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.
"Sirens" is the debut album by the Florida-based power metal band. It was originally released in 1983 and is one of the heaviest albums by Savage, who only later developed their own style of progressive metal. "Sirens" features nine songs, including the title track and the song "Holocaust", which were staples of the band's live schedule. The album was recorded at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida, with producer Danny Johnson.
According to frontman Jon Oliva, "Sirens" and the long 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 not released until a year later
For the vinyl reissue of "Sirens" the songs have been remastered and provided with extended new artwork and detailed liner notes.