APRIL 17th 2016
SAVAGE MASTER EXCLUSIVE

Welcome to Metaltitans, Guardians of Metal Entertainment Worldwide, we are here with Stacey Savage of US Occult Heavy Metal act "Savage Master".

1. You have a new album "With Whips and Chains", about to be released Friday May 13, who will it be released through ?

This time around it is High Roller/Skol Records.

2. This is 2 years after your debut album, when did you start work on "With Whips and Chains" ?

We started writing it shortly after the first one was finished, we had a few parts written already, but no full songs till after recording "Mask of the Devil".

3. Was it a long process from wanting to do an album to the finished product ?

Yes, it takes some time to see it all fully realized. From the writing and recording to the photos and art work then to the release of the album, probably about 6 months total.

4. How did you come up with the name "With Whips and Chains", what kind of inspiration did you have ?

The original inspiration for the title was from the Rainbow song "Stargazer". The song to us is a battle anthem about triumph and the destruction of ones enemies.

5. What can people expect from this album compared to "Mask of the Devil" ?

With "Whips and Chains" is a bigger better version of "Mask of the Devil". The songs are more memorable and powerful and our playing and writing is much more exciting on this one, all around we think it's a better album.

6. Of the 10 tracks, do you have a favourite song from the new album ? If so, why that one ?

I think my personal favourite is "Looking for a Sacrifice". It's just got this great old school vibe and power that we really want to capture, it's also very catchy.


7. The artwork for the album was created by Legendary Chris Moyen, did you give Chris ideas, or did he come up with this image on his own ?

Yes, we gave him a concept and he delivered a perfect piece of artwork, we are very happy with it and it was an honor working with him again.

8. Really a cool image, where did the idea come from ?

The original concept for the band comes from the movie Black Sunday by Mario Bava. We have strayed a bit into our own mythology now, but that was the original concept. Witches and executioners.

9. You have a tour in the works once it has been released, European tour in April/May of this year, and a US tour in May/June, where do you like touring more, Europe or USA, I have heard bands say it is much easier to make money in Europe compared to the US, or are you about to find that out ?

Yes, this will be our first time in Europe so I guess we will see. But we are very excited about both tours. We want to tour as much as possible, anywhere we can.

10. What do you want people to think the most about when they hear the album ?

Personally, I just want them to hear it. Hopefully they like it. But mostly we just want to be heard by as many people as we can.

11. What was your reaction after hearing the album once it was completed ?

We are very excited with how it turned out and it went beyond what we expected. We were much happier with the sound and performances, than the first one. More than anything, this one was made as a group with everyone on the same page.

12. I have been told that there is no digital editing, why is that ?

We wanted to keep the record as natural as we could, much like so many classic albums that we love. I think that is a good part of what we love about that music, the warm and natural sound of a real band, not a computer.

13. What has been the most thrilling part of being in Savage Master for you ?

So far the fact that we have been able to play with so many other amazing bands, Manilla Road, Destructor, Angel Witch, Enforcer, High Spirits, Grim Reaper, Night Demon, The Rods and now Keep It True Festival. That has been the best part so far for me.

14. Is there anything you would like to add to this interview that I might have missed asking you ?

Always be yourself, never let someone else dictate your life to you.

Thank you for taking the time to do this interview with us here at Metaltitans, and hopefully we can catch your town when you come to the USA.

Ready to Sin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyXw8ctRhgQ