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Habakkuk 1:5 “Look at the nations and watch, and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.”??
This is the scripture that has been spoken over Saving Grace since their inception in 2005 in a small coastal beach town in one of the world’s smallest countries… New Zealand.??
From starting out playing shows in a garage in front of 20 friends to signing multi-national record deals, 5 star reviews, headlining tours and festival appearances across Australasia to touring the world proclaiming the message of Christ to thousands of people… The Lord’s favor upon Saving Grace and the doors that he has opened have by far exceeded the band members’ initial visions, hopes and childhood dreams.??
Since their humble beginnings Saving Grace have gone on to share stages and tour with some of the worlds finest hardcore and metal acts including Parkway Drive, Bleeding Through, As I Lay Dying, Darkest Hour, Misery Signals, Bring Me The Horizon and many more with a strong tour history across New Zealand, Australia, Mexico and the United States.??
Their hard work, dedication to touring and ever-growing fan base has gained the band the reputation of the most successful spirit-filled hardcore act downunder.??
Playing a brutal style of music influenced by mid 90s hardcore bands such as Arkangel, Reprisal and Earth Crisis as well as legendary extreme metal classics Slayer, Sepultura, Morbid Angel and Cannibal Corpse, Saving Grace create a blend of brutal metallic hardcore unlike many of their modern day contemporaries.
Combining relentless metal-driven riffage, big breakdowns and mosh parts with the intensity and ethics of traditional hardcore, Saving Grace deliver a blistering, crowd engaging live show never failing to leave venues upturned and drenched in sweat.??
The band’s songs deal with many personal and social topics including addiction, betrayal, violence and abuse, with the main lyrical focus being one of friendship, hope, faith, salvation and redemption through the Cross on which Christ was crucified before He rose from the dead.??
Saving Grace released their debut studio album ‘Behind Enemy Lines’ in 2008 which secured 3 interntaional record deals for it’s release and was followed by highly successful touring and mass press worldwide which thrust the band onto the radar of many fans across the globe.
The band released their sophomore album entitled ‘Unbreakable’ on Strike First Records in January 2010 followed by touring and festival appearances throughout the year all over Australasia.
2011 saw the band play their first appearance at the annual FACEDOWN FEST in California before embarking on the INRI Clothing Youngbloods Tour across North America alongside Sovereign Strength, Creations, The Burial and Stand Your Ground.
Saving Grace returned to Australia for their 3rd easter stint at Easterfest 2011 co-headlining the metal showcase alongside The Chariot and Oh, Sleeper.
Shortly after their return home to New Zealand Saving Grace announced their signing to Facedown Records.
The band’s highly anticipated crushing third full length album ‘The King is Coming’ is available in stores and online on November 22, 2011 on Facedown Records.