Savatage return on vinyl! In 2021, earMUSIC is paying tribute to the heavy metal legends with the extensive re-release of their entire studio album back catalogue on high-quality 12″ LP. From ‘Sirens‘ (1983) to ‘Poets And Madmen‘ (2001), the albums will be heading back to stores on finest vinyl after having been sought after by fans and collectors for a long time. All mastered for vinyl for stellar audio quality and reissued with enhanced artwork and extensive liner notes.
The release of the Strictly Limited 10″ Picture Vinyl ‘The Hourglass‘ at specialized vinyl retail in Germany on Saturday, July 31st, followed by the international release on August 6th, marks the forerunner of the carefully curated vinyl reissue series. ‘The Hourglass‘ comes emblazoned with a tailor-made, labyrinthine illustration of an hourglass, held by sixteen skeletons against a tempestuous surf. The single’s stunning, Doré-inspired visuals evoke aspects of memento mori and hearken back to ‘The Wake of Magellan‘ (1997) with their marine undertones. This carefully crafted record, limited to only 2.000 copies worldwide, isn’t just a must-have for fans of Savatage, but for any vinyl enthusiast.
And those who want even more classic Savatage on their record shelves will not have to wait too long: August 20th sees the vinyl re-release of ‘Sirens‘ (1983). Lauded by Rock Hard Germany as a “classic of metal history”, Savatage’s debut album is still an absolute fan favorite, featuring songs such as ‘Sirens’ or ‘Holocaust’, which have remained an inherent part in the band’s live shows. In addition to ‘Sirens‘, sophomore record ‘The Dungeons Are Calling‘ will be re-released at the same time. The EP, originally released in 1984, contains cuts from the ‘Sirens‘ sessions, which delve into metaphors about the inner workings of a drug-addled mind.
‘The Dungeons Are Calling‘ isn’t just as acclaimed as its predecessor, it’s also the perfect companion piece to ‘Sirens‘. On August 20th, both albums will become available as a Strictly Limited Heavyweight Coloured LP Gatefold Collector’s Edition as well as on 180g Black Vinyl Gatefold – available for pre-order now:
‘The Dungeons Are Calling‘: https://savatage.lnk.to/dungeonscalling
Watch out for more Savatage vinyl reissues throughout the year.