Primordial Radio is excited to announce we have teamed up with Scottish Gaelic metallers Saor for an exclusive merch collab.
Designed by evil genius designer Matt Young of MyOhMy Design and Saor, the exclusive design is available for pre-order now. The design is available in t-shirts (men & women), and hoodies and will be running until Wednesday 22nd February at 23:59.
Get SAOR Merch With Exclusive Discount
- Saor x Primordial Radio Collaboration
- Exclusive 10% Discount With 30-Day Free-Membership. Register Here.
- Pre-Order Runs Until Wednesday 22nd February at 23:59
SAOR, in Scottish Gaelic, pronounced [sɯːɾ], means free, without obligations, unconstrained. All of these characteristics are intrinsic to the music of SAOR, the musical entity spearheaded by sole member Andy Marshall.
Since 2013, his first album Roots has evoked images of mist-covered Caledonian mountains and lush Celtic folklore – almost singlehandedly allowing all to embrace their inner Scot regardless of origin.
Saor’s latest album Origins emerged as an unexpected counter-reaction to their more accessible earlier works. Drawing inspiration from ancient Pictish peoples and their battles for freedom, Origins delivers bombastic black metal tones with melancholic undertones that reflect its raw power and intense emotionality.
Speaking about the album, Andy Marshall states:
This album is a lot more guitar driven. During the pandemic, I listened to a lot of classic heavy metal and I think you’ll hear the influences of the dual lead guitars and solos. I also wanted this to be my heaviest album with an emphasis on the riffs.
My harsh vocals have changed from deep growls to more of a black metal style. Since the subject of the album is the Picts, I wanted a pagan theme throughout, so that aspect is a lot more prominent than in the previous albums. I also used instruments such as the Carnyx and tribal drumming to convey that feeling.
The title track Origins made it to Number 17 in the Primordial Radio Up-Vote Chart of 2022 where over 200,000 votes were cast. We spoke to Andy last year about how Scotland influences all aspects of the music of Saor, watch below.
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