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Saviour Machine

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  • Years Active: 2000s


Biography All Music Guide

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Heaven's metal band Saviour Machine formed during the late '80s; originally comprised of vocalist Eric Clayton, his guitarist brother Jeff, bassist Dean Forsyth, and drummer Chris Fee, the group issued a self-titled demo release in 1990, followed three years later by an official debut LP, also titled eponymously, which featured new drummer Samuel West. Saviour Machine II appeared in 1994, replacing West with drummer Jayson Heart and adding pianist Nathan Van Hala; the same lineup recorded 1995's Live in Deutschland, with bassist Charles Cooper replacing Forsyth for 1997's Legend Part I. The second chapter in the Legend trilogy followed a year later, followed by Legend III:I in 2001.

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