Label : EARMusic
Release : 20-8-2021
In 2021 earMUSIC pays tribute to the band Savatage with a new vinyl reissue series and reissues of all albums of the metal icons from 1983 to 2001 on vinyl! The album "Sirens" and the EP "The Dungeons Are Calling" make the beginning.
"The Dungeons Are Calling" is a six song EP. The tracks were recorded during the studio session for their debut album "Sirens" at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida, with producer Danny Johnson.
According to frontman Jon Oliva, "Sirens" and the lengthy EP "The Dungeons Are Calling" were recorded and mixed in a single day. The two albums were supposed to be Savatage's debut together, but since vinyl records limited the total running time, they were split. "The Dungeons Are Calling" was therefore released in 1984, a year later than "Sirens".
The EP songs, however, were re-recorded songs from an older, untitled demo that predated the album. They are metaphorically dedicated to describing the effects of drugs on the human mind.
For the vinyl reissue of "The Dungeons Are Calling", the songs were remastered and provided with expanded artwork and extensive liner notes.