Saffire was formed in 2005 when Victor Olsson and Dino Zuzic were in school together. The idea was to form a band based on old school melodic hard rock and heavy metal but add a modern twist to it. After months of searching and auditioning, the duo was joined by Magnus Carlsson, Martin Järbur and Gustav Elowson.
In 2007 they recorded a first demo but soon after, Gustav had to leave the band and was replaced by then 17-year old Anton Roos, who had just won the Swedish Drum Solo Champion of the year contest.
Another demo was recorded in 2008 and Saffire started playing shows in the local area, slowly making a name for themselves.
In 2010 Martin was replaced by Tobias Jansson, and an EP was recorded and released. The band kept playing lot’s of live shows and finally in 2013, Saffire signed with Inner Wound Recordings for the release of their debut album ”From Ashes to Fire”.
The album was highly praised all over the world, and Rocknytt.net, one of Sweden’s biggest rock websites, put the album on their top 10 list of the best albums of 2013.
In November 2015 they released the follow up, “For The Greater Good”. The response was as good, if not better than “From Ashes To Fire”. Rocknytt gave it 10/10, Sweden Rock Magazine gave it 8/10, Metalcentral 9/10. It was also featured on many “Top 10 Albums Of The Year”-lists.
Saffire has since then been playing all around Sweden. Playing shows at some of the biggest festivals like Sweden Rock Festival, Metallsvenskan, Tons of Rock, Skogsröjet etc. alongside bands like Queen, Twisted Sister, Megadeth, At the Gates and Sabaton.
In early 2017 they began to record their third album, expected to be released in early 2018.