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Formed by Matt Van Dyne & Bill Shoemate. Started out jamming with good friend, Justin Bennett. However, Justin’s busy schedule prevented him from participating on a regular basis.
Matt contacted bassist Tim Lilland, after seeing his “Bassist Seeking Band” ad in a local music store. Matt and Tim met the next day for a jam session. Only a week went by before a neighbor asked the trio to jam at a graduation party. That’s where Bill & Tim actually met for the first time… and this was basically the first appearance of the un-named group. Bill & Matt debuted what they had been working on. Tim played right along, learning the parts as they were being played.
Tim gives “SALVAGED” it’s name!
September 2002 (???)
SaLvAgEd gets their first “official” gig at the Panther Pit in Knoxville, Iowa!
SaLvAgEd enters Northlake Studio to record their debut album “On the Brink of Existence”!
Tracking for “OTBOE” is finished!
“OTBOE” is released!! The first batch of 100 CD’s sold in 9 days!
Bill Shoemate departs band to mend personal issues.
Ben Wadle joins SaLvAgEd!
Ben’s first gig with SaLvAgEd!
Matt has a short stint with "Sin Shifter", filling in as guitarist.
SaLvAgEd heads back to Northlake Studio to start recording the “I am Phoenix” album!
Good friend & roadie of SaLvAgEd, Joe Henry passes away.
Tim departs band after 4 years, due to other commitments.
SaLvAgEd wins a local “Battle of the Bands” as a 2-piece!
As Matt & Ben continue the struggle of finding a new bassist, they begin to take different musical directions. Matt asks Ben to move on, to pursue his other musical interests. In the meantime, Matt vows to rebuild SaLvAgEd. Bill Shoemate has been keeping in touch with Matt prior to this evolution of the band, and makes a request to rejoin SaLvAgEd. Only this time, from a long distance (Kentucky to Iowa). Unsure of the outcome, Matt accepts and begins recording new demo tracks for Bill.
Matt makes contact with the “As I Decay” bassist, who goes by “F’er”. The plan is to write & record the next chapter of SaLvAgEd. F’er accepts the duty and begins recording bass lines for the same demo that Bill has received.
Demo tracks are coming along nicely! Bill plans a trip to Iowa, to record drum tracks for the 3rd SaLvAgEd and to play at a couple new SaLvAgEd gigs!
Matt joins Celebrate Praise Team, where he attends services on a regular basis.
Matt finishes & releases “I am Phoenix”! Bill’s trip is cancelled, due to outside circumstances, and decides to bow out of the 3rd SaLvAgEd project. Matt gets a phone call from local drummer, Pat Obrien and sets up audition. Pat receives a practice CD and passes audition with flying colors! Matt & F’er meet guitarist James Taylor, and sets up audition. James is accepted and SaLvAgEd is now a 4-piece!
Pat & James’ first gig with SaLvAgEd! The group participates in a local “Battle of the Bands”. Rough gig, due to the green-ness of the new line-up.
SaLvAgEd plays most memorable gig to date! All the rehearsing pays off!
SaLvAgEd takes 2nd place at "KRNA Battle of the Bands" and meets studio engineer from Metro Studios. This was Pat Obrien's last gig with SaLvAgEd, as he pursues a college education. Best wishes, Pat!
Recording "officially" starts for the 3rd album, "A Madman's Jury"
SaLvAgEd sponsors Philippine basketball team. Go Team SaLvAgEd!