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Saber Tiger

Formed: 1981
From: Sapporo, Japan
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Saber Tiger News

Below is our complete Saber Tiger news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Saber Tiger Debut New Single "Devastation Trail"

Devastation Trail is Saber Tiger’s latest single and video taken from their forthcoming album Bystander Effect [Expanded Edition], which will be released via Sliptrick Records on March 13th, 2018. Devastation Trail is written by guitarist and founding member Akihito Kinoshita with lyrics by Fubito Endo. Check it out below:

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Saber Tiger Signs With Sliptrick Records

Saber Tiger was founded in 1981 by guitarist Akihito Kinoshita and they have been illuminating the Japanese metal scene ever since. In recent years, they have been more prolific than ever, leading to the international re-release of "Bystander Effect" via Sliptrick Records in March, 2018.

The re-release of "Bystander Effect" is not just a simple re-issue for the international market; four of the tracks, originally in Japanese, have been re-recorded with English lyrics, while the brand new acoustic instrumental "Ship Of Theseusand" a new recording of the Saber Tiger classic "First Class Fool" are exclusive to the Sliptrick Records release. Also, demo recordings of the spectacular tracks "Sin Eater" and "What I Used To Be" are included.

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Saber Tiger Releasing "Halos And Glare"

Saber Tiger from Japan will release "Halos And Glare - The Complete Trilogy" this coming May through Into The LimeLight Records. The label comments:

"Past, present and future come together in Saber Tiger's music. The band honors the tradition of heavy metal, but is also clearly a band of its own time. Twin guitar melodies and inventive riffs should satisfy everyone's eighties metal euphoria, but the music also sounds fresh and vibrant. Their unpredictable songwriting will keep you hungry for more.

"After a short visit to Europe in June 2016, they signed with Into The LimeLight Records to release old and some new material for the European market. Saber Tiger developed a very cool CD box set 'Halos And Glare - The Complete Trilogy' with the last three albums, a bonus disc with some new and never released material, a booklet and a download voucher to get some extra very cool material. LimeLight Records will also release a separate album with a selection of songs of the box content, all to be released in May 2017.

"To promote the box set and celebrate their anniversary, Saber Tiger will do an European tour of three weeks to play festivals and shows in September 2017. And as proof that hard work and never giving up always pays off, 2017 will be the year that the world will finally know about Japan's best kept secret." More...

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Saber Tiger Signs With Into The Limelight Records

For the last 35 years, Saber Tiger has been building a strong fan base in their native Japan, improving upon their classic heavy metal sound and contemporary progressive touches with each step along the way. And this isn't just any anniversary: from now on, the rest of the world will fall prey to Saber Tiger.

Saber Tiger was founded in 1981 by guitarist Akihito Kinoshita. It hasn't been an easy ride; numerous line-up influences and the band's relatively remote location on the northern island of Hokkaido may have slowed down the rise of Saber Tiger, but Kinoshita has soldiered on through good times and bad. Lately, the band is experiencing the most prolific years of their career. With singer Takenori Shimoyama, guitarist Yasuharu Tanaka, both of whom had extended stints with the band in the nineties, and drummer Yasuhiro Mizuno in their lineup, the band sounds more inspired than ever. More...

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