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Nasty Savage, once called “the nastiest and hardest band to come from the South”, was formed by hobby wrestler Nasty Ronnie (born Ronnie Galetti) in Brandon, Florida, in 1983. The line-up was completed by David Austin (guitar), Ben Meyer (guitar), Fred Dreschigan (bass) and Curtis Beeson (drums). The band’s first demo »Wage Of Mayhem« sold nearly 6,000 copies. This led to two appearances on compilations albums: “Unchained Angel” was placed on »Iron Tyrants« and “XXX” appeared on »Metal Massacre VI«.
Nasty Savage’s legendary debut album was released in 1985 on Brian Slagel’s Metal Blade Records, featuring brilliant tracks such as “Gladiator”, “Fear Beyond The Vision” and “Asmodeus”.
A local wrestling legend by the name of Kevin Sullivan became a big fan of Nasty Savage and wore the band’s t-shirt during prime time TV broadcasts. Another supporter was Wendy O. Williams, who promoted the album in her nationwide radio show on “Radio 1990”.
Stylistically, Nasty Savage were totally unique, which in the era of heads down speed metal practised by the likes of Metallica, Slayer and Exodus did not really work in their favour. In his book »The Collector’s Guide To Heavy Metal Volume 2: The Eighties« Canadian author Martin Popoff was clearly impressed but struggled to describe what Nasty Savage were all about: ”Nasty Ronnie out-blasts Manowar on all philosophical tenets, constructing a verbal campaign of terror swathed in his backing arsenal’s horrendously gothic display of power metal evoking Mercyful Fate, the heaviest from Iron Maiden, the blackest from old Priest, and all things leather-clad.”