SWEET SAVAGE Added To METALLICA's Concert In Dublin

June 10, 2008

Reactivated NWOBHM legends SWEET SAVAGE (based in Belfast, Northern Ireland) have reportedly been added to METALLICA's August 20 concert at Marlay Park in Dublin, Ireland. Also scheduled to appear is TENACIOUS D.

METALLICA recorded a cover of the SWEET SAVAGE song "Killing Time" (co-written by current DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell, a former member of SWEET SAVAGE),which was included as the B-side to METALLICA's "The Unforgiven" single.

As previously reported, Maniacal Records (USA) and High Roller Records (Germany) have announced a joint vinyl release for 2008, a SWEET SAVAGE two-LP release of studio material and live songs from the band's early years (1978-1981) done with the group's co-operation. Due in the summer, "Eye of the Storm - The Early Years" marks the first time that original studio recordings from the late '70s and early '80s are properly made available to the general public and also the first time that most of the songs have been committed to vinyl. The material consists of studio material and some live cuts from the early years. This is rare studio and live material that holds its own alongside the other NWOBHM greats of that era like ANGELWITCH, IRON MAIDEN, HOLOCAUST and TYGERS OF PAN TANG. 500 copies will be pressed and only 250 will be available for the USA. Half the pressing will be on green vinyl in tribute to Ireland.

Contact Mike at [email protected] for pre-order information. Or if in Europe, contact Steffen at [email protected]

"Eye of the Storm - The Early Years" track listing:

Side A:

01. Eye Of the Storm (studio)
02. In The Night
03. Prospector Of Greed (studio)
04. The Raid (studio)
05. Queen's Vengeance

Side B:

01. Killing Time (studio)
02. Ground Zero (studio)
03. The Ripper
04. Lady Marion
05. Take No Prisoners

Side C:

01. Teazer
02. D.U.D.
03. The Raid (remix)
04. Prospector Of Greed (remix)
05. Sweet Surrender
06. Crucify

Side D:

01. Sweet Surrender (live)
02. Prospector Of Greed (live)
03. Eye Of The Storm (live)
04. Take No Prisoners (live)
05. Killing Time (remix)
06. Eye Of The Storm (remix)

SWEET SAVAGE live in Belfast, 1981:

(Thanks: Johan Mrling)

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