Savage Messiah were formed in London in 2007 by Dave Silver. Their debut self-financed EP Spitting Venom was released on 1 October 2007 by SMR Productions (the band's own label) to positive reviews.
In January 2009, the band was signed to Candlelight Records, and entered the studio with Grammy-nominated producer Chris Tsangarides to record their first full-length album, Insurrection Rising. The album was mixed by Scott Atkins (Cradle of Filth, Gama Bomb, Sylosis), and would be the start of a long term working relationship between the band and Scott Atkins.
Insurrection Rising was released on 19 October 2009. The band immediately hit the road as support to Overkill for a 19 date European Tour as well as picking up additional support shows with Sylosis,Death Angel and playing festivals such as Hellfire Festival at the Birmingham NEC with Saxon, Napalm Death etc...and Hammerfest with Iced Earth, Five Finger Death Punch, Suicidal Tendencies etc...
It was announced on 13 August 2010 that Savage Messiah was to be signed by Earache Records, with whom they signed a worldwide multi-album deal.
The band entered Grindstone Studios in July 2011 to begin recording what would become Plague of Conscience, once again with producer Scott Atkins. Taking breaks from recording to pick up shows with Skeletonwitch, Devilstone Open Air Festival in Lithuania, and then embarking on a 15 date UK tour with label mates Evile, for which they released an advanced mix of the song "The Accuser" On 12 October 2011.
The band's second album, Plague Of Conscience, was released on 23 January 2012.
The first live activity in support of Plague of Conscience saw the band take part in the HMV "next big thing" series of concerts with Evile at HMV Ritz in Manchester, another appearance at Hammerfest and a string of UK headline dates supported by Diamond Plate as well as an appearance at the UK's Bloodstock Open Air Festival.