Savage Bliss started in Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, a small suburb of Harrisburg, the state’s capitol, in 1989.
The late 80s was, at that time, heavily saturated with the pop and bubble gum music that was being called “metal” , (with the 90s just around the corner, waiting to do them all in).
Taking cues from the styles of Judas Priest, Queensryche, Iron Maiden, and other classic, true metal bands of the era that influenced all of them when they were coming up, Savage Bliss tried their best to bring something new and exciting to the public that had not yet been done.
A tall order as that was, they made it work well for them in the regional circuits, also having self-released two EPs of original material. But due to the growing anti-metal musical climate at the time in the country, it was inevitable that the eventual dismantling of the original band came in 1995 after a long period of time trying to survive the faltering industry and local scene, and no longer able to maintain the ability to continue as a thriving original band.
THE “WARNING SIGNS” ALBUM ERA!
In 2004, after nearly a decade of working the local cover band circuit, founding member and lead guitarist Jim Fagan, along with long time Savage Bliss drummer, Joe Morlock, decided to resurrect the band, but it seemed to be destined to be by themselves, as none of the original members of the band were available, or interested in working on the project.
It was finally settled on as only a recording project, as a full live playing band of new members was almost impossible to find.
After a year or two into the process, things unfortunately started moving very slowly, and the band had experienced a few musical setbacks and life events that put the project on hold again for a few more years.
Then in 2015, Jim had the fortune to have been in the right place at the right time, and had been put in touch with who would become their new lead singer, Gordon Tittsworth.
He was added to the line-up shortly thereafter, along with ex-Yngwie Malmsteen band keyboardist, Mike Troy, who was approched early on into the project, but due to obligations with Malmsteen’s band, wasn’t able to participate. But eventually becoming available to help on the project, he added the final amazing touches to the band’s sound.
The state of the internet had changed greatly since 2004, and now recording with Gordon and Mike had become much more productive, being able to easily and quickly pass music files back and forth to each other, yielded tremendous results. The album title, “Warning Signs”, truly becoming a portent of the resurrection of more Savage Bliss metal to come!