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New ep THE SHADE OF HOLY LIGHT available worldwide

THE SHADE OF HOLY LIGHT will be available worldwide on December 18th, 2019 via SLIPTRICK RECORDS.

THE SHADE OF HOLY LIGHT

THE SHADE OF HOLY LIGHT

Legendary Japanese metal band SABER TIGER will continue their collaboration with Sliptrick Records for the release of their new EP "THE SHADE OF HOLY LIGHT". The title track is a dark power ballad that has originally been released as part of the critically acclaimed 2018 Sliptrick Records release "OBSCURE DIVERSITY". For this EP, the band recorded an exclusive orchestral arrangement of the title track, which will be featured alongside the album version and a live version recorded in Tokyo in November 2018. The international version of "THE SHADE OF HOLY LIGHT" greatly exceeds the usual running time of an EP, because it includes no less than 6 bonus live tracks recorded at the same concert, 4 of which are exclusive to the international Sliptrick Records release. Among these are beloved "OBSCURE DIVERSITY" tracks like 'The Worst Enemy' and 'The Crowbar Case', as well as classic tracks, such as 'Angel Of Wrath'. These live tracks prove that the guitar interplay between Akihito Kinoshita and Yasuharu Tanaka is every bit as tight and creative on stage as it is in the studio. The same can be said about the raw and passionate vocal performance of Takenori Shimoyama, as well as the intricate progressive leanings of drummer Yasuhiro Mizuno and bassist hibiki. In recent years, SABER TIGER has been taking their live reputation abroad to audiences in Russia, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, including a well-received slot at Estonia's prestigious Hard Rock Laager festival earlier this year. Even after almost four decades of activity, SABER TIGER's international ambitions have not dwindled. "THE SHADE OF HOLY LIGHT" is a great treat to fans that have followed SABER TIGER for many years, but also the perfect way for newcomers to become acquainted with their unique classic heavy metal sound with contemporary touches. The international version of "THE SHADE OF HOLY LIGHT" will be released in Europe and North America by Sliptrick Records on December 18th, 2019.

text: Kevin Pasman

THE SHADE OF HOLY LIGHT

01. The Shade Of Holy Light (Orchestra Version)
02. The Shade Of Holy Light (Album Version)
03. The Shade Of Holy Light (Live Version)
04. The Crowbar Case (Live Version) - Bonus Track
05. Dying Breed (Live Version) - Bonus Track
06. The Worst Enemy (Live Version) - Bonus Track
07. Push (Live Version) - Bonus Track
08. The Hammer (Live Version) - Bonus Track
09. Angel Of Wrath (Live Version) - Bonus Track

SLIPTRICK RECORDS
SLP-019-0423
Format: CD
Release Date: 2019/12/18

SLIPTRICK RECORDS - Roster
SABER TIGER
https://sliptrickrecords.com/saber-tiger

posted: 2019/10/22


BALTIC BASH 2019

GO LOUD AGENCY press release:
Once again, Japanese Heavy Metal veterans SABER TIGER will return to Europe to present their latest LP "OBSCURE DIVERSITY" across the Baltic States. The album (released in October 2018 via Sliptrick Records) encapsulates the band's authentic blend of traditional and highly-technical progressive metal, and has scored multiple enthusiastic reviews within the metal community - even causing some to go as far as to describe it as the band's "creative peak". The band will also be promoting their more recent documentary "DEVASTIATION TRAIL: The Documentary", which includes footage from the bands previous East European tour as well as interviews with various industry professionals. SABER TIGER's "BALTIC BASH" will hit towns like Jelgava (Latvia), Kaunas (Lithuania) and culminate with a very special performance at Estonia's increasingly-popular metal festival "HARD ROCK LAAGER" - alongside world-renowned acts like CARCASS and DARK FUNERAL, among others.

BALTIC BASH 2019

BALTIC BASH 2019

GO LOUD AGENCY presents BALTIC BASH 2019

June 27, 2019 - Latvia - Jelgava - MCB
June 28, 2019 - Lithuania - Kaunas - Lemmy

SLIPTRICK RECORDS - News
SABER TIGER Return To The Baltics With 3 Exclusive Shows
https://sliptrickrecords.com

GO LOUD AGENCY - News
SABER TIGER Baltic dates confirmed
https://goloudagency.com

HARD ROCK LAAGER 2019

June 29, 2019 - Estonia - Rapla - HARD ROCK LAAGER 2019

posted: 2019/5/28
updated: 2019/5/30


HARD ROCK LAAGER 2019

SABER TIGER confirmed for HARD ROCK LAAGER 2019

HARD ROCK LAAGER 2019

HARD ROCK LAAGER 2019

HARD ROCK LAAGER 2019

June 29, 2019 - Estonia - Rapla - HARD ROCK LAAGER 2019

HARD ROCK LAAGER 2019 Official Website
http://hardrocklaager.ee

HARD ROCK LAAGER 2019 Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/hardrocklaager/

posted: 2019/3/16


Stain Lyric Video now available

SABER TIGER Official Channel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzzOCYMD4kM

posted: 2019/2/5


Permanent Rage Music Video now available

SABER TIGER Official Channel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywcpGfXWZrI

posted: 2018/10/10


OBSCURE DIVERSITY now available worldwide

OBSCURE DIVERSITY is now available worldwide via SLIPTRICK RECORDS.

OBSCURE DIVERSITY

OBSCURE DIVERSITY

2018 has been a busy year for SABER TIGER. After the band and the global metal market got to know each other through the international release of "BYSTANDER EFFECT" in early 2018 and the following "Eastern Europe Devastation Tour" through Ukraine, Russia, Latvia and Lithuania, the time has come for the second international release of the Japanese heavy metal giants. "OBSCURE DIVERSITY" shows a band that has no intention of slowing down more than three and a half decades after their genesis. If anything, their trademark blend of classy melodicism and fierce intensity is in better balance than ever. Tracks like speed monsters "The Crowbar Case" and "Permanent Rage" feature every aspect that fans have come to expect from SABER TIGER; from the whirlwind guitar work of Akihito Kinoshita and Yasuharu Tanaka to Takenori Shimoyama's passionate vocals and the intricate rhythms of drummer Yasuhiro Mizuno and bassist hibiki. "Beat Of The War Drums" is heavy and modern, while more atmospheric tracks like "The Shade Of Holy Light" and "The Forever Throne" show a surprisingly introspective side of the band without sacrificing any of the band's renowned heaviness. "Distant Signals", hibiki's first songwriting contribution to SABER TIGER's body of work, even manages to take the band to surprisingly progressive territories. SABER TIGER pulls all of these musical directions off with equal class and conviction, truly accounting for the diversity that they have promised in the album's title. Unlike "BYSTANDER EFFECT", which was mixed and mastered by founder Kinoshita himself, SABER TIGER sought international assistance for the sonic representation of "OBSCURE DIVERSITY". The band was looking for a certain degree of clarity and power and found exactly that when they enlisted the help of Simone Mularoni, guitarist of Italian progressive power metal band DGM and owner of the Domination Studio in San Marino. "OBSCURE DIVERSITY" will be released internationally by SLIPTRICK RECORDS on October 10th, 2018.

text: Kevin Pasman

OBSCURE DIVERSITY

01 Daguerreotype Of Phineas Gage
02 The Crowbar Case
03 The Worst Enemy
04 Stain
05 Beat Of The War Drums
06 Distant Signals
07 The Shade Of Holy Light
08 Permanent Rage
09 Seize Your Moment
10 Divide To Deny
11 Paradigm And Parody
12 The Forever Throne
13 The Forever Throne (Acoustic Vertion) - Bonus Track

SLIPTRICK RECORDS
SLP-018-0339
Format: CD
Release Date: 2018/10/10

DEAD PULSE Online Store (Shipping Worldwide)
https://deadpulse.com

SLIPTRICK RECORDS - News
All Hail The Return Of SABER TIGER With Obscure Diversity
https://sliptrickrecords.com

SLIPTRICK RECORDS - News
Japanese Legends SABER TIGER Announce Brand New Album OBSCURE DIVERSITY
https://sliptrickrecords.com

SLIPTRICK RECORDS - Roster
SABER TIGER
https://sliptrickrecords.com/saber-tiger

posted: 2018/10/10


The Worst Enemy Music Video now available

SABER TIGER Official Channel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b3anig_QhE

posted: 2018/08/15


New album OBSCURE DIVERSITY available worldwide

OBSCURE DIVERSITY will be available worldwide on October 10th, 2018 via SLIPTRICK RECORDS.

OBSCURE DIVERSITY

OBSCURE DIVERSITY

2018 has been a busy year for SABER TIGER. After the band and the global metal market got to know each other through the international release of "BYSTANDER EFFECT" in early 2018 and the following "Eastern Europe Devastation Tour" through Ukraine, Russia, Latvia and Lithuania, the time has come for the second international release of the Japanese heavy metal giants. "OBSCURE DIVERSITY" shows a band that has no intention of slowing down more than three and a half decades after their genesis. If anything, their trademark blend of classy melodicism and fierce intensity is in better balance than ever. Tracks like speed monsters "The Crowbar Case" and "Permanent Rage" feature every aspect that fans have come to expect from SABER TIGER; from the whirlwind guitar work of Akihito Kinoshita and Yasuharu Tanaka to Takenori Shimoyama's passionate vocals and the intricate rhythms of drummer Yasuhiro Mizuno and bassist hibiki. "Beat Of The War Drums" is heavy and modern, while more atmospheric tracks like "The Shade Of Holy Light" and "The Forever Throne" show a surprisingly introspective side of the band without sacrificing any of the band's renowned heaviness. "Distant Signals", hibiki's first songwriting contribution to SABER TIGER's body of work, even manages to take the band to surprisingly progressive territories. SABER TIGER pulls all of these musical directions off with equal class and conviction, truly accounting for the diversity that they have promised in the album's title. Unlike "BYSTANDER EFFECT", which was mixed and mastered by founder Kinoshita himself, SABER TIGER sought international assistance for the sonic representation of "OBSCURE DIVERSITY". The band was looking for a certain degree of clarity and power and found exactly that when they enlisted the help of Simone Mularoni, guitarist of Italian progressive power metal band DGM and owner of the Domination Studio in San Marino. "OBSCURE DIVERSITY" will be released internationally by SLIPTRICK RECORDS on October 10th, 2018.

text: Kevin Pasman

OBSCURE DIVERSITY

01 Daguerreotype Of Phineas Gage
02 The Crowbar Case
03 The Worst Enemy
04 Stain
05 Beat Of The War Drums
06 Distant Signals
07 The Shade Of Holy Light
08 Permanent Rage
09 Seize Your Moment
10 Divide To Deny
11 Paradigm And Parody
12 The Forever Throne
13 The Forever Throne (Acoustic Vertion) - Bonus Track

SLIPTRICK RECORDS
SLP-018-0339
Format: CD
Release Date: 2018/10/10

SLIPTRICK RECORDS - News
Japanese Legends SABER TIGER Announce Brand New Album OBSCURE DIVERSITY
https://sliptrickrecords.com

SLIPTRICK RECORDS - Roster
SABER TIGER
https://sliptrickrecords.com/saber-tiger

posted: 2018/8/10


UNORTHODOX PARAGRAPH digital album now available worldwide

A collection of re-recorded SABER TIGER classics.
UNORTHODOX PARAGRAPH digital album now available worldwide.

UNORTHODOX PARAGRAPH

UNORTHODOX PARAGRAPH

UNORTHODOX PARAGRAPH

01. The Vague Blessings (2011 Re-recording)
02. No Fault/No Wrong (2011 Re-recording)
03. Bad Devotion (2011 Re-recording)
04. Distress (2011 Re-recording)
05. Thrillseeker (2011 Re-recording)
06. Lord (2011 Re-recording)
07. Silly Man (2011 Re-recording)
08. Two Dimensional Sky (2011 Re-recording)
09. Spiral Life (2011 Re-recording)
10. Fading, Crying Star (2011 Re-recording)

Now available at

Spotify / iTunes Store / Apple Music / Amazon / Google Play Music / DEEZER / KKBOX

posted: 2018/7/17


Live: HALOS AND GLARE digital album now available worldwide

Live: HALOS AND GLARE digital album now available worldwide.

Live: HALOS AND GLARE

Live: HALOS AND GLARE

Live: HALOS AND GLARE

01. Sin Eater
02. Dying Breed
03. No Fault/No Wrong
04. Push
05. Virtual Unreality
06. Dreadout
07. Bionic
08. Shameless
09. Reminiscence
10. At The Front
11. Devastation Trail
12. The Vague Blessings
13. The Hammer
14. Avenger
15. What I Used To Be
16. Hate Crime
17. Messiah Complex
18. Angel Of Wrath

Now available at

Spotify / iTunes Store / Apple Music / Amazon / Google Play Music / DEEZER / KKBOX

posted: 2018/4/25


EASTERN EUROPE DEVASTATION TOUR 2018

SLIPTRICK RECORDS press release:
Classic Japanese metalists Saber Tiger will embark on their first full tour of Eastern Europe in May and June. The group will be taking the Devastation Tour for 12 shows touching base in Russia, Ukraine, Latvia and Lithuania. This is a great chance for European audiences to see one of the best Asian heavy metal bands around with a set based around their latest, and possibly best album, Bystander Effect.

EASTERN EUROPE DEVASTATION TOUR 2018

EASTERN EUROPE DEVASTATION TOUR 2018

SLIPTRICK RECORDS & GO LOUD AGENCY presents
EASTERN EUROPE DEVASTATION TOUR 2018

May 24, 2018 - Ukraine - Kiev - Volume Club
May 25, 2018 - Ukraine - Nikolaev - Phoenix Club
May 26, 2018 - Ukraine - Zhelty Vody - Art Club Etage
May 27, 2018 - Ukraine - Krivoy Rig - Madison
May 28, 2018 - Ukraine - Zaporozhe - Art Club Jet [ Cancelled ]
May 28, 2018 - Ukraine - Zaporozhe - Old Pub
May 30, 2018 - Russia - Smolensk - A Club
May 31, 2018 - Russia - Moscow - Rock House
June 1, 2018 - Russia - Tver - Music Box
June 2, 2018 - Russia - Saint Petersburg - Zoccolo
June 7, 2018 - Latvia - Liepaja - Fontaine Palace
June 8, 2018 - Lithuania - Kaunas - Lemmy
June 9, 2018 - Latvia - Jelgava - MCB

SLIPTRICK RECORDS - News
SABER TIGER Eastern Europe Devastation Tour Announced
https://sliptrickrecords.com

SLIPTRICK RECORDS - Roster
SABER TIGER
https://sliptrickrecords.com/saber-tiger

GO LOUD AGENCY - News
SABER TIGER announce East-European tour dates
https://goloudagency.com

posted: 2018/4/9
updated: 2018/5/24


BYSTANDER EFFECT [Expanded Edition] now available worldwide

BYSTANDER EFFECT [Expanded Edition] is now available worldwide via SLIPTRICK RECORDS.

BYSTANDER EFFECT [Expanded Edition]

BYSTANDER EFFECT [Expanded Edition]

BYSTANDER EFFECT [Expanded Edition]

01. Dying Breed
02. Sin Eater
03. Act Of Heroism
04. Dreadout
05. One Last Time
06. Just-World Hypothesis
07. What I Used To Be
08. Shameless
09. An Endless End: Another Time
10. Devastation Trail
11. Afterglow
12. Ship Of Theseus
13. First Class Fool - Bonus Track
14. Sin Eater (2013 Demo) - Bonus Track
15. What I Used To Be (2013 Demo) - Bonus Track

SLIPTRICK RECORDS
SLP-018-0303
Format: CD
Release Date: 2018/03/13

SLIPTRICK RECORDS - News
SABER TIGER Album BYSTANDER EFFECT [Expanded Edition] Out Today!
https://sliptrickrecords.com

SLIPTRICK RECORDS - Roster
SABER TIGER
https://sliptrickrecords.com/saber-tiger

posted: 2018/3/13


‘Devastation Trail’ digital single now available worldwide

‘Devastation Trail’ digital single now available worldwide. The track is taken from the forthcoming worldwide release BYSTANDER EFFECT [Expanded Edition], coming to you via SLIPTRICK RECORDS on March 13th.

SLIPTRICK RECORDS
Format: Online Single
Release Date: 2018/02/14

SLIPTRICK RECORDS - News
SABER TIGER release new single from the forthcoming album
https://sliptrickrecords.com

SLIPTRICK RECORDS - Roster
SABER TIGER
https://sliptrickrecords.com/saber-tiger

posted: 2018/2/14


DECISIVE / MESSIAH COMPLEX / BYSTANDER EFFECT [International Edition] digital album now available worldwide

DECISIVE [International Edition] / MESSIAH COMPLEX [International Edition] / BYSTANDER EFFECT [International Edition] digital album now available worldwide.

International Edition

International Edition

DECISIVE [International Edition]

01. 486-102
02. The Hammer
03. At The Front
04. Avenger
05. Virtual Unreality
06. Bionic
07. Defying Gravity
08. Painted Red
09. Cross Your Heart
10. Reminiscence
11. Angel Of Wrath

- Original Release: 2011

MESSIAH COMPLEX [International Edition]

01. Engrave
02. Messiah Complex
03. Violent Ignorance
04. Counterpart
05. The Activist's Creed
06. The Moment Of Our Lives
07. Reminiscence: Path Of Light
08. Push
09. Casualties
10. Endsville
11. Bad Visions
12. Hate Crime

- Original Release: 2012

BYSTANDER EFFECT [International Edition]

01. Dying Breed
02. Sin Eater
03. Act Of Heroism
04. Dreadout
05. One Last Time
06. Just-World Hypothesis
07. What I Used To Be
08. Shameless
09. An Endless End: Another Time
10. Devastation Trail
11. Afterglow
12. Ship Of Theseus

- Original Release: 2015

Now available at

Spotify / iTunes Store / Apple Music / Amazon / Google Play Music / DEEZER / KKBOX

posted: 2018/1/20
updated: 2018/4/25


‘Sin Eater’ digital single now available worldwide

‘Sin Eater’ digital single now available worldwide. The track is taken from the forthcoming worldwide release BYSTANDER EFFECT [Expanded Edition], coming to you via SLIPTRICK RECORDS on March 13th.

SLIPTRICK RECORDS
Format: Online Single
Release Date: 2018/01/13

SLIPTRICK RECORDS - News
SABER TIGER release single from the forthcoming album BYSTANDER EFFECT
https://sliptrickrecords.com

SLIPTRICK RECORDS - Roster
SABER TIGER
https://sliptrickrecords.com/saber-tiger

posted: 2018/1/13


BYSTANDER EFFECT [Expanded Edition] now available for pre-order

SLIPTRICK RECORDS is now accepting pre-orders for BYSTANDER EFFECT [Expanded Edition] through DEAD PULSE Online Shop.

DEAD PULSE Online Shop
https://deadpulse.com

SLIPTRICK RECORDS - News
Pre-Orders available now at SHOP SLIPTRICK on Dead Pulse
https://sliptrickrecords.com

SLIPTRICK RECORDS - Roster
SABER TIGER
https://sliptrickrecords.com/saber-tiger

posted: 2018/1/5


BYSTANDER EFFECT [Expanded Edition] available worldwide

BYSTANDER EFFECT [Expanded Edition] will be available worldwide on March 13th, 2018 via SLIPTRICK RECORDS.

BYSTANDER EFFECT [Expanded Edition]

BYSTANDER EFFECT [Expanded Edition]

BYSTANDER EFFECT [Expanded Edition]

01. Dying Breed
02. Sin Eater
03. Act Of Heroism
04. Dreadout
05. One Last Time
06. Just-World Hypothesis
07. What I Used To Be
08. Shameless
09. An Endless End: Another Time
10. Devastation Trail
11. Afterglow
12. Ship Of Theseus
13. First Class Fool - Bonus Track
14. Sin Eater (2013 Demo) - Bonus Track
15. What I Used To Be (2013 Demo) - Bonus Track

SLIPTRICK RECORDS
SLP-018-0303
Format: CD
Release Date: 2018/03/13

SLIPTRICK RECORDS - News
SLIPTRICK RECORDS welcome legendary Japanese group SABER TIGER
https://sliptrickrecords.com

SLIPTRICK RECORDS - Roster
SABER TIGER
https://sliptrickrecords.com/saber-tiger

posted: 2017/12/29


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