Few modern bands embody the true spirit of heavy metal, as well as Savage Messiah, whose dogged perseverance, passion, and conviction, hark back to the hard graft of metal’s masters of old. On the band’s fifth full-length album Demons, due for release on May 17, 2019, this has never been more evident. Vintage bullet-belt influences meet modern metal with 11 new songs that will feel as much at home on the airwaves and playlists as reverberating around sweaty mosh-pits.
Demons is punctuated by sentiment more personal than anything the band have shared in the past. Singer and guitarist Dave Silver describes a band reborn on the new record. “I looked at what we’ve done in the past and knew we could be taking this band way further,” says Silver. “When you become a parent, your worries become multi-faceted,” he explains. “You worry about what happens to you and those around you. It’s the weirdest thing, the love you feel for your child, almost indescribable. I’ve never thrown myself into my lyrics like that before.”
Demons also sees a shift in production for Savage Messiah. After making four albums with Scott Atkins, the group enlisted producer David Castillo, renowned for his work with metal stalwarts including Opeth, Dimmu Borgir and Soilwork. The album was mixed by Jens Bogren (Arch Enemy, Amon Amarth, Kreator) at his Fascination Street Studios in Sweden.
Demons will be available via Century Media.
The pre-order of Demons starts today and the following formats are available:
Black LP + CD
Standard CD Jewelcase
- “Virtue Signal”
- “What Dreams May Come”
- “Heretic In The Modern World”
- “Under No Illusions”
- “Down And Out”
- “The Lights Are Going Out”
- “The Bitter Truth”
- “Until The Shadows Fall”
- “Rise Then Fall”
- “Steal The Faith in Me”