Origin: Germany  
Genres: Traditional Metal
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Last update/review: November 5, 2017

Masters Of Disguise

There's an interesting back story for this band. Savage Grace was a prototypical Los Angeles indie metal band of the 80's, releasing a couple of reasonably well-received power/speed metal albums before inevitably fading away. Around 2009, sole founding member Chris Logue did some gigs with several hired guns, and some time after that, most if not all of those hired guns formed Masters Of Disguise, named after the 1985 Savage Grace album. Presumably Logue (who's not featured here) is ok with all of this, else the band might be sued for plagiarism or copyright infringement, what with naming an album The Savage And The Grace and liberally applying SG's logo and imagery. So, Masters Of Disguise is not a cover band, it's not a tribute band, and it's not really Savage Grace Mk II, though that last description might be the closest. The band themselves state they aren't copying SG, but they "fill the musical gap Savage Grace have left". Naturally, the music here harkens back to 80's speed metal, updated with modern production values. For retro 80's indie metal, these guys definitely fit the bill.

Current Members

Alexx Stahl

vocals

Kalli Coldsmith

guitars

Wolfgang Buchinger

guitars

Mario Lang

bass

Jens Gellner

drums

Former Members/Guests

Roger Dequis

guitars

Andreas Neuderth

drums (ex-Manilla Road)



Discography


Knutson's Return  EP
2013
  1. For Now and All Times (Knutson's Return)
  2. Alliance
  3. Into the Fire (Savage Grace cover)
  • Alexx Stahl
  • Roger Dequis
  • Kalli Coldsmith
  • Mario Lang
  • Andreas Neuderth



Back With A Vengeance  
2013 Limb
  1. Back with a Vengeance
  2. Never Surrender
  3. The Omen
  4. For Now and All Time (Knutson’s Return)
  5. Scepters of Deceit (Savage Grace cover)
  6. Alliance
  7. Sons of the Doomed
  8. Liar
  9. Into the Unknown
  10. The Templars' Gold
  • Alexx Stahl
  • Roger Dequis
  • Kalli Coldsmith
  • Mario Lang
  • Andreas Neuderth



The Savage And The Grace  
2015 Limb
  1. Judgement Day
  2. The Enforcer
  3. Conquering the World
  4. Knutson II: (Only a Mother's) Love Is Forever
  5. Heavens Fall
  6. New Horizons
  7. Sins of the Damned (Savage Grace cover)
  8. The Scavenger's Daughter
  9. Barbarians at the Gate
  10. War of the Gods (Part I)
  11. Hammerhead (Flotsam & Jetsam cover)
  • Alexx Stahl
  • Kalli Coldsmith
  • Mario Lang
  • Jens Gellner



The Fine Art Of Aging Gracefully  EP
2016 independent
  1. Torture Me (Omen cover)
  2. Goblin's Blade (Heathen cover)
  3. Battalions (Metal Church cover)
  4. Back to Reign (Agent Steel cover)
  5. Master of Disguise (Savage Grace cover)
  6. Frost and Fire (Cirith Ungol cover)
  • Alexx Stahl
  • Kalli Coldsmith
  • Wolfgang Buchinger
  • Mario Lang
  • Jens Gellner



Alpha/Omega  
2017 Limb
  1. The Rise (And Fall) of Kingdoms
  2. Sacrifice
  3. Demons from the Past
  4. Shadows of Death
  5. Killer's Redemption
  6. Sign of the Cross
  7. Alpha / Omega
  8. Witchhammer
  9. Knutson III: Nemesis (I Am the Law)
  10. The Leech
  • Alexx Stahl
  • Kalli Coldsmith
  • Wolfgang Buchinger
  • Mario Lang
  • Jens Gellner




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