June, completing a very strong line up of metal based music for that day. They will be joined on the Saturday by HOUSE OF X, a new name perhaps to many but a band with an impeccable history.
Organiser Dave Ritchie beamed “Yeah we are absolutely delighted to add Savage Messiah to this years event. We try to pick bands that we believe can bring a captivating performance to the stage and genuinely please people and if you like your “metal” these guys will not disappoint, with a new album imminent, expect something special, from worthy headliners.”
But there is more Dave continues “We took onboard many comments made last year that the headline acts were on too late, so we are putting Savage Messiah on about 9.30 pm. However not everyone want an early night so we will finish the Saturday evening with House of X (For those that don’t know, this is a band made up of ex members of UFO).
“As musicians they may all have that excellent pedigree, but having heard their forthcoming album of all new tunes these guys are much more than a covers or tribute act. The new material is excellent, but of course what better way to close of the Saturday evening than with some UFO classics sprinkled within the set too.”
They will be joined over the weekend by Glasgow Progressive Metal band Epsilon, new British Metallers Stormbringer, highly regarded hard rockers Crash Mansion, and the “best kept secret in Rock’n’Roll, CURRAN.
“This continues our something for everyone policy with a broad range of rock and metal bands now confirmed from Death Metal right through to Classic Rock making Les-Fest 3 a must do music festival in the Summer of 2014”
Tickets available now from www.les-fest.co.uk
Full confirmed line up to date – Main Stage
Bacchus Baracus, Bad Touch, Black Belt Karate, Bleed From Within, Cambion, Crash Mansion, Cypher 16, Deadly Circus Fire, Defy All Reason, Demonic Resurrection, Disposable, Epsilon, Exit State, Fallen Fate, Falling Red, Fireroad, Fury, Grifter, GutterGodz, House of X, Incassum, Incinery, Inferno, Mask of Judas, Massive Wagons, Reign of Fury, Sa-da-KO, Savage Messiah, Spill 16, Spirytus, Stormbringer, Stormzone, Skreamer, The Burning Crows, The Dirty Youth, Vantage Point, Voodoo Vegas and the Wild Lies
Bad Touch, Curran, Exit State, Incassum, Inferno, Scott Cowie and Steel Threads.