Updated: Sep 10
After releasing their debut album Animals in 2021, 2022 is set to be an electrifying year for the band with recent show dates with Sepultura and their recent new music release Double Barrel EP, (released April 1, 2022) which features “Resurrection Man” from Machine Head and “Old” from Lamb of God.
Who is Savage Existence?
Savage Existence is a Heavy Metal/Death Metal band from Costa Rica. Their sound is a unique heavy melodic groove metal that has been inspired by bands such as Soulfly, Slipknot, Clutch, Down, Sepultura, Pantera, and many others. Their debut album Animals was released in November 2021.
The band’s founders, Daniel Cleland and Jesse Radford produced their debut album with world renowned metal producer and famous musician, Logan Mader. After tracking the bulk of the instrumentals from their debut with Mader, Cleland and Radford partnered up with three members of the Costa Rican power metal band, Wings of Destiny, including the 20-year veteran singer and classically trained musician, Anton Darusso, along with lead guitarist Andres Castro and bassist Emil Minott.
Their songs are about overcoming obstacles in real life, strength, and internal struggles, as well as exploring the psychedelic vibe of an ayahuasca experience.
Double Barrel EP
Savage Existence’s debut album was produced by good friend and guitar legend, Logan Mader, who not only produced the original album Animals, but laid down some super tight lead guitars riffs. The EP was released on all streaming platform. Listen to both "Resurrection Man" and "Old" on Savage Existence Spotify artist.
"Old" (Lamb of God)
"Resurrection Man" (Machine Head)
Recent music releases
Most recently, the band released the heavy track, "A Thousand Pounds of Trainwreck" which has received a huge welcome amongst the heavy metal scene.
According to this statement from the band, “‘A Thousand Pounds of Trainwreck’ is one of our heaviest songs and one of our favorites to play live,” says the band. “As a show opener in this video, you can see how quickly this song gets people moving.”
The video was shot and performed on during their Mexico tour where they shared the stage with death metal veterans Monstrosity.
EXCLUSIVE: SAVAGE EXISTENCE PREMIERE “A THOUSAND POUNDS OF TRAINWRECK” VIDEO; ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES WITH SEPULTURA
Recent shows with Sepultura
April 13, 2022 Pistoleros House of Show in Chihuahua, Mexico
April 17, 2022 Circo Volador in Ciudad de Mexico
If you’re not familiar with Sepultura, they are a well-seasoned heavy metal band hailing from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The band was formed back in 1984 by brothers Igor and Max Cavalera. We’re sure you will have heard a lot of their tracks if you’ve been into heavy metal for quite some time now, as they have been a major force in delta metal, thrash metal, and groove metal genres.