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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Bay Area metal dominates the nation

Posted By on Tue, Jan 15, 2008 at 10:33 AM

(Saviours live)

Oakland's Saviours and High on Fire are heading out on tour together on the heels of the release of Saviour's new disc, Into Abaddon, hits stores Jan. 22. The tour hits Oakland on Feb. 23 at the Uptown. Sweet!

Explosive, Oakland, CA quartet SAVIOURS will unleash its sophomore

full-length album Into Abaddon on January 22 via Kemado Records. Known for

its refreshing take on the classic metal of decades past, SAVIOURS are

becoming frontrunners in today's thriving heavy metal underworld, rapidly

garnering international attention as one of the best heavy bands active

today.

Hot on the heels of U.S. live dates with Witchcraft and Earthless and

a special New Year's Eve performance as hand-picked support for experimental

metal band Neurosis, SAVIOURS will join fellow Bay Area hessians High on

Fire for a five week nationwide tour that kicks off this Thursday, January

17 in Santa Cruz, CA. A full listing of upcoming SAVIOURS tour dates

follows this message.

Episode three 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.

Check it out at this location

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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.

The final track listing for Into Abaddon is as follows:

1.) Raging Embers

2.) Into Abaddon

3.) Narcotic Sea

4.) Cavern of Mind

5.) Mystichasm

6.) Firewake Angel

7.) Inner Mountain Arthame

SAVIOURS features 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.

"You know you're playing a good set when your music not only

commands the attention of the likes of J Mascis and Matt Pike, but you'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 case-according to

eyewitnesses, anyway-at a showcase performance by Oakland's SAVIOURS at SXSW

in Austin, TX." - DECIBEL

"SAVIOURS 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." - PREFIX

"Oakland, California NWOBHM-embracers" - MTV NEWS

"This 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." - LAMBGOAT

SAVIOURS tour dates:

(all dates also include High on Fire and ALOL (A Life Once Lost) / * off

dates)

January 17 Santa Cruz, CA @ Veterans Hall

January 18 San Jose, CA @ Blank Club

January 19 Pomona, CA @ Glass House

January 20 Tucson, AZ @ Plush Arts

January 22 Lubbock, TX @ Jake's Backroom

January 23 Corpus Christi, TX @ The Compound

January 24 Denton, TX @ Rubber Gloves

January 25 Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Music Room

January 26 Memphis, TN @ Hi Tone

January 27 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In

* January 28 Jackson, TN @ Splatt's Showhouse (w/ Rwake)

January 29 Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree

January 30 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl

January 31 Orlando, FL @ Back Booth

February 1 Miami, FL @ Churchill's

February 2 Tampa, FL @ Crowbar

February 3 Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds

February 5 Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone

February 6 Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle

February 7 Virginia Beach, VA @ Steppin

February 8 Wilmington, DE @ Mojo 13

February 9 Reading, PA @ The Silo

February 10 Brooklyn, NY @ Europa

February 11 Milford, CT @ Daniel Street

* February 12 Brooklyn, NY @ Luna Lounge (w/ Witch, Titan & Children)

February 13 Worcester, MA @ Palladium Upstairs

February 14 Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel

February 15 Columbus, OH @ Ravari Room

February 16 Louisville, KY @ Uncle Pleasants

February 17 St. Louis, MO @ 2 Cents Plain

February 18 Iowa City, IA @ The Picador

February 19 Lawrence, KS @ Bottleneck

February 20 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

* February 21 Salt Lake City, UT @ Burt's Tiki Lounge (w/ Intronaut)

February 22 Sacramento, CA @ Blue Lamp

February 23 Oakland, CA @ Uptown Nightclub

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