pre-order: Savage - Glory Riders CD
Mean Heavy Metal from Germany, inspired by the 80s L.A. scene.
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Out 20th October
DYING VICTIMS PRODUCTIONS is proud to present the highly anticipated debut album of Germany’s SAVAGE, Glory Riders, on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats.
Hailing from Bavaria, SAVAGE formed in 2019 and promptly began solidifying their aesthetic. Then a trio, SAVAGE’s sound remained firmly within the 1980s, and specifically on the darker and more dangerous side of the Sunset Strip – namely W.A.S.P. and early Mötley Crüe. The first sinful fruit was borne with their self-titled debut EP, which was recorded at the end of 2021 and then self-released during the following summer. Strictly DIY from mixing and mastering to promotion and distribution, Savage showed that SAVAGE had the fire already raging: word of mouth spread worldwide, the record nearly sold out, and work had already begun on their debut full-length!
Now with the addition of rhythm guitarist Alex “Axel” Warrior, SAVAGE have at least developed into the (fuck-like-a) beast they always aimed for, and are prepared to deliver a bound-to-be-classic debut album: Glory Riders. Almost presciently titled, Glory Riders soon becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy of dirty and raw metal – or, as the band rightly liken it, MEAN HEAVY METAL. From sound and spirit on down to production and overall attitude, SAVAGE have the sleaziest side of classic American metal down COLD…or, should that be “fiery”? Indeed, even with the categorically cruising mid-tempo at which they move, SAVAGE positively ooze energy every single second here; hooks and heaviness take equal weight, and there’s just the right amount of spaciousness here (ala W.A.S.P.’s nigh-untouchable opening trio of albums) to lend moodiness and mystery to the band’s stadium-ready bravura. Neither flashy nor rudimentary, Glory Riders is simply stripped-down and muscular where it needs to be, keeping emphasis on the songwriting (and solos!) and letting SAVAGE’s irresistible attitude take hold.
Without hyperbole, SAVAGE have hereby thrown down the gauntlet for any band, ever, attempting to invoke the sound & spirit of the aforementioned glory years of W.A.S.P., and Mötley Crüe. Further references include classic Twisted Sister, early Lizzy Borden, Halloween, Impaler, and even Coup d’état-era Plasmatics, but one listen to Glory Riders and you’ll be convinced that these still-young gods are the REAL fucking DEAL!
- Heavy metal
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