Monday, 7 June 2010

Straight up Metal with Saviours

I have been on a NWOBHM kick lately, spinning a lot of Iron Maiden, so I thought this would be a good time to share one of my favorite metal throwbacks from Oakland. Saviours came to be near the end of my time in Nor-Cal, but they grew out of one of the better hardcore bands on the scene in the late 90s, Yaphet Kotto.

There second record, Into Abbadon, sounds like a time machine back to the early 1980s. If they had been born 20 years earlier, these guys could have opened for Saxon or Judas Priest. Any fan of old school metal styling will find something worth listening to on this record. You can buy it here.

(Raging Embers)

(Into Abbadon)

Saturday, 5 June 2010

The Notes - Those Days, Those Nights

Perhaps you have visited Holiday Records through our links section. They put out a weekly digital single of a pop act that could have easily fit into the Sarah Records roster. And because they know times are tough, all the songs are free.

Here is one of my favorite tracks released this year form a band from Southampton called The Notes. The pretty vocals and jangly guitars are perfect for summer BBQing.

(Those Days, Those Nights)