Savage Messiah (band)

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Savage Messiah
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Savage Messiah at Bloodstock Open Air in 2015
Background information
Origin London, England, UK
Genres Thrash metal, heavy metal
Years active 2007–present
Labels Earache, Century Media, Trooper Entertainment, Candlelight
  • Dave Silver
  • Sam S Junior
  • Andrea Gorio
  • Míra Sláma

Savage Messiah are an English heavy metal band formed in May 2007 in London.[1] The band was formed by guitarist and lead vocalist Dave Silver and also consists of guitarist Sam S Junior, bassist Míra Sláma and drummer Andrea Gorio.


Savage Messiah were formed in London in 2007 by Dave Silver. Their debut self-financed EP Spitting Venom was released on 1 October 2007 by SMR Productions (the band's own label) to positive reviews.[2]

In January 2009, the band was signed to Candlelight Records,[3] and entered the studio with Grammy-nominated producer Chris Tsangarides[4] to record their first full-length album, Insurrection Rising. The album was mixed by Scott Atkins (Cradle of Filth, Gama Bomb, Sylosis), and would be the start of a long term working relationship between the band and Scott Atkins.[5]

Insurrection Rising was released on 19 October 2009.[6] The band immediately hit the road as support to Overkill for a 19 date European Tour[7] as well as picking up additional support shows with Sylosis,[8]Death Angel[9] and playing festivals such as Hellfire Festival[10] at the Birmingham NEC with Saxon, Napalm Death etc...and Hammerfest[11] with Iced Earth, Five Finger Death Punch, Suicidal Tendencies etc...

It was announced on 13 August 2010 that Savage Messiah was to be signed by Earache Records, with whom they signed a worldwide multi-album deal.[12]

The band entered Grindstone Studios in July 2011 to begin recording what would become Plague of Conscience,[13] once again with producer Scott Atkins. Taking breaks from recording to pick up shows with Skeletonwitch,[14] Devilstone Open Air Festival[15] in Lithuania, and then embarking on a 15 date UK tour with label mates Evile,[16] for which they released an advanced mix of the song "The Accuser" On 12 October 2011.[17]

The band's second album, Plague Of Conscience, was released on 23 January 2012.[18]

The first live activity in support of Plague of Conscience saw the band take part in the HMV "next big thing" series of concerts with Evile[19] at HMV Ritz in Manchester, another appearance at Hammerfest and a string of UK headline dates supported by Diamond Plate[20] as well as an appearance at the UK's Bloodstock Open Air Festival.[21]

In June 2012 the band contributed a cover version of the Metallica song "Of Wolf and Man" to the Kerrang! Magazine "A Tribute to the Black Album" cd which was released on 20 June 2012.[22]

on 12 December 2012 the band premiered their video for the song "All Seeing I" on the front page of Vevo[23]

On 1 July 2013 Savage Messiah entered the studio to record their third studio album, The Fateful Dark, with producer Scott Atkins.[24] Once again taking a break from the studio to support Finish metallers Wintersun[25] on a UK tour. Lead guitarist/vocalist Dave Silver also took part in a Century Media sponsored guitar clinic at Carvin Guitars[26] in West Hollywood, California before returning to the UK to complete recording.

Prior to the release of The Fateful Dark the band joined Denver, Colorado Thrashers Havok and Spanish metal act Angelus Apatrida for a 28 date European tour, taking in UK, France, Italy, Slovenia, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Spain and Belgium.[27]

The Fateful Dark was released on 10 March 2014 in Europe by Earache Records, 12 March 2014 in Japan by Trooper Entertainment and 18 March 2014 in the USA by Century Media Records.[28]

on 17 February 2014 the band released a promo video for the track "Hellblazer"[29] directed by Tom Walsh (Bullet for my Valentine, Pendulum) and featuring Game of Thrones star Pixie-Le-Knot.[30] The video received regular play on UK metal Sky TV channel Scuzz.[31]

Upon the release of the album Savage Messiah joined Soulfly for 8 dates across the UK,[32] followed by another run of UK headline dates culminating in another appearance at Hammerfest.

On 10 April 2014 it was announced that the band had been nominated for a Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards in the category of "Best New Band"[33]

In 2014, the band was awarded a grant by the British Phonographic Industry[34] and performed on Channel 4 News[35] as well as being interviewed regarding the grant.

The rest of 2014 saw the band take in headlining tours of Europe and the UK.[36]

In October 2014 the band were confirmed as support on a 27 date European tour as an opening act for Amon Amarth and Huntress commencing in January 2015.[37]

In February 2015 Warner Bros. Records announced the Metal Matters compilation disc including songs from Deep Purple, Slipknot, MC5 and many others. The Savage Messiah track "Hellblazer" was amongst the songs included.[38]

Current members[edit]

  • Dave Silver – lead vocals, guitars (2007–present)
  • Sam S Junior – guitars, backing vocals (2015–present)
  • Andrea Gorio – drums, percussion (2012–present)
  • Míra Sláma – bass (2014–present)


Studio albums
  • "Cross of Babylon" (Earache 2014)


  1. ^ Leslie, David (4 July 2008). "Interview with David Silver". Retrieved 6 May 2009. 
  2. ^ " Savage Messiah Spitting Venom". Retrieved 2010-08-13. 
  3. ^ " Savage Messiah sign to Candlelight". Retrieved 2009-06-02. 
  4. ^ " Savage Messiah to record with Chris Tsangarides". Retrieved 2008-04-14. 
  5. ^ "Interview with Savage Messiah". 28 February 2009. Retrieved 6 May 2009. 
  6. ^ " Savage Messiah Insurrection Rising". Retrieved 2008-04-14. 
  7. ^ " Savage Messiah To Support Overkill". Retrieved 2009-12-15. 
  8. ^ " Savage Messiah support Sylosis". Retrieved 2009-12-12. 
  9. ^ " Savage Messiah support Death Angel". Retrieved 2010-07-04. 
  10. ^ " Savage Messiah Hellfire Fest 2". Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  11. ^ " Savage Messiah Hammerfest 2". Retrieved 2010-03-17. 
  12. ^ " Savage Messiah Sign to Earache". Retrieved 2010-08-13. 
  13. ^ message_id= "onslaughtradio.comt: Savage Messiah Enter the Studio" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 2011-07-11. 
  14. ^ message_id= " Savage Messiah support Skeletonwitch" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 2011-08-11. 
  15. ^ message_id= " Savage Messiah Devilstone" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 2011-09-11. 
  16. ^ message_id= " Savage Messiah support Evile" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 2011-09-11. 
  17. ^ message_id= " Savage Messiah release the accuser" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  18. ^ message_id= " Savage Messiah release Plague of Conscience" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  19. ^ message_id= " Savage Messiah HMV ritz" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 2011-12-14. 
  20. ^ message_id= " Savage Messiah Diamond Plate" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 2012-01-25. 
  21. ^ message_id= " Savage Messiah Bloodstock" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  22. ^ " Savage Messiah Tribute to the black album". Retrieved 2012-06-20. 
  23. ^ " Savage Messiah premier All Seeing I video on Vevo". Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  24. ^ " Savage Messiah Enter the studio". Retrieved 2013-06-21. 
  25. ^ . Wintersun Wintersun Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 2013-06-11.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  26. ^ " Savage Messiah Shreds of insanity". Retrieved 2013-08-19. 
  27. ^ " Savage Messiah tour with Havok". Retrieved 2013-09-19. 
  28. ^ " Savage Messiah Fateful Dark Release". Retrieved 2013-12-11. 
  29. ^ " Savage Messiah release hellblazer video". Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  30. ^ " Savage Messiah Game of Thrones". Retrieved 2014-02-15. 
  31. ^ " Savage Messiah scuzz". Retrieved 2014-02-17. 
  32. ^ " Savage Messiah to support Soulfly on UK Tour". Retrieved 2014-10-16. 
  33. ^ " Savage Messiah nominated for a golden god award". Retrieved 2014-10-04. 
  34. ^ "Taxpayer Funds Thrash metal". Retrieved 2014-01-05. 
  35. ^ " Savage Messiah perform on channel 4 news". Retrieved 2014-08-05. 
  36. ^ " Savage Messiah headline UK Europe". Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  37. ^ " Savage Messiah Amon Amarth tour". Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  38. ^ " Savage Messiah Metal Matters cd". Retrieved 2015-02-17. 

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