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 other classic, true metal bands that influenced all of them when they were coming up, but still making it their own, 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, and having persevered as long as they could , they made it work well for them, but due to the state of the musical climate at the time, it was inevitable that the eventual dismantling of the original band in 1995 came after a reasonably successful local run.
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 was going to be by themselves, and initially only as a recording project, as a full live playing band was almost impossible to find other highly skilled musicians available in the area.
But 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 finally becoming available and adding the final amazing touches to the completion of the project.
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, and yielding tremendous results.
Many of the songs ended up being reconstructed from the ground up, and others were finishing and becoming hundreds of times more powerful and polished than they had ever anticipated, and that motivated them to try to infuse some life back in the old machine, and bring back a gleam of light and integrity and some credibility to the hard rock/metal scene once again.