“What does it sound like? Imagine if Led Zeppelin and Rush got together and made Dark Side of the Moon…” - Cutter Savage
About The Remnants of History
Long ago, in the Great Tundra Area, a series of events took place that would change the course of history…events that were, up until now, covered up and otherwise hidden by the powers that be. It's a story of good versus evil...the rise and fall of a great instrument, and of long held secrets being uncovered.
A ten-song epic adventure that includes songs that range from serene clean guitar grooves to all out hard rock inspired guitar shred adventures, the album takes the listener on a journey reminiscent of listening experiences like Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon or Rush’s 2112 where you sit back and imagine the story as the musical experience unfolds.
“I tried to create an immersive experience influenced by some of my favorite bands like Led Zeppelin and Rush, combined with the storytelling of classic concept albums by groups like Pink Floyd. I think it’s a good one to put on the turntable, dim the lights, and lose yourself in the epic musical tale of good and evil!”
WHO IS CUTTER SAVAGE?
Cutter’s backstory is one for the books. It all started a long time ago in the Great Tundra Area where legend has it, he was born of two she wolves. One could say he grew up in the typical way…as typical as having two she-wolf parents could be, that is. He was discovered by humans when he was wandering through a dumpster highly disoriented. It turns out his double she-wolf parents had died. Shot by poachers!
As a musician, Cutter’s influences span the likes of Van Halen, Rush, and Jimi Hendrix, not to mention the shredding influences of Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. “Take the theatrics of Alice Cooper, add the mystique of Led Zeppelin, combine it with the storytelling of Pink Floyd, and you get a pretty good idea of what my music is all about.” says Cutter.
Being a multi-instrumentalist, Cutter writes and performs all of his music himself, recording everything in his own studio, called the Wolf Den. While he loves to play the bass and keyboards, the guitar is his main instrument and the one through which he expresses himself the best. “I actually remember the first time I really noticed the electric guitar in a music store and I just knew I had to have one. It’s like it was calling my name. Add to that my love for Led Zeppelin and I was hooked.”
On being a huge fan of the theatrics in rock and concept albums Cutter says: “The KISS album Destroyer changed my life. From the cover art to the music inside, it was everything I could hope for.”
And there’s always a story component to everything he does.
“Edgar Winter’s Frankenstein is a great example. It’s a song where you can visualize the music and hearing it for the first time really affected me. It sounds like the soundtrack to a wild movie and it takes your imagination on a ride.”
Today, Cutter divides his time between the Great Tundra Area, and his second home in Cincinnati, Ohio where he writes and records constantly in his Wolf Den Studio. On a moonlit night, if you turn to the North and listen to the wind, sometimes you can hear him play.