Rampaging Oakland, CA metal quartet SAVIOURS have entered San Francisco’s Lucky Cat Recording Studios with Producer Phil Manley (of Trans Am / The Fucking Champs) to begin work on the follow up to its critically acclaimed sophomore LP Into Abaddon.

Set for an October 13, 2009 release date, the as-yet-untitled SAVIOURS album is said to feature “insanely dynamic” songs boasting passages containing “three part guitar harmonies”. The record will feature the forcible lineup of guitarist / vocalist Austin Barber, bassist Cyrus Comiskey drummer Scott Batiste and guitarist Sonny Reinhardt (ex-Watch Them Die), who joined the band in 2008. Fresh off a blistering performance at the 2009 Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Holland — where the band shared the stage with such like-minded acts as Neurosis, OM and Saint Vitus – SAVIOURS now hit the studio to capture what will undoubtedly be its most venomous recording to date.

When asked for comment, Batiste asserted, “We just got back from ravaging Europe, playing the whole new album every night. With Sonny joining us, the tempos and guitar work have definitely been cranked up a few notches, though the heaviness is still intact. The new jams are road toughened and more killer than we could have imagined.”

In advance of the album’s release, SAVIOURS will issue three new 7″ records, all of which will drop on June 23. The vinyl-only EPs will be strictly limited to 500 copies each with artwork branded by Tim Lehi of San Francisco’s BlackHeart Tattoo. Details on the three EPs are as follows:

– SAVIOURS Acid Hand 7″ EP (features the new tracks “Acid Hand” b/w “Slave to the Hex”). See the cover art here.

– SAVIOURS Burnin’ Cross 7″ EP (features the new track “Burnin’ Cross b/w “Fire in the Sky” [SAXON cover]). See the cover art here.

– SAVIOURS F.G.T. 7″ EP (features the new track “F.G.T.” b/w “Running Wild” [JUDAS PRIEST cover]). See the cover art here.

“The demos we did with Scott Ecklein in Oakland this April came out so good that we thought should do something with them,” Batiste continued. “So we tracked a few covers for b-sides and decided to do a limited vinyl 7″ thing so people can check out some of the new songs before fall.”

The new SAVIOURS song “Acid Hand” has been posted online courtesy of ALARM Magazine. Check out the scorching track now at this location.

Fast becoming known as one of the best contemporary metal bands on the planet today, SAVIOURS deliver sensational heavy music with a latent punk energy that merges scorched-earth aggression and multidirectional riff odysseys with a mean d-beat pummel and Motörhead-like locomotive roar. The band has met to shining praise since its formation in 2002 and has electrified stages the world over, touring alongside peers such as High on Fire, The Sword and Mastodon.