Nasty Savage

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Nasty Savage
Origin Brandon, Florida
Genres Power metal, thrash metal, death metal
Years active 1983–1990, 2002–2012, 2016–present
Labels Metal Blade, Crook'd Records
Associated acts Acheron, Lowbrow, Gardy-Loo, Denial Fiend, Havoc Mass [1]
Members Ronnie Galetti
Demian Gordon
David Austin
Fred Dregischan
Greg Gall

Nasty Savage is a thrash metal band originating from Brandon, Florida, USA. The band rose to popularity primarily due to lead vocalist "Nasty" Ronnie Galetti's over-the-top stage show performances (in early shows Ronnie would smash television sets over his head) and the band's relentless efforts to keep its music as uncommon as possible. The second album featuring the hit single "XXX" was recorded at Progressive Music in Tampa. These recordings helped get the band signed with heavy metal label Metal Blade Records. After releasing four albums between 1985 and 1989 they broke up. After there had been speculation about a reunion for some time, an album of new material was released in the spring of 2004. Since then, the band has played occasional live shows. Nasty Savage is currently working on a new album, which is due for release in the summer of 2017.[2]

Band members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • "Nasty" Ron Galletti- vocals (1983-1990, 1998, 2002-2012, 2015-present)
  • David Austin- guitar (1983-1990, 1998, 2002-2012, 2016-present)
  • Fred Dregischan- bass (1983-1985, 2015–present)
  • Demian Gordon- guitar (2016–present)
  • Greg Gall- drums (2016–present)

Former members[edit]

  • Ben Meyer- guitar (1983-1990, 1998, 2002-2012)
  • Dezso Istvan Bartha- bass (1985-1987)
  • Chris Moorhouse- bass (1987-1988; died 1988)
  • Richard Bateman- bass (1988-1990, 1998, 2002-2012)
  • Curtis Beeson- drums (1983-1990, 2004-2012)
  • Craig Huffman- drums (1998; died 2015)
  • Jim Coker- drums (2002-2004)

Timeline[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • Wage of Mayhem Demo (1984)
  • Nasty Savage (1985)
  • Live in Brandon Bootleg (1985)
  • Indulgence (1987)
  • Abstract Reality EP (1988)
  • Penetration Point (1989)
  • Wage of Mayhem EP (2003)
  • Cleveland 87 Live (2003)
  • Psycho Psycho (2004)

Cover artwork on Indulgence, Abstract Reality, Penetration Point, and Wage of Mayhem EP was done by artist Lewis Vandercar. Cover artwork on Psycho Psycho was done by Eric Wadley.

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