Saints of Death – Self Titled (EP) (2015)
Release Date: September 25, 2015
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RIYL = Black Sabbath, Lamb of God, Overkill, Motorhead, Pantera
- Army of Dead (4:22)
- Doom 5.1 (4:43)
- Blood Vendetta (3:12)
- Revolution (4:30)
- Angels & Demons (4:26)
EP Length: 21:15
• All songs performed by: Henri / Holliday / Staats / Morris
• All songs written by: Henri / Holliday / Staats
• Produced by: Jason Hywel Martin
• Mixed by: Jason Hywel Martin
• Mastered by: Jason Hywel Martin
Album Band Line Up: Twan Holliday – 8 String Bass/Vocals, Phil Henri – 6 String Guitar, Darren Morris – 4 String Bass, Christopher James – Drums
Live Line Up – L-R – Stony Gingras – 5 String Bass / BU Vocals, Twan Holliday – 8 String Bass/Lead Vocals, Christopher James – Drums, Phil Henri – 6 String Guitar / BU Vocals (Photo Credit – Dean Mclean)
Originally starting out as a Motorhead tribute band, Vancouver, BC’s SAINTS of DEATH is a four piece that has taken the reins to write original material with a double bassist attack and set themselves apart from the pack with their unique heavy sound of thrash, doom and hardcore metal.
Inspired by the Mexican folklore of Santa Muerte (Spanish for Holy Death), SAINTS of DEATH is fronted by vocalist and eight string bassist Twan Holliday, a giant standing nearly 7’ foot tall who can also be recognized for his acting credits in some well-known Hollywood movies and pro wrestling (credits below). Holliday is joined by four string bassist Darren Morris, guitarist Phil Henri and Christopher James on drums to complete this ferocious line up.
Taking their experiences from past bands (Snaggletooth, Scissortooth, Dead End Ascension, Skookum, My Own Chaos, Luciferian Conquest, Torrential Pain, Tides of Honor and Annora), these veterans of the Vancouver scene released their debut self-titled EP on September 25, 2015 to introduce metal fans to a new sound coming from the Canadian West coast.
“We think this EP should be listened to with open ears. Breaking the mold of typical sub-genre based metal, we try to cover all types of metal with lyrical content aimed at the problems with today’s government, moral value, and the supernatural occult. We think it should be received as another solid attempt to raise awareness of the wrongs of society and another conscience effort to make change along with wanting new fans to listen to our music and enjoy the quality of musicianship, engineering and lyrical content. We chose our favorite 5 tracks out of the first 7 we wrote to put on this self-titled EP.” comments vocalist/ bassist Twan Holliday.
Even with their debut released, fans can expect a lot more from Saints of Death in the near future.
“We have a bunch of un-recorded material. We plan on taking a break from live shows to finish writing enough material to record our first full length.”
Aiming to set the bar high with a live behemoth of ampage, backed by a custom light show, SAINTS of DEATH are pushing forward to take on the biggest stages and crowds and win over fans who enjoy headbanging to such bands as Black Sabbath, Lamb of God, Overkill, Motorhead, and Pantera.
Track by track of Saints of Death EP explained by the band:
1. Army of the Dead: This song is written from the perspective of a Viking in battle. Its underlying message is about the battle of life. “Everyone’s born, everyone dies”, we fight hard and strong, live, laugh, love and when it’s our time to die, we die!
2. Doom 5.1: This song is about organized religion and greed.
3. Blood Vendetta: This song is written about blood vendettas around the world. It’s about people being born into war, and fighting wars started by generations before them in order of gaining redemption for their lost family.
4. Revolution: This song is about unity and standing up for what is right! It’s a call to people everywhere to join together and fight for their rights and what’s right through Revolution.
5. Angels and Demons: This song is written about an old man on his deathbed. Not happy with his life he struggles though a battle between the right and wrong he has done and who will take possession of his soul; angels or demons.
Fun Fact: Besides being a musician vocalist / bassist Twan Holliday has acting credits for movies American Mary (2012), The Devils Ground (2009) w/ Darryl Hanna, Stan Helsing (2009) (Leslie Neielson’s last movie), Catwoman (2004) w/ Halle Barry, Psych (TV Show) plus has done stunts on Super Natural (TV Show) and Pathfinder (2007). Twan was also a pro hard-core wrestler of 10 years and was on TV every Saturday at 1pm on KVOS TV12 (Bellingham, WA) plus was asked to train for WWE.
Shared stage with: My Own Chaos, Shocker, Brimstone, Lung Flower, Rampage, Obsidian, Visserion, Bushwackers, SepticFlesh, Moon Spell, Death Stars,