DANIEL CLELAND (SAVAGE EXISTENCE): “Everything Is Meant To Be Motivational And Kind Of Eye Opening”

Savage Existence live on stage

Metal Express Radio’s Bryce Van Patten caught up with guitarist and founder of the band Savage Existence. The band hails from Costa Rica, and plays a super heavy Southern Groove Metal, while always having something to say in the lyrics. Daniel talked about the new self-titled album, how travel restrictions from the COVID crisis played a hand in the band forming, their upcoming tour with Ross The Boss, and a lot more!


Daniel Cleland – guitars
Jesse Radford – drums
Anton Darusso – vocals
Daniel Ramos – bass
Andreas Castro – guitars

Watch the video for “Steady Blows to the Head” off of the new self-titled album here!


  • Bryce Van Patten

    Bryce is an audio engineer and a graphic designer here at Metal Express Radio. From the day he purchased his first album (Machine Head by Deep Purple), he has had a passion for heavy music, which has influenced his whole life. Bryce is from the great Pacific Northwest in USA, and has played in metal bands like Babylon, Holy Terror, The Wild Dogs, Warhead and Egypt through the 80s. He had his first interview for the Portland, Oregon publication The Rock Rag with guitarist Paul Gilbert in his Racer X days. Then he was honored to get to have drinks, and talk for an hour with the legendary Dan McCafferty of Nazareth for his second interview. In 2013, he spent an amazing hour talking to Andi Deris of Helloween, which was the high point of his heavy metal journalism.   In the year 2001, he formed Man in Black Music Publishing. They released recordings by several local bands, and in the spirit of the old Metal Massacre compilations, he created a 2-album series called The Defenders of Metal. The albums featured classic styled Metal bands from all around the world, with bands from Australia to England, and from Argentina to Russia. Currently, he is the producer/creator/vocalist of the Metal band The Black Tuesdays.

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