- Cleansed Through Fire & Blood
- Artist: Salvador
- Format: LP
- Release Date: 2/23/2010
MEMBERS: Kirk Evans - Bass/Vocals Ryan McPhaill - Drums Aaron Lum - Guitar Wayne Fidler - Guitar ALBUM CREDITS: Recorded and Mixed at Toadhouse Studios (Portland, OR) by Adam Pike (Red Fang, Black Elk) Mastered at Freq Mastering (Portland, OR) by Ryan Foster (Behemoth, Soilent Green) Cover Art by Sam Ford & Kirk Evans BIOGRAPHY: From the rain-soaked depths of Portland, Oregon's underground, Salvador has been pummeling audiences with their ferocious brand of stoner-metal since 2007. Comprised of Kirk Evans (bass/vocals), Ryan McPhaill (drums), Aaron Lum (guitar) and Wayne Fidler (guitar), they have shared the stage with acts such as Fu Manchu, Skeletonwitch, Saviours, Bison b.c., Zoroaster and -16-. November 2009 saw the self-release of the hauntingly-titled 'Cleansed Through Fire & Blood' on 10' Vinyl. Limited to 500 (250 black/250 'bone') copies, the gatefold jacket features strikingly ominous art by Sam Ford, while the record itself takes the listener on a journey of despair, death and rebirth. Reviewers have called it 'the heaviest shit to come out of the Pacific Northwest since YOB' and have likened the sound to early Mastodon, Baroness and These Arms Are Snakes. For fans of: Mastodon, High on Fire, Melvins, Kylesa, Baroness, YOB.