Aug 202020
 

While many hope for new material from Saviour Machine, Eric Clayton has released what is in essence a solo album in A Thousand Scars, a gothic inspired view into his personal journey and struggles over the last years.

Any review of Eric Clayton material has to include the story of Saviour Machine, the legendary goth metal band formed in 1989 by Eric and his brother Jeff. Over the course of the band’s career, five studio albums were released, Saviour Machine I and II in 1993 and 1994 and then the Legend trilogy comprised of Legend I, II, and III:1 between 1997-2001. A self-described “unofficial soundtrack to the end of the world”, the Legend trilogy is four full-length CDs and over five hours of music, and yet the project remains unfinished. Saviour Machine is long and complicated story of label mismanagement, problems with business relationships of such a proportion that it would fill a book. Eric himself has dealt with personal and health issues over the years and became inactive in the music scene until be being drawn back in 2015, performing with Ayreon in Europe for a couple of weeks. This led to Eric and his brother Jeff covering David Bowie songs and soon other members of Saviour Machine were reaching out looking to collaborate on new material. After moving to Europe, Eric reached out to some Dutch friends to form a band he could play live with and the Nine was born followed by a string of festivals and club shows across Europe. In 2019 Eric Clayton and Nine began work on A Thousand Scars, produced by Devon Graves (Buddy Lackey, Psychotic Waltz).

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Dec 132018
 

Eric Clayton (the voice of Saviour Machine) is doing a small tour through Europe this fall/winter with his new band ‘The Nine’, on Nov. 16 Eric Clayton and The Nine played at the ‘Hammer Of Doom Festival’ in Germany, more quality filmed video-footage of that show can be seen in the video below.

Saviour Machine frontman Eric Clayton is back with a new band Eric Clayton And The Nine, recently he posted the following on facebook:

Five years ago Eric Clayton’s life was in turmoil. What’s new, right? Ever since he formed Saviour Machine in 1989, in sunny California, with his brother Jeff, it seems much of his artistic career and his private life has been cursed rather than blessed. The stories about banishment, mismanagement and business relationships gone sour are legion. The man even felt the need to write a book about it because it was impossible to explain everything anymore in an interview. And yes- there’s also the stories about some album that remains unfinished.

But this time it was serious. In 2004, Eric got diagnosed with Barrett’s Esophagus, a condition that got worse over the course of some years. Continue reading »

Aug 192018
 

Saviour Machine frontman Eric Clayton is back with a new band Eric Clayton And The Nine, recently he posted the following on facebook:

Five years ago Eric Clayton’s life was in turmoil. What’s new, right? Ever since he formed Saviour Machine in 1989, in sunny California, with his brother Jeff, it seems much of his artistic career and his private life has been cursed rather than blessed. The stories about banishment, mismanagement and business relationships gone sour are legion. The man even felt the need to write a book about it because it was impossible to explain everything anymore in an interview. And yes- there’s also the stories about some album that remains unfinished.

But this time it was serious. In 2004, Eric got diagnosed with Barrett’s Esophagus, a condition that got worse over the course of some years.

By now we are all familiar with the American healthcare system. You’re not insured, there is no money, we’re gonna pump you full of pills. All kinds of them. The ones that make you feel numb, afraid of everything, weary of contact with anyone. The ones that make you feel dead inside. Continue reading »

Jul 022012
 

The American gothic-rock band Saviour Machine returns to The Netherlands after an absence of 14 years. On Thursday 6th of September they will play an exclusive concert in the historical Hemminkzaal of Theater Odeon in Zwolle. This will be a semi-acoustic theatral show, featuring all highlights of the 23 year career of the band. Below you can watch the ‘Unmasked & Unplugged’ Video Promo.

Saviour Machine was formed back in 1989. The band had their breakthrough shortly after the release of their debut-cd ‘I’. Massacre Records signed the band and released the trilogy ‘Legend’. Continue reading »

Jun 232012
 

Saviour Machine will perform the first of [6] consecutive concerts in Europe! These six performances will be the ONLY performances in 2012 and likely, the FINAL “intimate theater concerts” we will be able to give… Immediately following this one week “Theater Tour,” we will begin post production of a comprehensive documentary / concert film, highlighting & showcasing footage from all 7 acoustic performances.

Our performance in Heilbronn, Germany (Sept 10th, 2011) was in many ways, “an experiment in logistics.” ; ) It was such a tremendous success, (artistically and theatrically) we are returning to Europe for what could be considered six [6] “encore performances.” From the inception of this production, (originally announced December 31st, 2011) we’d planned to perform this unique acoustic production a minimum of 7 times… Our “hope/plan” was to perform these dates in The United States, however, we found out very quickly that booking THEATERS in the U.S. is nearly impossible… It’s hard enough to even find them here! ; ) Continue reading »