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Below is our complete Sanktuary news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

"Happy Metal Annihilation Vol. 3" Available Online

Asher Media Relations, a PR company based in Montreal that has been helping bands get heard and read about in rock and metal media for over half a decade, is proud to unleash its latest holiday sampler "Happy Metal Annihilation Vol. 3."

The sampler is a free download, which features 23 tracks from the artists AMR has worked with during 2013. You can download the tracks here or stream them below. Publicist and founder Jon Asher comments:

"We like to thank all the media outlets for all their support they have given us to help promote these artists! You have been instrumental in giving our artists exposure through interviews, reviews, radio play and then some! Thank you for also being so welcoming to Cara Ashbey, the Asher Media Intern, and hope you enjoy the music from these bands, that we've had the pleasure to work with over this past year."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Chariots of The Gods - Starborn 03:24
2. Edge of Attack - In Hell 04:36
3. Chosen - Engines of Belief 05:30
4. BornBroken - Control 03:50
5. The In & Outs - There We Go 02:35
6. Fatality - Thoughts Collide 05:10
7. Sanktuary - Midnite Mass 05:29
8. Final Trigger - Face It 03:17
9. The Rabid Whole - Future 03:56
10. Breached - Left Behind 04:06
11. Arcane Saints - Your Ocean 03:22
12. All Else Fails - Anti Martyr 05:49
13. Where Giants Once Stood - The Heavens Tremble 03:35
14. Until Dawn - This Fallen Fortress 03:19
15. Dissension - Of Time & Chronic Disease 07:00
16. Unbeing - Versus 10 Behemoth 06:26
17. Insurrection - Checkmate 04:59
18. Death Toll Rising - Infection Legacy 05:40
19. Tribune - Insectoid 04:50
20. Psychostick - Obey The Beard 03:59
21. Trainwreck Architect - As Killers Breathe (ft. Guitar Solo by Jeff Waters of Annihilator) 04:31
22. Lucid Skies - Shotgun Mouthwash 02:43
23. Xul - Battlestorm 04:27 More...

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"Canuck Metal Vol. 3" Available For Download

The Heavy Metal Association of Canada is proud to present "Canuck Metal Vol. 3," featuring 25 annihilating tracks from Canadian bands for free download.

You can download the songs at Bandcamp or stream them in the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. A Scar For The Wicked - We Shall Prevail 03:09 (Perth, ON)
2. Answer With Metal - Generations 05:29 (Stouffville, ON)
3. Alphakill - Rebellion 04:54 (Winnipeg, MB)
4. Blasphemy Reborn - The Rebirth 05:38 (Melfort, SK)
5. BornBroken - Control 03:50 (Montreal, QC)
6. Buffalo Theory - Monstro 02:59 (Montreal, QC)
7. Crimson Shadows - Beyond The Mountain Wasteland 05:50 (Toronto, ON
8. D3ATHCHARGER - Forged In Steel 05:04 (London, ON)
9. Darkness In Aurora - Selflishly Used 03:24 (Peterborough, ON)
10. Edge of Attack - Forever 03:46 (Grand Prairie, AB)
11. Entropia - Wolves To The Slaughter 04:00 (Vancouver, BC)
12. Gales of Avalon - What Hell Have I 04:30 (Calgary, AB)
13. Ghoulunatics - King of The Undead 06:04 (Montreal, QC)
14. Hell Chamber - Bring Me Down 03:48 (Vancouver, BC)
15. Idillicah - Gone 03:00 (Brampton, ON)
16. Leah - Old World 04:02 (Vancouver, BC)
17. Lost In The Revolution - The Go Light Stop Machine 03:52 (Nanaimo, BC)
18. Monobrow - Mordrake's Revenge 04:59 (Ottawa, ON)
19. My Own Chaos - Because of Me 03:43 (Vancouver, BC)
20. Pronostic - Deviated Inner Spectrum 03:52 (Montreal, QC)
21. Psychotic Pulse - Obsession 03:53 (Toronto, ON)
22. Reason Prevails - No Kings 03:46 (Montreal, QC)
23. Sanktuary - Raise The Flag 04:25 (Yukon, NT / Halifax, NS)
24. Teach Her Treason - Annihilation 04:19 (Toronto, ON)
25. Through Death - Orphaned 03:38 (Montreal, QC) More...

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Sanktuary To Embark On Canadian Tour

Calling Halifax, NS home for the last few years, Northern Canadian Yukon power thrashers Sanktuary have announced new Eastern Canadian tour dates in support of latest album "Something Fierce," released earlier this summer on Spread The Metal Records.

Details are as follows:

Aug 30 - Quebec City, QC @ Scanner Club w/ Metalian
Aug 31 - Sherbrooke, QC @ Bar Le Magog w/ Eternal Judgement
Sept 2 - Ottawa, ON @ The Rainbow w/ Joe Thrasher
Sept 5 - St. Catharines, ON @ The Temple w/ Hitman, Bury the Artifact, Paladin
Sept 7 - Oshawa, ON @ The Atria w/ Hitman, Fallen Legion, Sinew Sunder, Darkness in Aurora
Sept 11 - Montreal, QC @ Katacombes w/ Metalian, Hitman, Whiskey Tax
Sept 12 - Trois Rivieres, QC @ Rock Cafe w/ Eternal Judgement, Hitman
Sept 13 - Charlottetown, PEI @ Baba's w/ The Busted Skulls, Green Lung Grinders
Sept 14 - Moncton, NB @ Claude's House w/ Dave's new band, Nameless Acoustic Wonders More...

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Spread The Metal Fest Offering Free Samplers

Spread The Metal Fest is gearing up for upcoming events in both Halifax on August 24th and 25th and Toronto on September 7th and 8th with bands such as Deicide, The Agonist, Skullfist, Black Moor, Deathpoint, Death Valley Driver, Sanktuary, Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Kittie, Nephelium, Derelict, Crimson Shadows, Deathpoint, Edge of Attack, Hallows Die, Beheading of The King, and many more!

In promotion of these two fests, Spread The Metal Fest is offering fans an aural assault of free metal. Check them out below.

The Halifax edition:

1. Deathpoint - For Your Eyes Only 05:45
2. Doom Machine - Shallow Grave 05:35
3. Evertrapped - Depression Unrest 06:18
4. Malixria - Chrous of Hatred 04:48
5. Sanktuary - Hail The Villain 06:45
6. Severed Reign - Will To Live 03:35
7. Spew - Tube Fed 02:30 More...

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Deicide Added To Spread The Metal Fest

Spread The Metal Festival is proud to announce the addition of American death metal band Deicide to its Halifax edition this coming August.

Deicide will be performing the band's only Atlantic Canada show of 2013 on the first day of the fest on August 24th alongside Erimha and Augury among many others at the Marquee Ballroom. Being held on August 24th & 25th, the fest will also feature The Agonist, Skullfist, Black Moor, Deathpoint, The Catalyst, Death Valley Driver, Sanktuary and many more.

All profits from the festival will be donated by Spread the Metal Records to The Heart and Stroke Foundation in order for them to continue their life-saving work.

August 24th:
BOTB Winner - TBA
Severed Reign
Ear To Ear
Cottus
Burnt Church
Terratomb
Deathpoint
The Catalyst
Erimha
Augury
Deicide More...

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Sanktuary Posts Live Footage Of Metallica Cover

Canadian Yukon power thrashers Sanktuary have posted a live video covering Metallica's "Whiplash" during last weekend's show in Halifax, NS at Gus' Pub.

The clip can be found below, and the show took place with Montreal's Alcoholator plus locals Spew Cirrhosis and Shit Kicker.

Sanktuary unleashed the band's debut thrash thrill ride "Something Fierce" on July 2nd via Spread The Metal Records.

The full album is also now available for streaming at this location. More...

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Sanktuary Streaming Full New Album

Canadian power thrashers Sanktuary are currently streaming their upcoming debut album "Something Fierce" in its entirety right here.

The eight track power thrash thrill ride will be released on Tuesday, July 2nd, via Canadian metal label Spread The Metal Records and is available for pre-order at this location. The track listing is:

1. Deadly Prey
2. Heat Lightning
3. Hail The Villain
4. Thrill Of The Kill
5. Screeching For Vengeance
6. Fire In The Sky
7. Beyond The Wall
8. Midnite Mass More...

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Kittie Added To Spread The Metal Fest Lineup

Spread The Metal Festival has added all-female Canadian heavy metal band Kittie to the Toronto line-up, which also includes Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Skull Fist, Nephelium, Derelict, Crimson Shadows, Deathpoint, Edge of Attack, Hallows Die, Beheading of The King, and many more.

The bands will be performing to raise funds for Kiva, an organization that reduces poverty by providing monetary support to struggling entrepreneurs in developing countries.

This year's Toronto edition will be held at the famed Opera House on September 7th and 8th. Ticket info is available at this location. The lineup will be:

September 7th

BOTB Winner
Evertrapped
Nephelium
Derelict
The Catalyst
Crimson Shadows
Beheading of a King
Augury
Suffocation

September 8th

Answer With Metal
Hallows Die
TBA
Deathpoint
Edge of Attack
Sanktuary
Skull Fist
The Agonist
Kittie More...

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Sanktuary Streaming New Song

Canadian power thrashers Sanktuary are premiering the second single "Heat Lightning" off their upcoming debut album "Something Fierce" through PureGrainAudio.com. Give the song a listen here or in the SoundCloud player below.

The eight track power thrash thrill ride will be released on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 via Canadian metal label Spread The Metal Records and is available for pre-order here.

The previously posted song "Fire in the Sky" is available for streaming at this location, and the album's full track listing is:

1. Deadly Prey
2. Heat Lightning
3. Hail The Villain
4. Thrill Of The Kill
5. Screeching For Vengeance
6. Fire In The Sky
7. Beyond The Wall
8. Midnite Mass More...

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Spread The Metal Fest Reveals More Details

The organizers of the Spread The Metal Festival have announced this year's Toronto edition will occur at the famed Opera House on September 7th and 8th. The fest will see Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Skull Fist and many more perform in raising funds for Kiva, an organization that reduces poverty by providing monetary support to struggling entrepreneurs in developing countries. Festival organizer Matt Day comments:

"This is the second of many Spread the Metal Festivals to come, and this one comes to you in the form of Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Skull Fist, and 12 more tearing up The Opera House stage in Toronto. 100% of the profits from the festival are going to Kiva.org in order to fight poverty and eventually injustice around the world. There's a lot in it for fans this year as well though, since they can make off with signed albums, VIP experiences, album downloads and so much more. Now go forth and Spread the Metal."

To compliment the festival, the label is launching a crowd funding campaign in order to raise additional funds for Kiva. Among the perks are signed albums and set lists from every band at the festival (including some that aren't), guitar picks, album downloads, etc. As well, fans will have the chance to attend the sound check, hang out with the headliner of their choice, and even punch a record label exec. More...

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Spread The Metal Fest Lineup Announced

This September 7th and 8th, Spread the Metal Records will host the Spread the Metal Festival in Toronto, ON. The festival will see 100% of its profits donated to Kiva, a non-profit organization, which helps people around the world to lift themselves out of poverty.

Headlining the festival will be Suffocation, with additional headliners to be announced at a later date. Direct support will be provided by The Agonist, Augury and Skull Fist. Additional support bands include Beheading of a King, The Catalyst, Edge of Attack, Deathpoint, Crimson Shadows, Nephelium, Hallows Die, Evertrapped, Answer With Metal, and Sanktuary.

2 day tickets for the festival can be found at this location (individual day passes on sale June 1st).

To complement the festival itself, the label is launching a crowd funding campaign in order to raise additional funds for Kiva.

Among the perks are signed albums and set lists from every band at the festival, guitar picks, album downloads, etc. As well, fans will have the chance to attend the sound check, hang out with the headliner of their choice, and even punch a record label exec! Full list of available perks below on the crowd funding page here.

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Sanktuary Premieres "Fire In The Sky"

This has undoubtedly been one of the craziest, most devastating weeks in recent metal history. Capping off all the death and drama comes a track of pure old school power thrash to get your head back on the banging track, courtesy of Canadian act Sanktuary.

Sanktuary's new album "Something Fierce" is due out July 2nd, 2013 via Spread The Metal Records. Fans now have an opportunity to hear an advance track - check out "Fire in the Sky" through the player below.

If you haven't heard of Sanktuary before, you can get acquainted at the band's Facebook page (and according to said Facebook page the guys drink The Kraken while on the road - a move which instantly endears them to this writer and which presumably fuels their metallic rage!)

In the words of the band: "This journey has been quite the experience and we are incredibly stoked to unleash Something Fierce to the masses. So crack a cold one, strap on some clean undies and grab an umbrella 'cause this shit storm's coming soon to a record store near you."

The new album's track listing is:

1. Deadly Prey
2. Heat Lightning
3. Hail The Villain
4. Thrill Of The Kill
5. Screeching For Vengeance
6. Fire In The Sky
7. Beyond The Wall
8. Midnite Mass

Sanktuary consists of:

Alan Binger - Guitars & Vocals
Cole Hume - Bass
Anders Grasholm - Drums
Glen Emond - Guitars

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Sanktuary Announces New Album Release

Power thrashers Sanktuary are proud to announce they will be unleashing their debut album "Something Fierce" this coming July 2nd, 2013 via Canadian metal label Spread The Metal Records. Bassist Cole Hume comments:

"This journey has been quite the experience and we are incredibly stoked to unleash Something Fierce to the masses. So crack a cold one, strap on some clean undies and grab an umbrella 'cause this shit storm's coming soon to a record store near you."

Spawning from high school friendship and growing into something much more epic, Sanktuary kicked things off with two back-to-back EPs – 2009's self-titled release and 2010's "Black Magic Brew" – and soon followed that up with a massive move from Whitehorse, Yukon to Halifax, Nova Scotia. More...

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Canuck Metal Vol. 2 Compilation Available For Free

This Canada Day, in honour of the country and its vast amount of metal acts, the Heavy Metal Music Association of Canada (H.M.M.A.C.) and LoudTrax.com announced the release of Canuck Metal Vol. 2, a free download compilation, part of a series to showcase Canada’s up and coming head banging talent.

The compilation can be downloaded at this location. Please use the promo code: HMMAC

The track listing is as follows:

1. Arapacis - End of The Line (5:50)
2. Crisis Kings - Glutton (3:24)
3. Forbidden Sin - Man Down(4:12)
4. Hollow - Sunriser (4:41)
5. Hymnosis - How Dare You (5:16)
6. Makaria - Spire (3:57)
7. Nephelium - Merciless Annihilation (6:18)
8. Project Mars - Don't Hold Back (4:30)
9. Sanktuary - Raise the Flag (4:25)
10. The New Jacobin Club - My Smile (2:37)
11. The Void - If We Can't Beat 'Em (Detour 'Em!) (1:23)
12. Trainwreck Architect - Dream Pariah (3:34)
13. Tribune - The Succubus (3:15)
14. Wolven Ancestry - The Animistic Awakening (5:59) More...

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Sanktuary Posts Song From Three Way Split Online

Canadian act Sanktuary has posted the song "Raise the Flag" online, which can be heard in the player below. The track is taken from a three-way split EP with Black Moor and Metalian titled "Tundrastruck."

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"Tundrastruck" 3-Way Split EP Details Revealed

Canadian thrash bands Black Moor, Metalian, and Sanktuary have come together to create "Tundrastruck," a 3-song EP featuring all new material set for release on June 15th, 2011.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Airborn Assassins performed by Metalian
2. Raise the Flag performed by Sanktuary
3. Awaken the Dead performed by Black Moor

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