A performance offering hell bent on proving the band has what it takes to once again ascend the throne of the thrash metal heap.
Sacred Reich has been re-awakened! Unveiling their first record since 1996’s Heal, the group has returned with a vengeance.
Sacred Reich is from Phoenix, Arizona and their origins date back to 1985. Long considered part of the second wave of bands (Along with Testament and Death Angel) that helped keep thrash on your metal map. They released two highly successful albums Ignorance (1987), The American Way (1990) and an EP Surf Nicaragua (1988) before their music was overshadowed by Grunge.
A couple of live performances, Waken Open Air which resulted in a DVD (Live at Waken – 2012) and a split released with newcomers with Iron Regan (April – 2019) kept the band from falling into oblivion. Now, Sacred Reich is set to grace the concert stage once again with a new album entitled: Awakening, due to hit the streets on August 23rd via Metal Blade Records.
A new music video, “Awakening” was just released to hype the effort. A performance offering hell bent on proving the band has what it takes to once again ascend the throne of the thrash metal heap. I welcome this new video and the group’s musical direction, more hardcore than speed metal. I don’t know about you but I’m glad to have this metallic Reich back in my metal fold!
Sacred Reich are back. Check out this new video and let the frenzied sound of thrash metal re-awaken you! \m/
Sacred Reich are:
- Joey Radziwill – Guitars
- Phil Rind – Bass, Vocals
- Wiley Arnett – Guitars
- Dave McClain – Drums