Costa Rica’s Savage Existence delivers an eclectic professional mix of low-tuned, blistering groove metal tainted with elements of southern rock, guttural vocals and melodic interludes that carry listeners into a vortex of intersecting styles that represent the international diversity of its members.
Created by two old school musicians from small-town Canada, Daniel Cleland (guitars) and Jesse Radford (drums), Savage Existence gained traction during 2020 when it became evident the world needed to hear this voice.
After recording their debut album with prolific and world-renowned producer Logan Mader (credits: Machine Head, Soulfly, Once Human, Gojira, Five Finger Death Punch, Cavalera, and others), the two Canadians living in Costa Rica joined forces with accomplished musicians Anton Darusso (Russia, vocals) Andres Castro (CR, lead guitar) and Logan Mader (US, bass guitar) and Savage Existence became the flesh-eating monster that it is today.
Savage Existence is managed by OG groove metal pioneer Dez Fafara (Coal Chamber, DevilDriver) and is now touring with major international acts around the Americas and Europe, soon to expand further globally.
The self-titled album released in 2023 is complemented by several guitar solos from Gary Holt (Exodus, Slayer) and lays the groundwork for this band’s ascension to prominence in the international metal scene.
Please enjoy responsibly.
Recorded in Costa Rica & produced by Logan Mader (former guitar player of Machine Head, Soulfly and current guitar player of Once Human). The sound of Savage Existence is unique heavy melodic groove metal inspired by such bands as Pantera, Sepultura, Down, Machine Head, Clutch, Cannibal Corpse, among many others. Our NEW self-titled album “Savage Existence” is now available to stream or download on all major platforms.