Sea Savage presents itself as a 19th-century play, with Act One and Act Two playing out on side A and side B of the record respectively, with the band weaving together fantastical tales of maritime horror.
Vocalist, Philly Byrne, comments, “In a year that felt a bit like being lost in space, making an album was something that kept us busy, kept us sane, and made us feel like we were still a ‘real band’ when gigs, travelling and all those normal things had vanished. ‘Sea Savage’ is a very fun, escapist record and the perfect antidote to the reality we’re living in – we hope people get as much fun out of listening to it as we had making it.”
Sea Savage was produced by GAMA BOMB’s lead guitarist Domo Dixon, with the band recording remotely between Dublin and Newry, Ireland, as well as London and Warsaw throughout spring and summer 2020.
The album also boasts mixing and mastering by Zack Ohren (Testament, Carcass), using analogue ‘80s equipment to bring out a decidedly old-school metal vibe. Inspired by the attitude and speed of classic Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Accept rather than simply worshipping at the altar of old-school thrash.
GAMA BOMB have taken stylistic leaps with Sea Savage, as they set sail further into classic metal and hard rock’s waters.
Sea Savage is out now via Prosthetic Records, available here.